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The Commodore, 209 High Street, Poplar

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This pub was established by 1745 and was originally called the Red Lion. It was renamed the Old Commodore in 1844. It was demolished in 1934 or 1935 for the construction of Commodore House; At 183 Poplar High Street before 1871 and renumbering ** Both of the 1855 and 1862 license transfers refer to it still as the Red Lion, High street

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

The following entries are in this format:

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

1795/George Nunn/../../../Rate Books - Tower Hamlets Local History Library **

1807/George Nunn/../../../Rate Books - Tower Hamlets Local History Library **

1807/George Nunn / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1808/George Nunn / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1809/George Nunn / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1813/John Stebbing / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1819/Mary Bolton & Stephen Clarke / Victuallers /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1819/John Munday / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1821/John Munday / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1832/John Webb/../../../Survey of London **

1839/George Willis/../../../Pigotís Directory **

1841/George Willis/../../../Post Office Directory **

1842/George Willis/../../../Robsonís Directory **

My grandfather, Edward Kempton was granted a license for the Lord Nelson, Bishopsgate in March 1853 until about 1855. He was previously at the Old Commodore (aka Red Lion), High street, Poplar between 1850 and 1852, and later at the Ship, Shoreditch High street between 1859 and 1862, and lastly at the Kings Arms, Brook street, Ratcliff, apparently for two periods in the 1860's before his death in 1866. *

1850/Edward Kempton/Old Commodore, 183 High street/../../Post Office Directory

1851/Edward Kempton/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Edward Kempton/Victualler/34/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1851/Sophia Kempton/Wife/29/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1851/Sarah A Kempton/Daughter/2/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1851/William Kempton/Son/3 months/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1851/Ann Nan Kevill/Aunt, Widow/61/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1851/Francis Allen/Servant, Baker/25/Oxford/Census
1851/Ann Harrington/Servant/18/Ireland/Census

1852/Edward Kempton/183 High street/../../Electoral Register

November 1852/Edward Kempton/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

November 1852/Timothy Blackman/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1855/Timothy Blackman / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1856/Timothy Blackman/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/Harriet Blackman/Licensed Victualler, Widow/40/Reading, Berks/Census
1861/Mary Harrison/General servant/19/Middlesex/Census
1861/Daniel Keele/Potman/39/Blackfriars, Middlesex/Census
1861/Henry Townsend/Barman/29/St Lukes, Middlesex/Census
1861/Jane Townsend/Wife/22/St Georges, Middlesex/Census
1861/Henry William Townsend/Son/7 months/Poplar, Middlesex/Census

1862/Mrs Ht. Blackman/../../../P.O. Directory **

March 1862/Harriet Hannah Blackman/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

March 1862/Robert Reynolds Newton/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

July 1863/Robert Reynolds Newton/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

July 1863/Wm Ford Lukes/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1866/William Ford Lukes/../../../P.O. Directory **

1868/George Andrews / Barman to a Licensed Victualler /../../London Gazette, 20 March 1868 **

1869/Wm F Lukes/../../../Post Office Directory

1881/William F Lukes/Licensed Victualler/48/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1881/Maria M Lukes/Wife/42/Cambridge/Census
1881/Stephen Lukes/Nephew, Barman/18/Bromley, Middlesex/Census
1881/Grace Whitmore/Barmaid/20/Windsor, Berkshire/Census
1881/George Grice/Potman/23/Plaistow, Essex/Census
1881/Jane Prentice/Domestic Servant/14/Highgate, Middlesex/Census

1884/Webb, Broomfield & Co/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Richard Broomfield/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/Richard Broomfield/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/John Christopher Armstrong/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Henry J Butler/Licensed Victualler/24/Poplar, London/Census
1901/Maud M Butler/Wife/23/Old Ford, London/Census
1901/Henry G Butler/Son/2/West Ham, Essex/Census
1901/Rosina M Butler/Daughter/2 months/West Ham, Essex/Census
1901/Ada R Stretch/Barmaid/18/Poplar, London/Census
1901/Edward H Tyler/Boarder, Barman/32/Leytonstone, Essex/Census
1901/Eugenie Tyler/Boarder/31/Clapton, Middlesex/Census
1901/Barnet E Tyler/Boarder/8/Plaistow, Essex/Census
1901/Eugenie Tyler/Boarder/6/Ilford, Essex/Census


* Provided By Rick Todd

** Provided By Stephen Harris

And Last updated on: Saturday, 16-Jun-2018 00:53:39 BST