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Jamaica Tavern, 118 West India Dock Road, Poplar E14

Poplar pub history index

This was built in 1807, initially as an excise office and only later becoming a tavern, converted to pub use in 1846 as the Jamaica Tavern.  Name changed to Jamaica Hotel in 1899.Licence not renewed in 1926 when police were clamping down on the opium trade in the area and it subsequently became the Dock Manager's offices when acquired by the Port of London Authority. History has gone full circle and it is now a restaurant and cellar bar since 1992. The current name and address is: Dockmasters Restaurant & Cellar Bar, West India Dock Gate, 1 Hartsmere Road, E14 **

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.

Jamaica Tavern, West India Dock Road - in February 2007

Jamaica Tavern, West India Dock Road - in February 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.

1846/Edmund Calvert/../../../Survey of London **

1848/Joseph Montague/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1851/Joseph Montague/../../../Survey of London **

1851/Joseph Mountague/Licensed Victualler/47/Lunning, Oxfordshire/Census ***
1851/Elizth. Mountague/Wife/46/Lingfield, Surrey/Census
1851/Sarah Price/House Servant/27/Inworth, Essex/Census
1851/Eliza Tillett/House Servant/22/Chelsea, Middlesex/Census
1851/Emily Forge/House Servant/19/Hondon, Suffolk/Census
1851/George Smith/House Servant/22/Bristol, Somerset/Census

1852/Joseph Montague/../../../Watkins Directory **

1856/Joseph Montague/../../../Post Office Directory ***

November 1859/James Tilly/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

November 1859/Thomas Brand/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1861/Thomas Brand/Victualler, Widow/45/Clapham, Surrey/Census ****
1861/Esther Clunay/Housekeeper/25/Essex/Census
1861/Amelia Calding/Barmaid/24/Lee, Kent/Census
1861/Mary Calding/Cook/36/Gallaway/Census
1861/Maria Ambrose/Housemaid/16/Poplar/Census
1861/John Hern/Waiter/22/Lancaster/Census

May 1866/James Wepthorpe and William Palmer, executors of Thomas Brand, late occupier/Incoming Licensee/../../Era  ****

1869/N J McKenzie/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1876/Ninian John McKenzie/../../../Survey of London **

July 1879/N J McKenzie/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

July 1879/Eliza McKenzie/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

1881/Eliza McKenzie/Publican, Widow/46/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1881/John McKenzie/Son, Publican/24/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1881/Louisa McKenzie/Daughter/25/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1881/Lilly McKenzie/Daughter/16/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1881/Jessie McKenzie/Daughter/14/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ellen Howe/Domestic Servant/21/Torquay, Cornwall/Census
1881/Ellen Allen/Domestic Servant/34/City Of London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Henry Smith/Servant/23/Yarmouth, Norfolk/Census
1881/George Brown/Servant/23/Ipswich, Suffolk/Census

1882/Mrs. Eliza Etherington McKenzie/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1884/Thomas Spours/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/Thomas Harwood/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1895/Thomas Harwood/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1896/Thomas Harwood/../../../Post Office Directory **

1897/Thomas Harwood/../../../Post Office Directory **

1898/Thomas Harwood/../../../Post Office Directory **

1899/Thomas Harwood/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1901/Harriet E Buckmaster/Hotel manageress/40/Stepney, London/Census ****
1901/Sarah Harwood/Aunt/55/Limehouse, London/Census
1901/Charles H Downes/Barman/30/Marylebone, London/Census
1901/Victor S Owen/Barman/21/Charlton, Kent/Census
1901/James Hesketh/Potman/26/Mile End, London/Census
1901/Lavinia E Carter/Barmaid/26/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1901/Edith M Cummings/Housemaid/28/Leyton, Essex/Census

1910/Charles Henry Marsh/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1915/Charles Henry Marsh/../../../Post Office Directory ****

** Provided by Stephen Harris

*** Provided by Ewan

**** Provided By Kevan

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