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Unicorn, 1 Horseferry Road, Greenwich

Greenwich Index

At 1 Wood Wharf in 1871 census

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Greenwich, London. The Greenwich,  London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

The following entries are in this format:

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

1826/Jn Williams/../../../Pigots Directory ****

1832-4/John Pritchard Williams/../../../Pigots Directory ****

My 3xg grandfather was Friend Fauchon – he was the proprietor of the Unicorn for 10 years from 1840 to 1850 when he transferred the license to William Henry Showell  – Article in The Era Lic. Vict. MEMS 20.1.1850 with license transfer.
He was a member of the Lic. Vict. Asylum and lived there in his old age and his obituary mentioned having the Unicorn “for upwards of 11 years”; He also had the Old Centurion from at least 1826-1834. His daughter was born there in 1826, and her birth certificate  states father as Victualler - Centurion.
His daughter married my 2 x ggrandfather and they moved to South Australia, as did his younger son and another unmarried daughter. ***

1840/Friend Fauchon/../../../Pigots Directory ***

1840 - 1850/Friend Fauchon/../../../Licence Transfer ***

1841/Friend Fauchon/Victualler/50/Kent/Census ***
1841/Sarah Fauchon/../45/Kent/Census
1841/Elizth Fauchon/../20/Kent/Census
1841/Robt Fauchon/../15/Kent/Census
1841/Hannah Fauchon/../14/Kent/Census
1841/Caroline Fauchon/../8/Kent/Census

1850/William Henry Showell/../../../Licence Transfer ***

1851/William Showell/Victualler/51/Greenwich/Census ****
1851/F Showell/Wife/48/Greenwich/Census
1851/J Showell/Son/19/Greenwich/Census
1851/R Showell/Son/14/Greenwich/Census
1851/J Showell/Son/6/Greenwich/Census
1851/F Colegate/Daughter/21/Greenwich/Census
1851/C Colegate/Son in Law, Waterman/27/Greenwich/Census
1851/M Gerrad/House Servant/29/Greenwich/Census

1852/W H Showell/../../../Archdeacons Directory ****

1858/Mrs Mary Showell/../../../Melvilles Directory ****

1862/Mrs M Howell/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1867/J Stafford/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1871/James Sexton Stafford/Licensed Victualler/43/Greenwich, Kent/Census ****
1871/James Stafford/Son/5/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1871/Elizabeth M Stafford/Mother, Widow/65/Greenwich, Kent/Census

July 1872/James Sexton Stafford/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

July 1872/Frederick Hill/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1874/Frederick Still/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1881/Thomas Harris/Licensed Victualler/32/Greenwich, Kent/Census ****
1881/Elizabeth Harris/Wife/32/Deptford, Kent/Census
1881/Alice Harris/Daughter/10/Southwark, Surrey/Census
1881/Ada Harris/Daughter/9/Southwark, Surrey/Census
1881/Julia Harris/Daughter/7/Southwark, Surrey/Census
1881/Maude Harris/Daughter/3/Middlesex/Census
1881/Albert Harris/Son/2/Middlesex/Census

1882/Wm Peter Hasler/../../../Post Office Directory ****


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