[from Inns of Douglas]

Alphabetic List of Douglas Premises and Landlords - Q-Y

 

Quarterbridge Inn - Quarterbridge
1842 - Hatt, James (Pigot & Slater 1842)
Queen's Hotel - Queen's Promenade/Crescent

Queen's Hotel (Porters Directory, 1889)

 

1855 - Hiscocks, Robert (Kerruish Guide 1855)
1861 - Bregazzi, Felix (Leech's Guide 1861)
1863 - Bregazzi, Felix (Thwaites Directory 1863)
1878 - Swift, Thomas (1878 lic court)
1881 - Swift, T (proprietor) (Brown's directory 1881)
1881 - Swift, Thomas (1881 census) born 1821 England, wife Alice born 1823 England + unmarried daughter Mary age 24 born England
1884 - Marsden, Thomas - Manx Sun 26 Jan 1884, leaving Island wishes to sell goodwill until May (end of tenancy) - no buyer but report noted Mrs Bregazzi as owner.
1887 - Foxley, G.W. (Examiner Douglas Directory 1887)
1889 - Rowlinson, Enoch (Porters Directory 1889) 'under new management'
1893 - Metcalf, Captain W.H. (proprietor) (Brown's Guide, 1893) 'late of Annacur House, Loch Promenade
1894 - Metcalf, Captain - (Brown's Directory, 1894)
Queen's Arms - 55 Duke St
1846 - , Slater's Directory 1857
Queen's Arms - 9 New Bond St
1853 - , Jefferson's Guide
Queen's Arms - 79 Strand St
1861 - Christian, John (Leech's Guide 1861)
Quine's - Barrack St
see note.
Raglan Hotel - Circular Road
Although Lord Raglan was appointed Governor of the Island in 1902, this dedication predates this and may well be to his father of Crimea War fame.
1889 - Johns, F.P. (Porters Directory 1889)
1894 - Johns, Frederick Peter (Brown's Directory, 1894)
Railway Hotel - Bridge Road

Railway Hotel (Brown' 1881 Guide)
Railway Hotel (Brown' 1881 Guide)

A hotel opened to reflect the 1873 opening of the Douglas-Port Erin and Douglas-Peel Railways. Built by Charles Udall (proprietor of Villiers Hotel), who also owned the Douglas Hotel.
According to S. Cubbon was designed by W.J.Rennison from Stockport (who Udall admits to bringing in to handle the upper floors of the Villiers)

Charles Udall from Chesterfield had bought the castle Hill Brewery in 1868; the Railway Hotel was a highly successful speculation, apparently half of the cost was recouped within four years. Udall sold the Brewery and then went on to acquire an interest in the Villiers Hotel. He used his interest in the Railway Hotel and the Villiers to speculate in London where he was declared bankrupt in 1892
1876 - Udall, C.. (manager) (Brown's Guide 1876) in following year described himself as 'late of the Railway Hotel'
1877 - Starkey, T.H.. (proprietor) (Brown's Guide 1877) 'having taken the above hotel'
1878 - Starkey, Thomas Hand (1878 lic court)
1881 - Starkey, T.H (proprietor) (Brown's directory 1881) cannot find in 1881 census
1887 - Kelly, A.C.. (Examiner Douglas Directory 1887)
1889 - Whidbourne, Mrs Anne Eliza (Porters Directory 1889)
1894 - O'Neil, Mrs Annie (Brown's Directory, 1894)
1898 - Howarth, John (IoM Official Guide 1898)
Ramsey - 8 New Bond St
1833 - , Wood's Plan 1833
1837 - Mylrea, Daniel (Pigot's Directory 1837)
1842 - Buchanan, William Henry (Pigot & Slater 1842)
1848 - Buchanan W.(Quiggin's Guide 1848)
1861 - Skillicorn, Mrs Jane (Leech's Guide 1861)
1863 - Skillicorn, Jane (Thwaites Directory 1863)
1878 - Fisher, Margaret (1878 lic court)
1881 - Conroy, Peter (1881 census) (born Douglas 1845 + wife Annie)
1887 - no landlord given. (Examiner Douglas Directory 1887)
Redfern's - James' St
previous Butchers Arms (qv)
Kerruish's guide of 1855 puffs it thus:

REDFERN'S HOTEL.

This hotel, the oldest on the island, is in James' street, leading from the Market-place. It is now under the management of Mrs. Massey, formerly of Manchester, whose ample experience as an elegant and accomplished hostess is a guarantee for families, commercial gentlemen, and visitors, meeting with every comfort, . luxury, and attraction, which a well managed hotel can offer. This hotel is not so publicly situated as some of its compeers, but this is more than compensated by attention, comfort, and economical charges, as proved by its extent of business under Mrs. Massey's genial auspices. Attached to this hotel is a first-rate billiard-room.

