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Freemasons Arms, 81 Long Acre WC2E 9NG

telephone: 020 78363115. Still open for business in 2019 at 81 & 82 Long acre. Originally a Charringtons pub, Sam Smith in 1885, Green King in 1988 and Shepherd & Neame in 2003.

Allegedly, it was originally the Bulls Head and licensed in 1704 until 1778.

St Martins pub history index

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in St Martins in Fields, London.

Freemasons Arms, Long Acre - in January 2007

Freemasons Arms, Long Acre - in January 2007

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Residents at this address.

1793/Martha Davis, Victualler, 81 Long acre /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at London Metropolitan Archives

1807/Thomas Vennell / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at London Metropolitan Archives **

1820-22 - John Dewhurst of No. 81 Long Acre (The Freemasons’ Arms), Victualler.

Sun Fire Office registration, 17th July 1820 & 1st of August 1821; will of John Dewhurst 1822; premises sold as part of his estate on 9th April 1823 (The Times). *

1823/John Watkinson / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at London Metropolitan Archives **

1824/John Atkinson / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at London Metropolitan Archives **

1829/Phillibrown & Son/../../../Robson’s Directory

1831/Mary Phillibrown / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at London Metropolitan Archives **

1832/M Phillibrown/../../../Robson’s Directory

1833-34/Mary Phillibrown, Freemasons Arms, 81 Long acre/../../Pigots Directory

1839/Rd Pinnell/../../../Pigots Directory

1841/Rd Pinnell/../../../Post Office Directory

1842/R Pinnell/../../../Robson’s Directory **

1851/Mary Pinnell/Licensed Victualler, Widow/44/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/Richard Pinnell/Son, Licensed Victualler/21/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/Mary Pinnell/Daughter, Licensed Victualler/20/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/William Pinnell/Son, Linen Agent/18/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/Walter Pinnell/Son, Outfitter/17/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/Katherine Pinnell/Daughter/15/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/Ernestine Pinnell/Daughter/9/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/Harriette Bullock/Governess/30/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/William Maris/Waiter/20/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/Margaret Murphy/General Servant/22/Dublin, Ireland/Census

1856/Mrs Mary Pinnell/../../../Post Office Directory

October 1857/Daniel Chalker/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

October 1857/Henry Bryan???/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1861/Henry Colleredge/Licensed Victualler/41/Suffolk/Census
1861/Louisa Colleredge/Wife/37/Suffolk/Census
1861/Ann Colleredge/Daughter/3/Kent/Census
1861/Herbert Colleredge/Son/2/Kent/Census
1861/Henry Colleredge/Son/2 months/London/Census
1861/Amelia Acton/Servant/20/London/Census
1861/Ann Carter/Servant/18/Surrey/Census

1865/William John Matthews / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1869/Mrs Elizabeth Durham/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Elizabeth A Durham/Licensed Victualler, Widow/32/Armagh, Ireland/Census
1871/Sarah Jane Neat/Visitor, Widow/63/Middlesex/Census
1871/Amelia Durham/Visitor, Barmaid/34/Devonport, Devon/Census
1871/Richard Norton/Visitor, Railway Clerk/31/Enfield, Middlesex/Census
1871/James Turall/Servant/26/Godalming, surrey/Census
1871/Elizabeth Cole/Servant/22/London/Census

1874/W Guy/../../../LV Directory

1881/George Arnold/Licensed Victualler/35/Tipton, Stafford/Census
1881/Priscilla Arnold/Wife/30/Cinderford, Gloucester/Census
1881/Herbert Clifford/Nephew/13/Ross, Hereford/Census
1881/Emily Gibbins/Sister In Law, Servant/28/Cinderford, Gloucester/Census
1881/Samuel Francis/Lodger, General Porter/38/Northampton/Census
1881/Richd Stears/Lodger, Tailor/52/York/Census

1882/Henry Parsons/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Robert Woodrow/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/James Joseph Hart/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Benjamin Picking/Licensed Victualler/52/London/Census
1891/Alice Picking/Wife/46/Birmingham/Census
1891/Alice M Picking/Daughter, Milliner/../South Hornsey, London/Census
1891/Herbert Frost/Grandson/2/Paddington, London/Census

1893/Mr Gray/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1899/Henry Harris/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Edward Parr/Licensed Victualler/34/Bow, London/Census
1901/Daisy J E Parr/Wife/24/Clapham, London/Census
1901/Sidney J Parr/Son/1/Manor Park, Essex/Census
1901/Albert E Parr/Son/3 months/St Martins, London/Census
1901/Perry Walters/Barman/21/Brompton, London/Census
1901/Thomas Marr/Potman/30/Poplar, London/Census
1901/Charles A Southcombe/Billiard marker/28/Green Street Green, Kent/Census
1901/Louisa Walters/Barmaid/25/Westminster, London/Census
1901/Edith A Watling/Barmaid/21/East Dereham, Norfolk/Census
1901/Rachel Kelleway/Cook/30/Bungay, suffolk/Census
1901/Nellie Leslie/Housemaid/19/High Barnet, Middlesex/Census
1901/Alice M M Lee/Nurse/18/Bloomsbury, London/Census

1910/Isaac Levy/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Edward Parr/Licensed Victualler/42/Bow/Census
1911/Daisy John Parr/Wife, Assistant/34/Clapham/Census
1911/Sydney John Parr/Son/11/Manor Park/Census
1911/Albert Edward Parr/Son/10/Long Acre/Census
1911/Winifred Parr/Daughter/8/Long Acre/Census
1911/Emily Goldsmith/Cook/30/Leeds, Yorkshire/Census
1911/Elizabeth Cooper/Housemaid/31/Camberwell, London/Census
1911/Nellie Knight/Kitchenmaid/29/Marylebone, London/Census
1911/Margherita Detoma/Mothers Help/29/Clerkenwell, London/Census
1911/Mary Wilson/Barmaid/23/Ongar, Essex/Census
1911/Beatrice King/Barmaid/31/Norwich, Norfolk/Census
1911/William Parker/Barman/28/Middlesex/Census
1911/Herbert Kay/Barman/26/Plumstead/Census
1911/Edward Ederidge/Barman & Cellerman/28/Liverpool/Census
1911/William Caley/Porter/28/Hammersmith/Census
1911/William John Wilson/Porter/28/Waterloo Place/Census

1921/Levy & Franks Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

1938/Modern Inns & Taverns Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

In 1939, the Freemasons Arms, 81 Long Acre are the following: ***
Frank L Housel, Licensed Victuallers manager, born 18 Oct 1880;
Mary Willis Housel, Licensed Victuallers manageress, born 14 Apr 1881;
Alexander Smith, cellerman, born 28 Feb 1908 ;
Edith Hodgkins, Cook, born 21 Jan 1876 ;
Bridget McDonagh (Smith), barmaid, born 30 July 1915 ;
Freda O'Halloran, barmaid, born 25 May 1915 ;
Joseph Hannigan, barman, born 29 June 1920, and
Joseph Rowan, barman, born 7 Jan 1900.

1944/Modern Inns & Taverns Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

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And Last updated on: Friday, 11-Jun-2021 17:45:18 BST