Suffolk Arms, 76 Boston Street, Shoreditch E2

If you are ever in London, come visit the Purple Poets and our M.E.A. Rope stained glass windows in The Crypt (one has a little boy playing cricket in front of the Suffolk Arms pub (gone, now - roughly it stood in the grounds of the Hackney City farm). We're trying to get a street sign re-instated, if we do that, we'll aim for a pub sign as well!  (contains a link to other copyrighted photographs, including the saint Leonard cricket panel) *+

Named as the Three Cups on the 1871 census return (and numbered as 82 Boston Street). *

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Suffolk Arms, Hackney road, Shoreditch

Suffolk Arms, Hackney road, Shoreditch

Residents at this address

1839/Thomas Reed/../../../Pigots Directory

1841/Thomas Reed/../../../Post Office Directory

Andrew Motion is earlier the licensee of Alfred Head, Silver street, Mile end

1845/Andrew Motion/../../../Post Office Directory

1848/Andrew Motion/../../../Post Office Directory

1850/Andrew Motion/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/Andrew Motion/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Andrew Motion/Licensed Victualler/54/Scotland/Census
1851/Margaret Motion/Wife/50/Wales/Census
1851/Ann Motion/Daughter/25/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1851/Magdalen Motion/Daughter/23/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1851/Margaret E Motion/Daughter/10/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1851/George Motion/Son, General Merchants Clerk/21/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1851/Richard W Motion/Son, General Merchants Clerk/19/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1851/William Sergeant/Potman/25/Bethnal green, Middlesex/Census

1852/Andrew Motion/../../../Watkins Directory **

1856/Thomas Penny/../../../Post Office Directory

November 1855/Henry Penny, deceased/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era

November 1855/ to his widow and executrix, Harriet May Penny/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era

September 1857/George Sheen/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

September 1857/John William Eady/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

Mr Eady was my great great grandfather. He died in 1866 at the age of 39. There is an old family story that he became an alcoholic and lost his employment as result, dying at a young age from alcohol-related disease. He left a large and young family in poverty. No doubt that was an industrial hazard in that era. 

1861/John William Eady/Licensed Victualler/33/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Sarah Eady/Wife/32/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/William Eady/Son/13/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Sarah Ann Eady/Daughter/10/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Martha Eady/Daughter/8/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Emma Eady/Daughter/6/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Walter Eady/Son/4/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Clara Eady/Daughter/2/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1861/Louisa Newman/Servant/17/West Hackney, Middlesex/Census

May 1863/John William Eady/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

May 1863/James Towsey/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1864/James Towsey/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era, 22 May 1864 *+

1864/Thomas Taylor/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era, 22 May 1864 *+

May 1865/Thomas Taylor/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

May 1865/Joseph Howell/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1869/J Howell/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Joseph Howell/Licensed Victualler/30/Staffordshire/Census *
1871/Mary A. Howell/Wife/31/Shoreditch/Census
1871/Mary A. Howell/Sister, Assist at home/24/Staffordshire/Census
1871/Samuel Howell/Son/8/Bishopsgate/Census
1871/Lillian Howell/Son/6/Holborn/Census
1871/Joseph Howell/Son/5/Shoreditch/Census
1871/Henry W. Howell/Son/4/Shoreditch/Census
1871/Alfred E. Howell/Son/4 months/Shoreditch/Census
1871/Joseph Green/Potman/23/St Pancras/Census

1872/J Howell & Co./../../../Brabner’s Hackney Directory **

1881/Joseph Howell/Licensed Victualler/41/Stafford/Census
1881/Mary Ann Howell/Wife/42/Bishopsgate, Middlesex/Census
1881/Samuel Howell/Son/18/Bishopsgate, Middlesex/Census
1881/Lillian Howell/Daughter/16/Holborn Fetter Lane/Census
1881/Joseph Howell/Son, Temporary Clerk Civil Service/15/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1881/Henry John Howell/Son/13/v/Census
1881/Nellie Mary Howell/Daughter/8/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1881/Elsie Amy Howell/Daughter/4/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1881/Harriett Fletcher/Domestic Servant/24/Stafford/Census

1882/Joseph Howell/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Joseph Howell/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Samuel Howell & Mrs Lilian Scarnell/../../../Post Office Directory

15th August 1891/Samuel Howell and Lillian Howell/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

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

1895/Thomas Wilson/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Thomas Wilson/../../../Post Office Directory

1910/John Horman/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/David James Truett/Publican/34/St Anns, Limehouse/Census
1911/Lillie Truett/Wife/31/Glamorganshire, Wales/Census
1911/Lydia Truett/Daughter/10/Poplar, St Leonards/Census
1911/Elsie Truett/Daughter/9/Peckham, London/Census
1911/James Truett/Boarder, Widow/66/Milton Ennett, Bedfordshire/Census

1915/Francis East/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Francis East/../../../Post Office Directory *

1927/Leonard Wright/../../../Post Office Directory *

1934/William Hotson/../../../Post Office Directory *

1938/John Victor Gulliver/../../../Post Office Directory

1940/James Thomas Box/../../../Post Office Directory *

1944/William T Quinn/../../../Post Office Directory

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