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Nags Head, 70 Cotton Street, Poplar

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.

The following entries are in this format:

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

1842/Nath. Bowdler/../../../Robsonís Directory **

1848/Nathaniel Bowdler / Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era, Sunday August 13, 1848 **

1848/James Fenwick / Incoming Licensee /../../The Era, Sunday August 13, 1848 **

1851/James Fenwick/../../../Kellyís Directory **

1856/William Burgess/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1866/Wm. Burgess/../../../Post Office Directory **

1869/Z Fenning/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1871/Zacariah Fenning/Publican/45/Thorpe le Soken, Essex/Census ****
1871/Mary Fenning/Wife/42/East Stony, Dorset/Census
1871/Thomas Partridge/Barman/37/Whitechapel/Census
1871/Laura Whale/Domestic Servant/18/Limehouse/Census

1874/Z Fenning/../../../H.D. Miles London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers' Directory **

January 1877/Roland Thomas Partridge/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

January 1877/John Cook Cuthbertson/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

1881/Thomas Partridge/Licensed Victualler/49/Poplar, Middlesex/Census ****
1881/Ellen Partridge/Wife/50/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1881/Eliza Watts/Sister, Barmaid/35/../Census
1881/Leslie Watts/Nephew/11/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1881/Eliza Dunmew/General Servant/18/Poplar, Middlesex/Census

1891/Charles Johnson/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1895/Charles Johnson/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/Charles Johnson/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1901/Chas Johnson/Publican/71/Gloucester/Census ****
1901/Harriett Johnson/Wife/65/Bristol/Census
1901/Arthur Johnson/Son, Barman/31/Poplar, London/Census
1901/Ada A Johnson/Daughter, Barmaid/27/Poplar, London/Census
1901/Daisy Johnson/Daughter, Barmaid/21/Poplar, London/Census
1901/Emma Everitt/Domestic Servant/31/Poplar, London/Census

1911/Frank Thomas Adams/Licensed Victualler, Widow/46/Marylebone, London/Census ***
1911/Florence Ellen/Daughter, Teacher/23/Wapping, London/Census
1911/Helen Dora Dedman/Visitor, Teacher/25/Poplar, London/Census
1911/Kate Edith Griffin/Servant/38/Hastings, Sussex/Census
1911/Edward Parker/Barman/21/Bow, London/Census


** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Aandeg Skelly

**** Provided By Kevan


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