ARMORY LANE

On east side of St Mary’s Street
Included in Sadler’s Directory of 1784
Included in Pigot’s Directory of 1830
The Jolly Brewers pub and Colewort Barracks at the east end
Recorded in 1939 Directory as running from 54 Highbury Street



Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 30 October 1837

To be sold by private contract, five freehold dwelling houses, being No 20, in St Mary Street, in the occupation of Mr Peckham, Shoe-maker, and No 21, in the occupation of Mr Hansford, Grocer &c., and the three adjoining houses in Armory Lane.  Further particulars may be obtained on application, (if by letter, post-paid) to Mr George Cole, Artist, No 1 Green Row.




1841 Census

John Penny : Labourer : 50 yrs

Sarah : 50 yrs

Elizabeth Dale : 70 yrs


Mary Brinnonoke :30 yrs

Emelia : 4 yrs

Eliza : 2 yrs

May Ann Field : 20 yrs

George : 2 yrs

Sarah Gibbens : 5 yrs

Bernard Coventry : 3 yrs


James Tee : Blacksmith ; 40 yrs

Susan : 40 yrs

Jane : 13 yrs

George : 12 yrs

James : 8 yrs

Elizabeth Reed : 30 yrs

Joseph Sedgley : Navy :35 yrs

Mary : 30 yrs

Mary Ann : 8 yrs

Alice : 6 yrs

John : 4 yrs

Jane : 2 yrs

Ann Inman : 20 yrs

Ann French : 20 yrs

Thomas : 1 yr


John Costigen : Army : 20 yrs

Mary : 20 yrs

William : 2 yrs

William Davis : 25 yrs

Ellen : 20 yrs

John : 3 yrs

William : 4 months 

William Burnett : Army : 25 yrs

Ann : 25 yrs

Mary Ann : 11 months

Daniel Hurst : 60 yrs

Mary : 35 yrs

Catherine : 20 yrs

Felicity : Dressmaker : 15 yrs

Cornelius : 14 yrs

James : 5 yrs


Eliza Webb : Stay Maker : 40 yrs

Mary Cassingham : Laundress : 30 yrs

Mary : 10 yrs

John : 8 yrs

James : 5 yrs

Henry Cook : Shipwright : 30 yrs

Charlotte : 30 yrs

Henry : 2 yrs

John : 3 months


Robert Dunn : 50 yrs

Jones Hudson : 40 yrs

Jane : 30 yrs

Margaret Cook : 20 yrs

Elizabeth Nicholson : 70 yrs


Mary Bailey : 30 yrs

Thomas : 8 yrs

Elizabeth : 4 yrs

Mary : 7 weeks 

Louisa Lacey : 30 yrs

Charles : 7 yrs


Bridget Fitzpatrick : 20 yrs

John Denham : 65 yrs

George : 40 yrs

Thomas Reed : Licensed Victualler : 45 yrs

Rosina : 40 yrs

Rosina : 7 yrs

Mary Froom : 20 yrs

Sarah Kennedy : 20 yrs

Catherine Stephenson : 25 yrs

William Mahon : Army : 45 yrs

Mary : 40 yrs

Mary : 10 yrs


Mary Higgs : 50 yrs

Ann Baldon : 20 yrs

Elizabeth Abrige : 55 yrs

James Fordham : Labourer : 75 yrs

Catherine : 65 yrs

Daniel Gilligan : 50 yrs

Mary : 45 yrs

Daniel : 16 yrs

Richard : 12 yrs

Mary : 9 yrs

Elizabeth : 6 yrs

Samuel Seally : Grocer : 20 yrs

Robert : Shoemaker : 30 yrs

Ann : Grocer : 65 yrs

Mary : 35 yrs

Sarah Lummies : 20 yrs

Ann Cox : 20 yrs

Eliza Jeffrey : 28 yrs

William Lummies : 3 yrs

Thomas : 6 months

Elizabeth Harbin : 30 yrs

Margaret : 8 yrs

Mary Ann : 7 yrs

Isabella : 5 yrs

Jane McLochlin : 25 yrs

Harriett : 2 yrs

Mary Mudhop : 30 yrs

Ann Brinscombe : 55 yrs

Edward : Navy : 25 yrs

Mary : 22 yrs

Eliza : 3 months

Charlotte : 14 yrs

Ann Rodes : 30 yrs


Richard Hyde : Labourer : 30 yrs

Jane : 30 yrs

William : 7 yrs

Richard ; 5 yrs

George : 4 yrs

James : 1 yr


In a Yard

William Knight : Labourer ; 55 yrs

Hannah : 50 yrs

Sarah : 10 yrs

Richard : 8 yrs

James New : Labourer : 25 yrs

John Pratt : Shoemaker : 50 yrs

Harriett : 50 yrs

John : Apprentice Tinman : 15 yrs


Elizabeth Leggets : Grocer : 60 yrs

Emelia : 40 yrs

Elizabeth : 20 yrs

Esther : 15 yrs

John : 15 yrs

Elizabeth : 6 yrs


Richard Carey : Licensed Victualler : 35 yrs

Elizabeth : 35 yrs

William : Labourer : 15 yrs

Edward : Blacksmith : 15 yrs

Richard Smithers :Shoemaker : 35 yrs

Ann : 30 yrs

Phillip Stone : Mariner : 20 yrs

Martha : 20 yrs

Ann : 3 months

Jane Nurson : Eating House Keeper : 35 yrs

Mary Charters : 70 yrs

Alexander : Millwright : 45 yrs

Sybella : 35 yrs

Mary : 12 yrs

James : 11 yrs

Sybella : 9 yrs


William Bateman : 55 yrs

