Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Seven Stars Penn Street

The Seven Stars stood on the corner of Penn Street and Cross Street. During the 1940s and 50s the building was used by Bristol Corporation (City Estates Dept.) it was demolished around 1958.

1775. Sarah Nutt
1792 – 94. Francis Bascomb
1800. John Bradey
1806. Thomas Milton
1816. James Stoneham
1820. Thomas Sanbrook
1822. Henry Buckle
1823 – 28. Sarah Buckle
1830 – 37. James Hunt
1839 – 44. Abraham Brittain
1847. Louisa James
1848. Mary Ann James
1849. Jacob Phipps
1850 to 1852. Sarah Williams
1853 to 1854. Henry Moore
1855. Henry Leighton
1856. A. Allen
1857. William Smallcombe
1858 to 1860. Isaac Snary
1861. Lewis Morgan
1863. Edwin Bathe
1866. Simon Dumble
1867 to 1868. M. Nock
1869 to 1871. Olinthus Cooke
1871 to 1877. Henry Moore
1878 – 94. Elizabeth Hall
1896 – 1906. William Blackmore
1909. Annie Ralls
1911. Charles Hole
1914 – 21. William Bessell
1925. Elizabeth Bessell
1928 – 37. Hester Mary Ann Phillips

The following was provided by Geoff Bennett: “The Seven Stars was run by my 2x Great Grandmother Elizabeth Hall. The 1881 census for the Seven stars shows her Grandfather John Shorland who ran several Bristol pubs in Temple district. Elizabeth left the business to her son who ran it for some years before moving to the Britannia Newfoundland Road. Elizabeth’s Grandson Frederick Goldsworthy married Hannah Oxenham and they had rooms in the Britannia. Elizabeth’s only daughter Louisa Ann Patten Hall was living in Hannah Loneys guest house Bedminster in 1881 with 2 month old Frederick. Louisa Ann died from consumption when her son was 4. Frederick’s Father married again and had a Daughter Gertrude who became a pianist and accompanied Dame Clara Butt in a Concert at the Colston Hall Bristol. When aged 21 Frederick went to live in the Seven Stars and was left some money in his Grandmothers will (she died in 1911)”

Census 1841.

Abraham Brittain 58, victualler, not born in county
Jane Brittain 56, not born in county
John Powell 35, mason, born in county

Census 1851.
No.9 Penn Street

Sarah Williams 28, head widow, victualler employing 2 men, Somerset Bath
Eleanor Johnson 55, mother married, Somerset Bath
Martha McIntee 25, servant unmarried, Bristol

Census 1861.
No.9 Penn Street, 7 Stars

Lewis Morgan 50, head married, licensed victualler, Chepstow Monmouthshire
Mary Morgan 45, wife married, Clevedon Somerset
Emma Price 15, step daughter, assistant to licensed victualler, Bristol
Henrietta Price 11, step daughter scholar, Bristol
Rosina Morgan 10, daughter scholar, Bristol

Census 1871.
No.9 Penn Street

Joseph P. Hall 38, head married, general dealer, Bristol
Elizabeth Hall 35, wife married, Bristol
Elizabeth Hall 17, daughter unmarried, Bristol
Joseph Hall 7, son, Bristol
Walter Hall 8, son, Bristol
Henry Hall 3, son, Bristol
Mary A. Davis 17, servant unmarried, general servant, Bristol

Census 1881.
No.9 Penn Street, 7 Stars public house

Elizabeth Hall 45, head widow, publican, Bristol
Joseph Hall 20, son unmarried, coach smith, Bristol
Walter Hall 19, son unmarried, wood sawyer, Bristol
Henry Hall 13, son school, Bristol
John Shorland 78, grandfather widower, formerly haulier, Bristol
Joyce Moore 29, niece unmarried, dress maker, Bristol
Eliza Horton 75, aunt widow, Bristol
Eliza Horton 48, cousin unmarried, envelope folder, Bristol
Mary Davis 27, boarder unmarried, domestic, Bristol

Census 1891.
Seven Stars public house, No.9 Penn Street

Elizabeth Hall 55, head widow, licensed victualler, Bristol St.Paul’s
Henry Hall 23, son single, boot maker, Bristol St.Paul’s
Elizabeth Thomson 18, lodger single, stationer’s ruller, Bristol St.Paul’s
Charles Thomson 16, lodger single, labourer, Bristol St.Paul’s
Louisa Thomson 14, lodger, stationer’s ruller, Bristol St.Paul’s

Census 1901.
7 Stars, No.9 Penn Street

William J. Blackmore 46, head married, licensed victualler (publican), Somerset Clevedon
Amelia Blackmore 48, wife married, Somerset Dulverton
Ernest Blackmore 16, son single, chair frame maker, Bristol
Walter Blackmore 12, son, Bristol
William Blackmore 9, son, Bristol

Census 1911.
Seven Stars, No.8 Penn Street

Charles Hole 43, head married, licensed victualler, Bristol
Sarah Marie Hole 42, wife married, assisting in business, Bristol
Charles Hole 19, son single, Bristol
Rossie Hole 17, daughter single, Bristol
Edward Peacock 40, boarder married, millwright, Yorkshire Darlington
Alexander Walker 31, boarder married, joiner, Cheshire Birkenhead
George Harper 33, boarder married, joiner, Lancashire Liverpool
Ernest Bradshall 36, boarder married, joiner, Cheshire Birkenhead
Joshiah Whitlock 42, boarder married, millwright, Norfolk Great Yarmouth