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Royal Sailor, Far Gosford Street

These premises have been known by different names during their history:FROMTONAME
William IV (1765-1837) was the third son of George III. He joined the Royal Navy as a midshipman in 1779 and was soon a captain. He frequently disobeyed the orders of his superiors and violated the rules of discipline, so he was not allowed to command a ship. He was nevertheless promoted by 1801 to the rank of Admiral of the Fleet. The Royal Sailor is first mentioned in Kelly's Directory of 1863 and last mentioned in the Coventry herald and Observer of 1872. This pub is thought to have become the CRICKETERS ARMS.


1863 William Kimberley 1866 William King 1866 Ellen Short 1868 J. H. Gardner 1872 Thomas Smith 1872 Arthur Friswell
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