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Rose & Crown, 16 High Road, Knightsbridge, St Margaret, Westminster

Westminster St Margaret index

This was one of the oldest establishments in Knightsbridge, and is reputed to have been used as quarters by Cromwell’s troops. In 1843 directory it is named the 'Oliver Cromwell'. Together with the adjoining houses, it was pulled down and rebuilt on a much larger scale in 1874-5, when it became the Rose and Crown Coffee Palace. It later became a temperance hotel. ***

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Residents at this address.

1825/Mr Fielder/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1826/John Fielder, Rose & Crown, 17 Middle Row/../../Directory of Middlesex ***

1829/J Fielder, Rose & Crown, Middle row, Knightsbridge/../../Pigots Directory

1833-34/Frs Holder, Rose & Crown, 16 Middle row, Knightsbridge/../../Pigots Directory

1839/J Fraser/../../../ Pigot’s Directory ***

1841/James Fraser/Publican/25/Scotland/Census ***
1841/Hannah Fraser/../25/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/James Watson/Independent/20/Scotland/Census
1841/William Elphinstone/Gardener/14/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/William Reid/Gardener/20/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Harriett Stowell/Female Servant/20/Middlesex/Census
1841/William Potter/Male Servant/Middlesex/Census
1841/James Martin/Male Servant/40/Middlesex/Census
1841/John Munday/Salesman/40/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Mary Munday/../40/outside Middlesex/Census
Plus Sophia Wilkins, an Irish Laundress and 6 children

1843/James Fraser/../../../Kellys Directory

5th Jan 1843. James Fraser found insolvent and imprisoned for 12 months, according to a report in The Morning Chronicle ***

6th Feb 1849/License transfer from Joseph Whisker to William George/../../../ The Era ***

21st Oct 1849/William George refused a music license/../../../The Era ***

1851/William George/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/William George/Licensed Victualler/47/Moray, Scotland/Census
1851/Eliza George/Wife/29/Westmeath, Ireland/Census
1851/Robt Jarman/Visitor, Paper Hanger/33/Knightsbridge, Middlesex/Census
1851/Thos Lawrence/Waiter/43/Painswick, Gloucester/Census

27th Feb 1852/Donald Kennedy, landlord, found guilty of assaulting a cab driver, according to a report in The Daily News ***

9th May 1852/Mr Kennedy, proprietor suffered a serious fire at the pub. He was uninsured, according to Reynold’s Newspaper ***

13th May 1852/William George, landlord, fined 25s. for using under-sized pots, according to the Daily News ***

25th May 1852/License transfer from William George to Donald Kennedy/../../../ The Era ***
[There’s something odd about the chronology here!]

26th June 1852. Mr JW Dolman, a Jermyn Street solicitor had put Alexander Grant, a labourer, into the house to retain it for him. Three other labourers, who came to the house asking for some keys belonging to Mr Kennedy, the late tenant, were refused and Mr Dolman charged them with breaking and entering, according to a court case reported in The Morning Post ***

8th Oct 1852/J Rennell granted a music license/../../../Daily News ***

1856/J Rennell/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/James Rennell/Victualler/45/Dover Kent/Census ***
1861/Susannah Rennell/Wife/43/Coventry Warwickshire/Census
1861/Catherine Saunders/Servant/40/Coventry Warwickshire/Census
1861/Edwd Hunt/Lodger and Groom/56/Chelsea Middlesex/Census
1861/John Collins/Lodger and Groom/35/Chelsea Middlesex/Census
1861/George Hunt/Lodger and Potboy/13/St Margaret’s Middlesex/Census

11th Nov 1862/License transfer from James Rennell to Charles Norman/../../../ The Era ***

1869/Charles Norman/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Charles Norman/Licensed Victualler/37/Sonning, Berkshire/Census
1871/Ellen Norman/Wife/31/Wokingham, Berkshire/Census
1871/Lester Norman/Son/13/Knightsbridge, Middlesex/Census
1871/Lucy Rennell/Mother in Law, Nurse/64/Newnham, Hampshire/Census
1871/Benjamin Downs/Potman/25/London/Census
1871/William Rose/Potboy/19/London/Census

1881/George Marshall/Barman/28/Scotland/Census
1881/Wm Stevens/Barman/25/Oxford/Census
1881/L Whitehouse/Visitor/48/The Netherlands/Census
1881/Annie Lowther/Manageress Coffee Palace (Public House)/48/The Netherlands/Census
1881/Charlotte Lowther/Daughter, Milliner/26/The Netherlands/Census
1881/Walter Watts/Waiter Inn/27/Oxford/Census
1881/M Whitehouse/Visitor, Engineer (Artizan)/54/Worcester/Census

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