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    White Horse, 11 High Street, Poplar

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    At 279 Poplar High Street before 1871 and renumbering. A tavern has existed here since at least 1690, rebuilt about 1868-70 and the current tavern was built about 1927 ***

    The pub was rebuilt in 1870 and again in 1928. It closed and was demolished in 2003 after 313 years. The  pub sign is all that remains. **

    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.

    White Horse, High Street, Poplar - early picture

    White Horse, High Street, Poplar - early picture

    White Horse, Poplar High Street - in May 2006

    White Horse, Poplar High Street - in May 2006

    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.

    The landlord in 1745 (and I think until her death in 1780) was listed as James Howes. There is more to this than meets the eye as 'James Howes' was in fact a woman called Mary East who lived as "man and wife" with a 'Mrs Howes' (who was also a woman, real name Miss How). **

    1833/Mrs Edward Hodges/../../../LV Assosication ****

    1835/Edw. Hodges/../../../Robsonís Directory **

    1837/John Bridal/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

    1839/Edward Hodges/../../../Pigotís Directory **

    1842/Edw. Hodges/../../../Robsonís Directory **

    1851/Edward Hodges/../../../Kellys Directory ****

    [Sittingbourne was spelt Citinbourne, so a little error in census enumerator transcription may occur here]

    1851/Eliza Hodges/Inn Keeper/20/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
    1851/Charlotte Ceson/Cousin, House Keeper/27/Sittingbourne, Kent/Census
    1851/Edward Curse/Cousin, Visitor/18/Rochester, Kent/Census
    1851/Charles Mills/Barman/19/Strand/Census
    1851/Mary Ann Lewis/House Servant/22/Strand/Census
    1851/Caroline Crever/House Servant/24/Poplar, Middlesex/Census

    1861/George Wield/Publican Manager/21/Gravesend, Kent/Census ****
    1861/Elizabeth Ferguson/House Keeper/21/Poplar/Census
    1861/Sarah Cadie/Visitor, Widow/72/Chelham, Kent/Census
    1861/Thomas Bentley/Barman/19/Stanfield, Essex/Census
    1861/Lucilla Chalk/Servant/40/Poplar/Census

    1862/Edward Hodges/../../../P.O. Directory **

    March 1864/James Drake/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

    March 1864/William Uffindell/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

    May 1865/William Uffindell/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

    May 1865/William King/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

    November 1867/William King/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

    November 1867/Harry Thomas Brown/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

    1869/Harry Thomas Brown/../../../Post Office Directory ****

    September 1870/Harvey Thomas Brown/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

    September 1870/John Andrew/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

    May 1873/Richard Carnell/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

    May 1873/Henry Josiah Moore/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

    October 1875/Henry Josiah Moore/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

    October 1875/Alfred Binnion/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

    August 1878/George Stebbing/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

    August 1878/William Dakin/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

    1881/James Bloxham/Licensed Victualler/30/Northampton/Census ****
    1881/Ann Bloxham/Wife/32/Northampton/Census
    1881/Lilly Bloxham/Daughter/1/Chiselhurst, Kent/Census
    1881/Frances Bloxham/Sister, Domestic Servant/20/Northampton/Census
    1881/Jno Steedon/Barman/20/Northampton/Census

    1882/James Bloxham/../../../Post Office Directory ****

    1884/James Bloxham/../../../Post Office Directory ****

    1886/Charles T Oliver/../../../Business Directory of London **

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

    1895/John Wm Reeves/../../../Post Office Directory ****

    1899/Mrs Rebecca Miller/../../../Post Office Directory ****

    1901/Lucy Meeds/Head, Widow/62/../Census ****
    1901/James Meeds/Son, Publican/23/Sussex/Census
    1901/Percy Meeds/Son/19/Sussex/Census
    1901/Ada Jacobson/Barmaid/21/London/Census
    1901/Jenny Matthews/Barmaid/21/Poplar, London/Census

    1910/James Meeds/../../../Post Office Directory ****

    1915/Harry Scott/../../../Post Office Directory ****

    1921/Harry Scott/../../../Post Office Directory ****

    1934/Harry Scott/../../../Kellys Directory ****

    1938/Mrs E Scott/../../../Post Office Directory ****

    1944/H L & Mrs Isabella M Hellmers/../../../Post Office Directory ****

    J Mercer, of the White Horse, Poplar, entertained six Limehouse widows to a turley lunch, after hearing that they had a solitary Christmas. One of the guests had never tasted turkey before!

    1950/J Mercer/../../../Black Eagle Journal *

    1988/A M Mack/../../../Watney Truman List ****



    * Provided by Alex Wilkinson

    ** Provided by Stephen Harris

    *** Survey of London - Athlone Press 1944

    **** Provided By Kevan


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