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Storeys Gate Tavern, Storeys Gate, St Margaret, Westminster

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This was known as “Storey’s Gate Coffee House” until about 1853, and some references call it that up to 1870. It stood at the junction of Princes Street and Great George Street, next to the Storey’s Gate entrance to St James’ Park. Newspaper small ads. from 1801 to the 1830s give the address as Great George Street, but in the Censuses from 1841 to 1881 it was 1, Princes Court. The pub was purchased by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers around 1910 and demolished to extend their headquarters. ***

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Residents at this address.

10th May 1758/William Ball/ “Master of Story’s Gate Coffee-house”/../../ Proceedings of Old Bailey (witness statement) ***

1805/Nathaniel Gilham, the Storeys Gate Coffee house, Great George street, Westminster/../../Holdens Directory

1811/William Dawes & Son, wine merchants, Storeys gate, Westminster/../../Holdens Directory
1811/Dawes & Lancaster, wine & brandy merchants, 1 Princes street, Westminster/../../Holdens Directory

1825/Mr Maynard, Storeys Gate Coffee house, Great George street, Westminster/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

26th Feb 1826/J. Maynard/Wine Merchant/../../ The Examiner (report of bankruptcy) ***

9th April 1829/Joseph Workman keeps the Storeys Gate Coffee house as reported by his wife Sarah Workman in an Old Bailey Case ***

1841/John Goody/Hotel Keeper/42/outside Middlesex/Census ***
1841/Elizabeth Goody/../42/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Elizabeth Goody/../17/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/John Chapman/Male Servant/32/Middlesex/Census
1841/William Need/Male Servant/16/Ireland/Census
1841/ - McMullen/Ind./62/Ireland/Census
1841/Mary Bryant/Female Servant/50/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Ann Pordige/Ind./35/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/John Hugins/Ind./30/outside Middlesex/Census

24th Mar 1850/License renewed to Ann Little, administratrix of Robert Little, (decd.) /../../../ The Era ***

3rd Dec 1850/License transfer from Ann Atkins (late Little) to Thomas Atkins (husband) /../../../ The Era ***

1851/Ann Little (Mrs)/../../../Kelly’s Directory ***

1851/Thomas Atkins/Licensed Victualler/39/St Albans Hertfordshire/Census ***
1851/Ann Atkins/Wife/32/London Middlesex/Census
1851/Ann Catherine Little/Daughter-in-lawª/6/London Middlesex/Census
1851/Emmeline Little/Daughter-in-lawª/5/Westminster Middlesex/Census
1851/Mary Emma Little/Daughter-in-lawª/3/Westminster Middlesex/Census
1851/Hannah Hugher/Cook/35/Lechlade Gloucestershire/Census
1851/Sarah Colley/Barmaid/17/St George Hanover Square Middlesex/Census
1851/James Hoan/Waiter/19/St Peters London Colney Hertfordshire/Census
ª Step-daughter in today’s terminology.

16th Aug 1853/License transfer from Thomas Atkins to Thomas Mitchell /../../../ The Era ***

31st Jan 1854/License transfer from Thomas Mitchell to Thomas Smith /../../../ The Era ***

1856/Thos Smith/../../../Post Office Directory

14th Aug 1860/Mr Smith/landlord/../../ The Standard (evidence of Mary Hanson, servant to Mr Smith, in court case) ***

1861/Thomas Smith/Licensed Victualler/51/Herefordshire/Census ***
1861/Jane Smith/Wife/45/Oxford/Census
1861/Jane E Smith/Daughter/6/Westminster Middlesex/Census
1861/Elizth. Stevens/Barmaid/19/Taunton Somerset/Census
1861/Catherine Hynn/House Servant/20/Chelsea Middlesex/Census
1861/John Taylor/Waiter/19/Lambeth Surrey/Census

26th Mar 1867/License transfer to Jane Smith (widow and administratrix of late occupier) /../../../ The Era ***

1869/Mrs J Smith/../../../Post Office Directory

2nd Feb 1869/License transfer from Jane Rourk (late Smith) to Gilbert Rourk (husband) /../../../ The Era ***

30th Aug 1870/License transfer from trustees of Gilbert Rourk (bankrupt) to Joseph Lawrence /../../../ The Era ***

1871/Joseph Laurence/Publican/47/Enfield, Middlesex/Census
1871/Marian Laurence/Wife/45/Buxton, Derbyshire/Census
1871/Marian Hickson/Niece/15/Manchester/Census
1871/Florence Whornees/Barmaid/17/Sidcup, Kent/Census
1871/Emily Winterson/Housemaid/20/Cheshunt, Hertsfordshire/Census
1871/Joseph Oakes/Potman/26/Birmingham/Census

5th May 1878/ Death of Thomas G White, aged 49, of Storey’s Gate Tavern, reported in The Pall Mall Gazette ***

1881/Emilie M White/Licensed Victualler, Widow/37/In A Wood, Lincoln/Census
1881/Amy Wall/Barmaid/24/St Geo Hanover Sq, Middlesex/Census
1881/Sophis Wall/Barmaid/27/St Geo Hanover Sq, Middlesex/Census
1881/Frances Bliss/Barmaid/21/Paddington, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ann Southwood/Cook/37/Walkhampton, Devon/Census
1881/Fanny Hawim/Under Cook/24/Alcester, Warwick/Census
1881/Sarah Taylor/Scullery Maid/26/Emberton, Buckingham/Census
1881/Sarah Stocks/Housemaid/24/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1881/Charles Bardall/Potman/46/Ely, Cambridge/Census
1881/James Hibberd/Waiter/19/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1881/John Hibberd/Waiter/14/Westminster, Middlesex/Census

1882/Mrs E My White/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Isaac S Manley/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Isaac Smith Manley/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/William S Veitch/Licensed Victuallers Manager/33/Ireland/Census
1891/Elizabeth C Veitch/Wife, Manageress/29/Marylebone, London/Census
1891/Lillian A Veitch/Daughter/2/Westminster, London/Census
1891/Annie Langton/General Servant/46/Peckham, Kent/Census
1891/Kate Pledger/Barmaid/24/Kensington, London/Census
1891/Elizabeth Taylor/Barmaid/27/Southwark, London/Census
1891/Alice Young/General Servant/20/Deptford, London/Census

31st May 1894/Mr W. S. Veitch/Landlord/../../ The Standard (witness in case of stolen cheque) ***

1895/William Scott Veitch/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/James Harrington/../../../Post Office Directory

27th Jan 1900. Report in The Times of bankruptcy proceedings in the case of James Harrington, “who had traded as a licensed victualler at the Bell, Pall Mall, and Storey’s Gate Tavern, St. George’s Street, Westminster.” ***

1901/Herbert Weatherley/Public House Manager/25/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Ada Weatherley/Wife/28/Stepney, London/Census
1901/Anna Mock/Barmaid/28/Oystermouth, Glamorgan/Census
1901/Emmeline Mock/Housemaid/17/Oystermouth, Glamorgan/Census
1901/Alice Jarvis/Barmaid/20/Upminster, Essex/Census
1901/Annie Southwood/Cook/27/St Pancras, London/Census

1910/Caterers Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

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