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    White Hart / Bitter End, 15 High Street, Romford

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    A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Essex. The  Essex listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

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    Known to have existed in 1489, but rebuilt in 1896. This has been called the Bitter End, at 15 High Street, Romford for many years now (previously just opposite Woolworths). Woolworths have gone, but in a previous existence, the entrance was by Wildings typewriters & Wilson & Whitworth.

    High Street, Romford - circa 1920 to 1930

    High Street, Romford - circa 1920 to 1930

    On the left is Freeman, Hardy & Willis at 4 High Street, and probably the Ind Coope Brewery on the right. Further up the road on the right is almost certainly the White Hart, and in the distance is the junction with South Street where we have the Golden Lion, and then the Market Place continues onwards.

    High Street, Romford (showing brewery) - that would be the White Hart entrance on the left

    High Street, Romford (showing brewery) - that would be the White Hart entrance on the left

    White Hart Hotel, High Street, Romford - this is looking from the Brewery Shopping centre towards London Road

    White Hart Hotel, High Street, Romford - this is looking from the Brewery Shopping centre towards London Road

    Both kindly provided by Colleen

    The Bitter End, 15 High Street, Romford

    The Bitter End, 15 High Street, Romford

    Kindly provided by the Romford Recorder - bless 'em

    The Bitter End, 15 High Street, Romford - in 2014

    The Bitter End, 15 High Street, Romford - in 2014

    The following entries are in this format:

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

    1791/William Nunn/../../../Universal British

    1823-4/J. Ashton/../../../Pigot's

    1826/J Ashton/../../../Pigot's

    1828-9/J. Ashton/../../../Pigot's

    1832-3/John S. Ashton/../../../Pigot's

    1839/Henry Taverner/../../../Pigot's
    1839/George Taverner/../../../Pigot's

    1841/George Taverner/Inn keeper/20/Essex/Census ****
    1841/Frederic Taverner/../15/Essex/Census
    1841/Samuel Harrington/Male Servant/15/Essex/Census
    1841/Henry Unwin/Male Servant/15/Essex/Census
    1841/Susan Allen/Female Servant/30/Essex/Census
    1841/Susan Collier/Female Servant/20/Essex/Census

    1845/George Ashton Taverner/../../../Post Office

    1848/George Ashton Taverner/../../../White's

    1851/George Ashton Taverner/../../../Post Office

    1851/George A. Taverner/Innkeeper/33/Chelmsford, Essex/Census**
    1851/Julia A. Taverner/Wife/32/Romford, Essex/Census**
    1851/Julia E. Taverner/Daughter/1/Romford, Essex/Census**
    1851/Walter A. Taverner/Brother/18/Chelmsford, Essex/Census**
    1851/Elizabeth Menzies/Visitor/28/Scotland/Census**
    1851/Thomas A. Thompson/Banker/25/Southwold, Suffolk/Census**
    1851/Sarah Knight/Cook/38/Ilford, Essex/Census**
    1851/Charlotte Amy Smith/Housemaid/19/Rainham, Essex/Census**
    1851/Mary A. Keele/Nursemaid/16/Romford, Essex/Census**
    1851/James Merrington/Boots/18/Romford, Essex/Census**
    1851/Samuel Goldsmith/Groom/23/Romford, Essex/Census**

    1852/J. Cook/./../../Kelly's*

    1855/Mrs Mary Baker/./../../Post Office ****

    1861/Joseph Cowland/Hotel Keeper/54/Stratford, Essex/Census ****
    1861/Caroline M Cowland/Wife/54/Tottenham, MiddxCensus
    1861/Caroline E Cowland/Daughter/24/Stratford, Essex/Census
    1861/Emma Cowland/Daughter/20/Stratford, Essex/Census
    1861/Matilda Cowland/Daughter/18/Stratford, Essex/Census
    1861/Hannah Kirk/Servant, Cook/42/Burton-on-Trent, Stafford/Census
    1861/Hannah Clark/Servant, Housemaid/24/Fyfield, Essex/Census
    1861/Sarah Crabb/Servant, Kitchenmaid/18/Stondon, Essex/Census
    1861/Richard Avis/General Servant/29/Brighton, Sussex/Census
    1861/William Robinson/Woolen Drapers commercial traveller/28/Lounnall, York/Census

    1862/Joseph Cowland/../../../Kelly's

    1863/Joseph Cowland/../../../White's

    1867/Joseph Cowland/../../../Post Office

    1870/John Hawley/../../../Kelly's

    1871/John Hawley/../../../Post Office

    1871/John Hawley/Innkeeper/64/Bromley?, Nottinghamshire/Census**
    1871/Lucy Hawley/Wife/54/Walford/Census**
    1871/John E. Hawley/Son/23/Whetstone, Middlesex/Census**
    1871/Henry Hawley/Son/22/Whetstone, Middlesex/Census**
    1871/Samuel T. Hawley/Son, Printers Clerk/20/Potters Bar, Herts/Census**
    1871/Alfred E. Hawley/Son, Railway Clerk/18/Whetstone, Middlesex/Census**
    1871/Arthur F. Hawley/Son/18/Whetstone, Middlesex/Census**
    1871/Emily Hawley/Daughter/13/Chatham, Kent/Census**
    1871/William G. Couplan/Boarder, Bankers Clerk/26/Bristol, Somersetshire/Census**
    1871/Sarah Woolman/General Servant/19/Romford, Essex/Census**
    1871/Viate Dennis/Domestic Servant/13/Romford, Essex/Census**
    1871/Charles Ludgate/Boots/17/London, Middlesex/Census**
    1871/Henry Bansfield/Cab Driver/21/Exeter, Somersetshire/Census**

