King William IV, 816 High Road, Leyton E10

Leyton pub history index

This pub was re-built in 1891 and remains open. **

King William IV, 816 High Road, Leyton - in September 2006

King William IV, 816 High Road, Leyton - in September 2006

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

The following entries are in this format:

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

1855/Mary Clayton / Beer House Keeper’s Daughter /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1861/William Clayton/Licensed Victualler/43/Pickhill, Yorkshire North/Census
1861/Charlotte Clayton/Wife/48/Burlingham, Worcs./Census
1861/Mary Clayton/Daughter, Barmaid/21/East Halsey, Yorkshire North/Census
1861/Thomas Twin/Hostler & Potman/26/Wanstead, Essex/Census
1861/Richard Sayers/Boarder, Carpenter/40/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1861/Robert Baker/Boarder, Gardener/25/Walthamstow, Essex/Census
1861/John Sheppard/Boarder, Gardener Labourer/43/Swaffham, Norfolk/Census
1861/John Pharey/Boarder, Watchmaker/26/Camden Town, Middx/Census

1862/William Clayton/../../../Kelly's

1867/William Clayton/../../../Post Office

1870/George Bartholomew/../../../Kelly's

1871/George Bartholomew/../../../Post Office

July 1872/John Brown/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

July 1872/Leonard Abbington/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1874/Leonard Abingdon/../../../Kelly's

1878/George Kidman/../../../Kelly's

1878/George Hugh Kidman/../../../Register of Alehouse Licenses **

1878/Samuel Pritchett/../../../Register of Alehouse Licenses **

1878/James Hobbs/../../../Register of Alehouse Licenses **

1879/John Crittenden/../../../Register of Alehouse Licenses **

1881/James Davis/Publican/27/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Maria Davis/Wife/27/Bethnal Green/Census
1881/Eliza Davis/Sister/17/Bethnal Green/Census

1882/James Davis/../../../Kelly's

1886/Mrs. Emily Lascelles/../../../Kelly's

1887/William White/../../../Register of Alehouse Licenses **

1889/William James/../../../Register of Alehouse Licenses **

1889/Mary Ann Augusta James/../../../Register of Alehouse Licenses **

1896/Mrs Emma M A James/../../../Post Office Directory

1896/Charles Ford/../../../Essex Licensing Committee records **

21/4/1898/Robert Ford/../../../Petty Sessions

1902/Robert Ford/../../../Kelly's

3/10/1903/Charles Ford/../../../Petty Sessions

26/5/1906/Sarah Ford/../../../Petty Sessions

1908/Mrs. Sarah Ford/../../../Kelly's

26/9/1910/George Ernest Ellis/../../../Petty Sessions

1912/George Ernest Ellis/../../../Kelly's

1917/George Ernest Ellis/../../../Kelly's

27/9/1919/Frank Smithers/../../../Petty Sessions

1922/Frank Smithers/../../../Kelly's

1925/Frank Smithers/../../../Kelly's

14/12/1932/John Isaac Dicks & Henry Richard Weller/../../../Petty Sessions

My dad and mum were resident managers in 1940, maybe earlier. Their names were Edward John Mair and Alice Edith Mair (Know as Ted and Alice); the card I still have says Ted and Alice welcome you. I lived there with them until my mum died in 1954. Dad and I moved to the Golden Lion in Dean Street, Soho W1. any historical facts (apart from the ghost we had there) would be of great interest. ***

I remember Johnny Dicks, dad took over from him. We also had a restaurant there, and my mum (and staff) did about 70 -100 lunches a day. We also had entertainment in the evening, my parents were former members of ENSA and they used to sing once in awhile and their song was always Marcheta, followed by my dad serenading my mum with the Indian love lyrics. He, (dad) was born in 1890 and my mum 1895, both my sisters were married and out of the house when I was born, so considerable difference in our ages. I used to have the whole top floor 7 rooms to play in. there was also the most glorious curved wooden railing going from the office attached to the lounge bar all the way upstairs I think it was mahogany; I remember Flo the housekeeper polishing it till it shone and yelling at me when I used to slide own it. ***

** Provided by Stephen Harris

*** Provided by Barbara Morrison

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