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Three Blackbirds, 640 High Road, Leyton E10

Leyton pub history index

This pub was present by 1705, was rebuilt in 1878 and closed in 2007. The Three Blackbirds, Leyton was mentioned in the History of Leyton, 1711. **

Three Blackbirds, 640 High Road, Leyton, E10 - in 1910

Three Blackbirds, 640 High Road, Leyton, E10 - in 1910

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

The Trumans Four Horse Team delivering to the Three Blackbirds, Leyton in 1952

The Trumans Four Horse Team delivering to the Three Blackbirds, Leyton in 1952

(Left to right - J Marr, N Cadwallader & R Hackworthy)

Three Blackbirds, High Road, Leyton in 1969

Three Blackbirds, High Road, Leyton in 1969

Both kindly provided by Alex Wilkinson

Three Blackbirds, High Road, Leyton - in September 2006

Three Blackbirds, High Road, Leyton - in September 2006

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

W J Golding, licensee of the Three Blackbirds in 1949

W J Golding, licensee of the Three Blackbirds in 1949

Kindly provided by Alex Wilkinson

The following entries are in this format:

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

1733/Thomas Greene/../../../per. Waltham Forest Oral History Group **

1733/Robert Jackson/../../../per. Waltham Forest Oral History Group **

1765/Edward Goff/../../../Survey of Weights & Measures records, Essex Records Office **

1821/Thomas White/../../../Truman’s Brewery records **

1821/Joseph Jay/../../../Truman’s Brewery records **

1822/Joseph Jay/../../../Pigot's *****

1826/John Wright/../../../Pigot's

1828/John Wright/../../../Alehouse Recognizances*

1828-9/John Wright/../../../Pigot's

1832-3/John Wright/../../../Pigot's

1839/John Wright/../../../Pigot's

The Golding family have held the house since 1825. The present licensee W J Golding [1949] was born at the Blackbirds in 1879. His father who was also born there in 1848, was a well known Essex sportsman, and W J Golding has followed in his footsteps. He is vice-chairman of the Essex County Cricket Club, Chairman of Leyton F C when they won the F A Amateur Cup in 1926 & 1927, President of the West Essex Bowls Club, and is well known in the Coursing and Shooting world. He is also a keen Trade Protectionist, being a Life Member Trustee of the London Central Board.

Many interesting old relics of Leyton are to be seen in the House. Photos of the locality as far back as 1870 and of many sporting celebrities line the walls. In view of the modern outcry against the "Tied House" it may be mentioned that the house has been the property of Truman, Hanbury and Buxton all the 124 years the Golding family have been in occupation. A long and happy association. - Black Eagle Quarterly Journal 1949

1841/Robert Golding/Publican/35/Essex/Census ****
1841/Ann Golding/../30/../Census
1841/George Howlett/Male Servant/25/../Census
1841/Elizabeth Mayes/Female Servant/15/Essex/Census
1841/Thomas Savill/Agr Labourer/30/Essex/Census
1841/Richard Webb/Agr Labourer/30/../Census
1841/Thomas Hagger/Agr Labourer/40/../Census
1841/James Rowe/Agr Labourer/65/../Census
1841/William Woodcot/Agr Labourer/15/../Census
1841/Jesy? Woolley/Agr Labourer/30/../Census
1841/John Swan/Agr Labourer/30/../Census
1841/John Raymond/Agr Labourer/25/../Census
1841/James Reedy/Agr Labourer/40/../Census
1841/George Rose/Agr Labourer/15/../Census
1841/John Wilson/Agr Labourer/25/..Essex/Census

1845/Robert Golding/../../../Post Office

1848/Robert Golding/../../../White's

1851/Robert Golding/victualler/47/Belchamp Walter, Essex/Census **+
1851/Ann Golding/wife/46/Holborn, Middlesex/Census
1851/James Golding/son, scholar/10/Leyton, Essex/Census
1851/Maria Golding/daughter, scholar/08/Leyton, Essex/Census
1851/Alfred Golding/son, scholar/05/Leyton, Essex/Census
1851/Robert Golding/son, scholar/04/Leyton, Essex/Census
1851/William Golding/son/scholar/03/Leyton, Essex/Census
1851/Mary Ann Golding/daughter/01/Leyton, Essex/Census
1851/John Lidget/stepson, cooper/26/Aldgate, Middlesex/Census
1851/Emma Lewis/house servant/16/Leytonstone, Essex/Census
1851/Joseph Pooley/servant/25/Leyton, Essex/Census
1851/James Savil/lodger, labourer/28/Leyton, Essex/Census
1851/Henry Phillips/lodger, labourer/32/Leyton, Essex/Census

