Pub history

Blink Bonny, 62 Port Street, Manchester, Lancashire

Manchester pub history index

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Manchester, Lancashire. The Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Manchester, Lancashire 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.

1876/Matilda Jones/Beer Retailer/../Slaters Directory ****

1881/Thomas Hobson/Inn Keeper/22/Manchester, Lancashire/Census ****

I am researching my deceased father's family. According to the 1891 census, his grandfather was the publican of the Blink Bonny pub. This seems to fit with my father's recollection of his father's family owning a pub and coming to attend his father's funeral in 1927 in a car! My grandfather's name was John Gill and I think his father's name was John Gill too. *

1891/John Gill/Publican/46/Manchester, Lancashire/Census
1891/Annie Gill/Wife/45/Manchester, Lancashire/Census
1891/Eleanor Gill/Daughter/19/Manchester, Lancashire/Census
1891/John Gill/Son, Plumber/18/Manchester, Lancashire/Census
1891/James Gill/Son, Apprentice to Plumber/12/Manchester, Lancashire/Census
1891/Lily Gill/Daughter/11/Manchester, Lancashire/Census

1901/John Gill/Publican/55/Manchester, Lancashire/Census
1901/Ann Gill/Wife/54/Manchester, Lancashire/Census
1901/James Gill/Son, Barman/22/Manchester, Lancashire/Census
1901/Lily Gill/Daughter/21/Manchester, Lancashire/Census
1901/Albert Read/Boarder, Salt Merchant/28/Manchester, Lancashire/Census
1901/Eleanor Read/Boarder/29/Manchester, Lancashire/Census
1901/Albert Read/Boarder/6/Manchester, Lancashire/Census

The 1911 census refers to six of eleven children who have died duriong their 46 years of marriage. John Gill, aged 20 married Annie Connor, aged 19 on July 22nd 1865. He is an iron turner, and both gave their address as at 48 Silver street, Hulme.

1911/John Gill/Beer Retailer/66/Manchester, Lancashire/Census
1911/Annie Gill/Wife/65/Manchester, Lancashire/Census
1911/Eleanor Read/Daughter, General Servant, Widow/41/Manchester, Lancashire/Census
1911/John Gill/Son, House Painter/39/Manchester, Lancashire/Census
1911/Albert Read/Nephew, Errand Boy/16/Manchester, Lancashire/Census
1911/Bernard Read/Nephew/3/Manchester, Lancashire/Census
1911/Eleanor Read/Niece/9/Manchester, Lancashire/Census

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** Provided By Stephen Harris

**** Provided By Kevan

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