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Castle & Falcon Inn, 5 Aldersgate Street, EC1

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In the 1682 Morgans map, this building is listed as the Falcon Inne, denoted by 310, and indexed as the Falcon Inn. It is listed consistently in Post Office directories as the Castle and Falcon Hotel (with a separate entry as the Castle and Falcon Tap in 1848 and 1851). * The Castle and Falcon Inn was on the east side of Aldersgate Street at No. 5, and was opposite the present Postman's Park and St Botolph's Church Aldersgate Street. Coaches departed almost daily from the Inn for the Midlands and the North of England. ***

Castle & Falcon Inn, Aldersgate Street

Castle & Falcon Inn, Aldersgate Street

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Aldersgate Street in 1682 Morgans map. On East side, from the bottom, are 310 Falcon Inne, 309 Cooks Hall, 308 Stone Court, 305 Ball alley, 304 Deputys Court, 303 Maidenhead Court, 302 Angel alley, 301 Horn alley. On the west side includes the 298 Swan Inne.

Aldersgate Street in 1682 Morgans map. On East side, from the bottom, are 310 Falcon Inne, 309 Cooks Hall, 308 Stone Court, 305 Ball alley, 304 Deputys Court, 303 Maidenhead Court, 302 Angel alley, 301 Horn alley. On the west side includes the 298 Swan Inne.

Aldersgate Street in 1746 Rocques map. On East side, from the bottom, are Castle & Falcon Inn, Cooks Hall, Greyhound Court, Stone Court, Ball alley, Golden Lion Court, Rose & Rainbow Court, Nettleton Court, Maidenhead Court, George Inn, Angel Inn. On the west side includes the White Lion Inn.

Aldersgate Street in 1746 Rocques map. On East side, from the bottom, are Castle & Falcon Inn, Cooks Hall, Greyhound Court, Stone Court, Ball alley, Golden Lion Court, Rose & Rainbow Court, Nettleton Court, Maidenhead Court, George Inn, Angel Inn. On the west side includes the White Lion Inn.

Castle & Falcon Inn, General Coach & Waggon Office Aldersgate Street - in May 1827 drawn by George Scharf

Castle & Falcon Inn, General Coach & Waggon Office Aldersgate Street - in May 1827 drawn by George Scharf

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Morgans map of London in 1682 lists the Falcon Inn as '310 Falcon Inne'

1684/John Yowle/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

In 1708 : A New View of London by Edward Hatton lists Castle and Falcon Inn, on the East side of Aldersgate street, just without the Gate.

The John Rocques map of London in 1746 clearly marks the Castle & Falcon Inn

1749/Giles Tottingham / Innholder/../../../Property papers held at the Corporation of London Records Office **

1756/Aldersgate street, very spacious and long, and although the Buildings are old, and not uniform, yet many of them are very good, and well inhabited. This Street runs Northward unto the End of Barbican on the East Side, and Long lane on the West, where Goswel street begins. In this Street are a great many Alleys and Courts ; and for the describing them, we shall begin at Aldersgate. Falcon and Castle lnn, very large, and of a considerable Resort. In the Yard are several good houses for private Families: And out of this Yard, is a Passage into Jewin street, and another into Noble street. Harrow court, small and indifferent.

1770/John Mott / Innholder/../../../Property papers held at the Corporation of London Records Office **

1775/The Queen Charlottes Lodge, named in 1780, meets at the Castle and Falcon Tavern, Aldersgate street, London in 1775

Mrs Dupont (1739-1813) was my 5 x great-grandmother, born Mary Howard. Her second husband was Matthias Peter Dupont (1746-1816) (not Matthew). There was just one child, a daughter from Mary’s first marriage: Harriot Fryer (1762-1797). Harriot’s husband, George King (1761-1829), was in partnership with Matthias Peter Dupont as wine and brandy merchants in Falcon Street. The London Gazette in 1802 details the dissolution of their partnership on 3rd Sep 1802. *+
George and Harriot’s first son was named Matthias Dupont King and was my 3 x great-grandfather.

In 1783, the Eclectic Society was formed and they commenced holding their meetings in the Castle and Falcon, a coaching inn owned by Matthew Dupont. A Society comment made at that time said �Mr & Mrs Dupont, who keep the Castle & Falcon in Aldersgate Street "are very serious people and their house is as regular as a private family. They are likewise my friends.". ***

Saturday May 29 [1784]
By invitation from Lady Huntingdon ( Spa Fields Chapel ) and at her expence a great number of ministers and students in her Ladyship's Connection together with the committees, or deputations from the committees, of several congregations both in town and country dined together at Mr Dupont's in Aldersgate Street, the whole number being about 72 or 73. ***

Matthew Dupont, (1746-1816) the proprietor of the Castle & Falcon, was on the committee of Lady Huntingdon's Spa Fields Chapel. ***

Wednesday September 8 1790
The committee met at Mr Dupont's (Castle & Falcon) at half past five. ***

The London Gazette, from Saturday September 4, to Tuesday September 7, 1802. *+
Notice is hereby given that the Partnership lately subsisting between Matthias Peter Dupont and George King, of Falcon street, Aldersgate street, in the Trade or Business of Wine and Brandy Merchants, was dissolved by mutual consent on the 5th April last. The Business will in future be carried on by the said Georke King on hisown separate account, who will receive and discharge all Debts relating to the said Partnership : As witness our Hands this 3rd day of September 1802.
Matthias Peter Dupont.
George King.

