Western Daily Press : Monday 6 February 1933
An inquest at Chichester, on Saturday on Tom Andrews (35), lately living at King Street, and Gladys Annie Lockhart (33), who had been known by her maiden name of Nurse, the jury found that Andrews murdered the woman through jealousy and then committed felo de se.
Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 14 January 1949
Council’s Compulsory Purchase Order for the sites formerly occupied by dwelling houses and commercial premises known as :- 2 -20 and 30 - 54 inclusive (even numbers) King Street
1 King Street
Joseph Harrison : Captain, Royal Navy : 61 yrs
JOSEPH HARRISON, Esq.
[Captain of 1832.]
Royal Navy Biography, Wikisource
Son of an old naval lieutenant, who died agent for transports at Plymouth in 1808. He obtained his first commission on the 10th May, 1807; and was appointed to the Achille 74, Captain Sir Richard King, Nov. lOth, 1809. In the summer of 1810, he commanded a Spanish gun-vessel, manned by that ship, and employed in the defence of Cadiz. He subsequently served off Toulon, on the coast of Sicily, in the Adriatic, off Cherbourgh, and on the South American station, from whence he returned home, and was put out of commission, in the autumn of 1816; at which period the Achille had been under the command of Captain (now Rear-Admiral) Hollis upwards of five years.
Lieutenant Harrison was made a commander in Sept. 1818; and promoted to the rank of captain, while serving in the Favorite sloop, on the coast of Africa, Oct. 9th, 1832. He continued in that vessel until paid off, at Portsmouth, in Aug. 1833.
This officer married, April 15th, 1820, Catherine, second daughter of ____ Mottley, Esq., of Portsmouth.
“Achille” at Trafalgar (1805)
Built in 1798, Gravesend.
Sold in 1865.
• 1798 Capt. H. E. STANHOPE, 07/1798.
• On 15 February 1799 a court martial was held on board GLADIATOR at Plymouth on James HAILY, a seaman from ACHILLE, who was charged with striking a midshipman in the execution of his duty and other mutinous conduct.
• The charge being proved he was sentenced to be hanged.
• 1799 Capt. G.
• MURRAY, 04/1799.
• With the Channel fleet.
• On the evening of 13 June ACHILLE arrived in Plymouth from off Brest after being run foul of by CAESAR. She had lost her bowsprit and foretop mast and received much other damage.
• One of the crew had been killed.
• On 19 July orders came down for 50 bullocks to be delivered to ACHILLE to be taken out to Vice Ad. POLE's squadron.
• Several tons of hay at 5 pounds per ton were delivered for the use of the cattle on the voyage.
• ACHILLE arrived in Plymouth Sound with other ships of the Channel fleet on 28 August 1800.
• On 5 September Earl ST. VINCENT sent in orders for all ships ready for sea to join him without delay.
• ROYAL SOVEREIGN, PRINCESS ROYAL, PRINCE, PRINCE GEORGE, BELLONA and ARCHILLE sailed at once from Cawsand Bay and they were all clear of Penlee Point by nightfall.
• ACHILLE arrived in Plymouth on 8 January 1801 from a cruise off Brest and sailed again to join the Channel fleet on 29 January. She was employed in the blockade of Brest and Rochefort until the cessation of hostilities.
• Capt. MURRAY exchanged commands with Capt. Edward BULLER of the EDGAR because the latter drew less water and was intended for the North Sea with which Capt. MURRAY was well acquainted.
• In February a French convoy of 160 sail which had been lying at Bordeaux with stores for the fleet at Brest sailed under convoy of two brigs.
• Two days later they were dispersed in a gale.
• ACHILLE took one of them, a brig laden with wheat, and sent her into Plymouth on 21 February.
• ACHILLE came in to Plymouth for a refit on 15 July and she and EXCELLENT struck yards and topmasts to overhaul their rigging.
• In the autumn she experienced dreadful weather off Rochefort before returning on 29 October.
• Capt. WALLIS took temporary command during November December, Capt. BULLER returning in January.
• On 26 November ACHILLE was in Cawsand Bay to be paid wages before sailing to join Ad. MITCHELL's squadron in Bantry Bay.
