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Old Bell, 1 Dacre Street, St Margaret, Westminster

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This pub stood on the corner of Dacre Street and New Tothill Street, and its address varies between the two streets. It was at 25 New Tothill Street in 1871 and 1881, but the address no longer existed by 1891. The pub name is frequently given simply as the Bell. *

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1805/_ Mable, the Bell, New Tothill street, Westminster/../../Holdens Directory

1806/Mr Mabley, Bell, Tothill street, Westminster/../../London Brewery 1806 customer for supplying the public with genuine malt liquor

1825/Mr Fish/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1827/Thomas Metcalfe, Bell, New Tothill street, Westminster/../../Pigots Directory

1839/John West/../../../Pigots Directory

1841/R. L. Stanner/../../../Trades Directory *

1841/Richard Stanner/Licensed Victualler/48/Middlesex/Census *
1841/Ann Stanner/../45/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Matthew Stanner/../12/Middlesex/Census
1841 Austin Girton/Carrier/34/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Phebe Girton/../25/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/William Harbour/Brickr/55/Middlesex/Census
1841/Elizabeth Harbour/../40/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Samuel Blyth/Lab/20/Middlesex/Census

1851/Mrs Ann Stanner/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Ann Stanner/Licensed Victualler, Widow/61/Worcester/Census
1851/Matthew Stanner/Son/21/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1851/Joseph Boston/Son in Law, Veterinary Surgeon/42/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1851/Ann Boston/Daughter/30/Bloomsbury, Middlesex/Census
1851/James Stewt Berwick/Waiter/35/Glemsford, Suffolk/Census

27th Jan 1852/License transfer from the Execs. Of Ann Stanner (decd) to Matthew Stanner and Joseph Boston/../../../The Era *

1856/Matthew Stanner/../../../Post Office Directory

22nd Jul 1857/Messrs Standen and Boston/Proprietors/../../The Morning Chronicle  *
[In a court case, they were accused of a number of gross violations of the law. It seems that a year or so previously, a servant of theirs had asked to run the pub, and they had let it to him under a special agreement. However, after a few weeks, the servant had sub-let it, without authority, to a man named Ashby, who had committed these offences, not having a license.]

25th May 1858/License transferred to John Coombe as previous tenants had quit after legal moves to eject them/../../../The Era *
[This could be as a result of the court case above. A William Coomber was recorded as owner of the property in the Schedule to the 1845 Westminster Improvement Act, and the family may well have decided to put one of their own in charge after the disastrous events of the previous year. It’s a real pity the 1861 Census data are missing – they could have helped untangle the relationships of the Coomber family.]

8th Nov 1859/License transfer from John Coomber to George Coomber/../../../The Era *
[Relevant pages of the 1861 Census are missing]

1869/George Coomber/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/M A Coomber/Licensed Victualler/32/Westminster Middlesex/Census *
1871/Robert Chapman/Manager/23/Westminster Middlesex/Census
1871/M J Budge/Servant/21/Southampton Hampshire/Census
1871/John Minton/Potman/18/London Middlesex/Census

1874/George Coomber/../../../LV Directory

1881/Arthur W Coomber/Son and Barman/20/Westminster Middlesex/Census *
1881/William B Jackson/Barman/19/Clapham Surrey

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