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Blue Boar, 30 Aldgate High Street, Aldgate EC3

Aldgate pub history index

This pub was present by 1685 and closed when the railways came to Aldgate in the mid 1800s. It is now demolished. **

Residents at this address.

1788/Edward Nelson / Ostler /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1802/William Bellingham / Innholder /../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1802/William Bellingham / Inn Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1802/George Thompson / Porter /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey

1803/William Bellingham / Inn Keeper /../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1804/William Bellingham / Innholder /../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1805/William Bellingham, the Blue Boar Tavern, Aldgate High street/../../Holdens Directory 

1814/William Bellingham / Inn Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

I have found my 4th great grandfather Robert Andrews was an Ostler at the Blue Board inn in 1818.
I suspect he was there from 1814 - 1818 at least, but i only have the definitive record for 1818 at this time.
He was living there with his wife Amey, and at least three children. The baptism records of two of his children, which list his occupation as Ostler and his address as the Blue Boar Inn. ***
There is a possibility, of a Jane baptised in Aldgate, to Robert and Amey, Blue Boar yard. Born 4th March 1810.
There is also a possibility of a Sarah, baptised Chelmsford, Essex 1806. If this is worth following, there is also a Robert, baptised in Chelmsford in 1799. There is a marriage in Chelmsford of Robert Andrew and Amey Smith in 1798.

Robert Andrews, aged 54 buried in St Botolph Aldgate Jan 10th 1832, living in Somerset street. This was the old name for Mansell street

1817/John Campbell / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1822/Ann Nelson, Blue Boar Inn, Aldgate High street/../../Pigot�s Directory **

1823/George Palmer / Innkeeper /../../Robson�s Directory **

1825/Geo. Palmer/../../../Pigot�s Directory **

1825/George Palmer/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1825/John Westel / Son-in-Law/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey

1832/Edward Stammers / Keeper of the Tap /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1832/John Thorogood/../../../Robsons Directory

1833-34/John Thorogood, Blue Boar Inn, 30 Aldgate High street/../../Pigots Directory 

1840/Mr Thoroughgood/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1841/John Thorogood/../../../P.O. Directory **

1842/John Thorogood/../../../Robson�s Directory **

1842/John Thorogood / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1851/Dorothy George/Beer Shop Keeper, Widow/33/Barking, Essex/Census 
1851/George George/Son/8/Aldgate, Middlesex/Census
1851/Jane M George/Daughter/7/Aldgate, Middlesex/Census
1851/Clara A George/Daughter/5/Aldgate, Middlesex/Census
1851/Charles George/Son/1/Aldgate, Middlesex/Census
1851/Maria Hart/Nursemaid, Widow/71/Barking, Essex/Census
1851/Philip Law/Lodger, Living Stable Keeper/33/North Weald, Essex/Census
1851/James Haggar/Errand Boy/16/Borough, Surrey/Census
1851/Bridget Haggarty/House Servant/21/Ireland/Census
1851/John Lee/Lodger, Coachman/33/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census

1852/Philip Law/../../../Watkin�s Directory **

1856/Philip Law/booking office & livery stables/../../Post Office Directory *
London City Press 28 September 1861 :
The Old Blue Boar, Aldgate - Another of those old coaching houses, so well known to the public of the past generations, has succumbed to the increased and still increasing wants of this vast metropolis. The Old Blue Boar has been demolished, and a splendid building erected on its site, by Messrs Adkin and Sons, the extensive tobacco manufacturers, who have appropriated it for the purposes of their trade, with all the newest appliances of machinery &c. During the excavations, many articles of antiquity, and of interest to the antiquarian were found, proving at one time the presence of the Romans. Several amphoroe and water vessels, with funeral urns, besides Roman coins, have of late been discovered in this district.
Messrs Adkins give employment to about one hundred hands, and are among the largest contributors to the Exchequer, in the shape of duty upon this fragrant weed. We shall soon lose all of our old signs and inns. No Blue Boars, Green Dragons, or Kings Heads, to the delight of the weary traveller.


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