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Duke of Clarence, 21 Horseferry Road, St John, Westminster

Until the early 1860s, the eastern end of Horseferry Road, from Marsham Street to Lambeth Bridge, was called Market Street, and the entries from The Era up to the end of 1864 give the address of this pub as Market Street, so presumably it was in that eastern section. At 14 Horseferry Road in the 1861 census.
In 1852 a dispute broke out between the then licensee, George Tennant, and Thorne’s brewery who owned part of the premises. Thorne’s opposed the renewal of Tennant’s license at the general licensing meeting, but later withdrew their opposition and the license was renewed on 24th March. In April, Thorne’s succeeded in ejecting Tennant from the part of the house they owned, but as he continued business in the other part, they applied for a separate license on May 25th for their half. The case makes fascinating reading, - although they were refused, the final outcome is unclear, since we find that in 1856 a James John Young was licensee, and he transferred the license to - George Tennant! *

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1842/W Summerland/Duke of Clarence, Market Street/../../Robsons Directory

W Summerland is at the Westminster Arms, 14 Market Street by 1843 (dates from directories). The licensee there in 1851 is George Tennant, who is mentioned above, and no Duke of Clarence is listed. I wonder if these are the same place!

1856/Jas Young/../../../Post Office Directory - 14 Market Street

12th Aug 1856 / License transfer from James John Young to George Tennant /../../../ The Era *

10th Aug 1858 / License transfer from George Tennant to Thomas Gurney /../../../ The Era *

29th May 1860 / License transfer from Thomas Gurney to Thomas Parker /../../../ The Era *

1861/Thomas Parker/Licensed Victualler/22/Dinton, Berkshire/Census
1861/Elijah Cartling/Barman/18/Highgate, Middlesex/Census
1861/Margaret Shadbolt/House Servvant, Widow/60/Richmond/Census

10th Nov 1863 / License transfer from Thomas Parker to William Braund /../../../ The Era *

8th Nov 1864 / License transfer from William Braund to John Gwilliam /../../../ The Era *

6th Feb 1866 / License transfer from John Gwilliam to John Humphrey /../../../ The Era *

5th Feb 1867 / License transfer from John Humphreys to William Smith/../../../ The Era *

1869/William Smith/../../../Post Office Directory

3rd Aug 1869 / License transfer from William Smith to Samuel Smith /../../../ The Era *

26th Apr 1870 / License transfer from Samuel Smith to Benjamin Parish /../../../ The Era *

25th Jun 1872 / License transfer from Benjamin Parish to James Frederick Offen /../../../ The Era *

1881/Rachel Offen/Licensed Victualler, Widow/37/Castle Coombe, Wiltshire/Census
1881/Frederick H Offen/Son/13/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1881/Florence A Offen/Daughter/10/Westminster, Middlesex,/Census
1881/Julia M Offen/Daughter/9/Westminster, Middlesex,/Census
1881/Peter Mooney/Potman/18/Westminster, Middlesex,/Census

1882/Mrs Rachel Offen/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/William Schofield/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Edwin Henry Gilbert/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/Thomas Christopher Colmer/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/John David/../../../Post Office Directory

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