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Abbey Arms, 484 Barking Road, Plaistow

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This pub was originally built in 1742 and named at that time the 'Crown'. It was re-built in its present form in 1882, listed at 384 Barking Road in 1891 to 1901 .The pub remains open as seen in January 2007. ***

Abbey Arms, 484 Barking Road, Plaistow - in January 2007

Abbey Arms, 484 Barking Road, Plaistow - in January 2007

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

The following entries are in this format:

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

1826/Thomas Cobley/../../../Pigot's Directory

1828/Thomas Cobley/Licensee/../../Alehouse Recognizances*

1828-9/Thomas Cobley/../../../Pigot's Directory

1832-3/Thomas Cobley/../../../Pigot's Directory

1839/Thomas Kerry/../../../Pigot's Directory

1841/Thomas Merry/Victualler/36/../Census ****
1841/Mary A Merry/../33/../Census
1841/Henry Merry/../15/Essex/Census
1841/Mary A Merry/../14/Essex/Census
1841/Thomas Merry/../7/../Census
1841/Daniel Merry/../4/../Census
1841/Clara Monk/Female Servant/17/../Census
1841/Sarah Merry/Female Servant/22/../Census
1841/Ebenezer West/Male Servant/16/Essex/Census
1841/James Simmons/Blacksmith/23/../Census

1845/Thomas Merry/../../../Post Office Directory

1848/Thomas Merry/../../../White's Directory

1851/Henry Merry/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/Henry Merry/victualler/25/Stratford, Essex/Census **
1851/Daniel M Merry/brother/14/Bow, Middlesex/Census **
1851/Clarisia Monk/relation, barmaid/27/Bromley, Middlesex/Census **
1851/James Haydon/potman/23/West Ham, Essex/Census **
1851/Richard White/horse keeper/27/West Ham, Essex/Census **
1851/Ann Yeo/housemaid/22/Plaistow, Essex/Census **
1851/Joseph Hammett/lodger, gardener/50/Fulham, Middlesex/Census **

1855/William Dawson/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1861/William Dawson/Licenced Victualler/35/Whitechapel, Middx/Census ****
1861/Maria Dawson/Wife/35/Betston, Staffs/Census
1861/Maria Williams/Visitor/14/Smethwick, Staffs/Census
1861/Sarah Culon/Servant/21/Canewdon, Essex/Census
1861/John Links/Pot man/38/Shadwell, Middx/Census
1861/Richard Luxford/Lodger, Jobbing Smith/25/Kent/Census

1862/William Dawson/../../../Kelly's Directory

1867/William Dawson/../../../Post Office Directory

1870/William Dawson/../../../Kelly's Directory

1871/William Dawson/Licenced Victualler/45/Aldgate, Middx/Census ****
1871/Mary Ann/Niece, Barmaid/17/Aldgate, Middx/Census
1871/Margaret Maybury/Niece, Dress Maker/17/Bilston, Staffs/Census
1871/Mary A W Clements/General Servant/19/Dover, Kent/Census
1871/John Pullin/Pot man/22/Gt Walton, Essex/Census

1874/William Dawson/../../../Kelly's Directory

1878/George Graham/../../../Kelly's Directory

1881/George Graham/Licensed Victualler/46/Durham/Census
1881/George R. Graham/Son/16/Plaistow, Essex/Census
1881/John C. Graham/Son/12/Plaistow, Essex/Census
1881/Henry J. Graham/Son/10/Plaistow, Essex/Census
1881/Hannah Graham/Sister in Law, Housekeeper/57/Stockton, Durham/Census
1881/Hannah Graham/Niece, Servant/15/Newcastle/Census
1881/Richard Williams/Inn Servant/42/Croydon, Surrey/Census
1881/Agnes Millen/Servant/21/Plaistow, Essex/Census

1882/George Graham/../../../Kelly's Directory

1886/H. Adam Smith/../../../Kelly's Directory

1891/William D Golding/Licensed Victualler/23/Millwall, London/Census ****
1891/Ellen S Golding/Wife/21/Mile End, London/Census
1891/Olive Baldwin/Barmaid/22/Poplar, London/Census
1891/Lily Hallett/Barmaid/23/Poplar, London/Census
1891/Isabella Moore/Barmaid/19/West Ham, Essex/Census
1891/Susan Cranmore/Domestic Servant/23/Poplar, London/Census
1891/Sarah Mardell/Domestic Servant/20/Upton, Essex/Census
1891/Walter Baker/Cellerman/21/Broxted, Essex/Census
1891/Alfred Bell/Errand Boy/16/Romford, Essex/Census

1896/W D Golding/Manager/../../Post Office Directory ****

Prudence Lowe married Harry Adam Smith the younger brother of George Arthur Smith, in 1899 West Ham, she can be found at the Huntingdon Arms in earlier census*****

1901/Harry A Smith/Manager of Tavern/24/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census *****
1901/Prudence Smith/Wife/24/Plaistow, West Ham/Census
1901/Nellie Smith/Daughter/8 months/Plaistow, West Ham/Census
1901/Ruth Jones/Barmaid/23/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1901/Mary Chandler/Barmaid/21/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1901/Florence Shannon/Barmaid/21/Southwark, Surrey/Census
1901/Lillie Watts/Barmaid/19/Clapton, Middlesex/Census
1901/Maud Demuth/Barmaid/19/Canning Town, West Ham/Census
1901/Ellen A Lehay/Cook/24/Nottingham, Notts/Census
1901/George Lawrence/Groom/17/East Ham, Essex/Census

1902/Adam Smith/../../../Kelly's Directory ****

1908/Harry Adam Smith/../../../Kelly's Directory

1912/Harry Adam Smith/../../../Kelly's Directory

1917/Harry Adam Smith/../../../Kelly's Directory

1921/Harry A Smith/../../../Hughes Directory

1925/Harry Adam Smith/../../../Kelly's Directory

1934/Geo Thos Bradstock/../../../Kelly's Directory ****

1935/R L Banks & G O Page/../../../Kelly's Directory ***

1944/W J Bradstock & M Banks/../../../Post Office Directory ***


* Provided by Mike Smith

** Provided by John Mead

*** Provided by Stephen Harri

**** Provided by Kevan

***** Provided by Lee Cole


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