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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

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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 **

1832/George hall/../../../Robson Directory

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 **

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** Provided By John Askins

*** Provided By Stephen Harris

And Last updated on: Saturday, 04-Aug-2018 17:49:40 BST