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    Search the historical London street directory, and London pub history site including early street addresses in London through the Victorian pub history of London. This search engine is broken, try address searches in the main google search to get better results. OR visit the London pub history directory index pages to which I am rapidly adding links

    Falcon, 2 St Johns Hill, Battersea South West

    Battersea south west pub history index

    One of the most ancient taverns in Battersea was the old " Falcon," which was built nearly 300 years ago. The original house stood near where the present "Falcon" stands, it was surrounded by orchards and floral gardens, flanking on country lanes, with few houses until the village of Wandsworth was reached. A later house, built about the beginning of the nineteenth century, was kept by a man named Robert Death, and at this time the house was a place of call for undertakers on their return from the burial ground ; some of these men and their friends often got merry in their cups, and it was not an uncommon sight to see a funeral-party dancing on the green in front of the inn. The artist, John Nixon, was so much amused by the landlord's name that he painted a picture of the tavern entitled " Drinking at Death's door," in which he depicted a merry lot of undertakers disporting themselves in front of the inn (1913).  *

    A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in the Battersea parish, London SW. This includes The Battersea parish, London SW Public House Trade Directory uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

    The Falcon Tavern, Battersea - in 1789

    The Falcon Tavern, Battersea - in 1789

    Kindly provided by John Carnaby

    The Falcon, 2 St Johns Hill, Battersea South West

    The Falcon, 2 St Johns Hill, Battersea South West

    Kindly provided by Philip Carter

    The following entries are in this format:

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

    1851/Neat Ladd/../../../../Kellys Directory ****

    1851/Neat Ladd/Licensed Victualler/50/Folkestone, Kent/Census ****
    1851/Susannah Ladd/Wife/38/Folkestone, Kent/Census
    1851/Frances Myer/Mother in Law, Widow/71/Folkestone, Kent/Census
    1851/William Inman/Pot Man/21/Wapping, Middlesex/Census
    1851/Sarah Dicken/House Servant/40/Kingswarden, Bedfordshire/Census
    1851/Sarah Culvert/House Servant/22/Wapping, Middlesex/Census
    1851/Ricard Ladd/Son/2/Battersea, Surrey/Census

    1878/Thomas Collingwood/../../../Surrey Directory ****

    1881/John Giles Brown/Licensed Victualler/44/West Ham, Essex/Census ****
    1881/Elizabeth Brown/Wife/47/Barking, Essex/Census
    1881/Henry Brown/Son/23/Barking, Essex/Census
    1881/Arthur Brown/Son/21/Barking, Essex/Census
    1881/Elizabeth Brown/Daughter/15/Battersea, Surrey/Census
    1881/Florence Brown/Daughter/14/Battersea, Surrey/Census
    1881/Ada Brown/Daughter/12/Battersea, Surrey/Census
    1881/Alice Saunders/Domestic Servant/21/Covent Garden, Middlesex/Census

    1896/John Tavener/../../../../Post Office Directory ****

    1901/John S Tavener/Licensed Victualler/37/Southwark, London/Census ****
    1901/Florence Tavener/Wife/36/Wandsworth, London/Census
    1901/Julia Phillips/House Keeper, Widow/61/City, London/Census
    1901/Sarah E Flow/Cook, Widow/63/Bexley Heath, Kent/Census
    1901/Easher Kabble/Servant/29/City, London/Census
    1901/Alice E Osborne/General Servant/42/City, London/Census
    1901/Rose Martin/Barmaid/28/Kingston, Hampshire/Census
    1901/Ada Town/Barmaid/22/London/Census
    1901/Alice Kemp/Barmaid/24/Teddington, London/Census
    1901/Florence Baker/Barmaid/30/Clapton, London/Census
    1901/Marryian Smith/Barmaid/19/Lambeth, London/Census
    1901/Ellie B French/Barmaid/20/Somerset/Census
    1901/John D Blackledge/Barman/19/Guildford, Surrey/Census
    1901/William Jeffries/Barman/21/Germany/Census
    1901/Walter J Ridgwell/Barman/21/Lambeth, London/Census
    1901/George Darby/Barman/24/Lambeth, London/Census
    1901/George J Burrell/Barman/21/Clerkenwell, London/Census
    1901/Louis Newell/Barman/18/Reading, Berks/Census
    1901/Alfred Tomlins/Barman/19/Bletchington, Oxon/Census
    1901/Arthur C Herd/Barman/29/Bermondsey, London/Census

    1901/John Tavener/../../../../Post Office Directory ****

    1906/John Tavener/../../../../Post Office Directory ****

    1911/Mrs Charlotte Tavener/../../../../Post Office Directory ****

    1919/Tavener Ltd/../../../../Post Office Directory ****

    1921/Tavener Ltd/../../../Hughes Directory **

    1944/E L Short & Co Ltd/../../../../Post Office Directory ****


    * Provided By John Carnaby

    **** Provided By Kevan

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