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Boars Head, 66 Fleet street, St Dunstan in West EC4

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The Access to Archives site has just suggested that the Boars Head existed as early as 1441-42, i.e. "John, bishop of Bath and Wells, to grant a messuage called the Boar's Head next to the Bolt-in-Tun in Fleet Street in the parish of St. Dunstan-in-the-West to the prior and convent of the Carmelites in Fleet Street. London." in Henry V1 20.

BOAR'S HEAD, No. 66, Fleet Street, is dated 1616, but I find the " Boar's Head" Alley is mentioned at least eighty years previous. In 1775, "Sarah Fortescue, a widow, victuallar at the " Boar's Head Ale House," was presented for keeping a disorderly house. - Memorials of Temple Bar 1870

Mooney’s was founded as a company in 1888, it acquired the Boar’s Head, which was actually its fourth pub in London, in 1895, and the pub’s name after that was the Irish House, which was what Mooney’s called most of its pubs in the UK (there was one near London Bridge called Mooney’s Dublin House) and according to Kelly’s directories the pub in Fleet Street never became the Tipperary until 1968. ***

A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in St Dunstan in West, City of London.

Boar's Head, 66 Fleet Street, EC4 - in February 2008

Boar's Head, 66 Fleet Street, EC4 - in February 2008

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Tipperary, 66 Fleet Street, EC4 - in February 2019

Tipperary, 66 Fleet Street, EC4 - in February 2019

Residents at this address

Memorials of Temple Bar with some account of Fleet Street and the Parishes of St Dunstan and St Bride in 1870 - BOAR'S HEAD, No. 66, Fleet Street, is dated 1616, but I find the " Boar's Head" Alley is mentioned at least eighty years previous. In 1775, "Sarah Fortescue, a widow, victuallar at the " Boar's Head Ale House," was presented for keeping a disorderly house.

#493 WILLIAM HEALEY AT THE Boar's head, in the field.
Rev. IN FLEET STREET . 1668 HIS HALFE PENNY. W. M. H.

William Hayley was no doubt the same person who appears in the wardmote returns of licensed victuallers for the years 1664 and 1665. The Boar's Head, situated between Water lane (now Water street) and the Bolt-in-Tun inn, was destroyed in the great fire of the following year. On its being rebuilded, Hayley resumed business, issued his token, and his name again appears in the wardmote returns from 1669 to 1680. He served the offices of constable and scavenger in 1674. The Boar's Head is still there.

Westward of the Boar's Head is the Bolt-in-Tun inn, the rebus of the family name of Bolton ; and the device being an arrow or bolt piercing the bung of a tun. It is an inn of earlier date than generally supposed : the ' '' Hospidwm vocatum l& Boltenton" is mentioned as a boundary, in a license of alienation to the Friars Carmelites of London, of certain premises in the parish of St. Dunstan, Fleet street, enrolled on the Patent Roll, 1443, 21 Hen. VI., p. 2, m. 24.

Closes, Commons, Corners, Courts, and Crosses. A - K in 1732 , the Survey of London by William Maitland in 1756 describes Boar's Head court, Fleet street

In 1775, "Sarah Fortescue, a widow, victuallar at the " Boar's Head Ale House," was presented for keeping a disorderly house.

1791/William Haslewood, victualler, Boars Head, Fleet street/../../LMA - Access to Archives

1792/James Swaddall, victualler, Boars Had, Fleet street/../../LMA - Access to Archives

1794/James Swaddall, victualler, Boars Had, Fleet street/../../LMA - Access to Archives

5 April 1791/Insured: William Haslewood, the Boars Head, Fleet Street, victualler/../../Sun Fire Insurance records at the LMA

14 May 1792/Insured: James Swaddall, the Boar's Head, 66 Fleet Street, victualler/../../Sun Fire Insurance records at the LMA

18 June 1794/Insured: James Swaddall, at the Boars Head in Fleet Street, victualler/../../Sun Fire Insurance records at the LMA

1 March 1800/Insured: Job Nightingale, the Boars Head, Fleet Street, victualler/../../LMA - Access to Archives

1805/George Spawforth, wine vaults, 66 Fleet street/../../Holdens Directory

1810/John Lockie describes - Boars Head Court, Fleet Street, at 66, about the middle of the South side, between the Bolt and Tun Inn and Water lane.

1811/Mary Geary, wine vaults, 66 Fleet street/../../Holdens Directory

4 February 1824/Insured: Charles Abbott The Boars Head Fleet Street victualler and William Robinson and John Cox/../../LMA - Access to Archives

Morning Post 28 June 1824
Fatal Accident - On Friday evening, Mrs Geary, who kept the Boars Head, in Fleet street, was passing through Throgmorton street, a young man accidentally ran against her, and threw her down ; she was so dreadfully injured by the fall, that she expired in an hour afterwards.

