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Robin Hood, High Hill Ferry, Upper Clapton E5

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In 1851 directory and 1861 census, listed as the Ferry House. Originally at Robin Hood Hill, then at High Hill Ferry, Upper Clapton by 1896. At Villas Walk (near High Hill Ferry) in the 1871 census. The 1905 canal side postcard, which shows the Beehive, also shows the pub sign for the Robin Hood, although the pub itself is not visible. This pub closed and was demolished in 2001. ** The photograph shows a circa 1886 photo of the Robin Hood, High Hill Ferry; the pub was rebuilt circa 1890 further back and higher up the hill from the river Lea after years of flooding.

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Robin Hood, High Hill Ferry, Upper Clapton E5 - circa 1886 with landlord J W Henly

Robin Hood, High Hill Ferry, Upper Clapton E5 - circa 1886 with landlord J W Henly

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1794/Charles Turner / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1794/Thomas Davis / Waiter /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1816/William Garrand / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1816/Elizabeth Taylor / Servant /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1821/William Gerrard / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1824/George Garret / Victualler /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1825/William Garrard / Victualler /../../Property documents held at Hackney Archives Dept. **

You have my ancestor H. Watts at several pubs. When he took over the lease of Robin Hood at High Hill Ferry in 1825 he is shown as late of the Roebuck, Duke Street. St Botolph, Aldgate. ***

1825/Henry Watts / Victualler /../../Property documents held at Hackney Archives Dept. **

1826/Hen Watts/../../../Pigots Directory

1836/Henry Watt, Robin Hood (and tea gardens), High hill ferry/../../Pigot's Directory

I also have Henry Watts at the Amhurst Arms, Tower Hamlets Hackney in the 1841 Census; and in 1843 occupying premises at the Golden Fleece,  Little Knight Rider Street. His Son Alfred is also in 1849 shown as Publican in Little Knight Rider Street in 1849 on his marriage certificate.  ***

1851/Mathew Barrett/../../../Middlesex Directory

1851/Mathew Barrett/Licensed victualler/48/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census *
1851/Sarah A Barrett/Wife/40/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1851/Elizabeth Barrett/Daughter/20/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1851/Mary Ann Barratt/Daughter/13/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1851/Mathew Barratt/Son/9/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1851/Richard Barratt/Son/6/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1851/Sarah A Barratt/Daughter/4/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1851/George Collison/Waiter/22/Hoxton, Middlesex/Census
1851/Margt Riordan/Servant/20/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census

In the 1851 census, and living next door is their barmaid - Nannetta Hearn age 26 born in Dublin, Ireland and her family. *

Era 2 October 1859 - Transfer of Licenses
Robin Hood, High hill ferry, Clapton, William Barrett to James Livngston

1860/James Hunter Livingstone / Licensed Victualler /../../London Gazette, 31 August 1860 **

19th November 1860/Samuel Sturgis (assignee of James Hunter Livingstone)/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

19th November 1860/Thomas Power/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

By the Ferry Tavern, Clapton, in the 1861 Census is listed my Great Great Grandfather Gerhard Ulrich and his family. He was a boatman. *+

1861/Thomas Power/Licensed Victualler/30/Shoredicth, Middlesex/Census *+
1861/Sarah Power/Wife/30/Walworth, Surrey/Census
1861/Thomas Power/Son/9/St Lukes, Middlesex/Census
1861/Sarah Power/Daughter/7/St Lukes, Middlesex/Census
1861/Mary Power/Daughter/4/Hackney Road, Middlesex/Census
1861/George Power/Son/2/Hackney Road, Middlesex/Census
1861/Charles Power/Son/1/Hackney Road, Middlesex/Census
1861/Sarah Oliver/Domestic Servant/18/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census

1871/Walter Alexander/Licensed Victualler/28/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1871/Maria Alexander/Wife/24/Brompton, Middlesex/Census
1871/Maria Alexander/Daughter/2/Chelsea, Middlesex/Census
1871/Alfred Alexander/Nephew, Retired Grocer/20/Blackfriars, Middlesex/Census
1871/William Turner/Waiter/20/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1871/Julia Sewell/Nerse/15/Liverpool, Lancashire/Census

August 1871/Walter Alexander/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era

August 1871/Edward William Badger Carman/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era

March 1872/Edward William Badger Carman/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

March 1872/Thomas William Ashton/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1872/T W Ashton/../../../Brabner´┐Żs Hackney Directory **

1874/Thomas William Ashton /../../../Post Office Directory **

1878/J W Henley/../../../Middlesex Post Office Directory

1881/James W Henly/Licensed Victualler/54/St Hilliers, Jersey/Census
1881/Elizabeth Henly/Wife/48/Wapping, Middlesex/Census
1881/Emily A Watkins/Barmaid/22/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1881/Sylvia Ruffel/Barmaid/19/Farnham, Surrey/Census
1881/Rhoda Scaversuch/Domestic Servant/18/Chippenham, Wiltshire/Census

1891/James W Henly/Licensed Victualler/64/St Helier, Jersey/Census
1891/Elizabeth Henley/Wife/60/Wapping/Census
1891/Lousia Longhurst/Barmaid/46/London, Middlesex/Census
1891/Emma Fozard/Barmaid/18/Clapton, Middlesex/Census
1891/Kate Willson/Barmaid/16/Manchester, Lancashire/Census

1896/J W Henley/../../../Post Office Directory

1902/Henry William Clenshaw/../../../Post Office Directory

1904/William George Lee/../../../Post Office Directory

1905/William George Lee/../../../Post Office Directory

Thomas Gardner is at the Ship, 84 Anthony street, St Georges in the East in the 1901 census

1908/Thomas Gardner/../../../P.O. Suburban Directory **

1911/Thomas Gardner/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Thomas Gardner/Licensed Victualler/40/St Georges in the East, London/Census
1911/Margaret Gardner/Wife/38/St Georges in the East, London/Census
1911/Violet Gardner/Daughter/17/St Georges in the East, London/Census
1911/Albert Gardner/Son/15/St Georges in the East, London/Census
1911/Stanley Gardner/Son/13/St Georges in the East, London/Census
1911/Clarence Gardner/Son/11/St Georges in the East, London/Census
1911/Lester Gardner/Son/9/St Georges in the East, London/Census
1911/Daisey Gardner/Daughter/8/St Georges in the East, London/Census

1912/Thomas Gardner /../../../P.O. Suburban Directory **

1919/Thomas Gardner/../../../Post Office Directory

1934/Thomas A Killman/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/Mrs C L Killman/../../../Post Office Directory

In 1939 at Robin Hood, High hill, we have Catherine L Killman, Licensed Victualler, Widow, born 24 Jun 1885

1940/Mrs C L Killman/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Mrs Theresa Brown/../../../Post Office Directory

1983/../Robin Hood, High Hill Ferry E5 : Courage/../../Pub Directory

1991/../Robin Hood, High Hill Ferry E5 : Courage/../../Pub Directory

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