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Black Cap, 171 Camden High Street, Camden Town NW1

This pub is listed as 91 High Street in 1843 and the 1851 and 1861 censuses. The earlier name in 1826 and 1839 is the Mother Black Cap, being at 23 Pleasant Row in 1826. Apparently rebuilt about 1850. *

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Black Cap, 171 Camden High Street, NW1. - April 2010

Black Cap, 171 Camden High Street, NW1. - April 2010

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1809/Mr Drew, Black cap, Camden Town/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

December 1819/Edmund Batt/Mother Black Cap, Camden Town/../../Access to Archives

May 1822/Edmund Batt/Mother Black Cap, Camden Town/../../Access to Archives

1823/Mr Butt, Black Cap, Camden Town/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

December 1824/Edmund Batt/Mother Black Cap, Camden Town/../../Access to Archives

1826/Edmund Batt/Mother Black Cap, 23 Pleasant Row/../../London Directory

My Great Great Grandmother, Elizabeth Bumpstead, found herself in Camden Town in 1830 with one son and four daughters, the eldest of whom was my Great Grandmother Mary, then 14 years old. One year earlier, her elder son William [presumably the family breadwinner] had been sentenced to Transportation to van Dieman’s Land. Whether Elizabeth was simply running short of funds or had it in her mind to join her son on the other side of the world, on 24th February, 1830 she "entered the Black Cap public house in Camden Town, kept by one Edmund Butt. Whilst on the premises”, it was alleged, "she took four pewter pots and hid them in the petticoat beneath her apron.. She left the premises, unobserved by Mr Butt and went on to the Wheat Sheaf public house, kept by James Scull. There she took another pewter pot, which she added to the collection in her petticoat". On 15th April, 1830, Elizabeth Bumpstead was tried at the Old Bailey for Theft - Simple Grand Larceny - 4 pewter pots, value 2s. 6d., the goods of Edward Butt , and 1 pewter pot, value 1s. 6d., the goods of James Scull - and found GUILTY. Her sentence was – Transportation for Seven Years. And so, she and her children joined William in Hobart Town. **+

February 1832/Edmund Batt/Mother Black Cap, Camden Town/../../Access to Archives

1833-34/Edmund Batt/../../../Pigots Directory

May 1836/Edwin Belk/Mother Black Cap, Camden Town/../../Access to Archives

1836/Edwin Belk, Mother Black cap, High street, Camden town/../../Pigot's Directory

1839/Edward Roberts/Mother Black Cap/../../Pigots Directory

1841/E Roberts/../../../Post Office Directory

1843/Edward Roberts/../../../Post Office Directory

1846/Henry Cross/../../../Post Office Directory *

1848/Henry Cross/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/Henry Cross/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Henry Cross/Licensed Victualler/47/Shaftesbury, Dorset/Census *
1851/Harriett S. Cross/Wife/40/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1851/Sarah Cross/Daughter/12/Southwark, Surrey/Census
1851/Harriett Cross/Daughter/10/Southwark, Surrey/Census
1851/Frederick Shelley/Barman/19/Brighton, Sussex/Census
1851/Elizabeth Paratt/Servant/65/Norfolk/Census

[The barman in 1851, a Frederick Shelley, is at the Monarch Tavern by 1857; and in February 1860 Frederic Shelley and Jane (still unmarried) took on the King John’s Head at 8 Albemarle Street; later to be best known as Shellys. **+]

1856/Henry Cross/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/Harriet Cross/Housekeeper/20/Southwark, Surrey/Census *
1861/Raymond Wheeler/Barman/25/Sudbury, Suffolk/Census

1862/William Cross/../../../Post Office Directory

December 1862/William Cross/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era 

December 1862/John Williams/Incoming Licensee/../../Era 

1869/George Prince James/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/William B. Roberts/Licensed Victualler/47/Deptford, Kent/Census *
1871/Sarah Roberts/Wife/46/Polesworth, Warwickshire/Census
1871/Harry James Smith/Stepson, Clerk to Wine & Spirit Broker/16/Camberwell, Surrey/Census
1871/Mary Eliza Mealing/Niece/11/Camberwell, Surrey/Census
1871/Ann Wilson/General Servant/40/Wooston on the Green, Buckinghamshire/Census
1871/Thomas Nash/Barman/25/Bishopsgate, Middlesex/Census

