Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Whiteladies Tavern Cotham Hill

1848. Hannah Atherton
1851 – 80. John Crocker
1880 – 87. Sarah Crocker
1889 – 92. William Crocker
1896 – 1950. Crocker Bros
1975. C. J. Walter
1950 Harry Whitmore

For years known locally as ‘Crocker’s’ the Whiteladies Tavern has been rebuilt twice since this photograph was taken in the 1860s and re-named several times

Census 1851.

John Crocker 31, head married, fly proprietor and victualler, Bristol St.Paul’s
Sarah Crocker 33, wife married, Gloucestershire Slimbridge
John Crocker 6 months, son, Bristol Westbury-on-Trym
Isaac Webster 42, visitor married, book keeper, Yorkshire Allerton
Joseph Smith 41, visitor widower, reed maker, Yorkshire Keighley
Frederick Smith 38, visitor widower, manufacturer, Yorkshire Keighley
Emma Rowles 17, servant unmarried, general servant, Somerset Tickenham

Census 1861.

John Crocker 39, head married, livery stable keeper & beer retailer, Bristol
Sarah Crocker 44, wife married, Gloucestershire Slimbridge
William Crocker 8, son, scholar, Bristol
Mary Pickford 23, servant unmarried, servant, Somerset Chew Magna

Census 1871.

John Crocker 49, head married, tavern keeper, Gloucestershire Durdham Down
Sarah Crocker 54, wife married, Gloucestershire Slimbridge
John Crocker 20, son unmarried, coach smith, Cotham Bristol
William Crocker 18, son unmarried, clerk at chemical works, Cotham Bristol
Sarah Bick 22, niece unmarried, barmaid, Wiltshire Devizes
James Maine 16, errand boy unmarried, Bristol

Census 1881.

Sarah Crocker 65, head widow, licensed victualler, Gloucestershire Slimbridge
Ann Bick 67, sister unmarried, formerley ladies maid, Gloucestershire Slimbridge
George J. Moorecroft 15, domestic servant, Bristol

Next door in Whiteladies Cottage
John W. Crocker 30, head married, licensed victualler, Bristol Westbury-On-Trym
Elizabeth Crocker 28, wife married, Wiltshire Devizes

This advertisement dates from 1859