1855/R Golding/../../../Post Office

1861/Ann Golding/Licensed Victualler, Widower/54/Holborn, Middx/Census ****
1861/John Lidgett/Cooper Journeyman/36/Clerkenwell, Middx/Census
1861/John Golding/Son/19/Leyton, Essex/Census
1861/Alfred Golding/Son, Engineers Apprentice/16/Leyton, Essex/Census
1861/Robert Golding/Son/14/Leyton, Essex/Census
1861/William Golding/Son/13/Leyton, Essex/Census
1861/Mary Ann Golding/Daughter/11/Leyton, Essex/Census
1861/Emily Golding/Daughter/8/Leyton, Essex/Census
1861/Emma Till/House Servant/20/Grays, Essex/Census
1861/Alexander Stokes/Potman & Hosteler/18/Navestock, Essex/Census
1861/Thomas Peck/Hostler & Groom, Widower/67/East Harling, Norfolk/Census
1861/Henry Stokes/Lodger, Agr Labourer/25/Stapleford Abbots, Essex/Census
1861/John Stone/Lodger, Agr Labourer/26/Penshurst, Kent/Census
1861/James Pearce/Lodger, Wood sawyer/39/Chesham, Bucks/Census
1861/Edward Hester/Lodger, Wood sawyer/22/Marsh, Bucks/Census
1861/Joseph Sanders/Lodger, Wood sawyer/29/Buckingham Common, Bucks/Census
1861/William Sanders/Lodger, Wood sawyer/24/Buckingham Common, Bucks/Census

1862/Mrs. Ann Golding/../../../Kelly's

1867/Mrs. Ann Golding/../../../Post Office

1870/Mrs. Ann Golding/../../../Kelly's

1871/Mrs. Ann Golding/../../../Post Office

1874/William Golding/../../../Kelly's

1878/William Golding/../../../Kelly's
1878/Robert Golding/../../../Kelly's

1881/William Golding/Licensed Victualler/33/Leyton, Essex/Census
1881/Elizabeth Golding/Wife/27/Chadwell, Essex/Census
1881/William J. Golding/Son/2/Leyton, Essex/Census
1881/Louis H. Golding/Son/8m/Leyton, Essex/Census
1881/Mary A. Golding/Sister/31/Leyton, Essex/Census
1881/John Lidgett/Brother in Law, Cooper/25/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Harriet Golding/Cousin, Barmaid/25/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1881/Matilda English/Domestic Servant/20/Chadwell, Essex/Census
1881/Harriet Brandon/Domestic Servant/14/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ernest Greene/Potman & Waiter/21/Saint Marys, Surrey/Census

1882/William Golding/../../../Kelly's

1886/William Golding/../../../Kelly's

1890/William Golding/../../../Kelly's **

1902/William Golding/../../../Kelly's ****

1896/William Golding/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1896/William Golding/../../../Petty Sessions ****

1901/William Golding/../../../1901 census **

27/5/1905/Eliza Kate Golding/../../../Petty Sessions ****

1907/William John Golding / Manager & Owner’s Son /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1908/Mrs. Eliza Golding/../../../Kelly's

13/11/1909/William John Golding/../../../Petty Sessions ****

1910/William John Golding/../../../Kelly's **

1912/William John Golding/../../../Kelly's

1917/William John Golding/../../../Kelly's

1925/William John Golding/../../../Kelly's

The Saloon Bar in 1970 after renovation

The Saloon Bar in 1970 after renovation

* Provided by Mike Smith

**+ Provided by John Mead

** Provided by Stephen Harris

*** Provided by Sandra Sundstrom

**** Provided by Kevan


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