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Red Lion, Market Place, Waltham Abbey

Waltham Abbey pub history index

This pub closed and became a butchers shop, before being demolished in 1962.

Red Lion, Market Place, Waltham Abbey

Provided by Mark Hawes

The following entries are in this format:

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

1776/Charles Stott/../../../Alehouse Recognizances**

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

1826/William Argent/../../../Pigot's

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

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

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

1839/William Argent/../../../Pigot's

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

1841/William Argent/Publican/55/Essex/Census ****
1841/Elizabeth Argent/../50/Essex/Census
1841/William Argent/../20/Essex/Census
1841/Alice Argent/../15/Essex/Census
1841/Thomas Argent/../15/Essex/Census
+ Lodgers

1845/William Argent/Coal & Coke Dealer/../../Post Office

1848/William Argent/../../../White's

1851/William Argent /../../../Post Office

1851/Elizabeth Argent/Licensed Victualler, Widow/62/Hallingbury, Essex/Census ****
1851/Caroline Collins/Niece/15/Hallingbury, Essex/Census
1851/Amelia Timson/Grand Daughter, Visitor/12/Merton, Surrey/Census
+ Lodgers

"The Red Lion sat in front of the Welsh Harp and fronted the Market Square when the Market square was much smaller and enclosed on all 4 sides. You have my 3x Great Grandfather listed as landlord - William Argent (b. 1786 - d. 1850). Your listings show the next landlord as H. Newman.

Henry Newman was not only William's step son (William's 2nd wife was the Widow Elizabeth Newman formerly Cass) but also his son-in-law as Henry was married to Alice Argent, his daughter."

The above provided by Mark Hawes

1855/H. Newman/../../../Kelly's*

1860/Charles Munn/../../../Kelly's*

1861/Charles Munn/Licensed Victualler, Widow/33/Low Leyton, Essex/Census ****
1861/Elizabeth Ann Munn/Daughter/7/Walthamstow, Essex/Census
1861/Sarah Messer/General Servant/38/Woodford Bridge, Essex/Census
+ Lodgers

1862/George Kingzett/../../../Kelly's

1865/G. Kingzett/../../../Kelly's*

1867/George Kingzett/../../../Post Office

1870/Henry Copperwheat/../../../Kelly's

1871/Henry Copperwheat/Publican/38/Waltham Abbey, Essex/Census ****
1871/Lydia Copperwheat/Wife/37/Holborn, Middlesex/Census
+ Boarders

1876/William Staines/../../../Kelly's*

1878/William Staines/../../../Kelly's

1880/Mrs. J. A. Staines/../../../Kelly's*

1881/Julia Ann Staines/Publican/44/South Ockendon, Essex/Census
1881/Ellen Staines/Daughter/15/West Thurrock, Essex/Census
1881/William Drage/Boarder, Carman/35/? Hertford/Census
1881/William Heard/Boarder, General Labourer/21/Waltham Abbey, Essex/Census
1881/Samuel Brooks/Boarder, Journeyman Carpenter/45/Arkesdon, Essex/Census
1881/William Dyer/Boarder, Upholsterer/60/Waltham Abbey, Essex/Census

1882/Mrs. Julia Ann Staines/../../../Kelly's

1885/Mrs. Louisa Wiggs/../../../Kelly's*

1886/Mrs. Louisa Wiggs/../../../Kelly's

1894/John Henry Sibley/../../../Kelly's

1895/John Henry Sibley/../../../Kelly's

1898/John Henry Sibley/../../../Kelly's

1899/John Henry Sibley/../../../Kelly's

1901/John H Sibley/Licensed Victualler/63/Waltham Abbey, Essex/Census ****
1901/Sarah Sibley/Wife/62/Waltham Abbey, Essex/Census
1901/Albert Sibley/Son, Book Keeper Building Works department/22/Cheshunt, Hertfordshire/Census
1901/Adelaide Dunn/Daughter/32/Cheshunt, Hertfordshire/Census

1902/John Crook/../../../Kelly's

My grandfather Eugene Francis Margetson has all records from 1891-1953 listing him as a Stone mason or similar except for 1904 when he was a 'Licensed Victualler of the Red Lion, Waltham Abbey'. My father was born 1908 in Tottenham, and he had an elder brother Cyril Francis MARGETSON born 9th August, 1904 in Waltham Abbey. The certificate shows his address at birth was the Red Lion.
The next son was born in 1906,also in Tottenham; so Eugene's stay at the pub was maybe just a year or 2 or 3. He had been working in South Africa in the 1890s, came back to England. Shipping records show him on 8th July, 1903 aboard the 'Walmer Castle' from Cape Town to Southampton.
Also, born in Waltham Abbey on 17th February, 1873 was Ida Maud May HASLER who had been waiting for Eugene to return and they married in October 1903. My grandmother Ida Maud May HASLER was the daughter of Thomas HASLER. On the 1861 census he was 'Licensed victualler' and publican of The Volunteer on Honey Lane, Waltham Abbey.  ***

1908/Peter Parker Yates/../../../Kelly's

1911/Peter Parker Yates/Licensed Victualler/56/Richmond, Surrey/Census ****
1911/Maria Bloom/Housekeeper/40/Haughley, Suffolk/Census

1912/Peter Parker Yates/../../../Kelly's

1917/Mrs. Alice Pettit/../../../Kelly's


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

** Provided by Ken Harrison

*** Provided by Brian Margetson

**** Provided by Kevan

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