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Sportsman, 47 Whiston Street, Shoreditch E2

In 1869 and earlier, the Sportsman is listed as 45 Margaret Street, Gloucester Street, Hackney Fields - comparing maps, this is the same address as Whiston Street - see in 1865. To add confusion, the 1871 address is 6 Nichols Street. The address is at 181 Whiston Road by 1940, following street renaming. *

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1839/William Sargeant/../../../Pigots Directory

Great Grandad, John Joseph Keeler, was born at 1 Heneage Street on the 7th May 1850 and we have his original certificate of the birth being recorded in the District of Mile End New Town, County of Middlesex on the 15th May. Also his Baptism Certificate dated 27th May 1850 from the Parish of Christ Church, County of Middlesex. Both documents refer to his father James as being a Licensed Victualler.

James was born in 1811 but his father was described as a Weaver on the Marriage Certificate of James to Sarah in 1844. At that time James was also described as a Weaver living in Angel Court.

They went on to have son James (born 1845); Sarah (born 1846) by this time James was recorded as the Licensed Victualler of The Sportsman, Margaret Street, Haggerston, Middlesex; Joseph (born 1847) 45 Margaret St, Haggerston; however unfortunately poor Joseph died on the 11th July 1850 of Whooping Cough but they seem to have moved to 1 Heneage Street, where James is still described as Licensed Victualler; by then John had been born. This is the Osborne Arms ***

My father in law always said that the Keelers were Hugenots who came over from France and were Silk Weavers and I have found evidence that a lot of them certainly were in that industry. ***

1846/James Keeler/../../../Birth Certificate ***

1848/James Keeler/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/John Thos Edwards/../../../Kellys Directory

July 1853/Alexander Ashcroft/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

July 1853/George Turner Coxhead/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1856/Salvey Cobbing/../../../Post Office Directory

November 1863/George Hewitt/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

November 1863/James Mann/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1869/James Mann/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/James Mann/Licensed Victualler/50/Warwickshire/Census
1871/Mary Mann/Wife/47/Staffordshire/Census
1871/Annie Mann/Daughter, Barmaid/21/Staffordshire/Census
1871/Robert Mann/Son/7/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1871/John C Cooper/Potman/31/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census

30th September 1871/James Mann/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

30th September 1871/William Lincoln/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

19th July 1873/William Lincoln/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

19th July 1873/William Newton/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

August 1874/William Newton/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

August 1874/David Mardell/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1881/David Mardell/Licensed Victualler/49/Harpenden, Hertford/Census
1881/Caroline Mardell/Wife/39/Limehouse/Census
1881/David Mardell/Son, Clerk/18/Stepney/Census
1881/Charles Mardell/Son/16/Stepney/Census
1881/Albert Mardell/Son, Clerk/14/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1881/Caroline Mardell/Daughter/13/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1881/Laura E Mardell/Daughter/11/Gravesend, Kent/Census

1882/David Mardell/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/David Mardell/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Charles Davies/../../../Post Office Directory

15th August 1891/Charles Davies/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

15th August 1891/Joseph Cane/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1895/John Selby/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Hy Lucas jun/47 Whiston Street/../../London Trade Directory

1905/James Caley/../../../London Gazette, 12 December 1905 **

1910/Arthur Westhorpe Jennings/../../../Post Office Directory

1915/George Stevens/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Mrs Minnie Eliza Stevens/../../../Post Office Directory

The 1921 census at 47, Whiston Street, Haggerston, Shoreditch
Minnie Eliza Stevens, Licensed Victualler, Widow aged 52 years 3 months, and born in Bethnal Green, London, Own Account
Mary Ann Newson, Daughter, Assistant, Mrs Stevens aged 28 years 6 months, and born in Bethnal Green, London
Bertie Newson, Son-in-law, Assistant, Mrs Stevens aged 37 years 9 months, and born in Shoreditch, London

1934/Bertie Sundy/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/Ernest Albert Cox/../../../Post Office Directory *

1940/Ernest Albert Cox/../../../Post Office Directory *

1944/Ernest Albert Cox/../../../Post Office Directory **




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** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Rita Keeler

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