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Castle Inn, 21 Thames Street, Sunbury

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This pub bears the date ‘1640’ on its frontage, which may be the date the pub was established – it was certainly present by 1759. It closed in 1956 and the premises are now in restaurant use. **

Castle Inn, 21 Thames Street, Sunbury - in August 2010

Castle Inn, 21 Thames Street, Sunbury - in August 2010

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Residents at this address.

1774/Titus Taylor & Thomas Bird/../../../Middlesex Sessions records held at London Metropolitan Archives **

1805/John Clements / Public House Keeper/../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1837/Ann Packhurst/../../../Robson’s Directory **

1839/John Ford/../../../Pigot’s Directory **

1855/Henry Lipscombe/../../../Post Office Directory **

1866/H Lunn/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Henry Lunn/Licensed Victualler/35/Hazlington, Middlesex/Census
1871/Elizabeth Lunn/Wife/28/Sunbury, Middlesex/Census
1871/Louisa E Lunn/Daughter/8/Sunbury, Middlesex/Census
1871/James Lunn/Son/7/Sunbury, Middlesex/Census
1871/Ellen Lunn/Daughter/6/Sunbury, Middlesex/Census
1871/Henry Lunn/Son/4/Sunbury, Middlesex/Census
1871/Emma Andrews/Servant/16/Ashford, Middlesex/Census
1871/James S Broad/Potman Shoemaker/28/Broughton, Southampton/Census
1871/David Pool/Lodger, Tailor/29/Scotland/Census
1871/Patrick Noland/Lodger, Tailor/38/Ireland/Census

1874/Henry Lunn/../../../Post Office Directory

1878/Henry Lunn/../../../Post Office Directory

1881/Charles W Strange/Publican/41/Egham, Surrey/Census
1881/Elizabeth Strange/Wife/43/Bedfordshire/Census
1881/Polly E Strange/Daughter/14/Weybridge, Surrey/Census
1881/Sarah L Strange/Daughter/13/Weybridge, Surrey/Census
1881/Ann E Strange/Daughter/11/Weybridge, Surrey/Census
1881/David Wright/Visitor, Hawker/49/Lincoln/Census
1881/Fanny Wright/Visitor/47/Lincoln/Census
1881/John Wright/Visitor/9/Spalding, Lincoln/Census
1881/James Hill/Visitor, Labourer/58/Walton on Thames, Middlesex/Census
1881/Joseph Cummins/Visitor, Labourer/23/Hammersmith, Middlesex/Census

1890/Charles W Strange/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Elizabeth Strange/Licensed Victualler, Widow/53/Moorhanger, Bedfordshire/Census
1891/Sarah S Strange/Daughter/23/Weybridge, Surrey/Census
1891/Louisa Ansell/Grand Daughter/3/Chelsea, London/Census
1891/Margaret McDermott/Visitor/56/Blackon, S Wales/Census
1891/Arthur Willingby/Boarder, Engine Fitter/31/Laleham, Middlesex/Census
1891/David Pool/Boarder/56/Eaglefield, Dumfshire/Census
1891/James Pegram/Boarder, Boot Maker/40/London/Census

1899/James Puddifoot/../../../Post Office Directory

On the 1911 Census, for Middx Sunbury, my Great Grandfather appears with his family running The Castle. * In 1901 he is not working but prior to this he was at the Prince Blucher, Twickenham.
They are:
William James Lyons (54), Licensed Victualler, Kennington, Middlesex
Alice Henrietta Lyons (57), his wife, Pinner, Middlesex
May Lyons, his daughter (22), Assisting in business, Shepperton, Middlesex
Marie Keller Davis, Mother to Alice, Widowed (77), Private Means, Zurich, Switzerland

I am afraid I do not know how long they ran the pub. I do know that he was not working on 1921.

1914/Frank Allen/../../../Post Office Directory

1926/William Skinner/../../../Post Office Directory

My father, Joseph Henry Hunt was landlord of the Jacobs Well, 17 New Inn Yard, Curtain Road, Shoreditch EC2 in 1931 to 1932. This was his first pub and he left it to move to the Castle Hotel, 21 Thames Street, Sunbury on Thames, which he ran from at least 1935 to 1938. ***
Then, after a short spell running an off-licence at White Lane, Alton, Hampshire, he was landlord of the Cross Lances public house, Hansworth Road, Hounslow, circa 1938 to 1941.
That was his last pub. He moved out of London during the War and emigrated to New Zealand in 1945 where his descendants now live. This information comes from family information passed on, notes on the back of photographs and Joseph's driving licence.

1937/Joseph Hy Hunt/../../../Post Office Directory

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** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Cedric Hunt

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