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Rising Sun, 1 Gardeners Lane, St Margaret, Westminster

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The Rising Sun originally stood at 48 Charles Street (two doors away from The Ship). The whole of the street was demolished in 1868-9 to build government offices, and the then licensee applied to transfer the license to new premises at Delahay Mews, Gardner’s Lane. (From the 1869 OS map, this was at the western end of the street, on the south side, where a PH is marked). Rather than a transfer, a new license seems to have been granted after some delay, and the pub remained in Gardener’s Lane until it was demolished in 1899, when King Street was swept away so that Whitehall could be joined to Parliament Street. ***

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1806/Mr Worsley, Rising Sun, Little Charles street, Westminster/../../London Brewery 1806 customer for supplying the public with genuine malt liquor

At 48 Charles Street :

1829/W Worsley, Rising Sun, 48 Charles street, Westminster/../../Pigots Directory

1833-34/William Rideal, Rising Sun, 48 Charles street, Westminster/../../Pigots Directory

1841/Samuel Gawthorpe/Victualler/40/outside Middlesex/Census ***
1841/Mary Gawthorpe/../40/Middlesex/Census
1841/Miles Gawthorpe/Male Servant /25/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Amelia Lloyd/Female Servant/40/outside Middlesex/Census

1843/Samuel Gawthorp/Wine Merchant/../../Kellys Directory

1848/Samuel Gawthorp/Wine Merchant/../../Post Office Directory

1851/Miles Gawthorp/Licensed Victualler/36/Allerton Yorkshire/Census ***
1851/Mary Gawthorp/Sister and Housekeeper/40/Wilsden Yorkshire/Census
1851/Thomas Varley/Nephew and Servant/22/Wilsden Yorkshire/Census

1861/Miles Gawthorp/Licensed Victualler/46/Willesden Yorkshire/Census ***
1861/Thomas Varley/Nephew and Servant/32/Willesden Yorkshire/Census
1861/Mary A Varley/Niece and Servant/22/Willesden Yorkshire/Census
1861/Thomas Gawthorp/Visitor/27/Willesden Yorkshire/Census

2nd Feb 1869. Samuel Gawthorp applied to transfer license to new premises in Gardner’s Lane. Told to bring it to the Annual Licensing Meeting. / The Era ***

At 1 Gardener’s Lane :

19th Mar 1869/New License awarded to Samuel Gawthorp/../../../ The Era ***

3rd Aug 1869/License transfer from Samuel Gawthorp to Miles Gawthorp/../../../The Era ***

1871/Miles Gawthorp/Publican/54/Allerton, Yorkshire/Census
1871/Martha Gawthorp/Wife/43/Walworth, Surrey/Census
1871/Lucy Henton/Visitor/34/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1871/Emma Farmsworth/Domestic Servant/29/Longdon, Staffordshire/Census
1871/Maria Brown/Domestic Servant/17/Greenwich, Kent/Census

1881/Miles Gawthorp/Licensed Victualler/66/Allerton, York/Census
1881/Martha Gawthorp/Wife/57/Walworth, Surrey/Census
1881/Mary E Gawthorp/Domestic Servant/23/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1881/Elizabeth Bridge/Domestic Servant/23/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1881/Caroline Bravery/Domestic Servant/14/Chelsea, Middlesex/Census

1882/George Burbridge/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/George Burbridge/../../../Post Office Directory

There is a problem with the 1891 Census. No 1 Gardener’s Lane is listed twice, once before No 2 and again after No 6. Both entries are labelled “Public House”. In the first listed entry is a household headed by Charles Almond, a carpenter, and in the second a household headed by Thomas Nicholls, a Licensed Victualler. One might suppose that the second entry is for our pub, except that the Westminster City Archives Research Group lists Charles Almond as Licensee from 1891-4 and that Thomas Nicholls is licensee of the Swan and Horseshoe, which should be at No 3. I cannot resolve this issue at present. ***

1891/Thomas Nicholls/Licensed Victualler/47/Weston, Hereford/Census
1891/Louisa Nicholls/Wife/48/Harrington, Wiltshire/Census
1891/Frank Nicholls/Son, Barman/20/Pimlico, London/Census
1891/Arthur Nicholls/Son/16/Pimlico, London/Census
1891/Frederick G Nicholls/Son, Civil Engineers Clerk/14/Pimlico, London/Census
1891/Albert E Nicholls/Son/12/Pimlico, London/Census
1891/Flo E Nicholls/Daughter/6/Westminster, London/Census
1891/Jane Williams/Cook/23/Walworth, London/Census

1895/Mrs Mary Gillhooly/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/George Osborne/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Demolished. ***

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