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Blade Bone, 185 Bethnal Green Road, Bethnal Green E2

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In 1805, there are two entries as noted in later  records. At 83 Church Street in 1869 & earlier. Named the Jolly Weavers in the Era transfer of licenses in 1865 and 1870. In the 1861 census, the Blade Bone is clearly listed as the Three Jolly Weavers at this same address.

It originally opened in 1823 (although records exist as far back as 1805), and was rebuilt after the second world war. It closed as a pub in 1999 and the premises are now in use as a restaurant (2006). ** Situated at the junction with Satchwell Road, east side, this pub was demolished in 2016 to make way for housing. ***

Blade Bone, 185 Bethnal Green Road - in April 2006

Blade Bone, 185 Bethnal Green Road - in April 2006

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Residents at this address.

1805/J Dickinson, Jolly Weavers, 82 Church street, Bethnal green/../../Holdens Directory
1805/Dickinson, the Blade Bone,  Church street, Bethnal green/../../Holdens Directory

1810/James Morton/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *+

1827/Mrs Carter/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1832/M Carter/Blade Bone, 83 Church street/../../Robsons Directory

1839/Francis Steevens/../../../Pigot’s Directory **

1841/Charles Miller/../../../P.O. Directory **

1842/Francis Steevens/../../../Robson’s Directory **

1846/Francis James Steevens /../../../P.O. Directory **

Isaac Mills Carter is to be found at the Noahs Arks, 216 Blackfriars Road prior to the Blade Bone *

1848/Isaac Mills Carter/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/Isaac Mills Carter/../../../Kelly’s Directory **

1851/Isaac M Carter/Publican/50/St Saviours, Surrey/Census *
1851/Ann Carter/Wife/48/Guildford, Surrey/Census
1851/Mary Ann Carter/Daughter, Dressmaker/26/Guildford, Surrey/Census
1851/Sarah Carter/Daughter/23/Romford, Essex/Census
1851/George Carter/Son, Ivory Turner (Apprentice)/17/Christchurch, Surrey/Census
1851/Edward Carter/Son/14/Christchurch, Middlesex/Census
1851/Sarah Richardson/Visitor, Formerly Dressmaker/55/Guildford, Surrey/Census
1851/George Howard/Waiter/21/Middlesex/Census
1851/Sarah Woolger/House Servant/25/Oakham, Surrey/Census

1856/Mrs A Carter/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/Ann Carter/Licensed Victualler, Widow/58/Guildford, Surrey/Census *
1861/George Carter/Son, Assistant/26/Christchurch, Surrey/Census
1861/Henry Carter/Son, Wood Carver/19/Christchurch, Surrey/Census
1861/Isaac M Carter/Son, Clerk to a Corn Dealer/17/Christchurch, Surrey/Census
1861/Anne Broilliger/Domestic Aervant/23/Bath, Somerset/Census
1861/George Wailing/Potman/23/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1861/William Collins/Assistant/21/Norwich/Census

1864/Mrs Ann Carter/../../../Post Office Directory

1866/Mrs A Carter /../../../P.O. Directory **

October 1865/Ann Carter/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

October 1865/George Carter/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1869/George Carter/../../../Post Office Directory

1870/George Carter/../../../P.O. Directory **

January 1870/George Carter/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

January 1870/Jane Rawlings/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

The Blade Bone in the 1871 Census has Jane Rawlings listed as the resident/licensee - she is the sister of Isaac Mills Carter and William Carter i.e. she took over the Blade Bone from the family of her brother. *

1871/Jane Rawlings/Manager to Licensed Victualler, Widow/56/Bethnal Green Road/Census *
1871/Jemima Miller/Housekeeper, Widow/62/Southgate, Surrey/Census
1871/Frances Davis/Servant/17/City, Worcester/Census
1871/Richard Dyer/Barman/20/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1871/Samuel Mack/Barman/28/Hibbard, Norfolk/Census
1871/Elizabeth Sharp/Domestic Servcant/31/North Folgate/Census

1872/W Carter/../../../Brabner’s Hackney Directory **

1875/Mrs J Rawlings/../../../Post Office Directory **

1876/Mrs Jane Rawlings/../../../P.O. Directory **

19th August 1876/Jane Rawlings/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

