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The Star and Garter

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NAME STAR AND GARTER
ADDRESS 39 ALBERT STREET

A reference to the Most Noble order of the Garter, the highest order of knighthood in britain. Instituted by Edward III about 1348, with the motto ' Honi soit qui mal y pense ', ' evil be to him who evil thinks '. The Order is limited to the sovereign, other members of the royal family, and twenty-five knights. The star forms part of the insignia.

This pub closed on 10th May 1970

Known Licensees are;
1822 - 1823 J. Thornicroft
1868 - 1874 Thomas Bagshaw
1879 - 1891 William Overton
1893 - 1919 William Mc Gowran councillor
1921 - 1922 W. M. Stockall
1924 - 1927 A. Phillips
1929 - 1936 J. T. Crocker
1937 - 1938 John Harris
1939 - 1940 J. T. Bellamy

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DICT PN A reference to the Most Noble Order of the Garter, the highest order of knighthood in Britain. Instituted by Edward III about 1348, with the motto ' Honi soit qui mal y pense ', ' evil be to him who evil thinks '. The Order is limited to the sovereign, other members of the royal family, and twenty-five knights. The star forms part of the insignia.

10.12.1852 JA CS For sale - House of Mr Connop

Opened on this date. ( ??? no corroboration ??? )

28.8.1878 LJ Vol 1 P34 STAR AND GARTER, Albert Street Alehouse
Owner : Mrs Hughes, Stoney Stanton Road
later William Hewitt, New Inn, King William St
later Atkinsons Ltd, Birmingham
Licensee : William Overton
5.3.1891 TOL to Hannah Overton
30.7.1891 TOL to Jesse William Bosworth
29.10.1891 TOL to William McGowran

1887 COC Cov Times Inn signs

10.5.1970 Closed

LICENSEES

1861 Census Thomas Hammerton

1868 Buchanan T. Bagshaw

23.11.1868 Lantern Thomas Bagshaw

1871 Census Thomas Bagshaw 46 yo b Coventry m Sarah, 41 & 1d

1874 C&B T. Bagshaw
1878 LJ Vol 1 P34 William Overton
1879 Stevens William Overton

1879 Stevens William Overton

1881 C&B W. Overton

1886 C&B W. Overton

1890/91 R&G W. Overton
1891 LJ Vol 1 P34 William Overton
1891 LJ Vol 1 P34 Hannah Overton
1891 LJ Vol 1 P34 Jesse William Bosworth
1891 LJ Vol 1 P34 William McGowran
1893 Reporter W. McGowran

1894 R&G William McGowran

1896 R&G William McGowran

1898 LJ Vol 1 P34 William McGowran
1903 R&G William McGowran

1905 R&G William McGowran

1909 R&G William McGowran

1910 LVOA Councillor W. McGowran

1911/12 Spennell William McGowran

1912/13 Spennell William McGowran

1919 Spennell William McGowran

1921/22 Spennell W. M. Stockall

1924 P. James A. Phillips

1926/27 P. James A. Phillips

1929 P. James I. T. Crocker

1931/32 P. James J. T. Crocker

1935/36 P. James J. T. Crocker

1937/38 P. James John Harris

1939/40 P. James J. T. Bellamy

1953 LTSD

OWNERS

1878 LJ Vol 1 P34 Mrs Hughes, Stoney Stanton Road
later LJ Vol 1 P34 William Hewitt, New Inn, King William St
later LJ Vol 1 P34 Atkinsons Ltd, Birmingham
1898 LJ Vol 1 P34 Atkinsons Ltd, Birmingham

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