Accurate transcriptions of the 1921 census are being added to the pub history site, starting with London.

Wrestlers Arms, 98 North Road, Highgate N6 4AA

According to the present owners its has been on this site since 1547. It is named the Wrestlers Inn, 24 North hill in the 1871 census and also in license transfers. At 102 North Road in 1899 and the 1901 census. Named the Wrestlers Tavern, North Road in the 1911 census. The Wrestlers, North road, Highgate was rebuilt in the 1920s, both photos were taken shortly before the old building was demolished. The Horns Of Highgate are displayed on top of the partition in the bar. ** Also known as Ye Old Wrestlers Arms in 1937;

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Wrestlers, 98 North Road, Highgate - pre 1920

Wrestlers, 98 North Road, Highgate - pre 1920

Kindly provided by Vincent O'Loughlin

Wrestlers Bar, 98 North Road, Highgate - pre 1920 with the Horns of Highgate

Wrestlers Bar, 98 North Road, Highgate - pre 1920 with the Horns of Highgate

Kindly provided by Vincent O'Loughlin

Wrestlers, 98 North Road, N6 - 25th April 2010

Wrestlers, 98 North Road, N6 - 25th April 2010

Kindly provided by Tris

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

In 1730, an incident recorded at the Sessions of the Peace, involves the Wrestlers, Highgate. The keeper is Daniel King.

In 1742, an incident recorded at the Sessions House, Old Bailey involves a robbery of a chaise at the Wrestlers, Highgate. The licensee is Daniel King.

On 24th July1751, an incident involving a pack horse travelling to Preston from the Swan and Two Necks, Lad lane, is robbed at the Wrestlers, Highgate. The owner of the pack horse is George Glover and his assistant is Richard Fenton, whom is driving the vehicle.

1839/Susannah Watson, Wrestlers, High street/../../Pigots Directory

1851/John Brown, Wrestlers, North road, Highgate/../../Post Office Directory

1851/John Brown/Licensed Victualler/32/Prittlewell, Essex/Census
1851/Sarah Brown/Wife/32/Clapham, Surrey/Census
1851/Walter Brown/Son/5/Streatham, Surrey/Census
1851/James Carter/Potman/20/Colney Hatch, Middlesex/Census
1851/Emma Aldridge/House Servant/19/Edmonton, Middlesex/Census
1851/George Worboy/Visitor, Schoolmaster/18/Hertford/Census
1851/Abraham Wilkinson/Visitor, Fsarm Labourer/40/../Census

September 1853/John Brown/ Outgoing Licensee, Wrestlers, Highgate/../../The Era

September 1853/Mary Styles/ Incoming Licensee, Wrestlers, Highgate/../../The Era

1861/Mary Jolly/Licensed Victualler, Widow/31/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1861/Walter Jolly/Son/7/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1861/Alice Jolly/Daughter/6/Highgate, Middlesex/Census
1861/Edwin Jolly/Son/5/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1861/Louisa Jolly/Daughter/3/Highgate, Middlesex/Census
+ Lodgers

April 1864/George Franklin/Outgoing Licensee, Wrestlers, Highgate/../../Era Newspaper

April 1864/James Whiting/Incoming Licensee, Wrestlers, Highgate/../../Era Newspaper

June 1865/James Whiting/Outgoing Licensee/../../North London News

June 1865/Henry Sawyer/Incoming Licensee/../../North London News

1866/Henry Sawyer, Wrestlers, North hill/../../Post Office Directory

November 1869/Joseph Greene/Outgoing Licensee/../../Islington Gazette

November 1869/Charles Polley/Incoming Licensee/../../Islington Gazette

1871/Charles Polley/Publican, widow/38/Essex/Census
1871/George Brown/Servant/51/London/Census
1871/James Abrahams/Lodger, Labourer/25/Highgate/Census
1871/Thomas Murphy/Lodger, Mason/56/Ireland/Census
1871/James Witney/Lodger, Mason/50/London/Census

On the  8th November 1871, Charles Polley is married to Mary Ann Flack at St Mary Hornsey. He lists himself as a widowed Licensed Victualler

January 1872/Charles Polley/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

January 1872/John C Horne/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1874/Abraham Chambers Bishop/../../../Post Office Directory

1878/Rd Chapman/../../../Post Office Directory

1890/Rd Chapman/../../../Post Office Directory

1894/E F Carter/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Adam Bolt/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Adam Bolt/Licensed Victualler/54/Cheriton Bishop, Devon/Census
1901/Lucy A Bolt/Wife/50/Totnes, Devon/Census
1901/Emma Bolt/Daughter/20/Peckham/Census
1901/Leon Bolt/Son, Joiner/18/Walthamstow, Essex/Census
1901/Sidney Bolt/Son/13/Walthamstow, Essex/Census
1901/John Brown/Pot Man/40/Wimbledon/Census
1901/Joseph Roberts/Son in Law, Joiner/28/../Census
1901/Lucy Roberts/Daughter/28/Bermondsey/Census
1901/Baby Roberts/Grand Son/1 month/Highgate/Census
1901/Emma Lammas/Servant/22/Poplar/Census

1911/Adam Bolt/Licensed Victualler/64/Cheriton Bishop, Devon/Census
1911/Lucy Bolt/Wife/60/Totnes, Devon/Census
1911/Leon Bolt/Son/28/Walthamstow, Essex/Census
1911/Pattie Dugger/Servant/20/Penicuick, Scotland/Census

1914/Napoleon Bolt/../../../Post Office Directory

A Napoleon Bolt is at the Hope Tavern, 1 Bellevue road, Wandsworth at his  probate in 1956

1926/J T Davies & Son Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

1937/Daniel Davies/../../../Post Office Directory

My Mum & Dad were licences of the Wrestlers from 1938 to 1959. They were Bill & Betty Lodge. They kept up the ceremony of the Swearing of The Horns and ran the pub as a community meeting place eventually employing a cook to do lunches for the masters in Highgate School *

* Provided By Terry Lodge

** Provided By Vincent O'Loughlin

And Last updated on: Tuesday, 20-Apr-2021 17:49:25 BST