Bristol’s Lost Pubs

King’s Arms Redwick Road

1841 – 51. Samuel Bees
1856 – 61. John Vowles
1871. Mary Ann Vowles
1881 – 86. John Webb
1891 – 1906. James Oakhill
1909 – 11. George Waterman
1919 – 31. George Sims
1939. Wilfred Withers

Census 1841.

Samuel Bees 60, publican, born in county
Elizabeth Bees 55, born in county
Mary Browne 35, born in county
Jesse Browne 13, born in county
Henry Browne 10, born in county
Un-named male 45, Irish
Un-named male 30, Irish
James Morris 13, agricultural labourer, born in county

Census 1851.

Samuel Bees 73, head married, licensed victualler, Mangotsfield Gloucestershire
Elizabeth Bees 71, wife married, Oldbury on the Hill Gloucestershire
John Vowles 41, son in law married, St.James’ Bristol
Mary Vowles 36, daughter married, Redwick Gloucestershire

Census 1861.

John Vowles 51, head married, victualler, Gloucestershire
Mary A. Vowles 56, wife married, Gloucestershire Redwick

Census 1871.

Mary Ann Vowles 66, head widow, inn keeper, Redwick Gloucestershire
Henry Brown 39, son married, tailor, Redwick Gloucestershire
Jacob Alexander 63, servant widower, farm servant, Calne Wiltshire

Census 1881.

John Webb 40, head married, licensed victualler, Gloucestershire Northwick
Augusta Webb 41, wife married, Boston U.S.A.
Maud Mary Webb 4, daughter, Gloucestershire Redwick
George Lowe 25, boarder married, bricklayer, Yorkshire Gretton
Sarah Lowe 24, boarder married, Yorkshire Gretton
Emma King 29, servant unmarried, domestic servant, Gloucestershire Bristol
John Wade 42, boarder unmarried, railway miner, Monmouthshire Chepstow
Arthur J. Noake 27, lodger unmarried, grocer, Gloucestershire Bristol
Thomas Williams 22, lodger unmarried, railway labourer, Isle of Man

Census 1891.

James Oakhill 36, head married, painter & inn keeper, Gloucestershire Olveston
Charlotte Oakhill 39, wife married, Gloucestershire Henbury
Annie Rea 37, visitor married, Gloucestershire Henbury
Alberta M. Rea 9, visitor scholar, Bristol Clifton
Edgar Rosewell 18, servant single, ostler groom, Gloucestershire Almondsbury
Thomas Gibbons 67, lodger widower, baker, Somerset Shepton Mallett
Walter Ball 45, boarder single, agricultural labourer, Gloucestershire Almondsbury

Census 1901.

James Oakhill 45, head married, house painter, Gloucestershire Olveston
Charlotte Oakhill 52, wife married, Gloucestershire Henbury
Annie Rea 44, visitor widow, living on own means, Gloucestershire Henbury
Mabel A. Rea 18, niece single, Bristol Clifton
Sarah Mabeg 88, mother in law widow, Gloucestershire Henbury

Census 1911.

George Waterman 45, head married, licensed victualler, Somerset Long Ashton
Amelia Waterman 47, wife married, Somerset Frome
Olive M. Waterman 7, daughter, Somerset Bristol
Donald Waterman 7, son, Gloucestershire Bristol
Florence Baker 21, servant single, domestic servant, Gloucestershire New Passage
Frederick Hiscocks 64, boarder married, carpenter for the Great Western Railway, Somerset Frome
Frank Wake 50, boarder married, carpenter for the Great Western Railway, Berkshire Abingdon

The 1911 census reveals that not counting the scullery, landing, lobby, closet, bathroom; nor warehouse, office or shop, the King’s Arms had 13 rooms.