Prince of Prussia, 50 Benhill road, Camberwell SE5

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The Prince of Prussia, Brunswick road in the 1863 license transfer and the 1874 directory. The address is given as Waterloo Road in 1878 and earlier (the intersecting street, now called Elmington Road). The name is listed as the Prince of Wales in the 1871 census, and by 1921 it has become the British Lion. *

Historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels.

Residents at this address.

January 1863/Joseph James Stratton/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

January 1863/William Smith/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1871/Charles A. Knight/Licensed Victualler/39/Streatham, Surrey/Census *
1871/Ellen L. Knight/Wife/29/Staines/Census
1871/Mary E. Hopwood/General Servant Domestic (Widow)/37/Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire/Census *
1871/Richard C. Canning/Potman/20/Camberwell, Surrey/Census

1874/C A Knight/../../../LV Directory *

1878/Charles Alfred Knight/../../../Post Office Directory *

I have found the person who took over The 'Prince of Prussia' after Charles Alfred Knight. His wife was Ellen Lydia Knight, nee Vokes. Ellen's sister Jane married Robert Richard Nobes whose will/probate I have found. **
Here are the details of probate: "The will of Robert Richard Nobes formerly of the "Mawbey Arms" Tavern, Mawbey Street, South Lambeth but late of the "Prince of Prussia" Tavern 50 Benhill Road, Camberwell, both in the County of Surrey, Licensed Victualler who died 31 May 1881 at the 'Prince of Prussia'. Effects of £2,505 15s 4d to Jane Nobes, his widow of 50 Benhill Road. Source: Probate Registry. **

Robert Richard Nobes would have taken over from Charles Knight after 1878 until 31st May 1881. **

1896/Henry James Johnson/../../../Kelly's Directory *

In 1901 census at 50 Benhill Road Camberwell
Frederick S Gill, Publican, aged 37 years and born in Dalston, Middlesex
Bessie Gill, Wife, aged 29 years and born in Chelmsford, Essex
Frederick G Gill, Son, aged 8 years and born in Walworth, Surrey
Lizzie Wren, Barmaid, aged 19 years and born in Essex
Frederick Bowren, Potman, aged 22 years and born in Kennington, Surrey

1904/F. S. Gill/../../../Post Office Directory *

1911/F. S. Gill/../../../Post Office Directory *

In 1911 census at Prince of Prussia 50 Benhill Road Camberwell S
Frederick Samuel Gill, Licensed victualler, aged 47 years and born in Dalston
Bessie Gill, Wife, Licensed victualler, aged 39 years and born in Boreham
Frederick Goye Gill, Son, aged 17 years and born in Walmouth
Norah Allwood, Barmaid, aged 21 years and born in Bromley Kent
Edward Deadon, Potman, aged 21 years and born in Southwark
Jane Chapman, Cook, Widow, aged 48 years and born in Poplar

10 May 1912. Southwark and Bermondsey Recorder and South London Gazette.
Prince of Prussia, 50 Benhill road, Frederick Samuel Gill to Robert Penney, Swiss Tavern

1914/Robert Penney/../../../Post Office Directory *

1919/Robert Penney/../../../Post Office Directory *

1921/Reberc Penney/../../../Hughes Directory *

In 1921 census at 50, Benhill Road, Camberwell
Robert Penney, Publican, aged 59 years 3 months, Homerton, and born in Ramsgate, Kent, Employer
Ada Adelaide Penney, Wife, Assistant, aged 54 years 3 months, Homerton, and born in London
Lillian Ada Penney, Daughter, Barmaid, aged 21 years 7 months, Homerton, and born in Walworth, London
Edward R Penney, Son, Clerk, Pwf Llverdge Eng 1 Farrington Avenue, aged 18 years 11 months, Homerton, and born in London
Emily Francis Blaydon, Domestic servant, aged 21 years 8 months, Homerton, and born in Cork, Ireland

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