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Mitford Castle, 129 Cadogan Terrace, Bow E9

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The pub was present by 1864 at least and remains open. At 62 Frances Terrace, Wick Lane in 1878. It has been named Top O' The Morning since at least 1983. Later address is at 129 Cadogan Terrace ** Closed as a Pub by 2013, although possibly earlier and demolished in 2015. ***

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Mitford Castle, 129 Cadogan Terrace, Bow E9

Mitford Castle, 129 Cadogan Terrace, Bow E9

Mitford Castle [Top of the Morning ], 129 Cadogan Terrace - in December 2006

Mitford Castle [Top of the Morning ], 129 Cadogan Terrace - in December 2006

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In 1864, a Thomas Briggs was assaulted and pushed out of a train between Fenchurch Street and Hackney, and he fell onto the tracks behind the Mitford Castle pub on what is now Cadogan terrace, by the Wick Lane canal bridge. *+
He was spotted by railway workers and carried down to the Mitford Castle, and tended by (among others) the landlord James Hudson, so the pub was 'open' by that date (9th July 1864) and remained so. It is now the 'Top 'o The Morning' as you say, and has a plaque to the murder (as Briggs died shortly afterwards) on the front wall of the pub - clearly discernible on Google Earth, for instance. (Kate Colquhoun's book "Mr Briggs' Hat - Britain's First Railway Murder") *+

October 1865/Thomas Hudson/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

October 1865/Harvey Greenfield/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1866/Harvey Greenfield/../../../Middlesex Post Office Directory

1867/Harvey Greenfield/steward/../../Licensed Victuallers Association records *

1872/H Greenfield/../../../Brabner’s Hackney Directory **

1872/William Francis Stevenson/../../../P.O. Directory **

1874/Harvey Greenfield/../../../Middlesex Post Office Directory

8th July 1876/Harvey Greenfield/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

8th July 1876/Elizabeth Phillips/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

21st October 1876/Elizabeth Phillips/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

21st October 1876/Moses Piper/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1878/Moses Piper/../../../Middlesex Post Office Directory

August 1879/Maria Piper/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

August 1879/William Augustus Eykyn/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

10th January 1880/William Augustus Eykyn/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

10th January 1880/George Hillier/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1881/George Hillier/Publican/39/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ann M Hillier/Wife/40/London City Of, Middlesex/Census
1881/Albert E Hillier/Son, Publican/8/London City Of, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ada E Hillier/Daughter/6/London City Of, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ann M Hillier/Daughter/5/London City Of, Middlesex/Census
1881/George S Hillier/Son/3/London City Of, Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary R Hillier/Daughter/1/London City Of, Middlesex/Census
1881/Infant Hillier/Daughter/1 month/London City Of, Middlesex/Census
1881/Elizabeth Soury/Wifes Mother, Postmasters Wife/66/W Lavingter, Wiltshire/Census
1881/Ellen Soury/Wifes Sister, Barmaid/25/London City Of, Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary Spices/Wifes Aunt, Nurse (S M S)/71/St Albans, Hertford/Census
1881/William Thomas Spices/Wifes Nephew, Shop Boy/14/Peckham, Surrey/Census
1881/William Hooper/Servant Domestic/24/Bridgewater, Somerset/Census
1881/Sarah J Bolter/Servant Domestic/18/Sutle Chirel, Wiltshire/Census
1881/Grace Walters/Nurse/71/Shoreham, Sussex/Census

1884/George Hiller/../../../Post Office Directory *

1891/Frederick Kingwell/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Edwin Edbrooke/Licensed Victualler/50/Cutcombe, Somersetshire/Census
1891/Alfred Ransley/Cellerman & Barman/24/St George East, London/Census
1891/Harry Garlis/Potman/20/Walworth, London/Census
1891/Ellen Smith/Housekeeper, Widow/35/Poplar, London/Census
1891/Lilly Harmon/Barmaid/28/Hackney, London/Census
1891/Mary Callaghan/Barmaid/26/Gosport, Hants/Census
1891/Louisa Owen/Barmaid/27/Buckingham/Census
1891/Eliza Jones/Domestic Servant/53/Marylebone, London/Census

1896/Francis Collingwood/../../../Kelly's Directory *

1899/Alfred Pollard/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Charles Newman/Licensed Victualler/35/../Census
1901/Mabel Newman/Wife/34/../Census
1901/_ Newman/Daughter/9/London/Census
1901/Marjory Newman/Daughter/7/London/Census
1901/Mabel Newman/Daughter/7/London/Census

1906/John Peter Wahlers/../../../Post Office Directory *

1910/Richard Moore/../../../Post Office Directory *

1915/Richard Moore/../../../Post Office Directory

The 1921 census at 129, Cadogan Terrace, Victoria Park, Poplar
Richard Thomas Valentine Moore, Licensed Victualler Manager, Mr K Moore Employer, aged 39 years 4 months, and born in Camberwell, London
Beatrice Edith Sedgwick, Visitor, Shop Keeper, Widow, aged 37 years 11 months, and born in Whitechapel, London
William Richard Sedgwick, Visitor, aged 3 years 9 months, and born in Old Ford, London
Ivy Jane Louise Sedgwick, Visitor, aged 1 years 11 months, and born in Worthing, Sussex
Gladys Susan May Austin, Visitor, aged 14 years 9 months, and born in Worthing, Sussex
Gladys Emily Newman, Bar Maid, Mr Moore, aged 18 years 6 months, and born in Old Ford, London
Nina Chittenden, Cook, Mr Moore, aged 49 years 11 months, and born in Weston Super Mare, Somerset

1934/Robert F. Reilly/../../../Post Office Directory *

1934 - 1941/Reilly/../../../Freeholf

1938/Rt F Reilly/../../../Post Office Directory

In 1939 at Mitford Castle Public House, 129 Cadogan Terrace,
Robert F Reilly, Licensed Victualler, born 06 Mar 1879
Beatrice E Reilly, Unpaid Domestic Duties, born 28 Jan 1884
Ivy J L Sidgwick, Hairdresser, born 26 Jun 1919
Mary (Rita) Borns, Domestic Servant, born 17 Mar 1919

1940/Robert F. Reilly/../../../Post Office Directory *

1942/Mrs Reilly/../../../Freeholf

1943/Mrs Goodwin/../../../Freeholf

1944/Mrs Beatrice E. Reilly/../../../Post Office Directory *

1944 - 1957/G Young/../../../Freeholf

1958 - 1967/G A Harmon/../../../Freeholf

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