London historical street directory and pub history

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

George, 1 Portland Street, St James, Westminster

Westminster St James index

Renamed to 1 D'Arblay Street, Soho by 1910, Rebuilt in 1897. Currently a Shepherd Neame pub (2016). **

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

George, 1 Portland Street, St James, Westminster W1 - in August 2016

George, 1 Portland Street, St James, Westminster W1 - in August 2016

Kindly provided by Tris

The following entries are in this format:

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

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

1841/William Edwards/../../../Post Office Directory *

1848/William Hampton/../../../Post Office Directory *

1851/John Denton/../../../Post Office Directory *

1856/J H Meyer/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1861/George John Penney/../../../.. ***

My great great grandfather George John PENNEY was the licensee of the Crown & Dolphin, circa 1862  ( the year before, he was the licensee of THE GEORGE, 1 Portland Street, Soho).  His last child, Francis was born in the pub on 12 August 1862.  The Penney family were resident there until approx 1871.  In the 1871 census, George Penney was registered as the licensee of the MARQUIS OF CORNWALLIS, Old Ford Road, Bow.  His elder children, George Francis and Ann were, by now running the Crown and Dolphin - George Francis had already received an inheritance from his father in 1868 and it seems possible that he bought the pub.  However, in 1872, George John was registered at both pubs. ***

1869/A E Barrett/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1881/William Vass/Licensed Victualler/49/Tottenham, Middlesex/Census ****
1881/Mary A Vass/Wife/44/Oxford/Census
1881/William Vass/Son/14/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Harold W Vass/Son/7/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Anna S Robinson/Barmaid/24/Lincoln/Census
1881/Elizabeth Gilbert/Barmaid/19/../Census
1881/Louisa Wicker/Servant/24/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Joseph R D Wright/Barman/21/Windsor, Berkshire/Census

1882/William Vass/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1884/Alfred Byard/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/Frederick Vince/../../../Post Office Directory ****

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

1899/Frederick Vince/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1910/Frederick Vince/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1915/Frederick Vince/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1921/A. L. Simmons/../../../Hughes Directory *

1934/Mrs Bessie Larholt/../../../Kelly's ****

1938/Mrs Bessie Larholt/../../../Post Office Directory *

1944/Mrs Bessie Larholt/../../../Post Office Directory ****

* Provided By Ewan

** Provided By Tris

*** Provided by Dawn Sheppard

**** 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: Monday, 18-Jun-2018 22:29:27 BST