Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Cornubia Temple Street
The Cornubia (which is a Latin name for Cornwall) was possibly named after the S.S. Cornubia, a paddle steamer which plyed its trade between Hayle and Bristol in the late 1850s, a pub in Hayle bears the same name.

Rabbit Warren
1853 – 54. Simeon Pearce

1859 – 63. James Ferris
1863 – 78. James Ferris jnr.
1881. William London
1882 to 1885. William Marshall
1886 – 88. Charles Eyles
1890 – 93. Philip White
1895. Fred Yeoman
1896 to 1900. Charles Dunn
1901 – 03. Harriett Dunn
1905 – 13. William Mudge
1916 – 24. Ann Mudge
1927 – 53. Thomas Bawn
1956 – 60. William Barrett
1975. Mrs. E. Barrett

In 1851 this house was occupied by a fishmonger named William Gray. Simeon Pearce is listed in directories as a rabbit & game dealer, and beer retailer.

Census 1871.

James Nicholls 34, head married, beer house keeper, Doyton Gloucestershire
Mary A. Nicholls 28, wife married, Bristol St.Thomas
George Anns 34, boarder unmarried, soda water maker, London
Robert Fry 23, boarder unmarried, Harness maker, Banwell Somerset
Elizabeth Norman 14, servant, general domestic servant, Somerset Chew Magna

Census 1881.

James Nichols 43, head married, publican, Doynton Gloucestershire
Mary Ann Nichols 39, wife married, Bristol St.Thomas
Sarah Jones 30, servant widow, Newton Lancashire
John Rees 21, boarder unmarried, collier, Blaina Monmouth

Census 1891.

Abel Robert Freke 32, head married, publican, Weston-Super-Mare
Rosa A. Freke 30, wife married, Minehead
Florence C. Smith 22, sister in law single, barmaid, Minehead

Census 1901.

Charles Spratt 48, head married, brewer’s drayman, Tolland Somerset
Sarah Spratt 47, wife married, innkeeper, Crowford Somerset
Charles Spratt jnr 19, son single, commercial clerk, Bristol
Frank Sloman 23, nephew single, mason’s labourer, Milverton Somerset
Annie Sloman 20, niece single, Milverton Somerset

Census 1911.

Robert Hay Wallace 60, head married, beer retailer, Airdrie Lanarkshire
Eliza Ellen Wallace 59, wife married, Newton Abbott Devon
Agnes Bishop 28, daughter married, bar assistant, Newton Abbott Devon
Gertrude Metheral Wallace 24, daughter single, bar assistant and house worker, Newton Abbott Devon
Richard John Bishop 24, son in law married, cashier book keeper, Newport Monmouthshire
Thomas Reynold 25, boarder single, steel worker, St.Mark’s Southport
Agnes Metheral Bishop 7 months, grand-child St.Thomas Bristol
Violet Elizabeth Vogt 16, servant single, general help, S.Philip’s Bristol