Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Black Horse West Street

Maurice Hennessy was also a cattle dealer. In 1911, brewers Samuel Allsopp & Sons of Burton-on-Trent took the Black Horse on a twenty one year lease from owner William Higgs of Keynsham, the lease was for the pub with coal house at the rear and use of the hauling way and yard, the annual rent was £112 – 10s

1775. William Figgins
1792 – 1800. Timothy Booth
1806. William Higgs
1816 – 22. William Whitford
1823. Mrs Whitford
1826. S. Whitford
1828. Harry Burgess
1830 – 34. William Higgs
1837 – 52. Maurice Hennessy
1854 – 68. Patrick Murphy
1869 – 79. William R. W. Highman
1881 – 1904. Samuel Broom
1906. Alfred Powell
1909 – 11. William Henry Dorsett
1914. Thomas Dodd
1921. John Bateman
1925 – 28. Alice Louisa Stephens
1930. George Morley
1931. Wilfred Abbott
1932 to 1934. Lydia May Abbott
1935 – 44. Robert Lane
1950. George Moore
1950. Henry George Head
1953 – 56. Kenneth Edward Evans
1960 – 75. R. E. Hooper

Census 1841.

Maurice Hennessy 40, publican, Irish
Mary Hennessy 50, born in county
Joseph Hennessy 15, Irish
John Collins 20, born in county
Mary Ann Collins 20, independent, not born in county
Mary Jenkins 20, independent, not born in county
Ann Corkran 20, servant, born in county
Peter Deady 50, publican, Irish
Patrick Vaughan 60, publican, Irish
Robert Doisey 30, publican, Irish
Timothy Sullivan 20, labourer, Irish

Census 1851.

Maurice Hennessy 55, head widower, inn keeper, Cork
Joseph Hennessy 26, son married, commission agent, Cork
Mary Hennessy 26, daughter inlaw, Waterford
Maurice Hennessy 2 months, grandson, Bristol
Margaret Slattery 18, visitor unmarried, Ireland
Theresa Mulligan 26, servant unmarried, general servant, Dublin

Census 1861.

Patrick Murphy 52, head married, victualler, Ireland
Mary Murphy 52, wife married, Ireland
Mary Ann Wise 18, servant unmarried, barmaid, Gloucestershire Stroud
Eliza Good 19, servant unmarried, barmaid, Ireland
Elizabeth Smith 21, servant unmarried, Gloucestershire Stroud

Census 1871.

William R. W. Highman 49, head married, spirit merchant, Clifton
Martha Highman 40, wife married, Bristol
John Highman 18, son unmarried, clerk, Melbourne Australia
Fred H. Highman 16, son unmarried, clerk, Swindon Wiltshire
Florence Ada Highman 6, daughter, Bristol
Kate Highman 4, daughter, Bristol
Sarah Williams 21, unmarried barmaid, Clifton
Alice M. Highman 6 weeks, daughter, Bristol
James Duffett 31, servant unmarried, general servant, Bristol
Martha Sage 22, servant unmarried, general servant, Bishop Sutton
Jane Cheese 19, servant unmarried,general servant, Wraxhall

Census 1881.

Samuel Broom 29, head married, licensed victualler, London E. Bethnal Green
Susan Broom 35, wife married, Gloucestershire Oldbury
Albert S. Broom 10, son scholar, Kent Dover
Alice E. Broom 4, daughter scholar, Surrey Croydon
Ellen M. Broom 2, daughter scholar, London S.E. Peckham
Elizabeth Nichols 13, general servant, Somerset Wedmore

Census 1891.

Samuel Broom 39, head married, licensed victualler’s manager, London Bethnal Green
Susan Broom 45, wife married, Gloucestershire Oldbury on Severn
Alice Broom 14, daughter scholar, Surrey Croydon
Clare Ponton 22, servant unmarried, general domestic servant, Gloucestershire Gloucester

Census 1901.

Samuel Broom 49, head married, licensed victualler, London
Matilda Broom 36, wife married, Gloucester Gloucestershire
Doris Broom 7, daughter, Bristol
Kate Davis 19, servant single, barmaid, Gloucestershire Kingswood
Lilla Miles 17, servant single, domestic servant, Bristol
Ivy Wilshire 4, visitor, Gloucestershire Kingswood
Ruby Wilshire 2, visitor, Gloucestershire Kingswood
Rose Newham 22, servant single, domestic serant, Bristol

Census 1911.

William Henry Dorsett 51, head married, publican, Sussex Brighton
Sarah Jane Dorsett 43, wife married, assisting in business, Kanopee Madras East India (British Subject)
Thomas Christopher Hobson 7, nephew school, Dublin County Dublin
Mary Louisa Hobson 7, niece school, London
Thomas Doad 31, assistant single, barman, Cheshire Birkenhead
Emily Withers 20, servant single, general domestic servant, Somerset Bishopsworth