Joseph Warren : Shoemaker : 40 yrs

Maria : 40 yrs

Mary Ann : Dressmaker : 26 yrs

John Moore : Glover : 65 yrs

Jane : 60 yrs

John : 35 yrs

Elizabeth Ayling : 25 yrs






Saturday 31 July 1852 : Hampshire Telegraph

Illegal Weights in Possession - Samuel Sealey, grocer, in Armoury Lane, was charged by the Inspector of Weights with having in his possession, in his shop, three weights, one pretending to be a pound weight, and two weights, each pretending to be an ounce weight, all deficient;  it was a bad case, and the bench fined the defendant 20s and costs, 

and in default of goods or payment, to be imprisoned for 14 days.  Afterwards paid.Saturday 23 March 1867 : Hampshire Advertiser

The licence for The Two Jolly Brewers, Armoury Lane, transferred from Edward Clements to Jonathan Winter, late a mate on board the Alfred.


Saturday 18 December 1869 : Hampshire Telegraph

Charges of Harbouring Prostitutes

John McFadden, the landlord of The Two Jolly Brewers, Armoury Lane was charged with allowing prostitutes to assemble in his house.

Case Dismissed


Hampshire Telegraph : Wednesday 2 March 1870

Louisa Ford, a young woman described as “unfortunate” was placed at the bar on a charge of having been drunk and riotous.  The defendant was quarrelling with another girl in Armoury lane late on the previous night, and as she was drunk, would not go away when requested to do so by the police, she was taken into custody.  The prisoner pleaded guilty, and offered nothing in her defence.  Mr Curtis, in passing sentence, said it appeared that the prisoner had been already convicted upon four occasions, and she now be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for the space of 21 days.  He cautioned her that if she came before the court again this conviction would be proved in a formal manner, and she would be committed for trial at the Quarter Sessions, when she would receive a very severe sentence 


Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 23 August 1873

Jane Attwood, alias Bruce, charged by Ps Porter with having been drunk and disorderly at three o’clock on Sunday morning, in Armoury Lane, where she was using most disgraceful language, was, after previous convictions, sentenced to two months imprisonment with hard labour.


Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 16 March 1881

John Johnson, 25, a gunner of the Royal Artillery, was charged on suspicion with stealing a towel, two handkerchiefs, three gloves, a pair of woollen mits, and a pair of spectacles, the property of a person unknown.  About one o’clock this morning prisoner was seen by Constable Tilbury in Armoury Lane with the articles in his possession, and when asked to account for them he said that he usually carried them.  Prisoner was remanded for a week.



1891 Census

William H Arnell : Boiler Maker : 24 yrs

Margaret : 32 yrs

William J J : 4 yrs

 

1 Armory Lane

1861 Census

Ellen White : Lodging House Keeper : 36 yrs

Dennis Donnovan : 21 yrs

John : 12 yrs



1871 Census


Charles Spice : Working Cutler : 29 yrs

Lizzie Thomas : Formerly Servant : 23 yrs

Sarah Grott : Servant : 25 yrs

Lydia Thomas : Dressmaker ;37 yrs

Henry Fry : Sail Maker : 39 yrs



1891 Census

William McCormack : Blacksmith : 53 yrs

Elizabeth : Laundress : 50 yrs

Mary : Laundress : 20 yrs

William : Mail Driver : 19 yrs

Emily : General Servant : 17 yrs


Charles Bullock : Wire Skewer Maker : 48 yrs

Jane : 44 yrs

Hellen : 10 yrs


Elizabeth Williams : Street Singer : 48 yrs

Mary A : Charwoman : 21 yrs

Henry : 3 yrs

Mary : 5 yrs


Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 20 June 1894

On Tuesday next, June 26th, 1894

Messrs Penney & Clark’s order of sale of freehold properties, building land, and shares, at their auction mart, King’s Road, Southsea, on the above date, at seven o’clock in the evening

