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Freemasons Arms, 81 Long Acre WC2E 9NG

telephone: 020 78363115. Still open for business in 2019 at 81 & 82 Long acre. Originally a Charringtons pub, Sam Smith in 1885, Green King in 1988 and Shepherd & Neame in 2003.

Allegedly, it was originally the Bulls Head and licensed in 1704 until 1778.

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Freemasons Arms, Long Acre - in January 2007

Freemasons Arms, Long Acre - in January 2007

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Residents at this address.

1793/Martha Davis, Victualler, 81 Long acre /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at London Metropolitan Archives

1807/Thomas Vennell / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at London Metropolitan Archives **

In 1819, the poll lists Thomas Vennell as a victualler at 81 Long acre

1820-22 - John Dewhurst of No. 81 Long Acre (The Freemasons’ Arms), Victualler.

Sun Fire Office registration, 17th July 1820 & 1st of August 1821; will of John Dewhurst 1822; premises sold as part of his estate on 9th April 1823 (The Times). *

1823/John Watkinson / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at London Metropolitan Archives **

1824/John Atkinson / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at London Metropolitan Archives **

1829/Phillibrown & Son/../../../Robson’s Directory

1831/Mary Phillibrown / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at London Metropolitan Archives **

1832/M Phillibrown/../../../Robson’s Directory

1833-34/Mary Phillibrown, Freemasons Arms, 81 Long acre/../../Pigots Directory

1839/Rd Pinnell/../../../Pigots Directory

1841/Rd Pinnell/../../../Post Office Directory

1841/Richard Pinnell/Publican/35/../Census
1841/Mary Pinnell/../30/Middlesex/Census
1841/Walter Pinnell/../7/Middlesex/Census
1841/Katharine Pinnell/../5/Middlesex/Census
1841/Jane Pinnell/../3/Middlesex/Census
1841/Susan Bamfield/Governess/30/../Census
1841/Eliza Holden/Female Servant/30/../Census
1841/Ann Nichols/Female Servant/15/Middlesex/Census
1841/Thomas Wells/Male Servant/15/Middlesex/Census
1841/Louisa Bentley/Female Servant/45/../Census

1842/R Pinnell/../../../Robson’s Directory **

1851/Mary Pinnell/Licensed Victualler, Widow/44/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/Richard Pinnell/Son, Licensed Victualler/21/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/Mary Pinnell/Daughter, Licensed Victualler/20/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/William Pinnell/Son, Linen Agent/18/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/Walter Pinnell/Son, Outfitter/17/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/Katherine Pinnell/Daughter/15/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/Ernestine Pinnell/Daughter/9/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/Harriette Bullock/Governess/30/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/William Maris/Waiter/20/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/Margaret Murphy/General Servant/22/Dublin, Ireland/Census

1856/Mrs Mary Pinnell/../../../Post Office Directory

October 1857/Daniel Chalker/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

October 1857/Henry Bryan???/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1861/Henry Colleredge/Licensed Victualler/41/Suffolk/Census
1861/Louisa Colleredge/Wife/37/Suffolk/Census
1861/Ann Colleredge/Daughter/3/Kent/Census
1861/Herbert Colleredge/Son/2/Kent/Census
1861/Henry Colleredge/Son/2 months/London/Census
1861/Amelia Acton/Servant/20/London/Census
1861/Ann Carter/Servant/18/Surrey/Census

1865/William John Matthews / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1869/Mrs Elizabeth Durham/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Elizabeth A Durham/Licensed Victualler, Widow/32/Armagh, Ireland/Census
1871/Sarah Jane Neat/Visitor, Widow/63/Middlesex/Census
1871/Amelia Durham/Visitor, Barmaid/34/Devonport, Devon/Census
1871/Richard Norton/Visitor, Railway Clerk/31/Enfield, Middlesex/Census
1871/James Turall/Servant/26/Godalming, surrey/Census
1871/Elizabeth Cole/Servant/22/London/Census

1874/W Guy/../../../LV Directory

1881/George Arnold/Licensed Victualler/35/Tipton, Stafford/Census
1881/Priscilla Arnold/Wife/30/Cinderford, Gloucester/Census
1881/Herbert Clifford/Nephew/13/Ross, Hereford/Census
1881/Emily Gibbins/Sister In Law, Servant/28/Cinderford, Gloucester/Census
1881/Samuel Francis/Lodger, General Porter/38/Northampton/Census
1881/Richd Stears/Lodger, Tailor/52/York/Census

