Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Scotchman & His Pack St. Michael’s Hill

1775. Henry Taylor
1793 – 1805. William Manfield
1815 – 19. Abraham Whitlaw
1821 – 32. Thomas Oswald
1836 – 51. Thomas Dowell
1851. Samuel Simms (manager)
1852 – 55. Sophia Cambridge
1857 – 67. Charles Stephens
1868 to 1875. William Simpson
1876 to 1881. John Llewellin
1882 to 1886. George Margrate
1887 to 1900. Charles Grimster
1901 – 16. Charles R. H. Yandell
1920 – 24. Sidney Whitewood
1927. Peter Hayman
1930 – 56. George Tyler
1960. E. H. Stockford

William Manfield was also a baker

A picture from the 1890s

1860s view of the pub, with Horfield Road off right and the sign of the Colston’s Arms just up the road

Census 1841.

Thomas Dowell 45, publican, not born in county
Sarah Dowell 45, not born in county
Elizabeth Hunt 15, servant, not born in county
Margaret Walsh 25, servant, born in Ireland
Mary Cairsey 30, servant, born in Scotland
Charles Thorn 14, servant, born in county

Census 1851.

Samuel Simms 37, head married, manager of tavern, Gloucestershire Dursley
Susan Simms 23, wife married, Somersetshire
William Chapplin 25, servant unmarried, Clifton
Mary Howle 21, servant unmarried, Bristol

Census 1861.

Charles Stephens 37, head married, licensed victualler, Gloucestershire Churcham
Mary A. Stephens 40, wife married, Gloucestershire Stroud
Amealia Preston 9, visitor scholar, London Newtown Montgomery
Ann Brittan 21, servant unmarried, house servant, Gloucestershire Bristol
Richard Light 48, lodger married, rope maker, Gloucestershire

Census 1871.

William Simpson 49, head married, licensed victualler, Northumberland Newcastle
Jane Simpson 50, wife married, Devon Collumpton
Jane Bradbere 17, niece unmarried, barmaid, Devon Collumpton
William Nott 15, servant unmarried, labourer, Bristol
Emily Hall 17, servant unmarried, general servant, Gloucestershire Berkeley

Census 1881.

John Llewellin 55, head married, licensed victualler, Bristol
Eleanor Llewellin 57, wife married, Bristol
Emily Heyman 18, servant unmarried, domestic servant, Shirenewton
Edward Smith 16, errand boy unmarried, Bristol

Census 1891.

Charles Grimster 50, head married, licensed victualler, Somerset Chard
Jane Grimster 53, wife married, Somerset Chard
William J. Grimster 20, son single, clerk, Somerset Chard
Leviana F. Grimster 16, daughter single, milliner, Somerset Chard
Ivy H. Grimster 13, daughter scholar, Gloucestershire Bristol
Nora K. Grimster 10, daughter scholar, Gloucestershire Bristol
Sam Grimster 24, nephew single, cellarman, Somerset Chard
Emma Clark 43, wife’s sister, general servant, Somerset Chard

Census 1901.

Charles R. H. Yandell 33, head married, publican, Somerset Taunton
Ellen Yandell 33, wife married, Somerset Chard
Ivy Grimster 23, sister in law single, barmaid, Gloucestershire Bristol
Nora Grimster 20, sister in law single, barmaid, Gloucestershire Bristol

Census 1911.

Charles Yandell 43, head married, licensed victualler, Somerset Bishops Lydeard
Ellen Yandell 43, wife married, assisting in business, Somerset Chard
Louisa Mockridge 34, servant single, general domestic servant, London Paddington