Kensington pub index
This pub was established in 1827. The address is today given as 100 Holland Park Avenue, but in 1891 and earlier was at 1 Lower Notting Hill Terrace. **
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Castle, 100 Holland Park Avenue, W11 - In March 2013
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.
May 1856/William Hobbs/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
May 1856/Matthew Gardner/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
1861/Thomas Renninson/Licensed Victualler/67/Middlesex/Census
1861/Ann Bickley/Servant, Widow/40/Hammersmith, Middlesex/Census
September 1863/Thomas Christopher Renninson/Outgoing Licensee/../../Morning Advertiser
September 1863/Thomas Claydon/Incoming Licensee/../../Morning Advertiser
1869/Thomas Claydon/../../../Post Office Directory
1871/Thomas Claydon/Licensed Victualler/48/Cambridgeshire/Census
1871/Susan Claydon/Wife/46/Barton Mills, Suffolk/Census
1871/Elizabeth Ann Claydon/Daughter/15/Busleet, Surrey/Census
1871/John Claydon/Nephew, Barman/25/Ashley, Cambridgeshire/Census
1871/Mary Ann Seyer/Niece, Barmaid/21/Barton Mills, Suffolk/Census
1871/Emma Seyer/Niece, General Servant/22/Barton Mills, Suffolk/Census
1871/George Seyer/Nephew, Waiter/16/Barton Mills, Suffolk/Census
1881/W H Beauchamp/Licensed Victualler/52/Chertsey, Surrey/Census
1881/Elizabeth Beauchamp/Wife/55/Birmingham, Warwick/Census
1881/William H Beauchamp/Son, Assistant/18/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1881/Carry Renney/Niece, General Servant/18/Birmingham, Warwick/Census
1881/Harriet Owers/Barmaid/20/Southwark, Surrey/Census
1882/William Henry Beauchamp/../../../Post Office Directory
1891/Edward Anderson/../../../Post Office Directory
1899/Percy Hales Prior/Castle, 100 Holland Park Avenue/../../Post Office Directory **
1910/Percy Hales Prior/Castle, 100 Holland Park Avenue/../../Post Office Directory **
1915/Terence Brady/Castle, 100 Holland Park Avenue/../../Post Office Directory **
1921/Susan Elias/Castle, 100 Holland Park Avenue/../../Post Office Directory **
Joseph John Steward was my paternal great grand father. My paternal grand father Stephen Henry Steward was born at 123 Well Street, Hackney on 4th September 1891 his fathers occupation was Licensed Victualler; he died in 1962.
Ernest George Ovenden who is referred to as the proprietor in 1910 & 1915 married my great grand mother Eliza Susannah Steward (nee Johnson) after she was widowed by the death of Joseph John Steward.
I have a large group family photo taken I am informed at the “Green Dragon” (looks to possibly be in the back yard!) of the Wedding Party following my my grand fathers marriage on 11th May 1913 to my grand mother Jessie Steward (nee Hobbs). Interestingly on their marriage certificate his address is given as 95 Well Street (Butcher) and her address as 123 Well Street (Spinster) ? At the time of their wedding both their fathers were already deceased but both mothers still living and in the group photo referred to earlier.
Subsequently for quite a few years (until his death in 1962) my grand father Stephen Henry Steward was the proprietor of “The Castle”, 100 Holland Park Avenue, London W11 & he also at the same time owned and ran under management what was “Morrells” (Butchers), 96 Holland Park Avenue, London W11. His siblings were Joe Steward (who also later was a publican), Jack Steward (who I understand died in 1917 possibly in WW1) and Ada Steward (who I think also later was a publican).
As regards further info on the careers as publicans of both Joe ( one near harbour in Ramsgate possibly amongst others) & Ada (amongst possibly others “Warwick Castle”, Little Venice, that I used to visit as a kid). Joe was at the Harp, Ramsgate in 1922 at the birth of his daughter, and after at the Shipwrights Arms, Ramsgate. ***
1944/Stephen Hy. Steward/Castle, 100 Holland Park Avenue/../../Post Office Directory **
2017/../Castle PH, 100 Holland Park Avenue, LONDON,W11 4UA,Kensington and Chelsea/../../Pub Directory
** Provided By Stephen Harris
*** Provided By Dion Steward