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Opera Tavern, 23 Catherine Street, St Paul, Covent Garden WC2B 5JS

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In 1833, this is the Yorkshire Grey at 12 Brydges street. In 1847, 1856 and 1861 and earlier, this is the "Sheridan Knowles"; and again in 1874. The earlier address in 1871 and before is at 12 Brydges Street. This street is later to be renamed as part of  Catherine street.

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Opera Tavern - telephone: 020 73799832

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Residents at this address.

Yorkshire Grey :

1833-34/Nathaniel Bloud/../../../Pigots Directory

Sheridan Knowles :

1839/Philip Thompson/../../../Pigots Directory

1841/R Oakden/../../../Post Office Directory

1842/Charles Hibble/../../../Robsons Directory

1843/Charles Hibble/../../../Post Office Directory

February 1847/Abraham Symmonds/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

February 1847/Mr Hodges/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1848/Edward Hodges/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/Richard Lewis Jones/../../../Kellys Directory

1856/Henry Hart/../../../Post Office Directory

April 1861/Henry Hart/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

April 1861/Henry Thomas Harrison/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

Opera Tavern :

1861/Henry Thos Harrison/Licensed Victualler/37/Bloomsbury, Middlesex/Census
1861/Phoebe Harrison/Wife/37/St Clements, Middlesex/Census
1861/Henry W Harrison/Son/16/Exeter, Devonshire/Census
1861/John Harrison/Son/13/St Martins, Middlesex/Census
1861/Louisa J Harrison/Daughter/10/Bloomsbury, Middlesex/Census
1861/Alice L Harrison/Daughter/8/St Martins, Middlesex/Census
1861/Annie C Harrison/Daughter/7/St Martins, Middlesex/Census
1861/Simpson A Harrison/Son/2/St Martins, Middlesex/Census
1861/Hannah Marsden/Nursemaid/17/Sudbury, Suffolk/Census
1861/Sarah E Bucket/Cook/42/Middleminster, Worcester/Census
1861/Thomas Cook/Waiter/29/Sudbury, Suffolk/Census

1869/Simeon Turner/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Simeon Turner/Licensed Victualler/33/Bradly, Wilts/Census
1871/Elizabeth Turner/Wife/36/Surrey/Census
1871/Louisa Turner/Daughter/4/Finsbury, Middlesex/Census
1871/Alice Turner/Daughter/2/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1871/P G Booth/General Servant/23/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1871/Robert Harris/Barman/17/Southwark, Surrey/Census
1871/Harriet Walters/Barmaid/19/Walworth, Surrey/Census

1874/N M Archer/Sheridan Knowles, 12 Brydges street, Covent garden, WC /../../Licensed Victualler & Hoteliers Directory

1881/William R Field/Licensed Victualler/48/Bath, Somerset/Census
1881/Rebecca Field/Wife/48/Barnet, Hertford/Census
1881/William C Field/Son/24/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1881/Miriam A B Field/Daughter/17/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1881/Stanley T Field/Grandson/3/Peckham, Surrey/Census
1881/John Harrison/Potman/20/Whiteham, Cambridge/Census
1881/Lettie Lewis/Servant Domestic/21/Brecon, Wales/Census

1882/William Ridewood Field/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/W R Field & Son/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Mrs Sarah Liddon/../../../Post Office Directory

My great Grandfather is listed at the Opera Tavern in 1891. We are not sure when he took over and what happened when he died on April 11, 1891. I am attaching the probate noting his profession. *

1891/William Shea/Publican/53/Ireland/Census *
1891/Lucy Shea/Wife/29/England/Census
1891/Agnes C Shea/Daughter/17/Ireland/Census

11 May 1891 - Administration of the Personal Estate of William Shea late of the "Opera" Tavern 23 Catherine Street Covent Garden in the County of London (Middlesex). Licensed Victualler who died 11 April 1891 at the said tavern was granted Principal Registry to Lucy Shea of the said Tavern, Widow the Relict.
11 May 1891 - Administration of the Personal Estate of William Shea late of the "Opera" Tavern 23 Catherine Street Covent Garden in the County of London (Middlesex). Licensed Victualler who died 11 April 1891 at the said tavern was granted Principal Registry to Lucy Shea of the said Tavern, Widow the Relict.

1895/Wm Windsor/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Mrs Mary Smallcorn/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/William Smallcorn/Head, Private House/40/Lambeth/Census
1901/Mary Smallcorn/Wife/40/London/Census
1901/Emily Smallcorn/Daughter/10/Lambeth/Census
1901/Mary Smallcorn/Daughter/3/London/Census
1901/W J Boltwood/Domestic Servant/21/Essex/Census
1901/Polly Probert/Domestic Servant/24/Oxford/Census
1901/Ellie Stains/Domestic Servant/19/Essex/Census
1901/Edith Cramplin/Domestic Servant/15/Essex/Census

1910/Mrs Mary Smallcorn/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/William B Smallcorn/Licensed Victualler Manager/50/Lambeth, London/Census
1911/Mary Smallcorn/Licensed Victualler/50/St George Hanover Square, London/Census
1911/Emily Smallcorn/Daughter/20/Lambeth, London/Census
1911/Cecil Stanley Judge/Barman/20/Cambridge, Cambridgeshire/Census
1911/William J Ridgewell/Barman/24/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1911/Frederick Gore/Barman/26/Deptford, London/Census
1911/Rose Sarah Froud/Cook/38/Richmond, Surrey/Census
1911/Melsina Nicholson/Housemaid/18/Golcar, Yorkshire/Census

1915/Mrs Mary Smallcorn/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Mary Smallcorn/../../../Hughes Directory

1934/Mrs Mary Smallcorn/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/John Flanagan/../../../Post Office Telephone Directory [Tel : TEMpl Br 7321]

1944/John Flanagan/../../../Post Office Directory

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