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    Old Greyhound, 174 Balaam Street, Plaistow E13

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    Also see the History of Plaistow

    Also known as the Greyhound

                      Greyhound & Hare - 2004 - photo by Lal.

    The Greyhound in Balaam Street is one of the five oldest pubs in Plaistow mention in 1742, and was formerly the Greyhound and Hare, the name to which it has now reverted after a spell as 'The Sportsman' in the trendy 1970s.  Rebuilt in 1773, parts of the present building although altered, may date from that time. 

    Thanks to Lal & Amy

    The following entries are in this format:

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

    1826/Richard Turner/../../../Pigot's

    1828-9/Richard Turner/../../../Pigot's

    1832-3/Richard Turner/../../../Pigot's

    1839/Richard Turner/../../../Pigot's

    [Named in 1841]

    1841/William Hurdman/Licensed Victualler/34/../Census ****
    1841/Ann Hurdman/../35/../Census
    1841/Sarah Johnson/Female Servant/14/../Census
    1841/Thomas Taylor/Independant/70/../Census

    1845/Thomas Potts/../../../Post Office

    1848/John Drysdale/../../../White's

    1851/John Drysdale/../../../Post Office

    1851/James Drysdale/licensed victualler/40/London City/Census **
    1851/Mary Drysdale/wife/30/Cambridge/Census **
    1851/Adelaide Day/niece/16/Cambridge/Census **
    1851/Mary L Day/niece, scholar/06/London City/Census **
    1851/Thomas Smith/potman/Plaistow, Essex/Census **

    1861/John Carr/Licensed Victualler/45/St Georges E, Middx/Census ****
    1861/Mary Carr/Wife/45/Melbourne, Cambs./Census
    1861/Edmund Carr/Son, Carpenter & Joiner/21/Stepney, Middx/Census
    1861/Eleanor Carr/Daughter, Assistant/18/Stepney, Middx/Census
    1861/Henry Roach/Potboy/15/Hertford, Herts/Census
    1861/George Duck/Lodger, Dock Labourer/21/Plaistow, Essex/Census

    1862/John Carr/../../../Kelly's

    1867/John Carr/../../../Post Office

    1870/Joseph Whalley/../../../Kelly's

    1871/John Booth/Licensed Victualler/32//Census ****
    1871/Mahala Booth/Wife/23/Barking, Essex/Census
    1871/Mahala Porter/Mother in Law, Widow/54/Manningtree, Essex/Census
    1871/Rosetta Shellitoe/Visitor/23/Barking, Essex/Census

    1874/John Booth/../../../Kelly's

    1878/William Evans/../../../Kelly's

    1881/Samuel Higgs/Publican/32/Bury, Suffolk/Census
    1881/Henrietta Higgs/Wife/29/Inworth, Essex/Census
    1881/Henrietta E. Higgs/Daughter/5/Barking, Essex/Census
    1881/Henry Higgs/Son/4/Barking, Essex/Census
    1881/Frank Higgs/Son/2/Barking, Essex/Census
    1881/Marian Higgs/Daughter/7w/Paistow, Essex/Census
    1881/Mary Smith/../56/Dagenham, Essex/Census
    1881/Eliza Gardner/General Servant/14/Dagenham, Essex/Census

    1882/Samuel Higgs/../../../Kelly's

    1886/Samuel Higgs/../../../Kelly's

    1896/Henry George Graham/../../../Post Office Directory ****

    My Great, great grandfather 'William Wood' was the publican here in 1891. Although the pub is not named he is described as being the publican and living at 174 Balaam Street, Plaistow in the 1891 census.  He was previously the landlord at the Hallsville tavern. ***

    1891/William Wood/Publican/54/Stratford, Essex/Census ***
    1891/Jane Wood/Wife/56/Hertfordshire/Census
    1891/Maggie Wood/Daughter/16/Stratford, Essex/Census
    1891/Mary E Davey/Barmaid/19/Stratford, Essex/Census
    1891/Rebecca Orgar/Domestic Servant/15/Canning Town, Essex/Census
    1891/Henry Hammond/Potman/20/Canning Town, Essex/Census

    1902/John Day/../../../Kelly's ****

    1908/John James Griffiths/../../../Kelly's

    1911/John James Griffiths/Licensed Victualler/54/Paddington, Middlesex/Census ****
    1911/Harriet Jane Griffiths/Wife/50/Widford, Hertfordshire/Census
    1911/Kathleen Connock/Visitor/32/Yeovil, Somerset/Census
    1911/Ralph Harry Connock/Visitor/5/Yeovil, Somerset/Census
    1911/Alice Rosetta Holdgate/Barmaid/19/Plaistow, Middlesex/Census
    1911/Ada Alice Turner/Barmaid/24/Bromley, Middlesex/Census

    1912/John James Griffiths/../../../Kelly's

    1917/Septimus Guest/../../../Kelly's

    1925/Septimus Guest/../../../Kelly's

    1938/Septimus Guest/../../../Post Office Directory

    1944/B Guest & A Tucker/../../../Post Office Directory

    1988 - 90/P Allen/../../../Watney Truman publicans list

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    *** Provided by Nicky Tombs

    **** Provided by Kevan

    And Last updated on: Tuesday, 02-Feb-2016 23:11:13 GMT