Some history of the Old Chancellor
The Old Chancellor stood on the northern side of Garrison Lane, close to the Primitive Methodist Chapel.
I have not researched this public-house in any detail. However, I thought I would upload a photograph so at least there is something to look at. I have also included the names of a few licensees. Oh, and an old newspaper article. So, better than a blank page but a lot of work needed. In the meantime, there is lots of information on Birmingham dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
Licensees of this pub
1867 - James Heath
1880 - Joseph Williams
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.
If you have a genealogy story or query regarding the Old Chancellor on Garrison Lane you can contact me and I will post it here in addition to including your message within the website pages for Birmingham Genealogy.
Have Your Say
If you would like to share any further information on this pub - perhaps your ancestors drank here in the past? Or maybe knew a previous publican? Whatever the reason it would be great to hear of your stories or gossip. Simply send a message and I will post it here.
Related Newspaper Articles
"Walter Smith was charged with being drunk and violently assaulting Joseph Williams, landlord of the Old Chancellor, Garrison Lane. Mr.
Buller prosecuted. About half-past eight o'clock on Saturday night the prisoner went to the inn drunk, and when prosecutor refused to draw him half-a-pint
of ale he had called for, he struck him in the face, blackening his eye. He was given into custody, and he made a violent resistance, kicking and assaulting the police.
He was sent to gaol for four months with hard labour."
"Unprovoked Assault On Publican"
Birmingham Daily Post : February 20th 1877 Page 6