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King William IV

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NAME KING WILLIAM IV
ADDRESS SPON STREET
THIS PREMISES WAS KNOWN BY DIFFERENT NAMES DURING ITS HISTORY FROM TO KNOWN AS
1756 DUKE WILLIAM
1828 JOINERS ARMS
  1831 KING WILLIAM INN
c1834 1967 WILLIAM IV, KING WILLIAM IV

William IV (1765 - 1837) was the third son of George III. He joined the navy as a midshipman in 1779 and was soon a captain. He frequently disobeyed the orders of his superiors and violated the rules of discipline so he was never allowed to command a ship. Instead, in 1801 he was promoted to the rank of Admiral of the Fleet.

This name appears in the Board of Health map of 1851. It is also known as the KING WILLIAM INN and WILLIAM IV

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