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Kings Head, 42 Queen Street, St Martin Vintry, Cheapside, London EC4

St Martin Vintry pub history index

At 40 Queen Street in 1851 and earlier. The Kings Head was destroyed by enemy action and closed on the 30th July 1944

A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in  St Martin Vintry parish, City of London. The St Martin Vintry, City of London Public House Trade Directory uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

Kings Head, 42 Queen Street, St Martin Vintry, Cheapside, London EC4

Kings Head, 42 Queen Street, St Martin Vintry, Cheapside, London EC4

The following entries are in this format:

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

The publican in 1817 was one John Hyde, and wife Martha, who died aged 39, of liver disease. Their son, also John, born in 1817 became a soldier, and was in the Crimea. What became of John senior, I know not, but John junior ended as a Chelsea pensioner, and finally found himself a wife, in his twilight years! Ah!
John senior was born in Eton, in the 1790s, and what took him to London, nor led him to become a publican, I have no idea. His address is given as 40 Queen's Street on his son's baptismal details, I can now feel assured that this was indeed the pub where he worked. ***

1825/Mr. Thornton, Kings Head, Queen street, Thames street/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1839/Thomas Thornton/../../../Pigots Directory

1841/T Thornton/../../../Post Office Directory

1843/Thomas Thornton/../../../Kellys Directory

1848/John Andrew Young/../../../Post Office Directory

In March 1848, Francis Butcher Williams, Licensed Victualler, marries Eliza Clunie at St James Clerkenwell. Then living at 6 Cobham Row, Clerkenwell.

October 1850/Eliza Williams/Queen Street, City, born 15 September 1850 daughter of Francis Butcher Williams and Eliza

1851/Francis B Williams/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Francis B Williams/Licensed Victualler/35/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1851/Eliza Williams/Wife/23/Holborn, Middlesex/Census
1851/Mary A Williams/Daughter/2/Fulham, Middlesex/Census
1851/Eliza Williams/Daughter/7 months/City, Middlesex/Census
1851/Ann Richardson/Barmaid/35/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1851/Robert Gingell/Potman/50/Wiltshire/Census
1851/Mary A Muncey/Servant/16/Newmarket, Cambridgeshire/Census

September 1853/Margaret Williams/Queen Street, City, born 19 August 1853 daughter of Francis Butcher Williams and Eliza

October 1854/Annie Williams/Queen Street, City, born 21 September 1854 daughter of Francis Butcher Williams and Eliza

March 1856/Frank Williams/Queen Street, City, born February 1856 son of Francis Butcher Williams and Eliza

Eliza Williams is at the Father Red Cap, Camberwell by the 1861 census.

1861/William King/Victualler/36/Middlesex/Census
1861/Ann King/Wife/38/Middlesex/Census
1861/William King/Son/9/Middlesex/Census
1861/Charlotte A Duckitt/Barmaid/30/Middlesex/Census
1861/Elizabeth Gardiner/General Servant, Widow/58/Middlesex/Census
1861/George Tibbitt/Potman/19/Northampton/Census

May 1862/William King/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

May 1862/John Lane/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1869/William David Timbs/../../../Post Office Directory

1881/Elizabeth A Timbs/Licensed Victualler, Widow/49/Preston, Hereford/Census
1881/Percy A Timbs/Son, Pupil To Surveyor/15/Soho, Middlesex/Census
1881/Edwin D Hall/Nephew, Bankers Clerk/21/Forest Of Dean, Gloucester/Census
1881/William Winter/Visitor, Widow/72/Cheddiston, Suffolk/Census
1881/Caroline McKenzie/Assistant/26/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1881/Annie Stephens/General Servant/25/Glastonbury, Somerset/Census
1881/Fanny Joslin/Barmaid/29/Terling, Essex/Census
1881/William C Tapp/Barman/22/Kensington, Middlesex/Census

1882/Mrs Elizabeth Timbs/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Jeremiah Isles/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Cartwright & Son/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/Thomas Oxley Wydell/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Thomas Oxley Wydell/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Harry Hollingshead/Licensed Victuallers Manager/29/West Kensington park, London/Census
1901/Caroline J Hollingshead/Wife, Manageress/28/Horsham, Surrey/Census
1901/Albert E Hollingshead/Son/3 weeks/City, London/Census
1901/Charles V Eccles/Barman/21/West Ham, London/Census
1901/Edmund Johns/Barman/20/Chelsea, London/Census
1901/Sarah E Hart/Domestic Servant/25/Bermondsey, London/Census

1911/Thomas Wydell/Licensed Victualler/42/Victoria Park/Census
1911/Minnie Wydell/Wife/42/Deptford/Census
1911/Samuel Wydell/Son, Stationer/19/City of London/Census
1911/Bessie Wydell/Daughter/18/City of London/Census
1911/Mabel Wydell/Daughter/17/City of London/Census
1911/Maude Wydell/Daughter/16/City of London/Census
1911/Frank Wydell/Son/9 months/City of London/Census
1911/Honora Sanders/Barmaid/30/Dublin/Census
1911/Henry Duffin/Barman/19/Shepherds Bush/Census

1915/Charles Johnston/../../../Post Office Directory

1934 - 1938/Patrick & McGregor/../../../Freehold

1938/Patrick & McGregor Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

1939 - 1944/Patrick & McGregor/../../../Freehold

1944/Albert V Elliott/../../../Post Office Directory


*** Provided By Trudy Sellers

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: Wednesday, 13-Feb-2019 16:03:49 GMT