James Cowin, in his Reminiscences of Fifty Years Ago published in 1902, names it ‘Redfern’s’ and speaks no good of it. He calls it a meeting-place for the more respectable kind of fuddlers; a whitewashed sepulchre full of dead men’s bones and characters’[NM]
Later became tenements which were pulled down in slum clearances; Kneen states that part used as a Methodist Mission hall after ceased to be an inn.
1842 - Redfern, Thomas (Pigot & Slater 1842)
1846 - Redfern, Thomas (Slater's Directory 1846)
1848 - Redfern, T.(Quiggin's Guide 1848) Thomas died 1849
1852 - Allen, -. (Quiggin's Guide 1852)
1855 - Massey, Mrs - . (Kerruish Guide 1855) advert has 'late Mr Allen'
1861 - Hiscocks, Mrs Mary (Leech's Guide 1861)
1863 - Hisscocks, Mary (Thwaites Directory 1863)
1877 - Mylrea, Daniel (Brown's Guide 1876) 'having succeeded Mr Lomas as proprietor' and 'nearly fifty years established'
1878 - Mylrea, Daniel (1878 lic court)
1881 - Starkey, George (proprietor) (Brown's directory 1881) cannot find in 1881 census

Red Lion - Wellington Place
1837 - Clague, Norris jun (Pigot's Directory 1837)
Red Lion - 11 Hanover St
1843. - , Pigot & Slater's Directory 1843.
Regent - N. Quay
Closed 1830.
1826 - , Jefferson's Guide 1826
Regent Hotel - Promenade

Regent Hotel (Porters Directory, 1889)

Another of the new hotels along Loch Promenade


1887 - Weldon, Mrs Maria (manager) (Examiner Douglas Directory 1887)
1889 - Weldon, Mrs Maria (manageress) (Porters Directory 1889) but in advert M. Welden & son proprietors
1894 - Welden, W (manager) (Brown's Directory, 1894)
Ridgeway -
new hotel
Rifle (or Rifle Volunteer) - 9 New Bond St
1861 - Parkes, John (Leech's Guide 1861)
Rose - Duke street
1823 - Davis William (Pigot's Directory - vict.)
Rosemount Hotel - 1 Adelaide Terrace, Bucks Rd

Rosemount

Formed from one of the houses in the terrace designed 1849 by John Robinson


1876 - Livesey, John. (proprietor) (Brown's Guide 1876) A John Livesey also is recorded as a photographer but dates unknown.
1878 - Livesey, John (1878 lic court)
1881 - Livesey, John (proprietor) (Brown's directory 1881)
1881 - Livsey, John (1881 census) born 1824 Bolton, wife Maria born 1830 Staffordshire, + 3 umarried daughters, youngest 17 all born Staffs
1887 - Livesey, J. (Examiner Douglas Directory 1887)
1889 - Livesey, Thomas (Porters Directory 1889)
1894 - Livesey, Thomas U. (Brown's Directory, 1894)
1898 - Simcocks, C. (IoM Official Guide 1898)
Royal (Family & Commercial Hotel) - Parade/Pier

from  advert c.1855

Built as town house of Bacon family (of Seafield/Arragon) c.1790, became hotel 1848, closed Dec 24th 1915; then became cargo offices of IoMSPCo..

Kerruish's guide of 1855 described it thus:

THE ROYAL HOTEL

Is situated on the Pier, contiguous to the place of landing from the steamers. In the general arrangement and in the various essentials for a commercial and family hotel, convenience and comfort have been most happily blended, and it comprises every requisite the most fastidious could desire ; and its many advantages and excellencies are in perfect keeping with its exterior, which is very handsome and imposing, especially. when viewed from a little distance, or from the south side of the harbour. The proprietor, Mr. Hill, having been twenty-five years on the road, is highly respected by his brother professionals, as also by those who have sojourned at the Royal ; and his well-tried experience in the essentials and systematic management of a superior establishment, have secured for him a well-. merited reputation-as proved by his having been compelled, twice within the last six years, to make extensive enlargements and additions to the original building.
The news-room is supplied with an unusual amount of the leading London and provincial papers, and every other advantage incidental to a first class commercial and family hotel.

