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    Town of Ramsgate, 288 High Street , Wapping, E1W 2PN

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    at 62 Wapping High Street by 1895 due to road renumbering; The only historic pub of Wapping High Street which still stands. Formerly the Red Cow [Address for Red Cow given as both Reardon Path and Anchor & Hope Lane at various times] and also the Prince of Denmark.  The claimed date for foundation of this pub is 1545. **

    According to the website: portcities.org.uk/london......

    'The Town of Ramsgate pub on Wapping High Street. The first alehouse on the site was built in 1460. Formerly known as the Red Cow, it acquired its present name in 1688 to attract trade from the Kentish fishermen who used to land their catch at Wapping Old Stairs. The Inn has a famous association with Judge George Jeffreys. Following the flight abroad of James I I, Jeffreys attempted to follow him. Disguised as a seaman, he hid on board a vessel moored in the Thames but rashly came ashore for a drink in the Red Cow, an act that led to his recognition and arrest.' ; The Pub is later at 62 Wapping High Street after a renumbering exercise.

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

    Town of Ramsgate, Wapping Old Stairs

    Town of Ramsgate, Wapping Old Stairs

    Kindly provided by John Carnaby

    Town of Ramsgate, Wapping Old Stairs - a rear view

    Town of Ramsgate, Wapping Old Stairs - a rear view

    Kindly provided by John Carnaby

    Town of Ramsgate, Wapping

    Town of Ramsgate, Wapping

    Kindly provided by John Carnaby

    Town of Ramsgate, Wapping High Street

    16 September 2005

    The following entries are in this format:

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

    1813/James Waldie /Victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records, held by Guildhall Library **

    1814/James Waldie /Victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records, held by Guildhall Library **

    1815/James Waldie /Victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records, held by Guildhall Library **

    1816/James Waldie /Victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records, held by Guildhall Library **

    1817/James Waldie / Victualler & Coffeeman/../../../Sun Fire Office records, held by Guildhall Library **

    1828/George Hall /Victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records, held by Guildhall Library **

    1831/George Hall /Victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records, held by Guildhall Library **

    1835/George Hall /Victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records, held by Guildhall Library **

    1839/George Hall/../../../Pigotís Directory ***

    1841/George Hall/../../../Post Office Directory ****

    1843/George Hall/../../../Kelly's ****

    1851/William Love Thompson/../../../Kelly's ****

    1851/John Richards/Victualler/52/Maker, Cornwall/Census ****
    1851/Eliza Richards/Wife/54/Bexley, Kent/Census
    1851/John Richards/Son, Cooper/22/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
    1851/William Richards/Son, Cooper/20/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
    1851/Thomas Richards/Son, Engineer/18/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
    1851/Eliza Richards/Daughter/16/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
    1851/Sarah Richards/Daughter/14/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
    1851/George Richards/Son/12/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
    1851/Henry Allwright/House Servant/24/Brentford, Middlesex/Census
    1851/Ellen Canter/House Servant/21/St Georges East, Middlesex/Census

    1856/J Richards/../../../Post Office Directory ****

    1860/John Richards/../../../P.O. Directory ***

    1861/John Richards/Licensed Victualler/32/Wapping, Middlesex/Census  ****
    1861/Sarah Richards/Sister, Barmaid/24/Wapping, Middlesex/Census
    1861/Mary Cheany/House Servant/30/Limerick, Ireland/Census

    November 1864/John Richards/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

    November 1864/John Richards jun/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

    1869/Jno Richards jun/../../../Post Office Directory ****

    1871/John Richards/Licensed Victualler/42/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
    1871/Elizabeth Sarah Richards/Wife/29/Greenwich, Kent/Census
    1871/William Jno Richards/Son/8/Wapping, Middlesex/Census
    1871/Thomas Robert Richards/Son/7/Wapping, Middlesex/Census
    1871/Elizabeth Emily Richards/Daughter/3/Wapping, Middlesex/Census
    1871/Emma Secker/Domestic Servant/21/Stratford, Essex/Census
    1871/James Bryant/Potman/22/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census

