Carved Red Lion, 2 Essex Road, Islington N1

Islington pub history index

The address is 1 Lower Street in 1856 and earlier, prior to street renaming, although it's sometimes also given as 1 Lower Road. * The pub has recently been renamed the Winchester (2007). ***

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

Carved Red Lion, 1 Essex Road, N1 - in October 2007

Carved Red Lion, 1 Essex Road, N1 - in October 2007

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Residents at this address.

1795/William Windgate/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

6 October 1794/Charles Cliff of St Dunstan, Stepney, Middlesex and Lucy Ellis, spinster/Marriage Bonds

1798/Catherine Hughes was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 24th of January , a swansdown waistcoat, value 2s. and a linen sheet, value 4s. the property of Charles Cliffe .
Charles Cliffe sworn. - I keep the Carved Red-lion, at Islington : On Thursday, the 24th of January, between twelve and one o'clock, I was in the tap-room, and was informed there was a woman in the yard, among the linen, with some things in her apron; I pursued her, and she let them fall; I kept following her, and brought her back to the house; she had not got above twenty yards, she was never out of my sight; I sent for an officer, she was taken to Hatton-garden, and committed; the constable has got the things.(The constable produced the property, which was deposed to by the prosecutor)./Old Bailey Proceedings Online (, version 8.0, 10 December 2019), February 1798, trial of CATHERINE HUGHES (t17980214-24).

Charles Cliffe is later at the George Tavern, Commercial road (aka Halfway House)

1811/John Field, Old Carved Lion, Old Paradise row, Islington/../../Holdens Directory

1827/Benj Beamish, Carved Red Lion, Lower street, Islington/../../Pigots Directory

1833-34/Henry White Vousley, Carved Red Lion, 1 Lower street, Islington/../../Pigots Directory

1839/Thomas Gosling/../../../Pigot's Directory *

1841/Thomas Gosling/../../../Post Office Directory *

1842/Elizabeth Sarah Douglass/../../../Robson's Directory *

1846/Chas Ellis/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1848/Charles Ellis/../../../Post Office Directory *

December 1849/Charles Ellis/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

December 1849/David Smith/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1856/Mrs S. Reynolds/../../../Post Office Directory *

April 1864/Susannah Reynolds/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

April 1864/John Reynolds/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

March 1866/John Reynolds/License renewal/../Clerkenwell News

1869/John Hill/../../../Post Office Directory

1882/John Francis Shepherd/../../../Post Office Directory *

1883/John Francis Shepherd/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1884/Jno F Shepherd/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1891/Charles Balch/Visitor, Commission Agent/46/Lambeth, London/Census
1891/Florence Balch/Visitor/35/Clerkenwell, London/Census
1891/Violet Balch/Visitor/3/Islington, London/Census
1891/William Scales/Barman/28/Northampton, Northamptonshire/Census
1891/Charles Balch/Potman/19/Barnsbury, London/Census
1891/Francis Newman/General Servant/35/Plymouth, Devon/Census
1891/Beatrice Lee/Nurse Girl/15/Lambeth, London/Census
1891/Richard Cooper/Potman/27/Bloomsbury, London/Census
1891/Charles Stockwell/Barman/18/Cheriton, Kent/Census

1891/Charles Balch/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/Wm Edward Loxley/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Charles Murton/../../../Post Office Directory

1910/Charles Murton/../../../Post Office Directory

In the 1901 census, James Cromwell Guillan is a publican at 41 Carlingford Road, Tottenham, and prior to this in 1891 and until 1897 at the Viaduct Hotel, Holborn. By 1914, he is listed at the Star & Garter, 44 Upper Street, Islington

1911/James Cromwell Guillan/Licensed Victualler/44/Dunmow/Census **
1911/Louisa Margaret Guillan/Wife/32/London West/Census
1911/Gladys Irene Guillan/Daughter/13/Kingston on Thames/Census
1911/Cecil Patrick Guillan/Son/11/Haggerstone, London/Census
1911/Frank Edward Guillan/Son/8/Wood green, London/Census
1911/Geoffrey Arnold Guillan/Son/1/Kingston on Thames/Census
1911/Margaret Edna Guillan/Daughter/5 months/Islington, London/Census
1911/Nellie Hemmings/Barmaid/28/Pimlico, London/Census
1911/Lily Ada Arbour/Barmaid/18/Hastings, Sussex/Census
1911/Percy Ernest Farrell/Potman/22/Plumstead, London/Census
1911/Elsie Lena Stone/Nurse/19/Islington, London/Census
1911/Alice Marchant/Cook/33/Birmingham/Census

1914/Samuel Barrett/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1915/Samuel Barrett/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1917/Samuel Barrett/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1921/Robert Elthorpe/../../../Hughes Directory

1934/Geo Garstin/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/Benj Roth/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Benj Roth/../../../Post Office Directory

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