Chelsea Pub history index
Rebuilt entirely in about 1841. It does not appear to be listed by 1921, and no doubt demolished
A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Chelsea, London.
Residents at this address
1808/Thomas White, the Old White Horse, Church lane, Chelsea/../../Holdens Directory
1811/Thomas White, the Old White Horse, Church lane, Chelsea/../../Holdens Directory
St Lukes Lodge meets at the White Horse, Church street, Chelsea, London in 1819
Statesman (London) 22 March 1820 :
State of the Poll - fourth day
Freeholders of the County of Middlesex.
Mr Whitbreads majority goes on steadily and uniformly. Every nerve has been strained by our opponent to swell his numbers on this days poll, but again we have signally triumphed. There is but one circumstance that can prejudice our cause - heedless confidence in the superior strength which we possess. It is this which may prevent its full development. Relax not in your efforts. Remember that Official Circulars on the other side must be met by vigous efforts on ours. Mr Mellish has condescended to borrow the plumes of Mr Whitbread. He calls himself the "Friend of the People!" Choose for yourselves. Gentlemen, which of these "Friends" shall represent you in Parliament - he who depends upon the undue influence of Ministerial Circulars, or he who relies upon your free and independent Suffrages. Be prompt - be firm - and you must be victorious. By order of the Commmittee.
Charles Shaw Lefevre, Jun, Chairman
Conmmittee room, Freemasons Tavern, March 21 1820.
Coaches for the conveyance of Freeholders in the interest of Mr Whitbread are stationed at the following places :-
Yorkshire Gray, Piccadilly
Northumberland Arms, Clerkenwell green
Johns terrace, Hackney road
Silver Lion, Poplar.
Three Hats, Islington turnpike
White Horse, Church street, Chelsea
Wheat sheaf, Red Lion street, Holborn
Gloucester Coffee house, Park street, Oxford street
Rockingham Arms, Kent road
Globe, Tichfield street, Marylebone
Star, Old street road, St Lukes
No 119 Brick lane, Spitalfields
No 162 Shoreditch
Angel Inn, Whitechapel
Red Lion, Chamber street, Goodmans fields
George and Dragon, Shadwell
Sun and Sword, Back Church lane, St Georges east
Ram Inn, Smithfield
Guildhall Coffee house, King street, Cheapside
Salmon and Ball, Bethnal Green
Artichoke, Ratcliff highway
The Crown, Obelisk, St Georges fields
Mr Winchs - Sunbury. Hammersmith. Chiswick. Turnham green. Shepperton, Fulham and Halliford. Mr Tapps, Twickenham
Mr Knights, High street, Kensington, Knightsbridge. Kensal green, Kilburn, Walham green, Brompton And at the Freemasons tavern, Queen street, Lincolns inn fields.
Globe 11 April 1820
Robbery and Murder.
An inquisition was held on Friday last at the house of Mr Benjamin King, the White Horse Tavern, Church street, Chelsea, before Thomas Stirling Esq, coroner, on the body of Mr Thomas Marks, a respectable gentleman, who resided at Battersea. The body of the deceased was discovered on last Thursday morning by some watermen floating on the water going through the bridge ; they took it out, and carried it to the bone housr, near Chelsea Church, for the Coroners Inquest.
The body was much bloated and appeared to have been some days in the water; he was about thirty five years of age, and was not heard of since the evening of the 21st of last month, until found drowned. No evidence being before the Jury how he came in the water, they returned a verdict, found drowned.
On Saturday morning when the undertakers men came to strip the body, in order to put it into the coffin, they discovered a fracture on the left side of the head, and a stab, as if from a bayonet or dirk, under the breast. The friends of the deceased caused the Coroner to issue his warrant, and the same Jury were summoned again.
It appeared on stripping the deceased that his gold watch was found next his skin, inside his drawers, under his knee; he had only three penny worth of halfpence about him, and his pocket book was found in the skirt pocket of his coat with some letters in it, which led to the identity of the deceased.
Mr Keele, of Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, surgeon, examined the body; he probed the wound, which in his opinion was the cause of his death. It appeared that the deceased had received 100 pounds in notes two days before his leaving home, and whether he was robbed of them or not could not be ascertained. It was supposed from his watch being found concealed as it was, that the deceased finding himself attacked by robbers, put the watch in his drawers for safety, and that after he had been robbed and murdered, his body was thrown into the river, but in what part could not be ascertained.
Verdict - Wilful Murder against some person or persons unknown.
St Lukes Lodge Freemasons membership initiated November 10th 1818, Benjamin King, Victualler, Church street, Chelsea, 1818 to 1822
1823-24/Ben King, White Horse, Church street/../../Pigots Directory
1825/Mr Dangerseld, White Horse, Church lane, Chelsea /../../Licensed Victuallers Association
1826/Thomas Breach, White Horse, Church street, Chelsea /../../Middlesex Directory
Morning Advertiser 22 April 1830
White Horse Public house, Chelsea - Ny Mr Bliss at Garraways Coffee house, Cornhill, on Tuesday, April 27, at Twelve, by order of the Proprietor.
