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Old Pack Horse, 434 High Road, Chiswick W4 5TF

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Prior to 1812, this pub was called the Lower Packhorse. It was rebuilt in its present form in 1910. ** You can see the building changes in the photographs of 1910 and that which is slightly earlier. According to sources, it has been a Fullers public house since 1808, which is still the case in 2018, and therefore for over 200 years. It is also alleged to have been in operation since 1747.  It is still trading in 2018.

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Old Pack Horse, Turnham Green - in the 1880s

Old Pack Horse, Turnham Green - in the 1880s

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Old Pack Horse, 434 High road, Chiswick - landlord is Frederick Thomson

Old Pack Horse, 434 High road, Chiswick - landlord is Frederick Thomson

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Old Pack Horse, 434 High road, Chiswick - circa 1910

Old Pack Horse, 434 High road, Chiswick - circa 1910

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Old Pack Horse, 434 High Street, Chiswick, W4 - in April 2010

Old Pack Horse, 434 High Street, Chiswick, W4 - in April 2010

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The following entries are in this format:

Residents at this address

1826/Joseph Hersey/Pack Horse, Turnham green/../../Middlesex Directory

1839/Joseph Hersey/Pack Horse, Turnham green/../../Pigots Directory

1841/Joseph Hersey/Publican/70/Middlesex/Census
1841/Joseph Hersey/Waiter/35/Middlesex/Census
1841/Catherine Hersey/../65/../Census
1841/James Chapman/Potman/40/Middlesex/Census
1841/William Haylett/../12/Middlesex/Census
1841/Caroline Haylett/Barmaid/25/Middlesex/Census
1841/Emma Storey/Female Servant/25/Middlesex/Census
1841/Benjamin Lewis/Bricklayer/45/Middlesex/Census

In April 1844, the wedding takes place between William Edward Blackman, Licensed Victualler, son of John Blackman, Licensed Victualler to Lizzie Blackman, daughter of Samuel Blackman at Marylebone. John Blackman is a publican in High street, New Brentford in the 1841 census

1851/W E Blackman, Old Pack Horse, Turnham Green/../../Post Office Directory

1851/William Blackman/Licensed Victualler/34/Brentford, Middlesex/Census
1851/Lizzy Blackman/Wife/34/Sandhurst, Kent/Census
1851/John Blackman/Brother, Licensed Victualler/40/Brentford, Middlesex/Census
1851/Jane/Sister in Law, Barmaid/32/Sandhurst, Kent/Census
1851/William Blackman/Nephew/7/Ticehurst, Sussex/Census
1851/Eleanor Morten/Cook/25/Amersham, Buckinghamshire/Census
1851/William Cooper/Waiter/21/Richmond, Surrey/Census
1851/John Neal/Hostler/24/St James, Middlesex/Census

11 June 1859, William Edward Blackman late of "The Old Pack Horse" Turnham green in the County of Middlesex Licensed Victualler deceased who died 26 March 1859 at Bridge road Westminster in the same county was proved at the Principal Registry by the oath of Winifred Dinah Blackman of "The Old Pack Horse" aforesaid Widow the Relict and the sole executrix.

1861/George Woodall/Licensed Victualler/34/Chiswick/Census
1861/Sarah Gardner/Housekeeper/21/Middlesex/Census
1861/Thomas H Brain/Visitor/56/Surrey/Census

John M Gall is a Licensed Victualler in High street, Ewell, Surrey in the 1861 census, I have now tracked this down to be the King William IV ; he is originally born in Holland, and marries Mary from Yorkshire.

