Some history of the King's Head on Brearley Street in Aston New Town in Birmingham in Warwickshire


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The King's Head was a fully licensed public-house located at No.125 [pre-street numbering changes of 1883-4] on the south side of Brearley Street, midway between New Town Row and Summer Lane. After the street was re-numbered the address was No.54.

The King's Head was an old house. Thomas Deeley appears in the licence register of 1819. He kept the pub for many years.

In later years the pub was operated by Holder's Brewery Ltd.

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Licensees of the King's Head

1819 - Thomas Deeley
1839 - Joseph Slaney
1845 - Benjamin Jones
1860 - John Garner
1867 - William Knight
1874 - Ann Bissell
1874 - Thomas Ingram
1883 - Mary Claridge
1886 - Thomas Parsonage
1890 - Harry Claridge
1905 - Thomas R. Ashdown
1921 - Emily Phillips
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.

Holder's Ales & Stout

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Related Newspaper Articles

"The City Coroner [Mr. Isaac Bradley] held an enquiry at the Victoria Courts today concerning the death of Margaret Taylor [52], 22 court, 3 house, Brearley Street. Aaron Taylor, the husband, said he left the King's Head public-house, Brearley Street, with his wife shortly before ten o'clock on Sunday night, and arriving home went into Summer Lane to purchase some tobacco. When he returned he could not see his wife, and thinking she had gone out to post some letters, opened the door leading to the stairs to go to bed, and she rolled to his knees. She was saturated with blood, and there were bloodstains on the three bottom stairs. Elizabeth Walker, neighbour, said she was coming along Brearley Street on Sunday night, and a woman stopped her and asked her if she had seen a policeman, saying a man had struck his wife with a hammer. The woman was a stranger to the witness, and she had not seen her since. They went in search a policeman together, and when they had found one, the woman left her. Witness accompanied the officer to the house. She heard no one else refer to a hammer. Police-Constable Farndon said Walker told him the husband had struck his wife with a hammer. When he arrived at the house the woman was dead. Dr. Shilling, who was called, said there was a wound at the back of the woman's head, but it was not such a one as would likely to be produced by a hammer. He came to the conclusion that death was due to syncope following the shock from the injury. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental Death."
"Fatal Accident in Brearley Street"
Birmingham Mail : August 18th 1915 Page 3

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