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This was the first Glovers Arms, another short-lived beerhouse, this one run by Robert Hickman. The 1839 location noted France Street but I've not yet managed to locate it but it is believed to have been an alternative name for part of Brunswick Street. Brunswick Street itself was laid out and built between 1825 and 1834, so this beerhouse was in an almost new building on an almost new road.

Robert Hickman was born around 1800 in Axminster, Devon, and the 1841 census lists him as a beerhouse keeper with his wife, Elizabeth, and their four children; Henry, Emily, Pamela and Augustus. By 1851 Robert was living in Park Street with Augustus and 7-year old daughter and working as a glover. Elizabeth had died in 1848 and it is probable that she had run the beerhouse during the day and Robert took over in the evening. After her death, with two young children to look after, he probably wasn't able to run the beerhouse as well as work as a glover.

 

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1835
Licensee not named (Robson's 1835 Directory - Beer Houses) listed as Glovers Arms, Brunswick Street

1839
Robert Hickman – Beer Retailer (Robson’s 1839 Directory) listed in France Street

1840
Robert Hickman (Somerset Gazette Directory 1840 - Beer Houses) listed as Glovers Arms, Brunswick Street  

1841 Robert Heckman - Beer House Keeper ( 1841 census) pub not named but in Brunswick Street

1841 Robert Hickman – Retailer of Beer (Pigot’s 1842-4 Directory)