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The Turks Head, 71 Aldgate High Street, Aldgate EC3

Aldgate pub history index

Existed from at least 1801

Turks head, Aldgate High Street - licensee name Bacon over front entrance

Turks head, Aldgate High Street - licensee name Bacon over front entrance

Kindly provided by John Carnaby

Residents at this address.

June 1801/Francis Fordham/A subscription to the brave men wounded, and families of those who fell under Command of Admiral Sir John Hyde Parker, in service of their King and Country, in the Baltic and off  Copenhagen last March and April/../../Morning Post

October 1802/Mr Fordham/Natural fatality of Samuel Allsopp at the Turks Head, Aldgate Market/../../Oxford Journal

My 5th Great Grandfather Francis Mead FORDHAM who, in the first line of his Last Will and Testament dated 21st June 1806, states:
"I Francis Fordham of the Turks Head in Aldgate High Street in the Parish of Saint Botolph Aldgate in the city of London, Victualler,..........".  *

I believe he may have previously ran another hotel in the district named "the Flying Horse" in Lambeth Street, Goodmans-fields, Whitechapel in 1795. I came across that information when trolling through the Old Bailey records where he appeared prosecuting someone for theft from the hotel. *

He left his entire estate to his wife, Sarah (nee SAVORY). Their son John Savory FORDHAM, also went on to be a victualler but I am as yet to find where in the City of London although I feel it would be in the Whitechapel district.
Francis' brother Thomas was also a victualler and their father, Thomas snr, may also have been but I am yet to confirm this.  *

1811/William Osborne/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1836/Francis Purcell / Victualler /../../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1839/Mary Ann Brown/../../../Pigots Directory

1841/Samuel Powell/../../../P.O. Directory **

1842/Samuel Powell/../../../Robson�s Directory **

1848/James Henry Layel/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/James Henry Layel/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/James H Layel/Licensed Victualler employing 1 man/33/Stratford, Essex/Census
1851/Jane Layel/Wife/36/Farnham, Surrey/Census
1851/Thomas Layel/Brother, Barman/34/Stratford, Essex/Census
1851/Ann Fry/Visitor/35/Farnham, Surrey/Census
1851/Sarah Fairmin/House Servant/22/Hampshire/Census
1851/John Bumard/House Servant/20/Globe Lane, Middlesex/Census
1851/Richard Russell/House Servant/28/Leyton, Essex/Census
1851/James Farrer/Lodger, General Labourer/38/East Riding, Yorkshire/Census

1852/James Henry Layel/../../../Watkin�s Directory **

December 1851/James Henry Layel/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era

December 1851/Ferdinand Goodale/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era

1856/Ferdinand Goodale/../../../Post Office Directory

The Era 31 October 1858 - Licence transfers:
Turks Head, Aldgate High street, to Michael Goodale, executor of Ferdinand Goodale, the late occupier

1861/James E Taylor/Publican/30/St Martins, Middlesex/Census
1861/Maria D Taylor/Wife/32/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1861/Eliza Taylor/Daughter/5/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1861/Ester Taylor/Daughter/3/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1861/Sarah A Taylor/Daughter/2/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1861/David Anson/Waiter/18/St George East, Middlesex/Census
1861/Joshua Neal/Potman/39/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Julia Berry/Nursemaid/13/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Mary Stokes/General Servant/22/Lancaster/Census
1861/Frederick Summersbury/Barman/21/Lambeth, Surrey/Census

January 1862/James Elijah Taylor/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

January 1862/John William Bacon/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1866/J W Bacon/../../../P.O. Directory **

1869/J W Bacon/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/John Wm Bacon/Licensed Victualler/48/Kent Street, Boro/Census
1871/Anne Bacon/Wife/32/Essex/Census
1871/John Fred Bacon/Son/3/Aldgate, City/Census
1871/Thomas Jn Wm Cromer/Son/12/Chelsea/Census
1871/Elizabeth Clark/Mother in Law/71/Yorkshire/Census
1871/Charlotte Stewart/General Servant/23/Westminster/Census
1871/Henry Stale/Potman/21/London/Census
1871/Walter Sorrell/Barman/19/Chigwell, Essex/Census

1872/John Wm. Bacon/../../../P.O. Directory **

1878/Mrs Ann Bacon/../../../P.O. Directory **

1880/Mrs Ann Bacon/../../../P.O. Directory **

1881/Ann Bacon/Licensed Victualler, Widow/41/Aleridge, Essex/Census
1881/Thomas W Cradin/Son/22/Chelsea, Middlesex/Census
1881/John F Bacon/Son/13/Aldgate, City/Census
1881/Sarah Wright/Visitor/40/Windsor/Census
1881/Silias Sicoss/Visitor, Retired Grocer/70/Blackheath, Kent/Census
1881/Herbert J Chatfield/Barman/40/Uxbridge, Middlesex/Census

1882/Mrs Ann Bacon/../../../Post Office Directory

1883/Samuel East jun./../../../P.O. Directory **

1885/Samuel East jun./../../../P.O. Directory **

1887/Samuel East jun./../../../P.O. Directory **

* Provided By Janet Jackson

** Provided By Stephen Harris

And Last updated on: Saturday, 05-Jun-2021 17:14:18 BST