BARRACK STREET

Runs NW from St Nicholas’s Street to High Street, opposite White Horse Street
Crosses Penny Street
On W side, S to N; Bull’s Head pub (S of Penny Street)
Inland Revenue Office ( S side of High Street)
On E side, S to N; Cooper’s Arms pub (S of Penny Street)
unnamed brewery
Military Arms pub
Included in Sadler’s Directory of 1784
Included in Pigot’s Directory of 1830
Runs from 22 High Street to St Nicholas’s Street in 1939 Directory


Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 3 December 1838

Notice is hereby given to all persons who may have any claim upon the Estate or effects of the late Mr John Hill, Tinman and Brazier, Barrack Street, to send in the amount of their respective claims to Mr Thomas C Brine, opposite All Saints Church, Mile End, Landpport, in order that the same may be discharged, and all persons indebted to the said John Hill, deceased, are requested to pay the same within one month from the date hereof to the above named Mr T C Brine, or to the sole Executor, Mr Henry Hill, Cabinet Maker, No 22 Bow Lane, Poplar, Middlesex.

Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 6 September 1851

Police Court - Before S J Sayer Esq : Elizabeth Taylor was charged by Inspector Dowsett, with being drunk and disorderly in Barrack Street, on yesterday afternoon.  The Inspector stated that he had received several complaints about the defendant.  He went to her and requested her to go home, this she refused and commenced a volley of abuse.  Convicted and sentenced to be imprisoned for 7 days with hard labour


Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 21 January 1854

On Monday night last a fire occurred in the premises occupied by Mr Chamney, baker and grocer, Barrack Street, which might have led to most serious results.  The premises are built entirely of wood, and were fitted up with ovens for carrying on the baking business.  The upper part was used as a store and contained a large stock of groceries.  Baking operations were carried out at these premises on Monday, and the place was left, as it was supposed, quite safe : but at ten o’clock it was discovered to be on  fire.  The alarm was speedily given, and the fire engines of the Borough, the Royal Artillery and Anglesea Barracks exerted themselves nobly to quench the flames.  A great want of water, however, was experienced ; the well in the Clarence Barracks was quickly exhausted, but at Captain Eveleigh’s suggestion, a line of men was formed to the Brewery in Penny Street, and a plentiful supply was then obtained.  The fire was speedily got under, but not until thr premises had been gutted and the whole of the stock and baking implements destroyed.  A quantity of sugar, value £40 was destroyed by the water.


The London Gazette : 31 October 1854

NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership lately subsisting; between us the undersigned, Edmund Clark and Joseph Yule Clark, heretofore carrying on business in Penny Street and Barrack Street, Portsmouth, in the county of Southampton, under the style or firm of Edmund Clark and Company, as Cork Manufacturers and Cork Merchants, was dissolved by mutual consent, from the 30th day of September last. All debts due to or owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said Edmund Clark, by whom the said trade or business will in future be carried on.—As witness our hands this 28th day of October, 1854. 

Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 20 April 1901

Barrack Street was formally called Peacock Lane


The London Gazette : 22 June 1965

PORTSMOUTH CITY COUNCIL 

The Portsmouth (Barrack Street) (One-Way) (No. 4) Order, 1965 

Notice is hereby given that the Portsmouth City Council propose to make an Order under the Road Traffic Act, I960, the effect of which will be to prohibit the driving of any vehicle along the under- mentioned length of road otherwise than in the direction stated:— 

Length of Road and Direction 

Barrack Street, between its junction with St. Nicholas Street and Penny Street, Portsmouth. Westward. 

Objections to the proposal must be sent in writing to the undersigned by 20th July 1965. 

Guildhall, Portsmouth. 

22nd June 1965. 

 

1 Barrack Street


1851 Census

William Young Brown : Licensed Victualler : 26 yrs

(bapt 13 Oct 1824 at St Thomas’s.  Father William, Mother Hannah)

Mary Hannah : Dressmaker : 23 yrs

Emma Roberts : Nurse Maid : 17 yrs

William Young Brown : 15 yrs

Leonard Ernest : 1 month


1861 Census

“Military Arms”

William A Ashley : Victualler : 35 yrs

Mary E : 35 yrs

Alfred A : 3 yrs

Jessie : 2 yrs

Maud A : 2 months

Fanny Shurmey : 21 yrs


1891 Census

Samuel Searle : Brewer’s Drayman : 39 yrs

Louisa A : Laundress : 39 yrs



Tuesday 1 January 1901

On Monday evening an extraordinary accident occurred to a girl named Lilian Fanny Adams, aged nine years, who resides with her parents at 1 Barrack Street.  The child had come over in the launch from Gosport to Point, and on getting to the corner of Broad Street, the wind lifted her from the pavement and carried her across the street, striking her head against the wheel of a trolley.  She sustained a severe cut over the right eye and was rendered unconscious.  She was taken to Mr Bailey’s chemist shop in Broad Street and was afterwards conveyed  to the Portsmouth Hospital by Constable Hill.  She was there attended by Dr Fulton, Assistant House Surgeon, who found that she was suffering from slight concussion of the brain, and detained her for treatment.



1911 Census


William Muckett : Brewer’s Drayman : 35 yrs

Clarissa S : 40 yrs

Norah K : 10 yrs

Mabel C : 8 yrs

Winifred R : 4 yrs

Lillian F Adams : Cashier & Bookkeeper to Provision Merchant : 19 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday 28 February 1922

For Sale - Talbot Limousine, tax paid, perfect condition : no reasonable offer refused.  Will exchange for Ford Landaulette : too large for owner.

A E Wild, 1 Barrack Street


Saturday 3 November 1923

Humber Limousine for sale, first class hire car; no reasonable offer refused.

