Leicester pub history index
Directory of Pubs in the UK historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Leicester, Leicestershire. The Leicester, Leicestershire 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.
1878/John Gardiner/../../../Wrights Directory ****
1881/Emma Gardiner/Innkeepers Wife (Gladstone Arms)/34/Little Bowden, Leicester/Census ****
1881/Flora Mabel Gardiner/Daughter/11/Leicester/Census
1881/Elizabeth Smith/Niece, Milliner/24/Leicester/Census
1887/Edward Bates/../../../Leicester Directory ****
1899/John Halford/Beer Retailer/../../Wrights Directory ****
1901/John Halford/Licensed Victualler/54/Leicester, Leicester/Census ****
1901/Elizabeth Halford/Wife/50/Leicester, Leicester/Census
1901/John Halford/Son, Barman/24/Leicester, Leicester/Census
1901/James Halford/Son, Barman/21/Leicester, Leicester/Census
1901/Florence Halford/Daughter, Barmaid/19/Leicester, Leicester/Census
1928/John Halford/../../../Post Office Directory ****
A distant relative James Halford was the Beerhouse Keeper at the Woodboy in Fleet Street, Leicester when he died in 1905. His Probate record reads:
HALFORD James of the "Woodby" inn 2 Fleet-street Leicester beerhouse-keeper died 18 November 1905 at 115 Jarrom-street Leicester. Administration Leicester 4 December to Edith Halford, widow. Effects 128 pounds 10 shillings.
I am not sure how long he had been there, he married in 1903 but I do not have a copy of his marriage certificate. At the time of the 1901 Census he is recorded as a barman at his parents pub, the Gladstone Arms. In the 1911 census, his widow Edith Halford was a servant at the Crown & Cushion in Belgrave Gate, Leicester, run by William Judkins and his wife Sarah Ann. *
* Provided By Brian Skelton
**** Provided By Kevan