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Kings Head Tavern, 25 Poultry, St Mildred Poultry EC4

St Mildred Poultry pub history index

This is earlier the Rose, and noted as early as 1560 by Machin, see the early taverns; and becoming the Rose and Kings Head in about 1660. It was destroyed by fire in 1666 in the Great fire of London after which it was rebuilt.

Historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels.

Residents at this address.

Rose Tavern :

Richard Smith, in his manuscript Obituary, notices, " October 30th, 1649, died Mr. William Bowyer, vintner, in the Poultry. Old Mrs. Bowyer, widow, aged 86 years, on November 6th, 1672 ; buried February 25th, 1673, in St. Mildred's church in ye Poultry, where her husband, William Bowyer, alias Gamble, vintner at the Rose, sometime lived." She died in Covent garden.

1660/William King, Citizen and Vintner, Rose Tavern, Poultry/../../Early prose
1660/Rebecca King, Rose Tavern, Poultry/../../Early prose

There were two early tokens issued by the Rose Tavern. One is a farthing probably issued by Thomas Dyott, the other an halfpenny definitely by him. Both are undated and between 1649 and 1672.

Kings Head Tavern :

1785/Caledonian Lodge is at the Kings Head, Poultry./../../../Masonic Lodges 1781 - 1791

1822-23/Walter Bleadon & Co, Kings Head Tavern, 25 Poultry/../../Pigots Directory

1829/Bleadon & Co, Kings Head Tavern, 25 Poultry/../../Robsons Directory

1833-34/Walter Bleadon & Co, Kings Head Tavern, 25 Poultry/../../Pigots Directory

1836/Richard Walter, Kings Head Tavern, 25 Poultry/../../Pigots Directory

1842/Rich Walter, Kings Head Tavern, 25 Poultry/../../Robsons Directory

1843/Richard Walter, Kings Head Tavern, 25 Poultry/../../Kellys Directory

1848/Richard Walter, Kings Head Tavern, 25 Poultry/../../Post Office Directory

1851/Charles Bleaden/Vintner Tavern Keeper/67/Calne, Wiltshire/Census
1851/Catherine Pugh/Housekeeper/31/Ludlow, Shropshire/Census
1851/Mary Evans/Housemaid/28/../Census
1851/Ann Payne/Kitchenmaid/18/Warminster, Wiltshire/Census
1851/Charles Holmes/Apprentice/19/Battersea, Surrey/Census
1851/Edward Farmer/Apprentice/14/St Martins, Westminster/Census
1851/Henry Farmer/Apprentice/19/Dalston, Middlesex/Census
1851/William Weeks/Porter/23/Norwich/Census
1851/William Cormar/Waiter/21/Westminster/Census


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