CENSUS 1841. James Blannin 34, publican, born in county Ann Blannin 35, not born in
county Mary Lawson 13, born in county Susan Evans 21, servant, born in county
1851. James Blanning 41, Licensed Victualler, Bristol Ann Blanning 43, wife married,Bristol
Ann Frayne 22, Niece unmarried, barmaid, Devon Barnstaple Mary Nurde 23, Servant
unmarried, Stoke Gifford Thomas Newbury 14, Servant, Bristol John Bussell 27, Cooper,
CENSUS 1861. Mark Selleck 28, head married, licensed victualler,
Devon Izette Selleck 22, wife married, Devon Exeter Mira Selleck 17, sister unmarried,
Devon Mary Plant 60, servant married, servant, Devon Sherbourne Mark Helmore 8, grandson,
Devon St.Davids Exon Mark Selleck 11 months, grandson, Bristol John Baker 48, visitor
married, brushmaker, Bedminster Ann Baker 45, wife married, Bristol James Baker 17,
son unmarried, brushmaker, Bristol Alfred Baker 3, son scholar, Bristol Emily Baker
8, daughter scholar, Bristol Margaret Williams 76, visitor widow, St.Lukes Bristol Ann
Monday 70, visitor widow, Bedminster Michael Rowes 67, visitor married, labourer,
Ireland St.George Mary Rowes 57, wife married, Ireland St.George
CENSUS 1871. Mark Sellick
39, head married, licensed victualler, Devon Collaton Nawleigh Izette Iris Sellick
34, wife married, Devon Exeter Mark Sellick 10, son scholar, Bristol Tom Sellick 9,
son scholar, Bristol Mary Ann Day 35, servant unmarried, general servant, Somerset
CENSUS 1881. William Higgs 33, head married, publican, Birmingham Louisa
Higgs 32, wife married, Bristol William Higgs 15, son, Bristol George Higgs 10, son
scholar, Bristol Anney Frapple 20, servant unmarried, Bristol
CENSUS 1891. John Thompson
55, head married, licensed victualler, Lancashire Ulverston Mary A. Thompson 42, wife
married, Devon Appledore Ada M. Thompson 14, daughter, Glamorganshire Swansea John
G. Thompson 13, son, Glamorganshire Swansea Susan Harding 66, servant widow, domestic,
CENSUS 1901. Arthur John Collins Cleaves 36, head married,
licensed victualler, High Littleton Somerset Minnie Cleaves 36, wife married, Bristol Harold
John Collins Cleaves 7 months, son, Hallatrow Somerset
CENSUS 1911. Herbert Templeman
36, head married, inn keeper, Bristol Kate Templeman 36, wife married, Somerset Weston-Super-Mare Gordon
Templeman 14, son, mechanical engineers draughtsman, Bristol Colston Templeman 12,
son, school, Bristol Cicil Templeman 10, son, school, Bristol
BOAR’S HEAD Redcliff Street
1752. Daniel Millet 1775. Mary Dean 1792. William Jones 1800.
William Bishop 1809 to 1835. James Blannin 1836 to 1852. James Blannin jnr 1852 to 1853.
Ann Blannin 1854 to 1855. Charles Manning 1856 to 1858. W. H. Turner 1859. George Gunning 1860.
Mark Helmore 1861 to 1874. Mark Sellek 1875 to 1878. Isaac Hall 1879. Sarah Hall 1881
- 83. William Higgs 1886. Charles Dawson 1887 to 1888. Charles Edwin Hill 1889. Marshall
Flower 1891. John Thompson 1892 - 94. John Naylor 1896. Henry Crates 1897 - 99. Edwin
Dibble 1901. Samuel Hobbs 1901. Arthur John Collins Cleaves 1904. William Davis 1906
- 17. Herbert Templeman 1921. Edgar Denning 1925. Thomas Ross 1928 - 31. William Richardson 1935.
Dorothy Clark 1937. Arthur Gill
On the corner with Jones’ Lane, the Boar’s Head narrowly
missed demolition in 1936 when the new inner circuit road was cut through the bottom
of Redcliff Hill. The pub then survived until 1941 when it was flattened by Hitler’s
The following information was provided by Peter Cope, via the message board.
Plant was the mother of Izette Sellek and the grandmother of the two boys, Mark Sellek
and Mark Helmore. Peter is fairly certain that Mark Helmore was 18 in 1861 and not
8 as shown in the census. Peter also points out that the family name is in fact
Sellek not Selleck or Sellick. Mark and Izette Sellek went on to run the Boar’s
Head in St.Luke’s Road, Bedminster
The Bristol Mirror. Saturday, September 6th, 1823
To be sold by private contract.
A dwelling house, being No.71, in Redcliff Street, in the occupation of Mr. James
Blanning, dealer in spirits. The house consists of 3 rooms on the ground floor,
4 on the bedroom floor, and 2 attics.