English Chronicle and Whitehall Evening Post 29 June 1824
An inquisition on Mrs Mary Geary, whose unfortunate death was reported.
It appeared that William Eager, on Friday evening last, and two young men, his servants at Bakers Coffee house, Change alley, Cornhill, went out to take some liquor at the Black Swan, Whalebone court, when on returning at a quick pace, he rushed against her and both fell on the pavement ; on rising he ran away, but returned, begged her pardon, and apologized for his apparent rudeness.
She was taken to the Boars Head, Fleet street, where she resided with her son in law, Mr Abbott.
Mrs Geary was aged fifty two, and had lived in Fleet street for many years.

Morning Advertiser 09 September 1825
A well known street walker, was charged by Mr Ampthill, who keeps the Boar's Head, in Fleet street, with having broken six square of glass in his window.

9 March 1826/Insured: Philip James Antill, The Boars Head Fleet Street, victualler, and William Robinson and John Cox/../../LMA - Access to Archives

1827/John Antill, Boars Head, 66 Fleet street/../../Pigots Directory

April 1827/Antill, Boars Head, Fleet street/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

28th March 1828/Philip James Antill marries Ann Maria Gage at St Dunstan West by licence/../../../Marriages

1829/John Antill, Boars Head, 66 Fleet street/../../Robsons Directory

1832/David Botcherby, 66 Fleet street/../../Robsons Directory

1833-34/David Botcherby/../../../Pigots Directory

1839/William Barker/../../../Pigots Directory

1841/William Barker/../../../Post Office Directory

1842/William Barker/../../../P.O. Directory **

1842/William Barker, Boars Head, 66 Fleet street/../../Robson’s Directory **

Morning Advertiser 18 October 1841 *
William Williamson, of the Boars Head, Fleet street, was summoned for "harboring bad characters".
PC Hambridge, 371, stated that he saw six prostitutes drinking in the bar of the Boars Head. He added that he saw nothing drank or paid for. The house in general very orderly, and has been so, particularly during the occupancy of the defendant, thst is to say for these last two months. He had understood that the house clock had been under repair, and had been the cause of the house being open at so late an hour.
Summons dismissed.

May 9th, 1842, Old Bailey proceedings - Mary Ann Smith was indicted for stealing, on the 28th April, 1 dram glass, value 9d, the goods of William Williamson. *
Maria Marchant - I am barmaid to William williamson, of the Boars Head, Fleet street. About half past six o'clock, on the morning on the 28th April, the prisoner came to our house and asked if i would trust her with some gin - I would not - she staid a few minutes, and I missed a glass - she went out, I followed her, and saw a policeman.
Guilty. Aged 34 - confined Eight Days, solitary.

1843/William Williamson, Boars Head, 66 Fleet street/../../Kellys Directory

1844/William Williamson, Boars Head, 66 Fleet street/../../Post Office Directory *

1844/William Williamson, Boars Head, 66 Fleet street/../../Thompsons Directory *

1846/William Williamson, Boars Head, 66 Fleet street/../../Post Office Directory *

The Sun 14 December 1846 *
Boars Head, Fleet street transferred from Reuben Freeman to Ann Walbanche to

1848/Mrs Ann Walbancke/../../../Kellys Directory

February 1849/Ann Walbancke/ Outgoing Licensee, Boars Head, 66 Fleet street/../../The Era

February 1849/Edward Weston/ Incoming Licensee, Boars Head, 66 Fleet street /../../The Era

Morning Herald (London) 08 October 1849
John Bath was charged with stealing a bottle of pale brandy, of the value of 4shillings and 6 pence, from the house of Mr Weston, the Boars Head, in Fleet street.

1851/Edward Weston/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Edward Weston/Publican/27/Marylebone/Census
1851/Ann Weston/Wife/37/Chwlmsford/Census
1851/Edward Weston/Son/5/Hackney/Census
1851/Henry Weston/Son/4/Poplar/Census
1851/Tom Weston/Son/3/St Dunstan West/Census
1851/Ann Quinn/Cook/26/Chwlmsford/Census
1851/Jane Brown/Housemaid/19/Wapping/Census

1853/Edward Weston/../../../Post Office Directory

May 1853/Edward Weston/Outgoing Licensee, Boars Head, Fleet street/../../Era

May 1853/Charles Cheel/Incoming Licensee, Boars Head, Fleet street/../../Era

1856/Charles Cheel/../../../Post Office Directory

July 1859/R Rose/Outgoing Licensee, Boars Head, Fleet Street/../../London City Press

