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Bell & Birdcage, 81 Wood Street, St Alban Wood Street, EC2

St Alban pub history index

In 1839, 1841, 1869 and from 1891, aka Birdcage; Present between 1803 and 1851 at least under the name Birdcage. In the 18th century, from at least 1720, there was a pub in this street called the Bell Inn, being a different premises a few doors away. The Bell Inn was depicted by Hogarth in a pair of 1732 engravings called The Harlot’s Progress.
Now demolished. **

A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in  St Alban, Wood Street parish, City of London. The St Alban, Wood Street, City of London Public House Trade Directory 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.

1745/Tho. Whaley / Innkeeper / Bell Inn /../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1803/Bernard Powell/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1812/Gardiner More Cutmore/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1834/Malachi Sharon / Public House Keeper /../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1839/Malachi Shannan/../../../Pigots Directory ****

1841/Benjamin Forbes Barber/../../../P.O. Directory **

1842/Benjamin Forbes Barber/../../../P.O. Directory **

1843/Benjamin Forbes Barber/../../../Kellys Directory **

February 1849/Martha Barber/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era ****

February 1849/George Clark/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era ****

1851/George Clarke/../../../Kelly’s Directory **

1851/George Clark/Licensed Victualler/41/Carlisle, Cumberland/Census ****
1851/Martha Clark/Wife/40/Dorset/Census
1851/Benjamin Clark/Son/11/St Albans, City of London/Census
1851/Charles Clark/Son/9/St Albans, City of London/Census
1851/Mary Holland/General Servant/23/Ireland/Census
1851/Harry Hambridge/Visitor, Glover/20/Yeovil, Somerset/Census

1861/George Clark/Licensed Victualler/51/Carlisle, Cumberland/Census ****
1861/Martha Clark/Wife/50/Dorsetshire/Census
1861/Benj Barber/Stepson, Warehouseman/21/London, Middlesex/Census
1861/Charles Barber/Stepson, Assistant/19/London, Middlesex/Census
1861/Elizth Bogle/House Servant/23/Ireland/Census

1869/Henry Hobbs/../../../Post Office Directory ****

July 1870/Edward William Sabine/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

July 1870/Thomas John Taylor/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1881/Catherine Hilton/Licensed Victualler, Widow/48/Woolwich, Kent/Census ****
1881/Henrietta C Hilton/Daughter/15/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1881/Gregory Wallen/Brother, Manager Hotel/29/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1881/Sarah A Morland/Visitor/49/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1881/Xaroline Baillie/Visitor, Saleswoman/28/Barnet, Hertford/Census
1881/Anne Sinclair/Barmaid/23/(City Road), Middlesex/Census
1881/Kate Snell/Cook/19/London, Middlesex/Census

1882/Mrs Catherine Hilton/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1884/Edwin Richardson/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1886/Reginald Goodman/../../../Business Directory of London **

1891/David Turner & Co/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/David Turner/Licensed Victualler/37/Scotland/Census ****

1895/David Turner/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/William James Stringer/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1906/John C Keen/../../../Morris’ Business Directory of London **

1921/Ernest E Stockley/../../../Hughes Directory ****

1938/Chas Fredk Hine & Chas Hy Goldby/../../../Post Office Directory ****


** Provided By Stephen Harris

**** Provided By Kevan


And Last updated on: Saturday, 01-Apr-2017 12:27:51 BST