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The Grapes, India street, Aldgate is a Charringtons public house until at least 1965.

The Grapes, India street, Aldgate is a Charringtons public house until at least 1965.

Kindly provided by Richard Green

The Bunch of Grapes existed from at least 1829. The address is 5 George Street, Minories in 1856 and earlier. Aka Grapes, 5 & 6 George Street, Minories EC by 1891; road name change by 1915 to 5 India Street.

Residents at this address.

1829/T Davies, Bunch of Grapes, 5 George street, Minories/../../Post Office Directory

1832/T Davies, Bunch of Grapes, 5 George street, Minories/../../Post Office Directory

1839/John Wilson/../../../Pigot's Directory *

1841/J Wilson/../../../Post Office Directory

1842/Jno Wilson, Bunch of Grapes, 5 George street, Minories/../../Post Office Directory

1851/John Wilson/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/John Wilson/Licensed Victualler employing 2 men/59/Grantham, Lincolnshire/Census
1851/Elizth Wilson/Wife/61/Middlesex/Census
1851/Ann Wilson/Daughter, Barmaid/26/Middlesex/Census
1851/Ellen Wilson/Daughter, Barmaid/23/Middlesex/Census
1851/George Wilson/Son, Barman/21/Middlesex/Census
1851/Elizth Crockford/House Servant/27/Eton, Buckinghamshire/Census

1856/J Wilson/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/John Wilson/Licensed Victualler/69/Grantham, Lincolnshire/Census
1861/Elizabeth Wilson/Wife/71/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Anne M Hardy/Daughter/40/St catherine Cree, Middlesex/Census
1861/Bernard F Hardy/Son in law, Customs Officer/36/Ireland/Census
1861/Ann Long/Servant, Widow/45/London/Census
1861/Mary A Stokes/Servant/18/Surrey/Census
1861/John Gill/Boarder, Master Mariner/45/Plymouth, Devon/Census

May 1862/John Wilson/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

May 1862/Vincent Belcher/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

February 1869/George Jessup/Outgoing Licensee/../../London City Press

February 1869/James Charles Williams/Incoming Licensee/../../London City Press

1871/James C Williams/Licensed Victualler/33/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1871/Elizabeth Williams/Wife/32/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1871/James C Williams/Son/9/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1871/Elizabeth Williams/Daughter/7/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1871/Herbert B Williams/Son/6/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1871/Julia A Williams/Daughter/4/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1871/Mary Mills/General Servant/22/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1871/Thomas Yates/Lodger, Commission Agent/55/Old Kent Road, Surrey/Census
1871/Thomas Mathews/Lodger, Butler out of place/65/Taunton, Somerset/Census
1871/William Oater/Lodger, Mariner/67/Ramsgate, Kent/Census

1881/William Halfyard/Licensed Victualler/29/Bath/Census
1881/Jessie Halfyard/Wife/21/Finsbury, Middlesex/Census

1882/William Henry Halfyard/../../../Post Office Directory *

1891/Alexis R Newman/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/George Alf Spencer/Publican/60/Hull, Yorkshire/Census
1891/Eleanor Spencer/Wife/43/St Pancras, London/Census
1891/George Spencer/Son/12/Clerkenwell, London/Census
1891/Fred Spencer/Son/11/Clerkenwell, London/Census
1891/John Spencer/Son/9/Clerkenwell, London/Census
1891/Eleanor Spencer//8/Clerkenwell, London/Census
1891/Daisy Spencer//5/Southwark, London/Census
1891/Frank Spencer/Son/6 months/Newington, London/Census
1891/Maria Wall/Cook/58/Brixton, London/Census

1895/John Powell/../../../Post Office Directory *

1910/Eddie Thomas Jones/../../../Post Office Directory

1915/Eddie Thomas Jones/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Eddie Thomas Jones/../../../Post Office Directory

In 1921 census at 5 India Street, City of London
Eddie Thomas Jones, Licensed Victualler, aged 49 years 6 months and born in United States, the Employer
Annie Ellen Jones, Wife, Assisting Husband, aged 63 years 4 months and born in Clerkenwell, London,
Edna Jones, Daughter, aged 20 years and born in Anerley, Surrey
Adelina Reynolds, Step-daughter, Assisting Mr Jones, aged 29 years 1 month and born in Luton, Bedfordshire
Ethel Agnes Reynolds, Step-daughter, Assisting Mr Jones, aged 26 years 6 months and born in Luton, Bedfordshire
Mary Green, Cook, E T Jones (Licenced Victualler) The Grapes India Lt Co, aged 46 years 2 months and born in Bloxbridge, Staffordshire
Lizzie Mabel Gill, Visitor, aged 32 years 5 months and born in Luton, Bedfordshire

My Great Grandfather, James Tait McGinty, was the landlord in the 1920s and 30s. The photo of the pub and of the ledger for the pub, seems to show that James was the landlord from 1924 to 1939. ***

James Tait McGinty and his wife Bertha, possibly at The Grapes, India street, Aldgate

James Tait McGinty and his wife Bertha, possibly at The Grapes, India street, Aldgate.

Kindly provided by Richard Green

Eastern Post 09 December 1933
That the big Amateur Boxing Tournament held on Monday evening at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of the Duchess of York's Maternity Clinic of the Royal Free Hospital, was attended by many well known East End "sports".
That at the above event Mr J T McGinty, of the "Grapes", just off the Minories, Aldgate, was among the referees and judges.

1938/James Tate McGinty/../../../Post Office Directory

In 1939 at 5 India Street, Aldgate, City Of London
James T McGinty, Licensed Victualler, born 05 Jul 1876
Bertha B McGinty, Licensed Victualler, born 09 Aug 1879
Idris R Howells, Chemist Traveller, born 26 Apr 1903

Mr James Tait McGinty moves on to the Beauclerk Arms, Winchfield, Hampshire for the next ten years of his life. He spent sixteen years here at the Grapes.

[Aldershot News 01 December 1950
Winchfield has lost a notable character by the death on Monday of Mr James Tait McGinty, aged 75, Licensee of The Beauclerk Arms for the past 10 and a half years.
Mr McGinty, who died a week after his removal to Winchfield Hospital, was very well known in the boxing world and was for many years a prominent member of the Amateur Boxing Association. He was a referee, and accompanied the British boxing team to amsterdam for the 1928 Olympic Championships. For many years he was a familiar figure at the big London and provincial boxing tournaments and he was also seen at many of the big professional meetings.
Mr McGinty had a great sense of humour, and was born at Kendal in Westmorland, and became a book finisher and leather worker.
For 16 years he was licensee of The Grapes Hotel, The Minories EC3, and it was from there that he came to Winchfield. He was a Freemason and a member of the Nore Lodge, Southend.
Mr McGinty is survived by his wife, and a son and daughter.]

Mrs Allen is here from about 1940 to 1953 according to Charringtons records of licensees.

1944/Mrs Myriam Lydia Allen/../../../Post Office Directory

From 1953 to 1965, the leessees are A V Elliott & Son Ltd according to Charringtons records of licensees.

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** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Richard Green

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