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Kettle Drum, 153 St George street E1W

St George in East Index

In 1843 & earlier, listed as 153 Ratcliff Highway, before renaming to St George Street; and at the junction with Denmark street.

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Residents at this address.

November 1784 - "The Kettle Drums in Ratcliff Highway" mentioned in several papers (e.g. Ipswich Journal - Saturday 27 November 1784 ), in relation to the recruitment of Sailors to fight for the Dutch against the Germans. *

July 1804 - Bankruptcy sale of the property of "John Parrott, of Ratcliff Highway, in the parish of St Georges in the East... victualler, dealer and chapman, all that messuage or tenement, and Public House, known by the sign of the Kettle Drums, situated in Ratcliff Highway, the corner of Denmark Street..." *

October 1804 - Joseph Lewis convicted of stealing bank-notes at the Old Bailey, claimed to have left some money at the Kettle Drums, in Ratcliff Highway *

1811/Thomas McDonald, victualler, 153 Ratcliff highway/../../Holdens Directory

November 1816 - Mr Daniels appeared at the Old Bailey accused of stealing an umbrella, some clothes and four pound notes from Elizabeth Belcher just after they left the Kettle Drum in Ratcliff-Highway *

1829/John Lough, Kettle Drum, 153 Ratcliff Highway/../../Robsons Directory

5 March 1831 - Mr John Lough of the Kettle Drum, Ratcliff Highway fined £100 for adulterating beer at a rate of one fourth water *

1832/John Lough, Kettle Drum, 153 Ratcliff Highway/../../Robsons Directory

1833 - Robson's London Directory - John Lough, Kettle Drum, Ratcliff Highway *

August 1834 - Mr John Lough of the Kettle Drum, Ratcliff Highway donates to the Licensed Victuallers School *

1836/John Lough, Kettle Drum, 153 Ratcliff Highway/../../Pigots Directory

April 1838 - Mary Ann Tobin appeared at the Thames Police Office, accused of passing counterfeit coins at several places including the Kettle Drum in Ratcliff Highway *

1839/John Brown/../../../Pigots Directory

1843/John Brown/../../../Kellys Directory

August 1846 - Mr J Brown of the Kettle Drum, Ratcliff Highway, donates to the national testimonial appeal for Sir Robert Peel *

August 1846 - Andrew Andrews charged with stealing a gin-glass, value 6d, from the Kettle Drum, in Ratcliff Highway - prosecutor Mr Brown, landlord *

1846 - Kelly's Directory - John Brown, Kettle Drum *

April 1848 - Thomas Shackleton "an unruly tar" charged with riotous and disorderly conduct, in the house of Mr John Brown, the Kettle Drum, Ratcliff Highway *

1848/John Brown/../../../Post Office Directory

October 1848 - Lawrence Crawley, shoemaker and fiddler, charged with wounding a police officer with a knife, was seen with the knife at the Kettle Drum. *

June 1849 - Mr Brown, landlord of the Kettle Drum, St Georges Street serves on the committee of the Licensed Victuallers' Association *

February 1851 - Thomas Davis and John Sullivan found guilty of creating a disturbance in the Kettle Drum public house in St Georges Street and assaulting various persons, including Clark, the barman *

1851/John Brown/../../../Kelly's

1851/John Brown/Licensed Victualler/37/Cornwall/Census
1851/Mary A Brown/Wife/29/Surrey/Census
1851/Richard Brown/Barman/25/Devonshire/Census
1851/James Bazey/Barman/19/Berkshire/Census
1851/Ann Brown/Visitor, Nurse/54/Rotherhithe/Census
1851/Charles Fineley/Waiter/20/Lincolnshire/Census
1851/Mary Brooks/House Servant/20/Ireland/Census

1852 - Watkins Street Directory - John Brown, Kettle Drum *

March 1856 - advert - "Wanted, a barmaid, to make herself generally useful; and a General Servant of All-work, who must be a good cook. Apply at the Kettle Drum, St George St" *

1856/William Brown/../../../Post Office Directory

December 1856 - Joseph Gage, a carpenter aged 34, charged with stealing pewter pint pots from various pubs, including from Mr Brown of the Kettle Drum, Ratcliff Highway *

