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Keans Head, 21 Russell court, Drury lane WC2

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Russell court joins Drury lane at about 75 Drury lane, the Royal Standard. Cross court is several buildings along Russell court away from Drury lane. The York coffee rooms are at #20 aat the junction with Cross court in 1845.

The name 'Keans Head' clearly comes from Edmund Kean, and this was also known as the P.S. Tavern (Prompt side), whilst the Harp was known as the O.P Tavern (Opposite Prompter). Edmund Kean (1787 - 1833) was a prominent actor at theatres in Drury lane  - as can be discovered on the arthurlloyd site in its history of Drury lane.

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Residents at this address

1827/Thomas Aggs, Kings Head, Russell court, Drury lane /../../Pigots Directory

1829/T Hudson, Keans Head, Russell court, Drury lane/../../Robsons Directory

1832/Henry Sanders, Keans Head, 21 Russell court, Drury lane//../../Robsons Directory

1833-34/James Beddoe, Kings Head, 21 Russell Court, Drury Lane /../../Pigots Directory

1836/Henry Milner, Keans Head, 3 Cross Court, Drury Lane /../../Pigots Directory

1839/Henry Stocker, Keans Head, 3 Cross Court, Drury Lane /../../Pigots Directory

1841/P Martin, Keans Head, 21 Russell court, Drury lane/../../Kellys Directory

1842/Isaac Day, Keans Head,  21 Russell court, Drury lane/../../Robsons Directory

1842/T Hudson, Keans Head,  Russell court, Drury lane/../../Robsons Directory

1843/Mrs Grace Cooper, Keans Head, 21 Russell court, Drury lane/../../Kellys Directory

London Gazette: 1843, Grace Cooper formerly of the Keans Head Tavern, Russell court, Drury lane, Middlesex, Licensed Victualler and late of No 13 Paddington green, Paddington, Middlesex, out of business.

1845/Philip Godfrey, Keans Head, 21 Russell Court, Drury Lane/../../Post Office Directory

1846/T Genge, Keans Head, 21 Russell Court, Drury Lane/../../Post Office Directory

1848/Israel Lazarus, Keans Head, 21 Russell Court, Drury Lane/../../Post Office Directory

London Gazette: 1847, Israel Lazarus (committed as Izrael Lazarus) formerly of the King William, Holly street, Sheffield, Yorkshire, Licensed Victualler, then of the Golden Anchor, Quay-side, Newcastle on Tyne, carrying on business of a Licensed Victualler, in the name of one Wilson, then lodging at the Dog public house, in the close, Newcastle on Tyne, aforesaid, out of business, them of the Cross Keys, Gateshead, Durham, then of the Angel Inn, Butcher bank, Newcastle aforesaid, Licensed Victualler, then for a short time a prisoner in Morpeth Gaol, Northumberland, then of the Keans Head, Russell court, Drury lane, Licensed Victualler and late of No 7 Vincent terrace, River terrace, Islington, Middlesex, out of business.


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