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Somers Arms, 1 & 3 Ossulston Street, Somers Town

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Later known as the Eliza Doolittle. The former site is occupied by the Pullman Hotel and Shaw Theatre. ** The earlier address is the Somers Arms, Wilsted street until at least 1856. The address is 69 Wilsted Street (or 69 Wilstead Street) in 1851 and earlier, prior to street renaming. The address is later sometimes given as just 1 Ossulston Street (or 3 Ossulston Street), but usually both. *

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

Residents at this address.

1841/John Gosden, Somers Arms, 69 Wilstead street, Somers town /../../Post Office Directory

1842/John Gosden, Somers Arms, Wilstead street, Somers town /../../Post Office Directory

1843/John Gosden, Somers Arms, 69 Wilstead street, Somers town /../../Kellys Directory

1848/Charles Barker/../../../Post Office Directory *

1851/Charles Barker/../../../Post Office Directory *

August 1855/Nathaniel Whisson, executor of Nathaniel Whisson the younger/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era

August 1855/Henry Valentine Beard/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era

1869/Charles Maw/../../../Post Office Directory

1881/George Lewis Hooker/Victualler/53/Poplar/Census
1881/Clara Hannah Hooker/Wife/46/St Giles/Census
1881/George Chanley Hooker/Son, Victualler/22/St Johns Hackney/Census
1881/Charles Wakley Hooker/Son, Traveller/19/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1881/Clara Catherine Hooker/Daughter/16/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1881/Henry Wakley Hooker/Son/13/St Giles/Census
1881/Edith Anne Hooker/Daughter/8/St Giles/Census
1881/Herbert Chanley Hooker/Son/6/St Giles/Census
1881/Albert Hollyanone/Barman/17/Islington/Census
1881/Carna Norrison/Cook/33/Marylebone/Census

1882/Geo Sewar Hooker/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Geo S Hooker/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Edwin Gravatt/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/John Daniel Kohlhausen/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Joseph Reading jun/../../../Post Office Directory

1906/Tom Dew/../../../Post Office Directory *

1910/Tom Dew/../../../Post Office Directory

My grandfather was Thomas John Davidge (1884-1958) and he appears in the 1911 census at the Somers Arms. I have also traced him to the Wentworth Arms, Mile End Road and the King & Queen in Rotherhithe. ***

1911/Thomas John Davidge/Hotel Manager/27/St Georges, London/Census ***
1911/William Henry Davidge/Brother, Barman/27/St Georges, London/Census
1911/Sarah Jane Hall/General Servant, Widow/50/Belfast/Census
1911/Robert Hall/Barman/21/Belfast/Census

1915/Thomas Wilson/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/William Bunn/../../../Post Office Directory *

1927/William Lockwood/../../../Post Office Directory *

1934/Mrs Lillian Woods/../../../Post Office Directory *

1938/Mrs Lillian Woods/../../../Post Office Directory *

1940/Joseph William Moore/../../../Post Office Directory *

1944/Frederick Arthur Powell/../../../Post Office Directory *


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*** Provided By Alan Davidge

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