• There were several bum boats alongside and the first lieutenant, Mr MUDGE, fearing that seamen would find ways of getting ashore in them had ordered the traders off the ship.
• When one of them, with a boat alongside with some girls, did not comply, the lieutenant took a musket from the gangway sentry and asked him if it was loaded.
• The sentry replied that he thought not so Lieut. MUDGE threw away the ball from a cartridge, emptied the powder into the barrel and fired it at the boat.
• Unfortunately there was already a ball cartridge in the musket and the shot hit the man in the face.
• He was immediately sent to the Royal hospital where he died.
• Lieut. MUDGE was sent on board the flagship in the Hamoaze.
• A coroner's jury brought in a verdict of manslaughter against Lieut. MUDGE on the 28th. and ACHILLE sailed for Ireland in a snowstorm the following day.
• On 19 January three of the mutineers from TEMERAIRE, which had been ordered to sail from Bantry Bay to the West Indies, were executed on board ACHILLE at Portsmouth and two more on CENTAUR.
• (18 of the 20 who were tried were sentenced to death.)
• On 4 March 1802 ACHILLE arrived in Plymouth from Torquay to be paid and returned on the 28th.
• ACHILLE was paid off all standing on 27 April.
• The crew was discharged then she was re-commissioned again under the same captain and officers.
• A party of Royal Marines consisting of a Captain, two Lieutenants and 60 privates was embarked on 17 May, however the following month she was found to be badly in need of repair so she was stripped and the crew was paid off in the Hamoaze on 29 June.
• It was arranged for her to go into the Great Portland Dock on the first spring tide.
• 1803 Out of commission, Plymouth.
• 1805 Capt. Richard KING, Channel fleet.
• ACHILLE was in Vice Ad. COLLINGWOOD's lee division at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October.
• Her first opponent was the Spanish MONTANEZ (74) and she was then closely engaged for hour with the ARGONAUTA (80) before the enemy ceased firing.
• Next the French ACHILLE (74) engaged her in passing, leaving ACHILLE in single combat with the French BERWICK (74).
• The latter ship was completely subdued and ACHILLE took possession of her.
• ACHILLE lost 13 killed and 59 wounded.
• 1807 off Rochefort in the spring, off Ferrol in December, and subsequently employed in the ill-fated expedition to Walcheren when Capt. John HAYES was placed in temporary command.
• He brought home 700 French soldiers who had been taken prisoner at Flushing and for his skill in personally navigating ACHILLE to and from the Roompot (pilots being unavailable) he was appointed to FREIJA.
• On 28 February 1810 ACHILLE arrived off Cadiz where, during the following month, her people witnessed the destruction of seven Spanish warships, one Portuguese line-of-battle ship, and twenty-four merchant men, all driven ashore in a gale, and burnt to prevent them being pulled off by the enemy.
• In the summer of 1810 men from ACHILLE manned a Spanish gun vessel under the command of Lieut. Joseph HARRISON which was used in the defence of Cadiz.
• 1811 Capt. Aiskew Paffard HOLLIS, 16/04/1811, from STANDARD.
• ACHILLE was first attached to the fleet blockading Toulon, then, after visiting Malta, she was employed in the defence of Sicily.
• For eighteen months she was in the Adriatic blockading three line-of-battle ships and a frigate in Venice and others repairing in the arsenal.
• The boats of ACHILLE and MILFORD captured and destroyed four of the enemy's coastal vessels off Corselazzo on 27 March 1813.
• By the summer of 1813 ACHILLE was badly in need of repair so she escorted home the Mediterranean trade. She was re-fitted at Portsmouth and, after a short period blockading Cherbourg, escorted a convoy of vessels bound round Cape Horn as far as the southern latitudes before joining Vice Ad. DIXON at Rio de Janeiro.
