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1807/Fisk / Victualler /../../records of Sun Fire Office � held at Guildhall Library **

1808/Fisk / Victualler /../../records of Sun Fire Office � held at Guildhall Library **

1811/Thomas Fisk, Crown, Narrow street, Limehouse/../../Holdens Directory

1815/Samuel Armon / Lighterman & Victualler /../../records of Sun Fire Office � held at Guildhall Library **

1818/Samuel Armon / Lighterman & Victualler /../../records of Sun Fire Office � held at Guildhall Library **

1822/Thomas Williams / Victualler /../../records of Sun Fire Office � held at Guildhall Library **

This is my wish - Limehouse 13th January 1829 - to bequeath to Henrietta Kirk my wife the whole property I possess as I am now in sound mind capable of transacting business - James Kirk - as a proof of which we two undersigned have signed as witnesses hereof - G J Pedder 24 Narrow Street - John Goodwin Three Crowns East Smithfield.
On the 9th March 1830 Admon (with the Will annexed) of the Goods Chattels Credits of James Kirk late of the Crown public house Narrow Street Limehouse in the County of Middlesex Licenced Victualler deceased was granted to herewritten (in the Will written hereinto) North (Wife of William James North) formerly Kirk widow the relict & the universal legatee named in the said will, having been first sworn duly to xx xx executor. National Archives reference : Catalogue reference: PROB 11/1768/283 *

I have also been able to confirm that James Kirk's successor at The Crown was William James North, who married James Kirk's widow on 3rd January 1830 thus gaining the tenancy (or ownership, etc - married women were not permitted to own property in those days). This suggests that James Kirk probably died shortly after he wrote his Will dated 13 January 1829. *

True Sun Newspaper Archive: Friday June 21, 1833 - Page 3 :
"Middlesex Sessions -
James Collins and John Sullivan were jointly indicted for having committed the same offence as the two preceding prisoners had been charged with, but there was an aggravation of the crime in this case, for in conjunction with their having uttered base money, a quantity of the same was found on their persons.
Mary Ann Kirk stated that she was the step-daughter of William James North, who keeps the Crown public-house, in Narrow-street, Limehouse; upon the 1st of this month, the prisoner Sullivan came into the bar and called for a pint of porter, for which he offered bad shilling; she put the shilling in the till, where there was only a half-crown piece, and gave the prisoner fourpence, at the same time telling him if he would wait she would get him a silver sixpence; she then went into the tap room to ask a gentleman who was drinking there if he would accommodate her with a sixpence; while she was there the other prisoner came in.
William James North stated that he was proprietor of the Crown Public House, upon the 1st of June he saw the prisoner Collins come into his bar; he pretended to be very much intoxicated, and called for twopenny worth of rum, and took from him, as payment, a bad shilling; having told the prisoner that the shilling was a bad one, he immediately began to curse and swear most violently, and said it was a great shame to pass bad money upon poor persons, and that he had not long got it in change for a half-crown, upon this he walked out of the house up the street, and witness immediately put on his hat, took his pipe, and followed him; at the top of the street he saw the two prisoners with a third person, and heard them wrangling about the change, he then called a policeman and had them taken into custody. Upon the third person (who had contrived to escape) were found several sixpenny pieces and about four shillings worth of coppers.
Adam Weatherstone said he was a private watchman. Upon the day in question he saw the prisoners taken into custody, and heard at the place at which they were standing something fall and clink like metal, he marked the spot with chalk and afterwards found there six counterfeit shillings
A written defence from the prisoners was here read in which they both declared their innocence.
Both prisoners were found guilty, and sentenced to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for the space of six calendar months." *

1839/George Genge/../../../Pigot�s Directory **

1841/James Candlin/../../../Post Office Directory

1842/Jas. Candlin/../../../Robson�s Directory **

1843/James Candlin/../../../Kelly's

1846/Jas. Candlin/../../../P.O. Directory **

1847/Samuel Candlin / Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era, Sunday 17 January, 1847 **

1847/Joseph Candlin / Incoming Licensee /../../The Era, Sunday 17 January, 1847 **

July 1848/George Rixon/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

July 1848/Robert Thomas Candlin/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1848/R T Candlin / Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era, Sunday October 1, 1848 **

1848/James Candlin / Incoming Licensee /../../The Era, Sunday October 1, 1848 **

1848/James Candlin/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1851/James Candlin/Victualler/48/Stepney, Middlesex/Census ***
1851/Mary J. Candlin/Niece, Housekeeper/21/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1851/William Fay/Errand Boy/16/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1851/Catherine Rowell/Servant/16/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1851/Mary Jones/Visitor, Nurse/50/St Brides, Middlesex/Census

1851/James Candlin/../../../Kelly's

1856/James Candlin/../../../Post Office Directory

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