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Blue Coat Boy, 9 Brewers Green, St Margaret, Westminster

Westminster St Margaret pub history index

The Westminster City Archives Research Group state that this pub was first licensed in 1831, and that the licensee in 1841 was James Balchin. However, I cannot find either the pub or Mr Balchin anywhere in the 1841 Census. The Census does list a beer house, The Jolly Sawyers, kept by Robert Hill in the same part of Brewer’s Green as the Blue Coat Boy (house numbers unreliable in this census). The Era reports a new license granted on 9th March 1842 to Edward Coddington for (unnamed) premises on “Brewers Green, corner of Palmers Passage”, which is a good description of the location of the Blue Coat Boy.
The pub was one of the few buildings close to the line of Victoria Street which was not demolished when that street was driven through the area in 1851. Joseph Carter Wood, owner of the Artillery Brewery, rebuilt the pub as his brewery tap in 1866 and renamed it The Albert. The address probably changed to Victoria Street at that time. *

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

Residents at this address.

A Thomas Cropp was at the Plough, 18 Rochester row in the 1843 directory listing.

08 Aug 1847 / Licence transfer from Thomas Cropp to Edward Hodges /../../../ The Era

1848/Thos Cropp sen/../../../Kellys Directory

01 Feb 1848 / Licence transfer from Edward Hedges to James Martin /../../../ The Era *

1851/James Martin/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/James Martin/Licensed Victualler/36/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1851/Selina Martin/Wife/29/Kent/Census
1851/Helen Martin/Daughter/1/St Margaret Westminster/Census
1851/Frederick S Martin/Son/1 month/St Margaret Westminster/Census
1851/Eliza Amour/Servant/13/St Margaret Westminster/Census

1856/Mrs Selina S Martin/../../../Post Office Directory

09 Aug 1859 / Licence transfer from Selina Sarah Martin to James Burgess /../../../ The Era *

1861/James Burgess/Licensed Victualler/35/Westminster, Middlesex/Census *
1861/Jane Burgess/Wife/35/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1861/James Burgess/Son/7/ Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1861/Jane Burgess/Daughter/6/ Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1861/Evan W Burgess/Son/4/ Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1861/Frederic Burgess/Son/2/ Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1861/Rose Burgess/Daughter/1 month/ Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1861/Martha Wittgate/Visitor/13/Kent/Census
1861/Emily Fotherby/Servant/18/Lambeth, Surrey/Census

10 Nov 1863 / Licence transfer from James Burgess to William Schofield /../../../ The Era  *


* Provided By John Hills

 

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