White Lion, 23 Curzon Street, Mayfair, St George Hanover Square

St George Hanover Square pub history index

The 1839 Pigots directory lists the White Lion in Derby Street, as the White Lion is at the Derby Street intersection. Converted into a town mansion along with 21 and 22 Curzon Street around 1905. **

A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in St George Hanover Square; and includes such areas of London as Knightsbridge, Mayfair and Pimlico.

Residents at this address.

21 July 1787/Insured: Stephen Hermetage, at the White Lion in Curzon Street, victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

The Licensed victualler at the White Lyon in 1796 was a Henry Fell. His wife was called Martha. This information comes from the Sun Fire Office insurance records of the year. (Information taken from National Archives website). ***

24 October 1796/Insured: Henry Fell, the White Lyon Curzon Street, victualler - Other property or occupiers: near Bell Lane Hounslow Middlesex/../../Sun Fire Office records, held at London Metropolitan Archives

I also have a copy of Henry Fell’s will, dated 1808, which describes him as “Victualler of Curzon Street, Mayfair.” I presume that this would refer to the same establishment. Henry Fell is my Great(x4) Grandfather. ***

1809/_ Fell, White Lion, Curzon street Mayfair/../../Holdens Directory

There is a trial about the theft of a pewter pot from the White Lion in 1815. “122. THOMAS CANTRELL was indicted for stealing, on the 31th of October 1815 , a pewter quart pot, value 1s. 6d. the property of James Baker . NOT GUILTY . ***

1815/JAMES BAKER . I am a publican , and keep the White Lion, in Curzon-street, May-fair . On the 31st of October, the prisoner was detected in stealing a pot of mine, and brought to my house. I am not sure that it is my pot, but I think it is. ***

1827/William Leitherland, White Lion, Curzon stret, Mayfair/../../Pigots Directory

22 March 1827/Insured: Thomas Murray The White Lion Curzon Street May Fair victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1827/Thomas Murray/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association

Lodge of Concord, now Operative Masons, Freemasons membership initiated November 12 1827, Thomas Murray, aged 31, Publican, Curzon street, Mayfair, 1827

1829/Thomas Murray, White Lion, 23 Curzon street, Mayfair./../../Robsons Directory

15 May 1833/Insured: Thomas Jekyll, the ""White Lion"" 23 Curzon Street May Fair, victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1839/John Paine/White Lion, Derby Street/../../Pigots Directory

1841/John Paine/../../../Post Office Directory

1843/George Caws/../../../Post Office Directory

1848/William Daves/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/William Daves/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/William Daves/Licensed Victualler/47/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census ***
1851/Alice Daves/Wife/42/Staffordshire/Census
1851/John Owens/Nephew, Barman/20/Staffordshire/Census
1851/Eliza Cant/House Servant/20/Lincolnshire/Census
1851/Charles Leopod/Potboy/15/Westminster/Census
1851/Richard haddon/Servant/28/Surrey/Census

February 1852/William Daves/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era

February 1852/Henry Alexander Johnson/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era

1856/Henry Alexander Johnson/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/Henry A Johnson/Licensed Victualler, Widow/39/Middlesex/Census ***
1861/Jane E Johnson/Daughter/8/St Georges Hanover Square, Middlesex/Census
1861/Sarah Johnson/Daughter/7/St Georges Hanover Square, Middlesex/Census
1861/Ann M Kerswill/Aunt Visiter, Widow/67/Middlesex/Census
1861/Eliza Bully/Servant/16/Kingsland, Middlesex/Census
1861/Richard Cuthbert/Servant/15/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census

1867/Henry Alexander Johnson/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1869/Hy A Johnson/../../../Post Office Directory

1874/H A Johnson/../../../LV Directory

1881/Robert Jackson/Licensed Victualler/31/Canewdon, Essex/Census
1881/Harry Jackson/Wife/34/St Georges Han Sq, Middlesex/Census
1881/Roberta Jackson/Daughter/2/St Georges Han Sq, Middlesex/Census
1881/Eva D Jackson/Daughter/1/St Georges Han Sq, Middlesex/Census
1881/Emily H Stratton/Barmaid/20/St Clements Danes, Middlesex/Census
1881/George Pike/Potman/20/Binley, Hampshire/Census
1881/James Warren/Billiard Marker/21/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ruth Ford/General Servant/20/Fernhurst, Sussex/Census
1881/Harriet Outram/Nursemaid/14/Shoeburyness, Essex/Census
1881/Paul Prosser/Nursemaid/23/Tretower, Brecknock, Wales/Census

1882/Robert Jackson/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Robert Jackson/../../../Post Office Directory

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*** Provided By Geoff Walters


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