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Shakespeare, 29 Marlborough Street, St James, Westminster W1F 7HZ

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The Shakespeare Head by 1934; This pub was allegedly first licensed in 1743 and rebuilt in its present form in 1927 ** The address is 29 Great Marlborough Street by 1895. * Records listed suggest it was the number 4 in seniority in the Freemasons society for meetings from about 1736 and Constituted here on 17th Jan 1722.

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Shakespeare’s Head, 29 Great Marlborough Street, W1 - in January 2010

Shakespeare’s Head, 29 Great Marlborough Street, W1 - in January 2010

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1736/Number 4 in seniority, the Shakespeares Head, Marlborough street, and Constituted on 17th Jan 1722/../../../Masonic Lodges 1736-39

1743/John Shakespeare/../../../per/information board at the pub **

1833/Joseph Seelie / Victualler & Wine & Spirit Merchant /../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1835/Joseph Seelie / Victualler & Wine & Spirit Merchant /../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1839/John William/../../../Pigot's Directory *

1841/John Williams/../../../Post Office Directory *

1848/John Williams/../../../Post Office Directory *

1851/John Williams/wine merchant & spirit dealer/../../Post Office Directory *

1856/John Eden/../../../Post Office Directory

Morning Advertiser 26 January 1860 - Transfer of Licenses
Shakespeare, Marlborough street, John Eden to Gilbert Byard

1869/James Bateman/../../../Post Office Directory

The wonderfully named Alphonso Sigismund Redrup died here in 1874, aged 33. He was a licensed victualler in the 1871 census, living at 10 Upper Freeling Street, Islington (the Marquis of Salisbury). He died of Bright’s Disease. ***

His brother John Jesse Redrup and sister Emma Sarah Redrup were also at the Shakespeares Head at the time of Alphonso’s death (according to probate and death certificate) but in 1871 they were at the Constitution Tavern in the Kings Road, John Jesse being a licensed victualler. ***

John Jesse Redrup, having spent many years as a farmer in rural Buckinghamshire, died in 1915 as the publican of the Queens Head, Sawston, Cambridgeshire. You have his wife Evangeline Patty Redrup noted there from the 1916 Kelly’s directory. John Jesse was listed in the 1911 census in Sawston as licensed victualler but perhaps wasn’t living at the pub. The address was just High Street.  ***

You have another brother already noted at the Marquis of Salisbury, Freeling Street, Islington, in 1866 and 1869 (Albert Robert Redrup). He also died young, only 33, in 1869. Alphonso took over after his brother’s death, as his address in 1871 is 10 Upper Freeling Street, as noted above. ***

26 March 1874/The Will of Alphonso Sigismund Redrup late of the "Shakespeare" Public House 29 Marlborough street in the County of Middlesex who died 12 March 1847 at the "Shakespeare" was proved at the Principal Registry by John Jesse Redrup Licensed Victualler the Brother and Emma Sarah Redrup Spinster the Sister both of the "Shakespeare" the Executors. Effects under £1500/Probate ***

1876/John Jesse Redrup/29 Marlborough street/../../Electoral Register ***

1881/Sarah Byard/Licensed Victualler, Widow/50/Seacroft, York/Census
1881/Gilbert Byard/Son, Licensed Victualler/28/Bethnal Green/Census
1881/Alfred Byard/Son, Barman/20/St James/Census
1881/Alice Byard/Daughter, Barmaid/17/St James/Census
1881/William Byard/Son/13/Hastings/Census
1881/Sophie James/General Servant/28/Bloomsbury/Census
1881/Frederick Deacon/Potman/19/../Census
1881/John R Hickman/Potman/21/Buckingham/Census
1881/Fanny Roberts/Barmaid/17/Somers Town/Census

1882/George Byard/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/George Byard/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Thomas Butler/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/Henry Geo & Frederick William Butler/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Henry George Butler/../../../Post Office Directory

1910/James Alfred Plumb/../../../Post Office Directory

1915/Robert Henry Newby/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Herbert George James/../../../Post Office Directory

1934/Lionel Williams/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/Mrs Clare R Williams/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/H. J. Webb & F. Burr/../../../Post Office Directory *

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