Black Bull Tavern, 358 Fulham Road, West Brompton SW10

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At St Marks Terrace, West Brompton (north side) in 1856 and 1862. The Black Bull, Stamford bridge in the 1856 license transfer and 1841, 1851 & 1861 census. The pub has recently been trading as Bartok (2007). *** After a spell returning to The Black Bull, this pub was renamed The Chelsea Pensioner in 2014 - not to be confused with the former Chelsea Pensioner at Queens Road, now Royal Hospital Road. *

Kensington pub index

A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Kensington, London.

Black Bull Tavern, 358 Fulham Road, SW10 - in July 2007

Black Bull Tavern, 358 Fulham Road, SW10 - in July 2007

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

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A direct ancestor of mine, James Ledsham, was landlord of The Bull at Stamford Bridge, in 1820. My source for this is an account of a trial at the Old Bailey. The record of the trial of John Bird and George Bird includes the following evidence: **

"THOMAS CORDWELL . I look after the Fulham stages. On Saturday night, the 29th of January, I was at the Bull, Stamford Bridge, and saw the prisoners there, about half-past nine, or a quarter before ten o'clock."

“JAMES LEDSHAM . I keep the Bull, public-house. I remember on the 29th of January, when the robbery was committed; the prisoners were at my house that evening, and had a pot or two of porter. I am certain of it - the last witness was there, talking to them, he had a pint of porter. I did not know them before.” - Old Bailey online

11 May 1830/Insured: Thomas Coggan, the Bull near the Bridge Fulham, inn keeper/../../Sun Fire Insurance records at the LMA

1836/Sarah Atkins, Black Bull, Stamford bridge, Chelsea/../../Pigots Directory

1841/John Baskerville/Publican/22/Middlesex/Census
1841/Sarah Baskerville/../24/Middlesex/Census
1841/Ann Baskerville/../19/Middlesex/Census
1841/James Leach/Barman/34/Middlesex/Census
1841/Christopher Merrington/Gardener/28/Middlesex/Census
1841/James Loxton/Gardener/37/../Census

1843/John Baskerville, Black Bull, Little Chelsea/../../Kellys Directory

1846/John Baskerville, Black Bull, Little Chelsea/../../Post Office Directory

1848/John Baskerville, Black Bull, New Brompton/../../Post Office Directory

December 13th 1849: The Brompton, London Cemetery register entry 4151 lists John Baskerville of "the Black Bull" Stamford Bridge Fulham road, aged 31 years.

1851/Mrs Ann Baskerville, Black Bull, New Brompton/../../Kellys Directory

1851/Ann Baskerville/Licensed Victualler, Widow/34/Hertford/Census
1851/John Baskerville/Son/6/Fulham, Middlesex/Census
1851/Sarah Baskerville/Sister in Law, Assistant/33/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/William Thomas/Visitor, Gardener/33/Brassey Green, Warwickshire/Census
1851/Jane Staples/Barmaid/18/Wandsworth, Surrey/Census
1851/James Luck/Potman/45/Chelsea, Middlesex/Census

1856/William Thomas/../../../Post Office Directory

November 1856/William Thomas/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

November 1856/William Jones/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1861/William Jones/Victualler/56/Allingsmoor, Herefordshire/Census
1861/Mary Jewel/Housekeeper/35/Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire/Census
1861/Richard Emmerson/Servant/18/Bedfordshire/Census

1862/William Jones/../../../Post Office Directory

1869/Thomas Burgin/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Thomas Burgin/Licensed Victualler/52/Barming, Kent/Census
1871/Lucy Burgin/Wife/50/Staplehurst, Kent/Census
1871/Hannah Hamond/Mother, Widow/71/Staplehurst, Kent/Census

1877/James Coxhead/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1881/Alfred F Janes/Licensed Victualler/23/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Emma L Janes/Sister/21/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Thomas White/Barman/19/St Margarets, Kent/Census

1882/Alfred Frederick Janes/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/William M Lack/Licensed Victualler Manager/33/Hasbro, Norfolk/Census
1891/Hannah Lack/Wife/33/Ely, Cambrdgeshire/Census
1891/Chas Hannant/Potman/28/Martham, Norfolk/Census
1891/Jessie Pratten/General Servant/18/Mile End/Census

1892/William Broughton West/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Henry Jeacock/../../../Post Office Directory

1900/Henry Jeacock/../../../Post Office Directory

My Great Great Grandfather (Robert Shepherd) owned the lease on this pub from around 1896 to 1900. His Death in 1900 is listed as being at the Black Bull. It was then sold by his son and two daughters, I have parts of the papers for when it was sold. He also owned the lease on The Burlington arms around 1892 till 1895-6. He was buried in Brompton cemetery. *+

1901/Robert Shepherd/../../../Post Office Directory

1900/Robert Shepherd of the "Black Bull" public house 358 Fulham Road Middlesex died 123 August 1900 Administration (with Will) London 22 September to Robert Henry Shepherd licensed victuallers manager Edith Mary Shepherd spinster and Julia Elizabeth Simmons (wife of John Simmons). Effects £4412 16s 5d. Resworn January 1901 £3645 19s 5d. *+

1903/Robert Wallace/../../../Post Office Directory

1910/Peter Spang/../../../Post Office Directory

1915/Andrew Dalziel/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Mrs Blanche Webb/../../../Post Office Directory

West London Observer 13 June 1924 - Transfer of Licences
The Black Bull, 358 Fulham road, Kensington, from Blanche Webb to Walter Henry Smith

1934/Walter Henry Smith/../../../Kellys Directory

1944/William Franklin/../../../Post Office Directory

2017/../Chelsea Pensioner, 358 Fulham Road, LONDON,SW10 9UU, Kensington and Chelsea/../../Pub Directory

* Provided by Tris

*+ Provided by E Llewellyn

** Provided by Jerry Turner

*** Provided By Stephen Harris

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