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Czars Head, 48 Great Tower Street, All Hallows Barking, City of London EC3

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The Czars Head was present by 1816. **
The Czars Head, Great Tower Street, was also known as The Czar of Muscovy, the pub was named after Czar Peter The Great (1682-1721) who, legend has it, drank in an earlier pub on this site when he was learning shipbuilding at Deptford in 1698.
The pub was destroyed in an air raid on the night of 29.12.1940. *+

The site of the Czars Head, Great Tower Street in 1948. Property of Taylor Walker & Co, The Brewery, Limehouse E14.

The site of the Czars Head, Great Tower Street in 1948. Property of Taylor Walker & Co, The Brewery, Limehouse E14.

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Residents at this address

1816/William Brewer / Victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1839/Richard Willoughby/../../../Pigots Directory

1841/Henry Stephen Fairn/../../../P.O. Directory **

1842/S H Fairn/../../../Robsons Directory

1844/Joseph Buckley/../../../Thompson’s Directory **

1851/John Dence/../../../Kelly’s Directory **

1851/John Dence/Licensed Victualler/41/Sheldwich, Kent/Census
1851/Sarah Dence/Wife/37/Streatham, Surrey/Census
1851/Maria May/Sister in Law, Widow/34/Streatham, Surrey/Census
1851/Maria E May/Daughter/7/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1851/Charlotte May/Daughter/4/Holborn, Middlesex/Census
1851/Emma Newman/Visitor/27/Streatham, Surrey/Census
1851/Joseph Geary/Potman/35/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1851/William Sayer/Lodger, Stoker/43/Rochester, Kent/Census
1851/Thomas Harris/Lodger, Corn Meter/37/London/Census
1851/William English/Lodger, Tailor/37/Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire/Census
1851/William Dellow/Lodger, Miller/38/Barley, Hertfordshire/Census

1852/John Dence/../../../Watkins Directory **

1856/John Dence/../../../Post Office Directory

July 1859/E J Dibbs/Outgoing Licensee/../../London City Press

July 1859/R Green/Incoming Licensee/../../London City Press

1860/Robert Green/../../../P.O. Directory **

Morning Advertiser 20 February 1860 - Transfer of Licences
Czars Head, Great Tower street, Solomon John Dibbs to Thomas Smyth

Annie Everett , although she was apparently also known by her maiden name, Annie Deeley. She may have held that license for only a short time, as in the 1871 census she has disappeared from the census and her father, Thomas Deeley, who was her barman, is now a "retired publican" and living in Lambeth. Annie married a young man named Joseph Frith Everett (who is my distant ancestor) in 1846 at St. John The Evangelist, Waterloo, Surrey. In 1851 they were living in Soutwark and JFE was a printing press maker. However, shortly thereafter he took bankruptcy and those documents list him as a hydraulic engineer or a pewterer. In 1857 he went to Australia, where in 1866 he himself applied for a pub license in Victoria. I don't know if he ever ran the pub. He died in 1868. Much later in 1891, his cousin, who was my great-grandfather probated his estate and listed him as a widower. ***

1861/Annie Everett/Victualler, Widow/33/Banbury, Oxfordshire/Census ***
1861/Thomas Deeley/Father, Barman/68/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1861/Harriett Hamilton/Visitor/26/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1861/William Piarce/House Servant/28/Dublin, Irelan/Census
1861/George Spellesey/Potman/38/East Retford, Wiltshire/Census
1861/John Regest/Boarder, Engine Smith/28/City of London/Census
1861/Robert Rainet/Lodger, Seaman/58/Catfield, Norfolk/Census