1848. - , Manx Cat 4. 2.1848
1851 - Hill, William (Adams Watering Places, 1851) referring probably to probably 1848, states Wm Hill late of the Crescent
1852 - Hill, W. (Quiggin's Guide 1852)
1855 - Hill, William (Kerruish Guide 1855)
1861 - Hill, William (Leech's Guide 1861)
1863 - Hill. William (Thwaites Directory 1863)
1875 - Lomas, Sam (Glover's Guide 1875) 'having purchased...'
1876 - Lomas, Sam (Brown's Guide 1876) 'for many years manager to his late father-in-law, having purchased ...'
1878 - Lomas, Sam (1878 lic court)
1881 - Lomas, Sam (proprietor) (Brown's directory 1881)
1881 - Lomas, Sam (1881 census) born 1829 England, wife Annie born 1847 Castletown + son age 7 born Douglas
1887 - Lomas, S. (Examiner Douglas Directory 1887)
1889 - Lomas, Mrs Ann (Porters Directory 1889)
1894 - Lomas, Mrs Annie (Brown's Directory, 1894)
1898 - Lomas, Mrs - (IoM Official Guide 1898)

Royal Albert - Chapel Row
Originally Grapes became Albert by 1869
1861 - Galagher, Patrick (Leech's Guide 1861)
1863 - Gallaugher, Patrick (Thwaites Directory 1863)
Royal Oak - Gt. Nelson St
1837 - Kneale, William (Pigot's Directory 1837)
1861 - Ward, Richard (Leech's Guide 1861)
1863 - Leigh, Charles Michael Stuart (Thwaites Directory 1863) also described as Picture Framer
Royal York - Parade St
1857 - , Slater's Directory 1857
Ruthin Arms - Chapel Row
1857 - , Slater's Directory 1857
1861 - Roberts, Sarah (Leech's Guide 1861)
Saddle - 2 Queen St/N Quay
said that before it was an inn was residence of Col Charlton [NM]
1833 - Greeves, - (previous owner, a chandler, mentioned in advert in 1834)
1834 - McKenzie, James , (Manx Sun 17 Oct. 1834) went to York in 1836
Manx Liberal 3 Sept 1836 Saddle Inn and Cumberland House, P Cain announces he has ventured upon those premises in Queen St lately occupied by J M'Kenzie as the Saddle Inn
1837 - Cain, Philip (Pigot's Directory 1837)
1842 - Cain, Phillip (Pigot & Slater 1842)
1846 - Cain, Phillip (Slater's Directory 1846)'22 Queen St'
1848 - Cain P.(Quiggin's Guide 1848)
1852 - Cain, P. (Quiggin's Guide 1852)
1861 - Compton Mrs - (Leech's Guide 1861)
1863 - McCandish, Thomas (Thwaites Directory 1863)
1878 - Cooper Mary Ann (1878 lic court)
1881 - Cooper, Mrs M.A. (proprietor) (Brown's directory 1881)
1881 - Cooper, Mary Anne (1881 census) widow born 1833, England, + son William age 14 born England helped by Bertha Ashley described as 'Maid Of All Works' !
1887 - Busill, J. (Examiner Douglas Directory 1887)
1889 - Dowson, W.H. (Porters Directory 1889) 'from Hull'
1894 - Crook, John (Brown's Directory, 1894)
Salisbury - Victoria St

Salisbury Hotel (1889)

