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Lucas Arms, 245a Grays Inn Road WC1

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The numbering of Cromer street is misleading, as 60 Cromer street is noted as the Lucas Arms in newspaper articles around 1860. This was at 60 Cromer street in 1863 and earlier when it is at the junction with Grays Inn road. At this time the Marquis of Wellesley, is at 89 Cromer Street; at the junction with Dutton street (this later becomes 60 Cromer street.).
At 2 Cromer Street in 1869, on the corner of Grays Inn Road (same address); and then the 1873 directory lists both addresses

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Lucas Arms, 245A Grays inn Road, WC1 - in May 2007

Lucas Arms, 245A Grays inn Road, WC1 - in May 2007

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Residents at this address.

1842/Thomas Knight/Beer Retailer/../../Robsons Directory

1848/Thomas Wilson/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1851/Thomas Wilson/Beer Retailer/../../Kellys Directory

1851/Thomas Wilson/Beer House Keeper/42/Amersham, Buckinghamshire/Census
1851/Elizabeth Wilson/Wife/41/Spain, British subject/Census
1851/Mary Ann North/House Servant/22/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census

1856/Philip Hodges/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1857/Alexander Findlay, beer retailer, 60 Cromer street../../Post Office Directory

The information I have is from my great grandfathers birth certificate. This is for 1858 and the address is 60 Cromer Street and his father is down as a publican. In the following census in 1861, he is now listed as a greengrocer (and is at an Islington address). My great great grandfathers name is Henry Bennett. *

My Great Great Grandfather (Henry William Bennett JR) was born in this pub (well, likely in a room above it but one never knows). He was born 17 Oct 1858. ***
His Father, my Great Great Great Grandfather (Henry William Bennett SR) was the Publican at the time. I have the Marriage certificate for my Great Great Great Grandparents (Henry W Bennett and Rachel Marie DIBLEY) showing 17 Sep 1857 he was a Publican, so likely at this pub as well but not sure the address on the Marriage certificate fits.
The Birth and Baptism certificates of my Great Great Grandfather, show his Dad still the Publican here in May 1860.
In the 1861 census it appears the family have moved to 1 Clarence Place, Culford Road, Islington, London, England and my Great Great Great Grandfather was now a GreenGrocer. ***

1858/Henry Bennett/Publican/../../Birth certificate *

Morning Post 28 April 1860:
Henry Hart, Lucas Arms, 60 Cromer street, St Pancras, license refused.

1860/Henry Hart, beer retailer, 60 Cromer street/../../Birth certificate *

1861/Henry Hart/Beer Retailer/41/Suffolk/Census
1861/Louisa Webster/Housekeeper/28/St Georges, Surrey/Census
1861/Richard Dyer/Barman/24/Stepney, Middlesex/Census

The Era 26 April 1863 :
Frederick Warner appealed against the refusal of the justices to grant a license to the Lucas Arms, 60 Cromer street.

1867/Mr Frederick Warner (Steward), Lucas Arms, 245A Grays Inn road/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1869/Frederick Worner, Lucas Arms, 245a Grays Inn road WC & 2 Cromer street WC/../../Post Office Directory

February 1869/Frederick Worner, deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

February 1869/Emily Worner, widow and executrix of Frederick Worner/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1871/Ann Mills Hatswell/Licensed Victualler/60/Holborn St Andrews, Middlesex/Census
1871/Frederick Hatswell/Son, Assistant/35/Clerkenwell/Census
1871/Henry Hatswell/Son/33/Clerkenwell/Census
1871/Thomas Hatswell/Grandson/15/Clerkenwell/Census
1871/Anne Hatswell/Grand Daughter/18/Clerkenwell/Census
1871/William Simpson/Potman/25/St Lukes/Census
1871/Isabella Smith/Barmaid/21/Newcastle/Census

1873/Mrs Ann Mills Hatswell/../../../Post Office Directory

1880/Thomas Butler/../../../Post Office Directory **
1881/Henry G Butler/Son, Licensed Victualler/17/London City, Middlesex/Census
1881/Edward Martin/Barman/21/Dartford, Kent/Census
1881/Jane Brown/Barmaid/27/St James Piccadilly, Middlesex/Census
1881/George Marshall/Porter/24/Watford, Hertford/Census
1881/Sarah A Eyles/Housekeeper, Widow/55/Ireland/Census

1882/Thomas Butler/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Thomas Butler/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Henry Fuller/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/Henry Fuller/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Henry Fuller/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/William Johnson/Public House Manager/47/Spitalfields, London/Census
1901/Fanny Johnson/Wife, manageress/31/Bayswater, London/Census
1901/Victor Johnson/Son/6/Camberwell, London/Census
1901/Alice Covington/Barman/24/Littlington, Cambridgeshire/Census
1901/Beatrice Brooks/Barmaid/20/London/Census
1901/Flore Delobel/General Servant/22/Boulogne, France/Census

1910/Henry Fuller/../../../Post Office Directory

1915/Thomas Wake/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Mrs Emma Cosnett/../../../Post Office Directory

1966/Gwendoline Trood, Lucas Arms, 245 Grays Inn Road WC1/../../Licensed Victuallers Association


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