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The Royal Hospital, Jews row, Pimlico in 1827; and the Royal Hospital, 23 Hospital row, Chelsea in 1833. At 28 Queens road east in 1864 and earlier, and  23 Queens road east in the 1851 census; The circa 1890 photo of the Royal Hospital is at the corner of Royal Hospital road and Franklins row. The pub was demolished circa 1902 and a block of flats, Burton Court was built on the site. **

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Royal Hospital, Royal Hospital road and Franklins row, Chelsea circa 1890

Royal Hospital, Royal Hospital road and Franklins row, Chelsea circa 1890

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February 1790/Alexander Anderson, The Royal Hospital, Jews Row, Chelsea, victualler/../../Sun Fire Insurance records at the LMA

September 1791/Alexander Anderson, the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, victualler/../../Sun Fire Insurance records at the LMA

1805/William Pitt, Royal Hospital Inn, Royal Hospital row, Chelsea/../../Holdens Directory

St Lukes Lodge Freemasons membership initiated March 2nd 1820, Thomas Penman, Victualler, Royal Hospital Row, 1820 to June 1821

1823-24/George Penman, Royal Hospital, Royal Hospital row/../../Pigots Directory

1825/Mr Penman/Royal Hospital, Chelsea/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1826/George Penman, Royal Hospital, Royal Hospital Row/../../Inns & Taverns of London

1827/Thomas Penman/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association

Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser 13 October 1828 :
Friday, Mrs Gill, a respectable female, residing near the New Church, Chelsea, dropped down dead while crossing the garden of Mr Sanders, of the Hope and Anchor, in East street, Chelsea. On the same day Thomas Smith, in the employ of Mr Anderson, brewer, of Chelsea, while delivering a cask of beer at the house of Mr Grey, in Frances street, Chelsea common, fell down in a fit and expired. The same morning, W Baufield, of Church lane, Chelsea, gardener, went to the house of Mr Spratt, the Royal Hospital, in Jews row, Chelsea; and after taking some refreshment, fell backwards in a fit of apoplexy, and expired shortly afterwards. An Inquest was held on the bodies on Saturday, at the Royal Hospital, and a Jury returned a verdict of - Died by the visitation of God.

1832/W Spratt/../../../Robsons Directory

Lodge of Fortitude Freemasons membership initiated March 14th 1832, William Spratt, aged 42, Victualler, Jews row, Chelsea, from 1832 to 1833

1833 - 34/William Spratt/Royal Hospital, 23 Hospital row, Chelsea/../../Pigots Directory

St Lukes Lodge Freemasons membership initiated Feb 3rd 1834, Thomas Penman, Victualler, Royal Hospital Tavern, Chelsea, 1834 to August 1834, Died.

Morning Chronicle 26 March 1834 :
A respectable looking young man, who gave his name Robert Drydall, was charged with attempting to steal a dog, the property of the landlord of the Royal Hospital, Jews row, Chelsea. It appeared that the prisoner was seen to place a handkerchief round the dogs neck, and on the policeman coming up he ran away, but was pursued and taken with the dog in his possession. The prisoner, in his defence, saud, that while he was going home, late at night, the dog followed him for some distance. He at length took the animal up in his arms, when he saw a policeman coming towards him, and he ran away, fearing that he may hget into a scrape. Mr Gregorie convicted the prisoner in the penalty of 5 pounds, and also the value of the dog, making altogether a sum of 7 pounds. The friemds of the prisoner paid the money in the course of the morning.

Morning Advertiser 10 October 1834
Tavern Sales - Yesterday afternoon there was a very numerous assemblage of Licensed Victuallers, and others connected with the trade, in the large room of Garraways in the city, attracted by the sale of the following properties :- By Mr Henshaw, the leasehold Royal Hospital Public house and Wine vaults, the corner of Jews row, Chelsea, with seven small houses adjoining, and producig an improved rental of 34 pounds 8 shillings a year; goods, fixtures &c to be taken at a valuation - sold for 3,160 pounds.

