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Surprise, 6 Christchurch terrace, Caversham street, Chelsea SW3

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This pub was established in 1853. The Surprise, Caversham square in 1856. At the time of my visit it was closed (March 2009). **

A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Chelsea, London. The Chelsea , London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

Surprise, 6 Christchurch Terrace, Caversham Street, Chelsea, London SW3

Surprise, 6 Christchurch Terrace, Caversham Street, Chelsea, London SW3

Surprise, 6 Christchurch Terrace, Caversham Street, Chelsea, London SW3

Surprise, 6 Christchurch Terrace, Caversham Street, Chelsea, London SW3

Surprise, 6 Christchurch Terrace, SW3 - in March 2009

Surprise, 6 Christchurch Terrace, SW3 - in March 2009

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.

1856/Mrs Elizabeth Jane Wildsmith/../../../Post Office Directory ****

September 1856/C W Todd/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

September 1856/John Wilson/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

November 1862/Richard Elden/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era  ****

November 1862/Leonard Taylor/Incoming Licensee/../../Era  ****

1866/Harry Sheppard/../../../Post Office Directory **

July 1869/Harry Sheppard/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

July 1869/Benjamin Burkin/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

July 1870/Benjamin Burkin/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

July 1870/William Wharton/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1881/Catherine Place/Licensed Victualler, Widow/37/N Staintes, York/Census ****
1881/Margaret Florence Place/Daughter, Pupil Teacher/18/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1881/John Geo Place/Son, Clerk Gen Shipping Agent/17/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1881/Harry A Place/Son/9/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1881/Catherine Place/Daughter/8/Chelsea, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ann Jane Makings/Barmaid/29/Liverpool, Lancashire/Census
1881/Henrietta Ked/Domestic/20/Camberwell, Surrey/Census

1882/Mrs Catherine Place/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1884/Mrs Catherine Place/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/Mrs C Place/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/Catharine Place/Licensed Victualler, Widow/47/Near Stanly, Yorks/Census ****
1891/Chas W Place/Son, Barman/22/St Brides, London/Census
1891/Harry A Place/Son, Electrical Engineers Apprentice/19//Census
1891/Catherine Place/Daughter/18/St Pancras, London/Census
1891/Alice Stock/Barmaid/23/Chelsea, London/Census
1891/Elizabeth Burroughs/General Servant/30/North Woolwich, Essex/Census

1892/Mrs Catherine Place/../../../Kelly’s Chelsea Directory **

1895/Jas Johnson/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/Henry John Davy/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1915/Percy Alfred Balls/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1921/Percy Alfred Balls/../../../Post Office Directory ****


** Provided By Stephen Harris

**** Provided By Kevan

And Last updated on: Thursday, 19-Sep-2019 15:06:55 BST