1 Barrack Street

 

2 Barrack Street

1851 Census

Charles James Jacob : Brewer’s Labourer : 27 yrs

Sarah Harriet : Dressmaker : 26 yrs



Charles James Jacob

1841 : living  at St George’s Square with James 41 yrs, Labourer - Betsy 40 yrs - William 15 yrs - James 13 yrs - Mary 10 yrs - Elizabeth 8 yrs - Sarah 5 yrs - Martha 2 yrs

1848 : 31 May, married Sarah Harriet Bond at St Thomas’s


1881 : Labourer, Brewery 57 yrs, living at 37 Hyde Park Road with Betsy 79 yrs, William Cab Driver 55 yrs, Mary Dressmaker 50 yrs

1891 : Died in Portsea




1861 Census


Charles J Jacob : Brewer’s Labourer : 37 yrs

Sarah H : 36 yrs



1891 Census

Walter G Welch : Carpenter & Joiner : 28 yrs

Amelia E : 24 yrs

Lilian H : 1 yr

Dorothy E : 2 months


Wednesday 27 June 1906


Mr Mark Patterson, of 2 Barrack Street, Portsmouth, wishes to thank all kind 

friends for their deep sympathy, both at Emsworth and Portsmouth



1911 Census

Edith Garland : 28 yrs

Henry : 4 yrs.


Wednesday 18 March 1914

Inquest : George Henry Garland, 7 years, of 2 Barrack Street died after being hit by a car in the High Street. Father, Henry Robert Garland is a first class petty officer in the navy.

 

3 Barrack St

1851 Census

William Brenton : Labourer : 38 yrs

Harriet : 35 yrs

William : 13 yrs

William : 8 yrs



1861 Census


James Dyer : Brewer’s Labourer : 26 yrs

Kate : 25 yrs



1871 Census


James Dyer : Brewer’s Labourer : 38 yrs

Kate : 37 yrs

Jane Chapsell : Cook, Out of Employ : 63 yrs



Thursday 23 May 1889

Apprentice wanted to the Dressmaking

Mrs Adams, 3 Barrack Street




1891 Census

Charles Wood : 77 yrs

Martha : 72 yrs

Emma Morley : 36 yrs

Edward Sandford : Army Pensioner : 39 yrs

Mary Ann Bridger : 38 yrs

Mary : 19 yrs

 

4 Barrack Street

1851 Census

James New : Brewer’s Labourer : 37 yrs

Mary Ann : 30 yrs

James : 7 yrs

Mary Ann : 2 yrs



1861 Census


James Taylor : Brewer’s Labourer : 28 yrs

Sarah : 27 yrs

James : 6 yrs

Frederick : 4 yrs

George : 2 yrs

Sarah J : 7 months



1871 Census


James Taylor : Brewer’s Labourer : 38 yrs

Sarah : 37 yrs

James : Shipping Office Clerk : 16 yrs

Frederick : 14 yrs

George : 12 yrs

Sarah : 10 yrs

Alice : 8 yrs

William : 6 yrs

Charles : 1 yr



1891 Census

George Brown : Brewer’s Assistant : 43 yrs

Fanny Amy : 36 yrs

Fanny Amy : 17 yrs

Clara Ann : 12 yrs

George F : 11 yrs

Albert Victor : 9 yrs

Percy William : 3 yrs

Leonard E : 1 yr



Thursday 17 October 1895

Business Premises Wanted

Wanted to Rent, small Corner Shop, suitable for general trade, Fratton or Buckland.

H M  4 Barrack Street


1911 Census

Alfred Read : Bricklayer’s Labourer : 57 yrs

Amy Louisa : 37 yrs

Alfred Ernest : General Labourer : 19 yrs

Edward Thomas : 15 yrs

Amy Louisa : 8 yrs

Violet Rose : 6 yrs

William : 9 yrs

Victor Leonard : 4 yrs

Patrick Bryne : Bricklayer’s Labourer : 45 yrs

Ethel Amelia Bowen : 31 yrs

Philip Victor : 8 yrs

Leonard George : 6 yrs

 
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5 Barrack Street

1851 Census

Frederick Bore : General Dealer : 35 yrs

Hannah : 31 yrs

Sarah Sophia : 4 yrs


1861 Census

Frederick Bore : Pastry Cook & Shop Keeper : 43 yrs

Hannah : 41 yrs

Sarah : 14 yrs

Hannah ; 4 yrs

George : 3 months



1891 Census

Richard Gillingham : Shoemaker : 65 yrs

Jane : 63 yrs

Emanuel : General Labourer : 35 yrs

Eliza H : 28 yrs


Wednesday 16 June 1897

Death : Wellspring - On the 14th inst., at 5 Barrack Street, George William Wellspring, aged 17 years, after long and painful illness.



Tuesday 22 July 1902

Mr W Parkes, 5 Barrack Street contributed 1s towards the Kings Thanksgiving Fund.



Friday 15th July 1904

Death : Parkes - On July 11th, at 5 Barrack Street, William Parkes, the beloved husband of Mary Parkes, aged 62 years.

1911 Census

William Reed : Brewery Labourer : 43 yrs

Mary Ann : 40 yrs

Evelina Mary : 12 yrs

Nellie Eliza : 10 yrs

William Henry : 8 yrs


Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 21 March 1936

On Thursday next, March 28th

Collett & Collett will sale by auction, at their sale rooms;

Freehold Investments;

5 Barrack Street

7 Barrack Street

9 Barrack Street

11 Barrack Street

13 Barrack Street

13a Barrack street

To be offered in separate lots.  Let at 6s 1d; 5s 3d; 6s 1d; 5s 3d; 7s 6d and 7s 6d respectively



Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 8 December 1943

Mr & Mrs T Reed of 5 Barrack Street have heard that their son, Pte E H Reed, who a prisoner of war in Campo 53, Italy, has been transferred to Stalag IVb, Germany. 



Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 6 July 1949

A.B. Leslie Reed, son of Mr & Mrs T Reed of 5 Barrack Street, who has been in the Merchant Navy since he was 16, was aboard the motor vessel Miralda when she steamed into Singapore this month.

On the quay, waiting to meet him, was his brother Victor, a corporal in the Royal Air Force, who has been stationed at Singapore for two years.

This was Leslie’s first trip to Singapore, and Victor, who hopes to return to England at the beginning of next year was informed of his brother’s trip by his parents.

