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Cross Keys, 6 Moulsham street, Chelmsford CM2 0HR

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After the Cross Keys is demolished circa 1913, this becomes Prince Regent Theatre, and latterly a modern bar called Bar and Beyond,

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Essex. The  Essex listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

Cross Keys Inn, 6 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford - demolished in 1915

Cross Keys Inn, 6 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford - demolished in 1915

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Residents at this address

28 Sept. 1781 : Lease for one year to precede release [lacking]. - see Essex SEAX

Daniel Alger gentleman of Great Waltham to Frances Shippee widow of Moulsham.
Two messuages or tenements in Moulsham [Chelmsford] abutting to east on the yard of the messuage formerly called the Katharine ('Katherine') Wheel and now called the Cross Keys [Inn], to west on highway from Moulsham to London [Moulsham Street], to north on a little tenement adjoining the Cross Keys, and to south on 'the corner house' formerly called the Nags Head but now called the White Hart [Inn], occupied formerly by John Little and Richard Britton, afterwards by James Shippee and Thomas Cooke, and now by said Frances Shippee and William Stokes.
[According to Hilda Grieve The Sleepers and the Shadows. Chelmsford: a town, its people, and its past volume 2 (E.R.O. 1994) p.108 the Katharine Wheel took over the sign of the Cross Keys after its original holder - on the opposite side of Moulsham Street - was converted into a gaol in 1665-1666. Grieve does not suggest a date for the transfer of the sign.]

Signed and sealed by Daniel Alger; seal of classical head in right profile. ***

1822/Zachariah Read/../../../Pigot's*

1823-4/Zachariah Read/../../../Pigot's

1828-9/Zachariah Read/../../../Pigot's

1832-3/Zachariah Read/../../../Pigot's

1839/Zachariah Read/../../../Pigot's

1840/Zachariah Read/../../../Pigot's*

1841/Zachariah Read/Publican/49/../Census
1841/Robert Poll/../20/Essex/Census
1841/George Poll/../12/Essex/Census
1841/Mary Willson/../40/Essex/Census
1841/Caroline Hawks/Female Servant/15/Essex/Census

1845/Zachariah Read/../../../Post Office

1848/Zachariah Read/../../../White's

1851/Zachariah Read/../../../Post Office

1851/Zachariah Read/victualler/59/Suffolk/Census **
1851/Mary Read/wife/64/Blackmore, Essex/Census **
1851/Maria Wilson/sister in law, house servant/52/Blackmore, Essex/Census **
1851/Mary A Watts/servant/21/Wickford, Essex/Census **
1851/James Hunt/ostler/21/Badwell Ash, Suffolk/Census **

1852/Z. Read/../../../Kelly's*

1855/Z. Read/../../../Kelly's*

1861/Zachariah Read/Victualler, widow/69/St James, Suffolk/Census
1861/Thomas Franklin/Ostler/51/Writtle, Essex/Census
1861/Maria Wilson/House Keeper/62/Blackmore, Essex/Census
1861/Jane Johnson/Charwoman/57/High Roothing, Essex/Census
1861/Sarah Dodd/General Servant/19/Chelmsford, Essex/Census

1862/Zachariah Read/../../../Kelly's

1867/Zachariah Read/../../../Post Office

1870/Joseph Osborne/../../../Kelly's

1871/Joseph Osborne/../../../Post Office

1871/Joseph Osborne/Licensed Victualler/52/Leigh, Essex/Census
1871/Mary A Osborne/Wife/46/Eastwood, Essex/Census
1871/Alice Osborne/Daughter/25 ?/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1871/Eliza Tyler/General Servant/16/Great Baddow, Essex/Census
1871/Emily Carter/General Servant/14/Purleigh, Essex/Census

1874/Joseph Osborne/../../../Kelly's

1878/Joseph Osborne/../../../Kelly's

1881/Jonathan Smee/Licensed Victualler/41/Steeple Bumpstead, Essex/Census
1881/Eliza Smee/Wife/32/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1881/Alfred Smee/Son/7/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1881/William Smee/Son/6/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1881/Edward Smee/Son/5/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1881/Fred Smee/Son/3/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1881/Louisa Smee/Daughter/7m/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1881/Emily Scott/General Domestic Servant/19/Great Baddow, Essex/Census
1881/Emily Collis/General Domestic Servant/18/Woodham, Essex/Census
1881/William Byford/Visitor, Bricklayer/30/Leigh, Essex/Census
1881/Robert Osborne/Visitor, Telegraph Operator/29/Devon/Census
1881/Arthur Smith/Ostler/23/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1881/James Smith/Ostler/25/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1881/Thomas Wash/Lodger,Journeyman Painter/59/Danbury, Essex/Census

1882/Jonathan Alfred Smee/../../../Kelly's

1890/Mrs. Elizabeth Humberstone/../../../Kelly's

1891/Alfred Lane/Licensed Victualler/38/St. Georges, London/Census
1891/Susannah Lane/Wife/40/St. Clements, Ipswich, Suffolk/Census
1891/George William Lane/Son/8/Paddington, London/Census
1891/James Edward Lane/Son/7/St. John's, Battersea, London/Census
1891/Frederick Charles Lane/Son/6/St. Paul's, London/Census
1891/John Alfred Lane/Son/5/Portsmouth, Hants/Census

1894/John Bateman/../../../Kelly's

1895/John Bateman/../../../Kelly's

1898/Joseph Farrow/../../../Kelly's

1899/Joseph Farrow/../../../Kelly's

1901/Alice Hood/Hotel Proprietor, Widow/45/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1901/James Thomas Hood/Son, Barman/23/Hoxton, Middlesex/Census
1901/Joseph West/Visitor/32/../Census
1901/Bessie Esling/Barmaid/23/Bermondsey, London/Census
1901/George Goodenough/Visitor/28/Winchester, hampshire/Census
1901/Millie Goodenough/Visitor/26/Yorkshire/Census

1902/Mrs. Charlotte Wiblin/../../../Kelly's

1906/Edward John Clarkson/../../../Kelly's

1908/Edward John Clarkson/../../../Kelly's

1911/not occupied////Census


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