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Masons Arms, 38 Maddox street, St George Hanover Square W1

St George Hanover Square pub history index

At 18 Maddox Street until at least 1856 ***

A listing of historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in St George Hanover Square; and includes such areas of London as Knightsbridge, Mayfair and Pimlico.

Mason's Arms, 38 Maddox Street, W1 - in August 2007

Mason's Arms, 38 Maddox Street, W1 - in August 2007

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

The following entries are in this format:

Residents at this address

This pub is said to have been established in 1721, and rebuilt in its current form in 1934 **

1791/Edward Newnham/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1794/John Burrell/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1800/John Alcock/publican/../../Home Office records held at the National Archives *

It has reportedly been around since Tudor times, but the earliest
mention I've found online, so far, is in a record of an Old Bailey trial dated May 17, 1809 wherein two girls were accused of pickpocketing. ***

1825/Mr Hemery, Masons Arms, Maddox street/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1827/John Hembrey/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1828/John Hemery/../../../Old Bailey ***

The earliest reference mentioning a pub keeper was the October, 1828 trial, where Mary Walker was found guilty of stealing 2 pewter pots from pub keeper JOHN HEMERY and was transported for seven years for her offence. ***

1830/John Hemery/../../../Old Bailey ***

In February, 1830, licensed victualler John Hemery, keeper of the
Mason's Arms was again called up as a witness at the Old Bailey trial of
John Snapes stood accused of stealing some money. ***

John Hemery died in 1833, willing the running of the pub to his widow,
CHARLOTTE HEMERY and making additional provisions for his seven young
children, all of whom also resided at the pub. ***

1839/Charlotte Hemery/../../../Pigots Directory ***

1841/Mrs C Hemery/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1841/Charlotte Hemery/Publican/35/Middlesex/Census
1841/Rachael Kempson/Female Servant/15/Middlesex/Census
1841/Catherine Bryan/Female Servant/25/Middlesex/Census
1841/Richard Watts/Male Servant/20/Middlesex/Census
1841/Charles Brown/Male Servant/15/Middlesex/Census
1841/John Brooker/Male Servant/25/Middlesex/Census

1842/Charlotte Hemery/../../../Robson's Directory *

1843/Mrs Charlotte Hemery/../../../Kellys Directory ***

In 1844, Charlotte Hemery remarried (briefly) a chap named Francis
Ward. Charlotte ran the pub until 1861 with, for at least some of those years,
the assistance of her daughter, the young divorcee Susannah Hemery
Testar. However, after Charlotte's demise, in the 1861 Census, it is
her son, THOMAS G HEMERY, who is listed as a licensed victualler, then
residing at the Mason's Arms. ***

1848/Francis Ward/../../../Post Office Directory

May 1849/Francis Ward, deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

May 1849/Charlotte Ward, widow and executrix of Francis Ward/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1851/Mrs Charlotte Ward/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1851/Charlotte Ward/Victualler, Widow/42/Ampthill, Beds/Census
1851/Thomas George Hemery/Son, Clerk unemployed/20/St George Hanover Square, Middlesex/Census
1851/Ellen Phomfray/House Servant, Widow/44/Cork, Ireland/Census
1851/Elizabeth John/Barmaid/26/Ferry Compton, Warwickshire/Census
1851/Susannah Sarah Pickett/Niece, Barmaid/18/Brighton, Sussex/Census
1851/John Richards/Waiter/22/Watford, Herts/Census
1851/Richard Chapman/Potman/21/Brighton, Sussex/Census

1856/Mrs Charlotte Ward/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/Thomas G Hemery/Licensed Victualler/30/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1861/Marion C Truefitt/Niece, Visitor/8/Brighton, Sussex/Census
1861/Mary Ellen Nicolles/Niece, Visitor/6/Peckham, Surrey/Census
1861/Annie Johns/Barmaid/27/London, Middlesex/Census
1861/Ellen Pomfret/Cook, Widow/55/Ireland/Census
1861/Charles Nugent/Waiter/25/North Allerton, Yorks/Census

By the 1871 census, however, both his mother and sister had passed
away. Thomas must have relinquished the family interests in the pub
for, by then, he'd switched his profession to photography - a field in
which he later achieved wide reknown. ***

1869/John Collins/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/John Collins/Publican/45/Leominster, Hereford/Census
1871/Ruth Collins/Wife/43/Horsendane, Kent/Census
1871/James Smith/Potman/28/East Grinstead/Census
1871/not known/Lodger, Coachman/28/not known/Census
1871/Ann Harrison/Servant/43/Bromley, Kent/Census
1871/__ Schaffer/Lodger, tailor/43/Germany/Census

1881/John Collins/Publican/59/Hereford/Census
1881/Ruth Collins/Wife/56/Kent/Census
1881/Nellie Townsend/Barmaid/30/Banbury, Oxford/Census
1881/Annie Evans/Barmaid/23/Wales/Census
1881/Tomas Johnson/Waiter/30/England/Census
1881/Patrick Keenan/Boarder/25/Ireland/Census
1881/Charles Klapp/Boarder/38/Bath, Somerset/Census
1881/Richard Pryce/Boarder/40/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Langford W Pryce/Boarder, Journalist/39/London, Middlesex/Census

1882/Thomas Walker/../../../Post Office Directory *

1883/Thomas Walker/../../../Post Office Directory **

1891/Mrs Charlotte Wray/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/Francis Charles Davies/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Western Collyer/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Western Collyer/Licensed Victualler (Masons Arms)/35/Uxbridge/Census
1901/Ellen Collyer/Wife/30/Exeter/Census
1901/George Collyer/Son/9/Norwood/Census
1901/Emily Chidgeley/Barmaid/27/Somerset/Census
1901/Harry Cutter/Potman/24/Cambridge/Census
1901/Maud Bond/Barmaid/21/Swansea/Census
1901/Rose Snell/Housemaid/19/London/Census

1910/Western Collyer/../../../Post Office Directory

1914/Western Collyer/../../../Post Office Directory

1915/Western Collyer/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Western Collyer/../../../Hughes Directory *

1923/Western Collyer/../../../Post Office Directory **

1934/R V Goodhew Ltd/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/R V Goodhew Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/R V Goodhew Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

* Provided By Ewan

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Coralee Testar

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