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Blakeneys Head, 143 High Street, Poplar E14

A tavern from at least 1716 under the name ' The Sarah Galley'  - name change by 1758; rebuilt in 1899, altered in 1939 and irreparably damaged due to WWII bombing ***

At 217 Poplar High Street before 1871 and renumbering

Poplar pub history index

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

Blakeneys Head, 143 High Street, Poplar - circa 1965

Blakeneys Head, 143 High Street, Poplar - circa 1965

Kindly provided by Peter Herring

The following entries are in this format:

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

1810/Moore / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1814/William Moore / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1823/James Watts / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1827/James Watts / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1828/James Watts / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1829/James Watts / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1831/James Watts / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1833/William James Davis / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1835/Wm. Davis/../../../Robsonís Directory **

1842/W J Davis/../../../Robsonís Directory **

1851/William Jas Daviss/Beer Retailer/../../Kellys Directory ****

1851/William Jas Daviss/Victualler/45/Middlesex/Census ****
1851/Jane Daviss/Wife/45/Middlesex/Census
1851/Anetta Daviss/Daughter/24/Middlesex/Census
1851/Jane Canfield/Servant/21/Middlesex/Census
1851/George Baker/Servant/19/Middlesex/Census

1856/Rd Seaton/../../../Post Office Directory ****

William Watcham [at 7 Ida Street, Poplar] is my gt gt grandfather through his son Harry Stephen Watcham who married Anne Eugenie Gibbs, the daughter of James Frederick Gibbs the licensee of The Blakeneys Head High Street Poplar. I therefore have the distinction of two gt gt grandfathers as publicans in Victorian Poplar. ***

1861/James F Gibbs/Victualler/30/Poplar, Middlesex/Census ****
1861/Mary Gibbs/Wife/28/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1861/Henry Gibbs/Son/8/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1861/Emma M Gibbs/Daughter/7/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1861/Anne Gibbs/Daughter/5/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1861/Hannah Gibbs/Daughter/2/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1861/Alfred Gibbs/Son/6 months/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1861/William Bullon/Potman/17/Norfolk/Census
1861/Sarah Kalard?/Servant/17/Bristol/Census

1862/Jas. Fredk. Gibbs/../../../P.O. Directory **

1866/J F Gibbs/../../../P.O. Directory **

1869/J F Gibbs/../../../Post Office Directory ****

July 1877/Sarah North/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

July 1877/Francis Hammett North/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

1881/Frances North/Licensed Victualler/37/Poplar, Middlesex/Census ****
1881/Jessie Amelia North/Wife/30/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1881/Jessie Amelia North/Daughter/14/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1881/John Angell North/Son/12/Plaistow, Essex/Census
1881/Hellena Harriet North/Daughter/10/Bromley, Middlesex/Census
1881/Charlotte North/Daughter/8/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1881/Charles George North/Son/3/../Census

1874/G North/../../../H.D. Miles London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers' Directory **

1882/Frances Hammett North/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1884/Frances North/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1884/Frances Hammett North/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1886/Francis North/../../../Business Directory of London **

1891/Frances Hammett North/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1895/Frances Hammett North/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/Frances Hammett/../../../Missing Ancestors Website **

1901/Francis H North/Licensed Victualler/58/Poplar, London/Census ****
1901/Jessie A North/Wife/57/Poplar, London/Census
1901/Charles G North/Son, Barman/23/Poplar, London/Census
1901/William A North/Son, Cycle Maker/18/Poplar, London/Census
1901/William G Richardson/Boarder, General Labourer/19/Poplar, London/Census

1906/Francis H North/../../../Morrisí Business Directory of London **

1910/Frances Hammett North/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1915/John Angel North/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1934/John A North/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1938/Sidney G Malden/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1944/Sidney G Malden/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1956/John W Kirby/../../BT Telephone Directory [EASt 1333] ***


** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Survey of London - Athlone Press 1944

**** Provided By Kevan

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