This photograph was taken during Henry Stokes’ time at the King William IV. The sign on the side of the pub advertises Mr. Stokes’ Brewery (the tall building in the picture).  The tenancy of Alice Benson commenced on the 23rd of January 1940, the rent was £50 per annum and the landlords were The Bristol Brewery Georges & Co. Limited.  The ‘King Billy’ is still trading.

CENSUS 1871.
Thomas H. Sandell 27, head married, inn keeper, Bristol Clifton
Louisa Sandell 30, wife married, Gloucestershire Henbury
Thomas E. Sandell 3, son, Gloucestershire Henbury
Bertha L. Sandell 1, daughter, Gloucestershire Henbury

CENSUS 1881.
Josiah Bailey 37, head married, licensed victualler, Somerset Portbury
Emma Bailey 37, wife married, Somerset Portishead

CENSUS 1891.
Henry W. Stokes 30, head married, licensed victualler, Bristol St.Michael’s
Catherine A. Stokes 34, wife married, Bristol Bedminster
Frederick W. Stokes 11, son scholar, Bristol Bedminster
Albert E. Stokes 6, son, Bristol Bedminster
George F. Stokes 3, son, Bristol Bedminster
Florence K. Stokes 1, daughter, gloucestershire Henbury
Elizabeth Rowden 11, servant, general servant, Bristol Bedminster
William Bracey 59, servant widower, ostler, Gloucestershire Tockington

CENSUS 1901.
Henry W. Stokes 39, head married, brewer, Bristol
Catherine A. Stokes 42, wife married, Bristol
Albert E. Stokes 16, son single, barman, Bristol
Ernest Stokes 13, son, Bristol
Florrie Stokes 10, daughter, Gloucestershire Henbury
Gilbert Stokes 9, son, Gloucestershire Henbury
Harry Stokes 8, son, Gloucestershire Henbury
Arthur Stokes 4, son, Gloucestershire Henbury
Hedley T. Stokes 2, son, Gloucestershire Henbury
Florrie Williams 16, servant single, housemaid, Gloucestershire Henbury

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KING WILLIAM IV Hallen

1871 - 74. Thomas Harper Sandell
1879 - 84. Josiah Bailey
1891 - 1904. Henry William Stokes
1906. Charles Turner
1920 - 31. Emma Jane Scapens
1935 - 39. Reginald Benson
1940. Alice Benson

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