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White Lion, 25 Islington High Street, Clerkenwell, London N1

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Listed at 12 Islington High Street in 1869 and earlier, the 1843 Directory lists it as 12 High Street, Pentonville; This pub was re-built in its present form in 1898. It is long-closed as a pub and now in use as a bank. **

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White Lion, 25 Islington High Street, N1

White Lion, 25 Islington High Street, N1

White Lion, 23-25 Islington High Street, N1 - in May 2007

White Lion, 23-25 Islington High Street, N1 - in May 2007

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Residents at this address.

In 1613, the Calendar to the Sessions records "Mr Waterwork's servants, dwelling at the White Lion in Islington"; and in 1619/20, John Howkett "out of Mr Waterworte's house" was buried in the body of the church at St James, Clerkenwell. Exactly two years later, the same register records the burial of "Mr Francis Howcott, out of Mr Waterworte's house, in ye church". Reference ***

In 1625, the will of John Waterworth refers to his house being at Clerkenwell St James, as his wife Elizabeth is buried at the church there. He leaves considerable sums of money to the churchwardens and others. At this time, he refers to his Inn, the Axe, in St Mary Aldermanbury. ***

In 1677, the will of Christopher Busbee refers to his inn, the Whyte Lion, Islington.

The White Lion public-house, at the south-east corner of the street of that name, was, originally, an inn much frequented by persons connected with the trade of Smithfield, and comprised the two dwelling-houses adjoining, and also extended northwards in the opposite direction, until an opening was made between White Lion-street and High-street. The sign, which is a lion rampant, painted white, is in its original position, and bears the date 1714, which was the time when the house was built. The Gentleman's Magazine for August 1823 gives an engraving of several ancient houses between White Lion-street and the Liverpool-road, including the Three Hats public-house: the representation of which is more especially curious, as the house has been recently re-built.   - St Mary Islington History 1842

1827/Christopher Gapp, White Lion, 10 1/2 High street, Islington/../../Pigot's Directory

1839/Gapp & Son/../../../Pigot's Directory *

1841/Charles James Gapp/../../../Post Office Directory *

1843/Charles James Gapp/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Charles James Gapp/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Charles James Gapp/Licensed Victualler/43/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/Ann Gapp/Wife/39/Hawley, Surrey/Census
1851/Anne Gapp/Daughter/17/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1851/Charlotte Gapp/Daughter/15/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1851/Maria Gapp/Daughter/11/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1851/Leo Gapp/Son/6/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1851/Emma Gapp/Daughter/4/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1851/Lucresia Gapp/Daughter/3/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1851/Frederick Gapp/Son/4 months/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1851/Ann Russell/Visitor, Widow/69/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1851/Eliza Russell/Visitor/17/Hawley, Surrey/Census
1851/Maria Hempleby/Visitor/4/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1851/Sophia Wing/Servant/22/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/Anne Vincent/Servant/25/Hungerford, Berkshire/Census

1856/Charles James Gapp/../../../Post Office Directory *

March 1866/Charles James Gapp/License renewal/../Clerkenwell News

1869/Mrs Ann Gapp/../../../Post Office Directory

1881/John Reed/Licenced Victualler/60/Polstead, Suffolk/Census
1881/Eliza Reed/Wife/58/Hockley, Essex/Census
1881/Fanny Reed/Daughter/27/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Arthur W Reed/Son/20/Clapham, Surrey/Census
1881/Blanch Reed/Daughter/18/Maida Vale Paddington/Census
1881/Mary A Downes/Cook/21/Thomson, Norfolk/Census
1881/Alice Booth/Domestic Servant/20/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1881/Edward Rice/Barman/25/Richmond, Middlesex/Census
1881/Walter Heggins/Barman/24/Leeds, York/Census
1881/Charles Tuzy/Barman/20/Chelsea, Middlesex/Census
1881/Frank Gray/Barman/20/Salisbury, Wiltshire/Census
1881/Elizabeth Morris/Visitor, Widow/54/Hockley, Essex/Census

1882/John Reed/../../../Post Office Directory

1888/John Reed/../../../Post Office Directory **

1895/Williams Brothers/../../../Post Office Directory *

1899/George Evans/../../../Post Office Directory *

1910/Moore & Baynes/../../../Post Office Directory

1915/Thomas Hunt/../../../Post Office Directory *

1934/Patrick & McGregor Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

1938/Copes Taverns/../../../Post Office Directory *


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