London historical street directory and pub history

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North Foreland, 325 High Street, Rochester

Rochester pub history index

at 7 Chatham Intra in 1891 and earlier

Directory of Pubs in the UK,  historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Rochester, Kent . The Rochester,  Kent listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

North Foreland, 325 High Street, Rochester - in February 2010

North Foreland, 325 High Street, Rochester - in February 2010

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

The following entries are in this format:

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

1858/William Spencer/../../../Melvilles Directory ****

1861/James W Prentis/Public House Keeper/35/Milton, Kent/Census ****
1861/Elizabeth A Prentis/Wife/27/St Margarets, Kent/Census
1861/Edward W Prentis/Son/5 months/Chatham, Kent/Census
1861/William J Barnard/Potboy/16/Rochester, Kent/Census
1861/Sarah French/House Servant/18/Chatham, Kent/Census
1861/William Cook/Visitor, Brewhouse Labourer/40/Rochester, Kent/Census
1861/Henry Lee/Visitor, Navvey/21/Rochester, Kent/Census
1861/John Rich/Visitor/52/../Census
1861/Sarah Rich/Visitor/50/../Census

1862/J Prentis/../../../Post Office Directory ****

George Burren (1838 - 1885), is the nephew of James Burren senior, at the Five Bells, Rochester and then the Blakeneys Head, St Bartholomew. ***

After George BURREN, publican in 1871 & 1881 of the 'North Foreland', High Street, Chatham, died in 1885, his widow (3rd wife) Harriett Hannah née WRAY soon (1886) married widower William LANGFORD, who had also previously been a victualler in Chatham (when his 1st wife Mary was still alive). Although William LANGFORD was still recorded as a victualler in High Street, Rochester St Margaret, in the 1881 census, and was clearly still in charge of a pub there - i.e. his wife was described as victualler's wife and a niece was described as bar maid - at the Ordnance Arms, 376 High Street, Rochester.

1870/George Burren/../../../Post Office Directory **

1871 / George Burren / Licensed Victualler, Head, Married / 32 / Chatham, Kent / Census ***
1871 / Elizabeth Burren [née Bullinaria] / Licensed Victualler's Wife, Married / 28 / Rochester, Kent / Census
1871 / Elizabeth L Burren / Daughter / 9 / Gillingham, Kent / Census
1871 / George E W Burren / Son / 3 / Rochester, Kent / Census
1871 / Florence R M Burren / Daughter / 1 / Chatham, Kent / Census
1871 / Matthew Boorman / Servant, Unmarried, Potman / 18 / Rochester, Kent / Census
1871 / Eliza Smith / Servant, Unmarried, Domestic Servant / 18 / Rochester, Kent / Census
1871 / John Dunn / Lodger, Unmarried, Mariner / 31 / Rochester, Kent / Census

1874/Geo Burren/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1881 / George Burren / Licensed Victualler, Head, Married / 40 / Chatham, Kent / Census ***
1881 / Harriett Burren [née Wray] / Wife, Married / 30 / Chatham, Kent / Census
1881 / George Burren / Son, Scholar / 13 / Rochester, Kent / Census
1881 / Elizabeth Wray / Niece, Scholar / 13 / London, Middlesex / Census

1882/Geo Burren/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1887/Walter Smith / Licensed Victualler, Deceased / Died 14 March 1887/../../London Gazette, 12 July 1887 **
1887/Harriett Smith / Executrix/../../London Gazette, 12 July 1887

1891/Mrs H Smith/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1901/Ernest Walter Webb/Licensed Victualler/36/Greenhithe, Kent/Census ****
1901/Rose Webb/Wife/29/Dartford, Kent/Census
1901/Walter Webb/Son/4/Alberta, Canada/Census
1901/Frederick Ernest Webb/Son/2/Rochester, Kent/Census
1901/Edith Chapman/Domestic Servant/18/Rochester, Kent/Census
1901/Hannah Pembleton/Domestic Servant/16/Rochester, Kent/Census
1901/Harry Pellen Rick/General Labourer/51/East Peckham, Kent/Census
1901/Robert Legget/Boarder, shipwright/60/Goldstone, Suffolk/Census

1903/Ernest Walter Webb/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1911/Ernest Walter Webb/Publican/46/Greenhithe, Kent/Census ****
1911/Rose Webb/Wife/39/Deptford, Kent/Census
1911/Walter Owen Webb/Son, Assistant/17/Tethbrisge, Alberta, Canada/Census
1911/Frederick Ernest Webb/Son/12/Rochester, Kent/Census
1911/Grace Vera/Daughter/6/Rochester, Kent/Census
1911/Maude Annie Tompsett/Barmaid/22/Maidstone, Kent/Census
1911/Amelia Eliza Fryer/General Servant/24/Gillingham, Kent/Census

1913/Ernest Walter Webb/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1918/Alfred Bartlett/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1922/Alfred Bartlett/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1930/Alfred Mills/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1938/Geo Edmund Fullman/../../../Post Office Directory ****


** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Chris Haines

**** 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.
And next is the complete 1940 London street directory - this will take some months to complete, so bear with me!

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