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Swan, Brompton road, Kensington

Kensington pub index

The Old Swan Tavern, Swan lane, Brompton in the 1861 census; and the Swan Tavern, Old Brompton in 1869

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

Residents at this address

1792/Andrew Lambley, victualler, Swan, Brompton/../../Sun Fire Office insurance - Access to Archives

The proprietor of the Swan Tavern, Old Brompton, Kensington, in the censuses of 1841 and 1851 was Richard Peck. The tavern isn’t named in 1851, but the adjacent addresses (e.g. Lee Cottage) correlate to the census of 1841. *
I’m briefly pursuing this family’s history on behalf of the Friends of Brompton Cemetery as the six-month-old Robert Peck was the second person to be buried in the new cemetery, which opened for business in June 1840. Ellen Peck, poignantly aged ‘4 years, 2 months’ was buried in the same grave in 1848. Robert’s address is given as ‘Old Brompton’, Ellen’s as ‘The Swan Tavern, Old Brompton’. *
Richard and Mary Peck appear to have had several children, but clearly valued those they lost as they chose the radically new option of cemetery burial in a private family grave for them; Richard Peck was buried in the same grave in 1869, after some years’ retirement at ’Sunnyside’, Mitcham Road, Tooting.  *
Richard Peck seems to have gone on to describe himself as a ‘retired wine merchant’ in the census of 1861, and a ‘gentleman’ in his will (a familiar trajectory for publicans who did well); if, as it appears, this is all the same man, he left an impressive £6000, so he did well one way or another. *

1825/Mr & Mrs Peck/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1826/Matt Peck, Swan, Old Brompton/../../Middlesex Directory

1827/Richard Peck marries Mary Harland by Banns at St Martins in April, 1827/../../../Marriages & Banns

1841/Richard Peck/Inn Keeper/42/Middlesex/Census *
1841/Mary Peck/../38/Middlesex/Census
1841/Mary Peck/../8/Middlesex/Census
1841/Sarah Peck/../7/Middlesex/Census
1841/Jane Peck/../3/Middlesex/Census
1841/Eliza Charles/Female Servant/38/../Census
1841/Sarah Fowler/Female Servant/75/Middlesex/Census
1841/Ellen Devaux/Female Servant/25/Ireland/Census
1841/Martha Moody/Female Servant/15/Middlesex/Census
1841/Thomas Gore/Male Servant/45/../Census
1841/Robert Clay/Male Servant/25/../Census
1841/Mary Clay/../20/../Census

1845/Richard Peck, Swan, Old Brompton/../../Post Office Directory

1848/Richard Peck/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/Richard Peck/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Richard Peck/Licensed Victualler/52/London/Census *
1851/Richard Peck/Son/23/Brompton, Middlesex/Census
1851/Mary Peck/Daughter/18/Brompton, Middlesex/Census
1851/Harland Peck/Son/14/Brompton, Middlesex/Census
1851/George Peck/Son/9/Brompton, Middlesex/Census
1851/Robert Peck/Son/7/Brompton, Middlesex/Census
1851/Clara Peck/Daughter/4/Brompton, Middlesex/Census
1851/Rachael Kempson/House Servant/27/Maulden, Bedfordshire/Census
1851/Mary Delay/House Servant/35/London/Census
1851/Elizabeth Crawley/House Servant/21/London/Census
1851/William Green/House Servant/27/London/Census

1856/Richard Peck/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/Robert Edwards/Licensed Victualler/34/Houghton, Dorset/Census
1861/Charlotte Edwards/Wife/38/Teynsham, Kent/Census
1861/George R Edwards/Son/3/Queenhithe, Middlesex/Census
1861/Rebecca Ridout/Cousin, Visitor/21/Milton Abbas, Dorset/Census
1861/Edward Greenland/Potman/23/London, Middlesex/Census
1861/Richard Grant/Waiter/39/Scotland/Census
1861/Catherine Spencely/Cook/38/Gibraltar/Census
1861/Charles E Wright/Nephew/9/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1861/William Greenin/Lodger/50/Hendon, Middlesex/Census

1869/Robert Edwards/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Robert Edwards/Publican/45/Houghton, Dorset/Census
1871/Charlotte Edwards/Wife/48/Teynsham, Kent/Census
1871/Sarah Chandler/Housemaid/22/Dartford, Kent/Census
1871/Lucy Durrant/Cook/17/Mappowder, Dorset/Census
1871/Leonard Edwards/Father, Widow/78/Houghton, Dorset/Census
1871/Henry Goddard/Potman/17/Knightsbridge/Census
1871/George Goddard/Potman/15/Knightsbridge/Census
1871/Thomas Howall/Visitor/29/Leicester Square, London/Census

* Provided By Ms Signe Hoffos - The Friends of Brompton Cemetery

And Last updated on: Sunday, 22-Nov-2020 11:19:49 GMT