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Hoop & Grapes, 14 Broadway, St Margaret, Westminster

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On the north side of Broadway at the corner with Queen’s Square; one or two references give the address as “Queen’s Square” (Queen Ann’s Gate in 1881 after renaming). In the early 1870s it was run together with the “Old Star and Crown” next door (No 13) by a single family: the 1871 Census lists Nos 13 and 14 as a single unit, called the “Hoop and Grapes”, with two licensed victuallers, the widow Rebecca Kennet and her son Harry. Rebecca died on 14th Oct 1872 (The Era), and in a court case reported on 7th Dec 1872 (The Morning Post) Harry Kennet, described as “keeper of the Old Star and Garter” [sic], stated: “I carry on the business of the Hoop and Grapes, Westminster, also.” This suggests that Rebecca had been officially licensee of the Hoop and Grapes until she died and Harry of the Old Star and Crown. By 1881, the two businesses were separate again. The Hoop and Grapes closed in 1913. *

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1805/_ Oakley, Hoop and Grapes, Broadway, Westminster/../../Holdens Directory

1827/David, Hoop and Grapes, Broadway, Westminster/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1829/W Davis, Hoop & Grapes, Broadway, Westminster/../../Robsons Directory

1831/Mrs Jane Peddie, Hoop and Grapes, Queen square, Westminster, 1 guinea/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1833-34/Jane Predde, Hoop & Grapes, 19 Queen square, Westminster/../../Pigots Directory

1836/Charles Aistrop, Hoop & Grapes, Queen square, Westminster/../../Pigots Directory

1841/Rt. Kennett/../../../Trade Directory *
1841/Robert Kennet/Victualler/28/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Rebecca Kennet/../24/ outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Dorcas Kimber/../17/ outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Sarah Coe/Servant/23/Middlesex/Census
1841/Patrick Purse/Soldier/23/Ireland/Census
1841/Mary Purse/../21/ outside Middlesex/Census

1848/Robert Kennett/../../../Post Office Directory

24th March 1850. The Era reported that the license had lapsed, the assignees of William Benjamin having refused to accept it.
[I cannot understand this entry – Robert Kennet’s reign seems to have been continuous from all other records, so who was William Benjamin?]

1851/Robert Kennett/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Robert Kennett/Victualler/38/Horsemanden, Kent/Census
1851/Rebecca Kennett/Wife/35/Easton, Wiltshire/Census
1851/Robert Kennett/Son/8/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1851/Henry Kennett/Son/5/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1851/Walter Kennett/Son/7 months/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1851/Charles Harvey/Waiter/41/St Martins, Middlesex/Census
1851/Matilda Truman/General Servant/22/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1851/Ellen McClure/Nurse/18/Westminster, Middlesex/Census

30th Apr 1852. Mr Robert Kennet, cab proprietor and landlord of the Hoop and Grapes cleared of forgery and perjury as reported in the Daily News. *

1856/Robert Kennett/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/Robert Kennet/Publican/49/Epsom Surrey/Census *
1861/Rebecca Kennet/Wife/47/Eaton Wiltshire/Census
1861/Robert Kennet/Son/18/St Margaret’s Westminster/Census
1861/Henry Kennet/Son/15/ St Margaret’s Westminster/Census
1861/Walter Kennet/Son/10/ St Margaret’s Westminster/Census
1861/Solomon Yates/Servant/29/ Eaton Wiltshire/Census
1861/Jane Yates/Servant/28/ Eaton Wiltshire/Census
1861/James Laker/Servant/44/Godstone Surrey/Census
1861/Richard Davidson/Servant/36/Astwith Yorkshire/Census
1861/Edward Pitts/Boarder/25/Bermondsey Surrey/Census

1862/R Kennett/../../../Post Office Directory

May 1862/Robert Kennett/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

May 1862/Rebecca Kennett, his widow/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

19th Sep 1864/Rebecca Kennet/../../../ Report of Trial at Old Bailey *

1869/Mrs Rebecca Kennett/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Rebecca Kennett/Licensed Victualler, Widow/57/Easton, Wiltshire/Census
1871/Harry Kennett/Son, Licensed Victualler/23/Westminster/Census
1871/Walter Kennett/Son, Carriers Apprentice/20/Westminster/Census
1871/Sarah Bennett/Barmaid/20/Westminster/Census
1871/Dorcas Kimber/Half Sister/47/Easton, Wiltshire/Census
1871/Alfred Gough/Wailer/19/Birmingham/Census
1871/Samuel Bowery/Waiter/62/Windsor/Census

24th July 1871. Walter, youngest son of Mrs Rebecca Kennet of the Hoop and Grapes, Broadway, Westminster, married Alice, only daughter of Mr James Chamberlayne, of the Princess of Wales, Villiers Street, Strand, at St George’s Hanover Square. The Era. *

1881/James Watkins/Licensed Victualler/51/Hereford/Census
1881/Arabella Watkins/Wife/51/Brighton, Sussex/Census
1881/Anne Watkins/Daughter, Assistant/22/Hereford/Census
1881/Sophia Watkins/Daughter, Assistant/21/Hereford/Census
1881/Isabel Watkins/Daughter, Assistant/20/Hereford/Census
1881/Gertrude Watkins/Daughter, Book Keeper/16/Hereford/Census
1881/James Watkins/Son, Messenger/15/Hereford/Census
1881/Edward Watkins/Son, Messenger/13/Hereford/Census
1881/Agnes Hearns/Domestic Servant/22/Halifax, America/Census
1881/Edwin S Dose/Waiter/22/London, Middlesex/Census

1882/James Watkins/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Robert N Chisholm/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Mrs Ann McNalty/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Annie McNalty/Publican/32/Spalding Lincolnshire/Census *
1891/Annie Salter/Mother/52/ Spalding Lincolnshire/Census
1891/William H Salter/Brother and Barman/ Spalding Lincolnshire/Census
1891/Ethel Salter/Sister/14/ Spalding Lincolnshire/Census
1891/George Gordon/Barman/19/Wolverhampton/Census

1895/William Robert Renshaw/../../../Post Office Directory

3rd Feb 1898. The freehold fully-licensed house, the Hoop and Grapes, Broadway, Westminster, let on lease to the City of London Brewery Company for a term expiring in 3½ years at a rental of £100 per annum, was sold by Messrs Edwin Fox and Bousfield for £8,560, according to The Morning Post (and several other papers). *

1901/Edward Wheatley/Licensed Victualler/Holborn London/Census *
1901/Louisa B Wheatley/Wife/25/Camden Town London/Census
1901/William O’Brien/Potman/28/London/Census
1901/Louisa Baker/Barmaid/20/Croydon Surrey/Census
1901/Emily Cream/Barmaid/24/Camverwell New Rd. London/Census
1901/Amelia Wright/Cook Domestic/38/Bishops Stortford Hertfordshire/Census
1901/Ellen Insell/General Servant Domestic/30/Hawkhurst Kent/Census

1906/Mrs Eliza Innes/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Mabel Annie Gale/Hotel Manageress/32/New Passage Gloucestershire/Census *
1911/Margarete Bunnwin/Assistant in bar/27/Wix Essex/Census
1911/Mary Armstrong/Assistant in bar/27/Marylebone London/Census
1911/Edith Rhoda Jacobs/General Servant Domestid/23/Strand London/Census
1911/William John Mow/Cellarman/26/Chelsea London/Census
1911/Collin Walker/Hotel Porter/32/Mortlake Surrey/Census

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