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Crown & Cushion, 1 Market Hill, High Street, Woolwich SE18

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The Crown and Cushion is currently [2008] being demolished as part of the redevelopment of the Royal Arsenal site. **

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

Crown & Cushion, 37 Woolwich High Street, SE18 - in October 2007

Crown & Cushion, 37 Woolwich High Street, SE18 - in October 2007

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

The following entries are in this format:

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

1805/J Kibble, Crown and Cushion, High street, Woolwich/../../Holdens Directory

1826/George Adams, Crown and Cushion, High street, Woolwich./../../Pigots Directory

1832-34/William Scroggie/../../../Pigots Directory

My GGG Grandfather George William Parsons is listed as publican in the 1841 census and licensed victualler in the 1851 census. In each case the address is 1 market Hill, High Street, Woolwich. *

1840/George Wm Parsons/../../../Post Office Directory

1841/George W Parsons/Publican/35/../Census *
1841/Susan Parsons/../30/Kent/Census
1841/William Parsons/../10/Kent/Census
1841/Georgina Parsons/../8/Kent/Census
1841/Susan Parsons/../4/Kent/Census
1841/Frederick Carlton/Male Servant/25/Kent/Census
1841/Harriet Ford/Female Servant/20/Kent/Census
1841/Elizabeth Ellis/Female Servant/20/Kent/Census

1851/George W Parsons/Licensed Victualler/48/Devonport, Devon/Census *
1851/Susannah Parsons/Wife/46/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1851/Georgiana Parsons/Daughter/16/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1851/Susannah Parsons/Daughter/13/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1851/Emily Parsons/Daughter/7/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1851/Louisa Parsons/Daughter/5/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1851/Elizabeth Ellis/General Servant/29/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1851/Stephen Huggett/Pot Man/23/Welling, Kent/Census

January 1852/George Warren Parsons/High Street, age 49 years///Death register

1852/George William Parsons/../../../Archdeacons Directory

May 1856/Thomas Pepper, a hawker of fish, was charged with stealing 12s 6d, the money of Joseph Rawlings, of Union Street, Borough, who deposed that at about eleven o'clock on that morning he was at the Crown and Cushion, High street, and paid for some beer, of which the prisoner partook. He then went into the tap room and fell asleep, and when he awoke he missed the money from his pocket. No other person besides witness and the prisoner was in the tap room.
Mrs Parsons, landlady of the Crown and Cushion, deposed she saw several half crowns in the hand of the prosecutor when he paid for the beer.
The potman of the Crown and Cushion was examined, but merely proved that the parties were drinking together, and as no other evidence was produced, the prisoner was discharged./../../../Kentish Independent

1858/Mrs Susannah Parsons/../../../Melvilles Directory

1862/Mrs Susannah Parsons, Crown & Cushion, 1 Market hill/../../Post Office Directory

February 1866/Mrs Susannah Parsons, deceased. Notice, all persons having any claims or demands against the estate of Mrs Susannah Parsons, late of the Crown and Cushion, High Street, Woolwich, Kent, deceased, are requested to send in particulars of such claims or demands forthwith to Mr Thomas Blanchett of No 24 Eleanor Road, Woolwich, or to me the undersigned. James Pearce, Solicitor/Kentish Independent

1867/Crown & Cushion, William Edward Read, 1 Market hill, High street, Woolwich/../../Kellys Directory

1871/William Reed/Licensed Victualler/54/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1871/Eliza Reed/Wife/54/Queenborough, Kent/Census
1871/Eliza Webb/Daughter/28/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1871/William Reed/Son, Turner/25/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1871/Sarah Reed/Daughter/20/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1871/Emily Reed/Daughter/24/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1871/William Reed/Grandson/4/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1871/Reuben Reed/Grandson/2 months/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1871/Elizabeth Burton/Servant, Widow/25/Charlton, Kent/Census
1871/Charles Drysdale/Servant/23/Chatham, Kent/Census

