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George & Thirteen Cantons, 37 & 39 Romilly Street, Soho W1

This pub was first licensed as the George in 1686, before being renamed the George & Thirteen Cantons, later becoming known as the Scotch Hoose (1908). It was rebuilt in its present form in 1898 and was renamed the Spice of Life in 1981. * and **

The address is also sometimes given as 6 Moor Street (the intersecting street). Church Street was renamed in 1937, and the modern address is 37 & 39 Romilly Street. ***

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George & Thirteen Cantons, 37-38 Romilly Street, W1 - in July 2007

George & Thirteen Cantons, 37-38 Romilly Street, W1 - in July 2007

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Residents at this address

1805/Jonathan Houlding, wine and brandy merchant, 39 Church street, Soho/../../Holdens Directory

1825/Mr Cooper, George and Thirteen Cantons, Church street, Soho /../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1829/T Hine, George and Thirteen Cantons, 4 Moor street, Soho/../../Robsons Directory

1831/Thomas Hine, George and Thirteen Cantons, Church street, Soho, in addition to 1 guinea, 4 guineas/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1833-34/Thomas Hine, George and Thirteen Cantons, 38 Church street, Soho/../../Pigots Directory

1839/George Miles/../../../Pigots Directory

1841/Edmund Keyes/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1856/Thomas Burt, George and Thirteen Cantons, 38 Church street, Soho/../../Post Office Directory ***

1869/Thomas Burt/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Thomas Burt/Licensed Victualler/53/City London/Census
1871/Eliza Burt/Wife/27/Middlesex/Census
1871/Emily Burt/Daughter/18/Middlesex/Census
1871/Henrietta Burt/Daughter/15/Middlesex/Census
1871/Thomas Burt/Son/11/Middlesex/Census
1871/Allice Burt/Daughter/2/Middlesex/Census
1871/Harry Burt/Son/1/Middlesex/Census
1871/Henrietta Crumps/Barmaid/40/Christchurch, Hampshire/Census
1871/Jane Owen/Barmaid/23/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1871/Ellen Crumps/Needlewoman/30/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1871/Emma Charlton/Nurse/33/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1871/Elizabeth Jeffery/Cook/27/Devon/Census
1871/Elizabeth Catline/Parlour Maid/18/Brixton/Census
1871/Ada Catline/Nurse Girl/16/Brixton/Census
1871/Benjamin Prowers/General Assistant/18/Gravesend, Kent/Census

1881/Thomas Burt/Licensed Victualler/62/St Lukes, Middlesex/Census
1881/Eliza Jane Burt/Wife/37/Hammersmith, Middlesex/Census
1881/Harry John Burt/Son/11/St Annes, Middlesex/Census
1881/Edward Burt/Son/9/St Annes, Middlesex/Census
1881/Sarah Burt/Son/25/St Annes, Middlesex/Census
1881/Alice Burt/Daughter/12/St Annes, Middlesex/Census
1881/Louise Burt/Daughter/5/St Annes, Middlesex/Census
1881/Grace Burt/Daughter/1/St Annes, Middlesex/Census
1881/Henrietta Crump/Barmaid/51/Blackfriars, Middlesex/Census
1881/Rosina Vizarch/Barmaid/18/(City), Middlesex/Census
1881/Eliza Adams/Barmaid/24/Knightsbridge, Middlesex/Census
1881/Charles Lewis/Bar Boy/14/../Census
1881/Emma F Charters/Nursemaid/42/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1881/Amy Vizarch/Nurse Girl/13/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1881/Louisa Hall/Housemaid/19/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census

1882/George Burt/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Thomas Burt/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/T Burt/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/T Burt/../../../Post Office Directory

1906/Moar & Hatcher/../../../Post Office Directory ***

Scotch House, 38 Church street & 6 Moor street, Soho W :

1910/Moar & Hatcher, Scotch House, 38 Church street & 6 Moor street, Soho W/../../Post Office Directory ***

1915/J. Moar, Sons, Hatcher & Co./../../../Post Office Directory ***

1921/J. Moar, Sons, Hatcher & Co./../../../Post Office Directory ***

1934/Jn Ingram Moar, Scotch House, 39 Church street, Soho/../../Post Office Directory

1938/Frank Cooper, Scotch House, 39 Church street, Soho/../../Post Office Directory

Scots House, 38 Romilly street, Soho W1:

1940/Frank D. Cooper/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1944/Frank D. Cooper/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1971/Scots Hoose, 38 Romilly street, Soho W1/../../Pub Directory

The name was was changed in 1981 to the Spice of Life, My Parents took over this pub then and it had just been renamed from the Scots Hoose. My parents were Pat and Evelyn Stenson and ran the Spice of Life from 1981 to 1987 when it changed brewerys, and Mr McAvoy took it over.


* Provided By Yvonne Smith

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Ewan

And Last updated on: Tuesday, 16-Jun-2020 11:44:05 BST