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Jolly Tanners, 3 Rothsay street, Tower Bridge road, Bermondsey SE1 4UD

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Existed from at least 1851, when the address is Alice Street, and prior to street renaming. The address is Queen Street in the 1871 census, only. By 1921 it is at 3 Rothsay Street. *

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On the 8th August 1846, Thomas Lewis Green, a fishmonger, widowed of full age marries Rebecca Workman at Southwark St Saviours.

1851/Thomas L Green/Licensed Victualler/29/Deptford, Kent/Census
1851/Rebecca Green/Wife/33/Woodford, Gloucestershire/Census
1851/Edward Green/Son/1/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1851/Rebecca Green/Daughter/2 months/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1851/Fanny Sale/House Servant/13/Newington, Surrey/Census

1861/Thomas L Green/Licensed Victualler/39/Deptford, Kent/Census
1861/Rebecca Green/Wife/44/Woodford, Gloucestershire/Census
1861/George Ellison/Potman/20/Broadish, Norfolk/Census

1864/Thomas Lewis Green/../../../Post Office Directory

1867/Thomas Lewis Green/../../../Post Office Directory

1869/Thomas Lewis Green/../../../Post Office Directory *

March 1869/Thomas Lewis Green, deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

March 1869/James Joseph Green and William Henry, executors of Thomas Lewis Green, late occupier/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

In the 1871 Census, the landlady, Amelia STACEY, was born Amelia FLATTELY in Haltwhistle, Northumberland, in early 1841 and was baptised at the parish church there on 16 May 1841. Also in the 1871 household was Letitia FLATTELY, her sister. Amelia married John STACEY on 14 June 1865 at Waltham Abbey, Essex.
Their father, Patrick Flattely, was an Excise Officer and, I suppose, would have spent a lot of his time in pubs, hence establishing the family connection.
On 07 November 1878, Letitia Flattely married Johann Ludwig REHM, a naturalised British citizen born in Pfullingen, Württemberg, Germany around 1830. He was also a licensed victualler, and landlord of the Horseshoe , Tower Bridge road, Bermondsey in 1881.
Another of the FLATTELY sisters, Mary, married William Frederick HIGTON, another Excise Officer, on 16 December 1856 at Newington St Mary's. **
I suspect there is a line of research on the interplay between excise officers and licensed victuallers, and another on how and why excise officers were moved around the country quite frequently. I suspect it was to stop them getting too cosy with the licensees! **

1871/John Stacey/Licensed Victualler/30/Tooting Surrey/Census  ***
1871/Amelia Stacey/Wife/36/Birthplace unknown/Census
1871/John F Stacey/Son/3/Bermondsey Surrey/Census
1871/Amelia Stacey/Daughter/5 months/Birthplace unknown/Census
1871/Letitia Flatteley/Sister/37/Scotland/Census
1871/Mary A Kelly/Servant Gen/43/Hoxton London/Census
1871/George Richard/Servant to Lic Vict/19/Norfolk/Census

1874/John Stacey/../../../Post Office Directory

1875/John Stacey/../../../Post Office Directory

1877/John Stacey, Jolly Tanners, Queen street, Bermondsey New road/../../Post Office Directory

1881/Henry Robert Cole/Manager to Licensed Victualler/36/Peckham, Surrey/Census
1881/Lizzie Cordelia Cole/Wife/21/Camberwell, Surrey/Census
1881/Eliza Smith/Housekeeper, Widow/70/Wapping, Middlesex/Census

1882/William Thomas Clarke/../../../Post Office Directory *

1884/William T Clarke/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/James Piper/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/George William Hunter/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Sydney Tilbury/../../../Post Office Directory

Joseph Whitelam is at the Alliance, 260 Sumner road, Peckham in 1901, and the Prince of Wales, 196 Prince Regents lane, Canning Town E16 in 1911.

1915/Joseph Whitelam/../../../Post Office Directory

3 Rothsay street :
1921/R. O. Stephenson/../../../Post Office Directory *

In 1921 census at 1 Alice Street, Bermondsey
Ralph Oscar Stephenson, Licensed Victualler aged 31 years 6 months and born in Dalston, London
Mary Georgina Stephenson, Wife, Barmaid Ralph Oscar Stepenson aged 33 years 7 months and born in St Pancras, London
Gerald John Stephenson, Nephew, Engine Cleaner L B S C Railway aged 19 years 2 months and born in DWestminster, London
Ronald Fitzgerald, Nephew, Bar Boy to Ralph Oscar Stephenson aged 15 years 6 months and born in DWestminster, London

1923/Arthur James Camp/Jolly Tanners/../../Electoral Register
1923/Harry Sydney Camp/../../../Electoral Register

The Jolly Tanners, on the corner of Rothsay Street and Alice Street, we think mid to late twenties.

The Jolly Tanners, on the corner of Rothsay Street and Alice Street, we think mid to late twenties.

My wife's mother and grandmother are in the assembly. Grannie Miller lived in the Meakin Estate across the road (handy!)

Kindly provided by Roy Parker

The Jolly Tanners again, on the corner of Rothsay Street and Alice Street, we think mid to late twenties.

The Jolly Tanners again, on the corner of Rothsay Street and Alice Street, we think mid to late twenties.

Kindly provided by Roy Parker

1938/Albert Jn Gwinnell/../../../Post Office Directory

In the 1939 electoral register at 3 Rothsay street are : Albert J Gwinnell, Publican, born 08 Mar 1882
Florence M Gwinnell, Domestic Duties, born 24 May 1890
George Gwinnell, Railway Goods Porter Trained Collier, born 03 Mar 1917
Douglas Winnell, Electric Signs & Motor Driver, born 30 Oct 1918
Ruby E Caddick (Gwinnell), Mother's Help, born 30 Jun 1920
Norman Gwinnell, Engineers Driller Light, born 29 Nov 1921
Grace FHanna (Gwinnell), Dress Makers Leaner, born 04 Feb 1925

1944/Albert Jn Gwinnell/../../../Post Office Directory

I lived at this pub in the 1950’s. My parents Jimmy and Mary Wheeler ran the pub for approximately five years. My dad was a professional Bermondsey boxer (feather weight) in the 1930’s.

1961/Jolly Tanners, 3 Rothsay street SE1/../../Pub Directory

1971/Jolly Tanners, 3 Rothsay street SE1/../../Pub Directory

1981/Jolly Tanners, 3 Rothsay street, SE1 4UD/../../Pub Directory

* Provided By Ewan

** Provided By Nick Higton - one name study

*** Provided By Bev Howlett

Provided By Mary Madden (nee Wheeler)

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