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The outline of the pub history site is to list ALL pubs of the last 200 years with detailed information on each, including their occupants and staff members; i.e. it is a genealogical search tool. It is never exhaustive, but it's pretty damned good so far. Please help me make it better if you have anything to add. Use the search engine to find pubs by name, publicans and bar staff by name, or just use it as a historical street directory - all detail on one site of about 50 thousand pages and over 10 thousand images. The site lists all counties in England, but some are sparse in content, whilst London and the South is very well documented. Use the links above to traverse the site; and if a search fails, type your search into google, find the relevant page on Ewans pubology site and it brings you back here again!

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Anchor & Crown, 9 King Street, St Margaret, Westminster

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This pub was on the west side of King Street at its northern end from at least 1743. By the mid 1850s it occupied Nos 8 and 9, and in 1856 the magistrates licensed a new pub, the British Tavern, next door at No 7. This so excited the landlord, Mr Garwood, who already had competition from the Coach and Horses two doors away on the other side, that he had a fit from which he died. In 1858 the northern section of King Street and the north side of Crown Street were demolished under the Downing Street, Public Offices extension act, 1855. Thomas Rourke, who had married Mr Garwood’s widow and taken over the license, applied to transfer it to a property (20 & 21) on the south side of Crown Street, which he had taken on a 60-year lease, and which was not scheduled for demolition. (Information from The Era of 15th Aug 1858). He was either naïve or extremely calculating – he sold the property at auction a year later, with no mention of demolition, but it was, in fact, demolished in 1861 or 1862. This time, it seems the license was not transferred elsewhere *

A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Westminster, St Margaret - London. The Westminster - St Margaret,  London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

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The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1841/E Hoey/../../../../Trades Directory *

1841/Edward Hoey/Licensed Victualler/45/Ireland/Census *
1841/Lydia Hoey/../50/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Edwd Hoey Jun./../20/Middlesex/Census
1841/Lydia Hoey/../15/Middlesex/Census
1841/James Keep/../20/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Jane Keep/../20/Middlesex/Census
1841/Geo Keep/../3 months/Middlesex/Census

24th Mar 1844/E Hoey, advertisement for Derby Sweeps from his pub/../../../The Era *

12th Oct 1847/License transfer from E Hoey to Phillip Armes/../../../The Era *

17th Apr 1849/License transfer from Phillip Armes to Geo Garwood/../../../The Era *

1851/Geo Garwood/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1851/George Garwood/Licensed Victualler/33/St Lawrence, Suffolk/Census ****
1851/Emma Garwood/Wife/23/Tamworth, Staffordshire/Census
1851/Emma Garwood/Daughter/1/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/Mary Jackson/Servant/47/Kent/Census
1851/Henry Taylor/Servant/21/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1851/William Harper/Servant/18/../Census
1851/Charles Lye/Visitor, Inn Keeper/34/Doncaster, Yorkshire/Census

1856/Geo Garwood/../../../Post Office Directory ****

12th Aug 1856/License transfer from Geo Garwood (decd) to Emma Garwood/../../../The Era *

10th Aug 1858/Transfer of license by Thomas Rourke to 21 Crown Street/../../../The Era *

At 21 Crown Street :
11th Nov 1859/License transfer from Thomas Rourke to Joseph Bruton/../../../The Era *

1st Aug 1861/License granted on appeal to Joseph James Dean/../../../The Morning Post *

1861/Joseph J Dean/Licensed Victualler/31/Hadham Hertfordshire/Census *
1861/Mary A Dean/Wife/31/Hadham Hertfordshire/Census
1861/Sophia Darwin/General Servant/16/London Middlesex/Census

* Provided By John Hills

**** Provided By Kevan

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And Last updated on: Sunday, 05-Apr-2015 23:10:29 BST