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Gordon Arms / Royal Connaught, 262 High Holborn WC1

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The Connaught Arms from about 1891. Listed as the Royal Connaught in the 1911 census summary at 260 High Holborn. The Royal Connaught was rebuilt on new site East of the old one. A Lock up only, i.e. Basement, Ground floor bar and first floor restaurant; and opened December 1957.

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in St Giles in Fields, London.

Royal Connaught, 262 High Holborn

Royal Connaught, 262 High Holborn

The Connaught Arms from about 1891 until  a rebuild next door in 1957

Residents at this address

July 1791/William Martin, 262 High Holborn, victualler/../../Sun Fire Insurance records held at the LMA

1805/William Gale, Gordon Arms, 262 High Holborn/../../Holdens Directory

1811/James Barrett, wine vaults, 262 High Holborn/../../Holdens Directory

June 1822/William Jackson 262 High Holborn wine merchant and victualler/../../Sun Fire Insurance records held at the LMA

November 1828/Henry Hornblower  The Gordon Arms 262 High Holborn victualler/../../Sun Fire Insurance records held at the LMA

1829/Henry Hornblower, Gordon Arms, 262 High Holborn/../../Robsons Directory

1839/Thomas Lane/../../../Pigots Directory

January 1839/Thomas Lane the Gordon Arms 262 High Holborn victualler/../../Sun Fire Insurance records held at the LMA

1842/Thomas Lane/../../../Robsons Directory

1851/James Portlock/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/James Portlock/Victualler/44/St George Hanover Square/Census
1851/Mary Ann Portlock/Wife/46/St James, Bristol/Census
1851/Japhel Morden/Servant/21/St Martins in the Fields/Census
1851/John Watts/Lodger, Cabinet Maker/23/Bath, Somerset/Census
1851/William Watts/Lodger, Compositor/21/Bath, Somerset/Census

November 1851/James Portlock/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

November 1851/John Stonnell/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

Morning Advertiser. 09 February 1853 - Transfer of Licenses
Gordon Arms, Holborn, John Stonnell to John Baldry

1856/John Baldrey/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/John Baldrey/Licensed Victualler/61/St Faith, Norfolk/Census
1861/Margaretta Baldrey/Wie/57/Wstmoreland/Census
1861/Eliza Baldrey/Daughter/25/St Lukes, London/Census
1861/Thomas Baldrey/Son, Clerk/15//Census

January 1862/John Baldrey/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

January 1862/William Gabriel/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

April 1864/Elizabeth Gabriel/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

April 1864/Elizabeth Gabriel to her husband, Thomas Kettlewell/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

October 1865/George John Spreadbury/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

October 1865/Henry Gordon/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

July 1867 /Henry Gordon/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

July 1867 /Moses Daniels/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1869/Moses Daniels/../../../Post Office Directory

October 1869/Moses Daniels/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

Eliza Long, who was licensee from October 1869; was born Eliza Cox in Bristol about 1829 and married three times, first to George Anstey a farmer (two children), then to Abraham Long a butcher (one child) and they are both listed at 2 Christmas street, Bristol in the 1861 census, and before marrying,
and finally to Aniceto Hernandez from Zaragoza, Spain, who was 12 years younger than her. *

Her daughter from first marriage (Elizabeth Waring Anstey) married Theodore Leon Giavelli who was son of a French born tightrope performer (a member of the Ravel group that toured the world). On their marriage certificate in 1871 in St Giles they are listed as resident at 262 High Holborn. *

Aniceto Hernandez and Eliza appear in the 1871 census at 262 High Holborn. He is listed as licensed victualler. Unfortunately, after that there is no record of them in UK. They may have emigrated, presumably after 1873 when the pub changed hands.

October 1869/Eliza Long/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1871/Aniceto Hernandez/Licensed Victualler/27/Taragoza, Spain/Census *
1871/Eliza Hernandez/Wife/35/Bristol, Gloucestershire/Census
1871/Mary M Long/Step Daughter/8/Clifton, Bristol, Gloucestershire/Census
1871/Bartholomew Kegan/Potboy/18/Effedown, Ireland/Census
1871/Emily Stint/Cook/18/Sudbury, Suffolk/Census
1871/Henry Baily/Lodger, Pianoforte Regulator/24/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census

Morning Advertiser 12 July 1871 - Transfers
Gordon Arms, Holborn , Aniceto Hernandez to Charles Wakefield

1873/Charles Wakefield/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1874/Charles Wakefield/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1874/C Wakefield/../../../LV Directory 

1875/Charles Wakefield/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1876/James Lovell Batley/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1877/Martin Hartmann/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1878/William Butler/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1879/William Butler/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1880/John Walter Scott/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1881/John Walter Scott/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1882/John Walter Scott/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1884/John W Scott/../../../Holborn Petty Sessions

1884/John W Scott/../../../Post Office Directory

Now the Connaught Arms :

1891/Mrs Mary Elizabeth Lynch/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/Miss Mary Agnes Higgins/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Ranger & Devereux/../../../Post Office Directory

1910/Miss Mary Agnes Higgins/../../../Post Office Directory

Now the Royal Connaught :

1911/Mary Agnes Higgins/Licensed Victualler/43/Crayford, Kent/Census
1911/Florence Lottoe Knight/Barmaid/29/Peckham SE/Census
1911/Mollie Sweeney/Barmaid/21/Armagh, Ireland/Census
1911/Florrie McDowell/Cook/27/Scotland/Census
1911/John Richard Aylott/Barman/21/Lambeth, London/Census

1921/Patrick & McGregor/../../../Post Office Directory

1938/Frederick T Woods/../../../Post Office Directory

1957 - 1964/S L Porter/../../../Freehold

1971/../Royal Connaught, 267 High Holborn WC1/../../Pub Directory

* Provided by Tim Jennings

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