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East India House, 96 Maryland Road, Stratford

Stratford Index

The address is sometimes given as Falmouth Street, is 72 Maryland Road in the 1878 Directory, and is 8 East India Terrace in the 1861 census. *

History of Stratford & West Ham

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1861/Joseph Cropper/Carpenter & Beer House Keeper/51/Bury, Lancashire/Census
1861/Rachel Cropper/Wife/56/Blackburn, Lancashire/Census
1861/Sarah E. Cropper/Daughter/24/Hatfield, Hertfordshire/Census
1861/Josephine Cropper/Daughter/23/Claycross, Derbyshire/Census

1862/Joseph Cropper/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1867/Joseph Cropper/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1871/Mrs Sarah Ellen Cropper/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

13/9/1872/Miss Sarah Ellen Cropper/Beer Retailer/../../Petty Sessions

1874/Miss Sarah Ellen Cropper/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1878/Miss Sarah Ellen Cropper/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1882/Miss Sarah Ellen Cropper/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

23/2/1884/Charles Bowen/Beer Retailer/../../Petty Sessions

1886/Charles Bowen/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1896/Charles Bowen/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1902/John Scott/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1906/John Scott/beer retailer/../../Kelly's Directory *

1911/John Scott/Barhouse Keeper/57/Stratford, Essex/Census
1911/James Scott/Brother, Barman/51/Stratford, Essex/Census
1911/Francis Mary Scott/Sister in Law, Housekeeper/43/Kippax, Yorkshire/Census
1911/Hannah Scott/Niece/14/Leeds, Yorkshire/Census
1911/Eleanor Scott/Niece/13/Leeds, Yorkshire/Census

1912/John Scott/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

My mum lived here during the WW1 with her parents and sister (Hannah), indeed mum told us how they were at the Variety Theatre (watching musical artist Dan Leno) when half way through his performance, the curtains were closed and an announcement was made for everyone to go home immediately as the Zeppelin was flying up the Thames with gun firing and small bombs (grenades) being dropped. Mum said that she and her sister raced home, hearing the droning of the airship's (five-valve Maybach I believe) engines droning in the background. She told us a local farmer was firing his shotgun at it - though hopelessly out of range.
Mum also told us that the East India House organised a trip to Cuffley (Potters Bar area, I believe) quite soon after to see the first Zeppelin's burned out shell, days after Leafy Robinson( Canadian airman) shot it down - winning the DFC, I believe.
Mum (Eleanor Jones -nee Scott) lived to be nearly 95. with us just a few miles from Cannock, Staffs where the five Zeppelin crews bodies are interred in the German war-grave cemetery.
She enjoyed life at East India House very much, apart from falling down the cellar steps which stopped her going to school for three formative years. Although born at Holbeck in Leeds she always liked to be thought of as a Londoner.
She married my father , a Leeds Pal volunteer of the Somme & Ypres and lived in Birmingham area together for 43 years. ***

1914/James Scott/beer retailer/../../Kelly's Directory *

1917/James Scott/beer retailer/../../Kelly's Directory *

1922/G Scott/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

* Provided by Ewan

*** Provided by Ron Jones

And Last updated on: Wednesday, 03-Jul-2019 18:34:33 BST