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George Peabody, 146 High Street, Shadwell

aka Peabody, at 401 The Highway by 1938 through road renaming and renumbering. This pub is now demolished. **

Shadwell index

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Shadwell, London - in East London. The Shadwell,  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.

November 1868/James Burney/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

November 1868/Edward King/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1869/Robert Boyd/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1874/R Boyd/../../../H.D. Miles London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers' Directory **

July 1878/T Sampson/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

July 1878/J Sampson/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

1881/Sarah Julia Boyd/Licensed Victualler, Widow/44/St Georges E., Middlesex/Census ****
1881/Rose Bunt/Barmaid/32/Enfield, Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary Ann Wheatley/General Servant/29/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1881/William Hoyd/Potman/23/Stepney, Middlesex/Census

1882/Mrs S J Boyd/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1884/Sarah J Boyd/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/Sarah J Boyd/Licensed Victualler, Widow/54/St Georges East, London/Census ****
1891/Kate Boyd/Daughter, Milliner/23/Shadwell, London/Census
1891/Edward Boyd/Son, Accountants Clerk/21/Shadwell, London/Census
1891/Emma A Kelly/Barmaid/20/Tottenham, Middlesex/Census
1891/Hannah Allen/General Servant/38/St Georges East, London/Census
1891/Ernest Johnson/Potman/18/Stepney, London/Census

1895/Frank Jones/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/Walter Benjamin Groves/../../../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. ***

1901/Walter B Groves/Licensed Victualler/34/Stepney, London/Census ****
1901/Alice M Groves/Wife/32/Poplar, London/Census
1901/Alfred T Groves/Son/4/Shadwell, London/Census
1901/Thomas B Harrison/Brother in Law, Artist/19/Stepney, London/Census

In the 1891 census Walter is at 'The Neptune 17 Neptune Street, Rotherhithe

     Walter Benjamin Groves  The wedding group is Walter's daughter Violet. On the right is Walter's son Alfred Thomas Groves

      Walter Benjamin Groves     The wedding group is Walter's daughter Violet, with his son Alfred Thomas Groves on the right.

1903/Walter Benjamin Groves/../../../Marriage ***

1910/William Bullman/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1911/William Bullman/Licensed Victualler/43/Shadwell, London/Census ****
1911/Ellen Bullman/Wife/43/Shadwell, London/Census
1911/Eileen Bullman/Daughter, Assistant/22/Shadwell, London/Census
1911/William H Bullman/Son, Assistant/20/Shadwell, London/Census
1911/Dorothea Bullman/Daughter/16/Shadwell, London/Census
1911/Joseph Bullman/Son, Assistant/14/Shadwell, London/Census
1911/Kathleen Bullman/Daughter/12/Shadwell, London/Census
1911/Elizabeth Bullman/Daughter/10/Shadwell, London/Census
1911/Terrence Bullman/Son/9/Shadwell, London/Census
1911/Edgar Bullman/Son/7/Shadwell, London/Census
1911/Maureen Bullman/Daughter/4 months/Shadwell, London/Census

1921/William H Bullman/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1934/Mrs Ellen Bullman/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1938/John Aubrey Williams/George Peabody,  401 The Highway/../../Post Office Directory ****

1940/John Aubrey Williams/George Peabody,  401 The Highway/../../Post Office Directory ****


** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Don Hudson

**** Provided By Kevan

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