Nos 36 and 38 Highbury Street

Peremptory sale to close the estate , by direction of the Trustee of the will of the late Mr James Carr; freehold business premises

Nos 1, 2 and 3 Armoury Lane, tenements let at 3s 9d per week each; large two storey store adjoining at present in hand

Nos 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 Armoury Lane, five leasehold tenements, used as stores

Vendor’s Solicitor; Mr G Cosens Prior, High Street.



1911 Census

Walter Batts : Coal Porter : 41 yrs

Margaret Alice : 41 yrs

 

2 Armory Lane

1851 Census

Low Lodging House

Thomas Brown : Saddler : 44 yrs

Elizabeth : 40 yrs

Thomas : 14 yrs


Thomas Dickson : Marine Dealer & Lodging House Keeper : 29 yrs

Mary : 34 yrs

Sarah : 9 yrs

Jane : 3 yrs


Mary Sidgeley : Domestic Servant : 18 yrs

Emma : 64 yrs


George Battersby : Casual Cooper, Miller’s Labourer : 29 yrs

John Pigot : Casual Lodger, Servant out of Place : 28 yrs

Thomas Knop : Casual Lodger, Servant out of Place : 15 yrs


Ellen Madden : Itinerant Irish Mendicant : 35 yrs

Mary : Itinerant Irish Mendicant : 14 yrs

Peter : 7 yrs

Thomas : 5 yrs

Dennis 6 yrs

Margarett : 10 yrs





1861 Census


Elizabeth Ward : 20 yrs

Ann Farnsworth : 26 yrs

Sarah Cross : 17 yrs

James Harris : Pensioner, RN : 48 yrs

George Huse : Labourer : 45 yrs

Robert Leveson : Labourer : 36 yrs

Thomas Lineham : Labourer : 32 yrs

James Dolemore : Shoemaker : 19 yrs

Harriett Dutton : Servant : 50 yrs

Charles Guille : Labourer : 15 yrs



1871 Census


William Smith : Fish & Fruit Carter : 38 yrs

Rose : 30 yrs

Thomas Taylor : Able Seaman, RN : 26 yrs

Mary : 29 yrs



1881 Census

Unoccupied



1911 Census


Henry Softly : General Labourer : 41 yrs

Emily : 37 yrs

Henry : 11 yrs

Thomas : 9 yrs

Emily : 2 yrs

Hetty : 4 months

 

3 Armory Lane

1851 Census

Robert Myer : Mariner : 62 yrs

Ann Simpson : Servant out of Place : 29 yrs



1861 Census


John Williams : Labourer : 23 yrs

Mary A : 24 yrs

Edward Smith : Labourer : 30 yrs

Sophia : 25 yrs

John House : Pensioner : 33 yrs

Mary A : 33 yrs


1871 Census

Louisa Jones : Formerly Laundress : 48 yrs

Mary : Dressmaker : 25 yrs

Emma Nicholson : Formerly Dressmaker : 27 yrs

Lizzie Sheppard : Servant ; 22 yrs

William Jackson : Bricklayer : 32 yrs

William Collins : Blacksmith : 29 yrs



1881 Census


William McCormack : Blacksmith, unemployed : 46 yrs

Eliza : 42 yrs

Robert : Brick Maker : 16 yrs

Elizabeth : Domestic Servant : 14 yrs

Mary Dicks : 11 yrs

William : 9 yrs

Emily : 6 yrs

Alice : 1 yr



Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 20 January 1882


The Coroner (W H Garrington Esq) hld an inquest at the Ship Kent, St Mary’s Street, last evening, on the body of Dennis Maley, labourer aged 40 years, of 3 Armoury Lane.  It was states that on the noght of the 16th instant, deceased was found lying on the pavement, very drunk, by Emma King.  She called the assistance of four men, who carried him to his room and left him there alone..  At 11.30 am the following day King, not hearing him about, went into the room and found him lying dead on the floor.  Dr Morley, of High Street, was called, and, on examining the body, he found death to have been caused by congestion of the lungs, accelerated by exposure and excessive drinking.  The jury returned a verdict to that effect.



