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Cock, 315 Mare Street, Hackney E8

Hackney pub history Index

There was a pub in Hackney village called the Cock as early as 1561.  This is listed as in Church Street in 1826, 1861 & 1866, being on the west side at the Silvester row intersection. **

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

Cock Tavern, 315 Mare Street, Hackney

Cock Tavern, 315 Mare Street, Hackney in September 2005

Cock Tavern, 315 Mare Street, Hackney in September 2005

at the corner of Sylvester Road.

The following entries are in this format:

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

1737: Roger Lewis/../../../Hackney Petty Sessions Book **

1738: Roger Lewis/../../../Hackney Petty Sessions Book **

1794/William Wisken/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1803/Mr Bird/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1826/Thomas Procter/../../../Pigot's Directory ****

1827/Thomas Proctor/../../../LV Association ****

1833-34/Richard Ley Stanner, Cock, Church street, Hackney/../../Pigots Directory ****

1839: Thomas Adams/../../../Pigotís Directory **

1842/William Warner/../../../Robsonís Directory **

1851/James Cook/../../../Kellyís Directory **

1852: James Cook/../../../Watkins Directory **

January 1853/James Cook/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

January 1853/John Stanley/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1856/John Stanley/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1861/John Stanley/Victualler/57/Doveridge, Derby/Census ****
1861/Elizabeth Stanley/Wife/48/Romford, Essex/Census
1861/Elizabeth Stanley/Daughter/14/Hoxton, Middlesex/Census
1861/Ann Stanley/Daughter/10/Hoxton, Middlesex/Census
1861/Johnn Stanley/Son/5/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1861/Eliza Pond/House Servant/17/Upminster, Essex/Census
1861/James Cutting/Pot boy/17/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census

1866/John Stanley/../../../Post Office Directory ****

May 1869/John Stanley/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

May 1869/Samuel Henry Low/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

January 1870/Samuel Henry Low/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

January 1870/Thomas Fairhead/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

1871/Thomas Fairhead/Licensed Victualler/53/Colne Engaine, Essex/Census ****
1871/Hannah Fairhead/Wife/47//Census
1871/Edward Fairhead/Son, Barman/18/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1871/Laura Fairhead/Daughter/10/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1871/Clara Fairhead/Daughter/8/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1871/Norah Galvin/Domestic Servant/42/Cork, Ireland/Census
1871/William Eastman/Potman/19/Hackney, Middlesex/Census

1872/Thomas Fairhead/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1874/Thomas Fairhead/../../../Post Office Directory ****

22nd January 1876/Thomas Fairhead/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

22nd January 1876/Thomas Hoare/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

21st October 1876/Thomas Hoare/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

21st October 1876/J. Doughty/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1878/John Doughty/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1881/John Doughty/Publican/47/Boston, Lincoln/Census ****
1881/Mary Ann Doughty/Wife/45/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/John Frederick Doughty/Son, Assistant To Publican/18/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Thomas Henry Doughty/Son, Assistant To Publican/6 ?/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Alice Frances Mary Doughty/Daughter/14/v/Census
1881/Mary Ann Doughty/Daughter/11/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Eliza Back/Barmaid/25/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Amy Card/General Servant/19/London, Middlesex/Census

1891/George Evans/Public House Manager/21/Hackney, London/Census ****
1891/Martha Burrough/Manageress/23/Birmingham/Census
1891/Alice Reynolds/Barmaid/22/Peckham, London/Census
1891/Maud Love/Barmaid/17/Manchester, Lancashire/Census
1891/Alice R J Gerrard/Housekeeper/22/Shoreditch, London/Census

15th August 1891/George Evans/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

15th August 1891/George Evans, the younger/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1896/George Evans jun/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/Thomas Girling/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1900: Thomas Girling/../../../P.O. Directory **

1904: Thomas Girling/../../../P. O. Directory **

1910/Mrs Sarah Kizia Girling/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1915/Mrs Sarah K Girling/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1921/Mrs Sarah K Girling/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1924: Mrs Sarah K Girling/../../../P.O. Directory **

1934/Geo B Stephenson/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1938/Mrs Hilda I Soulby/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1944/Mrs Hilda I Soulby/../../../Post Office Directory ****

Mr I H Soulby retired from the Cock Tavern, Hackney recently. thus ending an association with the Company which had lasted for fifty six years. Her father Thomas Girling took over the Cock in 1895, and after his death in 1909, his wife carried on. Mrs Soulby married in 1920 and after running several houses with her husband, she returned to the Cock. In 1933, both her husband and her mother died, but she carried on as the licensee until the present time when ill health forced her, unwillingly, to conclude this remarkable record. ***

1952/Mr I H Soulby/Black Eagle Journal ***


+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

* Provided By Ewan

** Provided by Stephen Harris

*** Provided by Alex Wilkinson

**** Provided By Kevan

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