At 7 Regents Terrace, Commercial Road in 1871 and earlier; prior to Commercial Road east being renumbered.
Ratcliffe pub history index
A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Ratcliffe, London - in East London. The Ratcliffe, East London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
The Crown, 667 Commercial Road - in September 2006
Kindly provided by Stephen Harris
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
August 1867/John Hill/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper
August 1867/George Edmund Ludbrooke/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper
1869/James Myerscough/../../../Post Office Directory
May 1869/George Edmund Ludbrook/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
May 1869/William Turner/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
1871/William Turner/Licensed Victualler/49/Cirencester, Gloucestershire/Census
1871/Mary Turner/Wife/45/Cirencester, Gloucestershire/Census
1871/Charles H Turner/Son, Cooper/21/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1871/Henry H Turner/Son, Cooper/19/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1871/Priscilla G Turner/Daughter/11/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1871/Edward T Turner/Son/9/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1871/Arthur T B Turner/Son/7/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1871/Amelia H Pierce/Niece, Assistant/17/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1871/Ellen Drew/Barmaid/20/Eynham, Suffolk/Census
1871/Emily Morrison/Barmaid/16/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1871/George Finch/Potman/22/Brixton, Surrey/Census
23rd November 1872/William Turner/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
23rd November 1872/Charles Thomas Goscheron/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
1874/C T Gosheron/../../../H.D. Miles London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers' Directory **
January 1874/Charles Thomas Gosheron/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer
January 1874/George Reynolds Adams/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer
1877/George Reynolds Adam/../../../Post Office Directory **
1881/George R Adams/Publican/52/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Charlotte Adams/Wife/49/Farnham, Buckingham/Census
1881/Alice Adams/Daughter/19/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Charlotte Adams/Daughter/18/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/William Tay/Barman/19/Thorpe, Essex,/Census
1881/Mary A Mumford/Domestic Servant/20/London, Middlesex/Census
1882/George R Adams/../../../Post Office Directory
1884/George R Adams/../../../Post Office Directory
1891/George White/Licensed Victualler/39/Portsmouth/Census
1891/Mary Jane White/Wife/?/Limehouse/Census
1891/Lilian Rose White/Daughter/7/Bermondsey/Census
1891/Edith Maud White/Daughter/4/Limehouse/Census
1891/Alice Sheldon/Domestic Servant/29/Brighton/Census
1891/William Arnold/Barman/24/Mile End/Census
1895/George White/../../../Post Office Directory
1899/George Cox/../../../Post Office Directory
1903/Jacob Goldstein/../../../Post Office Directory
John Holland's [Exmouth Arms] sister Hester married Walter Benjamin Groves in 1903. Hester and John's father William Reuben Holland is the William Holland visiting Walter and Helen at The Crown, Commercial Road at the time of the 1911 census. William died later that year from septicaemia. ***
At the time of Walter and Hester's marriage Walter was managing the 'George Peabody' 146 High Street, Shadwell.
Walter's first wife, Alice May Harrison died at the George Peabody' in 1901. Their only surviving child was Alfred b 1896. Alfred went on to manage The White Horse at Hampstead which is where his father Walter B Groves died in February 1923. Prior to his death Walter had been managing 'The Kings Arms' by the Lion gate at Hampton Court.
About 1930 Walter's daughter, Lilian and her husband took over at the White Horse and remained there until after the war. They then bought, I think, The Beehive at Richmond and later moved to "The Rose of Lea" at Lea Green. ***
In the 1891 census Walter is at 'The Neptune 17 Neptune Street, Rotherhithe
1910/Walter Benjamin Groves/../../../Post Office Directory
1911/Walter b Groves/44/publican/ Stepney/Census ***
1911/Lilian Groves/ 7/daughter/../Census
1911/Ivy Groves/2 months/daughter/../Census
Alfred went on to win the Military Medal in WW1, and was commissioned in the Coldstream Guards. ***
1915/Walter Benjamin Groves/../../../Post Office Directory
1917/Walter Benjamin Groves/../../../Post Office Directory
1921/Henry Ash/../../../Post Office Directory
1923/Henry Ash/../../../Post Office Directory **
1934/Alfred Herbert Tollady/../../../Kellys Directory
1938/Edward Wm Taylor/../../../Post Office Directory
1944/Mrs Gertrude Defries/../../../Post Office Directory
1948/Mrs Gertrude Defries/../../../Post Office Directory **
1971/../Crown, 667 Commercial Road/../../Pub Directory
1983/../Crown, 667 Commercial Road, Free House/../../Pub Directory
1991/../Crown, 667 Commercial Road/../../Pub Directory
+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
** Provided By Stephen Harris
*** Provided By Don Hudson
Provided By Kevan
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