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Old Ship, 6 Beer Lane, All Hallows Barking, Tower EC3

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The Old Ship existed from at least 1773. The Ship Hotel in 1861 census. Also listed as 16 Water Lane, Great Tower Street; Address formerly 5 Beer Lane. ** The address is also given as 15 Water Lane in 1841 and 1856, prior to renumbering. *

In 1810 John Lockie plan of London describes : Water Lane, Blackfriars, as the first on the Left in Earl street from the bridge. The address in 1811 Holdens directory relates to this Ship Tavern.

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The Lodge of Peace meets at the Ship Tavern, Water lane, Tower street, London in 1773

1788/Catharine Clark/vintner and victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1805/J Barnes, wine merchant, Ship Tavern, Water lane, Thames street/../../Holdens Directory

1811/Ben Haigh, Ship Tavern, Water lane, Lower Thames street/../../Holdens Directory

1816/Benjamin Haigh/tavern keeper/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1825/Mr Rusby, Ship Tavern, Water lane, Thames street/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

Morning Advertiser 30 August 1831
Harlequin Steam Packet - Excursion for Pleasure to Southend, and land for three hours to view pier, &c and back before dark - Captain Corbin and Mr Poole (Steward), having been solicited by many families and Friends to make this select excursion, have fixed the same for Thursday, next, September 1. To prevent incovnience, the number of visitors will be limited - an early application for Tickets is therefore recommended. Tickets 6s each (Children half price), to be had of Captain Corbin, on board, and of the following Gentlemen:
Mr I Finney, Tottenham, Middlesex;
Mr Rusby, Ship Tavern, Water lane;
Mr Mount, Tower street; Mr Garland, Leadenhall market; Mr Merrell, Leadenhall market; Mr Parker, Mill lane, Tooley street;
Mr Cole, Lion and Lamb, Charles street, Horselydown;
Mr Cotton, White Swan, Deptford;
Me Eales, White Hart, Greenwich;
Mr Lutton, Salutation, Greenwich;
Mr F Sales, Woolwich;
Mr Saunders, Gloucester Arms, Kent road;
Mr Reeves, Kings Head, Stratford;
Mr Bird, Yorkshire Stingo, Paddington;
Mr Ward, Edgware road;
Mr Skearsley, Cheshire Cheese, Vinegar yard, Drury lane;
Mr Ward, Hatter, Clare street; Mr Cox, Crown street, Soho; Mr Cox, Carnaby market;
Mr Desormeaux, George and Vulture, Ratcliff highway;
Mr Clifton, Three Tuns, Jewry street;
Mr Carr, Bonner street;
Mr Mills, Barking Dog, Tabernacle walk;
Mr Kemp, Woolpack, St John street;
Mr Hurrell, City road;
Mr Waterfield, Ship and Half Moon, Woolwich;
Mr Mead, Lion and Lamb, Lewisham;
Mr Curtis, Rum Puncheon, Gravesend;
Mr Beadle, Erith;
Mr Gill, Fountain, Lower Sloane street, Chelsea;
and Mr Parsonage, 149 Old street, Goswell street;
The Vessel will leave the New Steam Packet Wharf, St Katherines, at Nine precisely.

1833-34/William Rusby, Ship Tavern, 15 Water lane, Great Tower street/../../../Pigots Directory

1841/William Rusby/../../../Post Office Directory *

1841/William Rusby/Tavern Keeper/55/../Census
1841/Ann Rusby/../57/../Census
1841/Hannah Rusby/../25//Census
1841/William Rusby/Civil Engineer Apprentice/19/Middlesex/Census
1841/Mary Rusby/../17/Middlesex/Census

1844/William Rusby/../../../Thompson’s Directory **

1852/Mrs A Rusby/../../../Watkins Directory **

1856/Mrs Ann Rusby/../../../Post Office Directory *

1858/Samuel Payne / Inn Keeper/../../Lease documents held at London Metropolitan Archives **

The Era 31 October 1858 - Licence transfers:
Old Ship, Water lane, Samuel Payne applied as the old house having been pulled down a new one had been built, but not exactly on the old site of the above. Application for transfer from old house to new house was granted.