6 July 1858 - license of Kettle Drum, St George Street, transferred from John Brown to Isaac Levy *

October 1858 - Isaac Levy, of the Kettle Drum, St George St, applies for a music license... which is refused *

October 1859 - Isaac Levy, of the Kettle Drum, St George St, again applies for a music license... which is refused again *

1859 - Kelly's PO Directory - Isaac Levy, Kettle Drum *

June 1864 - Mary Miller charged with stealing a silver watch from John Perfect and biting a policeman - Mr Joseph Levy, the landlord of the Kettle Drum, Ratcliff Highway gave evidence that the theft occurred in the Kettle Drum *

2 August 1867 - "On 1st inst... at the Licensed Victuallers' Asylum, Asylum Road, Old Kent Road, Mr John Lough, aged 74 years, formerly of the Kettle Drum, 153 Ratcliff Highway, which house he kept for upwards of 12 years..." *

May 1868 - Sale of "the household furniture, trade utensils, and effects, with the licenses and goodwill" of the Kettle Drum, St Georges Street, the proprietor having purchased another business *

1869/Isaac Levy/../../../Post Office Directory

August 1870 - Mr Joseph Barnett, landlord of the Kettle Drum public house in Ratcliff Highway, gives evidence in the Thames Police Court *

1871/Barnett Chapman/../../../Post Office Directory

May 1871/Chaplam Barnett, deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

May 1871/Joseph Barnett, sole executor of Chaplam Barnett, deceased, late occupier/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

16 May 1871 - license of Kettle Drum, St George Street, transferred to Joseph Barnett sole executor of the will of Chapman Barnett, deceased, the late occupier *

8th July 1876/John Davies/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

8th July 1876/Theophilus James Davies/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

December 1878 - a Norwegian Sailor, Theodore Bernstein, convicted of causing GBH to Conrad Larson in the Kettle Drum public house, St George Street*

January 1879/Theophilus James Davies/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

January 1879/Thomas Alexander Davies/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1881/Thomas A Davies/Licensed Victualler/30/Southwark, Surrey/Census
1881/Kate Davies/Wife/24/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Thomas Davies/Sn/1/London St George E/Census
1881/John Mohrnann/Barman/26/Germany/Census
1881/Charles Girling/Barman/26/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary Mingham/Barmaid/28/Swansea, Wales/Census
1881/Margaret James/Housemaid/23/Swansea, Wales/Census
1881/Mary Bush/Nursemaid/15/London, Middlesex/Census

1884/Thomas A Davies/../../../Post Office Directory

September 1889 - a case in the City of London Court - "the plaintiff, Mr Richard F Howes, of 490 Old Ford Road, sued Mr Hirst, a publican of "The Three Tuns", Great New Street, Fetter Lane, to recover wages and damages for dismissal without notice. The plaintiff was employed as a manager at the defendant's tavern, "The Kettle Drum", St Georges Street. After being there three days, the defendant summarily dismissed him. The defendant said he did so because he found him to be intoxicated, and because he discovered that he was in the habit of giving way to drink - case found for the defendant" *

1891/William Hirst/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Henry J Hirst/Licensed Victualler (Manager)/30/Stepney, London/Census
1891/Mary P Hirst/Wife/30/St George in East, London/Census
1891/Henry J Hirst/Son/8/Mile End Old Town, London/Census
1891/Walter C Hirst/Son/6/Mile End Old Town, London/Census
1891/Arthur G Hirst/Son/1/Shoreditch, London/Census
1891/Thomas Skelvin/Potman/28/St George in East, London/Census
1891/Harriet Charms/General Servant/15/St George in East, London/Census
1891/Walter Flight/Commercial Traveller/39/London/Census

1895/Thomas Howran/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Thomas Howran/../../../Post Office Directory

1900/Mrs Mary Ann Howran/../../../Post Office Directory

1905/Abraham Shanack/../../../Post Office Directory

London Evening Standard 06 June 1906
Licensing Act 1904 Notice of principal meeting to discuss by the Compensation authority on the 2nd day of July 1906.
The Kettle Drum, St George street, St George in the East, Full, Maria Martin Muller, now Maria Martin Stallard, the wife of Ernest Edward Stallard

March 1907 - compensation authority for London licenses made awards in regards to the extinction of licenses including £1,590 to the Kettle Drum, St Georges Street *

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