previously Sun


1887 - Parkes, J.. (Examiner Douglas Directory 1887) also at Star
1889 - Parkes, John (proprietor) (Porters Directory 1889)
1894 - Parkes, John (Brown's Directory, 1894)
Saracen's Head - James' St
1813 - , I.oM. Gazette 24. 6.1813
1821 now Lancashire Tavern (qv)
Scotch Tavern -
see note
Senna House - Castle Road
also Scotch Coffee-House.
1857 - , Slater's Directory 1857
Sefton Hotel - Harris Promenade
Another of the large hotels built for the tourists c.1890- recently(1998/9) extensively extended and upgraded
1893 - Quayle, James (proprietor) (Brown's Guide, 1893)
1894 - Quayle, James (Brown's Directory, 1894)
Shakespeare - New Bond St
1852 - , Slater's Directory 1857
Shakespeare - Victoria St
1877 - Jones, W.H. (manager) (Brown's Guide 1877) 'formerly of the Theatre Royal Hotel'
1878 - Jones, William Henry (1878 lic court)
1881 - Jones Wm H. (proprietor) (Brown's directory 1881)
1883 - , Smith's Directory 1883
1887 - Jones, W.H. (Examiner Douglas Directory 1887)
1889 - Jones, W. H. (Porters Directory 1889)
1894 - Shepherd, Arthur (Brown's Directory, 1894) 'from Rochdale'
Shamrock - Gt. Nelson St
1837 - McEnvoy, James (Pigot's Directory 1837)
Sheffield - 14 Parade St
Closed c. 1923
1857 - , Slater's Directory 1857
1861 - Galloway, Charles (Leech's Guide 1861)
1863 - Gallimore, Charles (Thwaites Directory 1863)
1868 - "Gallimore's Sheffield Inn" in report re inquest
1876 - Blake,- (Brown's Guide 1876)
1878 - Ewbank, Wm (1878 lic court) - address 13 Parade St
1887 - Ewbank, Mrs. (Examiner Douglas Directory 1887)
1889 - Berry, James (Porters Directory 1889) 'manager for exors of the late Mr Ewbank'
1894 - Brearley, Henry (licensee) (Brown's Directory, 1894)
Sheffield Arms - Lord St
Closed 1837.
1836 - , Jefferson's Guide
Shepherd (or Shepherds' Inn) - 2 & 4 Gt. Nelson St
Gt Nelson Street was sliced in two by construction of Victoria St - became Nelson St, 'the tall, narrow building' was at Drumgold St end (site now part of Marks and Spencer's Store) and was still standing in 1950's though last mention as an inn was c.1889
It is possible that the name Shepherds comes from the offshoot of the Foresters known as Good Shepherds as this address was noted as meeting place for Foresters in 1849/50 see Sportsman
1857 - , Slater's Directory 1857
1861 - M'Neale, Jane (Leech's Guide 1861) address given as 24 (error for 2 & 4 ?)
1863 - McCandish, Thomas (Thwaites Directory 1863)
1878 - Freel, Ursula (1878 lic court)
1881 - Harding, James (1881 census) born Ireland 1853; wife Usula born Castletown 1850 (with 3 step children surname Freel age 8,7 & 4 + 1 own child age 1)
1881 - Harding, James (proprietor) (Brown's directory 1881)
1889 - Murray, J. (Porters Directory 1889)
1887 - Murray, J.. (Examiner Douglas Directory 1887)
Ship - Drumgold St
1837 - Loughin, John. (Pigot's Directory 1837)
Ship - N. Quay/Fairy Ground
'next door to the Coffee Palace, might equally well have been said to be in the Fairy Ground, next door to the Bull’s Head, for it extended from the one to the other'
1837 - Redfern, William (Pigot's Directory 1837)
1842 - Redfern, Martha (Pigot & Slater 1842)
Shore - 1 Castle Mona Rd
1852 - , Slater's Directory 1852
acquired by Wm Okell (Falcon Brewery) in 1858 (MNH deeed #45 1858)
1861 - Brown, A (Leech's Guide 1861)
1863 - Brown, Alexander (Thwaites Directory 1863)
1878 - Brown, Alexander (1878 lic court) - Address 23 Castle St
Smack - Chapel Row
1837 - Christian, John (Pigot's Directory 1837)
Smack - Quayles lane
1837 - Gelling, Robert (Pigot's Directory 1837)
Soapery - Church S
see Cross Keys
South - New Bond St
1857 - , Slater's Directory 1857
South Quay Tavern - Head Rd
1845 - , Mona's Herald 4. 6.1845
Spirit Vaults - 7 Church St
1861 - Stephen, Margaret (Leech's Guide 1861) unnamed Taven 7 Church St
1863 - Stephens, Margaret (Thwaites Directory 1863)
Sportsman - Gt Nelson Street
mentioned in founding of IOOF on Island. would appear to be renamed Foresters Arms as report in 1845 mentions meeting at Thomas Laws Foresters' Arms Inn, Douglas. It is possible that this became the Temperance Inn, Gt. Nelson St mentioned as the 1850 meeting place of IOOF Court 907 (probably 4 Gt Nelson St as this address is given in 1849, this address would correspond with the later Shepherds' Inn)
