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Blakeneys Head, 35 Bartholomew Close, St Bartholomew EC1

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A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Saint Bartholomew,  Central London. The Saint Bartholomew,; London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

Blakeneys Head, 35 Bartholomew Close, St Bartholomew - circa 1850s with licensee George Prockter

Blakeneys Head, 35 Bartholomew Close, St Bartholomew - circa 1850s with licensee George Prockter

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Blakeneys Head, 35 Bartholomew Close, St Bartholomew - circa 1860s with licensee Cluley

Blakeneys Head, 35 Bartholomew Close, St Bartholomew - circa 1860s with licensee Cluley

Kindly provided by John Carnaby

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1794/William Thompson/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *+

1811/John Jones, Blakeney Head, Bartholomew close/../../Holdens Directory

1826/William Banks/victualler, Blakeneys Head/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *+

1828/Thomas Rutland/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *+

1832/John Fletcher/../../../Robsons Directory

1833-34/John Fletcher/../../../Pigots Directory

1839/William James Witherington/../../../Pigots Directory

1841/W J Witherington/../../../Post Office Directory

1842/W J Witherington/../../../Robsons Directory

James Burren senior (1805 - 1868), was my 3 × great grandfather; previously he was at the Five Bells, Rochester ***

1843/James Burren/../../../Kellys Directory ***

James Burren was described as licensed victualler present at the death of his son George at 34 Bartholomew Close on 21 June 1844 – source death certificate ***

James Burren was described as publican present at the death of his daughter Rhoda at 34 Bartholomew Close on 30 November 1844 – source death certificate ***

1846/James Burren/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1848/James Burren/../../../Post Office Directory ***

I have a note that James Burren continued to be listed as licensee at the Blakeney’s Head in Kelly’s Directories through to 1855 but carelessly neglected to record proper source details of these entries – double annoying because the 1851 census shows that James Burren was a coachman living with his wife in Marylebone (although he is also noted as the outgoing licensee in February 1850).  ***

James senior’s two surviving sons, William John and James junior moved further eastward to Limehouse and Poplar by the 1870s. William John was a beer retailer at the Northey Arms, 1 Northey Street, Limehouse, in the 1871 census – presumably just a small house at the end of a terrace as depicted on Edward Stanford’s 1862 map. William John died in 1879, but his younger brother James is at the Northey Arms in 1877. It also seems that his son Arthur stayed in a similar line of business, being recorded as a wine barman in West Ham in 1891 census, a wine cellarman in West Ham in 1901 census, and a warehouse man (wine) at Forest Gate in 1910 when he married.

James Junior was at the Parliament House, Forest Gate from at least 1879 according to the Petty Sessions victuallers records - these can be viewed at the relevant Record Office (in this case at Chelmsford), and are hand written records of licensing dates and any minor misdemeanours.

There are two nephews of James Burren whom are also in the licensed trade, including Thomas Burren, at the Providence, Canterbury and then the Victoria, Canterbury and also George Burren, at the North Foreland, Rochester

February 1850/James Burren/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

February 1850/George Brundell/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1851/Samuel Brown/Licensed Victualler/33/London, Middlesex/Census ***
1851/Augusta W A Brown/Wife/24/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/Samuel Brown/Son/2/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/Clarqa Morgan/House Servant/21/Poplar, Middlesex/Census

October1853/Mosey Simpson/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

October 1853/George Prockter/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

Prior to being licensee here, George Prockter was at the Old Kings Head, Blackfriars Road.

1854/M Simpson/../../../Post Office Directory

1856/G Prockter/../../../Post Office Directory

April 1856/Alfred Jackson/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

April 1856/William Webb/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

October 1857/J Stacey/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

October 1857/J Peters/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

July 1859/J Peters/Outgoing Licensee/../../London City Press

July 1859/A Cluly/Incoming Licensee/../../London City Press

My Great Grandfather Abraham Cluley was publican here from 1859 when his son William Cluley was born here. His two daughters Louisa (my grandmother ) and Annie were also born here. His first wife Sarah died here and he married Mary Crutchley and they lived at the Inn until his death in 1874. Mary took over the running of the inn until she remarried Henry Eglington and relinquished the license. *

1861/Abraham Cluly/Victualler/33/Warwickshire/Census *
1861/Sarah Cluly/Wife/26/Shropshire/Census
1861/Eliza Morris/Servant/21/Shropshire/Census
1861/Wm Cluly/Son/1 month/City London/Census

1869/Abraham Cluley/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Abraham Cluley/Publican/43/Whitechapel/Census
1871/Mary Cluley/Wife/38/Stafford/Census
1871/William Cluley/Son/11/Bartholomew Great/Census
1871/Louisa Cluley/Daughter/9/Bartholomew Great/Census
1871/Ann Cluley/Daughter/7/Bartholomew Great/Census
1871/Lucy Crutchley/Sister in Law/26/Staffordshire/Census

1876/Mrs Mary Cluley/../../../P.O. Directory **

1881/Mary Cluley/Licensed Victualler, Widow/48/Laney Green, Staffordshire/Census
1881/Louisa Cluley/Step Daughter, Barmaid/19/Bartholomew Great/Census
1881/Ann Cluley/Step Daughter, Barmaid/17/Bartholomew Great/Census

1882/Mrs Mary Cluley/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/George H Day/../../../Post Office Directory

1886/Henry C Allen/../../../Business Directory of London **


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*** Provided By Chris Haines

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