The Gentleman's Magazine records the death of the "highly respected Mr M Dupont" (full name Mathias Peter Dupont) as having died on 2nd November 1816 at Canonbury Lane, Islington.

1805/Thomas Harris, inn holder, Castle and Falcon, Aldersgate street/../../Holdens Directory

1805/M Isherwood, the Falcon, Falcon square, Aldersgate street/../../Holdens Directory

1806/Nicholas Brown & Algernon Wallington / Innholders/../../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1807/Nicholas Brown & Algernon Wallington / Innholders/../../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1809/Nicholas Brown & Algernon Wallington / Innholders/../../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1811/Nicholas Brown & Algernon Wallington / Innholders/../../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1811/J & D Kay, Castle & Falcon Hotel & Tavern, Aldersgate street/../../Holdens Directory
1811/John & Dan Kay, wine merchants, 5 & 153 Aldersgate street/../../Holdens Directory

1812/Messrs Brown & Wallington / Innholders/../../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1813/Messrs Brown & Co / Innholders/../../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1814/Messrs Brown & Co / Innholders & Coachmasters/../../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1815/Messrs Brown & Co / Innholders & Coachmasters/../../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1815/Susannah Jewell / Victualler/../../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1816/George Kiddy / Victualler/../../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1822/Robert Kay/../../../Pigot�s Directory **

1824/Richard Cripps/ Victualler/../../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1825/William Henry Bennett / Victualler/../../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1825/Mr. Cooke, Falcon, Falcon square, Aldersgate street/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1825/Crips & Co./../../../Pigot�s Directory **

1827/Richard Cripps, Castle & Falcon Hotel, 5 Aldersgate street/../../../Pigots Directory

1829/R Cripps, Castle & Falcon Hotel, 5 Aldersgate street/../../Robsons Directory
1829/W H Bennet, Castle & Falcon Tap, 5 Aldersgate street/../../Robsons Directory

1832/R Cripps/../../../Robsons Directory

1833-34/Richard Cripps, Castle & Falcon Hotel, 5 Aldersgate street/../../../Pigot�s Directory

1841/Henry Woods/../../../P.O. Directory **

1842/Hy. Woods/../../../Robson�s Directory **

1843/Henry Woods/../../../Kellys Directory

1848/John Major/Castle and Falcon Tap Hotel/../../Post Office Directory *

1848/William Woods/Castle and Falcon Hotel/../../Post Office Directory *

1850/Wm. Woods/../../../Hotel/../../../P.O. Directory **

1850/John Major (Tap)/../../P.O. Directory **

1851/John Major (Tap) /../../Kelly�s Directory **

Castle & Falcon Tap :
1851/Elizabeth Major/Publican (1 Servant), Widow/64/Royston, Herts/Census
1851/Susan Hill/House Servant/25/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census

Castle & Falcon Hotel :
1851/William Woods/Hotel Keeper/51/Royston, Herts/Census
1851/Eleanor Woods/Wife/53/St Georges Hanover Square/Census
1851/Chas W Woods/Son, In the Business/17/Furnival Inn/Census
1851/Eleanor B Woods/Daughter/13/Furnival Inn/Census
1851/Rachel J Woods/Daughter/12/Furnival Inn/Census
1851/Anne Brown/Niece, Barmaid/21/St Lukes, Middlesex/Census
1851/Margaret McIntosh/Nurse/53/St Giles Bloomsbury/Census
1851/Lydia Cooper/Housekeeper/28/Marylebone/Census
1851/Elizabeth Vause/Book Keeper/27/Leeds, Yorkshire/Census
1851/Elizabeth Carpenter/Under Barmaid/24/Ibstone Parish, Bucks/Census
1851/Caroline Carpenter/Private Servant/28/Ibstone Parish, Bucks/Census
1851/Phoebe Retallick/Chambermaid/39/St Wenn, Cornwall/Census
1851/Charlotte Woodcock/Chambermaid/27/Winfarthing, Norfolk/Census
1851/Mary Ann Barton/House Maid/30/Chichester, Sussex/Census
1851/Anne Brewer/House Maid/25/Upton, Somersetshire/Census
1851/William J Andrews/Visitor, Gentleman/35/Queenborough, Kent/Census
1851/William B Wilson/Visitor, Engineer/44/Kent/Census
1851/James Graham/Visitor, Engineer/55/Leanockshire SB/Census
1851/Benjm Evans/Visitor, Draper/31/Carmarthenshire/Census
1851/Jonathan Glover/Visitor, Commercial Traveller/37/Great Bowden/Census
1851/David R Jones/Visitor, Draper/27/Radnorshire/Census
1851/Henry Smith/Visitor, Gentleman/39/Staffordshire/Census
1851/Edward Chapman/Visitor, Solicitor/37/Harwich, Essex/Census
1851/Francis Hales/Visitor, Magistrate/59/Harwich, Essex/Census
1851/John Little/Visitor, Farmer & Grazier (1480 Acres & 90 Labourers)/49/Whittlesea, Cambs/Census
1851/Henry Bourne/Visitor, Wholesale Tea Dealer/46/Birmingham/Census
1851/Samuel Downs/Visitor, Produce Broker/30/Liverpool/Census
1851/Edward Dally/Visitor, Draper/32/London/Census
1851/Wm Lockwood/Visitor, Manufacturer of Cutlery/43/Sheffield/Census
1851/Fredk S Elworthy/Visitor, Woollen Merchant/21/Wellington, Somerset/Census
1851/John Mellor/Visitor, Gentleman/43/Bridge Staley/Census
1851/James Anderson/Visitor, Merchant/29/Neilston, Scotland/Census
1851/Saml Parker/Visitor, Gentleman/62/Birmingham/Census
1851/Thos J May/Visitor, Gentleman/18/Lerwick, Ireland/Census
1851/Ann Pelham/House Maid/25/Uckfield, Sussex/Census
1851/Elizabeth Pell/House Maid/21/Newrels, Herts/Census
1851/Charlotte Howe/Private Servant/15/Kew, Surrey/Census
1851/Elizabeth Wyatt/Kitchenmaid/28/Honiton, Devonshire/Census
1851/Sarah Simpson/Scullery Maid/19/Marylebone/Census
1851/Samuel Harvey/Waiter/24/Bromley, Middlesex/Census
1851/John Jones/Under Waiter/15/Paddington/Census
1851/John Churchill/Night Porter/33/Oldbourne, Wilts/Census

