All information kindly supplied by Mary Davidson
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Edward Grimmer had the Rising Sun pub for a number of years as shown in
directories found in the Guild House. His will was made in 1833 and
mentioned his license, so he probably died just after he did that. I have
not been able to find his death date or the place of burial, which may be in
Suffolk, as that is where his brother, James Grimmer, had a pub in Boyton or
Bayton called the White Horse. James was attending Edward at the time the
will was made in 1833 and named in the will.
Edward Grimmer also had a pub on Lisson Grove, called the King Alfred. Later his son, James Grimmer, was victualler of the King Alfred, during the early 1840s. James, son of Edward, didn't care to be a victualler so sold the license and became a plumber and apparently worked on St Paul's Cathedral in some renovation work at the time
Edward Grimmer was married on 30th April, 1812 to Sarah Page at Islington, St Mary. By 1813, they are living in Hackney Road, where his daughter Elizabeth is born. Edward is listed as a publican. His son, Robert, is also born here on the 8th July 1814, and Edward is now listed as a victualler.
By 1816, at the birth of his son James, Edward is now a victualler living in
Penton Street. A Sun Fire reference is to the
Street in 1819. Again in 1819, a son Edward is born at Penton Street whilst
Edward is listed as a Victualler.
By 1823, at the birth of his daughter Sarah, he is now living at Blackfriars Road. This is likely to be the Crown, although not proven at this stage.
Bt 1826 until at least 1829, Edward Grimmer is definitely at the Crown, 13 Phoenix Row, Blackfriars Road.
By 1830, we have an Edward Grimmer at the Rising Sun, Great Surrey Street [For Great Surrey Street, again read Blackfriars Road]. As son, Edward, is born about 1819 it must be the elder who is running the pub at this time.
There is a will in 1831 for Edward Grimmer. His son James marriage lists him
as the father, but does not state he is deceased. This is in 1843.
* Provided By Mary Davidson
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