1874/William Edward Read/../../../Post Office Directory

1874/W H Read/../../../Licensed Victualler & Hoteliers Directory

1881/William E Reed/Licensed Victualler, Widow/63/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1881/Emily Reed/Daughter, Housekeeper/34/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1881/Margaret Hotlove/Barmaid/16/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1881/Lucy Parker/Servant/19/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1881/Charles Drysdale/Potman/33/Chatham, Kent/Census

1882/William Edward Read, Crown & Cushion, 1 Market Hill, High Street, Woolwich/../../Post Office Directory

1891/William H Reed/Licensed Victualler/45/Greenwich, London/Census
1891/Sarah A Reed/Wife/41/Woolwich, London/Census
1891/Amelia A Reed/Daughter, Dressmaker/16/Woolwich, London/Census
1891/Sarah E Reed/Daughter/14/Woolwich, London/Census
1891/Albert E Reed/Son/11/Woolwich, London/Census
1891/Eliza A Reed/Daughter/9/Woolwich, London/Census
1891/Florence A Reed/Daughter/7/Woolwich, London/Census
1891/Blanch E Reed/Daughter/4/Woolwich, London/Census
1891/George T Reed/Son/3/Woolwich, London/Census
1891/John Darby/Pot Man/45/Woolwich, London/Census
1891/Mary A Parker/Nursemaid/22/Woolwich, London/Census
1891/Adna E Parker/General Servant/20/Woolwich, London/Census

1896/W H Read/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/W H Reed/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/William H Reed/Licensed Victualler/55/Greenwich/Census
1901/Sarah A Reed/Wife/52/Woolwich/Census
1901/Sarah E Harling/Daughter, Cook/23/Woolwich/Census
1901/Albert E Reed/Son, Machinist Metal Turner/21/Woolwich/Census
1901/Eliza A Reed/Daughter, Housemaid/19/Woolwich/Census
1901/Florence A Reed/Daughter, Barmaid/17/Woolwich/Census
1901/Blanche E Reed/Daughter/14/Woolwich/Census
1901/George T Reed/Son/13/Woolwich/Census
1901/May M Reed/Daughter/9/Woolwich/Census
1901/Julie S Carney/Grand Daughter/1/Deptford/Census
1901/Emily Turner/Visitor, Milliner/25/Gravesend/Census

1904/W H Reed/../../../Post Office Directory

1905/Mrs Sarah Ann Reed/../../../Post Office Directory

1908/Mrs Sarah Ann Reed/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Mrs Mary Summers/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1911/Mary Sommers/Licensed Victualler, Widow/47/Bermondsey, London/Census
1911/Ethel Sommers/Daughter, Assistant/23/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1911/Albert Sommers/Son, Assistant to Coppersmith/17/Deptford, Kent/Census
1911/Dorothy Sommers/Daughter/10/Croydon, Surrey/Census
1911/Lucy Truelove/General Servant/36/Stepney, London/Census
1911/Elizabeth Blacknell/Assistant/53/Woolwich, Kent/Census

Richard and Alice Mulley were my Great Grandparents, born 1864; and previously at 7 Market Hill. They move onto the Campbell Arms, Gravesend by 1920; (Richard Mulley's father Frederick Mulley owned The Fox & Hounds, Ramsden Heath, Essex from 1867 -1871, Landlord and poulterer.) **

1913-16/Richard F Mulley/../../../Kellys Directory **

1917/Richard & Alice Mulley/../../../Electoral Register **

1918/Richard & Alice Mulley/../../../Electoral Register **

1919/Richard & Alice Mulley/../../../Electoral Register **

1919/Richard F Mulley/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/John McCarthy/../../../Post Office Directory

1934/Albert Courtney/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/Albert Courtney/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Albert Courtney/../../../Post Office Directory

1988 - 90/A C Ward../../../Watney Truman publicans list

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** Provided By Carol Kenna

*** Provided By Stephen Harris

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