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Woolpack, 98 Bermondsey Street, Southwark, London, SE1 3UB

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Existed from at least 1790. The address is usually given as 205 Bermondsey Street before 1851. The Sun Fire Office insurance records show the name as the Cock and Magpie (also spelled as Cock and Magpye and as Cock and Pye) up until 1836, and by 1837 it is called the Woolpack. *

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Woolpack, 98 Bermondsey Street - Kindly supplied by Pat Ashdown in February 2006

Woolpack, 98 Bermondsey Street

Kindly supplied by Pat Ashdown in February 2006

Woolpack, 98 Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey SE1 - in September 2016

Woolpack, 98 Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey SE1 - in September 2016

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Residents at this address.

1790/John Palmer/victualler, Cock and Magpye/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1794/Charles Brown/victualler, Cock and Pye/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1807/John Palmer/leatherseller and victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1810/John Palmer/victualler, Cock and Magpie/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1811/John Palmer/gent, Cock and Magpie/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1811/Thomas Jackson/victualler, Cock and Magpie/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1822/John Bailey/Cock and Magpie, Bermondsey street/../../Licensed Victualler Recognizances

1825/John Lloyd/victualler, Cock and Magpie/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1825/John Lloyd/Cock and Magpie, Bermondsey street/../../Licensed Victualler Recognizances

1826/John Lloyd/Cock and Magpie, Bermondsey street/../../Licensed Victualler Recognizances

1828/John Lloyd/victualler, Cock and Magpie/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1829/Charles Parks Everett/victualler, Cock and Magpie/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1833-34/Peter Gunning, Cock & Magpie, 205 Bermondsey street/../../Pigots Directory

Just to complete John's story, for those interested in the Benington Hollingsworths: he was baptised on 3 Dec 1780, at St Peter's Benington, the eldest son of John Hollingsworth and Mary Sadler, m. 9 Nov 1778 in the same church. ***

1837/John Hollingsworth/victualler, Woolpack/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1839/John Hollingsworth/../../../Pigots Directory

1841/J Hollingsworth/../../../Post Office Directory

1841/Jno Hollingsworth/Publican/60/../Census ***
1841/Susan Hollingsworth/../60/../Census
1841/Charles Hollingsworth/Wool Dealer/25/Surrey/Census
1841/Thos Hollingsworth/Currier/21/Surrey/Census
1841/Henry Hollingsworth/Apprentice/18/Surrey/Census
1841/Matilda Hollingsworth/../18/../Census
1841/Ann Smith/Female Servant/25/../Census
1841/Jno Farrer/Male Servant/30/Surrey/Census
1841/Denny Chapman/Male Servant/25/../Census

1843/John Hollingsworth/../../../Post Office Directory

1848/John Hollingsworth/../../../Post Office Directory

John is next at the Peterborough Arms, Fulham, whilst daughter Susannah continues to run the Woolpack. ***

1851/Mrs Susannah Ross/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Susanna Ross/Tavern Keeper, Widow/33/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census ***
1851/Mary Ann Ross/Daughter/13/Bradford, Yorkshire/Census
1851/Susan Ross/Daughter/12/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1851/Henry Hollingsworth/Brother, Barman/29/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1851/Matilda Hollingsworth/Cousin, Barmaid/33/Bennington, Herts/Census
1851/Mary Platt/Housemaid, Widow/51/Sheerness, Kent/Census
1851/Hannah Clark/Cook/48/Coggleshall, Essex/Census
1851/Jas Bartholomew/Waiter/40/Falmer, Sussex/Census
1851/Thomas Smith/Potman/33/Brentwood, Essex/Census

By 1861 Henry Hollingsworth is running the Watermans Arms, Southwark St John

1856/Mrs Susannah Ross/../../../Post Office Directory

March 1859/Susannah Ross/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

The family must have done well from their various pubs. In the 1871 census, Susannah Ross is recorded as a widow of 53, retired and living on dividends at Hatcham, Deptford. No family is listed, only a servant ***

