Bristol’s Lost Pubs

Railroad Tavern Barton Road

1861 – 74. John Williams
1876 – 86. Henry Watts
1887 – 92. Mary Ann Watts
1896 – 1914. Frederick Palmer
1917 – 38. Mary Ann Bown
1944 – 53. Henry Robert Oaten

John Williams and Henry Watts were hauliers and beer retailers

Census 1861.

John Williams 43, head married, haulier, Fiddington Somerset
Dinah Williams 43, wife married, Bitton Gloucestershire
John Williams 17, son unmarried, carter, Bristol
Mary A. Williams 11, daughter scholar, Bristol
Elizabeth Williams 8, daughter scholar, Bristol
Eliza Williams 6, daughter scholar, Bristol
Emily Williams 2, daughter scholar, Bristol
John Castle 41, lodger unmarried, pensioner 19th foot, Bridgwater Somerset

Census 1881.

Henry Watts 30, head married, haulier & beer retailer, Wiltshire Swindon
Mary A. Watts 30, wife married, Bristol
Frederick W. Watts 4, son scholar, Bristol
Annie F. Watts 8 months, daughter, Bristol
Matilda Hackwell 15, general servant, Bristol

Census 1891.

Mary Ann Watts 40, head widow, publican, St.Philip’s Bristol
Henry J. Watts 15, son, office boy, St.Philip’s Bristol
Frederick Williams Watts 13, son, office boy, St.Philip’s Bristol
Annie Francis Watts 10, daughter scholar, St.Philip’s Bristol
May Williams Watts 8, daughter scholar, St.Philip’s Bristol
Mary Elizabeth Hackwell 22, servant single, inn servant, St.Philip’s Bristol

Census 1901.

Frederick Palmer 36, head married, beer retailer & coal dealer, Bristol
Elizabeth Palmer 48, wife married, Bristol
Henry John Watts 25, nephew single, clerk to oil & colour merchant, Bristol
May Williams Watts 18, niece single, general domestic servant, Bristol

Census 1911.

Frederick Palmer 46, head married, beer retailer, Temple Parish Bristol
Elzabeth Palmer 58, wife married, assisting in business, St.Philip’s Bristol
May Williams Watts 28, servant single, assisting in business, St.Philip’s Bristol