    30/08/1872/John Hawley/../../../Petty Sessions Victuallers Records

    13/02/1873/James Seaward/../../../Petty Sessions Victuallers Records

    1874/James Seaward/Wholesale Wine & Spirit Merchant/../../Kelly's

    04/02/1875/Annie Edgcumbe/../../../Petty Sessions Victuallers Records

    03/02/1876/Hr Edmund Florence/../../../Petty Sessions Victuallers Records

    01/06/1876/Hr Robert Matyear/../../../Petty Sessions Victuallers Records

    15/11/1877/Wm Hy Fox/../../../Petty Sessions Victuallers Records

    1878/William Henry Fox/../../../Post Office Directory ***

    1881/William H. Fox/Hotel Keeper/35/Godmanchester, Huntingdon/Census
    1881/Sophia Fox/Wife/33/Wellingborough, Northampton/Census
    1881/Ellen E. Fox/Daughter/7/Graveley, Cambridge/Census
    1881/Annie M. Fox/Daughter/6/Graveley, Cambridge/Census
    1881/William H. Fox/Son/5/Graveley, Cambridge/Census
    1881/Mary A. Wallis/Sister/36/Wellington, Northampton/Census
    1881/Clara Wallis/Niece/24/Wellington, Northampton/Census
    1881/Laura Fairhead/Barmaid/20/London, Middlesex/Census
    1881/Alex Bell/Boots/20/Barking, Essex/Census
    1881/Alf Dennis/Page/15/Romford, Essex/Census
    1881/Annie Butcher/Servant/16/Romford, Essex/Census
    1881/Hannah Deighton/Servant/15/Buckingham/Census
    1881/T. Walpole/Boarder, Vetinary Surgeon/21/Norwich, Norfolk/Census

    1882/William Henry Fox/../../../Kelly's

    29/11/1883/James Patching/../../../Petty Sessions Victuallers Records

    1886/John Patching/../../../Kelly's

    1890/John Patching/../../../Kelly's

    1891/James Patching/Licensed Victualler/54/Brasted, Kent/Census**
    1891/Annie N. Patching/Wife/54/Cudham, Kent/Census**
    1891/Mary A. Patching/Daughter/19/Cudham, Kent/Census**
    1891/Sarah S. Patching/Daughter/17/Cudham, Kent/Census**
    1891/Annie H. Patching/Daughter/12/Cudham, Kent/Census**
    1891/Mary Walsh/Barmaid/23/Ilford, Essex/Census**
    1891/Alice Moss/Barmaid/18/Ware, Hertfordshire/Census**
    1891/Grace E. Harden/Cook/20/West Ham, Essex/Census**
    1891/Caroline French/Housemaid/19/Barking, Essex/Census**
    1891/Frederick Fidgeon/Boots/21/Thundersley, Essex/Census**

    Note: Premises not named in 1891

    22/02/1894/James Cannon/../../../Petty Sessions Victuallers Records

    08/03/1894/James Cannon/../../../Petty Sessions Victuallers Records

    1894/James Cannon/../../../Kelly's

    1895/James Cannon/../../../Kelly's

    30/04/1896/Arthur Bonner/../../../Petty Sessions Victuallers Records

    30/04/1896/john Willia Joyce/../../../Petty Sessions Victuallers Records

    1898/John William Joyce/../../../Kelly's

    1899/John William Joyce/../../../Kelly's

    1902/John William Joyce/../../../Kelly's

    1906/Alfred Aylett Moore/../../../Kelly's

    1908/Henry E. Crane/Wholesale & Retail Wine & Spirit Merchant/../../Kelly's

    1910/Henry E. Crane/Motor Garage & Wholesale & Retail Wine & Spirit Merchant/../../Kelly's

    1911/Samuel Crane/Hotel Manager/67/Ipswich, Suffolk/Census ***
    1911/Annie Crane/Sister-in-Law, Manageress/47/Walworth/Census
    1911/Dora Hardy/Housemaid/20/Upminster, Essex/Census
    1911/Clara Maud Barber/Cook/21/Ockenden, Essex/Census
    1911/Alice Emma Meader/Waitress/21/Grays, Essex/Census
    1911/Sophia Annie Lowe/Kitchen Maid/17/St Bartholomew/Census
    1911/Alice White/Bar Maid/25/Swindon, Wiltshire/Census
    1911/Bertram Brooker/Bar Man/29/New Brompton, Hertfordshire/Census
    1911/Albert Hanson Torline/Billiard Marker/24/West Ham, Essex/Census
    1911/Henry Ernest Boughery/Chauffeur/22/Brixton/Census

    1912/Henry E. Crane/../../../Kelly's

    1914/Henry E. Crane/../../../Kelly's

    1917/Henry E. Crane/../../../Kelly's

    1922/James K. Taylor/Garage & Private Car Proprietor/../../Kelly's

    1925/James K. Taylor/Garage & Private Car Proprietor/../../Kelly's

    1929/Arthur Wooldridge/..Proprietor/../../Kelly's

    1933/S. G. Wooldridge/Proprietress/../../Kelly'slor & Son/../../../Kelly's

    1929/Edward William Taylor & Son/../../../Kelly's

    1937/Charles Hector Morris/../../../Kelly's

    * Provided by the Pubs, Inns and Taverns Index for England, 1801-1900

    ** Provided by CG

    *** Provided by Ewan

    **** Provided by Kevan

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