Several members of my family were Licensed victuallers :
James Dobbin and his wife Ann;
James Dobbin and family are licensees at the
Chatsworth Arms, 27 Chatsworth
road, Stratford in 1881; and by 1889 at the
Marylebone alongside their son in law, Percy Twitchin, and family.
their son Walter Dobbin and his wife Louisa;
On July 23rd, 1894, at St Mary Lambeth, Walter James Dobbin, a clerk aged 23
marries Caroline Louisa Daniels, aged 20. His father is James Dobbin, publican,
and both list their address as at 11 Dorset road. Signed in the presence of
Thomas Daniels, father and Percy Twitchin.
In October 1895 (born 10th September), their son, Walter Sidney Dobbins is
baptised at St Mary the Virgin, Tottenham. Their address is listed as the
High road, Tottenham.
By 1898, Walter Dobbin is listed in the electoral register at 246 Woolwich
road, which is the Roupell
Arms, Charlton. The Kings Arms Woolwich was being run by Walter Dobbin on
the 1901 census. In 1904 and 1906, the electoral register places him at the
Nelsons Arms, High
street, in Merton; then later in 1911 census he is managing the
British Queen in
Their son-in-law Percy H Twitchin;
Percy Herbert Twitchin was a bar lad at his uncles pub; the
Hand, Streatham Hill in the 1881 census (his uncle was Henry W Martin).
On the 2nd November 1888 in Lambeth, Percy Herbert Benoni Twitchin married
Annie Edith Dobbin.
worked with his father in law, James Dobbin, at the
Olive Branch, 120
Earl street, Lisson grove in Marylebone around 1891. In 1893, the baptism of his
daughter, Olive Edith Twitchin and son Harold Twitchin, at St Mary, Bryanstone
square notes him as a Licensed victualler with address of 62 Wigmore street;
which would be the Cock & Lion. Then on the 1901 census he runs the
Tiger at 18 Camberwell Green.
In 1906, the electoral register places him at the
Whittaker Avenue, Hill street, Richmond; and in 1907 at the Imperial, Lower
his brother Harry Dobbin senior and Harry junior;
Harry Dobbin is the proprietor of the
White Swan, 79 Norwood hill, in
at least 1901 and 1911. There is also an Harry Dobbin at the
White Hart, Holborn at this
and finally another brother-in-law James Bartlett was a wine vault keeper in
* All detail provided By Nicky Longman