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Nags Head, 70 Cotton Street, Poplar E14

Poplar pub history index

The address varies in the 1921 directories as one gives it as 70 Cotton Street, and the other as at 6 Manisty Street. This is the later address.

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.

1833/George Jenkins/../../../LVAssociation ****

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 **

October 1873/Zachariah Fenning/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

October 1873/Roland Thomas Partridge/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

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

1910/Harry William Smith/../../../Post Office Directory ****

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

1921/Alfred John Stevens/../../../Post Office Directory ****

My grandfather was the publican of the Nags Head, 70 Cotton Street, Poplar from around 1925 until 1940 when it suffered bomb damage. Alfred John Stevens was my mothers grandfather on her mothers side of the family. He went on to run the Eagle Tavern at 182 East India Dock Road. *

1934/William George Clark/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1938/William George Clark/../../../Post Office Directory ****

* Provided By Bill Roth

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Aandeg Skelly

**** Provided By Kevan

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And Last updated on: Thursday, 31-Dec-2015 23:50:09 GMT