London historical street directory and pub history

This is now an updated and complete, historical London street directory for 1832 and 1842 and more

Old Chesterfield Arms, 7 Shepherd Street, St George Hanover Square W1

St George Hanover Square pub history index

At 11 Shepherd Street in 1869 and earlier, prior to street renumbering. *

A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in St George Hanover Square; and includes such areas of London as Knightsbridge, Mayfair and Pimlico.

The following entries are in this format:

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

1827/William Wallis/../../../LV Asylum

1839/William Garringe/../../../Pigot's Directory *

1841/Mrs Corringe/../../../Post Office Directory *

1848/Robert Garnham/../../../Post Office Directory *

1851/Robert Garnham/../../../Post Office Directory *

May 1851/Robert Garnham/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

May 1851/Susannah Garnham, adminstratrix of Robert Garnham/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1856/Mrs Susannah Garnham/../../../Post Office Directory

My 2 great grandfather was John Bent, born in Billesdon in 1816. His elder brother, William Bent, born in 1812, moved to London where his first wife died in 1850. With 2 young children he swiftly married again to Elizabeth Smith at the end of 1850. He was first a coachman but then a licensed victualler for many years. ***

1861/William Bent/Licensed Victualler/48/Billesdon, Leicester/Census ***
1861/Elizabeth Bent/Wife/30/London/Census
1861/Ada Bent/Daughter/10/Kingsland/Census
1861/Charles Bent/Son/8/Paddington, Middlesex/Census
1861/Henry Bent/Son/8/Paddington, Middlesex/Census
1861/Norman Bent/Son/5/St Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1861/Elizabeth Bent/Daughter/4/St Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1861/Frederick Bent/Son/1/St Georges, Middlesex/Census
1861/Abraham Cook/Waiter/16/Essex/Census
1861/Harriet Marcham/Nurse Maid/19/St Georges, Westminster/Census
1861/Catherine Hayes/Cook/20/Ireland/Census
+ Lodgers

William Bent was later at the Lord Nelson, Kings Road, Chelsea by about 1866. ***

1869/Benjamin Overton/../../../Post Office Directory

Benjamin Overton is at the Hercules Tavern, Leadenhall Street by the 1871 census

1881/Karl Best/Licensed Victualler/36/Frankfort (F), Germany/Census
1881/Harriett Best/Wife/28/St Geo Han Sq, Middlesex/Census
1881/Henrietta Best/Daughter/9/St Geo Han Sq, Middlesex/Census
1881/Charlotte Best/Daughter/7/St Geo Han Sq, Middlesex/Census
1881/Charles Best/Son/5/St Geo Han Sq, Middlesex/Census
1881/Charles Westmore Jones/Domestic Servant/20/St Geo Han Sq, Middlesex/Census
1881/James Langley/Butler/38/Winchcombe, Gloucester/Census
1881/Stephen Hancock/Lodger, Groom/26/Leicester/Census

1882/Karl Best/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/Frederick Kingsbury/../../../Post Office Directory *

1901/John W Rich/Licensed Victualler/27/Southwick, Sussex/Census
1901/Emily L Rich/Wife/31/Rochford, Essex/Census
1901/Emily L Rich/Daughter/10/Bournemouth, Hants/Census
1901/Kate Rich/Daughter/8/Weymouth, Dorset/Census
1901/John W Rich/Son/4/Southwick, Sussex/Census
1901/May L Rich/Daughter/1/Mayfair, London/Census
1901/Martha Nicholson/Aunt, Widow/61/Southwick, Sussex/Census
1901/Thomas Shepherd/Barman/25/Portsmouth, Hants/Census

1915/Harry Keys/../../../Post Office Directory *

1938/Mrs Edith Mary Clark/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Harry Phillips/../../../Post Office Directory

* Provided By Ewan

*** Provided By Roger Bent

What I am now attempting to achieve is the coverage of an earlier London street directory in 1832. This is unique, plus images of the 1842 Robsons directory which confirm earlier entries and also carry much more trade detail about a premises or person. Here is the index of streets in 1832, many with 1842 imagery added.
And next is the complete 1940 London street directory - this will take some months to complete, so bear with me!

London pub history directory.

LONDON Pub History

London Street Listings in 1832.

1832 Index

London street listings in 1842

1842 Index

London Street Listings in 1818 - mainly A and B.

London public houses in 1833 Pigots.

Entire London Street Listing in 1843 - by surname.

London public houses in 1856.

London public houses in 1869.

London public houses in 1899

London 1921 Street directory in 1921

London 1940 Street directory 1940

London Pubs in 2018

And Last updated on: Sunday, 11-Nov-2018 11:21:11 GMT