 

6 Barrack Street

1851 Census

William Burry : Brewer’s Labourer : 28 yrs

Louisa : 23 yrs

Sarah Ann : 4 yrs

Martha : Servant : 31 yrs



1861 Census


George Knight : Brewer’s Labourer : 33 yrs

Caroline : 27 yrs



1871 Census


George Knight : Brewer’s Labourer : 43 yrs

Caroline : 37 yrs


Theresa Grant : Licensed Victualler’s Wife, Out of Employ : 39 yrs

Jane : 3 yrs

Samuel Stopley : Groom : 28 yrs

Arthur Heal : Labourer : 19 yrs




Saturday 11 January 1890

Jabez Walters 6 Barrack Street was a witness at the inquest of George Henry Lawrence


1891 Census

Mark Clayton : Steam Engine & Machine Fitter : 58 yrs

Jane P : 47 yrs

David Scott : Currier’s Apprentice : 14 yrs


Wednesday 20 March 1901

On Tuesday afternoon a man named Charles Baldey of 6 Barrack Street, in the employ of Mr Pittman, was in charge of a horse and trolley laden with corn and chaff in King’s Road, when the horse bolted, but was stopped by the driver on getting into Meadow Street.  Fortunately no damage was done and no-one was injured.


1911 Census

George William Elliott : Brewer’s Labourer : 35 yrs

Laura : 33 yrs

Gertrude : 12 yrs

Lilly : 10 yrs

George : 8 yrs

Ellen : 6 yrs

Alfred : 3 yrs

Gladys : 17 months


George Cox : Employed Labourer : 20 yrs


Alfred Hewett : General Labourer : 22 yrs



Friday 24 July 1931

Witness in trial : Mrs Violet Rogers of 6 Barrack Street.


Thursday 9 August 1934


Cycle Mishap :Girl Injured in Old Portsmouth

An unusual accident occurred this afternoon when Betty Roger (18) of

6 Barrack Street was riding her bicycle from Pier Road into Gordon Road, when

the front fork of her machine snapped and she was thrown over the handlebars.

She was removed to the Royal Hospital by Pc Organ in the police ambulance 

where she was detained suffering from a suspected fracture

of the base of the skull.


Wednesday 5 February 1936

Cheap to clear. Yorkshire Cocks. Good songsters.

6 Barrack street


Friday 2 December 1938

Fur & Feather : Yorkshire Roller Cross Canaries; good songsters; worth seeing; 10s each

6 Barrack Street

 
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7 Barrack Street

1851 Census

Maria Martin : Green Grocer : 65 yrs

Eliza Davis : 35 yrs

James Martin : Engraver : 30 yrs

Sarah : Dressmaker : 25 yrs



1861 Census

Mark Whitehead : Brewer’s Labourer : 36 yrs

Elizabeth : 37 yrs


1891  Census

William Clark : Brewer : 55 yrs

Martha : 53 yrs

Amy Louisa Read : 17 yrs

Alfred : Naval Pensioner : 38 yrs

George Appleton : 19 yrs

Joseph H : 12 yrs

James J : 10 yrs

Stephen : 5 yrs

Daisy M : 2 yrs


Saturday 11 April 1903

Situations Wanted

Hairdressers - First-Class Gent’s hand seeks situation saloon, or to manager: terms moderate.  F C  7 Barrack Street



1911 Census

Alice Hudson : 38 yrs

Henry John Young : 13 yrs

Victor Norman : 4 yrs




Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 21 March 1936

On Thursday next, March 28th

Collett & Collett will sale by auction, at their sale rooms;

Freehold Investments;

5 Barrack Street

7 Barrack Street

9 Barrack Street

11 Barrack Street

13 Barrack Street

13a Barrack street

To be offered in separate lots.  Let at 6s 1d; 5s 3d; 6s 1d; 5s 3d; 7s 6d and 7s 6d respectively

 

8 Barrack Street

1851 Census

George Sank Gain : Clerk to Ship Builders : 45 yrs

Charlotte ; 49 yrs

Elizabeth : 20 yrs

Charlotte Ellen : 19 yrs

Fanny : 13 yrs

John : 10 trs

Eliza Dance : General Servant : 14 yrs



1861 Census


William A Daish : Inspector of Police : 44 yrs

Louisa : 40 yrs

Mary A : School Teacher : 19 yrs

Louisa C : School Teacher : 17 yrs



1891 Census

Joseph Holmes :  Auctioneer’s Porter : 43 yrs

Mary : 43 yrs

Priscilla E : Domestic Servant : 16 yrs

William G : 12 yrs

Henry J : 4 yrs

 
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9 Barrack Street

1851 Census

John Lampard : Bricklayer : 55 yrs

Harriet : 45 yrs


Emma Jane Astridge : 33 yrs

John Henry : 6 yrs

Emma Jane : 4 yrs

Alfred George : 2 yrs


1861 Census

Edward Roper : Railway Clerk : 23 yrs

Phoebe ; 25 yrs

Sarah : 2 yrs



Wednesday 22 April 1885

Portsmouth Police Court - A Drunken Driver

John Smith, a labourer, of 9 Barrack Street was charged with being drunk in charge of a horse and van in Commercial road.  Pc Carpenter said that the prisoner was so drunk that he was unable to take care of his horse, and the bench inflicted a fine of 20s including costs.


1891 Census

William Lewis : Poulterer, fish : 78 yrs

Elizabeth : 49 yrs



1911 Census

Elizabeth Lewis : 69 yrs

Sarah Forster : 44 yrs

Osman Digna : Wash House Man :22 yrs

Ada : Factory Girl, Picker, Cigarette Factory : 18 yrs

Fred : 8 yrs 


Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 21 March 1936

On Thursday next, March 28th

Collett & Collett will sale by auction, at their sale rooms;

Freehold Investments;

5 Barrack Street

7 Barrack Street

9 Barrack Street

11 Barrack Street

13 Barrack Street

13a Barrack street

To be offered in separate lots.  Let at 6s 1d; 5s 3d; 6s 1d; 5s 3d; 7s 6d and 7s 6d respectively

 

