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Mercers Arms, 34 Belgrave Street, Commercial Road east, Ratcliffe E1

Ratcliffe pub history index

The address was 44 Totton Street until at least 1861, as this is the address listed in the 1861 census, and the 1866 license transfer. *  At 34 Belgrave Road in 1869; This pub is just a few yards from the White Horse, White Horse Lane. The pub closed in 2006 and is undergoing conversion to residential use **  Converted to residential use, now Mercers Place (2014). *+

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.

Mercers Arms, 34 Belgrave Street, Commercial Road east, Ratcliffe E1 - in 1939

Mercers Arms, 34 Belgrave Street, Commercial Road east, Ratcliffe E1 - in 1939

Mercers Arms, 34 Belgrave Street - in August 2006

Mercers Arms, 34 Belgrave Street - in August 2006

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Mercers Arms, 34 Belgrave Street, E1 - in September 2013

Mercers Arms, 34 Belgrave Street, E1 - in September 2013

Kindly provided by Tris

The following entries are in this format:

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

1839/William Palmer/../../../Pigot's Directory *

1848/Robert Tyler/../../../Post Office Directory *

November 1849/Robert Tyler/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

November 1849/John Wells/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

August 1850/John Wells/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

August 1850/William Jarrey/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1851/John Wells/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1851/Willm Jarrey/Licensed Victualler/47/Middlesex/Census ****
1851/Elizth Jarrey/Wife/49/Hampshire/Census
1851/Roy Jarrey/Son/9/Middlesex/Census
1851/Willm J Jarrey/Son/7/Middlesex/Census
1851/Edward Jarrey/Son/5/Middlesex/Census
1851/Anne Herbert/Niece, Barmaid/20/Suffolk/Census
1851/Chas Jigson/Servant/22/Middlesex/Census

November 1852/William Jarrey/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

November 1852/Thomas Warren/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

1856/Thomas Warren/../../../Post Office Directory *

1861/William Nunn/Publican/37/Ipswich/Census *
1861/Ann Nunn/Wife/27/Chichester/Census
1861/Elizabeth Nunn/Daughter/5/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1861/William Nunn/Son/3/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1861/Albert Nunn/Son/7 months/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1861/George Bray/Barman/24/Mile End, Middlesex/Census
1861/Jane Boseley/Cook/40/Buckinghamshire/Census
1861/Betsy Russell/Nursemaid/14/Stepney, Middlesex/Census

July 1864/Joseph Myerscough/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

July 1864/John William Hamis/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

11th March 1865/John William Haines/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

11th March 1865/Joseph Charles Holt/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

November 1866/Joseph Charles Holt/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

November 1866/Thomas Wilkinson/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1869/Thomas Wilkinson/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1871/Thomas Wilkinson/Licensed Victualler/36/Northamptonshire/Census ****
1871/Emma/Wife/31/Bulchamp, Suffolk/Census
1871/Elizabeth/Daughter/1/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1871/Emma Yarnhard/Niece/11/Millwall, Middlesex/Census
1871/Mathew Hoster/Pot Boy/16/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census

July 1872/Emma Wilkinson/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

July 1872/Thomas Watkins Braine/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1874/T W Braine/../../../H.D. Miles London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers' Directory **

19th July 1873/Thomas Watkins Braine/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

19th July 1873/Thomas John Gravell/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

August 1874/administratrix of Thomas John Pavell/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

August 1874/Arthur Wheeler/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

1881/Thomas Braine/Trinity ? & Licensed Victualler/58/Seaford, Sussex/Census
1881/Mary A Braine/Manager of Business/50/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1881/Thomas Braine/Son, Engine Fitter at Works/24/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1881/Elizabeth Braine/Daughter, Barmaid/21/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1881/Eliza Braine/Daughter, Barmaid/18/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1881/Christina Braine/Daughter, Barmaid/16/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1881/Jessie Braine/Daughter/13/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1881/Henry Gordon/Grandson/3/Limehouse/Census

1882/Arthur Wheeler/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1884/Arthur Wheeler/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/William Hobbs/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1894/William Hobbs/../../../Post Office Directory **

1895/William Hobbs/../../../Post Office Directory ****

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

1910/Robert Westwood/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1911/Robert Westwood/Publican/33/Bethnal Green, London/Census ****
1911/Emma Westwood/Wife/29/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1911/Robert Westwood jun/Son/8/Haggerston, London/Census
1911/James Westwood/Son/6/Stepney, London/Census
1911/Eleanor Westwood/Daughter/4/Stepney, London/Census
1911/Ada Stewart/General Servant/34/Liverpool/Census

1915/Robert Westwood/../../../Post Office Directory *

1921/Robert Westwood/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1934 - 1935/Littley/../../../Leasehold

1936 - 1946/La Plain../../../Leasehold

1938/Alfred George Laplain/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1944/Alfred George La Plain/../../../Post Office Directory *

1947 - 1952/A Priest/../../../Leasehold

1953 - 1955/A A Graham/../../../Leasehold

1956 - 1962/F G Rolph/../../../Leasehold

1963/J E Saunders/../../../Leasehold


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* Provided By Ewan

** Provided by Stephen Harris

**** Provided By Kevan


And Last updated on: Tuesday, 25-Jul-2017 21:44:54 BST