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Hand in Hand, 64 St Georges Square, Portsea, Hampshire

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In 1878, the address is at 15 St Georges Square. In 1898 and earlier there are two Hand in Hand Pubs, the other in Havant Street

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

The following entries are in this format:

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

1855/Mrs M Harvey/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1871/Frank Jones/Licensed Victualler/48/Somerset/Census ****
1871/Charlotte Jones/Wife/46/Norwich, Norfolk/Census
1871/Harriett Jones/Daughter/20/Somerset/Census
1871/Martha Swodon/Boarder/53/../Census

1875/James Smith/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1878/Henry A Cavell/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1881/William Tormey/Licensed Victualler/43/Meath County, Ireland/Census ****
1881/Mary L Tormey/Wife/37/Gloucester/Census

1885/Chas Buckland/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1889/Chas Buckland/../../../Kellys Directory ****

My Great grandparents were either tenants or the managers of this pub back in 1891 and my grandparents met and married here. The landlady of this pub on the 1891 census is Elizabeth Airs, a widow of Henry Airs. Henry had run The Sheer Hulk at 19 The Hard, but after his death in 1886 his widow clearly moved.
The Airs family were tailors, but one by one they seemed to leave tailoring, I assume because of the decline of that trade, and move into becoming Licenced Victuallers. *

1891/Elizabeth Airs/Publican, Widow/48/Southsea, Hampshire/Census *
1891/Lydia Airs/Daughter/21/Portsea, Hampshire/Census
1891/James Haigs/Lodger, Joiner/37/Stavishaw, Hampshire/Census
1891/Charles Blackburn/Lodger, Leading Stoker RN/36/Petersfield, Hampshire/Census

1898/G Perfitt/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1901/John Wood/Licensed Victualler/47/Dymock, Gloucestershire/Census ****
1901/Mary Wood/Wife/40/Manaton, Devon/Census
1901/John H J Wood/Son, Greengrocers Shop Assistant/17/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census
1901/Beatrice Wood/Daughter/14/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census
1901/Frederick Wood/Son/11/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census
1901/Mabel Wood/Daughter/7/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census
1901/Emmiline Wood/Daughter/5/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census
1901/Alice K Wood/Daughter/1/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census

1911/George Cole/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1920/Frank Ginn/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1927/Frank Ginn/../../../Kellys Directory ****

* Provided By Sarah Irwin-Davis

**** Provided By Kevan

And Last updated on: Sunday, 29-Mar-2020 00:57:21 GMT