10 Barrack Street

1851 Census

Sarah Webb : 59 yrs

Henry : Watchmaker : 36 yrs

Charlotte Mundey : General Servant : 13 yrs



1861 Census

John Rawson : Engine Driver : 33 yrs

Ann : 36 yrs

Hargraves : 11 yrs

William : 7 yrs

Alice : 5 yrs

Jeremiah : 2 yrs


1891 Census


Mary Downs : Charwoman : 65 yrs

Elizabeth : 35 yrs

Harriet : Domestic Servant : 16 yrs

 
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11 Barrack Street

1851 Census

George Whittle : Labourer : 28 yrs

Harriet : 30 yrs

William : 3 yrs

Thomas : 1 yr

George Cotter : Cork Cutter : 23 yrs

Caroline Taylor : General Servant : 16 yrs



1861 Census

William Roper  : Carpenter : 71 yrs

Mary : 64 yrs

Eliza Clark : House Servant : 17 yrs


1891 Census

Henry Clay : General Labourer : 28 yrs


1911 Census


Henry Clay : Brewer’s Labourer ; 48 yrs

Ellen Elizabeth : 41 yrs

James : Ordinary Seaman ; 18 yrs

Henry : Bottle Washer : 16 yrs

Joseph : Shop Boy : 15 yrs

Frederick : Shop Boy : 13 yrs

Bertha : 8 yrs

Herbert : 6 yrs

James Jones : Builder’s Labourer : 50 yrs



Thursday 8 October 1914

Latest List of Recruits 

Portsmouth Battalion - Hampshire Regiment

F Clay 11 Barrack Street


Thursday 17 June 1915

Death : Clay - On the 13th inst at Alexandra Hospital, Henry, the second son of Ellen & Henry Clay of 11 Barrack Street, aged 20 years and 8 months.


Friday 10 December 1920

Marriage : On the 7th inst., at St Thomas A’Beckett’s Church, Lance-Corp William Page, 3rd Batt. Rifle Brigade, second son of Mr & Mrs W Page, of London, to Bertha Maud Clay, of 11, Barrack street


Tuesday 9 January 1934

Inquest : Henry Clay, 71, of 11 Barrack Street.  His son, Joseph Clay told the Coroner that on Tuesday 12 December at 3.00pm he left his father, who was paralysed on one side, in bed.  When he returned at 9.30 he found him lying on the floor with a cut over his right eye.  He said he had got out of bed and had fallen down.  Witness sent for the Doctor on the following morning and his father was removed to St Mary’s Hospital, where he died on Thursday last.  Witness did not his burnt on his side and could only account for it by the fact that his father would always sit close to the fire because he could not get warm enough.  Dr J Reeve attributed death to ureic coma due to chronic nephritis accelerated by toxaemia from burns and extensive bed sores.  The Coroner returned a verdict of “Accidental Death”


Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 21 March 1936

On Thursday next, March 28th

Collett & Collett will sale by auction, at their sale rooms;

Freehold Investments;

5 Barrack Street

7 Barrack Street

9 Barrack Street

11 Barrack Street

13 Barrack Street

13a Barrack street

To be offered in separate lots.  Let at 6s 1d; 5s 3d; 6s 1d; 5s 3d; 7s 6d and 7s 6d respectively


Saturday 28 March 1942

Letters

Iron wanted for salvage

Mr F G Lobbett, 11 Barrack Street, asks why iron railings are being erected on the south side of Cambridge Junction.


Saturday 7 April 1951

Blood Donors

Referring to the article,“The call is for more of your blood,”  in the Evening News last Wednesday, Mr F G Lobbett of 11 Barrack Street complains that transport for donors ceased when the hospitals were taken over by the State.  He suggests that more people would be willing to give their blood if they did not have to walk or pay their fare to the transfusion centres.

 

12 Barrack Street


1851 Census

David Gourley : Licensed Victualler : 30 yrs

Sarah Jane : 32 yrs

Mary Ann : 5 yrs

Richard B Mallard : 7 yrs

Emily : 4 yrs

Adelaide Harrison : General Servant : 19 yrs


William Lee : Shoemaker, 82nd Regt : 20 yrs

Mary : 21 yrs


Thomas Carroll : Private, 82nd Regt : 26 yrs

Ann : 23 yrs

Elizabeth : 1 yr


Henry Tredwell : Soldier, 82nd Regt : 25 yrs

Ann : 24 yrs

Mary Ann : 2 yrs

John : 1 yr


George Dunn : Private, 82nd Regt : 27 yrs

Mary : 27 yrs


John Fitzgerald : Soldier : 27 yrs

Mary : 28 yrs


Louisa West : Greengrocer : 42 yrs



1861 Census

George Whittle : Brewer’s Labourer : 46 yrs

Harriett : 39 yrs

William : 13 yrs

Thomas : 11 yrs

George : 6 yrs

Harriett : 4 yrs

Andrew Barron : Mariner : 33 yrs



1871 Census


John Rawsen : Engineer at Brewery : 43 yrs

Ann : 46 yrs

William : Engineer’s Apprentice : 17 yrs

Alice : Pupil Teacher : 15 yrs

Jeremiah : 12 yrs

John : 9 yrs

Harry : 6 yrs


George Whittle : Labourer : 53 yrs

Harriett : 49 yrs

George : Seaman, H M Service : 16 yrs

Harriett : 13 yrs

Andrew Barron : Mariner : 47 yrs


26 May 1888


Grandpa Grimm’s Letter Bag - Hampshire Telegraph

May Barefoot (8) 12 Barrack Street.


1891 Census

Peter Henry Barfoot : Licensed Victualler : 50 yrs

Sarah : 43 yrs

Henry G : 16 yrs

William J : 14 yrs

Florence E : 12 yrs

May L : 10 yrs

Ethel A : 8 yrs

Lilian A : 6 yrs

Percy P : 5 yrs

Frederick C : 3 yes

Sarah Gamblin : Domestic Servant : 69 yrs



1911 Census

“Royal Artillery Arms”


James Barnes : Licensed Victualler : 42 yrs

Emma : 40 yrs

Alma : 13 yrs

Grace : 4 yrs

Emma Voller : 28 yrs


Tuesday 30 July 1935


Large bed-sitting room, board if required, five minutes from sea : suit one or two sharing 

12 Barrack Street

 
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13 Barrack Street


1851 Census

James Forward : Turnkey, Portsmouth Gaol : 40 yrs

Mary : 40 yrs

Harriet : 14 yrs


Mary Spratt : 69 yrs



1871 Census


William Hall : Stoker at Brewery : 43 yrs

Elizabeth : Charwoman : 41 yrs

Mary : General Servant : 15yrs

William : Brewer’s Office Boy : 13 yrs

Thomas : 9 yrs

Sarah : 7 yrs


Maria Money : Needlewoman : 38 yrs

James : 12 yrs

Mary A 5 yrs



Wednesday 30 October 1889

Personal

If the goods left at 13 Barrack Street are not claimed within three days they will be sold to pay expenses.


