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Blind Beggar, 337 Whitechapel Road, Bethnal Green London E1

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The Blind Beggar has an unique name amongst pubs, and has existed in some shape since 1654. It existed alongside the early Albion brewery until at least 1882 according to early street directory listings ; which is just noticable in the first photograph below. The present building was rebuilt in 1894. According to the East London pub guides, it was where General Booth (of the Salvation Army) gave his first sermons in 1865; and a hundred years later is linked to the East End Krays. The address formerly given as 173 Whitechapel Road, and  latterly at 337 Whitechapel Road, although this is through street renumbering. **

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Blind Beggar, Whitechapel Road - licensees Harwood & Noble

Blind Beggar, Whitechapel Road - licensees Harwood & Noble

Kindly provided by John Carnaby

The Blind Beggar, Whitechapel - Copyright bygaspo

The Blind Beggar, Whitechapel

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Blind Beggar, 337 Whitechapel Road, E1 - in May 2014

Blind Beggar, 337 Whitechapel Road, E1 - in May 2014

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Blind Beggar, 337 Whitechapel Road, E1 - in June 2018

Blind Beggar, 337 Whitechapel Road, E1 - in June 2018

Residents at this address.

1805/Richard Ivory, wine and brandy vaults, 173 Whitechapel road/../../Holdens Directory

1811/S Parrott, wine vaults, Blind Beggar, Whitehapel road/../../Holdens Directory

1819/William Porter/Victualler/../../records of the Sun Fire Office, held at Guildhall Library **

1824/William Porter/../../records of the Sun Fire Office, held at Guildhall Library **

1827/William Porter, Blind Beggar, 173 Whitechapel road/../../Pigot's Directory

1832/W Porter/../../../Robson Directory

1834/Samuel Parker Noble/Victualler and Wine & Spirit Merchant/../../records of the Sun Fire Office, held at Guildhall Library **

1839/Samuel P Noble/../../../Pigots Directory

1841/Samuel Noble & Co/../../../Post Office Directory

1844/Noble & Co./../../../Thompson’s Directory **

1846/Harwood & Noble/../../../P.O. Directory **

March 1849/Samuel Noble and Thomas Horwood/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era

March 1849/Thomas Horwood/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era

1851/Thomas Harwood/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/Thomas Harwood/Licensed Victualler/39/Charlton, Kent/Census
1851/Elizabeth Harwood/Wife/34/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1851/Charles Barrel/Barman/20/Tottenham, Middlesex/Census
1851/Edward Clark/Barman/24/Bourn, Lincolnshire/Census
1851/Charles Wall/Barman/18/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1851/William Moyes/Porter/24/Yarley, suffolk/Census
1851/Charles Foster/Pot Boy/27/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1851/Sarah Moody/House Servant/30/St Martins, Middlesex/Census
1851/Caroline S Stanley/House Servant/23/Campden Town/Census
1851/Matilda Penns/House Servant/24/Wolverhampton/Census

1852/Thomas Harwood/../../../Watkin’s Directory **

1856/Thomas Harwood/../../../Post Office Directory

1866/T Harwood/../../../Post Office Directory **

1869/Thomas Harwood/../../../Post Office Directory

1870/Thomas Harwood/../../../Post Office Directory **

1871/Thomas Harwood/Licensed Victualler/28/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1871/William Noble/Nephew/31/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1871/Robert Winter/../28/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1871/James Roebridge/Barman/21/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1871/Edwin Fuller/Barman/22/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1871/William Paddephatt/Porter/22/St Albans, Hetrtfordshire/Census
1871/Mary Ann Wood/Cook/54/hadleigh, Suffolk/Census
1871/Mary Ann Williams/Housemaid/19/Middlesex/Census

26th October 1872/Thomas Harwood/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

26th October 1872/Thomas Harwood & William Noble/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1878/Harwood & Noble/../../../Post Office Directory **

1881/Thomas Harwood/Licensed Victualler/38/Bethnal Green/Census
1881/William Noble/Licensed Victualler, Partner/44/Bethnal Green/Census
1881/Charles Cotton/Barman/35/Bloomsbury/Census
1881/George Spooner/Barman/32/Charlton/Census
1881/Alfred Millard/Porter/27/Lambeth/Census
1881/Eliz Harding/Cook/45/Cripplegate/Census
1881/Hannah Gould/Housemaid/29/St Georges E/Census

