Bolt in Tun, 64 Fleet street, St Dunstan in West EC4

St Dunstan in West pub history Index

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. This pub was therefore present by 1443 and was demolished in 1853.  **

BOLT-IN-TUN, now a Railway Parcels' office, but once a great coaching house, derived its title from Prior Bolton of St. Bartholomew's, Smithfield, being a rebus or his name. A similar adoption of this rebus occurs in the death of Thomas Bolton, at the " Bolt and Tun," in Cornhill, August 1666, and " Job Bolton, at the ' Bolt and Tun,' in Lombard Street, who kept running cash in 1677. The Fleet Street house is mentioned in the Patent Roll, 21 Henry the Sixth, 1443, and in the parish registers 1629 and 1660. In 1665, on September 2nd, during the raging of the plague, is an entry:—" A boy found dead in the hay-loft, in Boult-in-Tun Stables, was buried." In 1759, its host, Thomas Walker, was presented for entertaining disorderly women, &c. - Memorials of Temple Bar 1870

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

Residents at this address

1759/Thomas Walker/../../../Guildhall Library **

1776/Mr Harris /(Inn) /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1776/Robert Jewel /(Tap)/../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

The Globe Lodge meets at the Bolt and Tun, Silver street, Fleet street, London in 1795

1797/Mr Carter/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1801/George Simcock / Innkeeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1806/Mrs Carter, Bolt and Tun, Fleet street/../../London Brewery 1806 customer for supplying the public with genuine malt liquor

1807/Charles Medley / Coach Master, Dealer & Chapman /../../London Gazette, 23 May 1807 **

26 January 1809/Insured: Joseph Crown, Bolt and Tun Inn, Fleet Street, tavern keeper /../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

12 December 1810/Insured: Joseph Croom, the Bolt in Tun, Fleet Street, tavern keeper/../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1819/Joseph Groom/../../../London Gazette, 4 September 1819 **

1819/John Monk / Tap Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1819/John Archer / Waiter /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey
1819/Robert Grey & Robert Grey junior/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey
1819/Robert Grey / Inn Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey

1822/Robert Grey junior/../../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1824/Robert Grey junior / Coach Master & Warehouse Keeper/../../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1832/Robert Gray, Bolt in Tun, 64 Fleet street/../Robson’s Directory

1836/Joseph Croom, Bolt in Tun Tavern and Hotel, Fleet street & Bouverie street/../../Pigots Directory

1839/James Thorne/../../../Pigot’s Directory **

1841/Elias Luther/ (Tap) /../../Post Office Directory **

1842/Elias Luther, Bolt in Tun Tap, 64 Fleet street../../Robson’s Directory **

Bolt in Tun Tap :
1841/Elias Luther/Barman/30/../Census
1841/Frances Luther/../35/../Census
1841/Frances Bamford/Excise Officer/20/../Census
1841/John Welden/Porter/15/../Census
1841/Esther Hands/Cook/30/../Census

1848/Elias Luther/Bolt in Tun Tap, Boars Head Court/../../Post Office Directory **

1851/William James Chaplin & Ben Worthy Horne/../../../Kelly’s Directory **

1851/William Rutter/Bolt in Tun Tap, Boars Head Court/../../Kelly’s Directory **

1853/Edmund Page & John Morton the younger / Victuallers /../../London Gazette, 17 July 1855 **

October 1860/George Dubree/Outgoing Licensee/../../London City Press

October 1860/Charles Payne and William Jones/Incoming Licensee/../../London City Press

May 1862/Charles Pyne and William Jones/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

May 1862/William Jones/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

London City Press 3 March 1866
Bolt in Tun, Bouverie street, to Sarah Cousins Jones, widow and executrix of William Jones

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