• The squadron returned to England in the autumn of 1815 and ACHILLE was put out of commission at Chatham. She remained at Sheerness until sold for breaking up in 1
1790 : 23 July, Bapt’d St Mary’s Portsea. Father Richard Harrison, mother Alice
1820 : 15 April married Catherine Mottley at St Thomas’s
Jane Puttock : Servant : 19 yrs
Sarah Taplin : Servant : 50 yrs
Mary Wyatt : Housekeeper : 67 yrs
Robert Harvey : Carpenter : 23 yrs
Charles G German : Ship Agent : 54 yrs
Augusta : 58 yrs
Mary L 23 yrs
Alfred : Clerk to Agent : 21 yrs
Edward Bramble : 7 yrs
Louisa Funnell : General Servant 18 yrs
John Guile : General Labourer : 80 yrs
Mary Ann : 84 yrs
Mary Louisa German : 33 yrs
Augusta Bramble : 14 yrs
Sarah Giles : General Servant : 38 yrs
Gertrude Jessie Parsons : 30 yrs
Elizabeth Jemima Hewett : Servant : 20 yrs
2 King Street
Daniel Matthews : Greenwich Pensioner : 54 yrs
Mary Ann : 52 yrs
Maria : 12 yrs
Richard Henry : 8 yrs
Elizabeth Gorden : Shopkeeper : 47 yrs
Alice A : 11 yrs
Ann E Bryan : 31 yrs
Ann E : 8 months
Thomas Richmond : Cork Cutter : 49 yrs
Sarah : 49 yrs
Thomas : 19 yrs
Fanny : 13 yrs
Amelia : 11 yrs
Susannah Wildman : Wife of Soldier : 25 yrs
Henry J : 6 months
Jane Brutnall : Wife of Soldier : 31 yrs
James : 3 yrs
George Gordon : Cork Sorter : 47 yrs
Eliza J : Dressmaker : 46 yrs
William : 1 yr
Joseph Ward : Licensed Victualler : 72 yrs
Harriett : 61 yrs
George H Tollervey : Butcher : 40 yrs
Harriett : 38 yrs
Thomas G : 12 yrs
Charles J : 9 yrs.
Horatio Philipps : Licensed Victualler & Common Lodging House Keeper : 61 yrs
Jane : 63 yrs
William Marsh : Fish Hawker : 23 yrs
William Feltham : Carpenter : 40 yrs
Frederick Dawson : General labourer : 43 yrs
Robert Hayling : Boatman : 47 yrs
William Ellson : Bricklayer : 50 yrs
Nicholas Knight : Cloth Hawker : 55 yrs
William Egerton : General Labourer : 50 yrs
Daniel Day : Merchant Seaman : 67 yrs
Richard Tomlin : Employed on Floating Bridge : 57 yrs
Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 27 January 1894
Public and Lodging House for sale, present hands eight years. Satisfactory reason given for leaving. Phoenix Tavern, King Street
recorded as 3 King Street
John Alfred Gallop : Licensed Victualler : 39 yrs
1961 : Died in Portsea aged 90 yrs
Florence Adelaide : Assisting in the Business : 33 yrs
Gladys Aileen : 11 yrs
John Lionel Whitley : 2 yrs
Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday 9 March 1926
What was referred to as a disgraceful scene in a public house was mentioned at the Portsmouth Police Court today, before Mr A Grigsby (in the chair) and Mr C H March, when Emily Barter, who gave her address as the Phoenix Hotel, King Street, was charged with unlawfully wounding Fanny Kelly of 55 Highbury Street, at the Naval and Military Arms, on March1, reduced to one of common assault.
Mr G H King appeared for the complainant, and Mr E F Watts for the defendant.
Dr M E Lampard described the wounds on the complainant’s hands. The extensir tendons of the right index finger were severed in two places. It was not a severe wound.
Complainant, who is the barmaid, said that about 9.15 pm on March 1 the defendant came into the house and had an altercation with another woman. Defendant threw a glass at the other woman, and when witness asked her to leave defendant jabbed with a glass at the witness’s face, and in protecting her face, witness’s hand was cut.
Cross-examined, she denied that there was a “general scrap” in the house, and maintained that it was the defendant who struck her.
Complainant’s husband and two other customers gave corroborative evidence, and Mr Watts, for the defendant, said there was a most disgraceful scene, in which everyone was to blame. Mrs Deck threw a glass at the defendant, and there was a scrap between them. If Mrs kelly came between them she may have been injured by one or the other without either of them intending it.