1891 Census

Richard Povey : General Labourer : 36 yrs

Mary Oliver : Housekeeper : 40 yrs

Thomas : General Labourer : 16 yrs




Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 20 June 1894

On Tuesday next, June 26th, 1894

Messrs Penney & Clark’s order of sale of freehold properties, building land, and shares, at their auction mart, King’s Road, Southsea, on the above date, at seven o’clock in the evening

Nos 36 and 38 Highbury Street

Peremptory sale to close the estate , by direction of the Trustee of the will of the late Mr James Carr; freehold business premises

Nos 1, 2 and 3 Armoury Lane, tenements let at 3s 9d per week each; large two storey store adjoining at present in hand

Nos 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 Armoury Lane, five leasehold tenements, used as stores

Vendor’s Solicitor; Mr G Cosens Prior, High Street.



1911 Census

Mary Ann Marks : Charwoman : 53 yrs

Joseph Imeson Lax : Royal Marine : 28 yrs

Ann Elizabeth : 25 yrs

Frank Jesse : Fire Stoker, Brewery : 21 yrs

Joseph Frank : 4 yrs

Phyllis Ann : 2 yrs

 

4 Armory Lane

1851 Census

A store but used only in Day.


1861 Census

James Kerr : Labourer : 24 yrs

Ellen : 24 yrs

Margaret : 2 yrs

Honora Donnovan : 80 yrs


1871 Census


Timothy Richardson : : Labourer ; 60 yrs

Ellen : 40 yrs

Louisa Jones : Annuitant : 80 yrs

John Goodwin : Labourer : 17 yrs

Ellen Carr : 8 yrs

Amra Donovan : 8 yrs


1881 Census

Mary A Silver : Retailer of Fish and Fruit : 41 yrs

Joseph Knight : Soldier : 43 yrs


Frederick Wingfield : General Labourer : 47 yrs

Susan : 33 yrs

Edmund : 7 yrs

Charlotte : 9 months



1911 Census


John Marks : Boilermaker’s Labourer : 45 yrs

Harriett : 46 yrs

 

5 Armory Lane
“Two Jolly Brewers”

1851 Census


Low Lodging House


Jane Morgan : Lodging House Keeper : 32 yrs

Emma : 28 yrs

Edward Bowden : Butcher : 16 yrs

Charles Morley : Baker : 48 yrs


William Smith : Licensed Victualler : 71 yrs

Henry : Shipwright’s Apprentice : 28 yrs

Frances Pooley : Domestic Servant : 28 yrs

John : Tap Boy : 4 yrs

George Brooks : Carpenter : 52 yrs

James King : Hawker : 18 yrs

Jane Ramsbotham : Itinerant Vendor : 26 yrs

Emma : 9 yrs

Clare : 4 yrs

John : 2 months

Jane : 3 months

James Wiffan : Lawyer : 44 yrs

John Wherton : Itinerant Umbrella Mender : 36 yrs

Frances : 33 yrs

Abigail : 1 yr

Sarah : 3 months

James Cradick : Tramp : 41 yrs

Maria : 33 yrs

Frederic George : 4 yrs

John Ferlaven : 19 yrs

Charlotte Margariff : Mendicant : 19 yrs

Robert Absolom : Itinerant Vendor : 31 yrs

Ellen : Wife of Tramp : 31 yrs

Mary Ann : 4 yrs

John Stock : Itinerant Vendor : 38 yrs

Mark Horton : Blacksmith : 34 yrs

Ann Whiffpin : Mendicant : 34 yrs



1861 Census


Emma Ablett : Dressmaker : 36 yrs

Rose Wright (adopted) : 9 yrs

George Gore : Labourer : 28 yrs

Louisa : 23 yrs



Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 23 March 1867


Transfer of Licence - The Two Jolly Brewers, Armoury Lane from Edward Clements to 

Jonathan Winter, late a mate on board Alfred.



Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 18 December 1869


John McFadden, the landlord of the “Two Jolly Brewers” in Armoury Lane, was charged with allowing prostitutes to assemble in his house.  Mr Cousins appeared for the defendant.On Saturday evening, the 4th inst., Sergeant Porter and Police Constable Burton visited the defendant’s house at seven o’clock and found nine prostitutes at the bar, in the company of soldiers.  The defendant’s attention was drawn to the circumstance, when he replied “Alright.” and told the women to leave.  He (the Sergeant) saw two leave with soldiers, and two by themselves, but several others entered and left.

At eight o’clock the police again visited the house, and found seven prostitutes there, four being the same women who were there on the first visit, and who had not left the house.  The house, it was said, was the canteen to the Colewart Barracks, a sentry walking up and down outside, although it was not licensed as such.  Mr Cousins admitted that the facts as stated by the sergeant were substantially correct; but he argued that the Magistrates were bound by the decision of the Judges, whatever they might think of the state of the law.  It had been generally understood that it was enough to prove that the women were longer in the house than was necessary to obtain refreshment, but it was not now necessary to go as far as that, it having been decided that there must be overt acts on the part of the women showing that they were there for the purpose of carrying on their calling.  There was no evidence of this, he argued, in the present case and that therefor the information could not be sustained.  Case dismissed.



