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Chiswick pub history index
Rebuilt in 1925 and now known as the Hole in the Wall. This pub's address is now 12 Sutton Lane North. Acquired by Noble Inns, to be rebranded as the Smokehouse in early 2015. *
A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Middlesex. The Middlesex listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
Queens Head, 12 Sutton Lane, Chiswick W4 - in March 2014
Kindly provided by Tris
Residents at this address
Queens Head, Little Sutton/../../Middlesex Directory
1839/John Mercer, Queens Head, Little Sutton/../../Pigots Directory
1841/John Mercer/Licensed Victualler/45/../Census
1851/Samuel Larkham/Publican/55/Charmouth, Dorset/Census
1851/Mary Larkham/Wife/50/Lingwood, Hampshire/Census
1851/Mary Ann Larkham/Daughter/9/Putney, Surrey/Census
1851/Abraham Jones/Pot Boy/16/Chiswick, Middlesex/Census
September 1856/Samuel Larkham/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
September 1856/Mary George/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
1861/William George/Licensed Victualler/31/Somerstown, Middlesex/Census
1861/Harriett George/Wife/28/Worthing, Sussex/Census
1861/Harriett George/Daughter/2/Hammersmith, Middlesex/Census
1861/Hemming George/Son/1/Chiswick, Middlesex/Census
1866/W George jun/../../../Post Office Directory
My 2xg grandfather, Henry Froud, was the licensee of the Queens Head at Chiswick in 1871 ***
July 1870/William George/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
July 1870/William Edward Froud/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
September 1870/William Edward Froud/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper
September 1870/Henry Froud/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper
1871/Henry Froud/Licensed Victualler/31/Surrey/Census ***
1871/Caroline Froud/Wife/29/Ramsbury, Wiltshire/Census
1871/Henry Froud/Son/7/Windlesham, Surrey/Census
1871/Mary Froud/Daughter/5/Ealing, Middlesex/Census
1871/William Froud/Son/3/Acton, Middlesex/Census
1871/Absalom Froud/Son/1/Willesden, Middlesex/Census
1871/James Norris/Boarder, Ag Labourer/58/Odiham, Hants/Census
1871/Daniel Froud/Boarder, Bricklayer/25/Odiham, Hants/Census
The Era, Sunday, April 23, 1871:
At Hammersmith Police Station on Tuesday, Mr Henry Froud, the landlord of the Queens Head public house, Sutton Lane, Chiswick, appeared to answer a summons which charged him with opening his house before one-o'clock on Sunday, the 26th ult.
Sergeant Marsh said about half past twelve o'clock on the day in question he saw a man who lived at Turnham Green leave the house. Witness found the door fastened. He knocked at the door, and it was opened by the defendant.
In the washhouse and back places witness found eighteen men concealed. Among the number was another man who lived at Turnham Green.
Witness found some beer in a pot which was concealed under a basket.
After hearing one of the men who lived at Acton, Mr Ingham said he was evidently a traveller, and he called for one of the men who resided at Turnham Green. Mr Martin, who defended, said that his client did not know either of the men. James Froud, the defendants brother, said he received instructions to ask all persons who required refreshments whether they were travellers. He did not know any of the persons who came on the Sunday. They all said they were travellers.
Mr Martin, with reference to the men who lived at Turnham Green, submitted that the police were bound to prove that the defendant knowingly served them. He then referred to a decision in point given by the superior Court last year. Mr Ingham said that in the face of the recent decisions of the Judges it was impossible to convict, and therefore he dismissed the summons. ***
7th May 1872/Transfer of licence from Henry Froud to Samuel Webb ***
1874/Samuel Webb/../../../Post Office Directory
1878/Samuel Webb/../../../Post Office Directory
1890/John Avey/../../../Post Office Directory
1894/J A Avey/../../../Post Office Directory
1899/Chas Gilding/../../../Post Office Directory
1914/E H Robinson/../../../Post Office Directory
1926/Herbert Robinson/../../../Post Office Directory
1938/Ernest William Beard/../../../Post Office Directory
1944/Ernest William Beard/../../../Post Office Directory
* Provided By Tris
*** Provided By Helen