Crown, 7 Essex Street, Strand, St Clement Danes WC2

St Clement Danes pub history index

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

Residents at this address.

25 July 1794/Insured: William Legge, the Crown, Essex Street Strand, victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records, held at London Metropolitan Archives

My 4x Great Grandfather was the publican of The Crown, 7 Essex Street certainly from about 1812 until at least 1821, possibly until late 1820's. His name was John Kerslake. Four of his seven children were born here too and baptised at St Clement Danes Church. His eldest daughter died there in 1821.
John of The Crown, Essex Street, The Strand is recorded in an Old Bailey Court Case dated Jan 10 1816 as the victim of a theft by a William Jefford and then again the same day for theft by his 'servant' Sarah Sturdwick also at The Crown, Essex Street etc. His eldest daughter Sophia Kerslake is called as a witness in another trial December 1 1819. She is living at The Crown, Essex Street. Her father 'runs the establishment' and the prisoner William Tapper (who was accused of theft, at another pub), was a lodger there. William Tapper was found guilty and the punishment was DEATH.
John Kerslake advertised regularly in Exeter's local papers (his place of birth and marriage), encouraging clientele from Devon and Cornwall to visit The Crown. *

Egyptian Lodge Freemasons membership initiated September 1813, John Kerslake, Victualler, Crown, Essex street, 1814 to 1821

In 1819, the poll lists John Kerslake as a victualler at 7 Essex street, Strand

April 1827/Thomas Saipy/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1829/T Saipy/../../../Robsons Directory

1 October 1829/Insured: Frederick Johnson the Crown Essex Street Strand victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records, held at London Metropolitan Archives

1832/Frederick Johnson/../../../Robsons Directory

1833-34/Frederick Johnson/../../../Pigots Directory

1839/Frederick Johnson/../../../Pigots Directory

1841/Frederick Johnson/Publican/50/Middlesex/Census
1841/Esther Johnson/../40/Middlesex/Census
1841/Betsey Johnson/../16/Middlesex/Census
1841/Mary Johnson/../15/Middlesex/Census
1841/Henry Johnson/../11/Middlesex/Census
1841/Margaret Johnson/../8/Middlesex/Census
1841/Louisa Johnson/../5/Middlesex/Census
1841/Harriet Johnson/../4/Middlesex/Census

1842/F Johnson/../../../Robsons Directory

1846/Frederick Johnson/../../../Post Office Directory

1848/Frederick Johnson/../../../Post Office Directory

1856/Mrs Mary Johnson/../../../Post Office Directory

April 1856/John Carey Attwell and Henry Simpson/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

April 1856/Edwin Ubsdell/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1861/William Vickery/Victualler/36/Brixton, Surrey/Census *
1861/Harriet Vickery/Wife/36/Dursley, Gloucestershire/Census
1861/Anne M Vickery/Daughter/2/Brompton, Middlesex/Census
1861/Harriet E Vickery/Daughter/9 months/St Clement Danes, Middlesex/Census
1861/Thomas Woodgate/Potman/27/St Georges hanover Square, Middlesex/Census
1861/Emma Eaton/General Servant/20/Maidstone, Kent/Census
1861/Teresa Keeneway/Nurse/29/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1861/Edmond Mitchell/Lodger, Grocer/27/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census
1861/Prich Pierce/Lodger, Waiter/23/France/Census

September 1861/William Vickery/Outgoing Licensee/../../Morning Post

September 1861/William George Miller/Incoming Licensee/../../Morning Post

September 1864/George Felix Bradshaw/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

September 1864/Edward Ubsdell/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

October 1865/Edward Ubsdell/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

October 1865/John Flint Rogers/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

My Paternal Great grandfather, Charles Lambourn, ran The Crown at 7 Essex Street, Strand between 1868 and 1874. My Grandmother, Emily Marie Lambourn, was also born in The Crown. Prior to this he was at the Grapes, in Houndsditch.***

1869/Chas Lambourn/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Charles Lambourn/Licensed Victualler/32/Bishopstone, Wiltshire/Census
1871/Mary A Lambourn/Wife/24/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1871/Sarah A Lambourn/Daughter/6/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1871/Mary A Lambourn/Daughter/4/Houndsditch, Middlesex/Census
1871/Emily Lambourn/Daughter/3/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1871/Charles Lambourn/Son/1/St Clements Danes, Middlesex/Census
1871/Mary Brown/Mother in Law, General Servant/54/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1871/James Brown/Brother in Law, General Servant/16/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1871/Eliza Chilver/Nurse Girl/14/St Lukes Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census

1881/Mary Jane Childley/Publican, Widow/26/Somerset/Census
1881/Minnie Childley/Daughter, Assistant/18/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Myra Burnatt/Sister, Assistant/19/Somerset/Census
1881/Alfred C Burrage/Boarder, Author/29/Norwich/Census
1881/Ellen Faulkner/Cook, Widow/51/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/William Faulkner/Waiter/17/Leicester/Census
1881/Jesse Prince/Assistant Cook/21/London, Middlesex/Census

1882/Mrs Mary Jane Childley/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Harry Albert Wood/../../../Post Office Directory

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