St Peter Cornhill index
On the opposite side of Gracechurch Street is the Woolpack, a
high class luncheon house, that a few years ago obtained a certain celebrity
from the fact that it was patronized by the late Nitrate King, Colonel North. It
was formerly a quiet chop-house, after the style of Baker's, in Change Alley.
Up a court that leads in a winding sort of way both into Gracechurch and Lombard Streets is a small restaurant and dining-room, the Langbourn. Between thirty and forty years ago it was a good deal frequented by young Stock Exchange and other go-ahead men from Mincing Lane, fond of racy gossip, and the very latest bon mot or tale was related to them in a sort of stage whisper by Charles, the tall, curly-headed chief waiter, who had a fresh anecdote every day.
A very few, if any, of Charles' tales were ever repeated by his hearers when they arrived at home.
Historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels.
Residents at this address.
1813/Robert Simper & Henry Parry/victuallers/../../Sun Fire Office records
held at the London Metropolitan Archives *
1815/Henry Parry/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *
1819/Henry Parry/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *
1822/Elizabeth Parry/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *
1841/Thomas Gilby/../../../Post Office Directory *
1844/Thomas Gilbey/../../../Thompson’s Directory **
1851/Thomas Gilby/../../../Kellys Directory
1851/Thos Gilby/Tavern Keeper/38/Bath, Somerset/Census
1851/Mary Dutson/Housekeeper/40/Arlingham, Gloucestershire/Census
1851/Jane Tring/Barmaid/25/Colchester, Essex/Census
1851/Mary Ann Flux/House Servant/24/Cowes, Isle of Wight/Census
1851/Mary Ann Rowland/House Servant/20/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1851/Eliza Moss/House Servant/22/St Johns Wood, Middlesex/Census
1851/George Giggs/Porter/24/Harrow, Middlesex/Census
1851/David Harper/Waiter/24/Tottenham, Middlesex/Census
1852/Thomas Gilbey/../../../Watkins Directory **
1856/Thomas Gilby/../../../Post Office Directory
1860/Thos. Gilbey/../../../The Draper & Clothier, Travellers’ Hand-Book **
1869/Thomas Gilby/../../../Post Office Directory *
1871/Edward Farrow/Hotel Manager/44/London/Census
1874/T Gilby/../../../H D Miles London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers Directory **
1876/Thomas Gilbey/../../../P.O. Directory **
1878/Aug. Rd. Hawkins/../../../P.O. Directory **
1882/Augustus Richard Hawkins/../../../Post Office Directory *
1894/J B Lee/../../../City of London Directory **
1895/John B. Lee/../../../Post Office Directory *
* Provided By Ewan
** Provided By Stephen Harris
References : Lots of references are made to two sources on the internet archive :
Edward Callows, Old London Taverns &