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Camden Arms, 34 Kemp Street, Brighton

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/Mary O'Connor/Wife/34/Ireland/Census
1901/Maggie O'Grady/Sister in Law, Assistant/21/Ireland/Census

*** Provided By John Willis

**** 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!

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