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Red House, 2 Elystan street, Chelsea SW3

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The address was formerly given as 35 College Street in 1851, then at 2 College Street, before renaming to 2 Elystan Street, changing between 1910 and 1915. This pub has been through several names in recent years and currently trades as Album. **

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Red House, 2 Elystan Street, SW3 - in March 2009

Red House, 2 Elystan Street, SW3 - in March 2009

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St Lukes Lodge meets at the Red House, College street, Chelsea, London in 1818

1825/Mr. Taylor, Red House, College street, Chelsea Common/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1826/Js Taylor, Red House, College Street, Chelsea Common/../../Pigots Directory

October 1829/James Taylor, of the Red House, College Street Chelsea, victualler/../../Sun Fire Insurance records at the LMA

1831/James Taylor, Red House, Chelsea common, in addition to 2 guineas, 1 guinea/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

February 1831/James Taylor, College Street Chelsea, victualler, the Red House/../../Sun Fire Insurance records at the LMA

1833-34/James Taylor/../../../Pigot's Directory

1843/James Taylor/../../../Kellys Directory

1848/Thomas Edward Smith/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/Mrs Mary Smith/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Mary Smith/Licensed Victualler, Widow/37/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1851/Elizabeth Smith/Daughter/12/Tower Ward, City/Census
1851/William Smith/Son/8/Tower Ward, City/Census
1851/Frederick Smith/Son/7/Tower Ward, City/Census
1851/Alfred Smith/Son/6/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1851/Sophia Workman/General Servant/26/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1851/John Olmer/General Servant/20/Chelsea, Middlesex/Census
1851/Miss Godwin/Visitor/48/Poplar, Middlesex/Census

1856/Charles Carter/../../../Post Office Directory

May 1862/John Greenwood/Licensed Victuallers Association/../../Era

1865/Mr John Greenwood, Red House, 2 College street, Chelsea /../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1866/J Greenwood/../../../Post Office Directory **

1869/J Greenwood/../../../Post Office Directory

1881/Charles Webb/Licensed Victuallers Manager/30/Broome, Norfolk/Censusy
1881/Emily Webb/Wife/32/Brentwood, Essex/Census
1881/William Wheeler/Barman/26/Kingscross, Middlesex/Census
1881/William Cook/Barman/20/Hadleigh, Suffolk/Census
1881/Arthur Manwaring/Barman/14/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1881/Mary A Smith/Cook/20/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Henry Parmiter/Barman/28/Oldham, Essex/Census
1881/Ada Hitching/Nurse/14/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Edith E Webb/Daughter/2/Chelsea, Middlesex/Census

1882/Joseph Eaton/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Joseph Eaton/../../../Post Office Directory

1885/Joseph Eaton/../../../Post Office Directory **

The Kensington News and West London Times. 05 January 1889
License Transfers
The Red House, Joseph Eaton to Frederick Gannaway

1891/Frederick Gannaway/../../../Post Office Directory

1892/Frederick Gannaway/../../../Kelly’s Chelsea Directory **

1895/Frederick Gannaway/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Frederick Gannaway/../../../Post Office Directory

My maternal great great grandparents lived in the pub as Publican manager. *
[May 11th 1885, Titus Pullen, Grocer, aged 25 married Lizzie Christina Gannaway, aged 26, daughter of Frederick Gannaway, Licensee at 36 High street, Chelsea.]
Titus Pullen family. Three sons lost in the 1st world war in France and Belgium.
Jul 13 1915, Private (Acting corporal) Stanley Pullen 8281, Royal Irish Regiment
Mar 31 1916, Private Guy G Pullen 11835, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry 7th Battalion
To my great grandmother Violet Pullen.
Her daughter, my grandmother, also Violet Matse Gant nee Pullen.

1901/Titus Pullen/Publicans Manager/41/Staines, Middlesex/Census
1901/Lizzie Pullen/Wife/40/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1901/Rose Pullen/Daughter/14/Hemel Hempstead, Herts/Census
1901/Lily Pullen/Daughter/14/Hemel Hempstead, Herts/Census
1901/Violet Pullen/Daughter/13/Dulwich, Surrey/Census
1901/Guy Pullen/Son/12/Peckham, Surrey/Census
1901/Dudley Pullen/Son/11/Chelsea, London/Census
1901/Stanley Pullen/Son/7/Tottenham, Middlesex/Census
1901/Alleyn Pullen/Son/4/Tottenham, Middlesex/Census
1901/Tris Pullen/Daughter/2/Tottenham, Middlesex/Census
1901/Joseph Chappell/Barman/21/Long Acre, Middlesex/Census
1901/John C Young/Barman/24/Clacton, Essex/Census
1901/Alfred Green/Barman/22/Chelsea, London/Census
1901/Jane Steadman/Domestic Servant/39/Marylebone, London/Census

1910/William Hollingbery/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/William Hollingbery/Licensed Victualler/43/Poplar/Census
1911/Alice Elizabeth Hollingbery/Wife/42/Leicester square/Census
1911/William Hollingbery/Son/11/Chelsea/Census
1911/Margery Elma Hollingbery/Daughter/9/Chelsea/Census
1911/Phyllis Hollingbery/Daughter/7/Chelsea/Census
1911/Leslie Hollingbery/Son/6/Chelsea/Census
1911/Gladys Hollingbery/Daughter/4/Chelsea/Census
1911/George A Hollingbery/Son/2/Chelsea/Census
1911/Alfred Lucking/Barman/24/Penge/Census
1911/James Percy Miers/Barman/20/Battersea/Census

1915/William Hollingbery/../../../Post Office Directory

1916, William Hollingbery of the Red House Elystan street Chelsea died 23 June 1916 at St Bartholomews Hospital London Probate 19 July to Alice Elizabeth Hollingbery widow. Effects £2061 19s 1d.

1921/Mrs Alice R Hollingbery/../../../Post Office Directory

In 1921 census at 2, Elystan Street, Chelsea, London
Alice Elizabeth Hollingbery, Licensed Victualler, aged 51 years 9 months, and born in Westminster, London, Employer
William Herbert Hollingbery, Son, Assisting In Bussiness Public House, A E Hollingbery, aged 20 years 7 months, and born in Chelsea, London
Marjorie Helena Hollingbery, Daughter, Stenographer, Frames British Electrical, aged 19 years 3 months, and born in Chelsea, London
Leslie Hollingbery, Son, Assisting In Bussiness Public House, A E Hollingbery, aged 16 years 6 months, and born in Chelsea, London
George Albert Hollingbery, Son, aged 11 years 9 months, and born in Chelsea, London
John Henry Jessop, Barman, A E Hollingbery, aged 24 years 8 months, and born in Southwark, London
Leonard Edward Lane, Barman, A E Hollingbery, aged 23 years 6 months, and born in London

Westminster & Pimlico News 02 October 1931
Transfers of licences approved:
Red House, 2 Elystan street, Chelsea, William Herbert Hollingbery (executor of Elizabeth Hollingbery to Leslie Hollingbery

1938/Leslie Hollingbery/../../../Post Office Directory

Kensington News and West London Times 06 January 1939 - Transfers of licences approved:
Red House, 2 Elystan street, Chelsea, L Hollingbery to M V Grimes

1944/Maurice Vincent Grimes/../../../Post Office Directory

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** Provided By Stephen Harris

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