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Bedford Head Hotel, 40 Maiden Lane, St Paul, Covent Garden

This pub was founded in 1739 as the Dukes Head, later becoming the Bedford Head and being rebuilt in its present form in 1873. In 1984 it was renamed the Maple Leaf. **

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

You may also wish to take a look at the St Clements Danes parish.

Bedford Head Hotel, 40/41 Maiden Lane, WC1 - in January 2009

Bedford Head Hotel, 40/41 Maiden Lane, WC1 - in January 2009

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.

1805/William Garden, Bedford Head, Maiden lane, Covent garden/../../Holdens Directory ****

1825/Mr & Mrs Wallis, Bedfords Head tavern, Maiden lane, Covent garden/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1833-34/William Givens, Bedford Head, 41 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden/../../Pigots Directory ****

1839/Sarah Givens/../../../Pigots Directory ****

1842/S Givens/../../../Robsons Directory ****

1843/Mrs Sarah Givens , Bedford Head Tavern, 41 Maiden lane, Covent garden/../../Kellys Directory ****

1848/Mrs Sarah Givens/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1850/Mrs S Givens/../../../P.O. Directory **

1851/Mrs S Givens/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1851/Wiliam Ward/Wine Merchant/32/Canterbury, Kent/Census ****
1851/Jane Ward/Wife/33/Wrexham, Derbyshire/Census
1851/Edwin Ward/Brother, Porter/16/Canterbury, Kent/Census
1851/Charles Doughty Carter/Waiter/25/Weston, Lincolnshire/Census
1851/Jane Smith/Cook/25/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census

1856/William Ward/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1861/William Ward/Hotel Keeper/41/Petham, Kent/Census ****
1861/Jane Ward/Wife/45/Wrexham, Denbighshire/Census
1861/John Southcott/Boarder, Builder, Widow/68/Crediton, Devon/Census
1861/John Southcott/Boarder, Builder/39/Exeter, Devon/Census
1861/P M Southcott/Boarder/31/Newfoundland/Census
1861/Emma Moore/Boarder/37/Wrexham, Denbighshire/Census
1861/Samuel Blackburn/Boarder, Grocer/21/Coddington/Census
1861/Jane Moore/General Servant/15/Wrexham, Denbighshire/Census
1861/Mary A Smitherson/Barmaid/25/Stourbridge, Worcester/Census
1861/Kate Thompson/Barmaid/17/Anley, Staffordshire/Census
1861/William Daniels/Waiter/33/Rollesby, Norfolk/Census
1861/Alfred Wilson/Potman/19/Bury St Edmunds/Census
1861/James Ward/Brother, Servant/27/Chatham, Kent/Census

1862/William Ward/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1869/Mrs Jane Ward/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1871/William Lindsay/Licensed Victualler/45/Scotland/Census ****
1871/Mary A Lindsay/Wife/39/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1871/Adelaide P Lindsay/Daughter/13/City of London, Middlesex/Census
1871/Annie O Lindsay/Daughter/../City of London, Middlesex/Census
1871/Phoebe J Goodchild/Sister in Law/32/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1871/Thomas Wolfe/Lodger, Tailor/22/Cambridge/Census
1871/Alfred Roubic/Boarder, Licensed Victuallers manager/49/Hastings/Census
1871/Annie Dickenson/Barmaid/27/Pimlico, Middlesex/Census
1871/Clara Baskett/Barmaid/18/Camberwell, Surrey/Census
1871/John Harrison/Waiter/38/Greenwich. Kent/Census
1871/Eliza S Winslow/Cook/55/City of London/Census
1871/William Cronin/Potman/30/Southwark, Surrey/Census

1881/Alfred W H Dickinson/Hotel Proprietor/33/London, Middlesex/Census ****
1881/Adelaide A Dickinson/Wife/32/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Alfred R S E Dickinson/Son/1/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Rosanna B Fielding/Sister/13/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/William Preston/Visitor, Draper/40/Brentwood, Essex/Census
1881/Rose B Stothy/Visitor/14/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Elizabeth F Green/Barmaid/19/Brighton, Sussex/Census
1881/Mary A Dudley/Barmaid/21/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Annie Rixon/Domestic Servant/22/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Annie A Worley/Domestic Servant/19/London, Middlesex/Census

1882/Alfred Walter Harvey Dickinson/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1884/Alf W Dickinson/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/George Henry Thurston/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1900/Marshall Brothers/../../../P.O. Directory **

1910/Sidney Yardley & Co Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1915/Sidney Yardley & Co Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1921/Glaze Bros. Ltd/../../../Kelly’s P.O. Directory **

1934/James Russell/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1938/Goodhews Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1944/Goodhews Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory ****


** Provided By Stephen Harris

**** 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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