Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Royal Oak Summerlay’s Place, Pulteney Road

1861. Isaac Gay
1864 – 72. William Bartlett
1876 – 89. Job Bartlett
1890 – 91. Ann Bartlett
1894 – 1916. Henry E. Rossiter
1919 – 50. William H. Rossiter

In 1851 Isaac Gay was a grocer at No. 7 Summerlay’s Place, the Royal Oak was at No. 8 and was later extended in to No. 9. This picture dates from around 1916, by which time the pub occupied Numbers 8, 9 & 10 Summerlay’s Place.

Census 1861.

Isaac Gay 36, head married, licensed brewer and retailer, Gloucestershire Bitton
Jane Gay 50, wife married, Somerset Nunney
Eliza Ann Gay 11, daughter, Somerset Nunney
Ellen Gay 14, daughter, Somerset Nunney
Sarah Vickery 23, niece unmarried, dressmaker, Somerset Nunney
William Macnab 24, boarder married, musician, Liverpool
Jestyn Davey 22, boarder unmarried, drummer, Penesed
George Bersy 81, boarder unmarried, musician, Yorkshire Wakefield
Alexander Daniel Miller 47, boarder married, musician, Scotland Mount Rose

Census 1871.

William Bartlett 46, head married, mason, Somerset Bath
Ann Bartlett 48, wife married, Somerset Bath
Martha Bartlett 14, daughter scholar, Somerset Bath
Sarah Bartlett 12, daughter scholar, Somerset Bath
Samuel Pollinger 23, lodger unmarried, mason, Gloucester

Census 1881.

Job Bartlett 67, head married, publican, Gloucestershire Bitton
Ann Bartlett 58, wife married, Somerset Bath
Ann Pinchin 13, servant, servant, Somerset Bath

Census 1891.

Ann Bartlett 67, head widow, inn keeper, Somerset Bath
Harriett Toomer 15, servant, domestic servant, Somerset Bath

Census 1901.
Numbers 8 & 9 Summerlay’s Place

Henry Edward Rossiter 30, head married, licensed victualler, Wiltshire Chippenham
Rosina Rossiter 29, wife married, Somerset Bath
William Rossiter 8, son, Somerset Bath
Robert Rossiter 3, son, Somerset Bath
Charles Rossiter 2, son, Somerset Bath
Beatrice Stride 17, sister in law single, Somerset Bath
Virginia Stokes 30, servant married, general domestic servant, Somerset Bath