Many accurate 1921 census transcriptions have already been added to the pub history site, including London, and parts of Middlesex.

Dog & Bell, 116 Prince street, Deptford SE8

Deptford Index

At 96 Prince Street by 1891; and at 116 Prince Street by 1938; the Pubs is later known as the Dog & Bell **

Well, actually, the original name for the Royal Marine was the Dog & Bell, Dock Street, and from possibly as early as 1749, although the earliest recorded instance is in 1814 at the Old Bailey - Bill Elson. It is referred to in a sea shanty - 'Homeward Bound' which was printed in 1849 and sold until 1862. Also note that trade directory entries list it as the Dog & Bell until at least 1856. The renaming of the pub to the Royal Marine was by the then publican intent on capturing the "more respectable Marines" who were lodged in Deptford Dockyard as opposed to the more local ne'er do wells!! *

I tried to find a photo of the cobbles but no luck, I was sad when I heard they were gone, the earlier photographs show some of these.

One year we had a pankcakes race against the Navy Arms and it as so cold the cobbles were frozen and it was chaos. The Napolionic prisoners laid the cobbles when they were on the prison hulks and also in under ground tunnels in coveys wharf.

We also found in the attic a very large pub sign painted very professionally of a royal marine in a uniform of the 1790s. I presented it to the Royal Marines for their Mess. ***

A listing of London historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Deptford, Kent in the parishes of St Pauls or St Nicholas - now partially in London.

Jolly boys of the Royal Marines, July 1923 - licensee A Ward

Jolly boys of the Royal Marines, July 1923 - licensee A Ward

Kindly provided by Sara MacAlister

Royal Marine, 116 Prince Street, Deptford

Royal Marine, 116 Prince Street, Deptford

Royal Marine, 116 Prince Street, Deptford - in 1950

Royal Marine, 116 Prince Street, Deptford - in 1950

Dog & Bell, 116 Prince Street - in December 2006

Dog & Bell, 116 Prince Street - in December 2006

Kindly provided by Matt Martin

The Dog and Bell, 116 Prince Street, Deptford - in March 2014      The Dog and Bell, 116 Prince Street, Deptford - in March 2014

The Dog and Bell, 116 Prince Street, Deptford - in 2008, and again in March 2014

Both kindly provided by Carol Kenna

Residents at this address

1802/Register for Sarah Cooper as residing at the Dog and Bell, Doggs Street which was the previous name of Princes Street. from Bill Ellson *

1809/John Cooper, Dog & Bell, Dock street, Deptford/../../Holdens Directory

1823-24/David Archer, Dog & Bell, Dock street/../../Pigots Directory

1832 - 34/David Archer/Dog & Bell, Dock Street/../../../Pigots Directory

1834/Sir Henry Meux, Bart. and Co., Bunbridge Street St. Giles's, brewers - The Dog and Bell, Dock Street near King Street Lower Road Deptford Kent (victualler)/../../../Sun Insurance Records

1836/Elizabeth Runham, Dog & Bell, Dock street/../../Pigot's Directory

1840/Elizabeth Runham/Dog & Bell/../../Pigot's Directory *+

1841/Elizabeth Runham/Victualler/45/../Census
1841/Thomas P Prudence/Independant/45/../Census

1847/Elizabeth Runham/Dog & Bell/../../Bagshaw's Directory *+

1848/Mrs Elizabeth Runham/Dog & Bell/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/Mrs Elizabeth Runham/Dog & Bell/../../../Kellys Directory

March 1850/Elizabeth Runham/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

March 1850/Ann Pearshall/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1851/J S Woolveridge/Victualler/42/Middlesex/Census
1851/Elizb Woolveridge/Wife/34/Sydenham/Census

24th August 1851/John Stephen & Eliza Ann Wolveridge/Licensed Victualler, Dock Street/../../../Baptism of Emily Frances Wolveridge

1852/J S Wolveridge/Dog & Bell/../../../Archdeacons Directory

9th January 1853/John Stephen & Eliza Ann Wolveridge/Licensed Victualler, Dock Street/../../../Baptism of John Stehen Wolveridge

