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Old Red Lion, 418 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London

Clerkenwell pub history index

At 87 St John Street Road in 1851 - then renumbered to 186 St John Street Road; The pub was founded in 1415 and most recently rebuilt in 1899; at 418 St John Street by 1910 ** The address is at 75 St John Street Road in 1841 and earlier. *

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

Old Red Lion, 418 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London

Old Red Lion, 418 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London

Old Red Lion, 418 St John Street - in December 2006

Old Red Lion, 418 St John Street - in December 2006

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.

St. John-street-road was, until 1818, called Islington-road. "On Tuesday next, being Shrove Tuesday, will be a fine hog barbyqu'd whole, at the
house of Peter Brett, at the Rising Sun in Islington road, with other diversions. It is the house where the ox was roasted whole at Christmas last."óMist's Journal, February 9, 1726.

1820/George Wells/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1822/John Shain/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1827/John Shain/../../../LV Asylum ****

1839/Robert Wing/../../../Pigotís Directory **

1841/Robert Wing/../../../Post Office Directory *

On the east side of St. John's-street-road, adjoining the site of the old almshouses founded by Lady Owen, stands the Old Red Lion public-house, which has been recently renovated, and bears the inscription in conspicuous characters on its frontó" The Old Red Lion, established 1415." Not very many years ago, this inn stood almost alone; opposite were pens in which sheep were folded previously to their being taken to Smithfield for sale, and in the midst of which stood an old house, called "Goose Farm;" and the whole space from St. John's-street-road to the Belvidere Tavern, Penton-street, in one direction, and to Coppice-row, Clerkenwell, in another, was, with the exception of a few erections, entirely rural. The scene is now entirely changed, and the whole of the ground has, for some time, been covered with buildings, streets, &c. The Red Lion was frequently the halting-place of some of the most distinguished ornaments of the last century in their suburban recreations. Thomson, the author of the "SeasonsHogarth, who has introduced the gable-end of the house in his picture of Evening; and Paine, the author of the "Rights of Man," lived under its roof; and Dr. Johnson (it is said) and other celebrated men of that day often refreshed themselves at the house.  - St Mary Islington History 1842

1843/Leonard Bladon/../../../Post Office Directory *

1848/George Hale/../../../Post Office Directory *

1851/Thomas Morris Harvey/../../../Kellyís Directory **

1851/Thos M Harvey/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1851/Thomas H. Harvey/Licensed Victualler/42/Twickenham, Middlesex/Census *
1851/Mary Ann Harvey/Wife/34/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census
1851/Elizabeth Taylor/Sister-in-Law/32/Twickenham, Middlesex/Census
1851/William Dixon/Barman/27/Bristol, Gloucestershire/Census
1851/Eliza Duggen/General Servant/29/Radcliffe, Middlesex/Census
1851/Henry Moolday/Potman/21/Visitor, Traveller/21/Newberry, Berkshire/Census
1851/George Truman/Visitor, Traveller/48/Romsey, Huntingdonshire/Census
1851/William Walken/Visitor, Traveller/60/Golding, Lincolnshire/Census
1851/William Rogerson/Visitor, Traveller/66/Holbeach, Lincolnshire/Census
1851/John Everett/Visitor, Traveller/about 30/Not Known/Census

April 1852/Thomas M Harvey/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

April 1852/Henry Burton/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

1856/Henry Burton/../../../Post Office Directory ****

January 1859/William Brooking/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era ****

January 1859/William Thomas Simson/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era ****

1861/Alfred S. Rowlett/Licensed Victualler/37/Hoxton, Middlesex/Census *
1861/Mary E. Rowlett/Wife/30/Launceston, Cornwall/Census
1861/John Rowlett/Son/11/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1861/Mary Ann Clark/House Servant/31/Holborn, Middlesex/Census
1861/William Eveleigh/Barman/22/Langport, Somerset/Census
1861/William Sawyer/Potman/24/Kingsland, Middlesex/Census

1862/William Jones/../../../P.O. Directory **

1869/Mrs Ann Mills Hatswell/../../../Post Office Directory *

February 1870/B N Verge/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

February 1870/James Turnbull/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1879/Geo. W. Churchman/../../../P.O. Directory **

1881/Robert Edwards/Licenced Victualler/39/Deal, Kent/Census ****
1881/Caroline Edwards/Wife/36/Deal, Kent/Census
1881/Robert E Edwards//14/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1881/Margaret A Edwards/Daughter/10/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1881/Frank Edwards//5/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1881/Caroline Edwards/Daughter/4/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1881/Dudley Edwards//1/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1881/William Pritcherd/Barman/21/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1881/Florence Willis/Barmaid/20/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1881/Louisa Douglas/Barmaid/22/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1881/Louisa Tompkins/Lodger, Book Keeper/25/Northampton/Census
1881/Elizabeth Powell/Lodger, Nursemaid/16/Northampton/Census

1882/Robert Elvery/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1884/Robert Elvery/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/Charles Snow/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1895/Charles Snow/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/Dickerson & North/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1900/Dickerson & North/../../../P.O. Directory **

1910/Snow Brothers/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1915/Snow Brothers/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1919/Snow Brothers/../../../P.O. Directory **

1921/G. Snow & C. Snow/../../../Hughes Directory *

1934/Stanley G Saunders/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1938/Stanley G Saunders/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1938/Blackaby/../../../Freehold

1939 - 1948/A Martin/../../../Freehold

1944/Alfred Martin/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1949/Copes Taverns/../../../Freehold

1954 - 1955/S S Caterers Ltd/../../../Freehold

1956/Copes Taverns/../../../Freehold

1957 - 1961/Thomas Walker/../../../Freehold

1962 - 1966/T O'Sullivan/../../../Freehold

1967/Copes Taverns/../../../Freehold

1967/T F Flanagan/../../../Freehold


* Provided By Ewan

** Provided By Stephen Harris

**** Provided By Kevan


And Last updated on: Wednesday, 18-Oct-2017 15:53:55 BST