July 1859/W M Rose/Incoming Licensee, Boars Head, Fleet Street/../../London City Press

February 1861/William Marshall Rose/Outgoing Licensee, Boars Head, Fleet Street/../../London City Press

February 1861/George Prince James/Incoming Licensee, Boars Head, Fleet Street/../../London City Press

1861/George Prince James/Victualler/37/Wimborne, Dorset/Census
1861/Maria James/Wife/34/Ringwood, Hampshire/Census
1861/Francis M James/Daughter/7/Wimborne, Dorset/Census
1861/Georgina M James/Daughter/4/Wimborne, Dorset/Census
1861/Adol M James/Son/2/Southwark, Surrey/Census
1861/Francis Stickland/Aunt, Assistant, Widow/60/Rushton, Dorset/Census
1861/Maria Barman/Aunt, Assistant, Widow/62/Rushton, Dorset/Census
1861/Hannah Adams/Domestic Servant/16/Covent Garden, Middlesex/Census
1861/Jane Fry/Domestic Servant/21/Poole, Dorset/Census
1861/Henry Byme/Potman/18/St Giles, Middlesex/Census

1862/George P James/../../../Post Office Directory

October 1862/George Prince James/Outgoing Licensee, Boars Head, Fleet Street/../../Morning Post

October 1862/John Clark/Incoming Licensee, Boars Head, Fleet Street/../../Morning Post

Era 15 December 1867 - License transfers
Boars Head, Fleet street, Joseph Hart to Joseph Henry Crozier

1869/William Warrington/../../../Post Office Directory

1870/William Warrington/../../../Post Office Directory **

1871/William Warrington/Licensed Victualler/51/Ludlow, Shropshire/Census
1871/Mary Flower/Sister, Housekeeper/48/Ludlow, Shropshire/Census
1871/Thomas Barnes/Boarder, Accountant/52/Sandy Hazels, Bedfordshire/Census
1871/Mary Connor/Servant/29/Cork, Ireland/Census
1871/Edward Barker/Potman/21/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1871/Sarah J Darlapon/Barmaid/21/Paddington, Middlesex/Census

1874/W Warrington/../../../Licensed Victualler & Hoteliers Directory

1878/William Newman/../../../Post Office Directory **

1881/Joseph Balderson/Publican/55/Taventry, Northampton/Census
1881/Roselia Balderson/Wife/52/Kingsland, Middlesex/Census
1881/Edwin Balderson/Son, Sadler/24/Richmond Victoria, Australia/Census
1881/Amelia Balderson/Daughter/19/Portland Do, Australia/Census
1881/Sarah Rose/General Servant/21/Cambridge/Census

1882/Joseph Balderson/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Joseph Balderson/../../../Post Office Directory

1885/Joseph Balderson/../../../Post Office Directory **

1886/Thomas Weatherley, Boars Head, 66 Fleet street/../../Post Office Directory

1886/Thomas Weatherley/../../../Business Directory of London **

1889/James Bloxham/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Robert Carter/../../../Post Office Directory

1893/Mrs Lily Rantzen/../../../Post Office Directory **

1896/George Albert Reid/../../../Post Office Directory

1898 - Now the Irish House

1898/J. G. Mooney & Co. Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/John Mulderry/Manager Public House/34/Ireland/Census
1901/William Barrett/Barman/24/Ireland/Census
1901/Edward Monahan/Barman/23/Ireland/Census
1901/William Dolan/Bar Attendant/22/Ireland/Census
1901/Robert Tarrent/Bar Attendant/20/Ireland/Census
1901/Emily Boxall/Cook/42/City, London/Census

1904/J. G. Mooney & Co. Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

1908/J. G. Mooney & Co. Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Denis Kennedy/Public House Manager/29/Tipperary/Census
1911/James Jackman/Assistant/25/Wexford/Census
1911/Patrick Brown/Assistant/24/Dublin/Census
1911/James Downes/Assistant/20/Clare, Killard/Census
1911/Ellen Wilkinson/Housekeeper/51/London/Census

1913/J. G. Mooney & Co. Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

1918/J. G. Mooney & Co. Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/J. G. Mooney & Co. Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory **

1934/J G Mooney & Co Ltd, Irish House, 66 Fleet Street EC4/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/J. G. Mooney & Co. Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory **

1944/J G Mooney & Co Ltd, Irish House, 66 Fleet Street EC4/../../../Post Office Directory **

1950/J. G. Mooney & Co. Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory **


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