1841 - Lowe, Thomas, (Manx Liberal 20 March 1841) mentioned under founding of Forester's F.S.. In 1837 a Thomas Lowe kept the Manx Coffee House.
Squirrel - Duke's Lane
1816 - , Jefferson's Guide
St. George - Duke's Lane
1822 - , Manx Sun 18. 6.1822
1823 - Hodgson, Richard; Landlord of St George Hotel died aged 47, from Stourbridge Worcs, Manx Advertiser 23 April 1823
1823 - Manx Advertiser R Miller has removed to commodious house near Mucklegate formerly known as the St George Hotel ; renamed Steam Packet Tavern
St George's Vaults - Church St
see George's Vaults.
Stag - N. John St
1857 - , Slater's Directory 1857
Stanley Arms - St. Barnabas Sq
1857 - , Slater's Directory 1857
Star - Prospect-Hill/Gt Nelson St
1876 - Parkes, John. (proprietor) (Brown's Guide 1876 & 1877) also has branch establishment 'Ballacraine Hotel, Ballacraine',
1878 - Parkes, John (1878 lic court) - address 9 Prospect Hill
1881 - Parkes, John (proprietor) (Brown's directory 1881)
1887 - Sherlock, W.H... (Examiner Douglas Directory 1887)
1889 - Sherlock, Wm. H. (Porters Directory 1889)
1894 - Parkes, John (Brown's Directory, 1894)
Steam Mill - Church St
1837 - Wells, Benjamin (Pigot's Directory 1837)
Steam Packet - Duke's Lane
1823 - Hogson, - Manx Advertiser 20. 2. 1823 'from Stourbridge'
1823 - Miller, R 'grateful for support in past seasons' has removed to house previously known as St Georges Hotel Manx Advertiser 15 May 1823
Steam Packet (Vaults) - 68 & 69 N. Quay
During late 1840's Douglas Oddfellows Lodges were held in the Steampacket Vaults, kept by W.Topliss; query if 68 & 69 were originally separate concerns later merged ? - Wm Toplis/Topliss was also associated with the Lancashire House at 61 N. Quay]
1852 - , Slater's Directory 1852
1852 - Doleman, B. (Quiggin's Guide 1852) un-named tavern at 68 N. Quay (this may however have been the Union Inn)
1852 - Topliss, W. (Quiggin's Guide 1852) under 'Billiard Rooms' Steam packet vaults N.Quay
1861 - Whiteley, Thomas (Leech's Guide 1861)
1863 - Whiteley, Thomas Milne (Thwaites Directory 1863)
1869 - (rpt of licensing court Manx Sun 3 April 1869) - application for licence by Thomas Grey, of Rock Cottage, Marown, - refused as 'miserably small accomodation'.
Step-Down Inn - New Bond St
facing the side of the old Grammar School., so-called as floor was 18" below door level. Demolished 1928,
Strand Inn - 63 Strand St
same address reported for George; by 1881 had become Old Strand Inn (qv)
1848 - Bridson J, 63 Strand st (Quiggin's Guide 1848) un-named tavern 63 Strand St
1852 - Bridson, J. (Quiggin's Guide 1852) un-named tavern at 63 Strand St
1861 - Bridson, John (Leech's Guide 1861)
1863 - Bridson, John (Thwaites Directory 1863)
1869 - (rpt of licensing court Manx Sun 3 April 1869) John Woodruff granted licence
Sun - Peel Rd
1819 - , Manx Advertiser 15. 7.1819
Sun - Victoria St
New Hotel in recently constructed street
Renamed the Salisbury
1881 - Parker, Emily (Brown's directory 1881)
Sun inn - Duke's Lane
1857 - , Slater's Directory 1857
Sun - Wellington Sq
1862 - , MM List of licences 1862
Swan - Wellington Square
1863 - Skillicorn, Edward (Thwaites Directory 1863)
Talbot - Crescent
1837 - Mather, James (Pigot's Directory 1837)
1842 - Mather, Sarah (Pigot & Slater 1842)
Talbot - N. Quay
1845 - , Mona's Herald 26. 3. 1845
Talbot - 18 Athol St
'last mention as inn 1898 [? as used for jurors in Dumbell trial in 1900]; turned into offices 'Talbot Chambers' 1930 '[NM]
1869 - (rpt of licensing court Manx Sun 3 April 1869) formerly Court House Hotel - name to be changed to Talbot - licence application by Mark Roberts
1877 - Weston, H.. (proprietress) (Brown's Guide 1877)
1878 - Weston, Hannah (1878 lic court)
1881 - Weston, Hannah (1881 census) widow born England 1836
1881 - Weston, Hannah (proprietress) (Brown's directory 1881)
1883. - , Smith's Directory 1883
1887 - Weston, Mrs. (Examiner Douglas Directory 1887)
1889 - Weston, Thomas (Porters Directory 1889) 'H Weston & son prorprietors'
1893 - Weston, T. (proprietor) (Brown's Guide, 1893)
1894 - Weston, Thomas (Brown's Directory, 1894)
1898 - Weston, Thomas (IoM Official Guide 1898) died 1908
Theatre Royal - 12 Wellington St
1861 - Brown, Richard (Leech's Guide 1861)
1863 - Brown, Richard (Thwaites Directory 1863)
pre1877 - Jones, W.H (Brown's Guide 1877) now of Shakespeare states formerly of this hotel
