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Blakeneys Head, 143 High Street, Poplar E14

A tavern from at least 1716 under the name 'The Sarah Galley'  - name change by 1758; rebuilt in 1899, altered in 1939 and irreparably damaged due to WWII bombing ***

At 217 Poplar High Street before 1871 and renumbering

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Blakeneys Head, 143 High Street, Poplar - circa 1965

Blakeneys Head, 143 High Street, Poplar - circa 1965

Kindly provided by Peter Herring

Residents at this address

1810/Moore / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1814/William Moore / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1823/James Watts / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1827/James Watts / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1828/James Watts / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1829/James Watts / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1831/James Watts / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1833-34/James Watts/../../../Pigots Directory

1833/William James Davis / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1835/Wm. Davis/../../../Robson’s Directory **

1842/W J Davis/../../../Robson’s Directory **

1851/William Jas Daviss/Beer Retailer/../../Kellys Directory

1851/William Jas Daviss/Victualler/45/Middlesex/Census
1851/Jane Daviss/Wife/45/Middlesex/Census
1851/Anetta Daviss/Daughter/24/Middlesex/Census
1851/Jane Canfield/Servant/21/Middlesex/Census
1851/George Baker/Servant/19/Middlesex/Census

1856/Rd Seaton/../../../Post Office Directory

William Watcham [at 7 Ida Street, Poplar] is my gt gt grandfather through his son Harry Stephen Watcham who married Anne Eugenie Gibbs, the daughter of James Frederick Gibbs the licensee of The Blakeneys Head High Street Poplar. I therefore have the distinction of two gt gt grandfathers as publicans in Victorian Poplar. ***

1861/James F Gibbs/Victualler/30/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1861/Mary Gibbs/Wife/28/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1861/Henry Gibbs/Son/8/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1861/Emma M Gibbs/Daughter/7/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1861/Anne Gibbs/Daughter/5/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1861/Hannah Gibbs/Daughter/2/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1861/Alfred Gibbs/Son/6 months/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1861/William Bullon/Potman/17/Norfolk/Census
1861/Sarah Kalard?/Servant/17/Bristol/Census

1862/Jas. Fredk. Gibbs/../../../P.O. Directory **

1866/J F Gibbs/../../../P.O. Directory **

1869/J F Gibbs/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/James F Gibbs/Publican/40/Poplar/Census
1871/Mary Gibbs/Wife/39/Poplar/Census
1871/Henry Gibbs/Son, Cabinet Maker/18/Poplar/Census
1871/Emma Gibbs/Daughter, Assistant/17/Poplar/Census
1871/Annie Gibbs/Daughter/14/Poplar/Census
1871/Harriett Gibbs/Daughter/12/Poplar/Census
1871/Alfred Gibbs/Son/10/Poplar/Census
1871/Alice Gibbs/Daughter/8/Poplar/Census
1871/William Gibbs/Son/5/Poplar/Census
1871/Edward Gibbs/Son/1/Poplar/Census
1871/John Lake/Grandfather, Widow, Cow Keeper/78/Poplar/Census

It appears that James F Gibbs moves to the Spread Eagle, Kingsland road in November 1871.

23rd November 1872/Alfred Newton Gibbs/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

23rd November 1872/Thomas North/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1876/Thomas North/../../../Post Office Directory

July 1877/Sarah North/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

July 1877/Francis Hammett North/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1881/Frances North/Licensed Victualler/37/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1881/Jessie Amelia North/Wife/30/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1881/Jessie Amelia North/Daughter/14/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1881/John Angell North/Son/12/Plaistow, Essex/Census
1881/Hellena Harriet North/Daughter/10/Bromley, Middlesex/Census
1881/Charlotte North/Daughter/8/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1881/Charles George North/Son/3/../Census

1874/G North/../../../H.D. Miles London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers' Directory **

1882/Frances Hammett North/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Frances North/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Frances Hammett North/../../../Post Office Directory

1886/Francis North/../../../Business Directory of London **

1891/Frances Hammett North/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Frances North/Licensed Victualler/47/Poplar, London/Census
1891/Jessie North/Wife, Assistant/46/Poplar, London/Census
1891/John North/Son, Coppersmiths Labourer/22/Poplar, London/Census
1891/Charlotte North/Daughter/18/Poplar, London/Census
1891/Charles North/Son/13/Poplar, London/Census
1891/William North/Son/8/Poplar, London/Census

1895/Frances Hammett North/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Frances Hammett/../../../Missing Ancestors Website **

1901/Francis H North/Licensed Victualler/58/Poplar, London/Census
1901/Jessie A North/Wife/57/Poplar, London/Census
1901/Charles G North/Son, Barman/23/Poplar, London/Census
1901/William A North/Son, Cycle Maker/18/Poplar, London/Census
1901/William G Richardson/Boarder, General Labourer/19/Poplar, London/Census

1906/Francis H North/../../../Morris Business Directory of London **

1910/Frances Hammett North/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Frances Hammett North/Licensed Victualler/67/Poplar, London E/Census
1911/Jessie Amelia North/Wife, Assistant/66/Poplar, London E/Census
1911/John Angell North/Son, Assistant/42/Poplar, London E/Census

1915/John Angel North/../../../Post Office Directory

1932/John Angel North/../../../Electoral register
1932/Bertha Sarah North/../../../Electoral register

1934/John A North/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/Sidney G Malden/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Sidney G Malden/../../../Post Office Directory

1956/John W Kirby/../../BT Telephone Directory [EASt 1333] ***

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** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Survey of London - Athlone Press 1944

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