|ADDRESS||41 NEW STREET|
|ALTERNATIVE ADDRESSES||42 NEW STREET, COX STREET|
This is a heraldic reference to the Earls of Kent. It was also the name of a galleon in Drake's squadron at the attack on Cadiz in 1587.
In 1823 this pub was owned by the Free Grammar School, although it was erected by the lessee, William Twycross, at his own expense on the site of an old stable! In 1844 William Twycross' 21 year lease expired. In 1862 it was still owned by the Free Grammar School and at that time it was let to Mr. Poultney for £16. In 1882 it was sold.
In 1915 the pub was owned by Phipps of Northampton and the annual rent was £28. In that year they received £25 1s 5d for the brewing plant, so it is safe to assume that home-brewing stopped at that point. An article in the Coventry Standard tells us that Tom Thorpe (John Thomas Thorpe) was the longest-standing licensee in Coventry with 53 years in the same pub, that is c1903 to c 1956. He was 85 in 1956 and brewed his own beer until 1915. The pub closed on 2nd July 1958.
|Known Licensees are;
1822 - 1823 J. Smith
1828 - 1841 Thomas Russell
1845 J. Green
1861 Joseph Rice
1868 John Ainge
1868 - 1871 Sarah Ainge
1874 - 1886 Sarah Graham
1890 - 1896 John Venn
1903 - 1940 John Thomas Thorpe
1823 - 1862 Free Grammar School
1887 S. Graham
1887 - 1892 John Venn
1892 - 1915 John Thomas Thorpe
Dict PN A heraldic refernce to the Earls of Kent and perhaps for that reason the name of a galleon built in 1563 which formed part of Drake's squadron when he attacked Cadiz in 1587.
1823 JA7 Rental of Estates belonging to the Free Grammar School
A house and premises called the WHITE BEAR. Renewal of lease.
The lessee, William Twycross, at his own expense erected the house on the site of an old stable.
11,10,1838 JA25 PA 244/88/2 Policy. £ 100 upon the White Bear, New Street.
1844 JA34 Charities Enquiry 18.10.1844
Expiration of 21 year lease to William Twycross for the White Bear.
The lessee at his own expense erected the house on the site of an old stable.
1851 Source 49 Board of Health Map
1862 Poole P253 Rental of Estates belonging to the Free Grammar School.
New Street and St Michael's churchyard,
The White Bear public house let to Mr Poultney
16 0s 0d
1864 JA103 Wilson has this property as the Half Moon in 1864. I can't see why.
28.8.1878 LJ Vol1 P17 WHITE BEAR, New Street Alehouse
Owner : Church Charity Trustees, Coventry
later Ratliff, Coventry
later Messrs Ratliff & Jeffrey, Northampton
Licensee : Sarah Graham
1.12.1887 TOL to John Venn
6.6.1882 CR 64/3 ff1,2 Notice of sale with particulars
Source 17 Phipps Estate Ledger D Page 277
White Bear P. H.
White Bear, Coventry
Rent £ 28
3.1915. Cash for brewing plant £ 25.1.6
to 1928 Friedrich Home brewery
CS 6 Tom Thorpe is the longest standing tennant of a licensed premises in Coventry with 53 years in the same house. He is 85 years old and until 1915 brewed his own beer.
1954 Source 43 Tom Thorpe, the 85 year old landlord of the White Bear, Cox Street, who, until 1915 brewed his own beer on the premises, is the longest standing tennant of licensed premises in Coventry with 63 years as licensee of the same house.
1822/23 Pigot J. Smith
1828/29 Pigot Thos Russell
1835 Pigot Thomas Russell
1841 Pigot Thomas Russell
1841 Census Thomas Russell 41yo Not b Wks n Mary, 39 & 1 kid
1845 Kelly J. Green
1861 Census Joseph Rice 44 yo b Coventry m Sarah, 42 & 2s, 1d
1868 Buchanan John Ainge
23.11.1868 Lantern Sarah Ainge
1871 Census Sarah Ainge 70 yo b Tamworth & 1 nephew, 1 servant
1874 C&B S. Graham
1878 LJ Vol1 P17 Sarah Graham
1879 Stevens Sarah Graham
1881 C&B S. Graham
1886 C&B S. Graham
1887 LJ Vol1 P17 Sarah Graham
1887 LJ Vol1 P17 John Venn
1890/91 R&G J. Venn
1893 Reporter J. Venn
1894 R&G J. Venn
1896 R&G J. Venn
1898 LJ Vol1 P17 John Venn
1901 Source 43 Tom Thorpe
1903 R&G J. T. Thorpe
1905 R&G J. T. Thorpe
1909 R&G J. T. Thorpe
1910 LVOA T. Thorpe
1911/12 Spennell J. T. Thorpe
1912/13 Spennell J. T. Thorpe
1919 Spennell J. T. Thorpe
1921/22 Spennell J. T. Thorpe
1924 P. James J. T. Thorpe
1926/27 P. James J. T. Thorpe
1929 P. James J. T. Thorpe
1931/32 P. James J. T. Thorpe
1933/34 P. James J. T. Thorpe
1935/36 P. James J. T. Thorpe
1937/38 P. James J. T. Thorpe
1939/40 P. James J. T. Thorpe
1953 LTSD Cox Street
1954 Source 43 Tom Thorpe
1823 JA7 Free Grammar School
1862 Poole P253 Free Grammar School
1878 LJ Vol1 P17 Church Charity Trustees, Coventry
later LJ Vol1 P17 Ratliff, Coventry
later LJ Vol1 P17 Messrs Ratliff & Jeffrey, Northampton
1901 JA Phipps
1936 JA Phipps
1887 Friedrich S. Graham
1887 Friedrich John Venn
1892 Friedrich John Venn
1892 Friedrich John Thomas Thorpe
1914 WB P20 John Thomas Thorpe
1915 Source 43 Tom Thorpe
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