Pub history

Swan Tavern, 125 Caledonian Road, Islington N1

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The address is Thornhill Bridge, Caledonian Road in 1856 and earlier, prior to street renumbering. It is also given as Upper Southampton Street in 1839 and earlier. * This pub now trades as the Canal Bar & Restaurant (2008).  **

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Swan Tavern, 125 Caledonian Road  - Licensees  in the picture are Basil Brooks and Elizabeth Clara Pape in circa 1911

Swan Tavern, 125 Caledonian Road  - Licensees  in the picture are Basil Brooks and Elizabeth Clara Pape in circa 1911

Kindly provided by Jane Francis

Swan Tavern, 125 Caledonian Road, Islington N1

Swan Tavern, 125 Caledonian Road, Islington N1

Swan Tavern, 125 Caledonian Road, N1 - in January 2008

Swan Tavern, 125 Caledonian Road, N1 - in January 2008

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Residents at this address.

1834/John Curtis/victualler and coal merchant/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1839/John Curtis/../../../Pigot's Directory *

1848/John Curtis/../../../Post Office Directory *

September 1850/John and Wm Curtis/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

September 1850/John Williams/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1851/John Williams/../../../Finsbury Petty Sessions

1856/John Williams/../../../Post Office Directory *

July 1865/John Morley/Outgoing Licensee/../../North London News & Islington Gazette

July 1865/Thomas Bealby/Incoming Licensee/../../North London News & Islington Gazette

March 1866/Thomas Bealby/License renewal/../Clerkenwell News

1869/W L Fraser/../../../Post Office Directory

1880/Thomas Barstow/../../../Post Office Directory **

1881/Thomas Barstow/Licensed Victualler/42/Halifax, York/Census
1881/Ann Barstow/Wife/38/Ireland/Census
1881/Annie Perks/Barmaid/33/Upwell, Norfolk/Census
1881/Elizabeth Ranger/Barmaid/30/St Leonards, Sussex/Census
1881/Eliza Hart/General Servant/31/Strand, Middlesex/Census
1881/Geo Fisher/Potman/32/London, Middlesex/Census

1882/Thomas Barstow/../../../Post Office Directory

1885/Thomas Barstow/../../../Post Office Directory **

1891/Thomas Barstow/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/Francis Christopher Hill/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Arthur Harris/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Arthur Harris/Licensed Victualler/35/St Pancras, London/Census
1901/Lydia Harris/Wife/36/Great Waltham, Essex/Census
1901/Westbrook A Harris/Son/9/Marylebone, London/Census
1901/Jessie L Harris/Daughter/1/Paddington, London/Census
1901/Harry Gentry/Brother in Law, Coopers Warehouseman/28/Great Waltham, Essex/Census
1901/Martha Gentry/Suster/28/Great Waltham, Essex/Census
1901/Amy Wakeling/Sister/20/Great Waltham, Essex/Census
1901/Charles Clark/Barman/19/Great Waltham, Essex/Census
1901/William Root/Barman/16/Great Waltham, Essex/Census

1910/Robert Jas Mitchell/../../../Post Office Directory

Basil and Elizabeth Brooks are my grandfather and grandmother; listed in the 1911 Census  as Basil Brooks and Elizabeth Clara Paper! ( spelling mistake by the recording Clerk) just before they were married along with Basil's sister Bessie Brooks. I believe that his father ( i.e. my great grandfather) bought the pub for them as a wedding present and I believe that the Jessie Harris on your website may later have become a Mrs Fry and was a witness at their wedding. ***

1911/Basil Brooks/Licensee/22/Lambeth/Census ***
1911/Bessie Bax/Sister, Housekeeper/27/Kings Cross/Census
1911/Frank Bax/Brother in Law, Hotel manager/25/Broadstone, Kent/Census
1911/Bessie Vax/Niece/1/Kings Cross/Census
1911/Ethel Brooks/Sister, Barmaid/18/Lambeth/Census
1911/Elizabeth Pape/Boarder, Cigarette Maker/18/Reading, Berkshire/Census
1911/William Cullen/Barman/18/Acton, Middlesex/Census

1912/Basil Brooks/125 Caledonian Road/../../Electoral Roll ***

1913/Basil Brooks/125 Caledonian Road/../../Electoral Roll ***

1915/George Stafford/../../../Post Office Directory *

1921/Albert E Austin/../../../Post Office Directory

1934/Edward Joseph Collinson/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/Wm B J Platt/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Harold Jn Savage/../../../Post Office Directory

* Provided by Ewan

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Jane Francis


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