Lewis PUGH of Cefn-y-Maes, Gent.
(Abt 1732-1798)
Humphrey OWEN of Pen y gareg, Gent.
(Abt 1720-1806)
Catherine ANWYL
David PUGH
Martha OWEN
Lewis PUGH, Gent.


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Lewis PUGH, Gent.

  • Born: 1794, Dolgellau, Merioneth, Wales
  • Christened: 14 Apr 1794, Dolgellau, Merioneth, Wales 1
  • Married: 20 Sep 1831, St. Giles, Camberwell, Surrey, England 2
  • Died: 20 Nov 1871, The "Black Horse", Kingsland-road, Shoreditch, London, England 3
  • Buried: 25 Nov 1871, St. Giles, Camberwell, Surrey, England 4

  Research Notes:

Lewis son of David Pugh of Dolgelley, skinner, by Martha his wife (baptismal record)


Named as a beneficiary in the Will of his paternal grandfather Lewis Pugh of Cefn-y-Maes (written 14 Sep 1802, proved 16 Aug 1803)


Lewis Pugh—shown in the 1861 Census as having been born in NW Merionethshire—moved to Surrey, England and died in London in 1871 aged 77 years (b. 1794). Lewis's brother, Humphrey, also moved to Surrey (and was a witness to Lewis's marriage in 1831).


In 1851 Lewis Pugh (49) [sic] of Merionethshire, inn keeper, and wife Mary (40) of Southwark Surrey, were living at the Sun Inn, St. Giles Camberwell Surrey. Present were children: David L. (16) of St. Andrew's Holbourne Middlesex, Sarah Janet (13) of St. Mary Islington Middlesex, scholar, Thomas Owen (11) of Clerkenwell Middlesex, scholar, Henry Hugh (6) of Clerkenwell, scholar, Elizabeth (2 mo) of Camberwell.



Last evening the Board of Management of this noble institution held their annual dinner in the board and court room of the Asylum, at which several friends of the several societies connected with the trade attended. Advantage was taken of the occasion to present Mr. Pugh, the retiring chairman, an elegantly chased silver vase, as a testimonial of the respect and esteem entertained for him by his colleagues, for the able manner in which he had discharged the duties of his office during the past year, and for his general desire to promote the success of the Asylum.
The dinner was provided by Mr. Pugh, and was served up in a tasteful manner....
Mr. SINCLAIR, the chairman elect,... rose and said it became his pleasing duty to propose for their adoption the health of their esteemed Chairman, Mr. Lewis Pugh.— (Hear, hear.) Unable as he was to do justice to the toast, he was yet gratified at being called upon to propose it, as he felt that his friend was most deserving of any respect which they could pay him upon the occasion of his retiring from an office which he had so efficiently filled during the past year.—(Hear, hear.) During that period their Chairman had acted in a manner that was most acceptable to his colleagues on the committee, and he believed his efforts in the cause of the Asylum had been equally acceptable to the donors of that institution.—(Hear, hear.) His manner was so straightforward, and his views so honest, that it was impossible they could have had a more efficient Chairman. He trusted that now he was retiring from office he would have the satisfaction of enjoying that comfort which he was sure to obtain in the bosom of his family. During the past year he had many opportunities of witnessing the conduct of his friend the Chairman. He could speak to the fact, that early and late he was to be found making the most active exertions to promote the interests of the Asylum.—(Hear, hear). He trusted that his children would appreciate the proud position which he had occupied as the Chairman of their noble Institution—that they would revere and respect him for the honorable conduct which he pursued through life, and he hoped that they as children would never have to feel those sorrows and anxieties, which has been so well described in these lines:—
"The child who many fathers share,
Has seldom known a father's care."
(Hear, hear.) He could not allow that occasion to pass without expressing the gratification which he felt at the establishment of a chapel in connection with the Asylum, which he believed would have a most material effect in exalting the character of the institution, and he was at the same time exceedingly well pleased to see present at their board on that occasion their excellent chaplain, whose services they very much prized, and who he hoped would long live to be an ornament to the Church.—(Hear, hear.)..... Turning to the Chairman, Mr. Sinclair said, pointing to the elegant vase before him, "I am requested by my colleagues, to present to you this testimonial of their respect and regard for your services towards the Asylum during your year of office as Chairman, and for the uniform courtesy and kindness which you have displayed towards them. They ask you to regard this token not on account of its intrinsic value—for it is a mere bauble—but they beg of you, through me, to prize it as an ardent expression of their esteem for your worth as a man, and as an appreciation of your labours in behalf of the Asylum.—(Hear, hear, hear.)...."
The vase, which was greatly admired, after being presented to the Chairman, was filled with wine, and as the gentlemen partook of the "loving cup," they expressed their feelings in the kindest manner towards Mr. Pugh.
Mr. JONES, the Secretary, then read the inscription on the testimonial, which was as follows:—

