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Old Loyal Briton, 62 Thames Street, Greenwich SE10

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There are two Loyal Britons, this one in Thames Street (Old Loyal Briton), and the Loyal Briton in Horseferry Road. 

The Old Loyal Briton, 62 Thames Street in 1891 and in many telephone directories from 1927 onwards. This pub is now called the SE10. **

Loyal Briton, 62 Thames Street, Greenwich - in January 2011

Loyal Briton, 62 Thames Street, Greenwich - in January 2011

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Greenwich, London. The Greenwich,  London 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.

1843/Frances Haynes, landlady of the Loyal Briton, beer house, and Henrietta Humphries, her niece, appeared to a summons charging them with abusive and defamatory language towards Alexander Milne, and Mary Cubitt, his housekeeper./../../West Kent Guardian *

26th September 1846/Frances Hames/Licence Refused/../../West Kent Guardian *

I have an interest in the history of the "Loyal Briton Pub", as my Brooks/es descendants were involved with it, for a greater part of the 19th Century. I am a descendant of Charles Brooks/es listed as the Pot Boy, in the 1851 Census. *

Frances Haines :
"This is the Last Will and Testament of me Frances Haines of the 'Loyal Briton' Public House, ... Thames Street in the Parish of Greenwich and County of Kent. Widow first & ..... that all my just debts funeral and testament expenses may be fully paid and satifies as soon as .......... to my niece Henrietta Brookes wife of Phillip John Brookes and daughter of my sister Elizabeth Humphhreys late the wife and now the widow of Stephen Humphreys deceased and my....... unto my brother John Waters and my sisters the said Elizabeth Humphreys, Sophia Thomas wife of Edward Thomas , Catherine Brown wife of Benjamin George Brown, Harriot Edmondson wife of John Edmondson, Marina Vassey wife of George Vasey and Priscilla Hislop widow , the six daughters of my late father Emanuel Waters ... and between such of them as shall be living at the time of my death equally share and share alike if more than one of them .......... absolute and I hereby appoint my friend James Miller of Thames ... Greenwich aforesaid Builder and Victualler Sole Executor of this my Will
Proved at London 12th May 1851 before the ........." *

1851/Frances Haines/Beer Retailer, Widow/67/Greenwich, Kent/Census *
1851/Elizabeth Humphries/Sister, Cook, Widow/69/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1851/Charles Brooks/Pot Boy/15/Greenwich, Kent/Census

On the same Census, and living at 5 Thames Street, St Alphage Parish, Kent, was:
1851/Phillip Brooks/Waterman & Lighterman/42/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census - (Uncle of Charles Brooks) *
1851/Henrietta Brooks/Wife/32/Greenwich, Kent/Census - (Daughter of Elizabeth Humphries; Neice of Frances Haines)

4th May 1851/Deaths : 26th, at her house, the Loyal Britons, Thames-street, Greenwich, Mrs Frances Haynes, aged 67 years./../../Era *

1858/Philip John Brookes/the Royal Briton, Thames Street/../../Melvilles Directory ****

1861/Philip John Brookes/Beer Retailer/52/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census *
1861/Henrietta Brookes/Wife/41/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1861/Elizabeth Humphreys/Mother in law, Boat Builders Widow/80/Greenwich, Kent/Census

1862/Thomas Henry Randall/Beer Retailer, Thames Street/../../Post Office Directory ****

62 Thames Street, Old Loyal Briton :
1871/Thomas H Randall/Retailer of beer/66/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1871/Harriet Randall/Wife/60/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1871/Frances Randall/Daughter/23/Brixton, Surrey/Census
1871/Sarah Smith/Wifes Sister/59/Greenwich, Kent/Census

Loyal Briton, Thames Street :
1881/Henry Brooks/Beer Retailer/43/Greenwich, Kent/Census ****
1881/Lucy Brooks/Wife/35/Lewisham, Kent/Census
1881/Jessie Shorter/Niece/7/Deptford, Kent/Census

1891/W Everett/Old Loyal Britons, Thames Street/../../Post Office Directory ****

The Old Loyal Briton, Thames Street :
1891/William Carpenter/Publican/55/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census
1891/Elizabeth Carpenter/Wife/48/North Waltham, Norfolk/Census

1901/Walter Hewitt/Publican, Beer House Keeper/38/Dewsbury, Yorkshire/Census *
1901/Priscilla Hewitt/Wife/34/Bradbury Hill, Gloucestershire/Census
1901/Richard Hewitt/Son/9/Greenwich, London/Census

1905/Mrs W Hewitt/Beer Retailer, 62 Thames Street/../../Post Office Directory ****

1911/Mrs P Hewitt/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1911/Walter Hewitt/Beer House Manager/49/Dewsbury, Yorkshire/Census *
1911/Lucy Priscilla Hewitt/Wife, Beer House Keeper/45/Soredlay, Gloucestershire/Census
1911/Richard William Hewitt/Son, Electric Engineer Apprentice/19/Battersea, London/Census

1919/Mrs P Hewitt/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

I am the granddaughter of Richard Hewitt, son of Walter and Pricilla Hewitt. My mother was born at 62 Thames street in 1918 although Richard was electrical engineer. In the 1920's they all went to live in Biddenden and run The Chequers. Richard took over when his father died but they left around 1940 as he went back into shipping for the war effort. ***

1927/J House/../../../Bt Telephone Directory *

1934/Jas House/Beer Retailer/../../Kellys Directory ****

1938/Jas House/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1941/H D Watt/../../../Bt Telephone Directory *

1943/R W Durrant/../../../Bt Telephone Directory *

1944/Rt Wm Durrant/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1945/R W Durrant/../../../Bt Telephone Directory *

1946/R W Durrant/../../../Bt Telephone Directory *

1949/E M Humphries/../../../Bt Telephone Directory *

1956/J P Owens/../../../Bt Telephone Directory *

1964/P D Ives/../../../Bt Telephone Directory *

1974/../../../../Bt Telephone Directory *


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** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Gillian McKinley

**** Provided By Kevan

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