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Belle Sauvage Tavern, Ludgate Hill, St Brides EC4

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BELLE SAVAGE, Ludgate Hill.–Of all inn signs, this has caused, in its time, the most exciting speculation. Mr. Lysons met with its origin in the Clause Roll, dated February 5th, 31 Henry the Sixth, 1453, wherein John French gave to his mother Joan French, widow, “ Savages Inn, otherwise called the · Bell in the Hoop,' ' in the parish of St. Bride, &c.f Mr. Riley mentions that in 1380, a certain William Lawtone was sentenced to the pillory for an hour, for trying to obtain from William Savage, in Fleet Street, in the parish of St. Bridget, 20s. by means of a forged letter. I In 1568, John Craythorne, gave the reversion of the “ Belle Savage,” and, after his wife's death, his house called the “ Rose,” in Fleet Street, to the Cutlers' Company for ever, on condition that two exhibitions to the universities, and certain sums to poor prisoners be paid by them out of the estate. A portrait of Mrs. Craythorn hangs in Cutlers' Hall. The landlord's token, issued between 1648 and 1672, exhibits upon it an Indian woman holding a bow and arrow. In the 16th century, the inn yard was used by strolling players. In 1584, the inn is described as "ye Belle Savage," and in 1602, Lawrence Holden, the tenant, had three cans seized for short measure. In Belle Savage Yard, at No. 11, lived Grinling Gibbins, who carved a pot of flowers so naturally, that they shook as the vehicles passed in the street. The site of the inn, &c., are now printing offices.

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In 1708 : A New View of London by Edward Hatton lists Bell Savage Inn, on the North side of Ludgate Hill.

1805/Robert Gray, inn keeper, Bell Sauvage inn, Ludgate hill/../../Holdens Directory

1806/Brown, Bell, Bell Savage yard, Ludgate hill/../../London Brewery 1806 customer for supplying the public with genuine malt liquor

1811/James Shaw, Old Bell tavern and Coffee house, Belle Sauvage yard/../../Holdens Directory

1822/E Davis, Belle Sauvage, Ludgate hill/../../Pigots Directory

1827/Barland, Belle Sauvage, Ludgate hill/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1827/Charles Barham, Belle Sauvage Inn, Ludgate hill/../../Pigot's Directory

1833-34/Robert Nelson, Belle Sauvage Inn, 38 Ludgate hill/../../Pigots Directory

1836/Robert Nelson, Belle Sauvage Inn, Ludgate hill/../../Pigots Directory

1839/Thomas Edwards, Belle Sauvage Tap, Belle Sauvage Yard/../../Pigots Directory

1841/Thomas Harris, Belle Sauvage Tap, Belle Sauvage Yard/../../Post Office Directory

Belle Sauvage Inn
1841/John Price/Inn Keeper/25/../Census
1841/Amy Price/../25/Middlesex/Census
1841/Fanny Price/../1/Middlesex/Census
1841/L Carpenter/Female Servant/25/../Census
1841/Catherine Pasmore/Female Servant/30/../Census
1841/Eliza Tatten/Female Servant/20/../Census
1841/George Penny/Female Servant/20/../Census
1841/Elizabeth Clark/Female Servant/20/../Census
1841/Ann Doubleday/Female Servant/18/../Census
1841/Hannah Sheen/Female Servant/20/../Census
1841/Mary Henmarsh/Female Servant/20/../Census
1841/James Worrall/Male Servant/30/../Census
1841/Joseph Gill/Male Servant/15/../Census
1841/William Gaseby/Male Servant/15/../Census
1841/Henry Beeson/Male Servant/20/../Census
1841/Thomas Saubnderson/Male Servant/20/../Census
1841/John Barber/Male Servant/25/../Census
1841/William Barnes/Male Servant/40/Middlesex/Census
1841/Barnet Wood/Male Servant/25/../Census

Belle Sauvage Tap
1841/Thomas Harris/Licensed Victualler/40/../Census
1841/Phoebe Harris/../40/../Census
1841/Phoebe Burley/../27/../Census
1841/William Ballard/Independant/40/../Census
1841/Eleanor Hurley/Female Servant/30/Ireland/Census
1841/William Hine/Male Servant/20/../Census
1841/George Lee/../30/../Census

1843/John Price, Belle Sauvage Hotel, Belle Sauvage yard, 38 Ludgate hill /../../Kellys Directory

Morning Advertiser 20 September 1847 - Transfer of Licenses
Belle Sauvage, Belle Sauvage yard, John Price to John Nelson

1848/Thomas Harris, Belle Sauvage Tap, Belle Sauvage Yard/../../Post Office Directory

February 1850/John Nelson/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

February 1850/Charles Ford/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1851/Jno Thorburn/Hotel Keeper/36/Buckinghamshire/Census
1851/Mary Thorburn/Wife/36/Middlesex/Census
1851/Louis Dufour/Interpreter/25/Brussels/Census
1851/Richd Edwd Gandy/Waiter/36/Middlesex/Census
1851/Margaret Ford/Chambermaid/37/Somerset/Census
1851/Ann Henderson/Cook/46/Middlesex/Census
1851/Sarah Thorburn/Barmaid/28/Buckinghamshire/Census
1851/Emma Thorburn/Barmaid/24/Buckinghamshire/Census
1851/Daniel Caunt/Porter/30/Lincolnshire/Census
1851/Nixon Filsell/Waiter/29/Middlesex/Census
1851/Mary Ann Greaves/Housemaid/22/Leicestershire/Census

1856/William Henry Dawson, Bell Sauvage Tap, Belle Sauvage Yard, Ludgate Hill/../../Post Office Directory

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