1878 - Starkey, Edward (1878 lic court - 1st appearance)
1881 - Starkey, Edward. (proprietor) (Brown's directory 1881)
1881 - Starkey, Edward (1881 census) born 1844 England, wife sarah R. born 1850, England + 5 children yougest age 3 born England + 1 child age 1 born Douglas
1887 - Wilson, J.. (Examiner Douglas Directory 1887)
1889 - Lambert, Edwin (Porters Directory 1889)
1894 - Dowson, W.H. (Brown's Directory, 1894)
1898 - Dowson, Wm. H. (IoM Official Guide 1898)
Thistle - 5 Parade St
Last mention 1894 [NM] - supposed merged with York to form Criterion..
1851c - Thomas Alston age 51, vet & inn keeper born Scotland
1852 - , Slater's Directory 1852
1852 - Alston, T. (Quiggin's Guide 1852) un-named Tavern Parade St
1861 - Alston, Thomas (Leech's Guide 1861)
1863 - Alston, Thomas (Thwaites Directory 1863) also farrier (address 6 Parade St)
1878 - Terry, William (1878 lic court)
1881 - Terry, Wm. (proprietor) (Brown's directory 1881)
1881c - Terry, William age 45 born England, wife Jane age 31 born Douglas
1887 - Henry, T. (Examiner Douglas Directory 1887)
1889 - Cowin, Thomas (proprietor) (Porters Directory 1889)
Three Cups - Lord St/Duke Lane
1837 - Crellin, John (Pigot's Directory 1837)
1842 - Crellin, John (Pigot & Slater 1842)
Three Tuns - James' St
1826. - , Manx Sun 4. 2.1826.
Tower of Refuge - Quay
named from the Tower of Refuge constructed on Conister rocks in 1832.
1842 - Toplis, William (Pigot & Slater's Directory 1842)
Trafalgar - 33 S. Quay
1852. . - , Slater's Directory 1857
1861 - Jelly, John (Leech's Guide 1861)
1863 - Jelly, John Jask (Thwaites Directory 1863)
1878 - Holden, John (1878 lic court)
1881 - Holden, John (proprietor) (Brown's directory 1881) address 39 S.Quay
1887 - Holden, Mrs M.A. (Examiner Douglas Directory 1887)
1889 - Holden, Mrs M.A. (Porters Directory 1889)
1894 - Holden, Mrs Mary Anne (Brown's Directory, 1894)
Union - Duke St
1823. . - , Manx Sun 21.10. 1823
Union - Lord St
1837 - Joughin, Jane (Pigot's Directory 1837)
Union - Fairy Ground
1846. - , Slater's Directory 1857
1869 - (rpt of licensing court Manx Sun 3 April 1869) Doleman, William
Victoria (Hotel)- Parade/North Quay
premises lately occipied by Capt Bacon
1839 - Staham, T. Manx Liberal 6 July 1839 yesterday se'night Victoria Hotel opened
1841 - Statham, T (Quiggin's Guide 1841)
1842 - Statham, Thomas (Pigot & Slater 1842)
1843 - Statham, T [SC] quotes address of 65 North Quay
1846 - Statham, Thomas (Slater's Directory 1846)
1848 - Statham, T.(Quiggin's Guide 1848) 'North Quay' (no Statham in 1851 census)
Victoria Inn/Tavern - Drumgold St
also known as Dogs' Home
1857 - [quoted by NM]
1861 - Caulfield, John Joseph (Leech's Guide 1861)
1878 - Caulfield, Ann (1878 lic court)
1887 - Harraghey, J.. (Examiner Douglas Directory 1887)
1889 - Harraghey, J. (Porters Directory 1889)
Victoria - 22 Prospect Hill
Opened c. 1860; closed 1915 - now Victory House
1861 - Johnson, William Chas (Leech's Guide 1861)
1863 - Johnson, William Coxon (Thwaites Directory 1863)
1869 - (rpt of licensing court Manx Sun 3 April 1869) - Martin, Thomas
1876 - Gretton, Eliza. (proprietor) (Brown's Guide 1876) 'now opened under entirely new management'
1878 - Welden, Maria (1878 lic court - 1st appearance)
1881 - Welden, Wm (manager) (Brown's directory 1881)
1887 - Smailes, Mrs. (Examiner Douglas Directory 1887)
1889 - Smailes, Mrs Ann (Porters Directory 1889)
1894 - Murphy, Jeremiah (Brown's Directory, 1894)
1898 - Murphy, Mrs L. (IoM Official Guide 1898)
Victoria (Arms)/Tavern - 77/88 Strand Street
NM thinks that is pub now known as Waterloo (qv) - the address 77 Strand St would correspond except that street was re-numbered c.1875 and the un-named tavern (see under Waterloo) at the then 64 Strand Street became 77
1852. . - , Slater's Directory 1852
1863 - Christian, Jane (Thwaites Directory 1863) - gives address as 77.
1878 - Cragg, Wm Jabez (1878 lic court) - address Victoria Inn 88 Strand St
1881 - Cragg, Wm (Brown's directory 1881) - Victoria Tavern 88 Strand St
Village of Waterloo - Fairy Ground
1861 - Lowe, Abraham (Leech's Guide 1861)
1863 - Lowe, Abraham (Thwaites Directory 1863) - probably same Abraham Lowe who had kept Rose And Crown on Douglas-Castletown Road in 1837
Villiers Hotel - Loch Parade/Victoria St