Defendant supported this statement. She denied striking the complainant.
Cross-examined ; she did not know Mrs Kelly had been injured until she saw her at the police station.
Evidence in support of defendant’s case was given by William Blake, a naval pensioner, who was in the hotel, and Elsie Jeffreys of 80 Highbury Street.
3 King Street
Ann Thomas : Licensed Victualler : 52 yrs
Esther : Dressmaker : 18 yrs
Charles : 13 yrs
Owen : 11 yrs
John Seals : Labourer ; 22 yrs
Henry Ayling : Mariner : 27 yrs
Harriet : 26 yrs
Alfred : 7 yrs
John : 2 yrs
Thomas Matthews : Foreman of Dockyard : 39 yrs
Leonard : 15 yrs
Joseph Ward : Victualler : 62 yrs
1851 : Canteen Manager 52 yrs living at Cumberland Fort Lumps Lane with Harriet 43 yrs and Harriet 23 yrs
1871 : Licensed Victualler 72 yrs, living at “The Phoenix” with Harriett 61 yrs
Harriett : 53 yrs
Thomas G Tollervey : 4 yrs
Elizabeth Newnham : Dressmaker : 20 yrs
Robert Hayden : Boot Maker : 58 yrs
Rhoda : Laundress : 57 yrs
Charles : General Labourer : 22 yrs
George : General Labourer : 20 yrs
Walter : Butcher’s Boy : 17 yrs
Ann : 14 yrs
4 King Street
Ann Weeks : Lodging House Keeper : 30 yrs
Henry John : 4 yrs
Elizabeth Gordon : Shirt Maker : 36 yrs
William : 9 yrs
George : 7 yrs
Alexander : 4 yrs
Alice : 1 yr
John Luff : Bargeman : 45 yrs
Sarah : 38 yrs
Emma : 22 yrs
John : 15 yrs
Daniel : 12 yrs
Mary Ann : 5 yrs
William : 3 yrs
James : 1 yr
James : 4 months
John Hanton : Marine, HMS Vengeance : 39 yrs
Julia : 27 yrs
John : 2 yrs
Edward : 1 yr
Mary Riley : Charwoman : 40 yrs
William : 11 yrs
Charles : 8 yrs
Daniel Matthews : Pensioner : 74 yrs
Mary A : 60 yrs
George Hemp : Cork Cutter : 59 yrs
Elizabeth : 60 yrs
Clara : 20 yrs
Joseph : Cork Cutter’s Apprentice : 18 yrs
Charles : Cork Cutter’s Apprentice : 16 yrs
James Rooney : Soldier, 12th Brigade : 36 yrs
Mary : 35 yrs
Susannah Tarr : Shoe Binder : 56 yrs
George Knight : Seaman Stoker : 42 yrs
Elizabeth : 38 yrs
Ellen : 9 yrs
Martha : 7 yrs
George Henry : 6 yrs
Clara E : 3 yrs
Jessie : 1 yr
James Bailey : General Labourer : 23 yrs
Harriet : 22 yrs
Fanny : 3 yrs
Arthur Knapp : General Labourer : 23 yrs
Sarah : Charwoman : 31 yrs
Thomas : Errand Boy : 17 yrs
John William Hall : General Labourer : 59 yrs
George Knight : Engineer’s Fireman : 50 yrs
Elizabeth : Laundress : 47 yrs
Clara : 13 yrs
Jessie : 11 yrs
Kate : 9 yrs
Frederick Boots : Carter : 56 yrs
Andrew Knapp : Bird Fancier : 35 yrs
Elizabeth Wareham : Farmer’s Wife : 56 yrs
William Bore : General labourer : 32 yrs
George Micklam : General Labourer : 55 yrs
5 King Street
Ellen Poole : Seamstress : 24 yrs
Letitia : Seamstress : 13 yrs
George Watcham : Gunner, Royal Marine Artillery : 35 yrs
Mary : 20 yrs
Ann : 4 months
Mary Ann Watts : Laundress : 27 yrs
John Richard : 6 yrs
Joseph William : 1 yr
William Martin : Mariner : 22 yrs
Maria : 22 yrs
Emily Bennett : Nurse Child : 3 yrs
James Churchill : Labourer : 36 yrs
Jane : 36 yrs
Jane : General Servant : 17 yrs
Sarah ; 13 yrs
Henry Chase : Master Mariner : 28 yrs
Charlotte : 27 yrs
Robert McCormack : Scripture Reader at Soldiers Friend Society : 37 yrs
Ann : 26 yrs
William J : 2 yrs
George Bridal : First Class Petty Officer, RN : 33 yrs
Ellen : 29 yrs
Frederick Walters : General Carrier : 29 yrs
Mary Ann : 25 yrs
Frederick J : 3 yrs
Annie : 1 yr
6 King Street
