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White Hart / Bitter End, 15 High Street, Romford RM1

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Known to have existed in 1489, but rebuilt in 1896. This has been called the Bitter End, at 15 High Street, Romford for many years now (previously just opposite Woolworths). Woolworths have gone, but in a previous existence, the entrance was by Wildings typewriters & Wilson & Whitworth.

High Street, Romford - circa 1920 to 1930

High Street, Romford - circa 1920 to 1930

On the left is Freeman, Hardy & Willis at 4 High Street, and probably the Ind Coope Brewery on the right. Further up the road on the right is almost certainly the White Hart, and in the distance is the junction with South Street where we have the Golden Lion, and then the Market Place continues onwards.

High Street, Romford (showing brewery) - that would be the White Hart entrance on the left

High Street, Romford (showing brewery) - that would be the White Hart entrance on the left

White Hart Hotel, High Street, Romford - this is looking from the Brewery Shopping centre towards London Road

White Hart Hotel, High Street, Romford - this is looking from the Brewery Shopping centre towards London Road

Both kindly provided by Colleen

The Bitter End, 15 High Street, Romford

The Bitter End, 15 High Street, Romford

Kindly provided by the Romford Recorder - bless em

The Bitter End, 15 High Street, Romford - in 2014

The Bitter End, 15 High Street, Romford - in 2014

Residents at this address.

1791/William Nunn/../../../Universal British

1805/John Gray, White Hart, Romford/../../Holdens directory

1823-4/J. Ashton/../../../Pigots

1826/J Ashton/../../../Pigots

1828-9/J. Ashton/../../../Pigots

1832-3/John S. Ashton/../../../Pigots

1839/Henry Taverner/../../../Pigots
1839/George Taverner/../../../Pigots

1841/George Taverner/Inn keeper/20/Essex/Census
1841/Frederic Taverner/../15/Essex/Census
1841/Samuel Harrington/Male Servant/15/Essex/Census
1841/Henry Unwin/Male Servant/15/Essex/Census
1841/Susan Allen/Female Servant/30/Essex/Census
1841/Susan Collier/Female Servant/20/Essex/Census

1845/George Ashton Taverner/../../../Post Office

1848/George Ashton Taverner/../../../Whites

1851/George Ashton Taverner/../../../Post Office

1851/George A. Taverner/Innkeeper/33/Chelmsford, Essex/Census **
1851/Julia A. Taverner/Wife/32/Romford, Essex/Census
1851/Julia E. Taverner/Daughter/1/Romford, Essex/Census
1851/Walter A. Taverner/Brother/18/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1851/Elizabeth Menzies/Visitor/28/Scotland/Census
1851/Thomas A. Thompson/Banker/25/Southwold, Suffolk/Census
1851/Sarah Knight/Cook/38/Ilford, Essex/Census
1851/Charlotte Amy Smith/Housemaid/19/Rainham, Essex/Census
1851/Mary A. Keele/Nursemaid/16/Romford, Essex/Census
1851/James Merrington/Boots/18/Romford, Essex/Census
1851/Samuel Goldsmith/Groom/23/Romford, Essex/Census

1852/J. Cook/./../../Kellys*

1855/Mrs Mary Baker/./../../Post Office

1861/Joseph Cowland/Hotel Keeper/54/Stratford, Essex/Census
1861/Caroline M Cowland/Wife/54/Tottenham, MiddxCensus
1861/Caroline E Cowland/Daughter/24/Stratford, Essex/Census
1861/Emma Cowland/Daughter/20/Stratford, Essex/Census
1861/Matilda Cowland/Daughter/18/Stratford, Essex/Census
1861/Hannah Kirk/Servant, Cook/42/Burton-on-Trent, Stafford/Census
1861/Hannah Clark/Servant, Housemaid/24/Fyfield, Essex/Census
1861/Sarah Crabb/Servant, Kitchenmaid/18/Stondon, Essex/Census
1861/Richard Avis/General Servant/29/Brighton, Sussex/Census
1861/William Robinson/Woolen Drapers commercial traveller/28/Lounnall, York/Census

1862/Joseph Cowland/../../../Kellys

1863/Joseph Cowland/../../../Whites

1867/Joseph Cowland/../../../Post Office

1870/John Hawley/../../../Kellys

1871/John Hawley/../../../Post Office

1871/John Hawley/Innkeeper/64/Bromley?, Nottinghamshire/Census **
1871/Lucy Hawley/Wife/54/Walford/Census
1871/John E. Hawley/Son/23/Whetstone, Middlesex/Census
1871/Henry Hawley/Son/22/Whetstone, Middlesex/Census
1871/Samuel T. Hawley/Son, Printers Clerk/20/Potters Bar, Herts/Census
1871/Alfred E. Hawley/Son, Railway Clerk/18/Whetstone, Middlesex/Census
1871/Arthur F. Hawley/Son/18/Whetstone, Middlesex/Census
1871/Emily Hawley/Daughter/13/Chatham, Kent/Census
1871/William G. Couplan/Boarder, Bankers Clerk/26/Bristol, Somersetshire/Census
1871/Sarah Woolman/General Servant/19/Romford, Essex/Census
1871/Viate Dennis/Domestic Servant/13/Romford, Essex/Census
1871/Charles Ludgate/Boots/17/London, Middlesex/Census
1871/Henry Bansfield/Cab Driver/21/Exeter, Somersetshire/Census