1891 Census

John Scott : Brewer’s Tankroom Man : 46 yrs

Sarah : 45 yrs

William Case : Brewery Cellarman : 22 yrs

Charles Lascombe : Brewery Topman : 48 yrs

1911 Census


Frederick H Pickets : Carter : 53 yrs

Ellen Mary : 49 yrs

George John : Out of Work Labourer : 23 yrs

Ellen Mable : Shop Assistant : 22 yrs

William Henry : Beer Bottler : 20 yrs

Annie Louisa : Hotel Cook : 16 yrs

Lucy Eliza : 14 yrs

Albert Victor : 12 yrs

Caroline Gertrude : 10 yrs

Ernest Walter : 4 yrs

Kathleen Phyllis : 3 yrs



Wednesday 23 April 1913

Boy and a Bicycle

A schoolboy of 13, named William A Read, living at 13 Barrack Street, was charged on remand with stealing a gentleman’s bicycle, of the value of £3, the property of Albert Holley, a house agent from a garage in Highbury Street on the 16th inst.  The evidence showed that the boy sold the outer covers for 6d and 4d respectively, and afterwards attempted to sell the bicycle, but ran away on the dealer becoming suspicious.  Detective Simpson said that when he spoke to the boy at Portsmouth Town Council School, he admitted the theft.  Witness accordingly arrested him, and when charged prisoner made no reply.   On visiting prisoners home he found two inner tubes in a tin in the scullery.  Prisoner said that he accidentally opened the door, but had no explanation to make as to the reason he stole the machine.  His father said that when he took the machine home he said that a man had given it to him on the condition that he returned the tyres.  The Chairman told the boy that he had very nearly got a birching, but they would give him one last chance on his promising never to let such a thing happen again.  The required promise was forthcoming and the prisoner was discharged with some good advice from the Chairman.


Monday 15 September 1913

Baby’s death from Pneumonia

The second enquiry was upon the body of a four months old child of Alfred Ernest Read, a naval stoker, who resides with his wife at 13 Barrack Street.  The child’s name was Violet May Read and the mother said it was very delicate and she sought medical advice.  She fed it with barley water and cow’s milk and biscuits.  Witnesses said that the mother gave the child every possible attention.  Dr Dennis Burke said death was due to bronchial pneumonia, and this was the view the jury took.


Saturday 22 June 1929

For Sale : Navy blue pram, deep body, leather upholstered and mudguards.

Apply 13 Barrack Street


Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 21 March 1936

On Thursday next, March 28th

Collett & Collett will sale by auction, at their sale rooms;

Freehold Investments;

5 Barrack Street

7 Barrack Street

9 Barrack Street

11 Barrack Street

13 Barrack Street

13a Barrack street

To be offered in separate lots.  Let at 6s 1d; 5s 3d; 6s 1d; 5s 3d; 7s 6d and 7s 6d respectively

 
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13a Barrack Street

Coopers Arms, 11 Barrack Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Portsmouth pubs history index

At 11 Barrack Street in 1881 census

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Hampshire . The Hampshire listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1852/David Gourly/../../../Slaters Directory ****


1855/Henry Dedman/../../../Post Office Directory ****


1875/William Whitaker/../../../Kellys Directory ****


1878/William Whitaker/../../../Kellys Directory ****


1881/Charles Bealing/Licensed Victualler/33/Warminster, Wiltshire/Census ****

1881/Sarah Bealing/Wife/30/Warminster, Wiltshire/Census

1881/Emma Bealing/Daughter/10/Warminster, Wiltshire/Census

1881/Rose Bealing/Daughter/4/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census


Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 13 April 1844

“Coopers Arms”

Portsmouth Quarter Sessions : Ann Metal, committed on the 15th February for stealing on the 13th, one bag, a coral bead, a bank note for £5, sundry sovereigns and half-crowns, and other coin, the property of  Mrs Elizabeth Craig of the Coopers Arms Tavern, the prisoner being her servant.  Mr Poulden conducted the prosecution.  The prisoner was undefended.  Guilty.  Ten months’ hard labour, last week solitary.


1871 Census

Edward Danis : Brewer’s Labourer : 34 yrs

Eliza : Formerly a Servant : 35 yrs

John A : 10 yrs

Ellen E : 8 yrs

Grace : 6 yrs

Edward C : 3 yrs

William : 1 yr



1911 Census


William W Hitchcock : Tun Room Hand, Brewer’s : 44 yrs

Lillian : 35 yrs

Frederick W : Labourer, Bakehouse : 14 yrs

Lillian Bishop : 13 yrs.



Friday 28 December 1934

Death : Williams - Mr John Williams, late of 18 Willis Road, Gosport, passed away 27 December, at 13a Barrack Street



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 21 March 1936

On Thursday next, March 28th

Collett & Collett will sale by auction, at their sale rooms;

Freehold Investments;

5 Barrack Street

7 Barrack Street

9 Barrack Street

11 Barrack Street

13 Barrack Street

13a Barrack street

To be offered in separate lots.  Let at 6s 1d; 5s 3d; 6s 1d; 5s 3d; 7s 6d and 7s 6d respectively


Friday 30 July 1943

A wedding of much local interest took place at Portsmouth on Saturday, when the bridegroom was Mr Ronald James Charles of 52 Nevile Road, Bishopston, Bristol, only son of Mrs Charles, of Castle Street, Axminster, and the bride Miss June Mary Williams, youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs A D Williams of 13a Barrack Street.

