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King of Prussia, 57 Newton street, Birmingham

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The following entries are in this format:

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

1801-1804 King of Prussia/Prusia, Newton St. James Hayfield/Mayfield *

1806-1816 King of Prussia/Prusia, Newton St. Jacob Godwin/Goodwin *

1817-1828 King of Prussia/Prussia, Newton St. Samuel Morton *

1828 King of Prussia, 16 Newton street. Sl Morton *

1835 King of Prussia, Newton street. Hy Denston *

1841 King of Prussia, Newton St, William Hicken *

1849, 1850, 1852-53 & 1855 King of Prussia, 16 Newton street. Rd. Tabberner  *

1849/Rd. Tabberner/King of Prussia, 16 Newton street/../../Whites Directory ****

1858 King of Prussia, 16 Newton street. Henry Langton *

1861/John Nash/King of Prussia, 16 Newton street/../../Birmingham Directory ****

1867/Mrs. Angelina Nash/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1867 King of Prussia, 16 Newton street, Mrs Angela Nash *

1868 & 1872 & 1873 King of Prussia, 16 Newton street, James Henderson White *

1875/James H. White/King of Prussia, 16 Newton street/../../Whites Directory ****

1876-1883 King of Prussia. 16 Newton street, William Worton *

1881/William Worton/Publican/63/Birmingham, Warwick/Census ****
1881/Elizabeth Worton/Wife/57/Birmingham, Warwick/Census
1881/Sidney Worton/Son/17/Harborne, Stafford/Census
1881/Jerome Wood/Waiter/36/Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales/Census *

1883/William Worton/King of Prussia, 16 Newton street/../../Kellys Directory ****

1884 King of Prussia, 16 Newton street. Mrs. Sarah Ann Lowe *

1888, 1890 & 1892 King of Prussia. 16 Newton street, Mrs Emma Heaton (not Newton) *

1892/Mrs Emma Newton/King of Prussia, 16 Newton street/../../Kellys Directory ****

1895 King of Prussia, 16 Newton street. John Dugard *

1897 Newton st. (Dale end to Steelhouse lane). East Side: 16 King of Prussia P.H. Alfred Thomas *

[It seems the buildings in 1897 were really just numbered consecutively from Dalton Street northwards and as area re-construction continued was all renumbered 1898 starting from Dale End with odd & even on opposing sides]  *

I've came across your site about the ‘King of Prussia’ whilst researching my family history. Mrs Annie Thomas is my great-great grandmother. It took me a long time to piece this bit in place as she describes herself as Widowed on 1911 census which sent me looking for deaths for her husband Alfred. Turns out she wasn't and her husband also describes himself as a Widower in Box, Stroud, Gloucestershire 1911. He was an ex. Army Armourer Gunsmith, retiring 1894 after 25 years; this fits in with the location of the King of Prussia by Birmingham's Gun Quarter.

1900/Mrs Annie Thomas/../../../Kellys Directory ****

By 1901 census Annie Thomas is a short stroll north-east, just round the corner really, at 115 Lancaster Street managing the Brunswick Hotel, with the owner Thomas Horton (49, Commercial Traveller) & son Thomas (18) recorded as visitors on the census.
Annie 1901, with 3x daughters, 4 actually as Ethel Dobson (servant / Barmaid) is her daughter pre-marriage & my great-grandmother *

1903 & 1904 King of Prussia, 57 Newton St, Thomas William Dollman *

1905/John Michael Hall/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1908 Arthur H Millar *

1912 & 1913 George Harris *

1915 James W Knight/../../../Kellys Directory ****

#1921 57 Newton Street = Birmingham City Police - Lost Property Office

Using the Street Directory info I have located The King of Prussia at 16 (57 from 1898) Newton Street, at the northern Steellhouse Lane end and right side, beside the new Victoria Court House just about to be built 1887 in OS 1:500 map below. It is on this old Fire Insurance map of the Victoria Law Courts at #16  is not specifically marked on the 1902

I'm surprised it existed 1915 as the whole area was re-developed, eg hospital also built, opening 1897. I suspect would have been re-named during WW1, was gone by 1937 map & the 1940 street directory shows only Police & Court on east of Newton Street.

* Provided By John Bayliss

**** Provided By Kevan

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