Bristol’s Lost Pubs

General Picton Picton Street

1837. George Hedges
1839 – 63. John Cox
1865 – 83. John Cox jnr
1885 – 89. James Ellis
1891 – 96. Thomas Challenger
1896 – 01. Caroline Brimble
1904 – 11. Adelaide Hancock
1914 – 17. Jessie May Clarke
1921. George Hallett
1925 – 53. Walter Blackmore
1956. Eliza Blackmore

The General Picton occupied No.22 Picton Street until the mid 1890s when a change in door numbering made it No.6. In the 1860s the pub was enlarged by extending in to the house next door.

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Census 1841.

John Cox 25, publican, not born in county
Ann Cox 27, not born in county
Joseph Cox 6, born in county
John Cox 4, born in county
Amelia Cox 2, born in county
Fanny Cox 1, born in county
Mary O’Chaunessey 35, Ireland
George Pridday 16, not born in county

Census 1851.

John Cox 39, head married, farmer of 100 acres employing 4 men, Wiltshire Brinkworth
Esther Cox 34, wife married, Gloucestershire Moreton
Joseph Cox 16, son scholar, Bristol
John Cox 14, son scholar, Bristol
Amelia Cox 11, daughter scholar, Bristol
Mary Lippett 24, servant unmarried, general servant, Gloucestershire Moreton

Census 1861.

John Cox 49, head married, beer house keeper, Wiltshire Brinkworth
Hester Cox 45, wife married, Gloucestershire Morton
John Cox 23, son unmarried, carpenter, Bristol
Mary Hobbs 19, niece unmarried, dressmaker, Gloucestershire Morton

Census 1871.

John Cox 33, head married,.licensed victualler, Bristol
Mary Cox 28, wife married, Bristol
Hester K. Cox 2, daughter, Bristol
Frank Cox 1 month, son, Bristol
Martha Greenman 23, servant unmarried, general servant, Gloucestershire Thornbury

Census 1881.

John Cox 44, head married, licensed victualler, Bristol
Mary Cox 38, wife married, Bristol
John Cox 17, son unmarried, Bristol
Amelia Cox 15, daughter scholar, Bristol
Hester Kate Cox 12, daughter scholar, Bristol
Frank Cox 10, son scholar, Bristol
Sydney Cox 8, son scholar, Bristol
Fred Percy Cox 6, son scholar, Bristol
Emily Courtney 25, servant unmarried, general servant, Bristol
Elizabeth Radford 15, servant unmarried, general servant, Bristol

Census 1891.

Thomas Challenger 54, head married, licensed victualler, Bristol Temple
Catherine J. Challenger 46, wife married, Somersetshire Bath
Charles N. Challenger 13, son scholar, Bristol St.James’
Thomas W. F. Challenger 11, son scholar, Bristol St.Paul’s
Mary A. Perry 35, servant unmarried, general servant, Bristol St.James’

Census 1901.

Caroline Brimble 21, head single, inn keeper, Somerset Radstock
Alice M. Iles 24, servant single, barmaid, Somerset Totterdown

Census 1911.

Adelaide hancock 47, head widow, licensed victualler, Glastonbury
Kathleen Hancock 18, daughter unmarried, assisting in business, Bristol
Richard Hancock 15, son, office estate agent, Bristol
Philip Hancock 12, son school, Bristol
Pascoe Hancock 10, son school, Bristol
Augusta Hancock 8, daughter school, Bristol