Villier's Hotel (c.1900)

Largest hotel in Douglas, opened 1877/8; designed by Charles Udall (see Mona's Herald 12 June 1878),

Demolished 1998 to make way for new office block.


1877 - Udall, Charles. (proprietor) (Brown's Guide 1877)
1878 - Udall, Charles (1878 lic court)
1881 - Udall, Charles (manager) (Brown's directory 1881)
1887 - Udall, Charles (manager) (Examiner Douglas Directory 1887)
1889 - Udall, Charles (managing director) (Porters Directory 1889)
1894 - Crofts, John (Brown's Directory, 1894)
Visitor's Rest - 2 Duke Lane
1846 - , Slater's Directory 1857
Volunteers Inn - New Bond St
1863 - Farrimond, John Cooper (Thwaites Directory 1863)
Waterloo - 77 (pre 1875 64) Strand Street
[NM] thinks possibly named Victoria.(qv); but from 1861 through 1894 it was listed solely under address and then name of George M. Lofthouse, 77 Strand St, with no establishment name. The Waterloo name came post 1895
1861 - Clucas, Henry (Leech's Guide 1861) unnamed tavern at 64 Strand St
1877 - Lofthouse, George M. (Brown's Guide 1877) described as 'from Manchester' and states 'previously 64 Strand St' so looks as if only known by address
1878 - Lofthouse, George Middleton (1878 lic court) - 77 Strand St
1881 - Lofthouse, Geo Mudd (1881 census) Widower born 1830, England, aided by daughter Eliz Helena , age 17, also born England
1881 - Lofthouse, Geo (innkeeper) (Brown's directory 1881)
1889 - Lofthouse, George M. (Porters Directory 1889) '77 Strand St'
1894 - Lofthouse, George Muddiman (Brown's Directory, 1894)
Wellington - Wellington Place
1857 - , Slater's Directory 1857
Wellington Arms - Duke St
1842 - Kelly, John (Pigot & Slater 1842)
Welsh Tavern - Custom House Quay
1823 - Dyke, widow (Pigot's Direct vict.)
1824 - , Manx Advertiser 20. 5. 1824
Wheatsheaf Hotel - Ridgeway St
One of two hotels on this newly created street; opened 1895 and originally called Three Legs of Man but changed name to Wheatsheaf shortly after opening
1898 - Mullin, George (IoM Official Guide 1898) 11 bedrooms
White Horse - King St
1837 - Clague, John (Pigot's Directory 1837)
White Horse - St. Martin's Lane, N. Quay
1846 - , Slater's Directory 1857
White's Inn
1814 - White, Eliz (Holden's Directory 1814) (see Globe)
White Lion - Parade
1757 - Fine, Willliam (Williamson's Liverpool Advertiser 14 Jan 1757) - "To Let White Lyon, well esteemed Inn in Douglas (the largest sea-port town) lately kept by Mr William Fine who has left off business" An elevation of the property appears on a plan of 1782 in the Atholl (Blair Castle) papers in Manx Museum
<1762 William Fine quotes a George Shimeld then a Mr Haward as tenants in his will
1764 - Chambers, James (Williamson's Liverpool Advertiser 25 May 1764) "married Douglas, Mr Michael Dooed, eminent tallow chandler to Mrs Chambers of the White Lion Inn Douglas, widow of late Mr James Chambers."
1776 - Lawson, William (Cumberland Pacquet 18 July 1776)
1796 - Twentyman, - [?Robert] Liverpool Billinge Advertiser 25th December 1796 "Buried At Douglas, IOM aged 49 years Mrs. Twentyman wife of Mr. Twentyman of the White Lion Inn and Coffee House there" - Jane Twentyman als Steel buried Braddan 27 Dec 1796. A Robert Twentyman age 63, bur Braddan 27 Oct 1812.
White Lion & York Hotel - Parade
1822 - Hanby, - (Haining's Guide, 1822)
1823 - Hanby, Matthew (Pigot's Directory 1823/4)
1835 - Hanby, M (Haining's Guide, 1835
after c.1830 seemed to go under name York (qv)
Windmill - ?
1801 - Robinson, John - Manx Advertiser 17 Oct 1801, advert for a Linen printer mentions orders etc can be accepted at Mr John Robinson's at the sign of the Windmill - as Windmills are virtually unknown on the Island this was a strange name to choose - it is however possible that the sign was that of John Robinson, Millwright
Woodbourne - Woodbourne Road/Alexander Drive
Opened 1895 (amid much opposition by the non-conformist temperance lobby); designed by W. Rennison
1898 - Barker, Charles (IoM Official Guide 1898) stated as 16 bedrooms
Woolpack - Cameron Pl. (Muckle's Gate)
1823 - , Manx Sun 30. Dec. 1823
York - Parade
1819 - , Manx Advertiser 1. April 1819
1831 - Hanby, M (Oswald's Guide 1831)
1834 - Hanby, M. (Oswald's Guide 1834)
1836 - M'Kenzie, J. (Quiggin's Guide 1836 & also 1841) (previously at Saddle Inn) Manx Liberal 3 Sept 1836 M'Kenzie's, late Hanby's' In the fitting up and furnishing the York Hotel no expense has been spared to make it as confortable and convenient as any in the Island. In 1839 describes himself as for many years assistant to late Mrs Dixon. May 1839 announces also taken over an adjoining house which intends to set up as a family hotel
1837 - M'Kenzie, James (Pigot's Directory 1837)
1842 - M'Kenzie, James (Pigot & Slater 1842)
1845 - Braid, Tom (Proc IoMNHAS vol V no 4 p411) came from Cumberland Tavern (qv) - died 1848 but had sold up before this
1846 - Braid, Thomas (Slater's Directory 1846)
1848 - Stewart W.(Quiggin's Guide 1848)
1852 - Duxbury, A. (Quiggin's Guide 1852)
1855 - Duxbury, Anyon . (Kerruish Guide 1855) described as 'formerly of Manchester and Blackburn'
1861 - Roberts, Chas (Leech's Guide 1861)
1863 - Thompson, George (Thwaites Directory 1863)
1869 - Coe, James (rpt of licensing court Manx Sun 3 April 1869)
1878 - Braddock, Alfred (1878 lic court)
1881 - Foxley, G.W. (proprietor) (Brown's directory 1881)
York (Temperance) - Parade
post 1881 the York became a Temperance Hotel
1887 - Gardham, Mrs M. (Examiner Douglas Directory 1887)
1889 - Flint, Mrs (proprietress) (Porters Directory 1889)
York City Tavern - N. Quay
1821 - , Manx Advertiser 7. 6. 1821
York City Tavern - Parade
1823 - Meldau, Sarah (Pigot's Directory 1823/4)
1824 - Meldau, Mrs - (Haining's Guide, 1824)
Yorkshire House - Lord Street
1839 - Proctor J. (Manx Sun 7 June 1839) removed from Hanover Street to a house on Lord St. late Oddfellows' Arms.
Yorkshire Tavern -
see note on Friendly Inn
 