 

14 Barrack Street


1851 Census

Coopers Arms

Edwin Bennet : Licensed Victualler : 39 yrs

Ann : 39 yrs

Mary Ann Wood : 12 yrs

James Pulley : 6 yrs

Elizabeth Douse : General Servant : 19 yrs


John Butler : Soldier : 28 yrs

Judith : 29 yrs

Mary : 9 yrs

Margaret : 2 yrs

John : 1 yr


James Rowberry : Officer’s Servant : 36 yrs

Elizabeth ; 24 yrs

James :  9 months

John : 9 months


Frances Bendell : Chelsea Pensioner : 41 yrs

Ann : 30 yrs

Margaret : 12 yrs

George : 7 yrs


Mary Ryan : 35 yrs

Margaret : 4 yrs


1861 Census

Ann Thomas : Dressmaker : 66 yrs

Georgina : Dressmaker : 20 yrs


George Head : Labourer : 56 yrs

Margaret : 40 yrs


Jane Moret : Hawker of Fruit : 70 yrs


John Ryan : Labourer : 44 yrs

Catherine : Laundress : 36 yrs

Michael : Labourer : 18 yrs

Bridget : Housemaid : 14 yrs

John : 6 yrs

Ann : 4 yrs

Margaret : 2 months

Louisa West : Greengrocer : 55 yrs



1871 Census


Charles Jacobs : Brewer’s Labourer : 47 yrs

Hannah Ford : General Servant 17 yrs



Tuesday 25th August 1885

Lad wanted as Improver in Tailoring.  Business

Apply 14 Barrack Street

 

15 Barrack Street


1851 Census

Henry Dowsett : Inspector of Police : 38 yrs

Sarah : 30 yrs

Martha : 8 yrs

Sarah : 6 yrs

Ellen : 1 yr

George Henry : under 1 month



1871 Census


William Henry Biggs : Baker & Grocer : 35 yrs

(1881 living at 29 Surry St, Biscuit Maker; 1901 Inmate at Portsmouth Workhouse, widower, aged 64; 1911, 75 yrs, widower, former baker, patient at Portsmouth Infirmary (Asylum); died 1913).

Maria : 35 yrs

William H : 12 yrs

Emma K : 10 yrs

Harry W : 8 yrs

Archie A : 4 yrs

Edgar A : 1 yr

Catherine Vaughan : General Servant : 14 yrs



1891 Census

Alfred Derrick : Greengrocer : 85 yrs

Sarah A : 24 yrs

Samuel : 2 yrs

Grace Payne : Cook : 58 yrs

James McQueen : Lance Sgt, Inniskillins : 36 yrs

Lydia : 26 yrs

James W : 5 yrs



Wednesday 5 December 1894


Horses Carriages Dogs etc

For sale - Strong shallow cart 

Apply A Derrick, 15 Barrack Street



Monday 29 June 1903

Bankruptcy Court

Alfred James Derrick of 32 Somers Road and 58 St Thomas’ street, greengrocer and coal dealer, came up for his cross examination.  The unsecured liabilities were returned at £172 19s 10d, and the deficiency was fixed at £126 11s 8d.  Ill health, loss on trading, and the loss in horses were attributed as the causes of his failure.  In reply to Mr W F J Hunt, Deputy Official Receiver, the debtor stated that he started as a greengrocer at 15 Barrack Street about 14 years ago with £5 or £6, and for the last four years he had also carried on a coal, oil and wood store in St Thomas’ street.  In January last he moved to Somers Road.  debtor had been going from bad to worse, and in September last he borrowed £50 at 10% interest, and the money was still owing.  The case was adjourned for a month.


1911 Census


William James Adams : Brewer’s Foreman : 38 yrs

Ginnett Ann : Assistant in General Business : 37 yrs

William George Edmund :12 yrs

Ethel May : 9 yrs

Jane : 67 yrs




Friday 22 January 1937

Arrest that cold with Jilps : Available at Brucknell, 15 Barrack Street.



Friday 15 July 1938

Lock Up garage to let, Old Portsmouth. - 5s - apply 15 Barrack Street.

 

16 Barrack Street

1851 Census

John Robins : Porter : 35 yrs

Sarah : 31 yrs

John : 4 yrs

Alfred : 2 yrs

 
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13 & 13a Barrack Street

Coopers Arms


Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 13 April 1844

Ann Metal, committed on the 15th of February for stealing on the 13th, one bag, a coral bead, a bank note for £5, sundry sovereigns and half-sovereigns, and other coin, the property of Mrs Elizabeth Craig, of the Cooper’s Arms Tavern, Barrack Street, the prisoner being her servant.  Mr Poulden conducted the prosecution.  The prisoner was undefended.  Guilty.  Ten months hard labour, last week solitary.

Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 13 April 1844

Ann Metal, committed on the 15th of February for stealing on the 13th, one bag, a coral bead, a bank note for £5, sundry sovereigns and half sovereigns, and other coin, the property of Mrs Elizabeth Craig of the Cooper’s Arms Tavern, the prisoner being her servant.  Mr Poulden conducted the prosection.  The prisoner was undefended.  Guilty.  Ten months’ hard labour, last week solitary.



Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 14 August 1852

Licence Transfer : David Gourley to Henry Dedman



1861 Census

Charles Calley : Sergeant, 19th Regt : 35 yrs

Isabella : 23 yrs


Jane Macaboy : Laundress : 33 yrs

James : 3 yrs

John : 2 yrs


George Shipp : Publican : 40 yrs

(Died 1876, aged 56)

Mary A : 32 yrs

Peachy : 14 yrs

Mary : 7 yrs


William Shepherd : Tailor : 75 yrs

George Speaning : Stoker : 16 yrs


Henry Phillips : Army Hospital Corpse : 30 yrs

Mary A : 22 yrs

Julia : 5 yrs

Annie : 2 yrs

Simon : 1 month



Saturday 25 November 1871

An Appeal to the Benevolent

Sir,

Robert Roberts, late sub-landlord of the Cooper’s Arms, Barrack Street, and formerly groom to the late Colonel Gordon, died in October last, and his widow died within a week after her husband’s decease.  They leave a young family (five in number) unprovided for.  An earnest appeal is made to the benevolent to raise a small fund to place the children out at school where they may be properly taken care of.  Subscriptions for that purpose will be most gratefully received by the Rev E P Grant, Vicar of Portsmouth.

