Bristol’s Lost Pubs

St. Michael’s Porter House Host Street

Bristol Records Office

1822 – 50. William Watts
1851 – 72. Charles Newman
1874 – 87. Mary Newman
1888. Moses Kingstone
1888 to 1891. Elizabeth Kingstone
1892 – 94. William Preston
1896 – 99. William Matthews
1901 – 06. William Henry Sleep
1909. Bertha Melksham

The steps of Zed Alley can just be seen to the left of the building which still stands today although no longer a pub. In 1828 William Watts was listed thus … St.Michael’s Porter House, 38 Host Street, and carpenter, joiner & undertaker, 39 Host Street. For a more modern view of the building click here

Census 1841.

William Watts 45, carpenter, born in county
Isett Watts 50, not born in county
Ann Watts 23, born in county
Margaret Brown 20, born in county
James Bond 40, shipwright, Ireland
Mary Powell 40, spinster, born in county
Ellen Teakell 40, spinster, Ireland

Census 1851.

C. Newman 36, head married, victualler, Stoke Gifford Gloucestershire
Mary Newman 34, wife married, Cardiff
John Malone 50, Lodger unmarried, Musician, Limerick

Census 1861.

Charles Newman 44, head married, victualler, Gloster
Mary Newman 42, wife married, Cardiff
Ann Wall 29, servant unmarried, servant, Bristol
Thomas Kennedy 27, servant unmarried, servant, Bristol
Ann Newman 35, visitor unmarried, Bristol

Census 1871.

Charles Newman 56, head married, licensed victualler, Felton Gloucestershire
Mary Newman 49, wife married, Cardiff Wales
Ann Wall 32, servant unmarried, domestic servant, Temple Bristol

Census 1881.

Mary Newman 63, head widow, innkeeper, Cardiff
Elizabeth Cooper 20, servant unmarried, domestic servant, Cardiff

Census 1891.

Elizabeth Kingstone 30, head widow, licensed victualler, Glamorganshire Cardiff
Dinah Fowler 63, mother widow, Glamorganshire Cardiff
William Boyce 8, nephew, Glamorganshire Cardiff

Census 1901.

Henry Sleep 54, head married, publican, Somerset Chard
Elizabeth Sleep 46, wife married, Lancashire Backbarrow
Ellen Walker 75, mother in law widow, Cumberland Cockermouth
Frank Watson 31, visitor married, photographer, Lancashire Withnell
Hettie Watson 29, visitor married, Somerset Taunton
Margery Watson 7, visitor, Lancashire Withnell