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Renamed as The Macclesfield upon rebuilding in 1890. This pub is now called De Hems. *
A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Soho - in London. The Soho, London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
Information taken from "The times"
on 5 Dec 1829.
Yesterday afternoon, at five o'clock, an inquisition was taken before Mr Gell, at the Horse and Dolphin, Macclesfield Street, Soho, on the body of Thomas Curby, a fine child aged four months, who died in the following sudden manner:
- Joseph Curby, the father of the deceased child, stated that he was the son in law to Mr Richardson, the Landlord of the Horse and Dolphin, and resided with him. The child was put to bed in good health on Thursday evening, and along with witness and his mother. Witness went to bed about two o'clock in the morning, and soon after the child began to cry.
His wife remarked that he was in a profuse perspiration. He soon after fell asleep, and did not wake until seven o'clock. He again went to sleep, and about nine o'clock his wife, who got up and went down stairs, leaving him and the child in bed. In about a minute she came back, and he was on the point of getting out of bed when he observed the child looked very pale.
He took hold of him, and found he was quite dead and cold, and from his appearance must have been dead some time. The deceased has latterly been cutting his teeth, and suffered great pain. The surgeon was of opinion that the child died in a fit; and the jury returned a verdict of "Died by the visitation of God."
1829/Mr Richardson/../../../The Times **
I can tell you that Mr James Richards, Hotel Keeper was married to Mary Ann Smith. Their daughter was Mary Ann Richards and she married Joseph Curby on 27 August 1827 St George Hanover Square London .
The information on the parents comes from Mary Ann Curby’s death Certificate [died 9 April 1888 Petersham Sydney Australia].
Joseph Curby from Enfield, was a dealer/Auctioneer in Australia but his father [also Joseph still alive in 1851 census] was a blacksmith so possibly Joe jnr was doing some smith work for hotel visitors if the pub had a stable. ***
1839/Francis Hammond/../../../Pigots Directory ****
1841/F Hammond/../../../Post Office Directory ****
December 1846/Daniel Moyniham/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****
December 1846/Isaac Pye/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****
1848/Isaac Pye/../../../Post Office Directory *
1851/Isaac Pye/../../../Post Office Directory *
1856/William Alexander Duncan/../../../Post Office Directory *
1869/William Day/../../../Post Office Directory *
October 1869/William Day/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****
October 1869/William Baum/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****
1881/David Palmer/Licensed Victualler/55/Litchfield, Hampshire/Census ****
1881/Louisa Palmer/Wife/52/Brentwood, Essex/Census
1881/Louisa Jane Palmer/Daughter/21/Mile End, Middlesex/Census
1881/Charles Orphin/Potman/30/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1882/David Palmer/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1884/David Palmer/../../../Post Office Directory ****
This is now the Macclesfield from 1895
1895/Francis Thomas Courtney/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1899/John Samuel Hall/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1901/John S Hall/Licensed Victualler/50/Holborn, London/Census ****
1901/Emma L Hall/Wife/34/Holborn, London/Census
1901/Winifred L Hall/Daughter/6/Soho, London/Census
1901/Mabel E Hall/Daughter/4/Soho, London/Census
1901/Nellie B Hall/Daughter/2/Hornsey, Middlesex/Census
1901/John R Hall/Son/3 months/East Ham, Essex/Census
1901/Gold E Coates/Barmaid/22/Eastbourne, Sussex/Census
1901/Mary C Smaldon/Cook/28/Birmingham, Warwick/Census
1901/Sarah H E Bowles/Nurse/27/Marylebone, London/Census
1901/Rebecca Bowles/Servant/20/Marylebone, London/Census
1901/William Hill/Potman/24/Chelsea, London/Census
1910/Alphonse De Hem/../../../Post Office Directory *
1915/Alphonse De Hems/../../../Post Office Directory *
1921/Alphonse De Hem/../../../Hughes Directory *
1938/De Hems/../../../Post Office Directory *
* Provided By Ewan
** Provided by Ron Lankshear
*** Provided by Karen Hodges
**** Provided By Kevan