Braintree pub history index
22nd June 2001
The Orange Tree tea rooms in Market Place. Not yet known if this is the same building as the pub.
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
1845/John Clarke/../../../Post Office
1851/John Clarke/../../../Post Office
1851/Hannah Clarke/widow, innkeeper/52/Shalford, Essex/Census ****
1851/Mary A Clarke/daughter/22/Braintree, Essex/Census ****
1851/Emma Clarke/daughter/20/Braintree, Essex/Census ****
1851/William Clarke/son, scholar/13/Braintree, Essex/Census ****
1851/Hannah Clarke/daughter, scholar/10/Braintree, Essex/Census ****
1851/John Tyler/ostler/20/Braintree, Essex/Census ****
1851/John Walford/widower, out of business/65/Cressing, Essex/Census ****
1855/Mrs. H. Clarke/../../../Kelly's*
I am descended from Jabez Rankin's brother Eli Rankin. Jabez is listed in 1851, living with James & Mary Ann King at 9 Bradford Street, Braintree. It is believed that he learnt his trade from an Uncle, perhaps James? Jabez is the son of Samuel & Sarah (nee Warren) Rankin who came to Australia with most of their children on the Barque, Isle of Skye, which Sailed from London on the 27/07/1852 arriving in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, on the 12/12/1852. Jabez would have been about 20yrs when the rest of the family arrived in Australia. His son Augustus, a Brewer, was still in England in 1881; but travelled to Australia later.
Jabez Rankin's wife Emma is almost certainly Emma Clarke; and he is listed on FBMD: Q/E March 1903, aged 71 years in District of Braintree, Vol 4a, Page 441.
I would be interested in further communication with anyone else interested in this family. *****
1861/Jabez Rankin/Victualler/29/Bocking, Essex/Census ***
1861/Emma Rankin (nee Clarke)/Wife/30/Braintree, Essex/Census
1861/Annie Rankin/Daughter/5/Braintree, Essex/Census
1861/Emily Rankin/Daughter/3/Braintree, Essex/Census
1861/Kate Rankin/Daughter/1/Braintree, Essex/Census
1861/John Clarke/Brother in Law, Linen Draper (Master)/25/Braintree, Essex/Census
1861/Hannah Clarke/Sister/20/Braintree, Essex/Census
1861/Emma Francis/General Servant/16/Braintree, Essex/Census
1867/Jabez Rankin/../../../Post Office
1871/Jabez Rankin/../../../Post Office
1871/Jabez Rankin/Inn Keeper/39/Bocking, Essex/Census ***
1871/Emma Rankin/Wife/40/Braintree, Essex/Census
1871/Annie Rankin/Daughter/15/Braintree, Essex/Census
1871/Emily Rankin/Daughter/13/Braintree, Essex/Census
1871/Augustus Rankin/Son/9/Braintree, Essex/Census
1871/Frederick Rankin/Son/7/Braintree, Essex/Census
1871/Thomas Hulls/Lodger, Recruiting Corporal/28/Cheltenham, Glos./Census
[Augustus, one of Jabez' sons, was in Australia by 1914 as he is on the Electoral Roll of 1914. Augustus' address was 86 Cecil Street, Williamstown, Victoria. His occupation was "Labourer". A descendant beleives Augustus worked for the Victorian Railways. Also Frederick RANKIN was at the Kings Head, Bradford St, Bocking from 1890 to 1899. Frederick was Jabez' son as well. ] *****
1881/Henry Strutt/Publican/36/Sudbury, Suffolk/Census
1881/Emma Strutt/Wife/37/Braintree, Essex/Census
1881/Annie Strutt/Daughter/12/Braintree, Essex/Census
1881/Walter Harry Strutt/Son/8/Braintree, Essex/Census
1881/Blanch Lilly Strutt/Daughter/2/Braintree, Essex/Census
1881/John Mangs/Lodger, Musician/31/Dewlis, Wales/Census
1881/John Woodward/Lodger, Musician/26/Stamford, Lincoln/Census
1886/William Edward Darby/../../../Kelly's
1890/William Henry Howard/../../../Kelly's
1891/Acquired by Greene King & Sons, Dec 1891 with 8 tied houses/A Century of British Brewers *****
[ BMD Marriages Q/E Jun 1885 Emily RANKIN & Walter Henry HOWARD Braintree 4a 707 ] *****
[Emily Howard is the daughter of Jabez Rankin] ******
1891/Walter H Howard/Inn Keeper/30/Mistley, Essex/Census ***
1891/Emily Howard/Wife/31/Braintree, Essex/Census
1891/John B Howard/Son/5/Braintree, Essex/Census
1891/William J Howard/Son/2/Braintree, Essex/Census
1891/James Byford/Ostler/19/White Roothing, Essex/Census
1891/Gertrude Samms/General Servant/18/Wethersfield, Essex/Census
1894/John Thomas Ainsworth/../../../Kelly's
1895/John Thomas Ainsworth/../../../Kelly's
1911/Harry Amos/Inn Keeper/50/Braintree, Essex/Census ***
1911/Harriet Amos/Wife/54/Sudbury, Suffolk/Census
1911/Lily Ethel Amos/Daughter, Assistant/15/Braintree, Essex/Census
1917/Arthur Henry Woodley/../../../Kelly's
1922/Arthur Henry Woodley/../../../Kelly's
1925/Arthur Henry Woodley/../../../Kelly's
1929/Mrs. Flora Woodley/../../../Kelly's
* Provided by the Pubs, Inns and Taverns Index for England, 1801-1900
** Provided by Ann Duncan
*** Provided by Kevan
**** Provided by John Mead
***** Provided by Winsome Compson
****** Provided by Jane Nicholas
What I am now attempting to achieve is the coverage of an earlier London
street directory in 1832. This is unique, plus
images of the 1842 Robsons directory which confirm earlier entries and also
carry much more trade detail about a premises or person. Here is the index of streets in 1832, many with
1842 imagery added.
And next is the complete 1940 London street directory - this will take some months to complete, so bear with me!
London pub history directory.
London Street Listings in 1832.
London street listings in 1842
London Street Listings in 1818 - mainly A and B.
London public houses in 1833 Pigots.
Entire London Street Listing in 1843 - by surname.
London public houses in 1856.
London public houses in 1869.
London public houses in 1899
London 1921 Street directory in 1921
London 1940 Street directory 1940
London Pubs in 2018