1871 Census

Ellen Butler : Charwoman : 48 yrs


1881 Census

John McFadden : Licensed Victualler : 57 yrs

Michael : 21 yrs

Mary A Tobin : 23 yrs

John H : 3 yrs

Frances A Sandells : General Servant : 29 yrs

Michael McVey : Musician : 50 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Thursday 28 August 1890


Frederick White Burry applied, through Mr G H King, for the removal of a full licence from the Two Jolly Brewers, Armoury Lane.



1891 Census


James Newberry : Licensed Victualler : 60 yrs

William Streeter : General Labourer : 33 yrs

Harriet : 34 yrs

James Parton : General Labourer : 46 yrs

Clara : Hawker : 52 yrs

William Marshall : General Labourer : 52 yrs

William Crowley : Shoe Black : 16 yrs

William Keachil : Shoe Black : 18 yrs

Frederick : Shoe Black : 16 yrs

John Smith : General Labourer : 18 yrs

James Aldridge : Boot Black : 21 yrs

Edward Marsh : Shoe Black : 14 yrs

Edward True : Shoe Black : 24 yrs


Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 21 January 1893


James Carr, Jun, a labourer, aged 30, of Armoury Lane, who was remanded yesterday in custody pleaded not guilty to assaulting William Streeter,”deputy” of the the Two Jolly Brewers, lodging house, Armoury Lane. The prosector’s head was covered with patches of sticking plaster.  It was stated that about 6 pm on the 14th inst., the prisoner came to the house and commenced quarrelling with the inmates, striking prosecutor’s wife and daughter, and when prosecutor interfered prisoner knocked him down and kicked him heavily about the head and body.  The prisoner, called Thomas Portiss, labourer, of Kennedy’s Lodging House, Oyster Street, and Ellen Carr, the prisoner’s sister for the defence.  The bench stated that they considered prisoner to be the most dangerous man they had in Portsmouth.  Prisoner, who has previously been convicted of larceny, drunkenness, and assault, was sentenced to two months hard labour.



Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 20 June 1894

On Tuesday next, June 26th, 1894

Messrs Penney & Clark’s order of sale of freehold properties, building land, and shares, at their auction mart, King’s Road, Southsea, on the above date, at seven o’clock in the evening

Nos 36 and 38 Highbury Street

Peremptory sale to close the estate , by direction of the Trustee of the will of the late Mr James Carr; freehold business premises

Nos 1, 2 and 3 Armoury Lane, tenements let at 3s 9d per week each; large two storey store adjoining at present in hand

Nos 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 Armoury Lane, five leasehold tenements, used as stores

Vendor’s Solicitor; Mr G Cosens Prior, High Street.



1911 Census

Bessie Hockley : Corset Maker : 36 yrs

Annie E : 9 yrs

Herbert Baker : General Labourer : 23 yrs

 

6 Armory Lane

Background and History

1851 Census

Low Lodging House

Jane Miller : Prostitute : 49 yrs

Louisa : Prostitute : 19 yrs

Jane Westland : Prostitute : 18 yrs

Henry : 3 months

John Smith : Hat Maker : 63 yrs

Amelia : 50 yrs

Samuel Sinemon : Soldier on Furlough : 27 yrs

Priscilla ; 25 yrs


1861 Census


Isabella Hughes : Hawker : 49 yrs

Rosina : 13 yrs

Timothy Richardson : Labourer : 35 yrs

Ellen : 30 yrs

William Marsh : Shoemaker : 30 yrs

Mary A : Needlewoman : 36 yrs

Mary A Abaum : Hawker : 13 yrs



1871 Census


James Carr : Hawker : 60 yrs

Ellen : 32 yrs

Margaret : 12 yrs

James : 5 yrs

Patrick : 3 yrs

Augustus Ward : Labourer : 21 yrs

Dennis Maloy : Stoker, HMS Orantes : 45 yrs



1881 Census

Zachariah Williams : Army Pensioner : 77 yrs

Elizabeth : Housekeeper : 47 yrs

William : Errand Boy : 16 yrs

Alice : 13 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 20 June 1894

On Tuesday next, June 26th, 1894

Messrs Penney & Clark’s order of sale of freehold properties, building land, and shares, at their auction mart, King’s Road, Southsea, on the above date, at seven o’clock in the evening

Nos 36 and 38 Highbury Street

Peremptory sale to close the estate , by direction of the Trustee of the will of the late Mr James Carr; freehold business premises

Nos 1, 2 and 3 Armoury Lane, tenements let at 3s 9d per week each; large two storey store adjoining at present in hand

Nos 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 Armoury Lane, five leasehold tenements, used as stores

Vendor’s Solicitor; Mr G Cosens Prior, High Street.

