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Crown & Anchor, 28 Farringdon Street, St Bartholomew

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This area of London starts to get confusing prior to about 1840, or maybe about 1835. In this year there is a White Hart listed at 28 Farringdon street, and a Crown & Anchor listed next door, this is according to the Robsons 1835 street directory. I am now listing the White Hart, they are not the same public house. this is incidental at present.

About 1828, Farringdon street is listed as Fleet market; unfortunately the yearly street directories don't appear to list all traders at the addresses; and often for these early years, the public houses are not deemed important enough to be specified. I am now starting to list an 1829 list of licensed victuallers, so this is not entirely true. If you try the early Holden directory, which do list these, there are only a couple of these directories available (online). This is where it gets interesting, as in 1811 there is a William Bedford at the Anchor & Crown, Turnagain lane, Fleet market; and in 1805 there is again a William Bedford, at the Crown and Anchor, 4 Turnagain lane, Fleet market - I would presume these are the same pub.

Now, what if this address of Turnagain lane which adjoins Fleet Market at about 28 Farringdon street (as it is now known), are the same public house. I think they are.

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.

The following entries are in this format:

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

1805/William Bedford, Crown & Anchor, 4 Turnagain lane, Fleet market/../../Holdens Directory

1811/William Bedford, Anchor & Crown, Turnagain lane, Fleet market/../../Holdens Directory

1829/T Jones/Crown & Anchor, 29 Fleet market/../../Robsons Directory

1831/../Crown & Anchor, 29 Farringdon Street/../../Robsons Directory

1833-34/John Gillingham/Crown & Anchor, 28 Farringdon Street/../../Pigotís Directory

1835/John Gillingham/Crown & Anchor, near 28 Farringdon Street/../../Robsons Directory

1837/John Gillingham/Crown & Anchor, near 26 Farringdon Street/../../Robsons Directory

1839/John Gillingham/Crown & Anchor, near 26 Farringdon Street/../../Robsons Directory

1839/William Challands/../../../Pigotís Directory **

1841/Jonathan Hawkins/../../../Post Office Directory **

1842/John Hawkins / Public House Keeper/../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1842/John Hawkins/../../../Robsons Directory 

1848/William Simmons/../../../Post Office Directory 

1850/Mr Simmonds/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1850/William Shannon / Pot Man/../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1851/William Simmons/../../../Kellys Directory 

1851/William Simmons/Victualler/33/Hammersmith, Middlesex/Census 
1851/Hannah Simmons/Wife/38/Lincolnshire/Census
1851/Thomas Berry/Visitor, Farmer/25/Croydon, Surrey/Census
1851/Elizabeth Condon/Servant/21/Cork, Ireland/Census
1851/William Saffery/Servant/24/Norwich, Norfolk/Census
1851/Ann Simmons/Servant, Widow/35/Stockwell, Surrey/Census

January 1854/Thomas Phillips/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era 

January 1854/Francis George Colf/Incoming Licensee/../../Era 

1856/Francis George Colf/../../../Post Office Directory 

1862/F G Colf/../../../Post Office Directory 

1864/Thomas Day / Public House Keeper/../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1869/George Peacock/../../../Post Office Directory 

1874/George Peacock/../../../Post Office Directory 

1881/Henry Gilham/Manager Of Tavern/30/Burlescombe ?, Devon/Census 
1881/Elizabeth Connor/Barmaid/24/Coronmore ? Island, Ireland/Census
1881/William Bond/Barman/18/Templeton, Devon/Census
1881/Fanny Smart/Housekeeper/38/Bridgewater, Somerset/Census

1882/Alfred Warren/../../../Post Office Directory 

1884/S A Melhuish/../../../Post Office Directory 

1891/Harry Bennett/../../../Post Office Directory 

1895/George Draper Leale/../../../Post Office Directory 

1898/Charles Padley / Public House Keeper/../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1899/Charles Padley/../../../Post Office Directory 

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