Presented by
The Trustees and Governors
of the Licensed Victuallers' Asylum, to
in testimony of the highly satisfactory manner
in which he performed the arduous duties of
the office of
Chairman of the Institution, 1851,
and as a sincere token of the high esteem which his zeal in
promoting the best interests of the Institution, and
unvaried urbanity of manner towards his
colleagues, have so deservedly entitled
him to.


The Morning Advertiser, Friday, December 19, 1851, p. 3


In 1861 Lewis Pugh (66) of NW Merionethshire, licensed victualler, and wife Mary A. (60) [sic] of Lambeth Surrey, were living on Old Kent Road, 12 Henrys Place, Rising Sun, Camberwell, Surrey. Present were children: David L. (26) of ---?---, Sarah J. (23) of St. Lukes, Thomas O. (22) of St.Lukes, Henry H. (16) of St. Lukes, Elizabeth A. (10). Visiting was Sarah Harrison (76), widow.

In 1871 Lewis Pugh (77) of Wales, retired licensed victualler, and wife Mary Ann (59) of London, were staying at "The Gladstone" in Plough Lane, Battersea, London, with their son Henry Hugh Pugh (29) of London, licensed victualler, and his wife Mary (30) of East Grinstead. At the same address were Henry's unmarried sisters Sarah Janet (28) of London and Elizabeth Ann (19) of London.



The demise of the above respected gentleman took place on Monday last, the 20th inst., at his residence, the "Black Horse," Kingsland-road, at the advanced age of 77 years. Mr. Pugh served on the Board of Management of the Licensed Victuallers' Asylum, with considerable advantage to the Institution, from the year 1840 to 1843 inclusive, and afterwards from 1847 to 1850. During the latter years the suggestion of erecting a Chapel upon the Society's grounds engrossed the serious attention of the respective Board of Management; and at length the earnest desire of themselves and the Subscribers generally was realised by the building in 1850 of the sacred edifice which now adorns the Asylum. Mr. Pugh was an active member of the Chapel Building Committee; and towards the close of that year was elected to the distinguished position of Chairman of the Institution for the following year, which office he fulfilled with credit to himself and inestimable advantage to the Society, being at that time and for some years previously and subsequently, proprietor of the "Rising Sun," Old Kent-road.

The Morning Advertiser, Thursday, November 23, 1871, p. 5


On the 21st inst., at the Black Horse, Kingsland-road, Mr. Lewis Pugh, aged 77 years, for many years proprietor of the Rising Sun, Old Kent-road. Chairman of the Licensed Victuallers' Asylum in the year 1851.

The Morning Advertiser, Friday, November 24, 1871, p. 7


Lewis Pugh of "the Black Horse" Kingsland-road died aged 77 years (burial record).


The Will of Lewis Pugh formerly of the "Wheatsheaf" Hotel Red Hill in the County of Surrey but late of the "Black Horse" Inn Kingsland-road in the County of Middlesex, Hotel Keeper, who died 20 November 1871 at the "Black Horse" was proved 24 February 1872 at the Principal Registry by Mary Ann Pugh of the "Black Horse", widow, the relict, and Thomas Owen Pugh of Sidney House Brixton Hill in the County of Surrey, gauger, the son, the Executors.

Effects under £1,500 5

  Marriage Information:

Lewis married Mary Ann HARRISON, daughter of Unknown HARRISON and Sarah, on 20 Sep 1831 in St. Giles, Camberwell, Surrey, England. (Mary Ann HARRISON was born about 1811 in Blackfriars Rd., Lambeth, Surrey, England and died in 1893 in Peckham, London, England, aged 82 years.)

  Marriage Notes:

Lewis Pugh of the Parish of St. Andrew Holborn co. of Middlesex, bachelor, and Mary Ann Harrison of this Parish, spinster

Married by Licence

Witnesses: Thomas Harrison, Jane? Harrison, Humphrey Pugh


1 Dolgellau Parish Registers, Baptisms.

2 Camberwell St Giles Parish Registers, Marriages, p.130, no. 391.

3 England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007, Shoreditch district, 4th Quarter, vol. 1c, p. 138.

4 England Deaths & Burials 1538-1991.

5 Probate Calendars of England & Wales 1858-1959, p. 344.

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