 

7 Armory Lane

1851 Census

Milk Dealer

Daniel Hart : Chelsea Pensioner : 67 yrs

Mary Milk Woman : 67 yrs

Kate : Household Servant : 29 yrs

Cornelius : Boot Maker : 24 yrs

James : Boot Maker’s Apprentice : 15 yrs



1861 Census

“Two Jolly Brewers Tavern”


Robert Balston : Licensed Victualler : 45 yrs

Ann : 37 yrs

George R : 13 yrs

Rosina P : 7 yrs

Robert J : 5 yrs

Alice : 3 yrs

James T : 2 months

Frances J Case : House Servant : 17 yrs



1871 Census


John McFadden : Army Pensioner, Licensed Victualler : 47 yrs

Margaret : 47 yrs

Patrick : 18 yrs

Mary A : 13 yrs

Michael : 11 yrs

Joseph Kinnane : Army Pensioner : 50 yrs

John Kelly : Army Pensioner : 48 yrs

John Fry : Army Pensioner : 41 yrs


1881 Census


William Tayler : Tailor : 49 yrs

James Bailey : 7 yrs

Harriet Emery : Laundress : 34 yrs

William Dalton : Coal Labourer : 40 yrs

Sabina : Laundress : 36 yrs


James Carr : General Dealer : 44 yrs

Ellen : 40 yrs

Margaret McDonald : : Sewing machinist : 22 yrs

Ellen Carr : Dressmaker : 18 yrs

James : Groom : 17 yrs

Patrick : 14 yrs

John : 8 yrs


William Marsh : Shoemaker : 55 yrs

Mary A Aran : Housekeeper : 54 yrs

William Marsh : General Labourer ; 18 yrs

Thomas Cox : General Labourer : 18 yrs

Thomas Kearney : General Labourer ; 18 yrs

James Lang : General Labourer : 37 yrs


Eila Thomas : : 28 yrs

Mary A Ayling : 33 yrs

Sarah A Hallin : 23 yrs

George Barrett : Ganeral Labourer L 28 yrs

John Brown : Army Pensioner : 45 yrs


Ellen Butler : Lets Lodgings : 42 yrs

Mary A Bray : Charwoman : 74 yrs


Elizabeth Williams : 27 yrs

Emma McDonald : 29 yrs

Rose Smith : 26 yrs

John Rabbitt : Comic Singer : 29 yrs




1891 Census

James Carr : General Dealer : 52 yrs

Ellen : 50 yrs

Ellen : 28 yrs

Patrick : Blacksmith : 24 yrs

John : Engineer & Fitter : 18 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 20 June 1894

On Tuesday next, June 26th, 1894

Messrs Penney & Clark’s order of sale of freehold properties, building land, and shares, at their auction mart, King’s Road, Southsea, on the above date, at seven o’clock in the evening

Nos 36 and 38 Highbury Street

Peremptory sale to close the estate , by direction of the Trustee of the will of the late Mr James Carr; freehold business premises

Nos 1, 2 and 3 Armoury Lane, tenements let at 3s 9d per week each; large two storey store adjoining at present in hand

Nos 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 Armoury Lane, five leasehold tenements, used as stores

Vendor’s Solicitor; Mr G Cosens Prior, High Street.

 

8 Armory Lane

1861 Census

House & Shop Empty


1871 Census

Charles Clements : Hawker : 45 yrs

Rose : 30 yrs


Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 24 April 1880

On Tuesday next, April 27th, 1880

Good Letting Property in the town of Portsmouth

Messrs Penney & Clark are favoured with instructions from the owners to sell by public auction, at their auction mart, King’s Road, Southsea, on the above date, commencing at seven o’clock in the evening ;

Lot 1 : All that freehold five roomed dwelling house with shop and yard, situate and being No 24 St Mary’s Street, let to Mr Ash at the low rental of £16 per annum

Lot 2 :  All those freehold business premises being No 56 St Mary’s Street, comprising good shop, two parlours, five bedrooms, two attics, cellar, kitchen, scullery, and yard with side entrance.  Together with with adjoining brick-built bakehouse, fitted with three good ovens and loft and store over.

