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Railway Tavern, Catford Bridge , Lewisham SE6

Lewisham index

A listing of London historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Lewisham, Kent . The  Lewisham,  Kent 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.

May 21, 1865/John Neale to James Bignell/Transfer of Licenses/../../Era *

November 11, 1866/George Drewett/barman at the Railway Tavern, Catford Bridge, Lewisham/../../Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper *

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

October 24, 1869/DIED, on Thursday, the 14th inst., James Bignell, of the Railway Tavern, Catford Bridge, Lewisham, aged 51 years/../../../Era *

James died 14 October 1869 at the "Railway"
1869 4 November. The Will of James Bignell formerly of the "Star" St Anns Road, North Brixton in the County of Surrey but late of the "Railway" Inn, Catford Bridge, Lewisham in the County of Kent, Licensed Victualler who died at the "Railway" Inn aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oath of Louisa Bignell of the "Railway" Inn aforesaid Widow the Relict the sole Executrix. Effects under 300./Probate Calender Book entry *

November 21, 1869/Louisa Bignell, administratrix to the will of James Bignell to herself./Transfer of Licenses/../../Era *

1871/Louisa Bignell/Head/Widow/62/Inn Keeper/Essex, East Ham *
1871/Amelia Cale/Niece/Unm/26/Barmaid/Essex, East Ham
1871/Mary A Knowlam/Serv/Unm/23/Barmaid/Kent, Deptford
1871/George Steers/Boarder/Widr/60/Surrey, Lambeth
1871/Robert Webb/Serv/Unm/21/Potman(Domestic)/Surrey, Camberwell

Louisa Bignell died 22 Jan 1873 at East Ham.
1873 22 February. The Will of Louisa Bignell formerly of the "Railway" Tavern, Catford Bridge in the County of Kent but late of East Ham in the County of Essex, Widow who died 22 January 1873 at East Ham was proved at the Principal Registry by Henry Luckwill of the "Royal Oak" Clapham Park in the County of Surrey, Licensed Victualler the sole executor. Effects under 800./Probate Calender Book entry *

James Farmener was previous entry on census as a 'Fly Proprietor' (Victorian mini-cab driver) at 1 Albert Villas. *

1874/James Farmener/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1882/Jas Farmener/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/Oliver George Fuller/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1891/Oliver G Fuller/Licensed Victualler/36/Reigate, Surrey/Census ****
1891/Rosa H Fuller/Wife/31/Brighton, Sussex/Census
1891/James O Fuller/Son/11/Clapton, Middlsex/Census
1891/Gertrude Fuller/Daughter/10/Brixton, Surrey/Census
1891/Ernest H Fuller/Son/6/Bedford, Beds/Census
1891/Daisy M Fuller/Daughter/10 months/Catford, Kent/Census
1891/Elizabeth Walker/Barmaid/30/Castle Hill, Middlesex/Census
1891/William Smith/Potman/17/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1891/Fanny Wood/General Servant/20/Croydon, Surrey/Census

1896/Oliver George Fuller/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1901/Donald Murray/Licensed Victualler/51/Scotland/Census ****
1901/Amelia Murray/Wife/50/Brighton, Sussex/Census
1901/Benjamin Curtis/Barman/27/Ely, Cambs/Census
1901/Frances B Bennett/Barmaid/37/Pimlico, London/Census
1901/Bessie L Hudson/Barmaid/22/Greenhtihe, Kent/Census
1901/Georgina Harris/General Servant/19/Poplar, London/Census
1901/Harry Cadnum/Barman/32/Feltwell, Norfolk/Census

1904/Mrs Amelia Murray/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1911/Mrs Amelia Murray/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1919/Henry Edgson/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1921/Henry Edgson/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1944/Hy Edgson/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1971/../Railway Tavern, Catford Bridge SE6../../../Pub Directory ****


* Provided By Bill Ellson

**** 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.
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