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Crown & Dolphin, 56 Cannon Street Road, St George In East E1

St George in East Index

aka the Dolphin before 1884; closed in 2002 and now in residential usage **

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

Crown & Dolphin, 56 Cannon Street Road - in August 2006

Crown & Dolphin, 56 Cannon Street Road - in August 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.

The Ratcliffe Highway Murders of 1811 saw seven people gruesomely murdered in two vicious attacks twelve days apart. An almost certainly innocent man called John Williams was apprehended for the murders and whilst on trial he committed suicide. Since suicides could not be buried in consecrated ground his body was buried in a pit under the crossroads where Cannon Street Road and Cable Street intersect. His body was rediscovered there in 1886 when the gas main was being laid. The site where he was buried is right in front of the Crown and Dolphin, 56 Cannon Street Road. (many more details available on Wikipedia under: Ratcliffe Highway Murders).  *

1851/Charles Henry Petter/../../../Kelly's ****

November 1852/Charles Henry Petter/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

November 1852/William John Thompson/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

1856/Wm John Thompson/../../../Post Office Directory ****

May 1862/William J Thompson/LV Association, Governor/../../Era ****

July 1862/William John Thompson/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

My great great grandfather George John PENNEY was the licencee of the Crown & Dolphin, circa 1862 ( the year before, he was the licencee of THE GEORGE, 1 Portland Street, Soho). His last child, Francis was born in the pub on 12 August 1862. The Penney family were resident there until approx 1871. In the 1871 census, George Penney was registered as the licensee of the MARQUIS OF CORNWALLIS, Old Ford Road, Bow. His elder children, George Francis and Ann were, by now running the Crown and Dolphin - George Francis had already received an inheritance from his father in 1868 and it seems possible that he bought the pub. However, in 1872, George John was registered at both pubs. ***

July 1862/George John Penney/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

1862/George John Penney/../../../.. ***

1869/George John Penney/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1881/James Crane/Licensed Victualler/44/Bristol, Somerset/Census ****
1881/Marian Crane/Wife/44/Horton, Middlesex/Census
1881/Emily S Crane/Daughter, Barmaid/21/Plymouth/Census
1881/Eleanor M Callaghan/Domestic Serv/20/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary Slack/Domestic Serv/38/Surrey/Census
1881/Arthur Wiltshire/Barman/22/Springfield, Essex/Census

1884/George H Mayger/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/John Richard Goy/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/John George/Licensed Victualler/32/St George in East, London/Census ****
1891/Susan George/Wife/35/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1891/Susan George/Daughter/11/Wapping, London/Census
1891/John George/Son/10/St George in East, London/Census
1891/Joseph George/Son/7/Shoreditch, London/Census
1891/Rose George/Daughter/2 months/St George in East, London/Census

1895/George Leeder/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/George Leeder/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1901/George Leeder/Licensed Victualler, Widow/47/Watton, Norfolk/Census ****
1901/Katie Leeder/Daughter, Barmaid/23/Islington, London/Census
1901/Mary Leeder/Daughter, Barmaid/21/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Annie Leeder/Daughter, Dress Maker/20/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Mary Ann Brown/Visitor, Widow/59/Norfolk/Census
1901/Jenny M Hammond/Barmaid/32/London/Census
1901/Beatrice Golding/Barmaid/26/Canterbury, Kent/Census

1910/Geo William Williams/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1915/Geo William Williams/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1926/Horace Glover/../../../.. **

1936/Samuel Bloom/../../../.. **

1934/Simon Frankel/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1938/Thos A Austin/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1944/Copes Taverns/../../../Post Office Directory ****


* Provided By Martin Garrod

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided by Dawn Sheppard

**** Provided By kevan


And Last updated on: Saturday, 01-Apr-2017 12:30:51 BST