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Green Man Distillery, 196 High Street, Stratford E15

Stratford Index

It closed in 2000 and was demolished in 2002 ***

Green Man, 196-198 High Street, Stratford, E15 - in 1987

Green Man, 196-198 High Street, Stratford, E15 - in 1987

From the Archives of East London & City CAMRA

Green Man, High Street, Stratford

16th July 2000

Now Closed

History of Stratford & West Ham

The following entries are in this format:

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

1823/David Thomas/../../../Pigot's Directory*

1824/Samuel East / Public House Keeper/../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey ***

1825/Samuel East / Victualler, Dealer & Chapman/../../London Gazette, 5 November 1825 ***

1826/John Clay/../../../Pigot's Directory

1832-3/John Bird/../../../Pigot's Directory

1837/Margaret Bird / Public House Keeper / Widow/../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey ***

1839/Margaret Bird/../../../Pigot's Directory

1844/Robert Poole/../../../Thompson’s Directory ***

1845/Robert Poole/../../../Post Office Directory

1848/Robert Poole/../../../White's Directory

1851/Robert Poole/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/Robert Poole/licensed victualler/58/Writtle, Essex/Census **
1851/Hannah Poole/wife/60/Pentlow, Essex/Census **
1851/Frederick Poole/son (widower)/27/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census **
1851/Louisa Poole/daughter/14/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census **
1851/John Parnell/potman/26/Stratford, Essex/Census **
1851/Louisa Wright/servant/26/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census **

1854/Robert Poole / Public House Keeper/../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey ***

1855/Robert Poole/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/Robert Poole/Victualler, Widower/68/Writtle, Essex/Census ****
1861/Frederick Poole/Son, Victualler/39/Shoreditch, Middx/Census
1861/Louisa Poole/Daughter/26/Shoreditch, Middx/Census
1861/Mary Ann Poole/Grand Daughter/9/Pimlico, Middx/Census
1861/John Pannel/Potman/36/Stratford, Essex/Census
1861/Emma Mills/Barmaid/29/Mile End, Middx/Census
1861/Charlotte Moule/General servant/21/Wattesfield, Suffolk/Census

1862/Robert Poole/../../../Kelly's Directory

1867/Robert Poole/../../../Post Office Directory

1870/Robert Poole/../../../Kelly's Directory

1871/Robert Poole/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Robert Poole/Licensed Victualler/78/Writtle, Essex/Census ****
1871/Frederick Poole/Son, Licensed Victualler/42/Finsbury, Middx/Census
1871/Elizabeth S Poole/Daughter in Law, Licensed Victualler/33/Mile End, Middx/Census
1871/Frederick Poole/Grandson/4/Stratford, Essex/Census
1871/Florence Poole/Grand daughter/2/Stratford, Essex/Census
1871/Henry Poole/Grandson/3 months/Stratford, Essex/Census
1871/Henry Alderton/Potman/17/Stratford, Essex/Census

1874/Frederick Poole/../../../Kelly's Directory

1878/Frederick Poole/../../../Kelly's Directory

1881/Elizabeth S. Poole/../42/Mile End, Middlesex/Census
1881/Frederick J. Poole/Son/14/West Ham, Essex/Census
1881/Florence L. Poole/Daughter/12/West Ham, Essex/Census
1881/Henry R. Poole/Son/10/West Ham, Essex/Census
1881/Sarah Reed/Barmaid/29/Sheford, Bedford/Census
1881/Elizabeth A. Fisher/Barmaid/24/Rochester, Kent/Census
1881/Martha M. Dale/Cook/25/Headingham, Essex/Census
1881/George Bish/Potman/24/West Ham, Essex/Census

1882/Mrs. Elizabeth Sarah Poole/../../../Kelly's Directory

1886/Mrs. Edward Mortimer/../../../Kelly's Directory

1891/Hy Jas Balls/Licensed Victualler/44/Holloway, London/Census ****
1891/Harriett Balls/Wife/36/Shoreditch, London/Census
1891/Henry Balls/Son/21/Hackney, London/Census
1891/Wm Nobbs/Barman/21/Bow, London/Census
1891/Jas Thomas/Potman/21/West Ham, Essex/Census
1891/Mary Young/Domestic Servant/22/Romford, Essex/Census

1896/Harry James K Balls/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1901/Harry Balls jr/Licensed Victualler/32/Hackney, London/Census ****
1901/Winifred Balls/Wife/32/Stratford, Essex/Census
1901/Henry Balls/Son/5/Stratford, Essex/Census
1901/Ivy Doris Balls/Daughter/1/Stratford, Essex/Census
1901/Arthur Causton/Barman/30/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/George Whearley/Barman/21/Stepney, London/Census
1901/Harriett Weal/Barmaid/29/Warley, Essex/Census
1901/Louisa Smith/Cook/25/Stratford, Essex/Census
1901/Mary Seaman/Nurse/16/Stratford, Essex/Census

1902/Harry James K Balls jun./../../../Kelly's Directory ****

1908/Henry James Kingston Balls Jun./../../../Kelly's Directory

1911/Henry Balls/Hotel Proprietor/41/Shoreditch, London/Census ****
1911/Winifred Balls/Wife/42/Stratford, Essex/Census
1911/Olive Balls/Daughter, Assistant/17/Stratford, Essex/Census
1911/Henry Balls/Son/15/Stratford, Essex/Census
1911/Ivy Balls/Daughter/11/Stratford, Essex/Census
1911/Marjorie Balls/Daughter/4/Stratford, Essex/Census
1911/Arthur Causton/Manager/41/Betrhnal Green, London/Census
1911/Charles Kitchener/Bar Hand/17/Stratford, Essex/Census
1911/Thomas Bonehall/Porter/20/Stratford, Essex/Census

1912/Henry James Kingston Balls Jun./../../../Kelly's Directory

1917/Henry James Kingston Balls Jun./../../../Kelly's Directory

1922/Henry J K Balls jun/../../../Kelly's Directory

1925/Henry James Kingston Balls Jun./../../../Kelly's Directory

1934/Harry Balls Jun./../../../Kelly's Directory****

1944/Burgess Balls/../../../Post Office Directory****

1988 - 90/M O Winters/../../../Watney Truman publicans list


* Provided by the Pubs, Inns and Taverns Index for England, 1801-1900

** Provided by John Mead

*** Provided by Stephen Harris

**** Provided by Kevan

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