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Old Bell, 23 Wellington street, Covent Garden WC2

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Existed from at least 1811. At 6 Wellington Street north in 1856 and earlier.

A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Covent Garden - St Pauls, London.

Old Bell, 23 Wellington Street, St Paul - in 1915 after bomb damage

Old Bell, 23 Wellington Street, St Paul - in 1915 after bomb damage

Kindly provided by John Carnaby

Old Bell, 23 Wellington Street, St Paul, Covent Garden

Old Bell, 23 Wellington Street, St Paul, Covent Garden

Kindly provided by John Carnaby

Be at One, 23 Wellington Street, St Paul, Covent Garden - in 2014

Be at One, 23 Wellington Street, St Paul, Covent Garden - in 2014

Kindly provided by John Carnaby

You may also wish to take a look at the St Clements Danes parish.

Residents at this address.

1811/John Barratt, Bell, Exeter street, Strand/../../Holdens Directory

1830/Mr Sprules, Bell, Exeter street, Strand/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1832/Thomas Sprules/Bell, 11 & 12 Exeter street/../../Robsons Directory

1833-34/Thomas Sprules/../../../Pigots Directory

1839/John Lomas/../../../Pigots Directory

1842/Jno Lomas/Old 
Bell, Exeter street/../../Robsons Directory

1841/J Lomas/../../../Post Office Directory

1848/Mrs Sophia Burford/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/Mrs Sophia Burford/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Charles Pollard/Licensed Victualler/34/Lincolnshire/Census
1851/Sophia Pollard/Wife/32/Lincolnshire/Census
1851/Mary Bell/Servant/25/Ipswich, Suffolk/Census
1851/Mary Forsdick/Servant/23/Tunstall, Suffolk/Census
1851/Charles Saloman/Visitor/5/Kent/Census
1851/Susan Dennis/Servant/60/Strood, Kent/Census
1851/Ann Nore/Servant/40/Hull, Yorkshire/Census
1851/George Bury/Servant/22/..Census
1851/John Willey/Servant/15/Honiton, Devon/Census

1856/John Oliver George Hunter/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/John O G Hunter/Victualler/38/Isle of Anglesey/Census
1861/Rebeckah Hunter/Wife/38/Dockhead, Surrey/Census
1861/Catherine Hunter/Sister, Barmaid/17/Bishop Waltham, Hants/Census
1861/A H Lockhart/Boarder, Clerk Unemployed/22/Southwark, Surrey/Census
1861/Samuel thompson/Potman/36/Bracebride, Lincolnshire/Census
1861/Kate mack/Household Servant/34/East ham, Essex/Census
1861/Fanny R Hunter/Niece/9/Newington, Surrey/Census

1869/John Oliver G Hunter/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Rebekah Aug Hunter/Licensed Victualler, Widow/48/Dockhead, Surrey/Census
1871/Thomas Hunter/Son, Reporter/20/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1871/Eleanor Jane Hunter/Daughter/24/Goswell Road, Middlesex//Census
1871/Amy August Florence Hunter/Daughter/7 months/Great Ormond Street, Middlesex//Census
1871/Henry John Rickie/Billiard Marker/14/Goswell Road, Middlesex//Census
1871/Agnes M??/Domestic Servant/19/Tottenham Court Road, Middlesex/Census
1871/George Thomas Hunt/Potman/36/Drury Lane, Middlesex/Census
1871/George Gregory/Lodger, Carpenter/45/Stalbridge, Dorsetshire/Census

1881/Thomas T Eaton/Licensed Victualler/43/Bradford, York/Census
1881/Sarah S Eaton/Wife/42/Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk/Census
1881/Elizabeth Eaton/Daughter/18/Belfast, Ireland/Census
1881/Sydney Byatt/Stepson/17/London/Census
1881/Mary Ann Byatt/Step Daughter, Barmaid/18/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Annie Godfrey/Barmaid/21/Northampton/Census
1881/Alice Easton/Servant/17/Melrose, Scotland/Census

1882/Thomas T Eaton/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/John Barrett/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/John Richard Rhodes/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/John Richard Rhodes/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Benjamin Levy/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/William Warren/Licensed Victualler/30/Great Wakering, Essex/Census
1901/Rose Warren/Wife/26/Hendon, London/Census
1901/Minnie Warren/Daughter/5/Battersea, London/Census
1901/Sidney Anderson/Barman/20/Dulwich/Census
1901/Edwin James/Barman/17/Islington, London/Census
1901/Harriet Wiggins/Barmaid/21/Hampton, Surrey/Census
1901/Alice Coles/Cook/20/Westminster, London/Census
1901/Edith Luke/Housemaid/18/Knightsbridge, London/Census

1910/Isaac Levy/../../../Post Office Directory

In the 1911 census, John Nicholas Petry was at the Swan, Leadenhall Market before going to the Old Bell. After 1911, John Nicholas Petry and his family moved to the Old Bell, 23 Wellington Street. In October 1915, WW1 bombs were dropped in the roads around the public house and 8 people died in the Old Bell. Also many others died in the surrounding area and many seriously injured. John Nicholas Petry and his family continued to live at 23 Wellington Street after the bombing. ***

In 1917, John joined the Army Service Corps and at times suffered with shell shock while serving with the armed forces in France. He returned to the Old Bell in 1918 and remained there with his wife until his death in 1932. John Nicolas Petry died in the Homeopathic Hospital, London. The coroneršs conclusion was that he poisoned himself and his death was suicide while of unsound mind. The bombing at the Old Bell, 17 years earlier, along, with his war service in France was thought to be the cause of him taking his own life. ***

1932-37 His wife, Minnie Louise Petry continued at The Old Bell, 23 Wellington Street. ***

1934/Levy & Franks Ltd/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/Levy & Franks Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Levy & Franks Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

1971/../Old Bell, 23 Wellington Street WC2/../../Pub Directory

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