Yours truly

James Lemmon



Wednesday 18 October 1871

Birth : Roberts - On the 6th inst., at the Coopers Arms, Barrack Street, the wife of R Roberts, of a daughter.


Wednesday 8 November 1871

Death : Roberts - On the 3rd inst, at the Cooper’s Arms, Barrack street, Ellen, daughter of the late Robert and Emma Jane Roberts, aged 4 weeks.



1871 Census

“Cooper’s Arms”

Robert Roberts : Formerly Groom, now Manager : 45 yrs

Emma J : 38 yrs

Robert : Groom at Brewery : 13 yrs

Jane H : 10 yrs

John J Budd : 10 yrs

Elizabeth M Roberts : 7 yrs

Emma J : 3 yrs

Mary A Smart : General Servant : 13 yrs

George Whitley : Soldier, 77th Regt : 34 yrs

Charity : 29 yrs

Mary A Ryan : Soldier’s Wife, 82nd Regt : 19 yrs

Sarah Rimmington : 5 yrs

Mary A Medding : Soldier’s Wife, 82nd Regt : 30 yrs.







Wednesday 17 June 1874


Exciting Chase of a Highlander Along the Housetops.

On Sunday morning a somewhat singular occurrence took place in Barrack Street.  It appears that a man named Michael Bennett, a Private in the 42nd Regiment (The Black Watch)  , who was wounded in hist late campaign, and who, on arriving in England, get on to the Royal Victoria Hospital at Netley, left the hospital on pass on Saturday, and came to Portsmouth  for the purpose of burying his child.  He lodged at the Cooper’s Arms public house Barrack Street, on Saturday night, and after having been in bed sometime, was disturbed about a quarter to two o’clock on Sunday morning, by a loud disturbance which was being created by a man named James Buchanan, who also lodged in the house, and who had returned home the worse for drink.  He went out onto the landing, and finding that his disturber of his slumbers was a comrade, who was abusing another lodger named O’Neil, he persuaded him to be quiet and go to bed. Instead of doing so, however, Buchanan, as is alleged, took hold of Bennett and threw him down, breaking his arm.  The landlady of the house at once sent the guard at the barracks gates, and a number of men were dispatched after the offender, who, finding that he was about to be taken to the guardroom, ran out of the house, and, with cat like dexterity, succeeded on climbing onto the roof.  He was perused, but for some time eluded the picquet by entering the premises in the occupation of a clerk in the employ of Captain Eveleigh, and hiding in a closet.  Here he was discovered by a policeman, when he again attempted to escape by the roof, but one of the men taking up a long clothes prop, threatened to knock him down if he did not surrender.  This had the desired effect, the fugitive came down, was made a prisoner, and marched to the guardroom, where he was confined.  Meanwhile the injured man had been conveyed to the Garrison Hospital, where he still lies in somewhat of a serious condition, his previous wounds and other circumstances tending to render the assault all the more dangerous.  It is to be hoped that Colonel Sir John M’Loud will not consider it advisable to deal the case as a military offence, but that he will hand the prisoner over to the civil power.




Hampshire Telegraph : 25 August 1877

Caution to Licence Holders

The landlords of the following houses were cautioned, convictions having been recorded either against the present or former tenants.  Where the record had stood two years - it was now struck out… Cooper’s Arms, Barrack Street.


Friday 22 August 1879

To Let :A two stall stable, with coach house attached

Cooper’s Arms, Barrack Street



Friday 31 October 1879

Premises to Let : Rooms to let, Furnished or Unfurnished

Cooper’s Arms, Barrack Street



Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 14 February 1880

At the Borough Police Court on Wednesday, before Messrs Emanuel and Lance, a private in the 108th Regiment named John Crawley, was convicted for unlawfully wounding Isabelle Swain in the bar of the Cooper’s Arms on Tuesday night, and was fines £3 6s 6d.  Paid




Friday 23rd June 1882

Situations Vacant : Pianist - Apply - Cooper’s Arms, Barrack Street.

 

Barrack Street

“Bull’s Head”


Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 28 August 1847

On Monday afternoon last, an inquest was held at the Three Tuns, Green Row, on the body of Elizabeth Bennett, wife of the landlord of the Bull’s Head public house in Barrack Street, who committed suicide on Saturday evening last, by cutting her throat with a razor.

The deceased had been ill for some days past, and had been attended for the same by Mr Julian Slight.  The jury having been sworn, proceeded to view the body, and on their return, Mr Julian Slight, Surgeon, deposed,’ I knew the deceased, and was her medical attendant.  I have been professionally attending her during the last three weeks ; first for a violent pain in the head, which was followed by nervous fever, during which she was occasionally delirious, and very low, apparently arising from an impression that she should not live.  She was so weak that she could not sit up in bed.  I visited her twice or three times a day.

On Saturday evening, I visited her at half past nine o’clock, and on entering her chamber, closely followed by the nurse, I was startled on seeing the deceased standing in front of the dressing table and glass at the other end of the room, with her back towards me.  I immediately advanced towards her and discovered that she was in the act of inflicting a severe wound to her throat with a razor, severing the principal arteries, the windpipe, and the gullet, and from which blood was flowing copiously.  I supported her around the waist, and laid her gently on the floor, in doing which she gave she gave one convulsive sigh and expired, from the effects of the wound.  The deceased said, on my previous visit to her that day, that her head was very confused.

Mary Bradshaw deposed, I have been nursing the deceased the past fortnight.  She was 41 years of age.  I left her on Saturday evening for about three or four minutes, when I returned with Mr Slight, and discovered her in the state described by that gentleman.  I then shrieked and ran out of the room.  I had previously left her for the purpose of obtaining some nourishment for her, when I thought she was in a sweet sleep.  The Jury returned a verdict “That the deceased destroyed herself while in s state of temporary insanity.