1882/Henry Parsons/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Robert Woodrow/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/James Joseph Hart/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Benjamin Picking/Licensed Victualler/52/London/Census
1891/Alice Picking/Wife/46/Birmingham/Census
1891/Alice M Picking/Daughter, Milliner/../South Hornsey, London/Census
1891/Herbert Frost/Grandson/2/Paddington, London/Census

1893/Mr Gray/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1899/Henry Harris/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Edward Parr/Licensed Victualler/34/Bow, London/Census
1901/Daisy J E Parr/Wife/24/Clapham, London/Census
1901/Sidney J Parr/Son/1/Manor Park, Essex/Census
1901/Albert E Parr/Son/3 months/St Martins, London/Census
1901/Perry Walters/Barman/21/Brompton, London/Census
1901/Thomas Marr/Potman/30/Poplar, London/Census
1901/Charles A Southcombe/Billiard marker/28/Green Street Green, Kent/Census
1901/Louisa Walters/Barmaid/25/Westminster, London/Census
1901/Edith A Watling/Barmaid/21/East Dereham, Norfolk/Census
1901/Rachel Kelleway/Cook/30/Bungay, suffolk/Census
1901/Nellie Leslie/Housemaid/19/High Barnet, Middlesex/Census
1901/Alice M M Lee/Nurse/18/Bloomsbury, London/Census

1910/Isaac Levy/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Edward Parr/Licensed Victualler/42/Bow/Census
1911/Daisy John Parr/Wife, Assistant/34/Clapham/Census
1911/Sydney John Parr/Son/11/Manor Park/Census
1911/Albert Edward Parr/Son/10/Long Acre/Census
1911/Winifred Parr/Daughter/8/Long Acre/Census
1911/Emily Goldsmith/Cook/30/Leeds, Yorkshire/Census
1911/Elizabeth Cooper/Housemaid/31/Camberwell, London/Census
1911/Nellie Knight/Kitchenmaid/29/Marylebone, London/Census
1911/Margherita Detoma/Mothers Help/29/Clerkenwell, London/Census
1911/Mary Wilson/Barmaid/23/Ongar, Essex/Census
1911/Beatrice King/Barmaid/31/Norwich, Norfolk/Census
1911/William Parker/Barman/28/Middlesex/Census
1911/Herbert Kay/Barman/26/Plumstead/Census
1911/Edward Ederidge/Barman & Cellerman/28/Liverpool/Census
1911/William Caley/Porter/28/Hammersmith/Census
1911/William John Wilson/Porter/28/Waterloo Place/Census

Kate/Catherine Mulcahy was living/working at the White Swan Tavern, High Street Islington, as a barmaid in Nov 1918, aged 25. She was originally from Lismore in County Waterford, Ireland. By the 1921 census, Kate (27) and her sister Esther (23) were living/working as barmaids at the Freemasons Arms, Long Acre. *+

1921/Levy & Franks Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

1921 census, Freemasons Arms, Long Acre: *+
The employer looks like "Levy & Franks Caterers"
Lillian Lloyd, Licenced Victualler/Manager, aged 31, born London
Archie Lloyd, Licenced Victualler/Manager, aged 31, born Oxford
Harry Haydon, Head Barman, aged 36, born London
Dave ??Mulady, Potman, aged 25, born London
Reggie Barrett, Potman, aged 24, born London
Kittie Camp, Barmaid, aged 32, born London
Kittie Mulcahy, Barmaid, aged 27, born Ireland
Esther Mulcahy, Barmaid, aged 22, born Ireland

1938/Modern Inns & Taverns Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

In 1939, the Freemasons Arms, 81 Long Acre are the following: ***
Frank L Housel, Licensed Victuallers manager, born 18 Oct 1880;
Mary Willis Housel, Licensed Victuallers manageress, born 14 Apr 1881;
Alexander Smith, cellerman, born 28 Feb 1908 ;
Edith Hodgkins, Cook, born 21 Jan 1876 ;
Bridget McDonagh (Smith), barmaid, born 30 July 1915 ;
Freda O'Halloran, barmaid, born 25 May 1915 ;
Joseph Hannigan, barman, born 29 June 1920, and
Joseph Rowan, barman, born 7 Jan 1900.

1944/Modern Inns & Taverns Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

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** Provided By Stephen Harris

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