London historical street directory and pub history

This is now an updated and complete, historical London street directory for 1832 and 1842 and more

Masons' Arms, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford

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

Also known as the Freemasons' Arms. The address in 1881 census is the Masons Arms Beerhouse, 1 Masons Yard

The following entries are in this format:

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

1822/W. Bennett/../../../Pigot's*

1823-4/W. Bennett/../../../Pigot's

1828-9/E. Bennet/../../../Pigot's

1832-3/James Swain/../../../Pigot's

1839/Stephen Goslin/../../../Pigot's

1840/Stephen Goslin/../../../Pigot's*

1845/Stephen Goslin/../../../Post Office

1848/Stephen Gosling/../../../White's

1851/Stephen Gosling/../../../Post Office

1851/Stephen Gosling/publican/56/Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk/Census **
1851/Mary A Gosling/wife/50/Crayford, Kent/Census **
1851/Maria Mulcock/niece, dressmaker/17/Ryarsh, Kent/Census **
1851/Robert Kerry/lodger, labourer/48/Broomfield, Essex/Census **
1851/William Garrod/lodger, groom/70/Roxwell, Essex/Census **
1851/Joseph Gyant/lodger, fishmonger/48/Kelvedon, Essex/Census **
1851/John Crow/lodger, labourer/50/Chelmsford, Essex/Census **

1861/Stephen Gosling/Publican/64/Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk/Census ****
1861/Mary Ann Gosling/Wife/58/Crayford, Kent/Census
1861/Maria Mulcock/Niece/26/Ryarsh?, Kent/Census
1861/Joseph Gyant/Lodger, Agricultural Labourer/58/Kelvedon, Essex/Census
1861/William Brand/Lodger, Agricultural Labourer/75/Braintree, Essex/Census
1861/John Crow/Lodger, Agricultural Labourer/58/Danbury, Essex/Census
1861/John Childs/Lodger, Agricultural Labourer/46/Felstead, Essex/Census

1862/Stephen Gosling/../../../Kelly's

1867/Stephen Gosling/../../../Post Office

1870/James Church/../../../Kelly's

1871/James Church/../../../Post Office

1874/Charles Bonnett/../../../Kelly's

1878/Charles Betts/../../../Kelly's


1886/James Lawrence Eaves/../../../Kelly's

1890/James Lawrence Eaves/../../../Kelly's

1891/James L. Eaves/Licensed Victualler/61/Marylebone, London/Census
1891/Eleanor Eaves/Wife/61/Marylebone, London/Census
1891/Arthur Eaves/Son, Bricklayer's Labourer/20/?, Middlesex/Census
1891/James Stevens Eaves/Son/40/Marylebone, London/Census
1891/Arthur Stiggles/Lodger, Wickmaker's Labourer/38/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1891/Charles Smith/Lodger, Bricklayer/37/Colchester, Essex/Census
1891/Harry Whitehouse/Lodger, Mason's Labourer/40/Colchester, Essex/Census

1894/James Lawrence Eaves/../../../Kelly's

1895/James Lawrence Eaves/../../../Kelly's

1901/Alfred Green/Farm Labourer/58/Galleywood Common, Essex/Census ****
1901/Hannah Green/Wife/57/Great Baddow, Essex/Census
1901/Fanny Clark/Sted Daughter, Laundress/22/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1901/Alfred John Clark/Stepson, Turner Fitter (Brass & Iron)/19/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1901/George Clark/Stepson, Turner Fitter (Brass & Iron)/16/Springfield, Essex/Census

* 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 Pub History

London Street Listings in 1832.

1832 Index

London street listings in 1842

1842 Index

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

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