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Sea Witch, River Side, Greenwich SE10

Greenwich Index

At Thames Bank in the 1871 census. This pub was destroyed in a World War Two bombing raid. **

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Greenwich, London.

Sea Witch, Riverside, Greenwich - circa 1930

Sea Witch, Riverside, Greenwich - circa 1930

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Sea Witch, Riverside, Greenwich - an outing as descibed below

Sea Witch, Riverside, Greenwich - an outing as descibed below

The Sea Witch Public House, Greenwich, London owned and operated by Alexander Goss

The Sea Witch Public House, Greenwich, London owned and operated by Alexander Goss (brother of Sarah Jane Goss Blake) where Sarah Janes daughters, Elizabeth, Annie Josephine and Charlotte Blake worked for their uncle Alexander Goss.
Photo presented to Marie June Chappele Pack during her trip to England August 1972 by three grandsons of Alex Goss found in the photo as follows.
second row - extreme left Albert Edward Peace Goss.
second row - extreme right Cyril Alfred Goss
front row, second from right (in shirt sleeves) Frederick William Peace Goss
to the right of Cyril, the three brothers father, a son of Alexander Goss.
* destroyed by bombing during world war II shortly after it was sold by the Goss family.

Find Photo of Goss family Pub, The Seawitch, Greenwich. Where all time is measured from.

Find Photo of Goss family Pub, The Seawitch, Greenwich. Where all time is measured from.
Eliz Blake (Maries grandmother) and her 2 sisters, Charlotte and Annie sometimes worked at the "Seawitch", as young women, to help out the Goss Family.
Marie was told a sailor once stayed overnight at the pub and brought his monkey which spent the night picking little pieces of wallpaper in the bedroom until morning when he had ruined the wallpaper.
The Goss family sold the pub just before World War and it was bombed and destroyed probably because it was the home of many of Britains navy activities.

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Residents at this address.

September 1850/William Drew, Seawitch, Morden wharf, East Greenwich/Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1851/William Drew/Engineer & Victualler/57/Newington, Surrey/Census
1851/Cath Maria Drew/Wife/61/Long Leyton, Essex/Census
1851/Mary Ann James/Barmaid/42/Westminster/Census
1851/William Drew/Nephew, Errand Boy/11/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1851/Eliza Smith/House Servant/18/Ilford, Essex/Census
1851/Charles Smith/Carman/21/Ilford, Essex/Census

1855/David Simpson/../../../Post Office Directory **

1858/J Stevens/../../../Melvilles Directory

1862/T Sanders/../../../Post Office Directory

1867/T Beach/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Thomas Beach/Licensed Victualler/47/Salisbury, Wiltshire/Census
1871/Sarah Beach/Wife/48/Brentwood, Essex/Census
1871/Alfred Beach/Son, Barman/21/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1871/Walter Beach/Son, Lighterman/19/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1871/Richard Beach/Father, Widow/70/Salisbury, Wiltshire/Census
1871/Mary Lind/General Servant/22/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1871/Henry Halliday/Potman/20/Greenwich, Kent/Census

1874/M T Barrett/../../../H.D. Miles London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers’ Directory **

1874/Matthew Barrett/../../../Post Office Directory

Kentish Independent 25 November 1876 - Blackheath Petty Sessions
Seawitch, from Richard Lewis Brown to Alexander Goss

In 1861 he was a publicans manager at the Spotted Dog, Cirencester street, in Paddington. On September 8th 1863, Alexander Goss marries Arabella Hearn at St James Westminster. He is a Licensed Victualler of St James street, son of Thomas Goss, Gentleman, and she is a spinster, daughter of Daniel Hearn, a Draper.
By 1865 he is Licensed Victualler at the Warwick Castle,, 6 Warwick place, Warwick road W. From about 1871 to November 1876, Alexander Goss is the Licensed Victualler at the Crown, 13 Albert terrace, York road N7.
In 1877, Alexander Goss of the Sea Witch River Bank East Greenwich is named as an executor in the will of Thomas Blake, at the Grove Ealing. He is his brother in law.

1881/Alexander Goss/Licensed Victualler/47/Middlesex/Census
1881/Arabella Goss/Wife/37/Cheltenham, Gloucester/Census
1881/Frederick Goss/Son/15/Middlesex/Census
1881/William H Goss/Son/11/Middlesex/Census
1881/William H Goss/Brother, Barman/42/Middlesex/Census
1881/Alfred Humphries/Potman/19/Gravesend, Kent/Census

1882/Alexander Goss/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Alexander Goss/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Alexander Goss/Licensed Victualler, Widow/57/Regents Park, London/Census
1891/Frederick A Goss/son, Barman/25/Marylebone, London/Census
1891/William H Goss/Son, Waiter/21/Kilburn, London/Census

1896/Alexander Goss/../../../Post Office Directory

1904/Alexander Goss/../../../Post Office Directory

1905/Alexander Goss/../../../Post Office Directory

1906/Alexander Goss/../../../Post Office Directory *

On June 23rd 1906, Alexander Goss dies aged 73, a widow and Licensed Victualler at the Sea Witch Bankside Greenwich

1908/Frederick Alexander Goss/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Frederick Alexander Goss/../../../Post Office Directory

1914/Frederick Alfred Goss/../../../Post Office Directory *

1919/Frederick Alexander Goss/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Frederick Alfred Goss/../../../Post Office Directory *

1934/Frederick Alfred Goss/../../../Post Office Directory *

1938/Frederick Alexander Goss/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Mrs Eileen A Q M Saines/../../../Post Office Directory

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*** Provided By Gina Ginouves

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