1882/Harwood & Noble/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Harwood & Noble/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Edward Miller/../../../Post Office Directory

1886/Edward Miller/../../../Business Directory of London **

1891/Alfred Bate/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Alfred Bate/Licensed Victualler/34/Strand, London/Census
1891/Edith Bate/Wife/35/Finsbury, London/Census
1891/Frank Bate/Brother, Barman/32/Strand, London/Census
1891/Mabel A F Bate/Daughter/7/Bermondsey, London/Census
1891/Lilian F Bate/Daughter/6/Bermondsey, London/Census
1891/R V Bate/Son/4/Bermondsey, London/Census
1891/Beatrice C M Bate/Daughter/3/Bermondsey, London/Census
1891/John Driscoll/Barman/22/Bromley by Bow/Census
1891/Alfred G White/Barman/17/Hackney, London/Census
1891/Kate M Loftus/Barmaid/20/Hackney, London/Census
1891/Emily Hassell/Barmaid/18/Deptford, London/Census
1891/Lavinia Gardiner/Housemaid/17/Bermondsey, London/Census
1891/William Heath/Bar Lad/14/Bow, London/Census
1891/Frederick Bear/Visitor, Licensed Victualler/45/Whitechapel, London/Census

1895/Chas Martin/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Charles Martin/../../../Post Office Directory

1900/Charles Martin/../../../Post Office Directory **

1901/Albert Payne/Public House Manager/29/Buckingham, Buckinghamshire/Census
1901/Anna Payne/Wife/28/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Annie A Radini/Barmaid/21/Walham Green, Middlesex/Census
1901/Phoebe E Jenkins/Barmaid/22/Plumstead/Census
1901/Beatrice M Uberity/Barmaid/20/Stepney, London/Census
1901/Maria Wood/Cook, Widow/54/Flordon, Norfolk/Census
1901/Albert G Thomas/Barman/25/Westminster, London/Census

1906/Charles Martin/../../../Morris’ Business Directory of London **

1910/Charles Martin/../../../Post Office Directory

1914/Charles Martin/../../../Post Office Directory **

1911/Annie Ratcliff/Manageress/29/Canewden, Essex/Census
1911/Frederick Bullingham/Barman/29/Brentwood, Essex/Census
1911/William Smith/Barman/20/Stepney, London/Census
1911/Sydney Newport/Barman/28/Bristol, Gloucester/Census
1911/Robert Benjamin/Barman/25/Dalston, London/Census
1911/Polly Endelman/Barmaid/21/Spitalfields, London/Census
1911/Alice Boswith/Cook/28/Highgate, London/Census
1911/Lilian Jackson/Housemaid/25/Walworth, London/Census

1915/Charles Martin/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Charles Martin/../../../Post Office Directory

1924/Charles Martin/../../../Post Office Directory

1927/Reginald Emanuel Levy/../../../Post Office Directory

1926 - 1930/Lewis [Leon] & Rosetta Vandermolen/../../../Personal references ***

1930/Leon Molen/../../../Post Office Directory

[The Vandermolens are next at the City of London, 104 Berwick Street, Westminster]

1934/Abraham Venitt/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/John Hy Coram/../../../Post Office Directory

1939/John H Coram/Publican/Born 2 April 1914//Electoral Register
1939/Ivy B Coram/Domestic duties/Born 25 June 1912//Electoral Register
1939/John W Brown/../Born 2 January 1924//Electoral Register

1940/John Hy Coram/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Mrs Ivy Beatrice Coram/../../../Post Office Directory

1983/../Blind Beggar, 337 Whitechapel Road : Watneys. Supposedly gets its name from "The Ballad of the Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green", 60 verses long. General Booth gave his first sermon there in 1865 and in the 1960's the pub was the scene of a Kray gangland killing./../../Pub Directory

1988/Mr P J Ferdinando/Blind Beggar, 337 Whitechapel Road  E1/../../Watney Truman Directory

1990/Mr P J Ferdinando/Blind Beggar, 337 Whitechapel Road  E1/../../Watney Truman Directory

1991/../Blind Beggar, 337 Whitechapel Road  E1: Watneys. Supposedly gets its name from "The Ballad of the Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green", 60 verses long. General Booth gave his first sermon there in 1865 and in the 1960's the pub was the scene of a Kray gangland killing/../../Pub Directory

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