Accurate transcriptions of the 1921 census are being added to the pub history site, starting with London.

Laurie Arms, 32 Crawford Place, London,W1H 5NN

Marylebone index

This pub is now at 32 Crawford Place by at least 1934, previously at 1 Shouldham Stree. It was established in 1835 and rebuilt in 1894. In 2001 it was renamed the Larrik. **

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Laurie Arms, 32 Crawford Place, NW1 - in September 2007

Laurie Arms, 32 Crawford Place, NW1 - in September 2007

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Residents at this address.

1839/Joshua Gray/../../../Pigots Directory

My 2x great grandfather Richard Hill was running the Laurie Arms with his wife at 1 Shouldham Street Marylebone on the 1841 English Census. (He had arrived in London early 1839 from Ranskill in Nottinghamshire where had run the Bell Inn between about 1834 and 1838.) ***

He died at the pub on the 10 Feb 1843. His wife, Sarah, took over the Castle Pub at 26 Castle street now Furnival street in Oct 1843. She married William Robson in December 1844 and they ran that pub together until William’s death in 12th of June 1854 and Sarah remained on paying rent for that address until 1860 when a Mr. Woodcock took over.
The grub must have been good at the Laurie Arms and the Castle when Sarah was there because in her younger years she had been head-cook for William George Monckton-Arundell, 5th Viscount Galway at his residence Serlby Hall in Nottinghamshire! ***

1848/Chas Rowe/../../../Post Office Directory

July 1849/Charles Rowe/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

July 1849/Henry Gurney/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1851/Henry Gurney/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Henry Gurney/Licensed Victualler/23/Uxbridge, Middlesex/Census
1851/Mary Gurney/Wife/22/Goswell Street, Middlesex/Census
1851/Susan Pulgard/House Servant/23/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1851/Thomas Gould/Barman/16/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census

May 1851/Henry Gurney/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

May 1851/Wm Murrell/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1856/C Murrell/../../../Post Office Directory

1869/Charles Grinling/../../../Post Office Directory

1876/Charles Murrell/../../../Post Office Directory

1877/Charles Murrell/../../../Post Office Directory

In June 1875 at St Lukes church, St Marylebone, Robert Girling Norman, a Licensed Victualler aged 36 at Shouldham street, marries Clarissa Ellen Small Welham, aged 19, of the same address.

1880/Robert Girling Norman/../../../Post Office Directory

1881/Robert G Norman/Licensed Victualler/41/Stradbroke, Suffolk/Census
1881/Ellen Norman/Wife/25/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1881/John Norman/Son/5/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1881/Robert Norman/Son/2/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1881/Walter Norman/Son/1/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1881/Anna Aldans/Barmaid/21/Dickleburgh, Norfolk/Census
1881/Robert Sticlands/Barman/25/Wimbledon, Surrey/Census
1881/Horace Lovett/Potman/15/Hayes, Suffolk/Census
1881/Ann Waley/Domestic Servant/32/(B S), Germany/Census
1881/Laura Lee/Domestic Servant/15/Paddington, Middlesex/Census

1882/Robert Girling Norman/../../../Post Office Directory

(Clarissa) Ellen Norman is a widow by 1891, at the Chester Arms, Albany Street *

1884/Hy Murrell/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/George Frederick Murrell/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/George Frederick Murrell/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/George Frederick Murrell/../../../Post Office Directory

1910/Murrell & Son/../../../Post Office Directory

I believe I have found the manager of the Laurie Arms on the 1911 Census. **+

William Joseph Alabaster and his wife, Amelia Elizabeth Alabaster (nee Gilbert) are listed as being manager and manageress in the licensed victualler trade of the Laurie Arms on the 1911 Census. Their niece, Florence Brooks, is a barmaid; there is a cook and three barmen. William was also listed as a 'manager' on his marriage certificate and they are at the Kings Head, 176 Warwick Street in the 1901 Census and until about 1910. **+

1911/William Joseph Alabaster/Licensed Victuallers Manager/45/Leicester/Census **+
1911/Amelia Elizabeth Alabaster/Wife, Manageress/42/Hoxton, London/Census
1911/William Ernest Alabaster/Son, Apprentice Motor Engineer/18/Hoxton, London/Census
1911/Florence Brooks/Niece, Barmaid/17/Finsbury, London/Census
1911/Caroline Johnstone/Housemaid/20/Paddington, London/Census
1911/Rose Annie Tampin/Cook/30/Marylebone, London/Census
1911/George Millington/Barman/26/Westminster, London/Census
1911/Herbert henry Channing/Barman/19/Richmond, Surrey/Census
1911/George Clayton/Barman/22/Clerkenwell, London/Census

According to the British Phone Book, Mr William J Alabaster was at The Rose & Crown in 1927. Unfortunately that was the year he died. **+

His widow, Amelia Elizabeth Alabaster is listed at The Rose & Crown, 203 Hammersmith Road in the London Electoral Registers for at least 1919 (with her husband, of course), in 1928 (with William Lambert), and in 1930 (with Frederick John & Victoria Ellen Abbott, Ada Pearson and Frances Woolf) and by 1932 (with Ada Pearson and Frances Woolf). **+

1915/Robert Tuck/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Mrs Ada Tuck/../../../Post Office Directory

1934/Albert Allen/../../../Post Office Directory

1938/Mrs Edith Allen/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Allen Caterers Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory *+

* Provided By Mark Morgan

*+ Provided By Ewan

** Provided By Stephen Harris

**+ Provided By Heather Wright

*** Provided By Jasmin Leuthold


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