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Crown, 193 Whitecross street, St Luke EC1

The address is 153 Upper Whitecross Street in 1882 and earlier (sometimes also listed as 154 1/2 Upper Whitecross Street, and as 153 Whitecross Street earlier still). It is named as the Old Crown in the 1788 Sun Fire Office insurance record, presumably the same pub. Closed in 1915 as a pub through the compensation award scheme.*

St Luke pub history index

Residents at this address.

1 October 1788, Insured: William Finlay, the Old Crown White Cross Street Cripplegate, victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

6 March 1795, Insured: Samuel Colchin, the Crown, White Cross Street, victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

28 November 1808, Insured: Mary Holmes, the Crown, Cherry Tree Alley White Cross Street, victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

30 November 1818, Insured: Edward Hutton of the Crown White Cross Street victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

29 March 1836, Insured: Thomas Neat Esq. and James Dudley, 153 Upper Whitecross Street, St Lukes, victualler - Other property or occupiers: The Crown, 153 Upper White Cross Street, St Lukes/../../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

29 March 1836, Insured: James Dudley, 153 Upper White Cross Street, St Lukes, victualler - Other property or occupiers: The Crown, 153 Upper White Cross Street, St Lukes/../../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1839/James S Dudley/../../../Pigot’s Directory **

1841/James Dudley/../../../Post Office Directory *

1842/J Dudley/../../../Robson’s Directory **

1848/James Dudley/../../../Post Office Directory *

1851/George White/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/George White/Licensed Victualler/39/Bethnal Green/Census
1851/Emma White/Wife/37/Camden Town/Census
1851/Geo Ambrose White/Son/11/Spitalfields/Census
1851/Sarah White/Daughter/3/Spitalfields/Census
1851/Elizth Henley/House Servant/15/Bethnal Green/Census

1856/Thomas Charles Clark/../../../Business Directory of London **

John Thomas Ingram is previously the licensee of the Alfreds Head, 75 Silver street, Mile End

1861/John Thomas Ingram/Victualler/55/Kent/Census
1861/Jane Ingram/Wife/43/London/Census

Morning Advertiser 23 November 1863
Crown, Whitecross street, to James Tanner, late tenant quit.

March 1866/James Tanner/License renewal/../Clerkenwell News

April 1868/James Tamer/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

April 1868/Richard Horsell/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1869/Rt Horsell/../../../Business Directory of London **

1871/Robert Horsell/Licensed Victualler/36/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1871/Matilda Horsell/Wife/40/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1871/Mary A Church/Niece/15/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census

1882/Mrs Caroline Meredith/../../../Post Office Directory *

1884/Victoria Bayford/../../../Business Directory of London **

1892/Charles Harding/../../../Post Office Directory **

1891/Charles Harding/../../../Trade Directory

1895/Charles Smallwood/../../../Trade Directory

1899/William Grapes/../../../Trade Directory

1901/David Black/Publican/33/Ayrshire/Census
1901/Annie P Black/Wife/33/Ayrshire/Census
1901/Hugh Black/Son/6/St Luke, London/Census
1901/Annie Black/Daughter/4/St Luke, London/Census
1901/Marion McAllison/Barmaid/21/Wigtownshire/Census
1901/Tryphena Margise/Cook Hotel/50/Wiltshire/Census

1910/Fredk Thomas Parry/../../../Trade Directory

London Evening Standard 03 June 1914
Licensing Act 1904 Notice of principal meeting to discuss by the Compensation authority on 1st July 1914
Finsbury
Crown, 193 Whitecross street, St Luke, Full, Sidney Burton Moorcroft

1915/Sydney Buxton Moorcroft/../../../Post Office Directory *

Westminster Gazette 14 July 1915
Compensation Authority for the County of London under the Licensing Consolidation Act 1910. The recipients of the money were the freeholders, leaseholders, and tenants of twenty seven licensed premises in the Metropolis, which are to be closed at the end of July as redundant. The awards totalled £59,651.
Crown, 193 Whitecross steet, St Lukes, £4,020




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