Ye Old Leather Bottle, 277 Kingston Road, Merton, Surrey

Merton pub history index

Leather Bottle in 1881 census

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Surrey . The Surrey listing 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.

March 1872/Joseph Hayes/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

March 1872/William Thomas Palmer/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1878/William Thomas Palmer/../../../Kelly’s Directory

1881/William T Palmer/Licensed Victualler/43/Hatfield, Hertford/Census
1881/Hester Palmer/Wife/41/Sutton Bungay, Wiltshire/Census
1881/Wm E Palmer/Son/5/Merton, Surrey/Census
1881/Annie L Palmer/Daughter/4/Merton, Surrey/Census
1881/Eliza Francis/General Servant/19/Wimbledon, Surrey/Census

1891/W J Walker/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/William J Walker/Licensed Victualler/27/Wimbledon, Surrey/Census
1891/Florence L Walker/Wife/27/London/Census
1891/William T B Walker/Son/4/Merton, Surrey/Census
1891/Sarah A Clements/General Servant/18/Twickenham, Middlesex/Census

My great grandfather Mark Rouse (1840-1898) was the publican at "Ye Olde Leather Bottle" for perhaps 2 to 3 years. He died 27th November 1898 following an accident in a pony & trap. The vehicle collided with another vehicle & he was thrown to the ground, injuring his lung. He died after a couple of weeks. ***

The Coroners report is written up in the Wimbledon News. He had been a draper in the Borough Street area near the Elephant & Castle for perhaps close to 40 years & “retired” to a short-lived life at the pub. ***

1901/Charles F J Trew/Licensed Victualler, Widow/35/Brixton, Surrey/Census
1901/Henry E Trew/Son/7/Kennington, Surrey/Census
1901/Susan Trew/Mother, Widow/58/St Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1901/George Greenfield/Billiard Marker/49/Nuthurst, Sussex/Census
1901/Kate Greenfield/Housekeeper/39/Whitcliffe, Buckinghamshire/Census
1901/Herbert W Grainger/Barman/31/Battersea, Surrey/Census
1901/Mina Pearson/Barmaid/29/Bradford, Yorkshire/Census

1911/George James Foster/../../../Kellys Directory

1913/George James Foster/../../../Kelly’s Directory

1918/George James Foster/../../../Kelly’s Directory

G C G Griffiths is previously at the Pakenham, Knightsbridge Green **

1957/G C G Griffiths/../../../BT Telephone Directory **

1958/G C G Griffiths/../../../BT Telephone Directory **

1962/G C G Griffiths/../../../BT Telephone Directory **

1963/G C G Griffiths/../../../BT Telephone Directory **

1966/G C G Griffiths/../../../BT Telephone Directory **

1967/G C G Griffiths/../../../BT Telephone Directory **

By 1970, G C G Griffiths is at the Horse & Groom, 167 Garratt Lane, Wandsworth *

* Provided By Peter Holford

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Mike Merrony

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