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King's Arms, High Bridge Street, Waltham Abbey

Waltham Abbey pub history index

Closed in 1959 ***

The following entries are in this format:

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

1776/Joseph Clark/Licensee/../../Alehouse Recognizances**

27 October 1813/William Clark/Coal Merchant/../../Baptism of Son
27 October 1813/Mary Clark/Wife/../../Baptism of Son
27 October 1813/Joseph Clark/Son/../../Baptism

1822/William Clark/../../../Pigot's*

1826/William Clark/../../../Pigot's

1827-8/William Clark/../../../Pigot's**

1828-9/William Clark/../../../Pigot's

1832-3/William Clark/../../../Pigot's

1839/William Clarke/../../../Pigot's

1840/William Clarke/../../../Pigot's*

1841/William Clark/Victualler/55/Essex/Census ****
1841/Mary Clark/../50/Essex/Census
1841/Edward Clark/../20/Essex/Census
1841/Mary Clark/../15/Essex/Census
1841/John Clark/../13/Essex/Census
1841/Harriet Hilton/Female Servant/20/Essex/Census
1841/Sarah Godfrey/Female Servant/15/Essex/Census
1841/Thomas Bardell/Male Servant/15/Essex/Census

1845/William Roberts Clark/Brewer, Coal Merchant, Barge Master & Carrier by Water/../../Post Office

1848/William Roberts Clark/../../../White's

1855/William Roberts Clark/../../../Kelly's*

1861/William Roberts Clark/Brewer & Coal Merchant/44/Waltham Abbey, Essex/Census ****
1861/Eleanor Maria Clark/Wife/30/Shadwell, Middlesex/Census
1861/William Clark/Son/13/Waltham Abbey, Essex/Census
1861/Eleanor Clark/Daughter/11/Waltham Abbey, Essex/Census
1861/Frederick Clark/Son/9/Waltham Abbey, Essex/Census
1861/Annie Lucy Bonam/Visitor/19/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1861/Ellen Dennis/General Servant/18/Waltham Abbey, Essex/Census

1862/William Roberts Clark/../../../Kelly's

1865/D. R. Hilton/../../../Kelly's*

1867/Benjamin Lambert Aird/../../../Post Office

1870/John Martin Button/../../../Kelly's

1871/Waterman Green/Publican/45/Wandsworth, Surrey/Census ****
1871/Martha J Green/Wife/39/Sewardstone, Essex/Census
1871/Martha J Green/Daughter/12/Tottenham, Middlesex/Census
1871/William W Green/Son/9/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1871/Thomas E Green/Son/4/Tottenham, Middlesex/Census
1871/Fanny E Green/Daughter/5 months/Waltham Abbey, Essex/Census
1871/Rebecca West/General Servant/22/Waltham Abbey, Essex/Census
1871/John Maker/Boarder, Gun Maker/39/Tavistock, Devon/Census
1871/Robert H Maker/Boarder, Gun Maker/16/Ashford, Kent/Census

1874/Waterman Green/../../../Kelly's

1876/W. Green/../../../Kelly's*

October 1877/F E Cooke/Fined One pound 11 shillings 6 pence for deficient measures/../../Chelmsford Chronicle

January 1878/Frederick E Cooke/Outgoing Licensee/../../Chelmsford Chronicle

January 1878/Arthur Jones Wheeler/Incoming Licensee/../../Chelmsford Chronicle

1878/Arthur Jones Wheeler/../../../Kelly's

1880/A. J. Wheeler/../../../Kelly's*

1881/Arthur Jones Wheeler/Publican/55/Guilford, Surrey/Census
1881/Phoebe Sarah Wheeler/Wife/53/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1881/Frederick Wheeler/Son, Painter/19/Huddersfield, York/Census
1881/Alfred Charles Wheeler/Son/16/Brick Lane, Middlesex/Census
1881/Alfred Cook/Nephew, Potman/34/Bishopsgate, Middlesex/Census
1881/Alfred Thompson/Visitor, Line Worker/26/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1881/Eliza Thompson/Visitor/26/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census

1882/Arthur Jones Wheeler/../../../Kelly's

1885/A. J. Wheeler/../../../Kelly's*

1886/Arthur Jones Wheeler/../../../Kelly's

1891/Harry Avis/Licensed Victualler/30/Waltham Abbey, Essex/Census ****
1891/Annie Avis/Wife/26/Cheshunt, Hertfordshire/Census
1891/Henry M Avis/Son/2/Cheshunt, Hertfordshire/Census
1891/Thomas D Avis/Son/2 months/../Census
1891/Abraham Kinzett/Boarder, Hawker/34/../Census
1891/Charlie Waller/Boarder, Coal Heaver/32/../Census
1891/Rose Hills/General Servant/17/Cheshunt, Hertfordshire/Census
1891/Isabel Archer/Visitor, Barmaid/26/Potters Bar, Middlesex/Census
1891/Thomas Rule/Potboy/16/Waltham Abbey, Essex/Census

1894/Henry Avis/../../../Kelly's

1895/Henry Avis/../../../Kelly's

1898/Mrs. Emily Cozens/../../../Kelly's

1899/Mrs. Emily Cozens/../../../Kelly's

1901/Walter J Perry/Licensed Victualler/35/Kensington, London/Census ****
1901/Amelia Perry/Wife/33/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Dudley W Perry/Son/9/Bow, London/Census
1901/Harry F Perry/Son/1/Waltham Abbey, Essex/Census
1901/Harry M Perry/Brother/39/Kensington, London/Census
1901/Mary A Perry/Sister in Law/49/Norwich, Norfolk/Census
1901/Arthur F Perry/Visitor, Commercial Clerk/39/Hoxton, London/Census
1901/Rosina Noller/Aunt, Widow/48/Spitalfields, London/Census
1901/Alice Drake/General Servant/16/Waltham Abbey, Essex/Census
1901/Daisy McLoughlin//General Servant/15/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census
+ Boarders

1902/Walter James Perry/../../../Kelly's

1908/Charles S. Rowntree/../../../Kelly's

Samuel Symes is earlier at the Crown, 49 High Street, Dartford

1911/Samuel Symes/Publican/57/Creach St Michael, Somerset/Census ****
1911/Alice Symes/Wife/62/North Carey, Somerset/Census

1912/Samuel Symes/../../../Kelly's

1917/Duncan Thomson/../../../Kelly's

1925/Charles Bescohy/../../../Kelly's

1928-1949/Gus Pentney/../../../Personal History ***

1933/Gus Pentney/../../../Kelly's

1937/Gus Pentney/../../../Kelly's

I am one of the grandsons of the Gus Pentney. The Pentneys took over the Kings Arms on the 28/Oct/1928 (have the invoice for the removal of household contents from New Southgate to Waltham Abbey on that date, as well as the inventory of the pub's contents on the transfer).
It also appears that the pub ownership was transferred from Whitbreads to McMullens at the same time.

1949-1958/Frederick Stransom Robinson/../../../Personal History ***

My grandfather held the license until his death in 1949. My father, Frederick Stransom Robinson, Gus' son-in-law' then held the license until his death in 1958. My mother, Muriel Robinson then took on the license until the pub was closed in 1959.

1958-1959/Muriel Robinson/../../../Personal History ***

* Provided by the Pubs, Inns and Taverns Index for England, 1801-1900

** Provided by Ken Harrison

*** Provided by Derek Robinson

**** 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!

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London public houses in 1856.

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London 1940 Street directory 1940

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