Thomas Green : Licensed Victualler : 49 yrs
Annie : 22 yrs
Annie : 16 yrs
Jane Janes : Assistant : 65 yrs
James Fryer : Assistant : 36 yrs
William Tomlin : 43 yrs
Saul Howard : Hawker : 22 yrs
Johns Ems : General Labourer : 63 yrs
Richard Hughes : General Labourer : 45 yrs
Joseph Clark : Blacksmith : 37 yrs
52 King Street
Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 6 September 1893
Oliver Martin, of 52 King Street, a child six years of age, was playing with a toy train on Monday evening last, when he put a lighted paper underneath the engine,”to get up steam.” His night-gown caught fire, and before the flames could be extinguished the child was badly burnt down the left side. He was at conveyed to the Hospital, where his burns were attended to by Dr Morley, the Assistant House Surgeon. The doctor’s efforts, however, proved unavailing, and the little one succumbed to his injuries about one o’clock yesterday afternoon. An inquest will be held.
56 King Street
Portsmouth Evening News : Monday 20 October 1941
In fining Evelyn R Newlan (34), of 56 King Street, £5 with £5 costs for receiving a pension allowance to which she was not entitled the Chairman said the defendant had done a very foolish thing. The Bench had seriously considered sending her to prison.
Mr D G Powell, prosecuting for the Ministry of Health, said that in May, 1940 the defendant was granted a widow’s pension of 10s weekly and 5s for her eldest child and 3s for each of six other children. The defendant did not tell the Ministry that her children were in a home. She had received for them allowances totalling £60 19s. The Ministry had withdrawn 3s per week of Newlan’s widow’s pension.
Newlan admitted having had the money, but declared in court that she thought the Ministry were aware of her changed circumstances.
1 Commissioner’s Yard
John Guile : Mariner : 66 yrs
Mary : Laundress : 64 yrs
RN Victualling Department
Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 5 May 1817
On Tuesday the 13th May next, I shall be ready to receive sealed tenders, and treat for supplying such quantities of vegetables as may be required for the use of his majesty’s ships at this port, for one year, from the 30th June next.
No regard will be had to any tender in which the price shall not be inserted in words at length, or that shall not be delivered before twelve o’clock on the said 13th of May, nor unless the persons who make the same, or some person on their behalf, attend to answer thereto when called for.
NB The conditions of the contract may be seen at my office.
Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 17 December 1827
Portsmouth Victualling Office : Notice is hereby given, that on Thursday the 20th instant, tenders in writing, sealed up, will be received at the Agent Victualler’s Office for :-
300 Quarters of close-dried Amber Malt, to be delivered into His Majesty’s Brewhouse, at Weevil, in one month, and to be paid for bills, payable at 60 days after date, without interest.
1000 Quarters of Wheat, to weigh 60 lbs, per bushel (overweight to be paid for), to be delivered into His Majesty’s Mill, at this Port, in one month, and to be paid for by bills payablr sixty days after date, without interest
Wood Hoops as may be demanded for the service of the Department for the ensuing year.
Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser : Thursday 9 July 1829
Valuable freehold building ground in the centre of the capital seaport town of Portsmouth. By Mr Hoggart, at the Fountain Hotel, on Thursday, July 30th, at four for five in the afternoon precisely, by order of the Commissioners for Victualling his Majesty’s Navy, a highly valuable freehold estate, comprising the whole of the site of the of the very extensive premises at Portsmouth, now used as a Bakehouse, &c., in the service of the Victualling Department, adapted for the advantageous employment of capital in building operations, and offering a very rare opportunity for securing a central situation for a market, or any Public Institution.
Printed particulars, with plans, are preparing, and may be had 20 days prior to the sale, of Mr Adams, Surveyor to the Commissioners, and sit at the Fountain Hotel.
Building Materials, of the best description, comprising the Bakehouse, lately employed in the Service of the Victualling Department at Portsmouth, by Mr Hoggart, on the premises,on Thursday 30th July at ten for eleven precisely, in Lots, by order of the Commissioners for Victualling his Majesty’s Navy. the whole of the capital building materials, comprising the well-built and extensive Bakehouse Premises, in King Street ; consisting of sound brickwork, stout lead in gutters, flats, rain water pipes, tanks, cisterns, hips, ridges, plain and pantiling, roofing purbeck, gunstone, flatner and other paving, plinths, Portland fender posts and facing, horse pitcher, and pebble paving, flooring joists, girders, partitions, boarding, quartering, doors, solid window frames, shutters, glazed sashes, jambs, slabs, lintels, soffites, linings &c..
To be viewed on application to Mr Adams, the Surveyor to the Commissioners, who will direct a proper person to show the property, and of whom catalogues may be had, also at the Fountain.
Very valuable freehold store-houses, with capital arched vaults, King Street,by Mr Hogart, at the Fountain Hotel, on Thursday 30th July, 1829, at four for five in the afternoon, precisely, by order of the Hon the Commissioners for Victualling his Majesty’s Navy, in three Lots, A noble pile of substantial buildings , 300 feet in length and upwards of 80 feet in depth ; comprising the Great or Long Store, erected in the most complete manner and strongly timbered, with three floors, and arched vaults to contain several hundred pipes. The estate is all freehold, and will be subdivided into three warehouses with vaults ; bounded on one side by the New Custom House Quay, King Street in front, and St Mary’s Street at the other end. May be viewed. Particulars had of Mr Adams, Surveyor to the Commissioners and at the Fountain Hotel.
King Street 1841 Census
No house numbers on records
Dwellings etc separated by double spacing
John Sheppard : Victualler : 45 yrs
Mary : 40 yrs
Mary Ann : 26 yrs
Jean : 15 yrs
John : 16 yrs
Georgianna : 11 yrs
William : 4 yrs
Emma : 7 yrs
Rebecca : 4 yrs
Thomas Egerton : Wheelwright : 20 yrs
Caroline : 20 yrs
Stephen Hewett : Army : 41 yrs
Ann : 31 yrs
Ester : 6 months
Mary Davis : 59 yrs
Jane Gamiston : 51 yrs
James Armol : Labourer : 30 yrs
Henry Alford : 7 yrs
Ann Randle : 50 yrs
Charlotte : 16 yrs
Ann Fowler : 44 yrs
Mary : 12 yrs
Sarah : 7 yrs
John Mills : Labourer : 30 yrs
George : 10 yrs
Sarah : 30 yrs
Eliza : 5 yrs
Raymond Wickendon : 49 yrs
James Nolan : Seaman : 30 yrs
Hobart Harris : 17 yrs
James Bayland : 25 yrs
Myeston : 19 yrs
John : 12 yrs
John : 25 yrs
John Martin : Seaman : 51 yrs
Mary : 40 yrs
Clara : 12 yrs
Edward : 10 yrs
Emma : 7 yrs
Jane Gould : Charwoman : 46 yrs
Edward : 14 yrs
Samuel : 5 yrs
John Martin : Mariner : 24 yrs
Susan : 26 yrs
Raymond Barrett : Pauper : 35 yrs
Elizabeth Newham : 35 yrs
George : 35 yrs
George : 14 yrs
Henry : 12 yrs
William : 10 yrs
Thomas : 5 yrs
Eliza : 3 yrs
Robert : 4 months
James Pridham : Tailor : 45 yrs