19th August 1876/Henry Flint/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

March 1877/Henry Flint/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

March 1877/Joseph Province/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1881/Joseph Province/Licensed Victualler/54/Winche Hill, Middlesex/Census
1881/Maria Province/Wife/52/Long Parish, Hampshire/Census
1881/Arthur Province/Son, Assistant/21/Hammth, Middlesex/Census
1881/Florence Province/Daughter, Assistant/17/Hampshire/Census
1881/John Grave/Barman/24/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Jane Drake/Domestic Servant/54/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Jeannett Hedgcock/Adopted Daughter/13/Bethnal Green, Middlesex//Census

1882/J Province/../../../Post Office Directory

1883/Joseph Province / Licensed Victualler /../../London Gazette, 19 January 1883 **

1884/Frederick Ayres/../../../Post Office Directory

1886/Frederick Ayres/../../../Business Directory of London **

1888/Thomas Pease/../../../P.O. Directory **

1891/Thomas Pease/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Thomas Pease/Licensed Victualler/48/Yorkshire/Census
1891/Mary A Pease/Wife/42/Bethnal Green Road, London/Census
1891/Arthur E Bush/Barman/25/Marylebone, London/Census
1891/Edward Bishot/Barman/20/Brighton, Sussex/Census

1895/George Thos Ayres/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Richard Hough/../../../Post Office Directory

1900/Edwin Bottrill /../../../P.O. Directory **

1901/William Wortley/Licensed Victualler, Widow/54/Walcham, Leicester/Census
1901/Earnie Wortley/Son, Engineer/16/Barnsbury, London/Census
1901/Percy Wortley/Son, Bar Boy/14/Barnsbury, London/Census
1901/Harold Wortley/Son/12/Barnsbury, London/Census
1901/Lily E Wortley/Daughter/7/St Pancras, London/Census
1901/Mary A Robson/Housekeeper, Widow/53/St Pancras, London/Census
1901/William Highams/Barman/28/St Albans/Census
1901/William Giles/Barman/24/Stepney, London/Census
1901/Jane Watt/Cook/54/Kingsland, London/Census

November 1904/Transfer of licence of the Blade Bone, Bethnal green road, from George Birkett Newton to Henry Speed Taylor/../../East London Observer

1906/Henry Taylor /../../../Morris’ Business Directory of London **

Hackney and Kingsland Gazette, October 1906 - Transfer of Licences:
Blade Bone, Bethnal Green road, Isaac Isaacs to Charles John Knowsley

1910/Arthur Leslie Ellis/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/William Graysmark/Manager/29/Lewisham, Kent/Census
1911/Elizabeth Halsey Gattey/Housekeeper, Widow/50/South Belgravis/Census
1911/Edgar Plater/Barman/21/Bucks/Census
1911/Percy Victor Paul/Barman/18/Hackney/Census
1911/Arthur John Goode/Barman/19/Stepney/Census

1915/Arthur Leslie Ellis/../../../Post Office Directory

1917/Arthur Leslie Ellis/../../../P.O. Directory **

1921/Arthur Leslie Ellis/../../../Post Office Directory

1927/Joseph Isaacs, Blade Bone, 185 Bethnal green road E2/../../Post Office Directory

1932/Joseph Isaacs, Blade Bone, 185 Bethnal green road E2/../../Post Office Directory

1934/Isaac Scott/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/Isaac Scott/../../../Post Office Directory

In 1939 register is listed Isaac Scott, a Licensed Victualler, born 13 Nov 1896 and Leah Scott, born 15 Mar 1900
plus a female servant, Rosa Gross, later Balaban, born 24 Dec 1916.

A cousin, Ellis Scott, lived at this address with his Family when his Father and Mother owned the Pub starting in the early 1930's. ++
"The pub was destroyed in 1941 in the Blitz, and we were lucky to survive. The pub was destroyed but we were in the cellar with the beer barrels and managed to crawl out."

1944/Arthur Edwin Bates/../../../Post Office Directory

1983/Blade Bone: 185 Bethnal Green Road E2. Bass Charrington/../../Pub Directory

1991/Blade Bone: 185 Bethnal Green Road E2. Bass Charrington/../../Pub Directory

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And Last updated on: Thursday, 25-Aug-2022 15:26:59 BST