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Kings Arms, 1 Frances Street, Woolwich SE18

Woolwich index

The Kings Arms Hotel. The original building was rebuilt about 1974 after an IRA bomb attack.

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Woolwich, Kent .

Kings Arms, 1 Frances Street, Woolwich SE18 - in March 2014

Kings Arms, 1 Frances Street, Woolwich SE18 - in March 2014

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Residents at this address

May 1848/Jacob James/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

May 1848/Alexander Melville Blest/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1852/Alexander M Blest/../../../Archdeacons Directory

1858/Alexander Melville Blest/../../../Melvilles Directory

1862/Alexander Melville Blest, Kings Arms, 1 Frances Street & Wellington street, Woolwich/../../Post Office Directory

May 1862/Alex M Blest/Licensed Victuallers Association/../../Era

1867/Kings Arms hotel, Alexander Melville Blest, 1 Frances street, Woolwich/../../Post Office Directory

1871/Alexander M Blest/Wine Merchant/54/Harwich, Essex/Census
1871/Louise Smith/Housekeeper/21/Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire/Census
1871/Bessie Deacon/Barmaid/20/Saltash, Cornwall/Census
1871/Amos Guttridge/Cellerman/26/Leicester/Census
1871/Elizaneth Tuelove/Cook, Widow/46/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1871/Ellen Dalton/Housemaid/23/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1871/Thomas Summerfield/Errand Boy/14/Sevenoaks, Kent/Census
+ Lodgers

1874/Alexander Melville Blest/../../../Post Office Directory

1882/Mrs Harriet Bowles, Kings Arms, 1 Frances Street, Woolwich/../../Post Office Directory

1896/G H Campbell/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Alfred Wordsworth/../../../Post Office Directory

In 1898, Walter Dobbin is listed in the electoral register at 246 Woolwich road, which is the Roupell Arms, Charlton. The Kings Arms Woolwich was being run by Walter Dobbin on the 1901 census;  then later in 1911 census he is managing the British Queen in Wimbledon.
So several members of my family were Licensed victuallers : James Dobbin and his wife Ann; their son Walter Dobbin and his wife Louisa; their son-in-law Percy H Twitchin; his brother Harry Dobbin senior and Harry junior; and finally another brother-in-law James Bartlett was a wine vault keeper in Camberwell. More detail is listed in the Dobbin family page. *

1901/Walter Dobbin/Licensed Victuallers Manager/29/Stratford, Essex/Census **
1901/Louisa Dobbin/Wife, Manageress/29/Guildford, Surrey/Census
1901/Ellen Burley/Waitress/26/Russell Square, London/Census
1901/Florrie Fisher/Barmaid/20/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1901/Harry Kirk/Barman/23/Chelsea, London/Census
1901/Maud Kerr/Housemaid/23/Woolwich, London/Census
1901/Alice Brown/Cook/35/Bermondsey, London/Census
1901/Walter Farnish/Barman/24/Ipswich, Suffolk/Census
1901/Thomas Sullivan/Potman/27/Deptford, London/Census
1901/Arthur Fry/Clerk/22/Tottenham, London/Census

1904/Alfred Wordsworth/../../../Post Office Directory

1905/Alfred Wordsworth/../../../Post Office Directory

1908/Richard Wordsworth/../../../Post Office Directory

Woolwich Gazette 15 March 1910 - Transfers
Kings Arms, Woolwich from Richard Wordsworth to Gilbert McKenzie

1911/Gilbert MacKenzie/../../../Post Office Directory

1919/Gilbert MacKenzie/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/William R Herwin/../../../Post Office Directory

1934/Rt Morgan/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/Rt Morgan/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Rt Morgan/../../../Post Office Directory

* Provided By Nicky Longman

And Last updated on: Monday, 17-May-2021 15:52:37 BST