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Royal Oak, 76 York Street, Marylebone W1

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This pub was established by 1807 and rebuilt in its present form in 1910; in 1869 and earlier, it is listed as at 15 Circus Street, Marylebone road, and then at both addresses in 1884. It is now called the Temperance (2008).  ** Renamed The Royal Oak in July 2014. ***

In 1810, Circus Street, Cumberland Place, New Road, Marylebone, is the first on the Right east from the turnpike, by the Yorkshire Stingo, extending to York Street (John Lockie, 1810). [Adam street is further south, with eastern sections and western sections. These later had the Carpenters Arms and the Manchester Arms.]

I am adding considerable detailed supplied by Peter Bathe, from his peebee blog.  *+

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Royal Oak, 74-76 York Street, London, W1 - in July 2008 

Royal Oak, 74-76 York Street, London, W1 - in July 2008

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Residents at this address.

[In 1791, Richard Bass was insured to keep the Westmoreland Arms, George street, Marylebone. The Land Tax records between 1794 and 1807 show Richard Bass at Adam Street, off Portman Square and Holden’s 1805 Directory refers to him as a victualler at that address. In 1808, an Walter Tomes, is victualler, at 7 Adam street West (the Carpenters Arms). ] *+

7 March 1826, Morning Advertiser reported the death “on 2d instant, [of] Mr Richard Bass, of the Royal Oak, Circus St, Mary-le-bone, aged 63”. He was buried on 12 March at St Marylebone.  *+

Hi will written three years earlier left everything to his wife and son, James, who took over the Royal Oak.  *+

15 December 1826, the Sun : “Mr Bass of the Royal Oak, in Circus-street” and four other publicans in the area had each been fined 40s and costs “for keeping their houses open during divine service in the afternoon of Sunday the 3d of December”.  *+

1829 - 1831/J Bass, Royal Oak, Circus street, Bryanston square/../../../Robsons Directory  *+

1833-34/James Bass, Royal Oak, 15 Circus Street, New Road, Marylebone/../../Pigots Directory

1836-37/Richard Stephen Griffiths, Royal Oak, Circus street, Bryanston square/../../../Robsons Directory *+

Richard Stephen Griffiths was at the Duke of Bridgewater, 29 Macclesfield Street North, City Road, by 1838 *+

1838-40/Lucy Bluck/../../../Pigots Directory *+

Lucy Bluck was at the City of Hereford, 10 Charles Street, Portman Square by 1842  *+

1841/J Tilling/../../../Post Office Directory **

The 1841 census lists James Tilling, aged 40, Licensed Victualler and his wife, Sarah Tilling, also aged 40; along with children, Thomas Tilling 15, Robert Tilling 14, Hannah Tilling 11, Edward Tilling 7, and Hester Tilling 4; and four servants. i.e. Thomas Edwards, aged 25, George Warrick is 15; Mary Wait is 40 and Elizabeth Gardner is aged 45. *+

James Tilling has previously been a dairyman, working from 1834, in Circus street; and he is still listed at the Royal Oak in the 1843 directory, but leaves to run a a farm in Hendon about this time, and possibly due a case of death threats (read the blog). *+

In July 1844, the landlord is Edward Hodges when his wife has triplet boys. By 1846, he is announced bankrupt; although later he is at the Canonbury Tavern in Islington in January 1848. *+

1846/Edward Hodges, Royal Oak, 15 Circus street, New road & 9 Upper York street, Bryanstone square/../../Post Office Directory

William Bathe, like two of his brothers, became a publican. He  was baptised at Purton on 27 January 1820. His first entry into the licensed trade was when he was apprenticed to a vintner, Charles Bleaden, on 8 October 1834, when he was 14 years old. The London Tavern may be a major clue to this. It is possible that William Bathe was as a servant at the Carpenters Arms, in Kingsland Road, Shoreditch in the 1841 census. *+

1848/William Bathe, Royal Oak, 15 Circus street, New road & 9 Upper York street/../../Post Office Directory **

24 September 1848, William Bathe married Catherine Barwick, from Denton, Norfolk, at St Marylebone parish church. William and Catherine were to have eight children, born between 1849 and 1861. William’s elder brother John Bathe was the landlord of the Spanish Patriot, in Lambeth, until his death on 10 September 1851, when William was made executor of his brother’s will and he transferred the licence for the Spanish Patriot to George Godfrey on 12 Nov 1851. *+

1851/William Bathe/../../../Kellys Directory **

1851/William Bathe/Licensed Victualler/31/Purton, Wiltshire *+
1851/C Bathe/wife/24/–/Denton, Norfolk
1851/C A Bathe/daughter/1 /Middlesex
1851/W A Bathe/son/1 month/Middlesex
1851/E Painter/barmaid/23//Surrey
1851/A Prigg/barman/19//Surrey
1851/H Dubber/house servant/18//Wiltshire
1851/M A Allen/nursery maid/17//Wiltshire

1856/William Bathe, Royal Oak, 15 Circus street, New road/../../Post Office Directory *

On 7 January 1861 the licence for the Royal Oak was transferred from William Bathe to James Murrell and the Bathe family moved to 7 Kildare Gardens, Paddington. *+

1869/James Murrell/../../../Post Office Directory **br>
1875/Charles Murrell/../../../Post Office Directory **

1881/Harry Murrell/Licensed Victualler/20/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1881/George F Murrell/Brother/13/Ealing, Middlesex/Census
1881/Harriett Taylor/Housekeeper/49/Hoxne, Suffolk/Census
1881/Thomas Goodchild/Barman/17/Saxmundham, Suffolk/Census
1881/John Pinner/Barman/17/Belstead, Suffolk/Census
1881/Marian Good/Barmaid/20/Clapham, Surrey/Census
1881/Celia Richardson/Domestic Servant/41/Boro, Middlesex/Census

1882/Murrell & Son/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Murrell & Son/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Murrell & Son, Royal Oak, 76 York street, Portman square W1/../../Post Office Directory

1895/Murrell & Son/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Richard Townsend, Royal Oak, 76 York street, Portman square W1/../../Post Office Directory

1906/Arthur Henry Reeve Royal Oak, 76 York street, Portman square W1/../../Post Office Directory

1910/Charles James Stuart Mickle/../../../Post Office Directory

1915/Richard Littlehales/../../../Post Office Directory *

1921/Frank Pearcy jun, Royal Oak, 76 York street, Portman square W1/../../Post Office Directory

1932/William Hy Pardon/../../../Post Office Directory **

1938/Percy Hy Gallagher, Royal Oak, 76 York street W1/../../Post Office Directory

1940/Herbert Blyth, Royal Oak, 76 York street W1/../../Post Office Directory

1944/G Victor Payne, Royal Oak, 76 York street W1/../../Post Office Directory


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