In November 1834, Joseph Cockerton married Caroline Giraud at St Martins, Westminster by license

In December1835, Clara Cockerton, daughter of Joseph and Caroline Cockerton is baptised. Joseph Cockerton is a victualler at Royal Hospital row

In February1838, John George Cockerton, son of Joseph and Caroline Cockerton is baptised. Joseph Cockerton is a victualler at Royal Hospital row

1839/Joseph Cockerton/../../../Pigots Directory

1841/Joseph Cockerton, Royal Hospital, Franklins road, Chelsea/../../Kellys Directory

1841/Jos G Cockerton/Victualler/50/Middlesex/Census
1841/Caroline Cockerton/../30/Middlesex/Census
1841/William Roberts/Potman/45/../Census
1841/John Cooper/Waiter/20/Middlesex/Census
1841/Mary Cockerton/Independant/75/Middlesex/Census
1841/Jane Packeral/Female Servant/15/Middlesex/Census
1841/Harriet Balard/Female Servant/15/../Census

1843/Joseph Cockerton/../../../Kellys Directory

1848/Joseph Cockerton/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/Joseph Cockerton/Licensed Victualler/59/City of London/Census
1851/Caroline Cockerton/Wife/40/Leicester square, London/Census
1851/Caroline Cockerton/Daughter/8/Chelsea, Middlesex/Census
1851/Catherine Fuller/Servant/35/Sussex/Census
1851/Emily Turner/Servant/18/Ratckliff Cross/Census
1851/Isaac Coombs/Waiter/15/Chelsea, Middlesex/Census

January 1854/Joseph Cockerton (deceased)/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

January 1854/his widow, Caroline Cockerton/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1856/Mrs C Cockerton/../../../Post Office Directory

1860/Mrs C Cockerton/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/Caroline Cockerton/Licensed Victualler, Widow/51/London, Middlesex/Census
1861/Clara Cockerton/Daughter/25/Chelsea, Middlesex/Census
1861/Caroline Cockerton/Daughter/18/Chelsea, Middlesex/Census
1861/Catherine Fuller/Housekeeper/45/Eastbourne, Sussex/Census
1861/Joseph Hutchison/Boarder, Civil Engineer/33/Edinburgh/Census
1861/Mary Head/House Servant/23/Newbury, Berkshire/Census

1864/Mrs C Cockerton/../../../Post Office Directory

1865/Frederick John Wood/../../../Post Office Directory

1866/Frederick J Wood/../../../Post Office Directory

1869/Charles T Wood/../../../Post Office Directory

1874/Georgiana Denney/../../../Licensed Victualler & Hoteliers Directory

1881/Emma Judd/Wife, Licensed Victualler/40/Hammersmith, Middlesex/Census
1881/Charles Fenton/Barman/22/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Alfred Burcher/Potman/24/Chadwell, Essex/Census
1881/Agnes Burcher/General Servant/28/Scotland/Census

1882/Samuel Judd/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Samuel Judd/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Samuel Judd/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/Samuel Judd/../../../Post Office Directory

Buckingham Advertiser and Free Press 04 July 1896
The old inns of the metropolis are being gradually wiped out of existence. The city and suburbs suffer alike in this respect, modern improvements and the needs of present day life putting but little value on historic association or picturesqueness.
Now the old Royal Hospital at Chelsea is to be demolished.
This hostelry was the scene of Sir David Wilkies well known picture, "The News of the Battle of Waterloo," with the pensioners carousing on the benches which then stood outside the inn.
The house is at the south west corner of the condemned block of buildings bounded on the north by Turks row and on the south by Jews row.
Chelsea is fast losing its old time appearance, and where picturesque but dingy and dirty purlieus once stood modern mansions and open thoroughfares are fast taking place.

1899/Samuel Judd/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Samuel Judd/Licensed Victualler/64/Hammersmith, Middlesex/Census
1901/Catharine Judd/Wife/34/Colchester, Essex/Census
1901/Amy Andrew/Barmaid/19/Feltham, Middlesex/Census
1901/Herbert Smith/Barman/25/Hampshire/Census
1901/Thos Black/Barman/29/Ashford, Kent/Census
1901/Henry Mercer/Potman/22/Deal (Walmer), Kent/Census
1901/Amy M Brook/Housemaid/28/St Ann/Census
1901/Jenny Hawker/Cook/23/Cornwall/Census

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