    1873/Jno. Richards junior/../../../P.O. Directory ***

    6th March 1875/John Richards, late occupier/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

    6th March 1875/Elizabeth Sarah Richards, widow and executrix/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

    22nd January 1876/Elizabeth Sarah Fisher/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

    22nd January 1876/Henry Phillip Fisher/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

    1880/Thomas Willetts/../../../P.O. Directory ***

    In 1881, the census listing states the Swan at this address, this is almost certainly incorrect ; or as John states - 'In the 1881 census we believe that someone at the time must have had "one too many" and got the pub's name wrong. And the spelling of the residents names!!' **

    1881/Thomas Willet/Licensed Victualler/51/Westminster, Middlesex/Census ****
    1881/Margaret Willet/Wife/52/Southwark, Surrey/Census
    1881/Edwin W Willet/Son, Assistant To Licensed Vict/24/Blackfriars, Surrey/Census
    1881/George Willet/Son, Assistant To Licensed Vict/15/St George, Middlesex/Census
    1881/Margaret Atkins/Relative, Lightermans Wife/22/St George, Middlesex/Census
    1881/Ernest Albert Atkins/Lighterman/25/ Middlesex/Census
    1881/Ernest Edwin Atkins/Relative/2/St George, Middlesex/Census
    1881/Margaret Sarah Atkins/Relative/7 weeks/Wapping/Census
    1881/Louisa Lamb/Relative/18/Blackfriars, Surrey/Census
    1881/Emily Pitman/Domestic Servant/26/Westminster, Middlesex/Census

    1884/Thomas Willetts/../../../Post Office Directory ****

    1891/Ernest A Askins/Licensed Victualler/36/St Georges east, Middlesex/Census ****
    1891/Margaret S Askins/Wife/32/St Georges east, Middlesex/Census
    1891/Ernest E Askins/Son/12/St Georges east, Middlesex/Census
    1891/Margaret A Askins/Daughter/10/Wapping, London/Census
    1891/Ada A Askins/Daughter/7/Wapping, London/Census
    1891/Ethel Askins/Daughter/5/Wapping, London/Census
    1891/Alfred A Askins/Son/3/Wapping, London/Census
    1891/Francis T Askins/Son/1/Wapping, London/Census
    1891/Margaret J Brumwell/Relation/16/St Georges east, London/Census
    1891/Sarah A Morgan/.., Widow/63/Gravesend, Kent/Census
    1891/Jame S A Moss/../26/Borough, London/Census
    1891/Mary A Lander/.., Widow/28/Whitechapel, London/Census

    1895/Ernest Askins/../../../Post Office Directory ****

    1899/Ernest Askins/../../../Post Office Directory ****

    Ernest Askins next moves on to the Watermans Arms ; considerable information about the Askins family can be found on the Phoenix, Aldgate page**

    1900/Jeremiah Coveney/../../../P.O. Directory ***

    1901/Jeremiah Coveney/Licensed Victualler/33/St Georges East, London/Census ****
    1901/Mary Coveney/Wife/28/St Georges East, London/Census
    1901/Daisy Coveney/Daughter/6/Bethnal Green, London/Census
    1901/Agnes M Coveney/Daughter/3/Bethnal Green, London/Census
    1901/Mary C Coveney/Daughter/1/Wapping, London/Census
    1901/Winifred J Coveney/Daughter/2 months/Wapping, London/Census
    1901/Grace Moss/Cook/47/Ratcliff, London/Census
    1901/Charlotte Neill/Nurse/13/Limehouse, London/Census
    1901/Bernard Truett/Barman/20/Wapping, London/Census

    1910/Mrs Clara Prince/../../../Post Office Directory ****

    1915/Walter Tennent/../../../Post Office Directory ****

    1923/Walt. Tennent/../../../P.O. Directory ***

    1926/Walter Tennent/../../../P.O. Directory ***

    1934/Walter Tennent/../../../Kelly's ****

    1948/Mrs Olive M Price/../../../P.O. Directory **

    + Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

    ** Provided By John Askins

    *** Provided By Stephen Harris

    **** Provided By Kevan

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