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Golden Cross, 3 Duncannon street, St Martins in Fields WC2

The address is at  Cross Lane in the 1854 license transfer; and at 3 King street in the 1851 census and 1856 license transfer, although unnamed. Renamed the Duncannon, 3 Duncannon Street by 1899; The site was redeveloped as Golden Cross House in 1931, but a pub, of much more modest size, was retained - called the Duncannon. In 1991 it was renamed Halfway II Heaven. **

St Martins pub history index

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

Golden Cross, 3 Duncannon Street, WC2 - the original premises

Golden Cross, 3 Duncannon Street, WC2 - the original premises

Golden Cross, 3 Duncannon Street, WC2 - in April 2008

Golden Cross, 3 Duncannon Street, WC2 - in April 2008

Both kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Residents at this address.

1839/Felix Clewett/../../../Pigots Directory

1841/Felix Clewett/../../../Post Office Directory

1842/F Clewett/../../../Robsons Directory

October 1847/William Smeed/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

October 1847/Frances Littlewood/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1848/Felix Clewett/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/William Glasgow/Victualler/35/Holland/Census
1851/Ann Glasgow/Wife/32/Swallowfields, Berkshire/Census
1851/Robert Gordon/Visitor, Histrionic Artist/43/St Anns, Westminster/Census
1851/Robert Kesell/Potman/30/West Hackney, Westminster/Census
1851/William Reardon/Lodger, General Dealer/33/St Giles, Westminster/Census

July 1853/William Glasgow/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

July 1853/John Ham/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

January 1854/John Ham/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

January 1854/John McLusky/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1856/Felix Clewitt/../../../Post Office Directory

April 1856/William Scott/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era

April 1856/Charles Slodden/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era

1861/Benjamin Benjafield/Victualler/37/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1861/Elizabeth Benjafield/Wife/43/Writtle, Essex/Census
1861/Mary A Mathews/Barmaid/31/London/Census
1861/Jane Gibbons/Cook/34/Buckinghamshire/Census
1861/Sarah Giblett/House Servant/22/Somerset/Census
1861/William Buckman/Potman/21/London/Census
1861/Jno Wooster/Bar Boy/15/Exeter, Devon/Census
1861/Robert Blenkinsop/Boarder, Gentleman/36/Motram, Cheshire/Census

1862/Benjamin Benjafield/../../../Post Office Directory

1865/Benjamin Benjafield/../../../LV Association

1869/Felix John Clewitt/../../../Post Office Directory

Golden Cross, 3 Duncannon Street :
1871/Felix J Clewitt/Licensed Victualler/32/Great Bodwin, Wiltshire/Census
1871/Mary Ann Blazey/Barmaid/22/Borough, Surrey/Census
1871/Margaret E Maclennan/Barmaid/24/Scotland/Census
1871/James Smith/Barman/18/Canterbury, Kent/Census
1871/Emma Leat/Cook/30/Honiton, Devon/Census
1871/Maria Hudson/Housemaid/19/Brixton, Norfolk/Census
1871/John Doughty/Potman & waiter/42/Manchester, Lancashire/Census

1874/F J Clewitt/../../../LV Directory

1881/Felix Jno Clewett/Licensed Victualler/42/Gt Bedwyer, Wiltshire/Census
1881/Judith A Clewett/Wife/55/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1881/Mary Stephenson/Barmaid/26/Leeds, York/Census
1881/Annie Juggins/Housemaid/31/Foxcote, Gloucester/Census
1881/Lizzie Bridger/Barmaid/17/Covent Garden, Middlesex/Census
1881/Edwin Judd/Potman/19/Battersea, Surrey/Census
1881/James Howes/Potman/39/Desborough, Buckingham/Census
1881/Emma Leah/Cook/47/Chard, Somerset/Census
1881/Edwin Harding/Barman/22/Castle Eaton, Gloucester/Census

1882/Felix Jno Clewett/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Tabitha A Clewett/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/George Way/../../../Post Office Directory

Duncannon, 3 Duncannon Street :

1899/Henry Serle Rocke/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/William Grore/Licensed Victuallers manager/29/Peckham, Surrey/Census
1901/Ada Grore/Wife/49/City Road, London/Census
1901/Harriet Swainsbury/Barmaid/29/Whitechapel, London/Census
1901/Arthur Pickbering/Barman/18/Kew, London/Census
1901/Thomas Cawthorn/Barman/23/Lewisham, Kent/Census
1901/Tilley Cotter/Barmaid/21/Clerkenwell, London/Census
1901/Minnie Ell/Domestic Servant/22/Totterham, Essex/Census
1901/Patrick Shannon/Barman/17/Cork, Ireland/Census

1910/Harry Serle Rocke/../../../Post Office Directory

Charlotte Elizabeth Louise Thiele married John William Smith, publican on 28th May 1905. They had their first, and only, child Charlotte Alice Miriam Smith born in Hoxton in 1907. The 1911 census has John Smith and family living at “The Duncannon” 3, Duncannon Street St Martin in the Fields as the publican, with Charlotte assisting in the business, the clincher being the annotation “father German” with Nellie Lucy Thiele “sister in law” (misspelt Shiele) living in aged 18 noted as a “nursemaid domestic”, again, father noted as German. Six staff members are listed excluding the Smiths and Nellie. The Telephone Directory has John still there in 1913.  *

The couple appear to have moved to the Norwood Hotel 3, Knights Hill Norwood by the end of the Great War, with John William Smith shewing as the licensee in 1919 and 1921, The Norwood Hotel still exists, now as the “Great Northwood Hotel” (2016) and is listed as an “Imposing mid-19th Century public house in red brick with stucco dressings in a Jacobean style”.
Charlotte senior died of consumption in Switzerland having gone there in the hope of a cure. This is borne out by her letters of administration which has her address as Tarrazona Mansions Boscombe, whilst having died at Territet Montreux Switzerland (on the “Vaud Riviera” overlooking Lake Geneva) on 16-9-1922. Administration was granted to Charlotte’s husband John William Smith publican.
John William Smith, licensed victualler, married Charlotte’s first cousin Edith Mills’ the widow of John Deardon Mills in Islington in 1927. *

1911/John William Smith/Public House Manager/35/Regents Park, Middlesex/Census *
1911/Charlotte Louise Elizabeth Smith/Wife, Assistant/29/Kentish Town, London/Census
1911/Nellie Lucy Thiele/Sister in Law, Nursemaid/18/Kentish Town, London/Census
1911/James Vine/Barman/46/Walworth, London/Census
1911/William Patrick Messett/Barman/25/St Georges East, London/Census
1911/Charlotte Alice Miriam Smith/Daughter/4/Hoxton, London/Census
1911/William Caston/Potman/34/Lorrimore square, London/Census
1911/Lilian Bessett/Barmaid/23/Camberwell, London/Census
1911/Annie Satchell/General Servant/37/West Meath, Ireland/Census
1911/Lawrence Crook/Barman/22/Hackney, London/Census

H & F Frost had their offices at 16 Token House Yard, EC2 (St Margaret Lothbury) ***

1921/H & F Frost Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1934/Harold James White/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/Harold James White/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/George Alfred Williams & Mrs Marjorie Allan/../../../Post Office Directory


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*** Provided By John Carnaby

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