March 1859/Rebecca Dryden/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1861/Rebecca Dryden/Victualler, Widow/33/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Rebecca C Dryden/Daughter/11/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1861/John Dryden/Son/9/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1861/James Dryden/Son/5/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1861/Robert Winter/Assistant/39/Borobridge, Yorkshire/Census
1861/Eliza Pate/Barmaid/29/St Georges East, Middlesex/Census
1861/John Bellington/Potman/40/../Census
1861/Eliza Banks/Cook, deaf/32/Ireland/Census

February 1862/Rebecca Winter (late Dryden/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

February 1862/Robert Winter, her husband/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1865/Mr Robert Winter, Woolpack, 174, Bermondsey street /../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1869/Robert Mobbs/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Robert Mobbs/Licensed Victualler Wid/55/Soho Middlesex/Census **
1871/Clara Mobbs/Dau/15/Oxford St Middlesex/Census
1871/Rosa Mobbs/Dau/14/Oxford St Middlesex/Census
1871/Frank Mobbs/Son/11/Oxford St Middlesex/Census
1871/Annie Hammond/Sis in Law/25/Taunton Somerset/Census
1871/George Robinson/Servant Waiter/24/Kensington Middlesex/Census
1871/Mary Connor/Servant Gen/28/Whitefriars Middlesex/Census
1871/George Crisp/Servant/Potman/20/Yarmouth Norfolk/Census

My great great grandparents were "licensed victuallers" and on their probates for both in 1878 it said
"late of The Woolpack, Bermondsey". For how long they were therefore running it is not clear. Names: Robert and Rebecca WINTER. He was born 1831 Roecliffe, Yorkshire and she was born 1827 Bethnal Green.
Spookily, they both died on the 12th of the month, he aged 47 in June 1878 and she aged 50 exactly three months later in September.  *+

Robert Winter was also formerly of the Kings Arms, Three Colt Street, Limehouse and also The Cherry Garden, Cherry Garden Street, Bermondsey. In 1871 they are at the Feathers, Dockhead, Bermondsey whilst Robert's mother, Elizabeth Winter, was housekeeper at the Kings Arms, Three Colt Street. *+

1881/James Short/Licensed Victualler/59/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ellen Short/Wife/41/Wandsworth, Surrey/Census
1881/Eliza Short/Daughter, Barmaid/22/St Lukes, Middlesex/Census
1881/Jane Jenkins/General Servant/20/Sheffield, York/Census

1882/James Short/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/William Evans/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Mrs Harriett Elizabeth Chambers/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/Mrs H. E. Chambers/../../../Post Office Directory *

1899/Miss Laura Chambers/../../../Post Office Directory

1905/George Henry Shepherd/Licensed Victualler/../../Old Bailey Online - 27th July 1905 *+
1905/Maud Shepherd/Barmaid/../../Old Bailey Online - 27th July 1905
1905/Louisa Tucker/Manageress/../../Old Bailey Online - 27th July 1905
1905/Ellens Burnes/Barmaid/../../Old Bailey Online - 27th July 1905

1910/Geo Hy Shepherd/../../../Post Office Directory

1914/Herbert Auckland Seear/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Herbert Auckland Seear/../../../Post Office Directory

1923/Amelia Defries/Woolpack/../../Electoral Register
1923/Arthur Defries/../../../Electoral Register

1934/Arthur Defries/../../../Post Office Directory *

1938/Arthur Defries/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Arthur Defries/../../../Post Office Directory *

2017/../The Woolpack, 98 Bermondsey Street, Southwark, London, SE1 3UB : Youngs../../../pub directory ***


* Provided By Ewan

*+ Provided By Nickie Johnson

** Provided By Bev Howlett

*** Provided By Judy Hollingsworth

And Last updated on: Wednesday, 14-Aug-2019 14:56:30 BST