Statue to Sir Thomas White, 1492-1566, clothier and one time Lord Mayor of London. In 1542 he founded a charity to benefit the poor of Coventry, which still helps young people in the city to this day.
|NAME||SIR THOMAS WHITE HOTEL|
|ADDRESS||18 WHITE STREET|
|ALTERNATIVE ADDRESSES||MORTON PLACE, MORTON STREET|
Sir Thomas White (1492 - 1566) was a principal member of the guild of Merchant Taylors, he served as Sheriff of London in 1547, and was elected Lord Mayor of London in 1553. He was knighted in the same year by Queen Mary I. He was a member of the commission for the trial of Lady Jane Grey.
He was subsequently the founder of St. John's College, Oxford, and used his prosperity as a clothworker to benefit nearly thirty cities and towns throughout England in at least some of which his trade had probably been particularly extensive. One such town was Coventry which, to rescue it from its 'great ruin and decay', he enabled by a gift of £1,400 to buy in 1542 a large amount of former priory property in and near the town. He bought Whitefriars Monastery in Coventry at the dissolution to use as a private residence and he endowed charities locally.
In 1852 a new license was granted for this pub.
In 1898 the pub was leased by Phillips and Marriott for 21 years for £45 per annum plus a £95 bonus from J. Warden of Walsgrave on Sowe. There was a clause allowing the purchase of the pub during the term of the lease for £2,800. In 1919 they did, in fact, buy the pub. It closed in 1968.
|Known Licensees are;
1852 John Smith
1868 Thomas Cole
1871 William Hutt, trimming manufacturer & licenses victualler
1874 William Holt
1879 George Rice
1886 - 1891 C. L. Smith
1893 - 1896 Benjamin Haymes
1899 - 1910 Henry Joseph Sadler
1914 - 1922 Frederick Wilson Foster
1924 - 1927 D. E. Taylor
1929 Mrs. F. Taylor
1931 - 1932 S. Moore
1935 - 1940 H. V. Morris
1958 A. Ward
1959 Thomas Downing
DICT PN A wealthy citizen of London ( 1492 - 1566 ) who became lord mayor of London in 1553. He founded St John's college, Oxford and was one of the founders of the Merchant Taylor's School. He bought Whitefriars monastery at the dissolution.
27.8.1852 JA16 CS New license granted to John Smith
24.3.1876 JA114 CH&O Transfer of license from Alfred Fielding to Henry Beck
28.8.1878 LJ Vol1 P12 SIR THOMAS WHITE, Norton Street Alehouse
Owner : John Smith, White Street
Licensee : Walter Cooke
9.11.1878 TOL to Zachariah Wheatley
14.8.1879 TOL to George Rice
3.11.1881 TOL to John Smith
6.8.1883 TOL to Charles Lovell Smith
28.7.1892 TOL to Benjamin Haymes
7.3.1899 TOL to Henry Joseph Sadler
1887 COC Cov Times Inn signs
29.8.1898 P&M PR Leased by Phillips & Marriott for 21 years for £45 & £95 bonus = £140. Owner J. Warden, Walsgrave on Sowe. Purchasing clause for £ 2800
29.9.1919 P&M PR Purchased by Phillips & Marriott
c1929 CWL P30 Photo
1968 JA16 Closed
1852 JA16 CS John Smith
1863 JA24 Thomas Cole
1868 Buchanan Thomas Cole
1871 Census William Hutt 40 yo trimming manufacturer licensed victualler
1874 C&B William Holt [ b Coventry m Mary, 33 & 1d, 1 servant
1876 JA114 CH&O Alfred Fielding
1876 JA114 CH&O Henry Beck
1878 LJ Vol1 P12 Walter Cooke
1878 LJ Vol1 P12 Zachariah Wheatley
1879 LJ Vol1 P12 Zachariah Wheatley
1879 LJ Vol1 P12 George Rice
1879 Stevens George Rice
1881 LJ Vol1 P12 George Rice
1881 LJ Vol1 P12 John Smith
1881 C&B Licensee not named
1883 LJ Vol1 P12 John Smith
1883 LJ Vol1 P12 Charles Lovell Smith
1886 C&B C. L. Smith
1890/91 C&B C. L. Smith
1892 LJ Vol1 P12 Charles Lovell Smith
1892 LJ Vol1 P12 Benjamin Haymes
1893 Reporter Benjamin Haymes
1894 R&G B. Haymes
1896 R&G B. Haymes
1899 LJ Vol1 P12 Benjamin Haymes
1899 LJ Vol1 P12 Henry Joseph Sadler
8.2.1899 P&M PR Henry Joseph Sadler
1903 R&G H. J. Sadler
1905 R&G Henry Joseph Sadler
1909 R&G H. J. Sadler
1.6.1910 P&M PR Henry Joseph Sadler new agreement
25.3.1914 P&M PR Frederick William Foster
1919 Spennell F. W. Foster hotel
1921/22 Spennell F. W. Foster "
1924 P. James D. E. Taylor "
1926/27 P. James D. E. Taylor "
1929 P. James Mrs F. Taylor "
1931/32 P. James S. Moore
1933/34 P. James Licensee not named
1935/36 P. James H. V. Morris
1937/38 P. James H. V. Morris
1939/40 P. James H. V. Morris
1958 JA16 A. Ward
1959 JA16 Thomas Downing
1962 Barrett Licensee not named
1878 LJ Vol1 P12 John Smith, White Street
1898 LJ Vol1 P12 John Smith, White Street
1898 P&M PR J. Warden
1919 P&M PR Phillips & Marriott
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