1852/Wm. Woods (Hotel) /../../Watkin�s Directory **

1852/Mrs E Major (Tap)/../../Watkin�s Directory **

1853/W Woods/../../../The Travellers� Album & Hotel Guide **

1856/Wm. Woods (Hotel) /../../Post Office Directory

1860/W Woods/../../../The Draper & Clothier, Travellers� Hand-Book **

1869/Joseph Benskin/../../../Post Office Directory *

1882/Thomas Benskin/../../../Post Office Directory *

1884/Thomas Benskin/../../../Business Directory of London **

1894/Chas. Bonsall/../../../City of London Directory **

1895/Charles Bonsall/../../../Post Office Directory *

1899/Charles Bonsall/../../../Post Office Directory *

1901/Charles Bonsall/Hotel Proprietor, Widow/64/London/Census
1901/William Bonsall/Son, Clerk/31/London/Census
1901/Catherine E Bonsall/Daughter/34/London/Census
1901/Eliza Plevver/Visitor/57/Bracknell, Berkshire/Census
1901/Maud Tomlinson/Book keeper/20/Shepherds Road, London/Census
1901/Dorothy Clarke/Book keeper/23Kingston on Thames, Surrey//Census
1901/Emily Kirby/Housekeeper/32/Stamford, London/Census
1901/Emily Mayle/Servant/26/Camberwell, London/Census
1901/Susan Kate Bickerden/Servant/20/Old Kent Road, London/Census
1901/Alice Louisa Bishop/Servant/25/Alton, Hampshire/Census
1901/Emily Florence Graham/Servant/19/London/Census
1901/Amy Dennington/Servant/30/Old Kent Road, London/Census
1901/Florence Pearce/Servant/21/Finsbury, London/Census
1901/Martha Eades/Servant/17/Notting Hill, London/Census
1901/Maggie Canton/Servant/22/../Census
1901/Annie Pentler/Servant/20/Peckham, London/Census
1901/Mary Gillies/Servant/18/Fulham, London/Census
1901/Lydia Johnson/Servant/18/Kensington, London/Census
1901/Jane Grieves/Servant/48/Edinborough/Census
1901/Sarah Youngman/Servant/48/St Olaves/Census
1901/Emily Crawley/Servant/21/Tower of London/Census
1901/Louisa Hennet/Servant/21/Hoxton, London/Census
1901/William Kemp/Page Boy/14/Brixton, London/Census
1901/Walter Jas Knight/Porter/21/Holloway, London/Census
1901/Herbert Edwd Brealey/Porter/15/Aldershot/Census
1901/Herbert Tame/Porter/20/Hampstead, London/Census
1901/Edgar Chas Hill/Visitor, Draper/34/Church Gresley, Derbyshire/Census
1901/Thos Robert Wm Duffield/Visitor/24/../Census
1901/Richard Goff/Visitor, Warehouseman/66/Ireland/Census
1901/William Dallinton/Visitor, Clothing Manufacturer/53/West Malling, Kent/Census
1901/Thomas John Williams/Visitor, Draper/62/N Wales/Census
1901/Hannah Williams/Visitor/55/N Wales/Census
1901/Wa;ter Tellon/Visitor/49/Manchester/Census
1901/Louisa Mary Hyatt/Visitor, Draper/45/../Census



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