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Duke of Norfolk, King's Quay Street, Harwich

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At 14 Kings Quay Street in 1901 census. Originally the site of the 18th century ‘Kings Arms’ which was well known for its dancing bears in 1753. It later became the ‘Privateer’ about 1762 until being rebuilt. The Duke of Norfolk was considered of some historical importance, Parts of the interior were said to be Tudor origin, and it was believed that the Pub was a remnant of a larger manorial palace associated with the De brotherston household. it closed as a pub on December 15th 1915. during the 1920s/30s it was used as a fried fish shop. Around 1928/1929 a Proposal was put forward to restore the property to its former Tudor glory. However this was eventually considered too expensive and the plan was abandoned. In 1930 the building was stripped of its antique features for Private sale. The building was demolished in 1947 after the council purchased the site for re-development.

Known Residents

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1851/James Peachy/innkeeper/58/Wivenhoe, Essex/Census **
1851/Mary Ann Peachy/wife/39/Colchester, Essex/Census **
1851/Bonny Cook/servant/19/Kirby le Soken, Essex/Census **

1862/James Peachey/../../../Kelly's

1867/John Huff/../../../Post Office

1870/Abraham Lloyd/../../../Kelly's

1871/Abraham Lloyd/../../../Post Office

1874/Alexander McMillan/../../../Kelly's

1878/Alexander McMillan/../../../Kelly's

1881/Joseph Earney/Publican/53/Dovercourt, Essex/Census
1881/Grace Earney/Wife/48/Beaumont, Essex/Census
1881/Joseph Earney/Son, Crane Driver/30/Harwich, Essex/Census
1881/Elizabeth A. Earney/Daughter, General Servant/18/Harwich, Essex/Census
1881/Thomas H. Earney/Son, Bakers Boy/15/Harwich, Essex/Census
1881/Frederick W. Earney/Son/12/Harwich, Essex/Census
1881/Alice M. Earney/Daughter/10/Harwich, Essex/Census
1881/John Abbott/Boarder, (Seaman) Fireman Steam Boat/21/East Bergholt, Suffolk/Census
1881/Maurice Kedge/Boarder, Bricklayer/22/Great Oakley, Essex/Census
1881/George Smith/Lodger, Blacksmith/29/Ipswich, Suffolk/Census
1881/Tom J. Smith/Lodger, Labourer/19/Limehouse/Census

1882/Joseph Earley/../../../Kelly's

1886/Joseph Earley/../../../Kelly's

1891/William Carr/Licensed Victualler/36/Thetford, Norfolk/Census
1891/Emma Carr/Wife/35/Dallinghoo, Suffolk/Census
1891/Nellie Carr/Daughter/3m/Harwich, Essex/Census
1891/Elliott O'Clard(?)/Lodger/27/?/Census

1895/Frederick Martin/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

Note: Premises not named in 1895

1898/Frederick Martin/../../../Kelly's

1899/Frederick Martin/../../../Kelly's

1901/William Chandler/Inn Proprietor/39/Ipswich, Suffolk/Census ****
1901/John Talbot/Boarder/45/Southampton, Hampshire/Census
1901/Robert Osborn/Boarder, Widow/71/Dovercourt, Essex/Census

1902/Frederick Tann/../../../Kelly's

1906/Frederick Tann/../../../Kelly's

1908/Frederick Tann/../../../Kelly's

1910/Frederick Tann/../../../Kelly's

1912/Frederick Tann/../../../Kelly's

1914/Frederick Tann/../../../Kelly's

** Provided by John Mead

And Last updated on: Wednesday, 03-Jul-2019 18:29:48 BST