Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Midland Railway Hotel

1851 – 63. Stephen Billett
1870 – 71. Nathaniel Young

Midland Railway Hotel
1871 – 86. Benjamin Maggs
1888. Caroline Maggs
1891 – 1918. Henry Isaac Davis
1918 to 1921. Ellen Davis
1921 – 35. Joseph Jay
1937 – 39. Arthur H. Young

The name of this pub was changed shortly after the railway came to Warmley in 1869.

Census 1851.

Stephen Billett 39, head married, inn keeper, Wraxall Wiltshire
Mary Ann Billett 42, wife married, Nettleton Wiltshire
William George Billett 11, son, Yatton Keynell Wiltshire
Sarah Jane Billett 9, daughter, Gloucestershire Siston
Mary Ann 7, daughter, Gloucestershire Siston
Matilda Billett 4, daughter, Gloucestershire Siston
Daniel Billett 1, son, Gloucestershire Siston
James Britton 52, lodger widower, cattle dealer, Somersetshire South Stoke
William Sweatman 58, lodger unmarried, Cooper, Gloucestershire Marshfield
John McPherson 40, lodger unmarried, agricultural labourer, Scotland

Census 1871.

Benjamin Maggs 42, head married, publican, Somerset Chewton Mendip
Caroline Maggs 45, wife married, Wiltshire Warminster
Eliza Ann James 20, niece unmarried, milliner, Gloucestershire Bristol
Walter Reynolds 13, nephew scholar, Middlesex London
Maria Pinall 12, visitor scholar, Surrey

Census 1881.

Benjamin Maggs 54, head married, hotel keeper, Chewton Mendip Somerset
Caroline Maggs 57, wife married, hotel keeper’s wife, Froome Someset
Walter E. Rennles 21, nephew unmarried, assistant hotel keeper, Tunbridge Wells Kent
Elizabeth Woodward 20, servant unmarried, domestic servant, Purton Wiltshire
Daniel Rodway 15, servant, domestic servant, Wickwar Gloucestershire

Census 1891.

Henry Davis 28, head married, licensed victualler, Gloucestershire Bitton
Ellen Davis 26, wife married, Gloucestershire Bitton
Thomas Davis 6, son, Gloucestershire Siston
Ralph Davis 5, son, Gloucestershire Siston
Percy Davis 3, son, Gloucestershire Siston
Wilfred Davis 1, son, Gloucestershire Siston
Annie Bryant 17, boarder single, domestic servant, Gloucestershire Siston

Census 1901.

Henry I. Davis 38, head married, licensed victualler, Gloucestershire Kingswood
Ellen Davis 37, wife married, Gloucestershire Kingswood
Henry T. Davis 16, son single, draper’s clerk, Gloucestershire Kingswood
Ralph Davis 14, son, carpenter’s apprentice, Gloucestershire Kingswood
Percy Davis 12, son, Gloucestershire Kingswood
Wilfred Davis 10, son, Gloucestershire Siston
Harrison Davis 7, son, Gloucestershire Siston
Clarice Davis 2, daughter, Gloucestershire Siston
Annie Bryant 27, servant single, general domestic servant, Gloucestershire Siston

Census 1911.

Henry Isaac Davis 48, head married, licensed victualler, Gloucestershire Kingswood
Helen Davis 47, wife married, Gloucestershire Kingswood
Harrison Davis 17, son single, apprentice to carpenter at timber merchants, Gloucestershire Siston
Clarice Davis 12, daughter school, Gloucestershire Siston

The 1911 census reveals that not counting the scullery, landing, lobby, closet, bathroom; nor warehouse, office or shop, the Midland Railway Hotel had 15 rooms.