1860/Samuel Payne/../../../P.O. Directory **

April 1861/Samuel Payne/Outgoing Licensee/../../London City Press

April 1861/Albert Milsted/Incoming Licensee/../../London City Press

1861/Albert Milsted/Victualler/35/St Pauls, Bristol/Census
1861/Mary Milsted/Wife/26/Chalford, Devon/Census
1861/Kate Milsted/Daughter/2/Stoke Deveral, Devon/Census
1861/Annie Milsted/Daughter/4 months/Stoke Deveral, Devon/Census
1861/Milley Jelley/Cook/38/Wooton, Surrey/Census
1861/Elizabeth De Cassne/Waitress/23/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1861/Blanch Hind/Waitress/19/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1861/Ann Edwards/Housemaid/26/Chudley, Devon/Census
1861/Sarah Wheeler/General Servant/21/City of London/Census
1861/Susan Cooke/Barmaid/23/City of London/Census
1861/Robert Clow/Waiter/39/Ipswich, Suffolk/Census

May 1862/Albert Milsted/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

May 1862/Thomas Frederick Harrison/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

London City Press 14 April 1866 - Transfer of Licenses
Ship Tavern, Beer lane, A Althans to S Payne

1869/Samuel Payne/16 Water lane EC & 6 Beer lane EC/../../Post Office Directory

1870/Samuel Payne / Inn Keeper //../../../Lease documents held at London Metropolitan Archives **

1871/Samuel Payne/Licensed Victualler/50/Brampton, Hunts/Census
1871/Sarah A Payne/Wife/49/Liverpool/Census
1871/Charlotte Medhurst/Barmaid/18/Shorne, Kent/Census
1871/Nellie Borah/Waitress/25/Stepney/Census

1874/Bibra, Gesine & Ernest/../../../Licensed Victualler & Hotelier Directory

February 1875/Gesine von Bibra and Ernest von Bibra/Outgoing Licensee/../../London Evening Standard

February 1875/Henry Charles Moody/Incoming Licensee/../../London Evening Standard

1880/William David Losch/../../../P.O. Directory **

1881/Priscilla Levy/Manageress Public House/46/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1881/John Levy/Son/23/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1881/Hyman Levy/Son/25/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1881/Annie Levy/Daughter/17/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1881/Sarah Levy/Daughter/15/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1881/Charles Levy/Son/14/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1881/Julia Levy/Daughter/12/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1881/Lizzie Williams/Domestic Servant/20/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census

1882/William Edward Sams/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/William E Sames/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/William Edward Sames/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/M Lydia Herbert/Manageress (Pub)/33/Blackfriars, Surrey/Census
1891/Matilda Thompson/Cook/30/Blackfriars, Surrey/Census

1894/W E Sames/../../../City of London Directory **

1895/William Edward Sames/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/William Marlow/../../../Post Office Directory

1907/Henry Laws / Licensed Victualler //../../../Lease documents held at London Metropolitan Archives **

1911/Edward Best/Licensed Victualler/52/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1911/Caroline Best/Wife, Licensed Victualler/53/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1911/Beatrice Best/Daughter, Barmaid/25/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1911/Violet Best/Daughter, Barmaid/21/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1911/Richard Hunt/Potman/24/Beer Lane, London/Census

1915/Edward Best/../../../Post Office Directory *

In 1921 census at 6 Beer Lane, City of London
Maurice Weil, Public House Manager, Mrs Lily Barnet, Employer, aged 24 years 2 months and born in Stepney, London
Sophia Weil, Wife, Public House Manageress, Employer, aged 21 years 8 months and born in Stepney, London
Ada Austin, Domestic Servant, Maurice Weil, Public House Manageress, aged 34 years 4 months and born in Poplar, London

1927/Patrick Condon/../../../Post Office Directory

1938/Mrs Emily Connelly/../../../Post Office Directory

1940/Sydney R Sayers/../../../Post Office Directory

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