Walsall pub history index
This is the Duke of Wellington, 12 Birmingham Street in 1872. The pub is now closed and converted to private residential use. **
Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Walsall, Staffordshire. The Walsall, Staffordshire listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
1861/John Longmore/Duke of Wellington, and stone mason, Birmingham Street/../Harrods Directory ****
1872/John Johnson/../../Kellys Directory ****
1880/Henry Scott/../../Kellys Directory ****
1881/Henry Scott/Licensed Victualler/37/Stourbridge, Worcester/Census ****
1881/Ellen Scott/Wife/36/Stourbridge, Worcester/Census
1881/H Walter Scott/Son, Pattern Maker Unemployed/15/Stourbridge, Worcester/Census
1881/C J Scott/Son, Junior Clerk Unemployed/14/Stourbridge, Worcester/Census
1881/G H Scott/Son/8/Birmingham, Warwick/Census
1881/Clara Scott/Daughter/6/Lye, Worcester/Census
1881/Albert Edw Scott/Son/3/Walsall, Stafford/Census
1881/Ellen Scott/Daughter/1/Walsall, Stafford/Census
1881/Elizabeth Poole/General Servant/20/Stourbridge, Worcester/Census
1896/Harry Beech/../../../Kelly’s Directory of Staffordshire **
1900/Harry Clenton/../../Kellys Directory ****
1911/Walter Gee/Brown Saddler & Manager of Public House/32/Walsall/Census ****
1911/Esther Jane Gee/Wife/32/Walsall/Census
1911/Dorothy Willis Gee/Daughter/7/Walsall/Census
1912/Frederick J Bramich/../../Kellys Directory ****
In 1914, my Great Grand Father Harry Grub was the manager, & was paid £11 15 shillings per week. As a child my mother told me that her granny had a pub, she said it was called The Duke Of Wellington. My family lived on 36 Birmingham Street. *
According to the 1914 service record for WWI, Harry Grubb was aged 35, and living at 46 Birmingham street. He lists himself as a Saddle Tree Rivetter. His wife is Florrie Price of the Duke of Wellington, Birmingham street. They married in September 1903. He also lists two children, Hilda and Florrie May. This all matched detail from the 1911 census.
His service record lists him as part of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) to France (April 1917 to March 1919). He is a Sapper in the Inland Waters section of the Royal Engineers.
1932/Thomas McHugh/../../Kellys Directory ****
1940/Mrs Annie McHugh/../../Kellys Directory ****
* Provided By Reymond Hillback
** Provided By Stephen Harris
**** Provided By Kevan