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Bell & Anchor, 81 Dock Road, Canning Town

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Essex. The Essex listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

Canning Town index

Also see the History of Canning Town

Listed address is 'Marsh' in 1855 Directory

circa 1931

Thanks to Lal & Amy

Known Residents

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1851/Thomas Stoatt/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/Frederick Richardson/wine merchant/59/London/Census
1851/Elizabeth Richardson/wife/58/London/Census **
1851/Frederick Richardson/son/30/Camberwell, Surrey/Census **
1851/Martha Richardson/daughter/19/Camberwell, Surrey/Census **
1851/Mary Harrowby/visitor, annuitant (widow)/53/Suffolk/Census **
1851/Charles Bethen/house servant/25/Pulham, Dorset/Census **
1851/Kitty Daly/house servant/23/East Ham, Essex/Census **

1855/Frederick Richardson/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1862/John Elliott Healey/Butcher/../../Kelly's Directory

1867/Henry John Joyce/../../../Post Office Directory

1870/Henry John Joyce/../../../Kelly's Directory

1871/Henry J Joyce/Licenced Victualler/33/St Lukes, Wilts/Census ***
1871/Hannah Joyce/Wife/30/Poynings, Surrey/Census
1871/Grace Lelliatt/Sister in Law, Barmaid/36//Census
1871/Mary A J Hearn/Barmaid/32/Camden Town, Middx/Census
1871/John Moyser/Barman/20/Islington, Middx/Census
1871/Fanny Wells/House Maid/19/Millwall, Middx/Census
1871/Hannah Marner/Cook/25/Islington, Middx/Census
1871/George Smith/Potman/39/Clerkenwell.Middx/Census
1871/Benjamin Jacobs/Boarder, Butcher/23/West Bromwich, Staffs/Census

1872/Henry J Joyce/../../../Kelly's Directory ****

1874/Henry John Joyce/../../../Kelly's Directory
The author Gavin Thurston 'The great Thames disaster' wrote upon the history of the Princess Alice / Bywell Castle collision (3th of Sept. 1878) Woolwich. He mentioned the discovery of four bodies; two men and two women in the Bell & Anchor Inn near Victoria Dock there is no further information of the source of this story . Perhaps it was printed in the 'Kentish Independent' or 'Kentish Mail'. ****

1878/John George Cundy/../../../Kelly's Directory

1881/J. G. Cundy/Licensed Victualler/39/Nottingham/Census
1881/L. A. Cundy/Wife/29/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/L. A. Cundy/Daughter/5/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/B. B. Cundy/Daughter/3/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/H. T. Cundy/Son/2/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/L. F. Cundy/Daughter/8m/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Anne Willcox/Domestic Servant/20/Lincoln/Census
1881/Marian Osborne/Servant/22/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary Dugaiger/Servant/39/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ann Biggs Preston/Domestic Nursemaid/16/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/William Leeves/Potboy/16/London, Middlesex/Census

1882/John George Cundy/../../../Kelly's Directory

1886/John George Cundy/../../../Kelly's Directory

1891/Arthur Smith/Licensed Victualler/34/Weatherfield, Essex/Census *
1891/Mary Ann Smith/Wife/35/Bardfield, Essex/Census
1891/Louisa Smith/Daughter/13/West Ham, Essex/Census
1891/Emily Smith/Daughter/13/West Ham, Essex/Census
1891/Laura Cary/Barmaid/22/Hastings, Sussex/Census
1891/Edith Griffithd/Barmaid/20/Horfield, Gloucester/Census

1896/Arthur Smith/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1901/Alfred Smyth/Publican/41/Greenwich, Kent/Census ****
1901/William Hasler/Barman/20/Weatherfield, Essex/Census
1901/Robert England/Barman/21/West Ham, Essex/Census
1901/Henry Hunt/Barman/24/London, Middlesex/Census

1902/Harry Dare/../../../Kelly's Directory ***

1908/Alfred Mandel/../../../Kelly's Directory

1911/Max G Wiedenfeld/Licensed Victualler/43/Germany/Census ****
1911/Eliza Wiedenfeld/Wife/36/Germany/Census
1911/Julius Wiedenfeld/Son/12/London/Census
1911/Elizabeth Wiedenfeld/Daughter/10/London/Census
1911/Reed Schneider/Visitor, Railway Officer/40/Germany/Census
1911/Joseph Jarrom Harvey/Relative, Doctor of medicine/60/Loughborough, Leicestershire/Census
1911/John Maurice Kenealy/Potman/23/West Ham/Census
1911/Mary Ann Morgan/Domestic Servant/33/Bermondsey/Census

1912/George Weidenfield/../../../Kelly's Directory

1914/David Charles Bardrick/../../../Kelly's Directory

1917/David Charles Bardrick/../../../Kelly's Directory

1925/James O'Brien/../../../Kelly's Directory

* Provided by Lee Cole

** Provided by John Mead

**** Provided by Kevan

**** Provided by Veronica


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