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Bolt in Tun, 64 Fleet Street, St Dunstan in West, City of London

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The Access to Archives site has just suggested that the Boars Head existed as early as 1441-42, i.e. "John, bishop of Bath and Wells, to grant a messuage called the Boar's Head next to the Bolt-in-Tun in Fleet Street in the parish of St. Dunstan-in-the-West to the prior and convent of the Carmelites in Fleet Street. London." in Henry V1 20. This pub was therefore present by 1443 and was demolished in 1853.  **

BOLT-IN-TUN, now a Railway Parcels' office, but once a great coaching house, derived its title from Prior Bolton of St. Bartholomew's, Smithfield, being a rebus or his name. A similar adoption of this rebus occurs in the death of Thomas Bolton, at the " Bolt and Tun," in Cornhill, August 1666, and " Job Bolton, at the ' Bolt and Tun,' in Lombard Street, who kept running cash in 1677. The Fleet Street house is mentioned in the Patent Roll, 21 Henry the Sixth, 1443, and in the parish registers 1629 and 1660. In 1665, on September 2nd, during the raging of the plague, is an entry:ó" A boy found dead in the hay-loft, in Boult-in-Tun Stables, was buried." In 1759, its host, Thomas Walker, was presented for entertaining disorderly women, &c. - Memorials of Temple Bar 1870

A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in  St Dunstan in West, City of London. The St Dunstan in West, 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.

1759/Thomas Walker/../../../Guildhall Library **

1776/Mr Harris /(Inn) /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1776/Robert Jewel /(Tap)/../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1797/Mr Carter/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1801/George Simcock / Innkeeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1807/Charles Medley / Coach Master, Dealer & Chapman /../../London Gazette, 23 May 1807 **

1809/Joseph Crown / Tavern Keeper /../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1810/Joseph Croom / Tavern Keeper /../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1819/Joseph Groom/../../../London Gazette, 4 September 1819 **

1819/John Monk / Tap Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1819/John Archer / Waiter /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey
1819/Robert Grey & Robert Grey junior/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey
1819/Robert Grey / Inn Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey

1822/Robert Grey junior/../../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1824/Robert Grey junior / Coach Master & Warehouse Keeper/../../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1832/Robert Gray/../../Robsonís Directory

1839/James Thorne/../../../Pigotís Directory **

1841/Elias Luther/ (Tap) /../../Post Office Directory **

1842/Elias Luther/ (Tap)/../../Robsonís Directory **

1848/Elias Luther/Bolt in Tun Tap, Boars Head Court/../../Post Office Directory **

1851/Wm. Jas. Chaplin & Ben Worthy Horne/../../../Kellyís Directory **

1851/William Rutter/Bolt in Tun Tap, Boars Head Court/../../Kellyís Directory **

1853/Edmund Page & John Morton the younger / Victuallers /../../London Gazette, 17 July 1855 **

October 1860/George Dubree/Outgoing Licensee/../../London City Press

October 1860/Charles Payne and William Jones/Incoming Licensee/../../London City Press

May 1862/Charles Pyne and William Jones/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

May 1862/William Jones/Incoming Licensee/../../Era


** Provided By Stephen Harris

And Last updated on: Thursday, 13-Sep-2018 13:26:30 BST