Pub history and London

Spread Eagle, 117 Rotherhithe Street, Rotherhithe, London

Rotherhithe index

Originally known as the The Shippe Inn (built about 1550). When this pub was destroyed by fire in the 1800's, it was rebuilt as a single storey building and renamed The Spread Eagle and Crown, the address being at 49 Rotherhithe Street in 1869 and earlier. Then in 1956 again renamed as the Mayflower, (the Pilgrim Fathers link).
The Spread Eagle and Crown was one of the few pubs in London that were licensed to sell both US and British postage stamps, having been a River Thames post office. The Spread Eagle and Crown, Rotherhithe is also mentioned in a Sherlock Holmes book, "Murder at Lodore Falls" and also the book "The Poisoned Island". ** The name Spread Eagle appears in a 1790 Sun Fire Office insurance record (clearly this pub, as the address is given as Church Stairs), so it must have been renamed by that time. * The 1842 Robsons directory lists it by Church stairs in Rotherhithe street.

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Spread Eagle, 117 Rotherhithe Street, Rotherhithe - a Charringtons pub

Spread Eagle, 117 Rotherhithe Street, Rotherhithe - a Charringtons pub

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The Mayflower, Rotherhithe St, July 2008 (from the river)       The Mayflower, May 2008 (land shot)

The Mayflower, Rotherhithe St, July 2008 (from the river) & The Mayflower, May 2008 land shot)

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Residents at this address.

1790/James Bone/victualler, Spread Eagle/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1792/Eleanor Kains/victualler, Spread Eagle and Crown/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1802/William Myers/victualler, Spread Eagle and Crown/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1822/John Brett/Spread Eagle, Rotherhithe street/../../Petty Sessions

1825/James Trigg/Spread Eagle, Rotherhithe street/../../Petty Sessions

1st February 1826/John Timothy/Spread Eagle, Rotherhithe Wall/../../Petty Sessions

17th October 1826/John Timothy/Spread Eagle, Rotherhithe Wall/../../Petty Sessions

1839/Charles Poole/../../../Pigot's Directory *

1841/Charles Poole/../../../Post Office Directory

1841/Charles Poole/Victualler/40/../Census
1841/John Poole/../15/Surrey/Census
1841/James Poole/../10/Surrey/Census
1841/Charles Poole/../8/Surrey/Census
1841/William Poole/../6/Surrey/Census
1841/Mary Poole/../15/Surrey/Census
1841/Matilda Poole/../9/Surrey/Census
1841/Ann Horton/Female Servant/16/Surrey/Census

1842/James Towers/../../../Robsons Directory

1851/John Woodley Smith/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/John Woodley Smith/Licensed Victualler/28/London, Middlesex/Census
1851/Lucina Smith/Wife/28/Southwark, Surrey/Census
1851/Alfred Hunt/Pot Boy/24/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1851/Emma Evans/General Servant/22/Kennington, Surrey/Census

1856/John Woodley Smith/../../../Post Office Directory

1869/Hugh J Curley/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Hugh J Curley/Licensed Victualler/33/Windsor, Berkshire/Census
1871/Rebecca Curley/Wife/28/London, Middlesex/Census
1871/Hugh Curley/Son/5/London, Middlesex/Census
1871/Catherine Curley/Mother, Widow/60/Ireland/Census
1871/Thomas White/Nephew/8/Windsor, Berkshire/Census

1881/Jno C Baker/Licensed Victualler/53/New Cross Deptford, Kent/Census
1881/Lydia Baker/Wife/42/Eastbourne, Sussex/Census
1881/Elizth Baker/Daughter, Assistant/22/New Cross Deptford, Kent/Census
1881/Chas Baker/Son, Clerk/../New Cross Deptford, Kent/Census
1881/Arthur Baker/Son, Clerk/16/New Cross Deptford, Kent/Census
1881/Jno C Baker/Son/10/New Cross Deptford, Kent/Census
1881/Sidney H Baker/Son/8/New Cross Deptford, Kent/Census
1881/Thomas R Baker/Son/6/Greenwich/Census
1881/Lydia I Baker/Son (Daughter)/2/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1881/Eliza A Holdsworth/Sister, Barmaid/16/New Cross Deptford, Kent/Census

1882/John Chas Baker/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/John C Baker/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Bartholomew Chris Manley/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Bartholomew C Manley/Licensed Victualler/53/St Lukes, London/Census
1891/Ellen Manley/Wife/27/London/Census
1891/Clara Manley/Daughter/20/London/Census
1891/Helena Manley/Daughter/12/London/Census
1891/Lizzie Manley/Daughter/8/London/Census
1891/Adelaide Manley/Daughter/5/London/Census

1895/Bartholomew Chris Manley/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/William Walter Wain/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/William Wain/Publican/36/Hoxton, London/Census
1901/Clara Wain/Wife/30/Marylebone, London/Census
1901/Clara Wain/Daughter/3/Rotherhithe, London/Census
1901/Emily Wain/Daughter/2/Rotherhithe, London/Census
1901/Elizabeth Manley/Sister in Law/18/St Pancras, London/Census
1901/Adelaide Manley/Sister in Law/15/St Pancras, London/Census

1911/William Wain/Publican/46/Hoxton, London/Census
1911/Clara Wain/Wife, Assistant/40/St Pancras, London/Census
1911/Clara Wain/Daughter/13/Rotherhithe, London/Census
1911/Emily Wain/Daughter/11/Rotherhithe, London/Census
1911/Elizabeth Manley/Visitor, Barmaid/29/St Pancras, London/Census

1915/William Walter Wain/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/William Walter Wain/../../../Post Office Directory

1923/William Walter Wain/Spread Eagle/../../Electoral Register
1923/Clara Emeleen Wain/../../../Electoral Register

1934/Mrs Clara Emmeline Wain/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/Mrs Clara Emmeline Wain/../../../Post Office Directory

1938 - 1939/Mrs Wain/../../../Freehold

1944/William Chas Robinson/../../../Post Office Directory

1948 - 1960/W E Robinson/../../../Freehold


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** Provided By John Carnaby

 

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