30/08/1872/John Hawley/../../../Petty Sessions Victuallers Records

13/02/1873/James Seaward/../../../Petty Sessions Victuallers Records

1874/James Seaward/Wholesale Wine & Spirit Merchant/../../Kellys

04/02/1875/Annie Edgcumbe/../../../Petty Sessions Victuallers Records

03/02/1876/Hr Edmund Florence/../../../Petty Sessions Victuallers Records

01/06/1876/Hr Robert Matyear/../../../Petty Sessions Victuallers Records

15/11/1877/Wm Hy Fox/../../../Petty Sessions Victuallers Records

1878/William Henry Fox/../../../Post Office Directory *

1881/William H. Fox/Hotel Keeper/35/Godmanchester, Huntingdon/Census
1881/Sophia Fox/Wife/33/Wellingborough, Northampton/Census
1881/Ellen E. Fox/Daughter/7/Graveley, Cambridge/Census
1881/Annie M. Fox/Daughter/6/Graveley, Cambridge/Census
1881/William H. Fox/Son/5/Graveley, Cambridge/Census
1881/Mary A. Wallis/Sister/36/Wellington, Northampton/Census
1881/Clara Wallis/Niece/24/Wellington, Northampton/Census
1881/Laura Fairhead/Barmaid/20/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Alex Bell/Boots/20/Barking, Essex/Census
1881/Alf Dennis/Page/15/Romford, Essex/Census
1881/Annie Butcher/Servant/16/Romford, Essex/Census
1881/Hannah Deighton/Servant/15/Buckingham/Census
1881/T. Walpole/Boarder, Vetinary Surgeon/21/Norwich, Norfolk/Census

1882/William Henry Fox/../../../Kellys

29/11/1883/James Patching/../../../Petty Sessions Victuallers Records

1886/John Patching/../../../Kellys

1890/John Patching/../../../Kellys

1891/James Patching/Licensed Victualler/54/Brasted, Kent/Census **
1891/Annie N. Patching/Wife/54/Cudham, Kent/Census
1891/Mary A. Patching/Daughter/19/Cudham, Kent/Census
1891/Sarah S. Patching/Daughter/17/Cudham, Kent/Census
1891/Annie H. Patching/Daughter/12/Cudham, Kent/Census
1891/Mary Walsh/Barmaid/23/Ilford, Essex/Census
1891/Alice Moss/Barmaid/18/Ware, Hertfordshire/Census
1891/Grace E. Harden/Cook/20/West Ham, Essex/Census
1891/Caroline French/Housemaid/19/Barking, Essex/Census
1891/Frederick Fidgeon/Boots/21/Thundersley, Essex/Census

Note: Premises not named in 1891

22/02/1894/James Cannon/../../../Petty Sessions Victuallers Records

08/03/1894/James Cannon/../../../Petty Sessions Victuallers Records

1894/James Cannon/../../../Kellys

1895/James Cannon/../../../Kellys

30/04/1896/Arthur Bonner/../../../Petty Sessions Victuallers Records

30/04/1896/john Willia Joyce/../../../Petty Sessions Victuallers Records

1898/John William Joyce/../../../Kellys

1899/John William Joyce/../../../Kellys

1902/John William Joyce/../../../Kellys

1906/Alfred Aylett Moore/../../../Kellys

1908/Henry E. Crane/Wholesale & Retail Wine & Spirit Merchant/../../Kellys

1910/Henry E. Crane/Motor Garage & Wholesale & Retail Wine & Spirit Merchant/../../Kellys

1911/Samuel Crane/Hotel Manager/67/Ipswich, Suffolk/Census ***
1911/Annie Crane/Sister-in-Law, Manageress/47/Walworth/Census
1911/Dora Hardy/Housemaid/20/Upminster, Essex/Census
1911/Clara Maud Barber/Cook/21/Ockenden, Essex/Census
1911/Alice Emma Meader/Waitress/21/Grays, Essex/Census
1911/Sophia Annie Lowe/Kitchen Maid/17/St Bartholomew/Census
1911/Alice White/Bar Maid/25/Swindon, Wiltshire/Census
1911/Bertram Brooker/Bar Man/29/New Brompton, Hertfordshire/Census
1911/Albert Hanson Torline/Billiard Marker/24/West Ham, Essex/Census
1911/Henry Ernest Boughery/Chauffeur/22/Brixton/Census

1912/Henry E. Crane/../../../Kellys

1914/Henry E. Crane/../../../Kellys

1917/Henry E. Crane/../../../Kellys

1922/James K. Taylor/Garage & Private Car Proprietor/../../Kellys

1925/James K. Taylor/Garage & Private Car Proprietor/../../Kellys

1929/Arthur Wooldridge/..Proprietor/../../Kellys

1933/S. G. Wooldridge/Proprietress/../../Kellyslor & Son/../../../Kellys

1929/Edward William Taylor & Son/../../../Kellys

1937/Charles Hector Morris/../../../Kellys


* Provided by the Pubs, Inns and Taverns Index for England, 1801-1900

** Provided by CG

*** Provided by Ewan

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