George the Fourth, 44 Montpelier Square, St Margaret, Westminster

Westminster St Margaret index

This house was built as a pub around 1827 during the development of the new estate. It stood on the north side of the square (briefly called “Montpelier Terrace” in the 1830s) towards the eastern end. The 1861 Census gives the address as Hill Street, but the 1869 OS map marks a PH two doors away from the corner with Hill Street which is almost certainly this pub. A third storey was added in 1992, but the pub closed in 1995 and was pulled down two years later. The name was “King George the Fourth” in later years – earlier references sometimes include the “King” (eg the Licence transfers in The Era), but the first Census to do so is 1911. *

Historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels.

Residents at this address.

1839/Edward Tye /../../../Pigot’s Directory *

1841/Edward Tye/Licensed Victualler/55/outside Middlesex/Census *
1841/Mary Ann Tye/../45/ outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Sarah Tye/../9/Middlesex/Census
1841/William Tye/../6/Middlesex/Census
1841/Mary Vousden/Visitor/10/Middlesex/Census
1841/Elizth Elis/Female Servant/20/ outside Middlesex/Census

3rd Dec 1850/License Transfer from Edward Tye to William Verdin/../../../The Era *

1851/Emma Verdin/Publican’s Wife/43/Birmingham Warwickshire/Census *
1851/Emma A Verdin/Daughter/17/Summertown Middlesex/Census
1851/William Verdin/Son/12/London Middlesex/Census
1851/Albert Verdin/7/London Middlesex/Census
1851/Mary Vourden/House Servant/23/Hawkhurst/Kent/Census

31st Jan 1854/License Transfer from William Verdin (decd) to Emma Verdin (administratrix) /../../../The Era *

1856/Mrs E Verdin/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/Mrs E Verdin/Lic. Vitualler/50/Birmingham/Census *
1861/William Verdin/Son/22/Middlesex/Census
1861/Albert Verdin/Son and Barman/17/ Middlesex/Census
1861/Mary Robison/Servant/20/ Middlesex/Census

28th Jan 1862/License Transfer from Emma Verdin to William Verdin (administrator) /../../../The Era *

4th Mar 1862/License Transfer from William Verdin (deceased) to Thomas Stimpson/../../../The Era *

1869/Thos Stimpson/../../../Post Office Directory

29th Mar 1870/License renewal by Thomas Stimpson/../../../The Era *
There had been complaints about the noise from the skittle-ground behind the pub, and renewal was conditional upon this ground being done away with completely

1871/Thomas Stimpson/Licensed Victualler/62/Hilgay, Norfolk/Census
1871/Mary A Stimpson/Wife/45/Hilgay, Norfolk/Census
1871/Mary A Aris/Visitor/60/Catfield, Norfolk/Census
1871/Mary Robinson/Servant/30/Chelsea, Middlesex/Census

23rd Apr 1872/License transfer from Thomas Stimpson to Charles Renwick/../../../The Era *

1881/Alfred Brickell/Licensed Victualler/41/Frome, Somerset/Census
1881/Catherine Brickell/Wife/40/Preston, Lancashire/Census
1881/Henry Brickell/Son, Clerk/16/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Annie Brickell/Daughter/14/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary Brickell/Daughter/12/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Edith Brickell/Daughter/7/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Alfred Wilfred (Brickell)/Son/5/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Walter Stephen (Brickell)/Son/6 months/London, Middlesex/Census

1891/Emma Lancaster/Manageress to Publican/42/Ely Cambridgeshire/Census *
1891/Alice M Lancaster/Daughter and Barmaid/19/Knightsbridge London/Census
1891/Jessie A Lancaster/Daughter and Barmaid/17/ Knightsbridge London/Census
1891/Amy S Lancaster/Daughter/12/ Knightsbridge London/Census
1891/Jannette Lancaster/Daughter/9/ Knightsbridge London/Census
1891/Edith R Lancaster/Daughter/5/ Knightsbridge London/Census

1899/Robert Reynolds/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/William Filler/Licensed Victualler/38/Clapham London/Census *
1901/Laurie Filler/Wife/36/Westminster London/Census
1901/Robert Filler/Son/13/ Clapham London/Census
1901/William Filler/Son/10/Camberwell London/Census
1901/Frederick Filler/Son/6/Hounslow Middlesex/Census
1901/Frank Heard/Barman/29/Oakford Devonshire/Census
1901/Florence Eames/Barmaid/18/Paddington London/Census

1911/George Gabb/Licensed Victualler/65/London Southwark/Census *
1911/Albert Gabb/Son and assistant/32/City of London/Census
1911/Ethel Mary Gabb/Daughter and assistant30/ City of London/Census
1911/Lilian Elsie Gabb/Daughter/24/Wimbledon Surrey/Census
1911/Edith Florence Harding/Barmaid/24/Gunnersbury/Census
1911/Alice Louisa Lambert/Barmaid/31/Kensington/Census

In 1921 census at 44, Montpelier Square
Albert Gabb, Licensed Victualler, aged 42 years 1 month, and born in City of London, Employer
Frederick Gabb, Brother, Drapers Assistant , Pontings Draper, aged 44 years 2 months, and born in City of London
Rose Begg, House Keeper, Albert Gabb, aged 34 years 6 months, and born in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Nellie Byrne, Barmaid, Albert Gabb, aged 28 years 8 months, and born in Kildare, Ireland
Mary Jane Smith, Barmaid, Albert Gabb, aged 28 years 8 months, and born in Little Houghton, Northamptonshire

1944/Wm Hy Thompson/../../../Post Office Directory *
[The pub name is given as “King George V” and the address as “44 Montpelier Street”, but I think this is the same pub!]

* Provided By John Hills

And Last updated on: Monday, 10-Jul-2023 20:00:08 BST