Brewer's Arms

St. Leonard's Street


1861 census  - Brewers Arms, Common Muckhill, St John the Baptist, Peterborough **


John Hillam Head Married 37 (1824) Beer House Keeper born Peterborough

Mary Ann Hillam Wife Married 39 (1822) born Peterborough

Mary A Hillam Daughter unmarried 16 (1845) born Peterborough

Eliza Hillam Daughter unmarried 14 (1847) born Peterborough

1871 census - St Leonard's Street, St Mark, Peterborough **


John Hillam Head Married 46 (1825) Publican born Peterborough

Mary Ann Hillam Wife Married 48 (1823) born Peterborough

Thos Whyle Son in Law married 23 (1848) born Whittlesey, Cambs

Mary Ann Whyle Daughter married 26 (1845) born Peterborough

1874 Peterborough Directory

Hillam John, St Leonard's Street

1890 Kelly's Directory

Hillam John, St Leonard's Street, Peterborough

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1891 census - Brewers Arms, 42 St Leonard's Street, Peterborough **


Charles Griffiths Head Married 34 (1857) Innkeeper born Birmingham, Warwicks

Charlotte Griffiths Wife Married 34 (1857) born Yarmouth, Norfolk

Margaret Griffiths Daughter 9 (1882) born Yarmouth, Norfolk

Charles E Griffiths Son 8 (1883) born Yarmouth, Norfolk

Bessie Griffiths Daughter 6 (1885) born Yarmouth, Norfolk

William L Griffiths Son 5 (1886) born Mandesley, Norfolk

1911 census  - Brewer's Arms, St. Leonard's Street, Peterborough (8 rooms) **


William Merchant Head Married 68 (1843) Drayman (Brewers) worker born Thorney Fen, Cambridgeshire

Jessie Merchant Wife Married 54 (1857) born Hilby,Norfolk

William Merchant Son single 29 (1882) Butcher born Postland, Lincolnshire

Ernest Merchant Son single 27 (1884) Drover born Postland, Lincolnshire

Harry Merchant Son single 13 (1898) born Crowland, Lincolnshire

William Cook Son in Law Married 35 (1876) Drover born Fenstanton, Hunts

Ada Cook Daughter Married 33 (1878) born Thorney Fen, Cambs

Gertie Cook Granddaughter 5 (1906) school born Peterborough

William Cook Grandson 2 (1909) born Peterborough


Note: In 1901 William Merchant was publican at The White Swan, Highbury Street, Peterborough

1914 - Kelly's Directory

Merchant William. St. Leonard's Street, Peterborough

BREWER'S ARMS St Leonard St 1890 To Let Stamford M

1890 17 January - Stamford Mercury

1901 census - 42 St. Leonard's Street, Peterborough **


Frances E Butchfield Head Widow 66 (1835) Beerhouse Keeper Own Account born Peterborough

Note: John Hillam is residing next door at number 40 St. Leonard's Street (Living on Own Means)



BREWER'S ARMS St Leonard Street  TBC from Kitchin

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