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George, 132 Canterbury Road, Croydon, Surrey

Croydon pub index

At 66 Canterbury Road in 1881 census

George, 132 Canterbury Road, Croydon

George, 132 Canterbury Road, Croydon

Kindly provided by Kathleen Parish

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Surrey . The Surrey listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

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

My husband's grandfather, John Upton Funnell, was the tenant at The George in Canterbury Road, Croydon From 1874 until 1879. I attach his obituary and his son's on the same attachment. He later ran the Purley Arms, from 1879 until about 1925. ***

Obituary of John Uoton Funnell

Retired Publicans Death - Mr John Upton Funnell, formerly licensee of the Purley Arms, Brighton Road, South Croydon died early on Saturday morning. He was eighty two years old, He retired from business six years agoe, when his son Mr J A Funnell, secretary of the Croydon Licensed Victuallers Association succeeded him. A ship's carpenter by trade, the late MrFunnell, in his early life served on the Royal Yacht. He came to Croydon fifty two years ago, and after holding the license of the George, Canterbury Road, for five years he took over the Purley Arms in 1879. Brighton Road was then little more than a country lane. Mr Funnell's father was a nonagenarian. The funeral took place on Tuesday in Queen's Road Cemetery.

1878/John Funnell/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1881/George Bowles/Beer House Keeper, Widow/53/Great Waltham, Essex/Census ****
1881/Ann Hodge/Housekeeper, Widow/45/Devon/Census
1881/Henry Hud/Lodger, General Labourer/33/Wendy, Cambridge/Census

1891/M Monger/Beer Retailer/../../Kellys Directory ****

1913/Matthew Monger/Beer Retailer/../../Kellys Directory ****

1918/Matthew Monger/Beer Retailer/../../Kellys Directory ****


*** Provided By Kathleen Parish

**** Provided By Kevan


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