Lot 3 : Nos 8 & 9 Armoury Lane, St Mary’s Street, let to Messrs Silver and Gester, at weekly rentals producing £18.4s per annum.  Together with the adjoining large paved yard, with 15 ft gate entrance to Armoury Lane, and the whole of the capital range piggeries, stabling, cart sheds, and out-houses as erected thereon, the whole possessing a frontage of 41 ft and a depth of 81 ft, or thereabouts. Let to Mr Beech, upon a lease for 14 years from 24th June, 1872, at the low rental of £20 per annum.

The above properties are in connection with the main drain and the water laid on.

May be viewed by permission of the tenants, and further particulars obtained of Mr W Marshall, Solicitor, Kent Road, Southsea.


Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 20 June 1894

On Tuesday next, June 26th, 1894

Messrs Penney & Clark’s order of sale of freehold properties, building land, and shares, at their auction mart, King’s Road, Southsea, on the above date, at seven o’clock in the evening

Nos 36 and 38 Highbury Street

Peremptory sale to close the estate , by direction of the Trustee of the will of the late Mr James Carr; freehold business premises

Nos 1, 2 and 3 Armoury Lane, tenements let at 3s 9d per week each; large two storey store adjoining at present in hand

Nos 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 Armoury Lane, five leasehold tenements, used as stores

Vendor’s Solicitor; Mr G Cosens Prior, High Street.

 

9 Armory Lane

1861 Census

Thomas Jones : Labourer : 49 yrs

Catherine : 49 yrs

Ellen : Seamstress : 14 yrs

Benjamin Lawrence : Labourer : 30 yrs

Ann : 30 yrs

Charles : 13 yrs

Benjamin : 9 yrs

Ann : 8 yrs


1871 Census


Maria Duckworth : Dressmaker : 24 yrs

Louisa Ford : Formerly Servant : 27 yrs

Elive Shelford : Servant : 22 yrs

William Berent : Mariner : 28 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 24 April 1880

On Tuesday next, April 27th, 1880

Good Letting Property in the town of Portsmouth

Messrs Penney & Clark are favoured with instructions from the owners to sell by public auction, at their auction mart, King’s Road, Southsea, on the above date, commencing at seven o’clock in the evening ;

Lot 1 : All that freehold five roomed dwelling house with shop and tard, situate and being No 24 St Mary’s Street, let to Mr Ash at the low rental of £16 per annum

Lot 2 :  All those freehold business premises being No 56 St Mary’s Street, comprising good shop, two parlours, five bedrooms, two attics, cellar, kitchen, scullery, and yard with side entrance.  Together with with adjoining brick-built bakehouse, fitted with three good ovens and loft and store over.

Lot 3 : Nos 8 & 9 Armoury Lane, St Mary’s Street, let to Messrs Silver and Gester, at weekly rentals producing £18.4s per annum.  Together with the adjoining large paved yard, with 15 ft gate entrance to Armoury Lane, and the whole of the capital range piggeries, stabling, cart sheds, and out-houses as erected thereon, the whole possessing a frontage of 41 ft and a depth of 81 ft, or thereabouts. Let to Mr Beech, upon a lease for 14 years from 24th June, 1872, at the low rental of £20 per annum.

The above properties are in connection with the main drain and the water laid on.

May be viewed by permission of the tenants, and further particulars obtained of Mr W Marshall, Solicitor, Kent Road, Southsea.




1891 Census

Elizabeth Williams : 60 yrs


Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 20 June 1894

On Tuesday next, June 26th, 1894

Messrs Penney & Clark’s order of sale of freehold properties, building land, and shares, at their auction mart, King’s Road, Southsea, on the above date, at seven o’clock in the evening

Nos 36 and 38 Highbury Street

Peremptory sale to close the estate , by direction of the Trustee of the will of the late Mr James Carr; freehold business premises

Nos 1, 2 and 3 Armoury Lane, tenements let at 3s 9d per week each; large two storey store adjoining at present in hand

Nos 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 Armoury Lane, five leasehold tenements, used as stores

Vendor’s Solicitor; Mr G Cosens Prior, High Street.