1862/Mrs A Everlett/../../../Post Office Directory

1864/T H Newstead/../../../Post Office Directory

1869/Hr W Green/../../../Post Office Directory

October 1870/H W Green/Outgoing Licensee/../../London City Press

October 1870/R  Gosheron/Incoming Licensee/../../London City Press

Prior to 1871, Robert Gosheron can be found at the Thistle & Crown, Wapping **

1871/Robert Gosheron/Licensed Victualler/38/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1871/Elizabeth Gosheron/Wife/32/Ireland/Census
1871/Robert Gosheron/Son/12/Wapping, Middlesex/Census
1871/John Gosheron/Son/3/Wapping, Middlesex/Census
1871/Francis Gosheron/Son/1/Ratcliff, Middlesex/Census
1871/Elizabeth Gosheron/Daughter/5/Wapping, Middlesex/Census
1871/Charlotte Colier/Servant/18/Wapping, Middlesex/Census
1871/Jane Smith/Servant/17/Aldgate, Middlesex/Census
1871/Emily Branston/Servant/18/Wapping, Middlesex/Census
1871/William Ambrose/Potman/38/Suffolk/Census

1876/Robert Gosheron/../../../P.O. Directory **

By 1881, Robert Gosheron is at the Britannia, Bow Common Lane **

1880/John Stanley/../../../P.O. Directory **

1881/George Liscoe/Public House Manager, Widow/61/Beckenham, Kent/Census
1881/William Liscoe/Son, Lighterman/27/Horsleydown, Surrey/Census
1881/Hannah Liscoe/Daughter, Barmaid/23/London City , Middlesex/Census
1881/Surabah L S Liscoe/Daughter, Barmaid/19/Horsleydown, Surrey/Census
1881/Mary A Foot/General Servant/14/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census

1882/George Richard Cheeseman/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/George Richard Cheeseman/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Alfred Charles Langford/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Alf Cl Langford/Licensed Victualler/33/City, London/Census
1891/Florence Langford/Wife/24/Oxford Street, London/Census
1891/Chas Alf Langford/Son/7/Hackney, London/Census
1891/Ethel F Langford/Daughter/5/South Row, London/Census
1891/Minnie B Langford/Daughter/3/Clapton, London/Census
1891/William Thos Langford/Father, Cook/67/St Pancras, London/Census
1891/Maria Drake/Sister in Law, Barmaid/22/Kennington, London/Census

1894/A C Langford/../../../City of London Directory **

1895/Alfred Charles Langford/../../../Post Office Directory *

1899/John Joseph Burnett/../../../Post Office Directory

1900/John Joseph Burnett/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/William Henry Burden/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/William Henry Burden/Licensed Victualler, Widow/59/London/Census
1901/Ada Ethel Burden/Daughter, Barmaid/16/Leyton, Essex/Census
1901/Emily Wares/Cook, Widow/59/Bournemouth/Census
1901/Sophie McCormac/Barmaid/21/Kent/Census

1902/Miss Marie Agnes Higgins/../../../P.O. Directory **

1910/Alfred James Harrison/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Ethel Beatrice Huline/Licensed Victualler, Widow/31/Stoke Newington/Census
1911/Mary Kathleen Cooper/Barmaid/28/Basingstoke/Census
1911/Claud Whybrow/Barman/20/Colchester/Census
1911/Florence Price/Servant/30/Brixton/Census

1915/Sidney Herbert Weeks/../../../Post Office Directory *

1920/Edmund Ludovic Cartier/../../../Electoral Register
1920/Hannah Elizabeth Cartier/../../../Electoral Register

1921/Edmund L Cartier/../../../Post Office Directory

In 1921 census at 48 Great Tower Street, City of London, London & Middlesex
Edward L Cartier, Licensed Victualler, aged 35 years 1 month, and born in Kentish Town, London, employer
Hannah E Cartier, Wife, Licensed Victualler, aged 38 years 9 months, and born in Walthamstow, Essex , employer
Lily May Geeves, Barmaid, Carter Czars Head, Great Tower Street, aged 20 years 11 months, and born in Walthamstow, Essex
Gennett E Bowman, Barmaid, Carter Czars Head, Great Tower Street, aged 36 years and born in London

1925/Edmund Ludovic Cartier/../../../Electoral Register
1925/Hannah Elizabeth Cartier/../../../Electoral Register

1926/Edmund Ludovic Cartier/../../../P.O. Directory **

1926/Edmund Ludovic Cartier/../../../Electoral Register
1926/Hannah Elizabeth Cartier/../../../Electoral Register


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