January 1853/John S Wooldridge/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

January 1853/Thomas Bateman Manning/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1856/William James Payne/Dog & Bell, Dock Street/../../../Post Office Directory

Royal Marine :

January 1860/renewal of license to Mr Isaac Scott, as the house has been closed for some time/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1869/James Heney/Royal Marine, Dock Street/../../../Post Office Directory

Kentish Mercury 14 March 1874 - Transfer of licenses:
Royal Marine, from Louisa Harnet Messer, administratrix of James John Messer, to herself

1881/Louisa H Messer/Publican, Widow/69/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Louisa E Messer/Daughter/46/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Caroline Messer/Grand Daughter/18/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Amy Ellen Messer/Grand Daughter/12/London, Middlesex/Census

1882/Mrs Louisa Harriet Messer/../../../Post Office Directory *+

1891/Thomas Messer/../../../../Post Office Directory

1895/Isaac Sullivan/../../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Charles Fraker/Royal Marine, 116 Prince Street/../../Post Office Directory

Woolwich Gazette 15 July 1904 - Licence Transfers
Royal Marines, Deptford, from C F Bullock to William Rice

1910/William Rice/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Arthur Robert Ward/Licensed Victualler/32/Acle, Norfolk/Census*+
1911/Elizabeth Lydia Ward/Wife/27/East Greenwich/Census
1911/Arthur Francis Ward/Son/3/Peckham/Census
1911/Robert Charles Ward/Son/2/Peckham/Census
1911/Charles William Bradford/Brother-in-Law, Barman Assistant/22/Greenwich/Census

1915/Arthur Ward/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Arthur Ward/../../../Hughes Directory

In 1921 census at 116, Prince Street, Deptford, St Paul Deptford
Arthur Ward, Licensed Victualler, aged 42 years 5 months, and born in Billiby, Norfolk, the Employer
Elizabeth Ward, Wife, aged 37 years 6 months, and born in Greenwich, London
Arthur F Ward, Son, aged 14 years, and born in Peckham, London
Robert C Ward, Son, aged 12 years 8 months, and born in Peckham, London

1927/Arthur Ward/../../../Post Office Directory

1938/Arthur Ward/../../../Post Office Directory

In the 1939 electoral register at 116 Prince Street, Deptford, Lewisham are
Arthur R Ward, Licensed Victualler, born 11 Jan 1879
Elizabeth L Ward, Domestic Duties, born 10 Dec 1883

1946 - 1951/C W Bradford/../../../Freehold

1952 - 1953/F W Brown/../../../Freehold

1954 - 1955/J Komazewski/../../../Freehold

1956 - 1963/C E Cultup/../../../Freehold

November 1964/R P Ashton/../../../Freehold

1970's/'Lala' says that her parents ran the pub in the early 1970's - Rita and Reg Kearns. It was known locally as the Dog and Bell but was officially registered as Royal Marine. *

For the period between 1980 and 1983, my late parents Eric & Tensi (Mr Eric and Mrs Hortensia Wilson) were also Landlord/tenants of the Dog & Bell pub in Deptford with their well known dog 'Rebel'. My mum Tensi pretty much ran the pub single handed. Celebrity/musician Jools Holland was also a regular at the time, then in his early 20's used to frequent the pub for the great beer. ****
It was a Fullers Brewery pub then and my dad Eric also won the Fullers annual award for the best ESB real ale ??
They gave up the pub late 1983 and took over the Lord Napier on the Greenwich High Road which is no longer there.

Inside the Dog and Bell in the late 1980s with Jennifer.

Inside the Dog and Bell in the late 1980s with Jennifer.

I was the licencee between 1986 and 1989, winning best pub in south London 1987 from Camra. I was the only free house in the top 20 all the rest were brewery owned. Jennifer Tapping. ***

1988 - /Charlie & Eileen Gallagher/../../../Local history *

* Provided By Carol Kenna

*+ Provided By Ewan

** Provided By Matt Martin

*** Provided By Jennifer Tapping I am now Mrs Clarke.

**** Provided By Mark Wilson.

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