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  • Paxtons Head, 153 Knightsbridge, Westminster London SW1X 7PA

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    This house was established as the “Kings Arms” at least as early as 1632, according to the Survey of London. It changed names several times, and was called the “Marquis of Granby” by 1821, and probably earlier. It was rebuilt around 1851 and re-named the “Paxtons Head” in honour of Joseph Paxton, the designer of the Crystal Palace. I am not sure of the exact date of re-naming: the Survey of London implies it was when it was rebuilt, but the official application to the licensing magistrates was in 1868. However, the stable yard behind it was called “Paxton yard” by 1862. It was at 153 Knightsbridge by 1910. *

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

    Residents at this address.

    Marquis of Granby :
    1826/Richard Calcott/../../../ Listing of public houses in Middlesex *

    1839/Jno. Glover/../../../ Pigot’s Directory *

    12th Jul 1839/John Glover/../../../ The Morning Post (report of a military re-union at the pub. Mr Glover had been a colour-sergeant in the 91st Regiment of Royal Highlanders) *

    13th Sep 1838/Mr Young/Landlord/../../ The Standard (report of an inquest) *

    1841/ Jas. Palmer/../../../ Trades Directory *

    1841/James Palmer/Publican/30/outside Middlesex/Census *
    1841/Elizabeth Palmer/../20/Middlesex/Census
    1841/James Patten/Ag. L./35/Scotland/Census
    1841/Sarah Patten/../30/outside Middlesex/Census
    1841/William Protton/Male Servant/45/outside Middlesex/Census
    1841/Ann Brown/Female Servant/20/outside Middlesex/Census

    3rd Dec 1848/Mr Manders/../../../ The Era (advertising a performance at the Royal Olympic Theatre “For the Benefit of Mr Manders” in which Mr and Mrs Manders themselves took part. Tickets could be purchased, inter alia, from Mr Manders at the pub.) *

    14th Oct 1849/License transfer from Henry Jenkins, the assignee of Thomas Manders to Coplestow Coward Hodge/../../../The Era *

    21st Oct 1849/Coplestone Coward Hodge unsuccessfully applied for a music License/../../../ The Era *

    24th Mar 1850/Renewal of license to Coppestone Coward Hodge after consideration of reports that he had allowed music without a license/../../../The Era *

    1851/Coplestone C. Hodge/../../../Kelly’s Directory *
    [I cannot find the 1851 Census entry and suspect it is missing]

    13th Oct 1850/Coplestone Coward Hodge unsuccessfully applied for a music License/../../../ The Era (In a long plea, his lawyer said he was a member of the Royal Academy of Music) *

    8th Apr 1851/License transfer from Copleston Coward Hodge to James Duggan /../../../The Era *

    1861/Henry Druggane/Licensed Victualler/36/Woolwich/Census *
    1861/Elizabeth Brown/Servant/24/Chelsea/Census
    1861/Agness Whicherley/Servant/19/Essex/Census
    [the house is unnamed]

    4th Feb 1868/License transfer from James Duggan to John Kent /../../../The Era *

    5th May 1868/John Kent granted permission to change sign to the Paxtons Head /../../../The Era *

    1869/John Kent/../../../Post Office Directory

    1871/John Kent/LicensedVictualler/40/St Pancras Middlesex/Census *
    1871/Eleanor Kent/Wife/26/Highgate Middlesex/Census
    1871/James Chester/Barman/26/Chelsea Middlesex/Census
    1871/Eliza Wheeler/Cook/23/Chippenham Wiltshire/Census
    1871/Thomas Sayer/Potman/40/Watford Suffolk/Census

    1881/John Kent/Licensed Victualler/50/London, Middlesex/Census
    1881/Eleanor Kent/Wife/36/London, Middlesex/Census
    1881/James Chester/Barman/35/London, Middlesex/Census
    1881/John Parker/Barman/20/London, Middlesex/Census
    1881/Elizabeth A Marston/Cook/38/Abthorpe, Nottingham/Census
    1881/Thomas Lamb/Waiter/22/London, Middlesex/Census

    1884/John Kent/../../../Post Office Directory

    1891/John Kent/../../../Post Office Directory

    1891/John Kent/Licensed Victualler/60/London/Census *
    1891/Eleanor Kent/Wife/46/London/Census
    1891/Walter Herbert/Bar Man/26/London/Census
    1891/George Tanner/Bar Man/20/Blackwater Berkshire/Census
    1891/Edward Crowe/Bar Man/19/Brightlingsea Essex/Census
    1891/Joseph Pryke/Pot Man/29/not known/Census
    1891/Annie Gould/Housemaid Domestic/19/Brighton Sussex/Census
    1891/Harriet Denton/Cook/36/London/Census
    [address is 11 High Road Kensington]

    1895/John Kent/../../../Post Office Directory

    1899/Robert Henry Barnes/../../../Post Office Directory

    1901/Fred R Morris/Public House Manager/31/Coleford Gloucestershire/Census *
    1901/Caroline Morris/Wife and Manageress/34/London/Census
    1901/Charles R Morris/Son/5/London/Census
    1901/Rose Johnstone/Barmaid/19/Bromley-by-Bow/Census
    1901/Maud Davis/Barmaid/22/Battersea/Census
    1901/Florence Marshall/Barmaid/24/Bloomsbury/Census
    1901/Maud Squirrel/Barmaid/22/Dean Bedfordshire/Census
    1901/Mary Fuller/Housemaid/22/Tonbridge/Census
    1901/Rose Hazelgrove/Kitchenmaid/19/Chelsea/Census
    1901/Mary Jones/Cook/30/Peckham/Census

    153 Knightsbridge :

    1910/James Fiddes/../../../Post Office Directory

    1911/James Fiddes/Publican/35/Forglen Banffshire/Census *
    1911/Millicent Fiddes/Wife and Publican/36/Bridgnorth Shropshire/Census
    1911/Leah Fiddes/Stepdaughter and Publican/18/London London/Census
    1911/Frankling Harlet/Cellarman/50/Toddington Bedford/Census
    1911/William Tweed/Barman/23/Newmarket Cambridge/Census
    1911/Richard Franks/Barman/23/Welshpool Montgomery/Census
    1911/Frank Penfold/Barman/25/Goudhurst Kent/Census
    1911/Elsie Hill/Barmaid/21/Shrewsbury Shropshire/Census
    1911/Helen Stead/Housemaid/53/Chelmsford Suffolk/Census
    1911/Jessie Evans/Cook/40/Williamsburgh USA/Census
    1911/James Tyrell/Kitchen Porter/32/Twickenham Middlesex/Census

    1915/Ernest Charles Barnett/../../../Post Office Directory

    1938/E L Short & Co Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

    1944/Wm Barker & Son (DDs) Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory

    * Provided By John Hills


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