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Prince Albert, 30 & 31 Blackfriars Road, Southwark Christchurch, SE1

Prince Albert, 31 Blackfriars Road, was the Hat & Feathers 1822-41 maybe earlier, becoming the Prince Albert by 1842, it was rebuilt in 1968 at number 36 as part of an office block.  ** The address is given in Sun Fire Office insurance records as St Georges Road, an older name for the street. It's also sometimes listed as Green Walk, which is the older name for the intersecting street. *

Southwark Christchurch index

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

Residents at this address.

1792/George Christie/victualler, Hat and Feathers/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *+

1794/John Bassett/victualler, Hat and Feathers/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *+

1822/John Sadler/Hat and Feathers, Collingwood street/../../Petty Sessions

April 1825/Mr Sadler, Collingwood street, Blackfriars Road/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association

April 1827/Sadler/Hat and Feathers, Blackfriars Road/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1830/Mr Sadler, Hat and Feathers, Blackfriars road makes a one guinea Susbscription to the Licensed Victuallers Association

1839/Joseph Lash Cotton/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *+

1839/John Milward/Hat & Feathers, 31 Blackfriars Road/../../Pigots Directory

1841/Joseph L Cotton/Hat & Feathers, 31 Blackfriars Road/../../Post Office Directory

1842/J L Cotton/Prince Albert/../../Robsons Directory

1851/William Samuel Smith/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Thomas Martin/Assistant to Licensed Victualler/42/Shaldon, Herefordshire/Census
1851/Betsey Martin/Sister/38/Woodbridge, Suffolk/Census
1851/Mary Martin/Sister/39/Woodbridge, Suffolk/Census
1851/Ann Drake/Barmaid/19/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/Jane Curie/General Servant/35/Thurst, Yorkshire/Census
1851/John Hy Bartlett/Porter & Potman/24/Wallingford, Berkshire/Census

December1853/William Samuel Smith/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

December 1853/Thomas Martin/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1856/Thomas Martin/../../../Post Office Directory

March 1863/Thomas Martin/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

March 1863/Henry Wilson/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

December 1866/James Squires/Outgoing Licensee/../../Morning Advertiser

December 1866/William Thomas Mason/Incoming Licensee/../../Morning Advertiser

June 1868/John Lansey/Outgoing Licensee/../../South London Chronicle

John Crick was the incoming Licensee in June 1868, when the family moved from the Old Horns Beer House, 23 Warner Place South, Bethnal Green. ***+
On the 1871 census it didn't give the name of the pub. John was my great x 2 great Uncle. I noticed that you had no details of when he left the Prince Albert, only new tenants on the 1881 census. John Crick died in November 1873, he was buried with his parents in Bury St Edmunds but his address was given as Black Friars Road on the burial record.

June 1868/John Crick/Incoming Licensee/../../South London Chronicle

1869/John Crick/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/John Crick/Publican/48/Bury Suffolk/Census ***
1871/Mary A Crick/Wife/49/Bury Suffolk/Census
1871/Thomas Crick/Son Barman/14/Bury Suffolk/Census
1871/Sarah A Crick/Dau Scholar/12/Bury Suffolk/Census

His son John and daughter Sarah Ann Crick are listed as tenants at the Prince Regent, 111 East Road, Shoreditch on the 1881 census.***+
The elder John's brother William was listed at The Fountain, 211 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney in 1860 and finally my 2 x great grandfather was a barman at the Crown & Anchor, 96 Euston Road, St Pancras, Middlesex on the 1861 census. He gets a mention at the Hope, 15 Tottenham Street, St Pancras. My great Grandmother was born there June 1868, 2 of her siblings were born in there Feb 1870, one died in June, so perhaps that's why they didn't stay at the Hope for long.
They moved to the White Hart at Stoke Newington.***+

1881/Thomas E Potts/Licensed Victualler/26/St George Camberwell, Surrey/Census
1881/Walter E Potts/Brother, Engineers Tool Maker/16/St George Camberwell, Surrey/Census
1881/Edward Woodman/Assistant/16/Middlesex/Census
1881/James Clark/Assistant/16/London City, Middlesex/Census
1881/Maria Morse/Domestic Servant/34/St George Southwark, Surrey/Census

1882/Thomas Potts/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Thomas Potts/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/George William Lambert/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/John Henry Udney Allatt/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Felice Garrone/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Sidney B Prosser/Licensed Victualler/36/Brixton, London/Census
1901/Beatrice Jupp/Manageress/24/Brixton, London/Census
1901/Gilbert Walters/Barman/21/Brixton, London/Census
1901/Frances Chambers/Barmaid/25/Norwich, Norfolk/Census
1901/Eliza Wells/Cook/30/Suffolk/Census
1901/Edwin Wakefield/Visitor, Bank Clerk/52/Chelsea, Middlesex/Census

1910/Alfred Charles/../../../Post Office Directory

In 1911, Fred was listed as being 22, a licensed victualler, born in Maidenhead, Berkshire. Alice was 7 years older, no occupation, born in Potters Bar. The couple had been married 2 years but at the time of the Census, did not have children. Ernest JOYCE was 35 and was listed simply as “Explorer” but there is a Wikipedia article about him which has him as a polar explorer. Hards fought in WW1 as a pilot in the RNAS/RAF, being Mentioned in Dispatches and awarded the DSC and the DFC. After the war, he remained in the RAF rising to become Air Vice-Marshal in 1940; and listed as such in 1955 in his mothers probate; and later Air Officer Commanding Aden. There is also a Wikipedia article about him. *

My interest in Hards is that I am gathering information about him for the Lives of the First World War website. *

In September 1909, Frederick George Hards, a clerk aged 21, son of George Henry Hards, a Licensed Victualler; marries Alice Frederick, aged 28, daughter of Edward Ernest Frederick, Tradesman, at Marylebone

1911/Frederick George Hards/Licensed Victualler/22/Maidenhead, Berkshire/Census *
1911/Alice Hards/Wife/29/Potters Bar/Census
1911/Ernest Joyce/Visitor, Explorer/35/../Census

1915/Frederick George Darby Hards is a Flight Sun-Lieutenat in the RNAS *

1921/Caroline Payne/../../../Hughes Directory

1938/Bertie Rowley/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/J H Stanniland & H J Hare/../../../Post Office Directory

1971/../Prince Albert, 32 Blackfriars Road SE1/../../Post Office Directory


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