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Essex Head, 40 & 41 Essex Street, Strand, St Clement Danes WC2

St Clement Danes pub history index

It is now called the Edgar Wallace. **

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

Essex Head, 40 Essex Street, WC2 - in May 2007

Essex Head, 40 Essex Street, WC2 - in May 2007

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.

1833-34/John Snelling, Essex Head, 40 Essex Street, Strand/../../Pigots Directory ****

1839/Peter Ing/../../../Pigots Directory ****

1843/Peter Ing/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1851/Peter Ing/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1851/Peter Ing/Publican/61/Aylesbury, Bucks/Census ****
1851/Lucy Ing/Wife/62/Kings Weston, Gloucester/Census
1851/Mary Ann Gregory/Servant/19/London/Census
1851/Josiah Payne/Pot Boy/19/London/Census
1851/Samuel Twining/Lodger, Solicitor/21/Tewkesbury/Census
1851/Arthur Bowtell/Visitor, Warehouseman/25/Somersetshire/Census
1851/Chas Streek/Visitor, Draper/23/Chatham, Kent/Census
1851/Thos Nixon/Lodger, Street Keeper/64/Melbourne, Leicester/Census
1851/Elizabeth Nixon/Lodger/56/Melbourne, Leicester/Census
1851/Elizabeth Nixon/Lodger/28/Melbourne, Leicester/Census
1851/Hannah Bentley/Lodger/16/../Census
1851/Ruth Tillbrook/Lodger, Laundress/56/Kelvedon, Essex/Census
1851/Eliza Edwards/Lodger, Servant to above/46/Messing, essex/Census
1851/Emily Edwards/Lodger/2/St Clements Danes/Census

April 1853/Peter Ing/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

April 1853/Jabez Greenfield/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

January 1854/Jabez Greenfield/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

January 1854/William Frederick Glover/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1856/John Blake/../../../Post Office Directory ****

November 1856/John Blake/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

November 1856/William Frederick Beeston/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

1861/James A Cunningham/Victualler/44/Manchester, Lancashire/Census ****
1861/Elizabeth Cunningham/Wife/51/Pimlico, Middlesex/Census
1861/Elizabeth Cunningham/Daughter/14/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1861/Elizabeth Dodson/Barmaid/23/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Ellen Preston/House Servant/33/Manchester, Lancashire/Census
1861/Thomas Chesney/House Servant/27/Holborn, Middlesex/Census
1861/George Hunt/House Servant/15/Newington, Surrey/Census

1869/James Andrew Cunningham/../../../Post Office Directory ****

July 1869/executor of James Andrew Cunningham/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

July 1869/Richard Goodwin/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

1871/Richard Goodwin/Licensed Victualler/59/St Albans, Herts/Census ****
1871/Sarah Goodwin/Wife/59/Chigwell, Essex/Census
1871/Joseph Goodwin/Son/27/Bishopsgate, Middlesex/Census
1871/Jane Goodwin/Daughter/24/Bishopsgate, Middlesex/Census
1871/Cecelia Pond/Niece/12/Hamnpshire/Census
1871/Sophia Tayor/Domestic Servant/32/Farringdon, Middlesex/Census
1871/Kate Harris/Domestic Servant/22/Moorgate, Middlesex/Census
1871/Walter Collins/Potman/28/Harlow, Essex/Census
1871/Elizabeth Callwer/Lodger, Widow/71/Shelton, Oxford/Census
1871/Hannah Callwer/Lodger, Glove Maker, Widow/69/Witney, Oxford/Census

1874/Mrs Sybella Duck/../../../Post Office Directory **

1878/E Hodges/../../../LV Directory ****

1881/Mary E Fielding/Licensed Victualler/35/Huntingdon/Census ****
1881/Fanny F Fielding/Sister, Licensed Victualler/25/Huntingdon/Census
1881/George Fielding/Brother, Licensed Victualler/21/Huntingdon/Census
1881/Rose Williams/Barmaid/23/Maidstone, Kent/Census
1881/Mary J Ellaway/Servant/21/Gloucester/Census

1882/Mrs Mary Eliza Fielding/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1884/Mary E Fielding/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/Henry Fritt/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/Frank Evans/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1901/Frances J R Smith/Public House Manager/33/Brighton, Sussex/Census ****
1901/Nellie Smith/Wife/27/Lewisham, Kent/Census
1901/Frances Smith/Daughter/5/Westminster, London/Census
1901/Ada Smith/Daughter/3/Paddington/Census
1901/Ivy Smith/Daughter/1/St Clement Danes/Census
1901/Hetty Hack/Sister in Law/14/Lewisham, Kent/Census
1901/Emily Lock/Barmaid/26/City of London/Census
1901/Alice Millar/Barmaid/20/City of London/Census
1901/Emily Mecham/Barmaid/22/Egham, Surrey/Census
1901/G Hewitt/Barmaid/25/Scotland/Census
1901/Emma Hines/Cook/44/Sussex/Census
1901/Alice Street/Housemaid/22/Lambeth/Census

1910/Mrs Fanny Maddick/../../../Post Office Directory ****

My great grand uncle there, Francis Arthur Dunn and his wife Marie, plus his son and three servants. The electoral register for 1909-10 shows him at 146 High Holborn.
Probate records show that my great great grandfather, George Richard Dunn seems to have been owner or co-owner, and is recorded as having died on the premises in 1917, leaving 201 9s worth of 'effects'.
Probate was granted to one son, George Frank.
Sadly his son didn't enjoy the pub for long, as Francis Arthur also appears to have died on the premises in 1918! Probate was also granted to George Frank.

I have also dug up a connection between George frank and the Metropolitan Hotel at 60 Southwark St, but I have yet to investigate that.

1911/Francis Arthur Dunn/Licensed Victualler/35/Bermondsey, London/Census *
1911/Marie Dunn/Wife, Licensed Victualler/34/Westminster, London/Census
1911/Francis Arthur Dunn/Son/6/Clapham, London/Census
1911/Ada Carter/General Servant/38/Woodcock, Oxfordshire/Census
1911/Maud Eliza Russell/Barmaid/19/Stamford Hill, London/Census
1911/Elizabeth Hickman/Barmaid/27/Battersea, London/Census

1917/George Richard Dunn of the Essex Head Hotel Essex street Strand Middlesex died 11 July 1917 Administration London 13 March to George Frank Dunn Licensed Victualler. Effects 201 9s/Probate

1918/Francis Arthur Dunn of the Essex Head Hotel Essex street Strand Middlesex died 7 December 1918 Probate London 29 July to George Frank Dunn Licensed Victualler and James Cummins oyster dealer. Effects 1823 14s 2d/Probate

1921/Frank I Dunn../../../Post Office Directory ****

1934/Alfred Hancock/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1938/Alfred Hancock/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1944/Miss Florence M Hancock/../../../Post Office Directory ****

* Provided By Adrian Kirkup

** Provided By Stephen Harris

**** Provided By Kevan

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