High Wycombe pub history index
Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Buckinghamshire. The Buckinghamshire 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.
1852/David Bigg/../../../Slaters Directory ***
1899/Mrs S Varley/../../../Kellys Directory ***
1907/Harry Darton/../../../Kellys Directory
Before William Oakley the publican was James Henry Coles. *
William Oakley had been the publican at a number of pubs before he took over the licence at the Clayton Arms on 22nd Jul 1909, so the Oakley's ran the Clayton Arms for at least 30 years. William was at the Blue Boar, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire in the 1901 census. *
My source for the licence transfer in 1909 is the South Bucks Standard of Friday 23 July 1909 which reported a number of such local transfers. *
1911/William Oakley/Publican/46/Prees, Shropshire/Census
1911/Mary Ann Charlotte Oakley/Wife/38/Barnsbury, Middlesex/Census
1911/Dorothy Oakley/Daughter/12/Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire/Census
1911/Jack Oakley/Son/7/Longparishm Hampshire/Census
1911/William Oakley/Son/5/Longparishm Hampshire/Census
1911/Herbert Oakley/Son/4/Longparishm Hampshire/Census
1911/George Oakley/Son/2/Longparishm Hampshire/Census
1915/William Oakley/../../../Kellys Directory
1924/William Oakley/../../../Kellys Directory
1928/Mrs M A C Oakley/../../../Kellys Directory
1931/Mrs M A C Oakley/../../../Kellys Directory
1935/Jack Oakley/../../../Kellys Directory
Jack Oakley took over the Licence at Clayton Arms from his mother, Mary, after her death on 11th Feb 1934. According to the 1939 register he was still the publican then. Mary had been the licensee since the death of her husband William (Jack's father) in March 1926. *
* Provided By Iain Kerr
*** Provided By Colin Ager
What I am now attempting to achieve is the coverage of an earlier London
street directory in 1832. This is unique, plus
images of the 1842 Robsons directory which confirm earlier entries and also
carry much more trade detail about a premises or person. Here is the index of streets in 1832, many with
1842 imagery added.
And next is the complete 1940 London street directory - this will take some months to complete, so bear with me!
London pub history directory.
London Street Listings in 1832.
London street listings in 1842
London Street Listings in 1818 - mainly A and B.
London public houses in 1833 Pigots.
Entire London Street Listing in 1843 - by surname.
London public houses in 1856.
London public houses in 1869.
London public houses in 1899
London 1921 Street directory in 1921
London 1940 Street directory 1940
London Pubs in 2018