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Queens Head, 23 Great Bath street, Clerkenwell EC1R

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The name is given as the Old Queen's Head in the 1911 census return. *

A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in  Clerkenwell,  London.

Residents at this address.

1814/Samuel Spiers/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1815/Samuel Spires/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1817/Mary Spiers/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1819/James Hallett/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1820/John Hughes/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1823/John Hall/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1825/Charles Crawford/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1833/Charles Coxhead/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1833-34/Charles Coxhead, Queens Head, 23 Great Bath street, Clerkenwell/../../Pigot's Directory

1835/Charles Coxhead/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1836/Charles Coxhead/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1839/Charles Coxhead/../../../Pigots Directory

1841/Charles Coxhead/../../../P.O. Directory **

1848/John Till/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/John Till/../../../Finsbury Petty Sessions

1851/John Till/Licensed Victualler/40/Lincolnshire/Census
1851/Elizabeth Till/Wife/40/Doncaster, Yorkshire/Census
1851/William Aldous/Barman/32/Norfolk/Census
1851/Henry Rendall/Pot Boy/17/Bath, Yorkshire/Census
1851/Sarah Prake/House Servant/19/Edmonton, Middlesex/Census

1852/John Till/../../../Watkins Directory **

September 1853/John Till/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era

September 1853/Robert Drummond/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era

1856/Robert Drummond/../../../Post Office Directory

April 1864/Wm Hartland/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

April 1864/Frederick Balding/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

March 1866/Frederick Balding/License renewal/../Clerkenwell News

June 1866/Frederick Balding/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

June 1866/T K Layborne/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1869/John Newing/../../../Post Office Directory

January 1869/T R Layborn/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

January 1869/William Edward Burgess/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

July 1869/William Edward Burgess, late occupier/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

July 1869/Catherine Burgess, widow of William Edward Burgess/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1872/Mrs Catherine Burgess/../../../P.O. Directory **

1881/Alfred Renton/Licenced Victualler/35/Walworth, Surrey/Census
1881/Harriet Renton/Wife/37/Wellington, Sussex/Census
1881/William Renton/Son/1/Wandsworth, Surrey/Census
1881/Charles Renton/Brother, Barman/22/Walworth, Surrey/Census
1881/Henry English/Potman/20/Epping, Essex/Census
1881/Ann Smeed/Nursemaid/17/Mile End, Middlesex/Census
1881/Helen Ryan/General Servant/20/New Cross, Surrey/Census

1882/Alfred Renton/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Alfred Renton/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/David Bamburge/../../../Post Office Directory

From the Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales), Monday, December 26, 1898; Issue 9232 : ***

POLICEMAN'S TIME.
George BoIam, Of the Queen's Head, Great Bath-street, Clerkenwell, was summoned at Clerkenwell: for keeping open his premises during prohibited hours on November 29.
"Inspector Bastable said he saw a customer served in the defendant's house at 12.37 a.m. He pointed to a timepiece in the house which indicated 12.45. The defendant replied, "They are all Wrong...I will go to Holborn Town Hall and put them right."
Cross-examined by Mr. Ricketts, who appeared for the defendant, the inspector said he took the time from the watch of a police-sergeant who accompanied him.
Why did you refuse to go with defendant to see the time?—Because I knew it.
Mr. –Ricketts: That's a woman's reason. (Laughter.)
Police-sergeant Austin gave corroborative evidence.
Mr. Ricketts: Is your watch always right?— Yes.
Do you ever forget to wind it up?—No.
Mr. Ricketts: You are a most extraordinary man. (Laughter.)
Did you compare your time with the Holborn Town Hall clock? — Yes, and it agreed.
But isn't that clock often a quarter of an hour out? — I can't tell. (laughter.)
Mr. Horace Smith: Do the Commissioners of Police recognise the Holborn Town Hall clock as an authority? (Laughter.)
Mr. Ricketts said his client was in the habit. Keeping his clocks seven minutes fast, This was the case of a young man charmed with the barmaid lingering on. (Laughter.) He denied that the liquor was served after half-past twelve. It was merely a Question of whose watch was correct, the publican's or that of the police officer.
Mr Horace Smith gave the defendant the benefit of the doubt, and dismissed the summons." ***

1899/George Bolam/../../../Post Office Directory

1910/Luigi Terroni/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Arthur Robert Evans/Licensed Victualler/47/Pimlico/Census *
1911/Rose E. Evans/Wife/46/Dover, Kent/Census
1911/Ella A. Evans/Daughter/20/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1911/Emily F. Evans/Daughter/14/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1911/Maysie B. Evans/Daughter/6/Forest Gate, Essex/Census


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