Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Albion Bristol Road

1871 – 95. Samuel Durbin
1901 – 03. Edward Pine
1905 – 18. James Hayes
1918 – 38. Alice Hayes

The man in the picture is thought to be ex-police sergeant James Hayes, posing outside his pub around 1905.

Census 1871.
Beer House

Samuel Durbin 42, head married, mason employing 2 men & 1 boy inn keeper, Somerset Portishead
Hannah Durbin 39, wife married, Gloucestershire Elberton
William Durbin 17, son unmarried, mason, Somerset Portishead
Elizabeth Durbin 14, daughter scholar, Somerset Portishead
Emma Durbin 12, daughter scholar, Somerset Portishead
John Durbin 10, son scholar, Somerset Portishead
James Durbin 7, son scholar, Somerset Portishead
Rosa Durbin 3, daughter, Somerset Portishead
Agnes A. Durbin 1, daughter, Somerset Portishead

Census 1881.
Public House

Samuel Durbin 52, head married, mason, Portishead Somerset,
Hannah Durbin 49, wife married, Elberton Gloucestershire
Rosa Durbin 13, daughter scholar, Portishead Somerset
Elias Ward 52, boarder widower, agricultural labourer, Colchester Essex

Census 1891.

Samuel Durbin 59, head married, landlord (Albion Inn), Somerset Portishead
Hannah Durbin 58, wife married, landlady, Gloucestershire Olveston
Elias Ward 60, lodger widower, dock labourer, Suffolk Needham Market

Census 1901.

Edward J. Pine 42, head married, inn keeper, Devon Tavistock
Louisa Pine 43, wife married, confectioner’s assistant, Somerset Taunton
Frederick G. Pine 19, son single, butcher, Somerset Wedmore
Edward V. Pine 16, son single, butcher, Somerset Wedmore
Herbert H. Pine 9, son, Somerset Clevedon
George Thorne 74, boarder widower, living on own means, Somerset Lydeard St.Lawrence
Berkeley T. Reynolds 30, boarder single, living on own means, Middlesex London
Florence L. Urch 15, servant single, general domestic servant, Somerset North Weston

Census 1911.

James Hayes 52, head married, licensed victualler, Uphill Somerset
Alice Hayes 53, wife married, assisting in business, Shepton Mallett Somerset
Victoria Gwenllian Hayes 23, daughter single, assisting in business, Monkton Combe Somerset
Melita Frances Hayes 19, daughter single, assisting in business, Taunton Somerset
Thomas Salmon Ralls 8, step son, Clevedon Somerset
Ivan Jack Douglas Ralls 3, step son, London
Edna Marens 17, visitor single, no occupation, Tongatt Nepal (British Subject)

The 1911 census reveals that not counting the scullery, landing, lobby, closet, bathroom; nor warehouse, office or shop, the Albion had 16 rooms.