Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Prince Of Wales Pithay

1752. Mr. Etheridge
1764. ? Everett
1775. John Barckley
1792 – 94. James Tanner
1806. John Harford
1816 – 22. John Bignell
1847 – 48. William Southcombe
1851. Thomas Cooper
1853. Building listed as “void”
1854. William Donaldson

Prince of Wales
1855 – 58. Job Swanberry
1860 – 63. David Davies
1865 – 91. Rachel Davies
1891 to 1893. George Grainger
1894 – 99. Mary Ann Davies
1901. George Grainger
1904 – 06. Jane Grainger
1909 – 11. Robert Valentine Organ
1914 – 35. Mona Lyons
1937 – 38. William Lyons

Previously named the Fountain, the Prince of Wales was rebuilt around 1900 but was later destroyed by bombs during the blitz. When taking this picture the photographer was standing in Tower Lane.

Census 1851.

Thomas Cooper 23, head married, publican beer house, Cheshire Macksfield
Sarah Cooper 23, wife married, Cheshire Bosley
Emmanuel Edwards 29, lodger married, clothes salesman, Bristol

Census 1861.

David Davis 30, head married, publican, Carmarthen Llanelly
Rachael Davis 40, wife married, Somerset Bristol
Jane West 12, niece, scholar, Somerset Bristol
George D…? 38, lodger unmarried, pensioner, Stanton Drew Somerset
Timothy Buckley 37, lodger unmarried, pensioner, Africa
Joseph Airy ? 27, lodger unmarried, clerk, Scotland

Census 1871.

Rachel Davis 57, head widow, beer house keeper, Somerset Babbington
Jane West 22, niece unmarried, assistant, Durham Fairy Hill
John Simmons 38, lodger unmarried, brushmaker, Wiltshire Corsham
Joseph Savery 20, lodger unmarried, fireman, Somerset Wellington

Census 1881.

Rachel Davis 66, head widow, beerhouse keeper, Somerset Newbury
George Grainger 33, nephew married, french polisher, Pontypool Monmouthshire
Jane Grainger 32, wife married
George Grainger 2, son, Bristol Christchurch
William Grainger 9 months, son, Bristol Christchurch
Minnie Kelson 16, foster sister, general domestic servant, Bristol Christchurch
John Simmons 47, boarder unmarried, brushmaker, Corsham Wiltshire

Census 1891.

George Grainger 43, head married, beerhouse keeper and french polisher, Pontypool Monmouthshire
Jane Grainger 42, wife married, Kellow Durham
George Grainger 12, son scholar, Christchurch Bristol
Lily Grainger 9, daughter scholar, Christchurch Bristol
Frank Grainger 4, son, Christchurch Bristol
Arthur Grainger 2, son, Christchurch Bristol
Mary West 70, mother in law widow, living on own means, Holcombe Somerset

Census 1901.

George Grainger 53, head married, licensed victualler, Monmouthshire Pontypool
Jane Grainger 52, wife married, Durham Kellow
George Grainger 22, son single, barman, Bristol
Lily Grainger 19, daughter single, draper’s assistant, Bristol
Frank Grainger 13, son, Bristol
Arthur Grainger 12, son, Bristol
Elizabeth Mohan 42, servant married, general domestic servant, Dorset Swanage

Census 1911.

Robert Valentine Organ 31, head married, publican / beer retailer, Bristol Christchurch
Caroline Beatrice Organ 30, wife married, assists in the business, Bristol Bedminster
Edward Daniel Organ 3, son, Bristol Christchurch
Henry Jeavons 66, father in law married, assistant in ironmongers, Bristol Bedminster
Mabel Cross 30, servant single, barmaid, Bristol St.Marks