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Black Swan, 148 Bow Road, Bow E3

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At 1 High Street, Bow in 1871 and earlier; The earlier incarnation of this pub was hit and completely destroyed by a bomb dropped from a German zeppelin on the night of 23 September 1916. The landlord’s two daughters, Cissie Reynolds (twenty) and Sylvia Adams (twenty-one), Sylvia’s thirteen-month old daughter (also Sylvia) and their grandmother Mrs Potter all died. Eight year old George Reynolds and his brother Sydney (nine), along with Sylvia’s husband Henry Adams were injured. The pub was rebuilt on the same site in 1920, but was demolished in 1970 in a road-widening scheme. **

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

Black Swan,148 Bow Road E3 - circa 1970

Black Swan,148 Bow Road E3 - circa 1970

Kindly provided by Keith Emmerson

The following entries are in this format:

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

1826/Jn W Clapham/../../../Pigots Directory ****

1851/John Tytheridge/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1851/John Tytheridge/Victualler/32/Mitcham, Surrey/Census ****
1851/Jane Tytheridge/Wife/30/Bristol/Census
1851/George Coleman/Pot Boy/18/Oxford/Census
1851/Jane T May/General Servant/16/Liverpool/Census
1851/Mary Ann Short/Niece/3/Stratford, Essex/Census

November 1854/Robert Goldacre/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

November 1854/Samuel Summers/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

1856/Samuel Summers/../../../Post Office Directory ****

March 1860/Francis Penny and Anne Penny/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

March 1860/Anne Penny/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

19th November 1860/Ann Penny/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

19th November 1860/Henry Brown/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1861/Henry Brown/Publican/29/Lambeth, Surrey/Census ****
1861/Charlotte Brown/Wife/34/St Georges West, Middlesex/Census
1861/Sarah Ann Brown/Daughter/1/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1861/William Brown/Son/2/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1861/Elizabeth Bird/Sister/49/St Georges West, Middlesex/Census
1861/Mary Ann Martin/General Servant/15/Bromley, Middlesex/Census
1861/George Pollard/Potman/24/Croydon, Surrey/Census

July 1861/Henry Brown/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

July 1861/George Hammond Wright/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1862/George H Wright/../../../Post Office Directory **

17th March 1866/William Pitt Steggall/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

17th March 1866/George Davison/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

26th January 1867/George Davison/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

26th January 1867/William Morris/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1869/J Kipling/../../../Post Office Directory ****

January 1870/John Kipling/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

January 1870/Henry McDowall/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

1871/George Morton/Licensed Victualler/51/Middlesex/Census ****
1871/Maria Morton/Wife/50/Middlesex/Census
1871/Emma Broughton/Servant/20/Lambeth, Surrey/Census

November 1871/Henry McDowall/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

November 1871/George Morton/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1881/George Morton/Licensed Victualler/61/St Georges West, Middlesex/Census ****
1881/Cecilia Maria Morton/Wife/40/Pimlico, Middlesex/Census
1881/Jemima Cecilia Proper/Step Daughter/19/Stoke Newington, Middlesex/Census
1881/George Garrett Morton/Son/7/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1881/Edith Morton/Daughter/6/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1881/Alice Robinson/Domestic Servant/23/Ware, Hertford/Census
1881/Edith Elizabeth Edbrook/Domestic Servant/19/Dagenham, Essex/Census
1881/Eliza Burton/Domestic Servant/14/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1881/Sarah Amelia Hughes/Barmaid/21/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1881/Alice Durant/Barmaid/23/Chesterfield, Derby/Census

1882/George Morton/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1884/George Morton/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1886/George Morton/../../../Business Directory of London **

1892/Mrs. C Morton/../../../Post Office Directory **

1899/Mrs. Cecilia Maria Morton/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1901/Cecilia M Morton/Licensed Victualler, Widow/58/Paddington London/Census ****
1901/Arthur D Hobb/Licensed Victuallers Manager/27/Norwood Green, Middlesex/Census
1901/Catherine S Jackman/Barmaid/21/Trowbridge, Wiltshire/Census
1901/Emily E Groom/Barmaid/23/Bow London/Census
1901/Martha Hopkins/Cook/30/Lewisham, Kent/Census
1901/Maud E Christopher/Housemaid/18/Stepney, London/Census
1901/Florence L Thomas/Housemaid/23/Stepney, London/Census
1901/Ellen R Parsons/Potman, Barman/19/West Ham, Essex/Census
1901/George W Groves/General Servant/15/North Woolwich, Essex/Census

1915/Edwin John Reynolds/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1926/Henry Blake/../../../Post Office Directory **

1934/Thomas Henry Evans/../../../Kelly's ****

1938/William Gentle/../../../Post Office Directory ****


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** Provided By Stephen Harris

**** Provided By Kevan


And Last updated on: Saturday, 22-Jul-2017 10:43:04 BST