1861 Census

“Bulls’ Head”

John Jackson : Stone Mason : 41 yrs

Anne : 50 yrs


Rees Thomas : Inn Keeper : 41 yrs

Louisa : 44 yrs

Ellen M : 16 yrs

Esther : 14 yrs

John V : 12 yrs

George W : 10 yrs

Henry R : 6 yrs

Rees M : 3 yrs

Francis C : 1 yrs

Charles Payne : Waiter : 16 yrs


John Torpoy : Cork Cutter : 27 yrs

Ann : 29 yrs

Lalpster : 5 yrs

Alice A : 3 yrs

Ellen : 1 yr

Isaac Jeffery : Tea Dealer : 55 yrs

Jane Slater : Housekeeper : 17 yrs





Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 2 January 1864

Rees Thomas, landlord of the Bull’s Head public house, Barrack Street, for selling beer at 11 o’clock on Christmas morning, was fined 10s and 9s costs, which he paid.



1871 Census

“Bull’s Head”

George Whittle : Licensed Victualler : 37 yrs

Elizabeth : 36 yrs

Amelia : 11 yrs


Mary Hopkinson : Laundress : 20 yrs

Patrick McFrerney : Lance Corporal, 82 Regt : 34 yrs

Emma : Laundress : 27 yrs

Mary A Burbidge : 14 yrs.

 

Barrack Street

“Royal Artillery Arms”


Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 16 February 1934

Another notable decision by the Licensing Justices whose reasonable and impartial action is most commendable, was to permit the removal of the licence of the Royal Artillery Arms, Barrack Street, to the Harvest Home beer house in Copnor Road.  When Barrack Street formed the principal entrance to the old Clarence Barracks the Royal Artillery Arms must have vibrated daily to the strains of martial music and ministered to tens of thousands of thirsty soldiers.  But the times have changed and the Royal Artillery Arms will be found in Barrack Street no more.

 

Barrack Street

1841 Census


1841 Census



Houses not numbered on record

Properties separated by double spacing


Joseph Clark : Royal Navy : 51 yrs

Louisa : 45 yrs

Joseph : Cork Manufacturer : 19 yrs

Elizabeth Gregory : Servant : 18 yrs


“Bulls Head”

John Bennett : Victualler : 40 yrs

Elizabeth : 35 yrs

Jane : 65 yrs

Elizabeth Gun : Servant : 20 yrs

Grace Dark : 30 yrs

John : 8 yrs

Sarah : 5 yrs

Abraham Sims : Labourer : 45 yrs

Caroline : 30 yrs


Elizabeth Gauntlet : 70 yrs

Sophia Green : 39 yrs

Maria : 20 yrs

Sarah Wilshire : 13 yrs

Ann Kitchener : 30 yrs

Eliza : 2 yrs

Edmund : 7 months

Ann James : 40 yrs

Ann Gun : 60 yrs



“Coopers Arms”


Samuel Craig : Victualler : 44 yrs

Elizabeth : 46 yrs

Emma Mallard : Dressmaker : 16 yrs

Adolph Fisher : 9 yrs

Eliza Candy : Dressmaker : 30 yrs

Ann : 8 yrs

Henry : 6 yrs

Mary : 2 months

Mary Hamilton : Washerwoman : 45 yrs

Eliza : 11 yrs

Livi : 8 yrs

James : 5 yrs

Eliza Riley : Dressmaker : 30 yrs

Thomas : 2 yrs

Maria Nowles : 15 yrs

William Crags : 40 yrs

Lydia : 39 yrs

Ann : 10 yrs

Charles : 4 yrs

Mary : 3 months

James Watts : Royal Marine : 31 yrs

Ann : 27 yrs

Charles : 5 yrs

Frederick : 3 yrs

John Rindley : Soldier : 40 yrs

Hannah : 34 yrs 

Katherine : 13 yrs

Letitia : 10 yrs

William : 6 yrs

James Hallard : Brewer : 52 yrs

Margaret : 44 yrs

Margaret ; 23 yrs

John : Printer : 20 yrs

William : 8 yrs

George : 5 yrs

Charles : 4 yrs

Mary Dowing : Servant : 15 yrs


James Webb : Brewer : 60 yrs

Sarah : 50 yrs

Henry : 20 yrs

William : Carpenter : 18 yrs

Elizabeth Mitton : Servant : 15 yrs


Maria Martin : Shop Keeper : 50 yrs

Eliza : 25 yrs

James : Engraver : 20 yrs

Sarah : 15 yrs

Mary Roberts : 100 yrs

Mary Raby : 63 yrs

Robert West : Grocer : 40 yrs

Louisa : 30 yrs

George Foster : Labourer

Sarah : 50 yrs

Joseph : 13 yrs

William A Brown : Boot Maker : 40 yrs

Aaa may : 70 yrs

Patrick Dugan : Tailor : 55 yrs

Julia : 53 yrs

Clarissa : 28 yrs

Emma : 27 yrs

Ann : 22 yrs

Julia Bowers : 11 yrs


Abel Smith : Soldier : 40 yrs

Catherine : 40 yrs

Abel : 18 yrs

Jeremiah : Soldier : 16 yrs

Joseph : 14 yrs

Henry : 11 yrs

Robert Baker : Cordwainer : 62 yrs

Elizabeth : 56 yrs

Sophia : 21 yrs

Elizabeth : 19 yrs

Thomas Hobbins : 11 yrs

John Galpon : Cooper : 30 yrs

Charlotte : 30 yrs

William : 8 yrs

John : 5 yrs

Henry : 4 yrs

Amelia : 10 months

Richard Dubber : Labourer : 59 yrs

Elizabeth : 18 yrs

John : 14 yrs


“Portsmouth Arms”

John Barnably : Publican : 50 yrs

Frances : 35 yrs

Thomas Duff : 30 yrs

Sarah : 30 yrs


KEPPEL ROW HERE

 

Barrack Street 1871

1871 Census

No House Numbers

George Green : Cellarman : 50 yrs

Mary A : 46 yrs

Eliza : Dressmaker, no work  : 20 yrs

Frederick : Printer & Compositor : 18 yrs

George : : Pupil Teacher : 16 yrs

William : 14 yrs

Richard : 8 yrs

Henry : 4 yrs

Walter : 1 month


Richard Crabb : Brewer’s labourer : 42 yrs

Ann : Dressmaker : 35 yrs


George R Spearing : Brewer’s Labourer : 27 yrs.