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Feathers, 12 Great Wild street WC2B

St Giles pub history index

It would be safe to assume this address was demolished for the building of the Peabody buildings

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in St Giles in Fields, London. The St Giles in Fields , London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

Residents at this address

On 15 May 1782 William Singleton was convicted of the theft of three half crowns from John Edwards on 28 April 1782. The theft occurred in a public house where they had been drinking together, and John Edwards gave evidence that he believed it to have been the Feathers, Great Wild Street. Whether his recollection was correct or not, the evidence clearly implies that the Feathers must already have been in business as a public house at that time./ The Old Bailey Online reference is t-17820515-42 *

[It seems that William Singleton was a bricklayer from Cheshire, originally. He was tried for highway robbery in George's Court, near Shoe Lane in 1776 but found not guilty. He was imprisoned for 1 year for the theft of the three half crowns in the Feathers. On 8 June 1791 he was found guilty of Simple Grand Larceny at the Swan With Two Necks, Lad-lane, and sentenced to transportation. He sailed on the convict ship Pitt, which arrived in Sydney in 1792. He was buried "on the plains" in New South Wales in May 1835.] *

1805/William Wood/Recognizances/../../(LMA MR/LV/11/4) *

1806/Thomas Riddle/Recognizances/../../(LMA MR/LV/11/12) *

1807/Edward Martindale and Tomas Riddle/Recognizances/../../(LMA MR/LV/11/20) *

1808/Edward Martindale/Recognizances/../../(LMA MR/LV/11/26) *

1809/Edward Martindale/Recognizances/../../(LMA MR/LV/11/32) *

In 1808, Edward Martindale, licensed victualler of 12 Great Wild Street took out a policy of insurance on the contents of his new house of brick and timber with the Sun Insurance Office. (An ancestor of mine). *

1810, 1811, 1812/Edward Martindale occupied premises in Great Wild Street with a rental value of 45 and premises in Princes Court (off Great Wild Street) with a rental value of 14, in both cases the proprietor was Thos Gates./../../Land Tax Records) *

1813, 1814 and 1815, the rental value of the Great Wild Street premises occupied by Edward Martindale had increased to 50, and he was occupying additional premises in Princes Court, rental value 14, proprietor Edward Smith./../../Land Tax Records) *

Edward Martindale left the Feathers in 1816. *

1827/George Morgan, Feathers, 12 Great Wild street, Lincolns Inn fields/../../Pigots Directory

1829/Thomas Tanner/../../../Robsons Directory

1833-34/Henry Lemon, Feathers, 12 Great Wild street, Lincolns inn fields/../../Pigots Directory

1839/George Charles Green/../../../Pigots Directory

1841/Charles Franklin/Publican/38//Census
1841/Charles Franklin/../13/Middlesex/Census
1841/Charlotte Franklin/../11/Middlesex/Census
1841/Jane Whitby/Female Servant/42/Middlesex/Census
1841/James Hodell/Male Servant/20/Middlesex/Census

1843/Charles Franklin, Feathers, 12 Great Wild street, Lincoln's inn/../../Post Office Directory

1848/George Masson/../../../Post Office Directory

June 1849/Charles Henry Rennoldson/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

June 1849/James Anderson/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

November 1849/James Anderson/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

November 1849/James Alfred Milne/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1851/Patrick Flinn/../../../Post Office Directory

Morning Advertiser 23 April 1851 - Licence transfers
Feathers, Great Wild street, James Alfred Millns to Samuel Henry Burrett

1851/Seth Burrett/Publican/26/Putney, Surrey/Census
1851/Sophia Gardener/Niece, Servant/17/Wandsworth, Surrey/Census

January 1854/Henry Steed/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

January 1854/John Cook/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

October 1854/John Cook/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era

October 1854/William Anderton/Incoming Licensee /../../The Era

1862/Edward Wakefield, Feathers, 12 Great Wild street WC/../../../Post Office Directory

In 1865 my 3rd great grandfather Louis Frederick Valet was the licensed victualler at 12 great wild street, i.e. the Feathers. My records show the administration of his estate and the 1865 business directory. He died in July 1865 so not sure how long he was there for as he wasn't there in the 1861 census as I think he was a manager of a hotel as I have a record that he worked in the Adelaides Hotel. ****

1864-65/Frederick Valet, Feathers, 12 Great Wild street WC/../../../Post Office Directory

Era 1 October 1865
Feathers, King street, Martin St Leger to Thomas Arthur Bunker

My family were the St Ledgers at the The Feathers, 12 Great Wild Street, St Giles in the Fields. My Great Great Grandmother is listed as being aged 16 in 1871 and and living at The Feathers. In 1875 she marries a John Lynch from 4, Drury Lane who is also listed as a publican, but I cannot find his pub - though maybe he worked at the Feathers?  **

1869/John St Ledger/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Martin St Ledger/Licensed Victualler/50/Galway, Ireland/Census
1871/Jane St Ledger/Wife/50/Middlesex/Census
1871/Emily St Ledger/Daughter/16/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1871/William St Ledger/Son/14/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1871/Mary Ann St Ledger/Daughter/12/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1871/Bridget Henley/Domestic Servant/54/Ireland/Census

1873/Martin St Leger/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1874/Martin St Leger/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1875/Martin St Leger/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1876/Jane St Leger/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1877/Jane St Leger/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1878/Jane St Leger/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1879/Jane St Leger/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1880/Jane St Leger/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1881/Jane St Leger/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1882/Mrs Jane St Leger/../../../Post Office Directory

1882/Jane St Leger/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1884/John Grovier/../../../Post Office Directory

Albert V Bassam was born here in 1887, son of Edgar Bassam, publican & Charlotte Bassam, the birth certificate lists 12 Great Wild Street as place of birth ***

By 1891, Edgar Bassam is at the George IV, St Clements Danes, and by 1899 at the India Arms, Southwark St John Horselydown

Albert V Bassam was born here in 1887, son of Edgar Bassam, publican & Charlotte Bassam, the birth certificate lists 12 Great Wild Street as place of birth ***

By 1891, Edgar Bassam is at the George IV, St Clements Danes, and by 1899 at the India Arms, Southwark St John Horselydown

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**** Provided By Caroline Creasey

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