Crown & Dolphin, 10 Stepney High Street, Mile End E1

Mile End Pubs history

Crown & Dolphin, 10 Stepney High Street, Mile End - landlord Hedger

Crown & Dolphin, 10 Stepney High Street, Mile End - landlord Hedger

We think the chap on the right in waistcoat and bow tie is Henry Hedger.

Andrew Taylor

It was destroyed during World War II and not rebuilt. **
Recorded is an V2 rocket strike on the corner of St Dunstan's churchyard opposite the pub on 4/1/1945.
The whole of that side of Stepney High Street is now occupied by the Stepney City Farm. ***

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Residents at this address.

1770/William Phipps/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1770/Ann Phipps / Wife /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey
1770/Elizabeth Lappington / Servant /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey

1796/William Prior / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1839/Maria Pottinger /../../../Pigot's Directory **

1842/M Pottenger/../../../Robsons Directory **

1844/M Pettinger/../../../Thompsons Directory **

1856/Mrs M Pottinger/../../../Post Office Directory

March 1862/Maria Pottinger/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

March 1862/William House/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1863/William House / Landlord /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1863/Maria House / Wife /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey

July 1864/William Rouse/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

July 1864/Walter Evan Davis/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

November 1865/Walter Evan Davis/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

November 1865/Susannah Watson/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

29th September 1866/Susannah Watson/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

29th September 1866/Robert Ebenezer Prevost/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1869/Robert E Prevost/../../../Post Office Directory

1869/Robert Ebenezer Prevost / Licensed Victualler, bankrupt /../../London Gazette, 28 May 1869 **

July 1869/James George Prevost, creditors assignee of Robert Ebenezer Prevost/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era

July 1869/John Pritchard/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era

1874/J Pritchard/../../../H.D. Miles London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers' Directory **

January 1874/John Pritchard/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

January 1874/Edward Richard Lepware/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

8th July 1876/Edward Richard Lessware, late occupier/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

8th July 1876/Mary Lessware, adminstratrix/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

12th May 1877/Charles Preston/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

12th May 1877/John Underwood/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

October 1877/Henry John Underwood/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

October 1877/Horatio Albert Dyer/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1879/Horatio Albert Dyer/../../../P.O. Directory **

May 1879/H A Dyer/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

May 1879/George Wilby/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1882/Edgar Neithorpe/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Robert Chetman/../../../Business Directory of London **

1884/James Terry/../../../Post Office Directory

Millicent Terry, aged 6 in 1891 (my Grandmother); was born in the Crown and Dolphin, Stepney; and was at the Green Dragon, Bermondsey Street by 1901. She later had the Parrs Head, Camden town for 47 years with my Grandfather John Carnaby. I was born at the Parrs Head. My Grandfather first owned (1920's) jointly the Carlton Tavern in Carlton Vale, with his brother in law, Tom Terry. *

1891/Walter Marriott/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/Tom Dan Chapman/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/William Lable/../../../Post Office Directory **

1899/William Lable / Licensed Victualler /../../London Gazette, 11 April 1899 **

1900/Frederick Glanister/../../../Post Office Directory **

1901/Frederick Glenister/Licensed Victualler/37/Richmond, Surrey/Census
1901/Mrs Sable/Manageress/37/Old Kent Road, London/Census
1901/Ethel Sable/Visitor/12/Bermondsey, London/Census
1901/Arthur Sable/Visitor/10/Bermondsey, London/Census
1901/G Pass/Visitor/41/Old Kent Road, London/Census
1901/J Pass/Visitor/28/Wandsworth, London/Census
1901/W Pass/Visitor/4/Camberwell, London/Census
1901/John McDermid/Barman/36/Scotland/Census

George Evans (1860-1924) was an Undertaker, living and working at 15 High Street, Stepney, just a couple of doors away from the Crown and Dolphin.
His family had very close marital connections with the Pass, Terry and Carnaby families, all publicans. Most of the of the above families were buried by Evans Undertakers in Manor Park, Cemetery. *