1866/J M Gall, Old Pack Horse, Turnham Green/../../Post Office Directory

1871/John M Gall/Licensed Victualler/63/Holland/Census
1871/Mary Gall/Wife/56/../Census
1871/John F Gall/Son, Cook/24/London, Middlesex/Census
1871/George G Gall/Son, Commercial Clerk/21/London, Middlesex/Census
1871/Mary A Gall/Daughter/14/London, Middlesex/Census
1871/Martha Gall/Sister, Housekeeper/52/Holland/Census
1871/George Rimell/Potboy/17/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1871/Eliza Pears/Housemaid/22/Isleworth, Middlesex/Census

In 1870 in the parish of St Pancras, Frederick Thompson, a publican aged 20, son of Frederick Thompson, a deceased publican, marries Cecilia Annie Chandler Cade, also aged 20, daughter of William Cade, a tailor. Some time after, they take on the license of the Old Pack Horse. A separate marriage banns mentions that both his parents are deceased, which is relevant as both are under the age of consent of 21 to marry. His father Frederick Fitzjames Thompson was the inn keeper of the Archway Tavern between 1866 and about 1870; and also in the 1861 census. The census of 1871 and 1881 show Frederick Thompson, the junior, being a very responsible young man who supports his younger siblings.

They begin married life as the managers of the Mitre Inn, Richmond, Surrey according to the 1871 census.

1874/Frederick Thompson/../../../Post Office Directory

1878/Frederick Thomson/../../../Post Office Directory

1881/Frederick Thompson/Licensed Victualler/30/Strand, Middlesex/Census
1881/Cecilia A Thompson/Wife/31/Highgate Hill, Middlesex/Census
1881/Frederick Thompson/Son/10/Richmond, Surrey/Census
1881/William Thompson/Son/8/Richmond, Surrey/Census
1881/Rosina Thompson/Daughter/6/Turnham Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Lillian Thompson/Daughter/3/Turnham Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Henry Thompson/Son/6 months/Turnham Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Louisa Thompson/Sister, Assistant/23/Kent/Census
1881/Fitzjames Thompson/Brother, Barman/20/Highgate Hill, Middlesex/Census
1881/Nicholas Thompson/Brother, Clerk/17/Upper Holloway, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ellen Southgate/Cook/22/Ipswich, Suffolk/Census
1881/Agnes Alsopp/Nurse Maid/15/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1881/Jane Martin/General Servant/17/Chiswick, Middlesex/Census

1889/F R Thompson/../../../Kelly�s Directory for Ealing, Acton, etc.. 1889-1890 **

1890/Frederick Thompson/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Frederick Thompson/Licensed Victualler/40/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1891/Cecilia A Thompson/Wife/40/Holloway, Middlesex/Census
1891/Frederick Thompson/Son, Barman/20/Richmond, Surrey/Census
1891/William Thompson/Son, Clerk/18/Richmond, Surrey/Census
1891/Rose Thompson/Daughter/16/Chiswick, Middlesex/Census
1891/Henry Thompson/Son/10/Chiswick, Middlesex/Census
1891/William Pugh/Barman/30/Chiswick, Middlesex/Census
1891/Agnes Allsopp/General Servant/16/Holloway, Middlesex/Census

1894/F Thompson/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/F Thompson/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Frederick Thompson/Licensed Victualler/50/Adelphi, Strand/Census
1901/Annie Thompson/Wife/50/Highgate, Middlesex/Census
1901/Harry Thompson/Son, Electrical Engineer/20/Chiswick, Middlesex/Census
1901/William Pugh/Barman/42/Chiswick, Middlesex/Census
1901/Horace Wingrove/Barman/22/Richmond, Surrey/Census
1901/Louise Powel/Cook/41/London, Middlesex/Census

Acton Gazette 04 November 1904 : Transfer of Licenses - Chiswick :
The Old Pack Horse, Turnham Green, from Cecilia Annie Chandler Thompson, as widow and executrix of the late Frederick Thompson, to herself.

1911/not used as dwelling/../../../Census

1914/Thomas E Gill/../../../Post Office Directory

The West London Observer. 13 June 1924. License transfers.
Old Pack Horse, 434 Chiswick High road, to Louise Jane Gill and Frederick John Gill, executors of Thomas Edward Gill, deceased.

1926/Charles B Geer/../../../Post Office Directory

1938/Charles B Geer/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Charles B Geer/../../../Post Office Directory

1971/../Old Pack Horse, 434 Chiswick High Road W4/../../Pub Directory

2017/../Old Pack Horse, 434 High Road, Chiswick W4 5TF : Fullers/../../Pub Directory

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