1911 Census

George Smith : Labourer : 45 yrs

Elizabeth : 45 yrs

Harriett Heavitt : 12 yrs

 

10 Armory Lane

1851 Census

Low Lodging House kept by Seally (15 Armoury Lane)

Moses Miller : Blacksmith : 59 yrs

Mary : 60 yrs

Francis Williams : Cutler : 35 yrs

Elizabeth : 33 yrs

Fanny : 11 yrs

Ann : 2 months

George Hobbs : Mariner, Navigator : 29 yrs

Jane : Pauper : 26 yrs



1861 Census


John Harrison : Stable Man : 41 yrs

Charlotte : 36 yrs

Frances : 14 yrs

John : 12 yrs

Mary : 5 yrs

Ellen Leary : Charwoman : 50 yrs

Jeremiah : Labourer : 20 yrs

Ann : Needlewoman : 18 yrs

Garrett : 5 yrs

John McCarty : Labourer : 51 yrs

Ellen : Washerwoman : 38 yrs



1871 Census

John Wells : Hawker : 30 yrs

Ellen : 30 yrs

James Hobbs : Labourer : 40 yrs

James Gillett : Musician : 29 yrs

Fanny : 27 yrs

Fanny : 7 yrs

Minnie : 4 yrs

Charlotte : 2 yrs




Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday 6 November 1894

Auction - Messrs King & King’s forthcoming sales ;

Wednesday November 14th, 1894 : 10 Armoury Lane, with four roomed tenement at rear


1911 Census

John Guncill : Mariner : 51 yrs

Elizabeth : 40 yrs

Nelly : Case Maker : 19 yrs

Ada : 13 yrs

Elizabeth : 5 yrs

 

11 Armory Lane

1851 Census

Joseph Sidgeley : Labourer at Quays : 42 yrs

Mary : Mangling Woman : 43 yrs

Alice : 17 yrs

Jane : 12 yrs


1861 Census


James Smith : General Dealer : 40 yrs

Elizabeth : 29 yrs

Michael : 13 yrs

Bridget : 10 yrs

Morris : 8 yrs

Amory : 5 yrs

Dennis : 3 yrs


1871 Census


James Smith : Labourer : 60 yrs

Morris : Pork Butcher Journeyman : 18 yrs

Denis : 13 yrs

Edward ; 8 yrs

Bridget White : Housekeeper : 20 yrs

 

12 Armory Lane

1851 Census

Uninhabited.


1871 Census

George Kerry : Labourer : 42 yrs

Sarah : 30 yrs

Mary A : 10 yrs

Samuel : 7 yrs

Charlotte Clupshoe : 40 yrs

Sarah : 11 yrs

 

13 Armory Lane

1851 Census

A Brothel

Edward Brooks : Private Marine on Leave : 24 yrs

Thomas Waddington : Private Marine on Leave : 22 yrs

Jane Welch : Prostitute : 30 yrs

Ann Martin : Prostitute : 32 yrs

Mary Ann Benson : Prostitute ; 24 yrs

Ann Bennett : Prostitute : 28 yrs

Ann Thomas : Prostitute : 25 yrs



1871 Census


Sarah Dashwood : Mangler : 56 yrs

William : Carpenter’s Apprentice : 20 yrs

 

14 Armory Lane

1861 Census

Robert Seally : Cordwainer : 52 yrs

Ann : 40 yrs

Joseph Taw : Mariner : 46 yrs

Mary : 45 yrs

Joseph : Mariner : 20 yrs

Hugh : 14 yrs



1871 Census


Mary Hamilton : 79 yrs

 

15 Armory Lane

1851 Census

Grocers

Samuel Seally : Grocer & Lodging House Keeper : 41 yrs

Mary : Domestic Employment : 47 yrs



1861 Census


Mary A Hellyer : Seamstress : 41 yrs

Elizabeth Paget : 60 yrs

William Powell : Porter : 57 yrs

Catherine Tuniscliff : Lodging House Keeper : 25 yrs

James Pink : Private, RM : 30 yrs

Ann Kavanagh : 6 yrs

Samuel Ferris : Gunner, RMA : 22 yrs

Elizabeth : Needlewoman : 30 yrs



1871 Census


Emma Smith : Milliner : 28 yrs

Annie Man : Dressmaker : 20 yrs

 

16 Armory Lane

1861 Census

Catherine Grant : Charwoman : 50 yrs



1871 Census

Unoccupied

 

1 Frukers Court -Armory Lane

1851 Census

Robert Seally : Shoemaker :41 yrs

Clarissa : Shoe Binder : 30 yrs

 

2 Frukers Court -Armory Lane

1851 Census

John Posley : Locksmith : 50 yrs

Frances : 48 yrs


Mary Brimmicome : Pauper : 38 yrs

Edward : Mariner, Pauper : 20 yrs

Hannah : Pauper : 10 yrs

Mary : Pauper : 7 yrs

Harriett : Pauper : 3 yrs

Betsy : Pauper : 1 yr

 

3 Frukers Court -Armory Lane

1851 Census

Mary Gilligan : Washerwoman : 64 yrs

Elizabeth : Seamstress : 16 yrs

 
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