When he married in 1895, was Licensed Victualler of the King of Prussia, Garth Street, Shadwell. In 1901 to 1902 he was the "Beer House Keeper" at the Royal Arms, 1 Rollo Street, Battersea. 1904-1907 he had the Crown and Dolphin, 10 Stepney High Street. 1908 to at least 1914, he was the "Beer House Keeper" at the Duke of Richmond, 135 Earls Court Road. *

1924 George Evan died at the White Horse, 48 White Horse Road, E1, owned by his Sister in Law, Selina Godier (nee Pass and nee Evans). Also Probate to
Selina, effects £222-18s. *

1904/George Evans/../../../Post Office Directory **

1905/George Evans/../../../Post Office Directory **

My great grandparents Henry and Sophia Hedger had the Crown and Dolphin in Stepney High Street from around 1910. After Henry's death in 1920, Sophia ran the pub, later with her son Reg.
When Reg was called up in WW2, they gave up the pub, and moved to Ilford to live with her daughter Eva (my grandmother) and family. The pub was bomb damaged later in the war, I don't know exactly when, and obviously many bombs fell in the area, but the website documents a V2 rocket strike on the corner of St Dunstan's churchyard opposite the pub on 4/1/1945.
The whole of that side of Stepney High Street is now occupied by the Stepney City Farm. ***

1911/Henry Hedger/Licensed Victualler/48/Hoxton, London/Census
1911/Sophia Jane Hedger/Wife/42/Whitechapel, London/Census
1911/Henry Thomas Hedger/Son, Vellum Printer/21/Hoxton, London/Census
1911/Elizabeth Hedger/Daughter, Assistant/18/Hackney, London/Census
1911/Evaline Hedger/Daughter/10/East Ham, Essex/Census
1911/Elsie Hedger/Daughter/8/East Ham, Essex/Census
1911/Reginald Hedger/Son/7/East Ham, Essex/Census
1911/Hilda Hedger/Daughter/5/East Ham, Essex/Census
1911/Charlotte Lamb/Servant/27/Limehouse, London/Census

1912/Henry Hedger/../../../Post Office Directory **

1921/Henry Hedger/../../../Post Office Directory **

1920/Henry Hedger of the Crown and Dolphin High Street Stepney Middlesex died 10 November 1920 Probate London 9 December to Sophia Jane Hedger widow. Effects £1465 5s 2d/Probate

In 1921 census at 12 High Street, Stepney, Mile End Old Town,
Sophia Jane Hedger, Licensed Victualler, Widow, aged 53 years 6 months and born in Whitechapel, London, the Employer
Elizabeth S A Hedger, Daughter, Clerk For Government, Ministry Pensions, aged 28 years 9 months and born in Hackney, London
Evaline Hedger, Daughter, Machinist Shirt, aged 20 years 6 months and born in East Ham, Essex
Elsie Hedger, Daughter, Clerk, Wrights Assisting Agents, aged 19 years and born in East Ham, Essex
Reginald Hedge, Son, aged 17 years 6 months and born in East Ham, Essex
Hilda Hedger, Daughter, aged 16 years and born in East Ham, Essex
Dorris Hedger, Daughter, aged 9 years 9 months and born in Stepney, London

1932/Mrs Sophia Jane Hedger/../../../Post Office Directory **

1934/Mrs Sophia Jane Hedger/../../../Post Office Directory **

In 1939 at 10 Stepney High Street, Stepney are
Sophia J Hedger, Beer-Wines-&-Spirit (Licensed-Victualler) Widowed, born 06 Dec 1867
Elizabeth S A Hedger, Book-Keeper Cashier, born 23 Sep 1892
Doris Brook (Hedger), Book-Keeping-Machine-Opera, born 26 Sep 1911
Reginald Hedger, Beer-Wines-&-Spirits Licensed-Victuallars-Manager, born 08 Dec 1903
Ada M Hedger, Domestic Duties, born 26 Feb 1903FemaleUnpaid

1944/Albert A Graham/../../../Post Office Directory

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