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Jolly Sailor, 182 & 183 St George street E1

St George in East Index

It is the premises with H. Harris's sign above it. This pub seems to have been patronised mainly by English dock-workers. It is mentioned by Sgt. Leeson, in his autobiography entitled "Lost London" written in the 1920s. There is also an account of a visit to this pub in "The Metropolitan" magazine, for 14th. September, 1872. In 1843 listed as 182 Ratcliff Highway, before renaming to 182 St George Street.
Closed by the Compensation Authority in 1908.

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in St George In East, London - in East London.

Jolly Sailor, 182 St George Street

Jolly Sailor, 182 St George Street

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Residents at this address.

1805/William Smith, victualler, 182 Ratcliff Highway/../../Holdens Directory

1829/F Hagen, Jolly Sailor, 182 Ratcliff Highway/../../Robsons Directory

1827/William Halliburton, Jolly Sailor, 182 Ratcliffe highway/../../Pigots Directory

1832/Hagen, Jolly Sailor, 182 Ratcliff Highway/../../Robsons Directory

1833-34/Francis Hagen, Jolly Sailor, 182 Ratcliff Highway/../../Pigots Directory

1836/Francis Hagen, Jolly Sailor, 182 Ratcliff Highway/../../Pigots Directory

1839/Francis Hagen/../../../Pigots Directory

1842/George Logdon, Jolly Sailor, 182 Ratcliff Highway/../../Robsons Directory

1843/John Logdon, Jolly Sailor, 182 Ratcliff Highway/../../Kellys Directory

1846/George Logdon, Jolly Sailor, 182 Ratcliff Highway/../../Post Office Directory

1848/Henry Brand/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/Henry Brand/../../../Kelly's

1851/Henry Brand/Licensed Victualler/34/City of London/Census
1851/Mary Ann Brand/Wife/35/Ilford, Essex/Census
1851/Edward Brand/Son/7/Middlesex/Census
1851/Elizabeth Brand/Daughter/3/St Georges East, Middlesex/Census
1851/William F Brand/Son/1/St Georges East, Middlesex/Census
1851/Jane Blackhall/General Servant/28/Ringwood, Devon/Census
1851/Ann Jones/General Servant/14/St Georges East, Middlesex/Census
1851/Eliza Webb/Visitor/34/Chadwell, Essex/Census
1851/Fulham/Visitor/25/Ilford, Essex/Census

November 1854/Henry Brand, deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

November 1854/Mary Ann Brand, widow and executrix of Henry Brand/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1856/Mrs M A Brand/../../../Post Office Directory

November 1864/Georgiana Sophia Marshall/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

November 1864/Peter Lawson/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1869/Peter Lawson/../../../Post Office Directory

July 1879/P Larsen/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

July 1879/Augustus Larsen/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

The history of George Louis Gumprech *

1881/George Gumprecht/Licenced Victualler Photographer/48//Census
1881/Elizabeth Gumprecht/Wife/31/St George E, Middlesex/Census
1881/Beatrice M Gumprecht/Daughter/11/St George E, Middlesex/Census
1881/Dorathea Gumprecht/Daughter/9/St George E, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ludwig Gumprecht/Son/7/St George E, Middlesex/Census
1881/William Gumprecht/Son/1/St George E, Middlesex/Census
1881/Elisa Leahy/Barmaid/22/Southwark, Surrey/Census
1881/Mary Ohara/Barmaid/26/Scotland/Census
1881/Charlotte Sawyer/Cook/43/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Harriet Reeve/Nurse/17/Billam ?, Norfolk/Census
1881/William Branscombe/Potman (Deaf & Dumb)/34/Mile End, Middlesex/Census

1884/George G Gumprecht/../../../Post Office Directory

Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle of Saturday 01 March 1884 includes the following passage:
"make our way to the Jolly Sailor, the principle dancing house on the Highway. Well, there is nothing remarkable about the establishment, or our reception thereat... Mr Gumprecht, the landlord, comes from the inner to the outer bar, and especially welcomes my fellow cruiser. They hare met before. Mr Gumprech is Hanoverian who speaks English perfectly. Mrs. G. is English. We pass through into the dancing-hall at the back, which is on the same floor; in fact on a keel with the street. At the either end there is a bar surmounted by orchestra, and surrounding the oblong space, devoted to dancing, close the wall, there is raised platform, which provided with seats." *

The East London Observer of Saturday 16 October 1886 has:
"The Jolly Sailor" must be Jolly.
On Wednesday, at the 'Middlesex Sessions House ' Gumprecht, of the Jolly Sailor, St. George street, East, who was unable to appear on the last occasion in consequence of the death of his wife, withdrew his application for a licence for dancing, and applied for a music licence only. Witnesses were called to prove that dancing had been carried on, one of them stating that he had seen fourteen or fifteen couples dancing in a space 12ft square. (Laughter.)—The applicant, in answer to the Bench, at first declined to undertake to prohibit dancing. He had done all he could to prevent it by screwing down the tables on the floor and limiting the unoccupied apace. But it would be necessary for him to take a big stick and stand in the middle of the room. (Laughter). The sailors resorting to his house would dance. He was bound to provide them with some amusement. When songs were given the French could not understand the Dutch, as his customers were of all nationalities. He engaged men to "tumble a bit" for them, but there must be intervals. He had been compelled to re-engage a baud, for the sailors did not like an orchestrion which he had purchased for a large sum. Ultimately, it having been shown that the house was well conducted, and the applicant engaging to do his beet to prevent dancing, a licence for music was granted. *
He then moves to The Kings Oak Hotel in High Beech, Epping Forest *

1891/John Richard Taylor/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/Arthur Maylin/../../../Post Office

1899/Henry Hall/../../../Post Office

1900/Henry Hall/../../../Post Office

1901/Walter Leftwich/Licensed Victualler/35/Walworth, London/Census
1901/Mary O Leftwich/Wife/35/Richmond/Census
1901/John W Leftwich/Son/15/Walworth, London/Census
1901/Joseph S W Leftwich/Son/11/Walworth, London/Census
1901/Alfred Leftwich/Son/10/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1901/Anne E Leftwich/Daughter/7/Lambeth, London/Census
1901/Walter Leftwich/Son/4/Earlsfield/Census
1901/Florence Leftwich/Daughter/3/Earlsfield/Census
1901/Edward Leftwich/Son/3 months/London/Census
1901/Elizabeth H Knight/Barmaid/20/London/Census
1901/Ernest ?/Potman/17/Islington, London/Census

1905/Peter William Tillman/../../../Post Office

London Evening Standard 12 June 1907 - List of premises to be considered by the Compensation Authority :
The Jolly Sailor, St George street, St Georges in the East, Morris Harris

Morning Post 29 January 1908
More Lost Licences. £323,342 awarded in six hours as compensation.
Licenses ordered for extinction under the Licensing Act, 1904 were:
Jolly Sailor, St George street E £1185

* Provided by Stephen Barratt

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