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  • Laurie Arms, 32 Crawford Place, London,W1H 5NN

    Marylebone index

    This pub is now at 32 Crawford Place by at least 1934, previously at 1 Shouldham Stree. It was established in 1835 and rebuilt in 1894. In 2001 it was renamed the Larrik. **

    Historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels.

    Laurie Arms, 32 Crawford Place, NW1 - in September 2007

    Laurie Arms, 32 Crawford Place, NW1 - in September 2007

    Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

    Residents at this address.

    1839/Joshua Gray/../../../Pigots Directory

    My 2x great grandfather Richard Hill was running the Laurie Arms with his wife at 1 Shouldham Street Marylebone on the 1841 English Census. (He had arrived in London early 1839 from Ranskill in Nottinghamshire where had run the Bell Inn between about 1834 and 1838.) ***

    He died at the pub on the 10 Feb 1843. His wife, Sarah, took over the Castle Pub at 26 Castle street now Furnival street in Oct 1843. She married William Robson in December 1844 and they ran that pub together until William’s death in 12th of June 1854 and Sarah remained on paying rent for that address until 1860 when a Mr. Woodcock took over.
    The grub must have been good at the Laurie Arms and the Castle when Sarah was there because in her younger years she had been head-cook for William George Monckton-Arundell, 5th Viscount Galway at his residence Serlby Hall in Nottinghamshire! ***

    1848/Chas Rowe/../../../Post Office Directory

    July 1849/Charles Rowe/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

    July 1849/Henry Gurney/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

    1851/Henry Gurney/../../../Kellys Directory

    1851/Henry Gurney/Licensed Victualler/23/Uxbridge, Middlesex/Census
    1851/Mary Gurney/Wife/22/Goswell Street, Middlesex/Census
    1851/Susan Pulgard/House Servant/23/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
    1851/Thomas Gould/Barman/16/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census

    May 1851/Henry Gurney/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

    May 1851/Wm Murrell/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

    1856/C Murrell/../../../Post Office Directory

    1869/Charles Grinling/../../../Post Office Directory

    1876/Charles Murrell/../../../Post Office Directory

    1877/Charles Murrell/../../../Post Office Directory

    In June 1875 at St Lukes church, St Marylebone, Robert Girling Norman, a Licensed Victualler aged 36 at Shouldham street, marries Clarissa Ellen Small Welham, aged 19, of the same address.

    1880/Robert Girling Norman/../../../Post Office Directory

    1881/Robert G Norman/Licensed Victualler/41/Stradbroke, Suffolk/Census
    1881/Ellen Norman/Wife/25/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
    1881/John Norman/Son/5/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
    1881/Robert Norman/Son/2/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
    1881/Walter Norman/Son/1/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
    1881/Anna Aldans/Barmaid/21/Dickleburgh, Norfolk/Census
    1881/Robert Sticlands/Barman/25/Wimbledon, Surrey/Census
    1881/Horace Lovett/Potman/15/Hayes, Suffolk/Census
    1881/Ann Waley/Domestic Servant/32/(B S), Germany/Census
    1881/Laura Lee/Domestic Servant/15/Paddington, Middlesex/Census

    1882/Robert Girling Norman/../../../Post Office Directory

    (Clarissa) Ellen Norman is a widow by 1891, at the Chester Arms, Albany Street *

    1884/Hy Murrell/../../../Post Office Directory

    1891/George Frederick Murrell/../../../Post Office Directory

    1895/George Frederick Murrell/../../../Post Office Directory

    1899/George Frederick Murrell/../../../Post Office Directory

    1910/Murrell & Son/../../../Post Office Directory

    I believe I have found the manager of the Laurie Arms on the 1911 Census. **+

    William Joseph Alabaster and his wife, Amelia Elizabeth Alabaster (nee Gilbert) are listed as being manager and manageress in the licensed victualler trade of the Laurie Arms on the 1911 Census. Their niece, Florence Brooks, is a barmaid; there is a cook and three barmen. William was also listed as a 'manager' on his marriage certificate and they are at the Kings Head, 176 Warwick Street in the 1901 Census and until about 1910. **+

    1911/William Joseph Alabaster/Licensed Victuallers Manager/45/Leicester/Census **+
    1911/Amelia Elizabeth Alabaster/Wife, Manageress/42/Hoxton, London/Census
    1911/William Ernest Alabaster/Son, Apprentice Motor Engineer/18/Hoxton, London/Census
    1911/Florence Brooks/Niece, Barmaid/17/Finsbury, London/Census
    1911/Caroline Johnstone/Housemaid/20/Paddington, London/Census
    1911/Rose Annie Tampin/Cook/30/Marylebone, London/Census
    1911/George Millington/Barman/26/Westminster, London/Census
    1911/Herbert henry Channing/Barman/19/Richmond, Surrey/Census
    1911/George Clayton/Barman/22/Clerkenwell, London/Census

    According to the British Phone Book, Mr William J Alabaster was at The Rose & Crown in 1927. Unfortunately that was the year he died. **+

    His widow, Amelia Elizabeth Alabaster is listed at The Rose & Crown, 203 Hammersmith Road in the London Electoral Registers for at least 1919 (with her husband, of course), in 1928 (with William Lambert), and in 1930 (with Frederick John & Victoria Ellen Abbott, Ada Pearson and Frances Woolf) and by 1932 (with Ada Pearson and Frances Woolf). **+

    1915/Robert Tuck/../../../Post Office Directory

    1921/Mrs Ada Tuck/../../../Post Office Directory

    1934/Albert Allen/../../../Post Office Directory

    1938/Mrs Edith Allen/../../../Post Office Directory

    1944/Allen Caterers Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory *+

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