February 1872/William Benjamin Roberts/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

February 1872/Alfred Edmund Spalding Williams/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1881/Catherine A Curtis/Licensed Victualler, Widow/40/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1881/Fanny Curtis/Daughter, Companion & Assistant/21/Strand, Middlesex/Census
1881/Caroline S Hardy/Sister, Housekeeper/43/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1881/Frederick Carter/Barman & Cellarman/25/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/John Drury/Barman/17/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census

1882/Mrs C A Curtis/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Catherine A Curtis/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Walter Lewis Lewis/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Walter Lewis Lewis/Landlord/34/Stepney, Middx/census *+
1891/Ellen Tremaine Lewis/wife/32/Southampton, Hants/census
1891/Nellie Kate Lewis/daughter/12/Southampton, Hants/census
1891/Alice Laura Lewis/daughter/8/Bowles Park, London/census
1891/George Crane/pub manager/27/Aston, Herts/census
1891/James Mather/barman/23/Walton Abbey, Herts/census
1891/David Greenland/barman/19/Potterne, Wilts/census
1891/Nicholas Melville/barman/20/Whitechapel, London/census
1891/Charles Nicholls/barman/21/Southwark, London/census
1891/Herbert Upther/barman/18/Chelsea, London/census
1891/Harriett Beckham/housekeeper/30/Maidewell, Northants/census
1891/Alice Ling/general servant/16/Dulwich, London/census

1895/George Hurford/../../../Post Office Directory *

1899/James Judge/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/James Judge/Licensed Victualler/38/Bermondsey, London/Census
1901/Francis Payne/Housekeeper/55/Stratford, Essex/Census
1901/Charlotte M Tarr/Visitor/33/Faversham, Kent/Census
1901/Kate Wood/Domestic Servant/27/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1901/Jeffrey Harding/Barman/26/Hungaria, British subject/Census
1901/Arthur Larbalistus/Barman/21/Jersey, British subject/Census
1901/Henry Woods/Barman/20/Leeds, Yorkshire/Census
1901/Francis McGlennon/Barman/26/Donegal, Ireland/Census
1901/Frank Hawkes/Barman/26/Bow, London/Census
1901/Walter C Lawden/Barman/26/Southwark, London/Census
1901/William Eyles/Barman/28/Notting Hill, London/Census

1906/James Judge/../../../Post Office Directory *

1910/James Judge/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/James Judge/Licensed Victualler/45/Bermondsey/Census
1911/Lizzie Sage/Barmaid/37/Charlton, Kent/Census
1911/Margaret Lockyer/Barmaid/20/Camden Town/Census
1911/James Cozens/Cellerman/33/Yarmouth, Norfolk/Census
1911/Arthur Drabnell/Barman/20/Hampstead/Census
1911/John Wiggins/Barman/19/Highgate/Census
1911/Frank Woodman/Barman/25/Old Kent road/Census
1911/Jack Farey/Barman/21/Putney, London/Census
1911/Jack Roberts/Barman/21/Islington, London/Census

1914/Charles Bird/../../../Post Office Directory

1915/Charles Bird/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Walter Lewis Lewis/../../../Hughes Directory

In 1921 census at 171, St Pancras, High Street
Rosa Bigington, Licensed Victualler Manageress, Walter L Lewis Licensed Victualler, aged 38 years 6 months, and born in Strand, London
Enid Rashel Bigington, Daughter, aged 9 years 11 months, and born in Holborn, London
Thomas Cox, Barman, aged 35 years 6 months, and born in Marylebone, London
Henry Robert Jordan, Barman, aged 21 years 11 months, and born in Bethnal Green, London
Emily Georgina Head, Cook, Walter & Lewis Licensed Victualler, aged 60 years 10 months, and born in Coventry, Warwickshire

1927/E. L. Short & Co./../../../Post Office Directory *

1934/E L Short & Co Ltd/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/E. L. Short & Co./../../../Post Office Directory *

1940/E. L. Short & Co./../../../Post Office Directory *

1942/E. L. Short & Co./../../../Post Office Directory *

1944/E L Short & Co Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

1966/T Potter & Co & F Lavin, Black Cap, 171 Camden High Street NW1/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1971/H E McCafferty/../../../Pub Directory for 1971

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