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    George the Fourth, 44 Montpelier Square, St Margaret, Westminster

    Westminster St Margaret index

    This house was built as a pub around 1827 during the development of the new estate. It stood on the north side of the square (briefly called “Montpelier Terrace” in the 1830s) towards the eastern end. The 1861 Census gives the address as Hill Street, but the 1869 OS map marks a PH two doors away from the corner with Hill Street which is almost certainly this pub. A third storey was added in 1992, but the pub closed in 1995 and was pulled down two years later. The name was “King George the Fourth” in later years – earlier references sometimes include the “King” (eg the Licence transfers in The Era), but the first Census to do so is 1911. *

    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.

    The following entries are in this format:

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

    1839/Edward Tye /../../../Pigot’s Directory *

    1841/Edward Tye/Licensed Victualler/55/outside Middlesex/Census *
    1841/Mary Ann Tye/../45/ outside Middlesex/Census
    1841/Sarah Tye/../9/Middlesex/Census
    1841/William Tye/../6/Middlesex/Census
    1841/Mary Vousden/Visitor/10/Middlesex/Census
    1841/Elizth Elis/Female Servant/20/ outside Middlesex/Census

    3rd Dec 1850/License Transfer from Edward Tye to William Verdin/../../../The Era *

    1851/Emma Verdin/Publican’s Wife/43/Birmingham Warwickshire/Census *
    1851/Emma A Verdin/Daughter/17/Summertown Middlesex/Census
    1851/William Verdin/Son/12/London Middlesex/Census
    1851/Albert Verdin/7/London Middlesex/Census
    1851/Mary Vourden/House Servant/23/Hawkhurst/Kent/Census

    31st Jan 1854/License Transfer from William Verdin (decd) to Emma Verdin (administratrix) /../../../The Era *

    1856/Mrs E Verdin/../../../Post Office Directory ****

    1861/Mrs E Verdin/Lic. Vitualler/50/Birmingham/Census *
    1861/William Verdin/Son/22/Middlesex/Census
    1861/Albert Verdin/Son and Barman/17/ Middlesex/Census
    1861/Mary Robison/Servant/20/ Middlesex/Census

    28th Jan 1862/License Transfer from Emma Verdin to William Verdin (administrator) /../../../The Era *

    4th Mar 1862/License Transfer from William Verdin (deceased) to Thomas Stimpson/../../../The Era *

    1869/Thos Stimpson/../../../Post Office Directory ****

    29th Mar 1870/License renewal by Thomas Stimpson/../../../The Era *
    There had been complaints about the noise from the skittle-ground behind the pub, and renewal was conditional upon this ground being done away with completely

    1871/Thomas Stimpson/Licensed Victualler/62/Hilgay, Norfolk/Census ****
    1871/Mary A Stimpson/Wife/45/Hilgay, Norfolk/Census
    1871/Mary A Aris/Visitor/60/Catfield, Norfolk/Census
    1871/Mary Robinson/Servant/30/Chelsea, Middlesex/Census

    23rd Apr 1872/License transfer from Thomas Stimpson to Charles Renwick/../../../The Era *

    1881/Alfred Brickell/Licensed Victualler/41/Frome, Somerset/Census ****
    1881/Catherine Brickell/Wife/40/Preston, Lancashire/Census
    1881/Henry Brickell/Son, Clerk/16/London, Middlesex/Census
    1881/Annie Brickell/Daughter/14/London, Middlesex/Census
    1881/Mary Brickell/Daughter/12/London, Middlesex/Census
    1881/Edith Brickell/Daughter/7/London, Middlesex/Census
    1881/Alfred Wilfred (Brickell)/Son/5/London, Middlesex/Census
    1881/Walter Stephen (Brickell)/Son/6 months/London, Middlesex/Census

    1891/Emma Lancaster/Manageress to Publican/42/Ely Cambridgeshire/Census *
    1891/Alice M Lancaster/Daughter and Barmaid/19/Knightsbridge London/Census
    1891/Jessie A Lancaster/Daughter and Barmaid/17/ Knightsbridge London/Census
    1891/Amy S Lancaster/Daughter/12/ Knightsbridge London/Census
    1891/Jannette Lancaster/Daughter/9/ Knightsbridge London/Census
    1891/Edith R Lancaster/Daughter/5/ Knightsbridge London/Census

    1899/Robert Reynolds/../../../Post Office Directory ****

    1901/William Filler/Licensed Victualler/38/Clapham London/Census *
    1901/Laurie Filler/Wife/36/Westminster London/Census
    1901/Robert Filler/Son/13/ Clapham London/Census
    1901/William Filler/Son/10/Camberwell London/Census
    1901/Frederick Filler/Son/6/Hounslow Middlesex/Census
    1901/Frank Heard/Barman/29/Oakford Devonshire/Census
    1901/Florence Eames/Barmaid/18/Paddington London/Census

    1911/George Gabb/Licensed Victualler/65/London Southwark/Census *
    1911/Albert Gabb/Son and assistant/32/City of London/Census
    1911/Ethel Mary Gabb/Daughter and assistant30/ City of London/Census
    1911/Lilian Elsie Gabb/Daughter/24/Wimbledon Surrey/Census
    1911/Edith Florence Harding/Barmaid/24/Gunnersbury/Census
    1911/Alice Louisa Lambert/Barmaid/31/Kensington/Census

    1944/Wm Hy Thompson/../../../Post Office Directory *
    [The pub name is given as “King George V” and the address as “44 Montpelier Street”, but I think this is the same pub!]

    * Provided By John Hills

    **** Provided By kevan

    And Last updated on: Wednesday, 20-Jul-2016 22:56:26 BST