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Hare & Billett, 1 Grotes Place, Blackheath SE3

Greenwich Index

The address is also commonly given as 1a Grotes Place. The modern address is 1a Eliot Cottages. **

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Blackheath, Kent.

Residents at this address.

1826/Tim Ellison/../../../Pigot's Directory **

1835/James Mackenzie/victualler/../../Prerogative Court of Canterbury wills and probate records held at the National Archives **

One of my ancestors Charles William Stanton 1809-1878 is listed in the 1841 census as the only publican in Grotes Place, Blackheath. I am therefore attributing his pub to the Hare & Billet which is the only pub listed historically in Grotes Place. Also listed is his wife Hannah Stanton nee Ellisson who was born 1813 at her parent’s pub (baptism record showing address & parents Timothy [vintner] & Jane Ellisson) Three Tuns, Blackheath which I understand is now O’Neills, 52 Tranquil Walk. Also listed is their daughter Charlotte Stanton born in 1836 who married Samuel Butcher 1833-1897, in July 1861. He had the Neptune, in Neptune Street, Rotherhithe and then in 1865 they transferred to the Admiral Hawke, 191 Jamaica Road, Bermondsey. *

11 July 1840/Charles Stanton, landlord of the Hare & Billet, Blackheath, appeared upon a warrant charged with counselling, aiding, abetting and assisting from 40 to 50 persons, in making an attack upon a Temperance Society meeting, held in a tent near the defendants home, fined 50s, with 14s costs/../../../West Kent Guardian

1840/Charles William Stanton/../../../Pigot's Directory **

1841/Charles Stanton/Publican/30/Kent/Census *
1841/Hannah Stanton/../25/Kent/Census
1841/Charlotte Stanton/../4/Kent/Census
1841/Mrs Joyce/Independant/70/../Census
1841/John Ellison/Independant/26/../Census
1841/Jane Olmar/Female Servant/25/Kent/Census
1841/Mary Elkins/Female Servant/25/Kent/Census
1841/James Monk/Male Servant/20/Kent/Census
1841/Robert Harriss/Male Servant/40/Kent/Census
1841/John Bownes/Male Servant/40/Kent/Census
1841/Thomas Shelford/Male Servant/35/Kent/Census

1 June 1844/West Kent Yeomanry - a cup awarded by Colonel Stratford to the best swordsman in the Chislehurst troop, to Mr Charles Stanton, of the Hare and Billet, Blackheath, whose success in this trial of skill was celebrated with military honours and acknowledged by the hearty congratulations of his comrades, amongst whom Mr Stanton is deservedly a favourite alike for his estimable social qualities and his skill and attention to his military duties./../../../West Kent Guardian

21 December 1844/Hare and Billet Inn, Blackheath - C W Stanton, takes this opportunity of the season to return his most grateful thanks to his friends and the public for the extensive patronage bestowed upon him during the time he has conducted the above establishment; and ventures to hope for a continuance of the same, assuring them that they may always rely upon being supplied with Wines, Spirits etc, of the very first quality, and upon the most reasonable terms. Guinness's Stout and Bass's Pale ale; also Trill and Genness's Stout and ales, in the highest perfection./../../../West Kent Guardian

1847/Charles William Stanton/Hare & Billet, Blackheath/../../Electoral Roll

5 August 1848/James Barnes charged with stealing sundry pewter pots, three pint pots the property of Mr Mann, landlord of the Hare and Billet, Blackheath, and one quart pot, the property of Mr Evans, landlord of the Crown tavern, Blackheath/../../../West Kent Guardian

By 1851, Charles William Stanton is at the Navy Arms, New King Street, Deptford for a brief period.

4 Hare & Billet row
1851/John Munn/Victualler, Widow/61/Benenden, Kent/Census
1851/William Munn/Son, Barman/22/Brighton, Sussex/Census
1851/Mary Prady/Housekeeper/51/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/Hempden Scrivener/Grandson/3/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/Charlotte Sterling/Visitor/22/Stanfield, Suffolk/Census
1851/Ann Jacques/Visito/23/Dulingham, Suffolk/Census
1851/Mary A Green/Servant/22/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/Henry Loft/Servant/22/Blackheath, Kent/Census
1851/Henry Baker/Visito/21/Westerham, Kent/Census

1852/John Munn/../../../Archdeacons Directory

1862/Octavius Coppenger/../../../Kelly's Directory **

1867/O Coppinger/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Octavius Coppinger/Publican/40/Northiam, Sussex/Census
1871/Emily F Coppinger/Wife/37/Tunbridge Wells, Kent /Census
1871/Thomas Coppinger/Son/15/Eltham, Kent/Census
1871/William Coppinger/Son/10/Eltham, Kent/Census
1871/Caroline Ford/Baraid/26/Deptford, Kent/Census
1871/Elizabeth Lovegrove/Cook/20/Foots Cray, Kent/Census
1871/Alfred Ford/Billiard Marker/23/Chelsea, Middlesex/Census
1871/William Allen/Potman/20/Greenwich, Kent/Census

January 1872/Octavius Coppinger/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

January 1872/Seymour Coppinger/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1874/Seymour Coppinger/../../../Post Office Directory

Kentish Independent 26 August 1876 - Transfer of Licences :
Hare and Billet, Lewisham, from Seymour Coppinger to William Edward Bench

1881/Thomas G Coppinger/Licensed Victualler/25/Eltham, Kent/Census
1881/Elizabeth Coppinger/Wife/20/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Jan McKay/Barmaid/22/Bermuda/Census
1881/John Walters/Potman/20/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1881/Sarah Futcher/General Servant/21/Plumstead, Kent/Census
1881/Laurence Earnshaw/Stableman/34/Ipswich, Suffolk/Census

1882/Thomas Coppinger/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Thomas Fev Coppinger/Licensed Victualler/35/Eltham, Kent/Census
1891/Elizabeth Coppinger/Wife/30/London/Census
1891/Thomas E Coppinger/Son/9/Blackheath, Kent/Census
1891/Florence A Coppinger/Daughter/6/Blackheath, Kent/Census
1891/Charles E Coppinger/Son/3/Blackheath, Kent/Census
1891/Mary Fordham/Barmaid/19/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1891/Frank Baker/Potman/22/Taunton, Somerset/Census
1891/Francis Burdett/Visitor, Widow/63/Chichester, Sussex/Census

1896/Alfred E Welch/../../../Post Office Directory

Kentish Independent 25 September 1897, License transfer of Hare and Billet from A C Welch to Henry Thomas Southin

1904/Albert Edward Davidge/../../../Post Office Directory

1906/Albert Edward Davidge/../../../Post Office Directory **

1911/Frederick Silk/../../../Post Office Directory

1914/Frederick Silk/../../../Post Office Directory **

1919/Frederick Guy Silk/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Frederick G Silk/../../../Post Office Directory

1934/Frederick Guy Silk/../../../Post Office Directory **

1938/Frederick Guy Silk/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Frederick Guy Silk/../../../Post Office Directory

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