Witham pub history index
Red Lion, Newland Street, Witham - Licensee W Bull
Kindly provided by Jess Jephcott
The photograph notes W Bull as the landlord, and it is clearly the Red Lion. The confusing matter is the sign for Russells's Gravesend Brewery. On the signposts there is a pointer for 'Good Stabling'. Apparently the Russells brewery originated in 1894, and was purchased along with about 220 tied houses by Truman Hanbury in 1932. In 1901, Russells acquired the Writtle brewery in Essex, and this brewery ceased brewing in 1906.
The George Inn and the Red Lion circa 1910 -1920
The Red Lion Hotel, Witham - Awarded 2nd prize for the best bar parlour in the United Kingdom - 1925 (Proprietor - H C Lowe)
Kindly donated by Colleen
1977 whilst known as Farthings
The original Red Lion was in a different location, on what is now 68 Newland Street (above and below). The current premises (bottom) have "only" been so called since around 1800, prior to which it was known as the Black Boy.
Provided by Janet Gyford
9th February 2001
Original premises re-licensed and named "Bar isis" in October 2001
9th January 2001
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
1769-1772/John Hailstone/Licensee/../../Alehouse Recognizances*****
1773/Sarah Webb/Licensee/../../Alehouse Recognizances*****
1774-1782 /Not Listed/../../../Alehouse Recognizances*****
1785-1793/Peter Humphreys/Licensee/../../Alehouse Recognizances*****
1794-1802/William Green/Licensee/../../Alehouse Recognizances*****
1803-1815/James Blaxall/Licensee/../../Alehouse Recognizances*****
1816-1824/Elizabeth Blaxall/Licensee/../../Alehouse Recognizances*****
1822/Elizabeth (nee Cotton) Blaxall/../../../Pigot's*
1823-4/Elizabeth (nee Cotton) Blaxall/../../../Pigot's*
1825-1827/William Walford/Licensee/../../Alehouse Recognizances*****
Elizabeth Cotton married James Blaxall in 1791 in London. James & Elizabeth had 5 known children: Lucy, Mary, James William, Elizabeth & Charlotte. Lucy married William Walford in London in 1813 at Westminster St. Annes, Soho (where her parents had married) and then raised a family in Witham.
Ernest Blaxall, the great grandson of James & Elizabeth, was to run the Red Lion in Tolleshunt D'Arcy**
1828/Thomas Trew/Licensee/../../Alehouse Recognizances*****
1841/Carrington Culf/Servant/69/Not Essex/Census
1841/Robert Stanton/Contractor/20//Not EssexCensus
1841/Anna Stanton/../23/Not Essex/Census
1841/William Cottett/Brush M. J. /39/Not Essex/Census
1841/Hannah Cottett/../37/Not Essex/Census
1841/John Gladdon/Labourer/25/Not Essex/Census
1841/Maria Gladdon/../20/Not Essex/Census
1845/Samuel Gordon/../../../Post Office
1851/John Ward/../../../Post Office
1851/John Ward/Innkeeper/55/Bocking, Essex/Census**
1851/Hannah Ward/Wife/54/Witham, Essex/Census
1851/Thomas Ward/Son, Assistant/26/Witham, Essex/Census
1851/Emma Ward/Daughter, Assistant/21/Witham, Essex/Census
1851/William Ward/Son, Carman/19/Witham, Essex/Census
1851/Amelia Ward/Son's Wife/27/Witham, Essex/Census
1851/Amelia Ward/Granddaughter/1/Witham, Essex/Census
1851/George Russell/Lodger, Labourer/46/Coggeshall, Essex/Census
1851/William Fryall/Lodger, Labourer/16/Witham, Essex/Census
1851/James Green/Lodger, Tailor/28/Hedington, Essex/Census
1855/Mrs. H. Ward/../../../Kelly's*
1862/Mrs. Hannah Ward/../../../Kelly's
1867/Mrs. Hannah Ward/../../../Post Office
1870/Mrs. Hannah Ward/../../../Kelly's
1871/Hannah Ward/Inn Keeper, Widow/77/Witham, Essex/Census
1871/Hannah Ward/Grand Daughter, Visitor, Assistant/21/Witham, Essex/Census
1871/Agnes Ward/Grand Daughter, Visitor, Assistant/16/Witham, Essex/Census
1878/Joseph William Blake/../../../Kelly's
1881/Samuel Handley/Innkeeper/57/Braintree, Essex/Census
1881/Alice Handley/Daughter/26/Witham, Essex/Census
1881/William Goodey/Lodger, Hawker/49/Halstead, Essex/Census
1881/Mary Ann Goodey/Lodger, Hawker/46/St. Ives, Huntington/Census
1881/Mary Ann Goodey/Lodger, Hawker/20/Thaxted, Essex/Census
1891/Samuel Handley/Publican/67/Braintree, Essex/Census***
1891/Alice Handley/Daughter, Housekeeper/35/Witham, Essex/Census
1891/Susan Gant/Boarder, Living on her own means/69/Wareham, Norfolk/Census
1891/Jell Coker/Boarder, Agricultural Labourer/38?/Tolleshunt Knights, Essex/Census
1891/Joseph Coleman/Boarder, Bricklayers Labourer/23/Ipswich, Suffolk/Census
1891/Mary Ann Coleman/Boarder/26/Kings Lynn, Norfolk/Census
1901/Harry Wager/Inn Keeper/38/Great Totham, Essex/Census ++
1901/Alice Wager/Wife/40/Witham, Essex/Census
1901/Cyril Wager/Son/2/Witham, Essex/Census
1901/Harry Dean/Lodger, Foreman Post Office Telegraph/34/Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire/Census
1901/Edward Whitmore/Lodger, Probate Lineman Tel. Dept./21/Higham, Suffolk/Census
1901/James Varney/Lodger, Labourer Post Office Tel. Dept./22/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Arthur Fuller/Lodger, Labourer Post Office Tel. Dept./24/Reymerston, Norfolk/Census
1917/Mrs. Catherine Bull/../../../Kelly's
1922/William Ernest Bull/../../../Kelly's
1925/Herbert Charles Lowe/../../../Kelly's
1929/Gilbert N. Drury/../../../Kelly's
1933/Mrs. Bertha Poole/Proprietress/../../Kelly's
* Provided by the Pubs, Inns and Taverns Index for England, 1801-1900
** Provided by Angela Ward, the Great, Great, Great, Great Granddaughter of James & Elizabeth Blaxall
*** Provided by CG
**** Provided by Janet Gyford
***** Provided by David Humphries
++ Provided by Colin Ager
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.
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London pub history directory.
London Street Listings in 1832.
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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
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