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White Hart, 18 Coal yard, 183 Drury lane WC2B

St Giles pub history index

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

As far as I am aware, my ancestor Edward Hedges was the landlord of this pub around 1820 - 1830s. He was also a Beadle and was one of the first to join the Metropolitan Police in 1829. Needless to say he was dismissed from the police service for being drunk on duty. He is mentioned in Old Bailey court transcripts. *

Morning Advertiser 28 January 1823
Mr Edward Hedges, landlord of the White Hart, in the Coal-yard, Drury lane, was charged with having a number of persons drinking in his house, at two o'clock on Sunday morning - this case met with the same fate as the others - the information was dismissed.

Morning Herald (London) 07 May 1824
Public Sales.
Garraways, May 5
Leaseholds - The White Hart Public House, Coal-yard, Drury lane, held for the remaining term of 3 3/4 years at £40 per annum - 35 guineas.

1827/James Morrison, White Hart, 18 Coal yard, Drury lane/../../Pigots Directory

1832/Tombs, White Hart, Coal yard, Drury lane/../../Robsons Directory

Morning Post 29 November 1833
Hicks v Toon:
The plaintiff, a brewer at Pimlico, sought to recover £3 10s for ale sold to the Defendant, who keeps the White Hart in the Coal-yard, Drury lane. The defence was that the ale was not ordered by the Defendant, but by a brewer named Aston, with who,m he had been in the habit of dealing, and who received the money for it. Aston's receipt was produced, but it appeared the Defendant had been not told to pay Aston, who was insolvent. The Jury found a verdict for the Paintiff.

1839/Robert Mooney, White Hart, 18 Coal yard, Drury lane/../../Pigots Directory

1841/R Mooney/../../../Kellys Directory

1841/Isaac Smith/Victualler/30/Middlesex/Census
1841/Jane Smith/../30/Middlesex/Census
1841/Ellen Smith/../3/Middlesex/Census
1841/Eliza Smith/../1/Middlesex/Census

1842/Isaac Smith, White Hart, 18 Coal yard, Drury lane/../../Robsons Directory

1842/L Kennedy, White Hart, Coal yard, Drury lane/../../Robsons Directory

1846/Rich Knock, White Hart, 18 Coal yard, Drury lane/../../Post Office Directory

June 1847/Simon Samuel Atkinson/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

June 1847/Lambert Wilkinson/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

January 1849/Henry Keyy/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1851/Emanuel Munden/Licensed Victualler/60/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1851/Sarah Munden/Wife/59/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1851/Deborah Munden/Daughter/30/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1851/Sophia Munden/Daughter/20/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1851/Rachel Lyons/Niece, Tailoress/34/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1851/Catherine Casner/Grand Daughter/4/St Luke Chelsea, Middlesex/Census

August 1851/Emanuel Minden/Outgoing Licensee/../../Morning Advertiser

August 1851/James Stevens/Incoming Licensee/../../Morning Advertiser

June 1853/Charles Cowell/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

June 1853/George Moreland/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

November 1854/James Watkins Piddell/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

November 1854/George Hay/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1856/George Hay, White Hart, 18 Coal yard, Drury lane/../../Post Office Directory

September 1855/George Hay/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

September 1855/Thomas Roach/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

April 1856/Thomas Roach/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

April 1856/Donald Duncan Kennedy/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

The Era 31 October 1858 - Licence transfers:
White Hart, coal yard, to James Brown, under 14th section of the licensing act, in the stead of Joseph Clayton, who had quitted possession.

* Provided by David Hedges

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