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Paviors Arms, 42 Johnson Street, St John, Westminster

At 42 Johnson Street from 1871 onwards, due to a re-numbering in the 1860s. Unusually, almost every Census record names the pub. There was until recently a pub of this name in an office block called Neville House on Page Street, not far from the site of Johnson Street (which no longer exists), but I do not know if there was any continuous connection. The office block and the pub within it were closed and demolished in 2003. *

Westminster St John index

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20 November 1829/Queen Square - A new information against Licensed Victuallers - A case of considerable importance to Licensed Victuallers was heard yesterday, before Mr Gregorie. It was an information against Mr James Burgess, for selling ale, he not being duly licensed to do so.
Rawlings, the Informer, stated that he went to the Paviours Arms, Johnson street, Horseferry road, and called for a glass of ale, which was served to him by a female. He had been served both before and since by the defendant, she acted in every respect as master of the house. The name of "Catherine Bowra, licensed dealer etc", was over the door, but on inquiring of the defendants wife what had become of her, she said that Mrs Bowra left the house about six weeks before, and they did not know where to find her - This was the whole of the Informer's evidence.
Mr Shuter, a solicitor of Millbank street, who attended for the defendant, said, that the house was licensed to Catherine Bowra, who was unavoidably absent from town, but during her absence she had appointed the defendant to manage her business. If such an information as this, he observed, was to be sustained, the very first taverns in the City - in fact the whole body of Licensed Victuallers would be liable to informations whenever they left London for a few weeks. There was no fraud in the present case, as the defendant was selling in a licensed house, and for a person duly licensed.
Mr Gregorie observed, that the case was one of a most important nature to publicans, and he should therefore defer giving judgment until next week./Morning Chronicle  **

1833-34/Jno Brooke, Paviers Arms, Johnstone Street, Westminster/../../Post Office Directory

1839/John Campbell/../../../ Pigot’s Directory *

1841/Jno Campbell/../../../Trades Directory *

1841/John Campbell/Licensed Victualler/48/Scotland/Census *
1841/Colin Campbell/../9/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Isabella Campbell/../7/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Jane Campbell/../3/ outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Duncan Campbell/../1/Middlesex/Census
1841/Mary Jackson/../28/ outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Robert Stewart/../38/Scotland/Census
Plus 11 other individuals, mainly stonemasons

1842/John Campbell/../../../Robsons Directory

1843/John Campbell/../../../Kellys Directory

1848/John Campbell/../../../Post Office Directory

30th Nov 1847/License transfer from Mary Campbell to William Luttley/../../../The Era *

6th June 1848/License transfer from William Luttley to William Burrells/../../../The Era *

27 July 1849/Mr William Burrells, described as the proprietor of the Paviours Arms public house, Johnson street, Westminster, was charged with forging the name of a depositor at the Westminster Savings Bank, fraudulently to obtain £20 16s 7d./London Standard 

1851/William Burrells/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/William Burrells/Licemsed Victualler/41/Leigh Essex/Census *
1851/Eliza Burrells/Wife/37/ Leigh Essex/Census
1851/William Burrells/Son/12/Southwark Surrey/Census
1851/Eliza Burrells/Daughter/10/London Middlesex/Census
1851/Mary Bruells/ Daughter/6/London Middlesex/Census
1851/Edward Burrells/Son/3/ London Middlesex/Census
1851/Josiah Burrells/Son/1/Westminster Middlesex/Census
1851/Thomas Stanger/Lodger/65/Spalding Lincolnshire/Census

1861/Eliza Burrells/Inn Keeper/46/Leigh Essex/Census *
1861/William Burrells/Son/22/Southwark Surrey/Census
1861/Eliza Burrells/Daughter and Barmaid/20/ Southwark Surrey/Census
1861/John Burrells/Son and Barman/18/City London Middlesex/Census
1861/Josiah Burrells/Son/11/Westminster Middklesex/Census
1861/Henry Brink Cater/Visitor/21/Great Wakering Essex/Census
1861/George Cater/Visitor/19/Great Wakering Essex/Census

1869/Mrs Eliza Burrells/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Eliza Burrells/Licensed Victualler/57/Leigh Essex/Census *
1871/Eliza Cater/Daughter/30/St Johns Hirsley Down/Census
1871/John Burrells/Son/26/City London/Census
1871/Ed Burrells/Son/23/St Johns Hirsley Down/Census
1871/Josiah Burrells/Son/21/St Johns Westminster/Census
1871/Eliz Cater/Visitor/25/Great Wakering Essex/Census
1871/Josiah Osborne/Visitor/45/Leigh Essex/Census

1874/Eliza Burrells/../../../Licensed Victualler & Hoteliers Directory

1881/Eliza Burrells/ Licensed Victualler/67/Leigh Essex/Census *
1881/Eliza Cater/Daughter/40/Southwark Surrey/Census
1881/John Burrells/Son/36/London City Middlesex/Census
1881/Edward Burrells/Son/33/Bermondsey Surrey/Census
1881/Josiah Burrells/Son/30/Westminster Middlesex/Census
1881/Eliza Cater/Daughter/8/Westminster Middlesex/Census
1881/Henry O Cater/Son/2/Deptford Kent/Census
1881/Sidney Cater/Son/1/Deptford Kent/Census
[presumably the 3 Cater children should be listed as grandchildren]

1884/Eliza Burrells/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/George W Major/Canteen Manager Pub/29/Bedford Bedfordshire/Census *
1891/Sarah Major/Wife/26/Pewsey Wiltshire/Census
1891/Florence A Major/Daughter/2/Pimlico London/Census
1891/Frank G W Major/Son/1/ Pimlico London/Census

1901/Alfred Cooper/Public House Manager/36/Winkfield Berkshire/Census *
1901/Nora Major/Wife and Cook/38/Forest of Dean Gloucestershire/Census
1901/Celia N Cooper/Daughter/4/Battersea Surrey/Census
1901/Jane Critchley/Visitor/40/Forest of Dean Gloucestershire/Census
1901/Sydney C Harris/Servant Domestic/19/Lambeth London/Census

1911/Nora Cooper/Manageress at Public House/49/Cinderford Gloucestershire/Census *
1911/Cecilia Cooper/Daughter/14/Battersea London/Census
1911/Jane Critchley/Sister/57/Cinderford Gloucestershire/Census
1911/Sarah Young/Sister/63/Cinderford Gloucestershire/Census
[Note that Mrs Cooper signed herself “Norah Cooper”, spelled with an “h”]

1921/William E Crane/../../../Post Office Directory

1934/William Walker Workman & Thomas Martin/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/Frederick Charles Knight/../../../Post Office Directory

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