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Bloomsbury Tavern / Black Lion, 236 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8EG

St George Bloomsbury pub index

 The earliest address appears to be at Oxford Street according to the 1861 and 1865 license transfers; but this is not entirely correct.The address until about 1890 is at 7 Thorney Street; as it also is in 1848  and 1856 directories; and prior to this, in 1843 for example, is at 4 Castle street, Museum street. This all changes when Shaftesbury Avenue is built, and is numbered to 226 Shaftesbury Avenue only, which is at the junction with New Oxford street. Up until at least 1901 this is the Black Lion.

By 1905, the road numbering changes slightly, and the address is now at 236 Shaftesbury Avenue. It is no longer called the Black Lion, but listed as a wine merchants. Today (2018) it is the Bloomsbury Tavern, a Shepherd & Neame pub.

A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in  St George Bloomsbury parish, London.

Residents at this address

1833-34/Thomas Cubitt, Black Lion, 4 Castle Street, Bloomsbury/../../Pigots Directory

1843/Thomas Cubitt/Black Lion, 4 Castle street, Museum street /../../Post Office Directory

1848/Thomas Cubitt/../../../Post Office Directory

1856/S Madle/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/William Sellman/Licensed Victualler, Widow/35/St Margarets, London/Census
1861/Sarah Sellman/Mother, Widow/56/Suffolk/Census
1861/Ann Tullick/Cook, Widow/59/St Giles, Middlesex/Census
1861/William Bloomfield/Visitor, Barman/30/Bermondsey/Census

June 1861/William Sellman/ Outgoing Licensee /../../Holborn Journal

June 1861/William Sampson/ Incoming Licensee /../../Holborn Journal

1862/William Sampson/../../../Post Office Directory

October 1865/Robert Thomas Williams/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

October 1865/Henry Edward Edwards/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1869/Henry Edward Edwards/../../../Post Office Directory

In 1871 census at Black Lion, 7 Thornet street
Henry E Edwards, Licensed Victualler, aged 31 , born in London
Francis C Edwards, Wife, aged 27, born in America
James Hawkins, Pot Man, aged 19, born in Woolhampton
Louisa Marshall, Bar Maid, aged 19, born in London

1874/E Horsfall/../../../Licensed Victualler & Hotelier Directory

1881/Horatio Banan/Licensed Victualler/54/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Etty Banan/Wife/51/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Charles Curtis/Barman/22/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/John W Hewison/Barman/26/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Susan Moore/Barmaid/21/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Elizabeth Bagley/Domestic Servant/26/London, Middlesex/Census

1882/Horatio Banan/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/George Crease/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Jas Naish/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/James Naish/Licensed Victualler/48/St Pancras, London/Census *
1891/Eliza M Naish/Wife/43/St Georges Hanover Square/Census
1891/Frederick S Naish/Son, Clerk Post Office/16/St Pancras, London/Census
1891/Jane H Naish/Daughter/14/St Pancras, London/Census
1891/Louisa S Henn/Cook/24/St Pauls Covent Garden/Census
1891/Kate M Haigh/Housemaid/17/Wood Green, Middlesex/Census
1891/Albert E Turner/Potman/27/Clerkenwell, London/Census
1891/Agnes Hawes/Barmaid/16/Bromeswell, Suffolk/Census
1891/Mary A Whitehead/Barmaid/22/Maidstone, Kent/Census

1895/Mrs Hariet Naish/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Mrs Hariet Naish/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Vernon Brown/../../../Post Office Directory

236 Shaftesbury Avenue :

1905/Patrick  & McGregor Ltd, wine merchants/../../../Post Office Directory

1910/Patrick  & McGregor Ltd, wine merchants/../../../Post Office Directory

1927/Bloomsbury Wine Lodge, Patrick  & McGregor Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

1940/Patrick  & McGregor Ltd, wine merchants/../../../Post Office Directory

* Provided By Ham Baxter

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