A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Essex. The Essex listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
Chelmsford pub index
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
1791/Thomas Albra/Innholder/../../Universal British
1841/Henry Kent/Inn Keeper/30/../Census ****
1841/Mary Maryon/Female Servant/20/Essex/Census
1841/George Saunders/Male Servant/15/Essex/Census
1845/William Choat/../../../Post Office
1851/William Choat/../../../Post Office
1851/Richard Warner/innkeeper/32/Chelmsford, Essex/Census **
1851/Mary Warner/wife/31/Ulting, Essex/Census **
1851/Martha Warner/sister, barmaid/22/Chelmsford, Essex/Census **
1851/Mary Maryon/housemaid/31/Writtle, Essex/Census **
1851/Rebecca Harris/cook/25/Rettendon, Essex/Census **
1851/Sarah Little/housemaid/16/High Ongar, Essex/Census **
1851/Charles Scott/’boots’/31/Harlow, Essex/Census **
1851/J Ellis/visitor, railway clerk/24/not known/census **
1855/John White Clarke/../../../Kelly's*
1862/Thomas Saunders Tween/../../../Kelly's
1867/William Attwells/../../../Post Office
1870/Mrs. A. S. Atwells/../../../Kelly's
1871/Mrs. A. S. Atwells/../../../Post Office
1871/Elizabeth A Lidington/Hotel Keeper, Widow/35/Gestingthorpe, Essex/Census ****
1871/Mary Ann Benson/Sister, Interest money, Widow/43/Felsham, Suffolk/Census
1871/Walter Clarke/Brother/39/Gestingthorpe, Essex/Census
1871/Eliza Benson/Cook/31/Southminster, Essex/Census
1871/Sarah Turner/HoseMaid/19/Great Waltham, Essex/Census
1871/Eliza Kemp/Kitchen Maid/21/Great Baddow, Essex/Census
1871/Charles Willet/Boots/19/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1871/Robert Wells/Visitor, Draper/23/Thaxted, Essex/Census
1874/Mrs. Ann Sewell Yeates/../../../Kelly's
1881/John Boswell/Hotelkeeper/49/Westerham, Kent/Census
1881/Septima Boswell/Wife/46/Barbage, Wiltshire/Census
1881/John Jarvis/Hotel Manager/55/Pewsey, Wiltshire/Census
1881/Maud Win/Granddaughter/6/Windsor, Buckingham/Census
1881/Martha Cox/General Domestic/22/Widford, Essex/Census
1881/Arthur Everitt/Boots/14/Barbage, Wiltshire/Census
1882/Mrs. Septima Boswell/../../../Kelly's
1890/Alfred Poole/Funeral Coach Proprietor/../../Kelly's
1891/Alfred Poole/Licensed Victualler/44/Margaretting, Essex/Census
1891/Martha Poole/Wife/29/Kingslesy(?), Middlesex/Census
1891/George Poole/Son/8/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1891/Minnie Poole/Daughter/4/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1891/Martha Smoothy/Barmaid/25(?)/Abingdon, Cambridgeshire/Census
1891/Theodore Mead/General Domestic Servant/36(?)/High Easter, Essex/Census
1891/Emma Bryce/Housemaid/39/Great Waltham, Essex/Census
1891/Charlotte Mead/Nursemaid/22/High Easter, Essex/Census
1891/Frederick Fordham/Pageboy/16/Fordham, Suffolk/Census
1891/Charles Ashton/Visitor, Vetinary Surgeon/30/London, Middlesex/Census
1891/Henry Tweed/Boarder, Solicitor/30/Ross, Hertfordshire/Census
1891/Agnu(?) Maxwell/Boarder, Captain in the Queens/32/Ross, Hertfordshire/Census
1894/Alfred Poole/Funeral Coach Proprietor/../../Kelly's
1895/Alfred Poole/Funeral Coach Proprietor/../../Kelly's
1911/John Adamson/Licensed Victualler/60/Carnock, Fife/Census ****
1911/Ernest James Adamson/Son, Assistant/32/Sunderland/Census
1911/Grace Lilly Shotton/Barmaid/22/Bishops Wearmouth, Sunderland/Census
1911/Florene Harrington/Kitchenmaid/17/Broomfield, Essex/Census
1911/Annie Wilson/Chambermaid/22/Murton, Durham/Census
1911/Herbert Alfred Cole Parker/Boarder, Engineer/39/London/Census
1911/David Armstron Parker/Boarder, Engineer/21/Calcutta/Census
1914/Albert J. Thress/Proprietor/../../Kelly's
1917/Albert J. Thress/Proprietor/../../Kelly's
1929/James K. Bell/Proprietor/../../Kelly's
1933/O. S. Rose/Proprietor/../../Kelly's
* Provided by the Pubs, Inns and Taverns Index for England, 1801-1900
** Provided by John Mead
**** Provided by Kevan
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