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Green Coat Boy, 2 Greencoat place, Westminster SW1

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At Artillery Row in 1851 and up until 1881; listed at Green Coat Cottages up to 1884. I am reasonably convinced that all the following refer to the same pub, the one now on Greencoat Place (called Coburg Row until some time between 1908 and 1921) and featured here, though no doubt the building was altered quite a bit over the years. It was presumably named after the Green Coat School, or St Margaret’s Hospital, which stood next door to the old Tothill Fields Bridewell (see 1802 record). The little stub of an alley on the north side of the pub used to lead through to the school, and was called “Greencoat cottages” on Stanford’s 1862 map. In spite of the wide variety of addresses, I think the site remained almost the same: streets just came and went and got renamed all round it! The 1878 OS map has it one house away from the corner, so it could have moved 10 metres to the east in the last re-build. *

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Greencoat Boy, 2 Greencoat Place - in March, 2007

Greencoat Boy, 2 Greencoat Place - in March, 2007

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Residents at this address.

3rd April 1799 - Insured: JOHN STEEL, The Green Coat Boy Tothill Fields, victualler. [Sun Fire Office record MS 11936/413/687596] *

14 July 1802 - Old Bailey Proceedings. Reference Number: t18020714-55 Witness THOMAS CROP – “I keep a public-house, the sign of the Green-coat Boy, near Tothill-fields Bridewell: …” *

18 April 1806 - Insured: THOMAS CROP, the Green Coat Boy, Brewers Green Tothill Fields, victualler, and the Governors of the Grey Coat Hospital [Sun Fire Office record MS 11936/437/787826] *

1825/Mr Joseph Harding, Green Coat Boy, Tothill fields, Westminster/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

28th October 1830 -Old Bailey Proceedings. Reference Number: t18301028-39 Witness: JOSEPH HARDING. I keep the Green Coat-boy in Tothill-fields, Westminster … *

27th January 1835: - Bankrupts. BOOTHBY James, late of Strutton's-grounds, Westminster, grocer, and also of the house known by the sign of the Green Coat Boy, Tothill-fields, Brewers'-green, Westminster, victualler (but now a prisoner in His Majesty's prison of the Fleet), dealer and chapman … [London Gazette Issue 19271, 19 May 1835. (page 971)]

This reference provides another named landlord, but not a date when he was in occupation: the date 27th January 1835 is the date when Mr Boothby was declared bankrupt, so presumably he was landlord somewhat earlier, in 1834, probably.

1841/Joseph Bugbee/Publican/45/Middlesex/Census *
1841/Matthew Bugbee/Publican/20/Middlesex/Census
1841/James Bugbee/Publican/19/Middlesex/Census
1841/Elizabeth Bugbee/../45/outside Middlesex/Census
1841/Charlotte Bugbee/../20/Middlesex/Census
1841/Catherine Bugbee/../20/Middlesex/Census

1851/Matthew Bugbee/../../../Kellys Directory
1851/James Bugbee/Contractor/../../Kellys Directory

1851/Matthew Bugbee/Licensed Victualler, Widow/30/St George West, Middlesex/Census
1851/Mary Watkins/Sister in Law, Widow/30/Harrow Weald, Middlesex/Census
1851/William K Groom/Servant/16/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1851/Daniel T Gillard/Servant/40/St Martins, Middlesex/Census

February 1855/License transfer from Matthew Bugbee to James Bugbee/../../../The Era

7th April 1856 - Old Bailey Proceedings: Reference Number: t18560407-444
Witness HENRY MILLS. I am agent to Mr. JAMES BUGBEE—he contracts with Government for the dust carts and water carts—he keeps the Green Coat Boy public house, at Westminster—I manage that house for him

1856/James Bugbee/../../../Post Office Directory

11th Nov 1856/License transfer from James Bugbee to Henry Mills/../../../The Era *

1861/Henry Mills/Publican/36/Chichester Sussex/Census *
1861/Mary Ann Mills/Wife/28/Marylebone Middlesex/Census
1861/Sarah Wilson/Servant/24/Chatham Kent/Census

12th Nov 1861/License transfer from Henry Mills to John Thackway Davis/../../../The Era *

1862/John Thackway Davis/../../../Post Office Directory

11th Aug 1863/License transfer from John Thackway Davis to James Lovett/../../../The Era *

8th Aug 1865/License transfer from James Lovett to John S Fair/../../../The Era *

6th Nov 1866/License transfer from John Stalker Fair to Thomas Dixon/../../../The Era *

1869/Thomas Dixon/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Thos C Dickson/Licensed Victualler, Widow/59/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1871/Jas Reid/Manager, Hair Dresser/55/Yarrow, Scotland/Census
1871/Eliza Reid/Wife, Barmaid & Housekeeper/50/Witham, Essex/Census

1881/Thomas Flury/Licensed Victualler/26/Middlesex/Census
1881/Emma Flury/Wife/26/Middlesex/Census
1881/Elizabeth Spiller/General Servant/20/Hockley, Essex/Census
1881/Esther Akass/General Servant/13/Middlesex/Census

1881 -Middlesex County Licensing committee. Record of Licences granted: EMMA FLURY: The Green Coat Boy, Artillery Row, Westminster In the London Metropolitan Archives, Reference MA/C/L/1881/43-47 (no date).
Her husband is down as licensee in the 1881 census, but she features in all subsequent records. Did he die sometime in 1881 and she take over? In every record after this, Emma Flury is given as Licensee, EXCEPT the Censuses of 1891 and 1901, when her husband is the Licensed Victualler. I cannot imagine how this worked! *

1884/Emma Flury/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Emma Flury/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Thomas Flury/Licensed Victualler/36/Pimlico London/Census *
1891/Emma Flury/Wife/37/Westminster London/Census
1891/Robert Flury/Son/8/Westminster London/Census
1891/Ethel M Flury/Daughter/7 months/Westminster London/Census
1891/Frederick Flury/Brother and Barman/29/Pimlico London/Census
1891/John Burton/Barman/19/Birmingham Warwickshire/Census
1891/Esther Edmead/General Servant/17/Pimlico London/Census

1895/Emma Flury/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Emma Flury/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Thomas Flury/Licensed Victualler/46/Pimlico London/Census *
1901/Emma Flury/Wife/47/Westminster London/Census
1901/Robert Flury/Son/19/Westminster London/Census
1901/Frederick Flury/Brother and Public House Manager/38/Pimlico London/Census
1901/George Murrell/Barman/27/Suffolk/Census

1906/Emma Flury/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Emma Flury/Licensed Victualler/57/Westminster London/Census *
1911/Ethel May Flury/Daughter/20/Westminster London/Census
1911/Herbert Hussey/Barman/20/Fulham London/Census

1921/M F Hefferman/../../../Hughes Directory

1938/Harry Oscar Lack/../../../Post Office Directory

1942/Harry Oscar Lack/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Edgar Wiggins/../../../Post Office Directory


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