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Harp, 30 & 31 Russell street, St Martins in Fields WC2E

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at 14 Little Russell Street, Drury Lane before 1856; aka Welsh Harp in 1891 census. This pub is now demolished. **

The name 'Keans Head' which is nearby, clearly comes from Edmund Kean, and this was also known as the P.S. Tavern (Prompt side), whilst the Harp was known as the O.P Tavern (Opposite Prompter). Edmund Kean (1787 - 1833) was a prominent actor at theatres in Drury lane  - as can be discovered on the arthurlloyd site in its history of Drury lane.

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

Residents at this address.

January 1790/John Brown, The Harp, Russell Street, Covent Garden, victualler/../../Sun Fire Insurance records held at the LMA

March 1797/John Wilkinson, the Harp Little Russell Street Covent Garden, victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records, held at London Metropolitan Archives **

1827/George Spencer, Harp, 14 Little Russell street, Covent garden/../../Pigots Directory

1829/J Morgan/../../../Robsons Directory

1832/Josh Morgan/../../../Robsons Directory

1839/Jos Morgan/../../../Pigots Directory

1842/Jos Morgan/../../../Robsons Directory

1851/George R Shervill/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/George R Shervill/Licensed Victualler/23/Twickenham, Middlesex/Census
1851/Esther Shervill/Wife/44/Whitford, Flintshire/Census
1851/Sarah Walker/Barmaid/23/Aldgate, Middlesex/Census
1851/James Tasdall/Pot Boy/20/Christchurch, Surrey/Census
1851/James Connell/Lodger, Teacher of Music/44/Cork, Ireland/Census
1851/William Welch/Lodger, Stationer/67/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1851/Thomas Burl/Lodger, Clerk to Solicitor/60/Walthamstow, Essex/Census
1851/Elizabeth Thomas/Servant/42/St Brides, Middlesex/Census
1851/John MacMurdoch/Lodger, Comedian/39/Edinburgh, Scotland/Census
1851/Henry Hargrave/Lodger, Comedian/45/Chester, Cheshire/Census
1851/James Morgan/Lodger, Comedian/38/St Johns, Westminster, Middlesex/Census

1856/George Ralph Shervill jun/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/George R Shervill/Licensed Victualler/33/Twickenham, Middlesex/Census
1861/Mary Williams/Barmaid/25/Flintshire, Wales/Census
1861/Jane Jones/Barmaid/16/Flintshire, Wales/Census
1861/James Grimwood/Potman/19/Walworth, Surrey/Census
1861/Susanna Fuller/House Servant/16/Gravesend, Kent/Census

1869/George Ralph Shervill jun/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/George R Shervill/Managing Clerk to solicitor/43/Twickenham, Middlesex/Census
1871/Mary Shervill/Wife, Licensed Victualler/34/Whitford, Flintshire, Wales/Census
1871/George J Shervill/Son/9/St Martins, Westminster/Census
1871/William J Shervill/Son/8/St Martins, Westminster/Census
1871/Alfred H Shervill/Son/6/St Martins, Westminster/Census
1871/John R Shervill/Son/4/St Martins, Westminster/Census
1871/Frederick Shervill/Son/1/St Martins, Westminster/Census
1871/Esther E Jones/Barmaid/15/Poplar/Census
1871/Emma Harris/Barmaid/21/Newington, Kent/Census
1871/George Webber/Potman/21/Essex/Census
1871/Hannah Holmes/Housemaid/19/Poplar/Census
1871/Eliza Holmes/General Servant/25/Poplar/Census

1874/G R Shervill/../../../LV Directory

1881/George R Shervill/Licenced Victualler, Widow/53/Twickenham, Middlesex/Census
1881/George J Shervill/Son, Clerk Civil Service/19/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/William J Shervill/Son, Barman/18/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Alfred H Shervill/Son, Artist (Painter)/16/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/John R Shervill/Son/14/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Frederic Shervill/Son/11/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Jessie Goddard/Barmaid/22/Wortham, Suffolk/Census
1881/Amelia Nixon/Domestic Servant/19/Hampshire/Census
1881/William Langham/Potman/17/Leicester/Census

1882/George R Shervill/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Thomas Macpherson/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Alfred Yockelson/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Alfred Yockelson/Licensed Victualler/34/Wilna, Russia/Census
1891/Rachel C Yockelson/Wife/27/Fitzroy Square WC/Census
1891/Esther J Yockelson/Daughter/2/Hastings, Sussex/Census
1891/Alfred J Yockelson/Son/7 months/St Martins, London/Census
1891/George Kettle/Barman/25/Great Yarmouth/Census
1891/Charles Wright/Barman/24/Victoria Park, London/Census
1891/George Kidd/Barman/21/Stepney E, London/Census
1891/Ellen Green/Domestic Servant/17/Woburn, Beds/Census

1899/Alfred Yockelson/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/T F Silvester/Licensed Victuallers Manager/37/Brighton, Sussex/Census
1901/Charles Folly/Barman Potman/31/Clapham, near Exeter, Devon/Census
1901/Ada J Pitts/Cook/22/Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire/Census

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