Coffee Houses

(not always restricted to Coffee)

Birmingham Coffee House - Old Assembly Room
1836 - Lane, Louis (Manx Liberal 3 Sep 1836) - mentions 15 years on Island
Coffee Palace
Strictly teetotal, founded c.1880 - described elsewhere
Liverpool Coffee House - 'near old Chapel' + (post May 1803) Parade
1784 - Wilson, Mrs [Frances](Universal Magazine) 'landlady an Englishwoman and as fat as a puffin' died 14 May 1807
1798 - Wilson, George (Feltham Tour)
1808 - Cole, B (Jeffreys Account, 1808)
1811 - Long, Thomas died early 1818, in advert Manx Advertiser dated Feb 6 1811describes himself as late of Peel and that he has lately entered on the premises held by Mr Cole. A following advert announces that Robert Grant has just opened the Peel Liverpool Coffee House so it is probable Long removed from there.
1814 - Cole, Benjamin (Holden's Directory 1814) suspect info dates from 1811
1815 - Roberts, H. [NM] imprisoned for debt 1817 and house closed
Fargher's Coffee House
1793 - Fargher, William (Manx Mercury 7 Dec 1793) - probably William Fargher, tailor, noted in 1789 list
Manx Coffee House - Duke's Lane
1824 - Corkhill, Mrs - (Haining's Guide, 1824)
1837 - Lowe, Thomas. (Pigot's Directory 1837)
1842 - Lowe, Jane (Pigot & Slater 1842)
Welsh Coffee House - nr Bond Street
1823 - Dawson William (Pigot's Directory - vict.)
Whitehaven Coffee House - near Quay where Mr John Foster lately resided
1793 - Appleby (quoted by Mathieson from Cumberland Paquet)

 


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