Now known as the Olive Branch
15th August 2000
WILLIAM HAWKINS mid to late1840's was the landlord of The Maids Head Pub, Thorpe le Soken, now known as the Olive Branch. His wife was ANNE ASHMEAD from Wells next the Sea Norfolk.
WILLIAM LANKASTER [see 1848] and WILLIAM HAWKINS are the same man. It has taken my husband fifty years to solve some of this mystery. When he was about fifteen his grandmother said to him well actually our name is not LANKASTER it was changed by my grandfather. She did not tell him what it really was or why it was changed. Three years ago we were contacted via the net by a lady who said the name your looking for is HAWKINS she was a distant cousin and had found a copy of WILLIAM's will and in it he clearly states that he is WILLIAM HAWKINS aka LANCASTER. We then contacted the Ipswich Cemtery where he is buried and it has both names on his burial records. Armed with this information we did a search for his father and found that he was born THOMAS HAWKINS in 1790 in Southwark. but he also changed his name in the early 1840's to LANCASTER. WILLIAM baptised his first child in the name of HAWKINS but all other children as LANCASTER. Father and son were both publican's and so far we have traced pubs in Norfolk, Suffolk and parts of London ran by one or the other of them. In his will WILLIAM left a huge some of money for those days and refers to properties in Suffolk and Middlesex, the Suffolk one's we think we have traced the Middlesex ones we have not even started on. ***
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
1769/John Cross/Licensee/../../Alehouse Recognizances
1845/John Field/../../../Post Office
1851/William Stowers/../../../Post Office
1851/William Stowers/innkeeper/51/Tillingham, Essex/Census **
1851/Emily Stowers/daughter, scholar/10/Bradwell, Essex/Census
1851/Thomas Stowers/son, scholar/07/Bradwell, Essex/Census
1851/Robert Debenham/visitor, commercial traveller/47/Ixworth Thorpe, Suffolk/Census
1851/Eliza Fisk/house servant/27/Thorpe le Soken, Essex/Census
1851/John Almond/house servant/32/Great Bentley, Essex/Census
1851/William Smith/lodger/20/Beaumont cum Moze, Essex/Census
1855/Mrs. M. A. Richardson/../../../Kelly's*
1862/Mrs. Mary Ann Richardson/../../../Kelly's
1867/William Cutts Brightwell/Carpenter/../../Post Office
1871/William Carter/../../../Post Office
1874/William Hall Norris/../../../Kelly's
1878/Mrs. Sarah Norris/../../../Kelly's
1881/Charles Keeble/Builder & Innkeeper/32/Thorp, Essex/Census
1881/Anna Keeble/Wife/25/Thorp, Essex/Census
1881/Philip Wagstaff/Ostler/22/Manningtree, Essex/Census
1890/Alfred Deal/G. E. Railway Agent/../../Kelly's
1891/Alfred Deal/Innkeeper/46/Foxearth, Essex/Census
1891/Charlotte Deal/Wife/36/Little Clacton, Essex/Census
1891/Alfred Deal/Son/10/St. Johns Wood, London/Census
1891/Clara Barnes/Stepdaughter/14/Elstree, Herts/Census
1891/George F. Barnes/Son/13/Elstree, Herts/Census
1891/? Gooch/General Servant/14/Tendring, Essex/Census
1891/Walter F. ?/Ostler/56/Tendring, Essex/Census
1908/Robert Samuel Wilson/../../../Kelly's
1910/Robert Samuel Wilson/../../../Kelly's
1912/Alex. A. N. Sealey/../../../Kelly's
1914/Alex. A. N. Sealey/../../../Kelly's
1917/Alex. A. N. Sealey/../../../Kelly's
1925/Henry A. Pemberton/../../../Kelly's
1929/Lionel Charles Denniss/.Proprietor/../../Kelly's
1933/Lionel Charles Denniss/Proprietor/../../Kelly's
1937/H. S. Knowler/Proprietor/../../Kelly's
by the Pubs, Inns and Taverns Index for England, 1801-1900
** Provided by John Mead
*** Provided by Carole Clarke
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