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Kings Head, 95 Tooley Street, Southwark St Olave

Southwark St Olave pub history index

There are two Kings Head in Tooley Street before 1891, at 95 Tooley Street and also at 178 Tooley Street. This Kings Head is at, or near,  the junction with Stoney Lane.  This Kings Head is latterly renamed the Old Kings Head, and at 135 Tooley Street by 1891. I have 1822 to 1826 Recognizance entries for both, but not sure which is which at present.

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

1788/Jonathan Hamilton/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1800/Walter Stokes/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1802/William Fox/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1803/William Fox/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1822/William Aldon/../../../Victuallers Recognizance *

1823/William Aldon/../../../Victuallers Recognizance *

1825/William Aldon/../../../Victuallers Recognizance *

May 1826/Thomas Gosling/../../../Victuallers Recognizance *

October 1826/Thomas Gosling/../../../Victuallers Recognizance *

1827/Thomas Gosling/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association ****

1839/Griff Griffiths/Kings Head, 95 Tooley Street/../../Pigots Directory ****

1841/Griffin Griffiths/Kings Head, 95 Tooley Street/../../Post Office Directory ****

1842/G Griffiths/Kings Head, 95 Tooley Street/../../Robsons Directory ****

1843/John Nash/Kings Head, 95 Tooley Street/../../Post Office Directory ****

1848/John Nash/Kings Head, 95 Tooley Street/../../Post Office Directory ****

1851/John Nash/Licensed Victualler/40/London, Middlesex/Census ****
1851/Ann Nash/Wife/35/Southwark, Surrey/Census
1851/John Nash/Son/8/Southwark, Surrey/Census
1851/Ann Nash/Daughter/5/Southwark, Surrey/Census
1851/Mary Nash/Daughter/3/Southwark, Surrey/Census
1851/George Nash/Son/7 months/Southwark, Surrey/Census
1851/Mary Scott/General Servant/18/Southwark, Surrey/Census

September 1855/John Nash, deceased/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era ****

September 1855/Ann Nash, widow and executrix of John Nash/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era ****

1856/Mrs Ann Nash/Kings Head, 95 Tooley Street/../../Post Office Directory ****

1861/James Lapidge/Licensed Victualler/38/St Johns, Hackney, Middlesex/Census ****
1861/Ann Lapidge/Wife/38/Southwark St Olave, Surrey/Census
1861/Ann Nash/Daughter/15/Southwark St Olave, Surrey/Census
1861/Mary Nash/Daughter/13/Southwark St Olave, Surrey/Census
1861/Elizabeth Nash/Daughter/10/Southwark St Olave, Surrey/Census
1861/Sarah Nash/Daughter/8/Southwark St Olave, Surrey/Census
1861/William Nash/Son/6/Southwark St Olave, Surrey/Census
1861/James K Hayhudon/Lodger, Undertaker/62/Southwark St Saviours, Surrey/Census
1861/William Wilmot/Waiter/16/Southwark St Johns, Surrey/Census
1861/Mary Williams/House Servant/20/Southwark St Olave, Surrey/Census

1869/Jno William Thurston/Kings Head, 95 Tooley Street/../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/Walter Carter/Old Kings Head, 135 Tooley Street/../../Post Office Directory ****

My Great Grandfather was Henry Couchman. In 1870 he ran "The Old Fish" in Baldwins Gardens, Grays Inn Road; in  1877  "The Hope", Ivy Lane St. Pauls and "The Dukes Head";  in 1879  "The George" Bury St, Piccadilly; in 1888  "The Harp" Church St. Lisson Grove; and in 1891  "The Old Kings Head", Tooley Street.
 
Henry died in 1893 and his son Harry went on to establish COUCHMAN'S LTD soon after WW1. **

1891/Henry Couchman/Licensed Victualler/49/Lewes, Sussex/Census **
1891/Jane Couchman/Wife, Publicans Manager/45/Sittingbourne, Kent/Census
1891/Minnie M Couchman/Daughter, Barmaid/18/Holborn,London/Census
1891/Arthur Couchman/Son/10/St Georges, London/Census
1891/Florence C Couchman/Daughter/8/Chelsea, London/Census
1891/Richard Couchman/Son/4/Paddington, London/Census
1891/Clara Couchman/Daughter/3/Paddington, London/Census
1891/Alice Couchman/Daughter/1/Paddington, London/Census
1891/William Hey/Potman/21/Camden Town, London/Census
1891/Emily Parsons/Cook/22/St Pancras, London/Census

1895/Kingston Brothers/Old Kings Head, 135 Tooley Street/../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/Walter William Woodman/Old Kings Head, 135 Tooley Street/../../Post Office Directory ****

1910/James Townsend & Son/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1915/John Townsend/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1921/Charles H J Keeble/Old Kings Head, 135 Tooley Street/../../Post Office Directory ****

1923/John Buck/Kings Head, 135 Tooley Street//../../Electoral Register
1923/Edith Hughes/../../../Electoral Register
1923/George Hughes/../../../Electoral Register


* Provided By Ewan

** Provided by Norma Leatherby

**** Provided By Kevan

And Last updated on: Monday, 16-Apr-2018 20:46:17 BST