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Old Rose, 50 St George Street , St George In East

St George in East Index

In 1839 & 1843 listed as 51 Ratcliff Highway, before renaming to St George Street; The modern form of the address for this pub is 128 The Highway, E1 by 1938 ** It closed in 2011 and was boarded up as of June 2013. *

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.

Old Rose, 50 St George Street, E1 - Landlord C Hurst circa 1920s

Old Rose, 50 St George Street, E1 - Landlord C Hurst circa 1920s

Kindly provided by John Carnaby

Old Rose, 50 St George Street, E1 - in August 2007

Old Rose, 50 St George Street, E1 - in August 2007

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Old Rose, 50 St George Street, E1 - in June 2013

Old Rose, 50 St George Street, E1 - in June 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.

1806/Edward Corfe / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at London Metropolitan Archives **

1807/Edward Corfe / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at London Metropolitan Archives **

1809/Edward Corfe / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at London Metropolitan Archives **

1810/Edward Corfe / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at London Metropolitan Archives **

1815/Richard Tipton Norgrove / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at London Metropolitan Archives **

1821/Richard Tipton Norgrove / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at London Metropolitan Archives **

1822/John Otto Koops / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at London Metropolitan Archives **

1823/John Otto Koops / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at London Metropolitan Archives **

1827/John Otto Koops / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at London Metropolitan Archives **

1839/Francis Knibbs/../../../Pigots Directory ****

1842/Fras. Knibbs/../../Robsonís Directory **

1843/Francis Knibbs/../../../Kelly's Directory ****

1851/William Styles/Licensed Victualler/46/Windsor, Bucks/Census ****
1851/Mary Styles/Wife/42/Essex/Census
1851/William Botfield/Comercial Traveller, Widow/48/Staffordshire/Census
1851/George Hasted/Mariner, Widow/55/Shields, Durham/Census
1851/Chas Robarts/Waiter/25/Yorkshire/Census

1851/William Styles/../../../Kelly's ****

1856/William Styles/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1869/James Styles/../../../Post Office Directory ****

March 1870/James Styles/ Outgoing Licensee /../../East London Observer ****

March 1870/Matthew Laidlaw/ Incoming Licensee /../../East London Observer ****

1873/Ellis Brothers/../../per. Whitechapel Society Newsletter **

January 1873/Matthew Laidlaw, late occupier/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

January 1873/Harriet Henrietta Laidlaw, widow and executrix of Matthew Laidlaw/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

August 1873/Harriet Henrietta Laidlow/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

August 1873/John Thomas Lethbridge/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

14th July 1874/John Thomas Lethbridge/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

14th July 1874/James Holmes/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

March 1877/Thomas Dickens/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

March 1877/Alexander McCulloch/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

1881/Alexander McCulloch/Licensed Victualler/36/Scotland/Census ****
1881/Annie McCulloch/Wife/26/St Lukes, Middlesex/Census
1881/William McCulloch/Son/7/Notting Hill, Middlesex/Census
1881/Alexander McCulloch/Son/3/St George E., Middlesex/Census
1881/Annie McCulloch/Daughter/2/St George E., Middlesex/Census
1881/William Hearn/Barman/21/St George E., Middlesex/Census
1881/James Williams/Barman/21/St George E., Middlesex/Census
1881/Catherine Buckley/Gen Servant/22/Ireland/Census
1881/Mary Fenwick/Gen Servant/22/St George E., Middlesex/Census

1884/Alexander McCulloch/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1887/Charles Robert Adams/../../../Birth record ***

1891/Henry Ellis/../../../Post Office Directory ****

This is a photo of my Grandmother Isabel Adams (the little girl), her brother Charles William Robert Adams and my Great Grandparents Charles Robert Adams and Isabel (nee Hinchliff) Adams.

This is a photo of my Grandmother Isabel Adams (the little girl), her brother Charles William Robert Adams and my Great Grandparents Charles Robert Adams and Isabel (nee Hinchliff) Adams.

Their marriage in 1886 shows them at 61 Coventry Street, and the 1891 Census shows them  here at the Old Rose. I'm not sure which pub this photo was taken in. On the back of the photo is a stamp that shows, J. Martin, Photographer, Cannon Street Rd, St. Georges. ***

The baptism record of Isabel Edith Adams, in November, 1887 to Charles Robert and Isabel is at the Old Rose.  ***

At earlier dates, Charles and his brother Frank are barmen in 1881 at th Cock, High Street, Whitechapel; and before this at his fathers Pubs, e.g. at the Britannia, Canning Town ***

Charles died in 1894 at the Weymouth Arms, 14 Sayer Street ***

1891/Charles R Adams/Licensed Victualler Manager/28/Fitzroy Square, London/Census ****
1891/Isabel Adams/Wife/29/Mile End, London/Census
1891/Charles R Adams/Son/4/Leicester Square, London/Census
1891/Isabel E Adams/Daughter/3/St George in East, London/Census
1891/Alfred S Lee/Barman/20/Kings Cross, London/Census
1891/Robert Tyrett/Barman/20/Kings Lynn, Norfolk/Census
1891/Ada E Pinch/Domestic Servant/18/Battersea, London/Census

1895/Henry Ellis/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/Henry Ellis/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1901/Frederick H Morrison/Licensed Victualler/26/Lambeth/Census ****
1901/Annie D Morrison/Wife/25/Ireland/Census
1901/Gladys W Morrison/Daughter/2/Barking/Census
1901/Katie Frogley/Sister in Law, Domestic Servant/18/Deptford/Census
1901/William Scollard/Barman/21/Bow/Census

1910/Alfred Wright/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1915/John Samuel Risely/../../../Post Office Directory ****

George Charles Hurst and his family were here according to the Electoral records from 1921 to at least 1930. *+

1921/George Charles Richard Hurst/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1934/Arthur J Kirvan/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1938/Eric Ivan Hoskins/../../../Post Office Directory ****

+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

* Provided By Tris

*+ Provided By John Carnaby

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Aandeg Skelly

**** Provided By Kevan


And Last updated on: Friday, 18-Aug-2017 00:10:03 BST