The above long established and Valuable House is held on lease for twelve years unexpired, at a very low rent, situate in that crowded neighbourhood, Church street, near the Old Church, Chelsea.
1832/Nathaniel Crick, White Horse, Church street, Chelsea /../../Robsons Directory
1833-34/James Pearson, White Horse, 62 Church street, Chelsea /../../Pigots Directory
1836/Benjamin King, White Horse, 62 Church street, Chelsea/../../Pigots Directory
1839/Sarah Winter, White Horse, 62 Church street, Chelsea /../../Pigots Directory
1842/James Watts, White Horse, Church street, Chelsea /../../Robsons Directory
1843/James Watts, White Horse, 62 Church street, Chelsea /../../Kellys Directory
Morning Advertiser 01 February 1843 :
New built Long Leasehold Free Public house at the very low rent of 30 pounds per annum, known as the White Horse, Church street, Chelsea. W Self and Son will Sell by Auction (peremptory), at Garraways, This Day, Feb 1, at 12, by direction of the Executors of the late Mr James Watts, deceased, the Lease for 48 years, at only 30 pounds rent, with immediate possession, of the White Horse, Church street, Chelsea. The premises have been entirely rebuilt within the last 2 years, and are conveniently arranged, as well for domestic comfort, as for a general public house business.
1846/James Elliott, White Horse, 62 Church Street, Chelsea/../../Post Office Directory
1851/James Elliott/Licensed Victualler/39/Christchurch, Hampshire/Census
1851/Catharine Elliott/Wife/45/Bolder, Hampshire/Census
1851/Henry Bowker/Brother in Law, Bricklayer, Widow/43/Bolder, Hampshire/Census
1851/Jane Bowker/Niece/24/Bolder, Hampshire/Census
1851/Jane Bowker/Niece/16/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1851/Emma Osgood/Niece/11/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1851/William Osgood/Nephew/5/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1851/Edward Clark/Potman/18/Maidenhead, Berkshire/Census
1851/William Whiffen/Visitor, Farrier/30/Lewisham, Kent/Census
January 1853/James Elliott/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
January 1853/James Pembridge/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
1856/J Pembridge/../../../Post Office Directory
May 1856/James Pembridge/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
May 1856/John Robert Chapman/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
1861/William Williams/Victualler/44/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1861/Mary Ann Williams/Wife/27/Harlington, Middlesex/Census
1861/Sarah Ann Williams/Daughter/2/Chelsea, Middlesex/Census
1861/Mary E Williams/Daughter/1/Chelsea, Middlesex/Census
1861/Elizabeth Danner/Mother in Law/61/Atherstone, Warwickshire/Census
1861/William Bartholomew/Potman/16/Chelsea, Middlesex/Census
1861/Charles F Watts/Boarder, Coach Trimmer/31/Pimlico, Middlesex/Census
1869/C Hornsby, White Horse, 3 Church street, Chelsea/../../Post Office Directory
1874/J Curtis, White Horse, Church street, Chelsea/../../Licensed Victualler & Hotelier Directory
1881/Henry Eason/Licensed Victualler/29/Dartford, Kent/Census
1881/Annie Eason/Wife/23/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1881/Thomas Jesse Eason/Son/6/Holloway, Middlesex/Census
1881/Daniel Onion/Potman/17/Caults Dulleyham, Cambridge/Census
1882/Henry Eason/../../../Post Office Directory
1884/Henry Eason/../../../Post Office Directory
1891/Thomas William Littlecott/Licensed Victualler/25/Rotherhithe/Census
1891/Emma Rebecca Littlecott/Mother/53/Wandsworth/Census
1891/Caroline Littlecott/Cousin, Barmaid/19/Deptford/Census
1891/Charles Wesson/Potman/20/Summers Town/Census
1899/Thomas Whittaker/../../../Post Office Directory
1901/Sabin Benjamin/Licensed Victualler, Widow/43/St James, London/Census
1901/Thos John Sprackley/Assistant/24/Hammersmith, London/Census
1901/Edward Jas Hill/Waiter/25/Knightsbridge, London/Census
1901/Nellie Keiran/Visitor/28/Enniskellen, Ireland/Census
1901/Emma Susan Thorn/General Servant/21/Brightlingsea, Essex/Census
1910/James Edward Fishenden/../../../Post Office Directory
Thomas Gale is my Great-Grandfather. Elizabeth Flanders is my Great Grandmother. Grace Gale is my Grandmother (She married Thomas Gale Flanders son of Elizabeth Flanders). ***
1911/Thomas Gale/Licensed Victualler, Widow/52/St Neots, Hunts/Census ***
1911/Dorothy Amelia Gale/Daughter, Milliner/16/Paddington/Census
1911/Elizabeth Flanders/Sister/57/St Neots, Hunts/Census
1911/Georg Harry Flanders/Son, Barman/20/Somers Town/Census
1915/Thomas Gale/../../../Post Office Directory
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