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Brighton pub history index
Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Brighton, Sussex . The Brighton, Sussex 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.
1854/Ellis Saunders/../../../Brighton Directory ****
1859/C Davis/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1866/Mrs C Ellis../../../Post Office Directory ****
1878/James Nicholls/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1881/James Nicholls/Licensed Victualler/56/Littlington, Sussex/Census ****
1881/Susannah Nicholls/Wife/44/Felpham, Sussex/Census
1881/Harry W Nicholls/Son/16/Brighton, Sussex/Census
1881/Edith M Nicholls/Daughter/4/Brighton, Sussex/Census
1881/William Methness/Lodger, Horse Dealer/45/Edinburgh, Scotland/Census
1890/George Ellis/../../../Post Office Directory ****
My great grandmother was running the pub at 34 Kemp Street with her new (third husband ) in 1894 ( see attached marriage certificate). Just as an aside, she puts her age as 'around 40' on the certificate. She was in fact aged 53, married to a man of 24. Not bad for third time round. ***
31st March 1894 Marriage certificate: ***
Ernest Clifford Dyer, 24 years, bachelor and pianist (son of William Dyer, Photographer) of 34 Kemp Street marries Mary Tidy, about 40 years, Hotel Keeper and Widow, of 34 Kemp Street (daughter of John Allis Pace, Hotel Keeper) ***
There is an John Allis Pace at the Kings Head, Hastings in 1858,
1899/Joseph O'Connor/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1901/Joseph O'Connor/Licensed Victualler/39/Swalecliff, Kent/Census ****
1901/Maggie O'Grady/Sister in Law, Assistant/21/Ireland/Census
*** Provided By John Willis
**** Provided By Kevan