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Equestrian Tavern, 124 Blackfriars Road, Southwark St George Martyr, London

Southwark St George Martyr index

The Equestrian Tavern, 124 Blackfriars Road was the Magdalene Coffee House 1775-1825 and the Equestrian Coffee House in 1825, it was rebuilt as part of the Surrey Vaudeville Theatre, both were destroyed by enemy action on 10 May 1941, and at least 18 fireman were killed in this incident.  ***

The address is given in Sun Fire Office insurance records as St Georges Road, an older name for the street. It is also named as the Equestrian Coffee House in those records, so the name change may have been earlier. In fact, the Magdalen Coffee House is mentioned in a 1797 Sun Fire Office record as being at the end of Dover Street (later Little Surrey Street, now Davidge Street), so closer to the intersection with Friar Street (modern Webber Street), on the other side of Blackfriars Road, opposite the site of the Magdalen Hospital. This means it may have been one of the establishments later at 152 Blackfriars Road or 152 1/2 Blackfriars Road. *

A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Southwark St George Martyr, Surrey,  London.

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1790/James Thompson/coffeeman and victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1791/Mr Thompson/coffeeman/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1809/Mary Johnson/coffee woman/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1815/Mary Johnson/coffee woman/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1822/Mary Johnson/Equestrian Coffee House, near the Obelisk/../../Victuallers Recognizance

1825/Mary Johnson/widow/../../Victuallers Recognizance

1826/Mary Johnson/widow/../../Victuallers Recognizance

1839/George Kerschner & Joseph Kerschner/../../../Pigot's Directory *

1841/George Kerschner/Equestrian Coffee House/../../Post Office Directory

1848/William Harris/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/William Harris/../../../Kellys Directory

1856/William Harris/../../../Post Office Directory

1869/William Harris/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/William Harris/Licensed Victualler/63/Doctors Commons/Census
1871/Charlotte Harris/Wife/63/Hertford, Hertfordshire/Census
1871/Charlotte Harris/Daughter/24/St George Southwark/Census
1871/Clara Harris/Daughter/17/St George Southwark/Census
1871/Harry Jones/Servant/22/Durdham Downs, Bristol/Census
1871/George Bosser/Servant/32/Cheam, Surrey/Census
1871/Emma Stuckley/Servant/26/Langport, Somerset/Census
1871/Emma Mansfield/Servant/22/Lincolns Inn Fields/Census

1881/Thomas A Dewsbery/Licensed Victualler/44/Birmingham, Warwick/Census
1881/Annie N Dewsbery/Wife/44/Birmingham, Warwick/Census
1881/Louise Dewsbery/Daughter/14/Evesham, Worcester/Census
1881/Thomas P Dewsbery/Son/12/Evesham, Worcester/Census
1881/George Tiley/Brother In Law, Billiard Room Keeper/40/Worcester, Worcester/Census
1881/William Cloake/Bar Manager/31/Blackwall, Middlesex/Census
1881/Addie Cooper/Barmaid/19/Sheffield, York/Census
1881/Martha Smith/Cook, Widow/37/Teston, Kent/Census
1881/Marion Raison/Barmaid/24/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1881/Elizabeth Luther/Housemaid/18/Wellington, Shropshire/Census
1881/Thomas Platt/Potman/27/Bishopsgate, Middlesex/Census
1881/Job Winnett/Waiter/16/Wickhamford, Worcester/Census

1882/Thomas A Dewsbery/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/T A Dewsbery/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Henry Audrey Woodwell/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/Henry Audrey Woodwell/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Edward George Cookson/../../../Post Office Directory

1910/John Edward Charles Stubbs/../../../Post Office Directory

1910/William Henry Morton/../../../Post Office Directory

1915/William Henry Morton/../../../Post Office Directory *

1921/William H. Morton/../../../Hughes Directory *

1934/Albert Jn H Cope & Mrs Olive B Treadaway/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/Albert Jn H Cope & Mrs Olive B Treadaway/../../../Post Office Directory


* Provided By Ewan

*** Provided By Bill Rigby

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