London historical street directory and pub history

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

Coopers Arms,13 Silver Street, St Olave Silver Street, City of London

St Olave Silver Street index

A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in  St Olave Silver Street parish, City of London. The St Olave Silver Street, 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.

1802/John Evans / Victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1805/James Baddely, Coopers Arms, Silver street, Wood street/../../Holdens Directory ****

My great, great, great grandfather is James Samways, and his son, Joseph Samways. I do know that Joseph was married to Hannah Collie and they had 9 children, although 2 of them died aged just 1. Of the other 4 boys and 3 girls most, if not all, of them attended private schools away from home which surprised me, as I would not have expected a pub landlord to be able to afford private education for his children and it would have been much more unusual for girls in the mid 1800s to have a private education than it is now. However, Joseph died in December 1859 and his wife Hannah's entry in the 1861 census has her occupation as "fund holder". In 1871, the eldest son, also a Joseph, is 32, married with a young child, and his occupation is "traveller", which all suggests there was a reasonable amount of money around.  ***

1833-34/James Samways, Coopers Arms, 13 Silver street, Wood street/../../Pigots Directory ****

1839/James Samways/../../../Pigots Directory ****

1841/Joseph Samways/Victualler/31/Middlesex/Census ****
1841/Hannah Samways/../24/../Census
1841/Joseph Samways/../3/Middlesex/Census
1841/James Samways/../3 months/Middlesex/Census
1841/Maria Matthews/Female Servant/21/Middlesex/Census
1841/Laura Fleming/Female Servant/19/../Census
1841/Ann Harris/Female Servant/17/Middlesex/Census
1841/George Beckwith/Male Servant/19/Middlesex/Census
1841/John Padwick/Porter/61/../Census
1841/Mary Padwick/../58/../Census

1843/Joseph Samways/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1848/Joseph Samways/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1851/Joseph Samways/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1851/Joseph Samways/Victualler/40/St Olaves, City of London/Census ****
1851/Hannah Samways/Wife/34/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1851/James Samways/Father, Retired Victualler, Widow/72/Dorset/Census
1851/James Samways/Son/10/St Olaves, City of London/Census
1851/Ridley Samways/Son/8/St Olaves, City of London/Census
1851/Isabella Duck/Servant/14/St Sepulchre, City of London/Census
1851/Caroline Bucking/Servant/13/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1851/Elizabeth Samways/Daughter/1/St Olaves, City of London/Census

1856/Robert Green/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1867/Francis Thomas Morley / Licensed Victualler/../../London Gazette, 15 November 1867 **

April 1868/Francis Thomas Morley/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

April 1868/Horatio Mearing/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1869/Geo Doughty/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1881/James Williamson/Warehouseman/32/Aberdeen, Scotland/Census ****
1881/Helen Williamson/Wife/31/Aberdeen, Scotland/Census
1881/Blanche Williamson/Daughter/3/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Anna Williamson/Daughter/2/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Nellie Williamson/Daughter/7 months/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Bethia Tocher/Aunt (Visitor), Formerly Housekeeper/57/Aberdeen, Scotland/Census
1881/James Williamson/Cousin, Licensed Victualler/22/Aberdeen, Scotland/Census
1881/George Brown/Barman/30/Banff, Scotland/Census
1881/Elsie Williamson/Barmaid/24/Aberdeen, Scotland/Census
1881/Georgina Reeves/Barmaid/21/Oxford, Oxford/Census
1881/Jane Watt/Cook/23/Aberdeen, Scotland/Census
1881/Susan Brewer/General Servant/22/Hereford/Census

1882/Jas M Williamson/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1885/James Williamson / Licensed Victualler/../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1891/Rebecca Sheppard/Manageress, Licensed Victualler/27/Kingsland, London/Census
1891/Ada E Musgrove/Barmaid/25/Hornsey, London/Census
1891/Celia Levy/Barmaid/20/Lambeth, London/Census
1891/Harry James/Barman/24/Rockbeare, Devon/Census

1899/Henry Albert James Williams/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1910/Miss Haidee Jessie Heath/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1912/Haidee Jessie Heath / Licensed Victualler, Spinster/../../London Gazette, 18 February 1913 **

1921/Pioneer Catering Co Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1938/Pioneer Catering Co Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory ****

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By David Willard

**** Provided By Kevan

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: Saturday, 21-Apr-2018 21:11:21 BST