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Swan Tavern, 42 King William street, St Magnus Martyr EC3

New Fish street, or Fish street hill, was wholly destroyed in the great fire in 1666 ; but, on being rebuilt, the sign of the Swan was again adopted, and yet remains at the corner of Globe court. See Pepys diary entries in 1666.

Listed in St Margaret New Fish Street in 1861 census. Clearly there is some overlap between the records of the Swan Tavern & the Swan Tavern Tap, if indeed they were separate pubs.
I think it is likely that there was one Swan and a separate Globe. King William Street did not exist before 1820. The address in the 1911 census is at 42 King William Street & 24 Fish Street Hill. **

The John Rocques Map of London in 1756 clearly marks the Star Inn, the Swan and Monument Yard.

The John Rocques Map of London in 1756 clearly marks the Star Inn, the Swan and Monument Yard.

St Magnus Martyr pub history index

A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in St Magnus Martyr parish, City of London.

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1657/A token exists as YE SWAN & BRIDGE IN NEW FISH STREETE - A swan standing on bridge. [16]57 Initials of G. E. B. in the Beaufoy collection in the British Museum

Pepys mentions the Old Swan in Fish street hill countless times, between September 1660, and September 1668. Here on the 2nd September 1666 : "So I down to the water-side, and there got a boat and through bridge, and there saw a lamentable fire. Poor Michell’s house, as far as the Old Swan, already burned that way, and the fire running further ..."

Mrs Michell is a book seller, and she has a friend Mrs Howlett, whose daughter is called Betty Howlett; (who marries Mrs Michells younger son, hence little Michell? in about March 1666; and older brother died of the plague in 1665 should have married her.). He rebuilds the Swan after the fire ...

But by 24th October 1666 : " Up, and down to the Old Swan, and there find little Michell come to his new shop that he hath built there in the room of his house that was burned. I hope he will do good here. I drank and bade him joy, for I love him and his wife well, him for his care, and her for her person"

1738/Number 175 in seniority, Swan, Fish street hill July 10 1738/../../../Masonic Lodges 1736-39

The John Rocques Map of London in 1756 marks the Star Inn, the Swan and Monument Yard.

1793/Richardson / Victualler, Swan, Fish Street Hill /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at London Metropolitan Archives **

1807/John Cassidy / Victualler, Swan, Fish Street Hill /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at London Metropolitan Archives **

1811/John Cassidy, Swan tavern, Fish street hill/../../Holdens Directory

1827/William Game, Swan Tavern & Chop House, Fish street hill/../../Pigot's Directory

1827/William Game/Swan, Fish Street Hill/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1831/William Game, Swan, Fish street hill, in addition to 2 guineas, 3 guinea/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1832/William Game/King William Street, City/../../Robsons Directory

1839/William Game/../../../Pigots Directory

1841/William Game/../../../P.O. Directory **

1841/Ann Game/Victualler/60/../Census
1841/William J Game/../20/../Census
1841/William G Chislett/Independent/34/../Census
1841/Ann Chislett/../30/../Census
1841/Ann Jane Chislett/../7/../Census
1841/Jane Chislett/../2/../Census
1841/Frances Shepherd/../62/../Census
1841/Mary Pape/../22/../Census
1841/Elizabeth Templeman/../19/../Census
1841/Alfred Ingram/../25/../Census
1841/William Moore/../19/../Census
1841/Charles Chislett/../28/../Census

1842/William Game/../../../Robson’s Directory **

1843/W Game/../../../Post Office Directory ** [42 King William Street & Fish Street Hill].

1839/William Game/../../../Pigots Directory

1842/William Game/King William Street, City/../../Robsons Directory

1843/William Game/42 King William Street, City/../../Post Office Directory

1848/William Game & Son/42 King William Street, City & 25 Fish Street Hill/../../Post Office Directory

1851/William Game & Son/../../../Kellys Directory

1861/William J Game/Victualler (5 Waiters)/39/St Magnus, London/Census
1861/Amelia Game/Wife/42/St Olaves, Surrey/Census
1861/William J Game/Son/14/St Magnus, London/Census
1861/George L Game/Son/10/St Magnus, London/Census
1861/Jane Float/Sister in Law, Fundholder/40/Southwark, Surrey/Census
1861/William K Collins/Waiter/30/Chelsea, Middlesex/Census
1861/Henry Hodges/Waiter/25/New Hampton, Middlesex/Census
1861/Emma Phelps/House Servant/22/Wokingham, Berkshire/Census

1871/William Game/Licensed Victualler/49/St Magnus, London/Census
1871/Amelia Game/Wife/52/Southwark St Olave/Census
1871/George Game/Son/20/St Magnus, London/Census
1871/Mary A Millward/General Servant/49/Bonner Street, Middlesex/Census
1871/Samuel Leggatt/Barman/24/Fulmodestone, Norfolk/Census
1871/Charles J Chambers/Barman/21/Brixton, Surrey/Census

1884/William J Game/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Arthur Jared/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Annie Jared/Housekeeper/29/City, London/Census
1901/Emma Jared/Sister, Assistant/24/City, London/Census
1901/Margaret Jared/Sister/11/City, London/Census
1901/Eliza Hales/General Servant/33/Westminster, London/Census
1901/Albert Simpson/Barman/30/Hackney, London/Census
1901/William Took/Barman/16/Richmond, Surrey/Census
1901/Frederick Fairchild/Barman/18/Great eastern Street, London/Census
1901/Edward Harris/Barman/26/Horsleydown/Census

1911/Alfred Strickland/Licensed Victuallers Manager/39/West Ham, Essex/Census
1911/Alberta Kate Strickland/Licensed Victuallers Manageress/30/Wambrook, Somerset/Census
1911/Dorothy Kate Strickland/Daughter/11/Camberwell, London/Census
1911/Annie Irene Strickland/Daughter/8/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1911/Mary Alberta Strickland/Daughter/5/Leytonstone, Essex/Census
1911/Ellen Jessy Allingham/Housemaid/16/West Ham, Essex/Census
1911/Jane Swift/Cook/51/../Census
1911/Henry James Waller/Barman/27/../Census
1911/Charles Frederick Perry/Barman/23/West Ham, Essex/Census
1911/Emma Mary Laws/Barmaid/25/../Census
1911/Thomas Tappenden/Barman/25/Homerton, Middlesex/Census

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