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Green Dragon, 123 Well Street, Hackney E9

Hackney pub history Index

At 10 Palace Place, Well Street in 1861 & 1866

Historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels.

Residents at this address.

1732/Charles Gosdin/../../../Hackney Petty Sessions Book **

1752/Joseph Souter/../../../Hackney Petty Sessions Book **

1796/William Peters / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1811/Isaac Cash, Green Dragon, Well street/../../Holdens Directory

1823-24/Henry Pelling, Green Dragon, Well street/../../Pigot's Directory

1823/Henry Pilling / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1825/Henry Pilling / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1825/Mr Pelling/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1826/Henry Pilling / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1826/Hy Pelling/../../../Pigot's Directory

1826/Henry Pelling / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1826/Charlotte Davis / Servant / 17 /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1836/John Pelling, Green Dragon, Wells street/../../Pigot's Directory

1843/Mrs Penelope Pelling/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/Mrs Jane Wildsmith/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Elizabeth Jane Wildsmith/Licensed Victualler, Widow/56/Tooting, Surrey/Census
1851/Samuel Wildsmith/Son, Butcher/21/Chelsea, Middlesex/Census
1851/John Wildsmith/Son/14/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1851/Ruth Crisp/Aunt/76/Yarmouth/Census
1851/George Fletcher/Potman/18/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1851/William Spurling/Lodger, Labourer/21/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1851/William Watts/Lodger, Labourer/25/Hackney, Middlesex/Census

1856/John Pelling/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/James Curran/Victualler/56/Brighton, Sussex/Census
1861/Mary Curran/Wife/59/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1861/Louisa Sewards/Niece/15/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1861/Catherine Thomas/Servant/25/Poplar, Middlesex/Census

January 1864/James Curran/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

January 1864/Thomas Haynes/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1866/Thomas Haynes/../../../Middlesex Post Office Directory

January 1867/Thos Haynes/Outgoing Licensee/../../Shoreditch Observer

January 1867/Robert Davy/Incoming Licensee/../../Shoreditch Observer

26th January 1867/Thomas Haynes/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

26th January 1867/Robert Davy/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1867/Robert Davy / Licensed Victualler, Bankrupt /../../London Gazette, 13 December 1867 **

September 1867/William Holland/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

September 1867/Alfred John Waite/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

July 1869/William John Thorpe/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era

July 1869/William Stephens/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era

19th March 1870/William Stevens/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

19th March 1870/Frederick Smith/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1872/F Smith/../../../Brabner’s Hackney Directory **

1874/Frederick Smith/../../../Middlesex Post Office Directory

1876/Frederick Smith / Licensed Victualler /../../London Gazette, 7 July 1876 **

12th May 1877/Frederick Smith/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

12th May 1877/William Tallent/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

September 1877/William Tallent/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

September 1877/James Taylor/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1878/James Taylor/../../../Middlesex Post Office Directory

Joseph John Steward was my paternal great grand father. My paternal grand father Stephen Henry Steward was born at 123 Well Street, Hackney on 4th September 1891 his fathers occupation was Licensed Victualler; he died in 1962.
Ernest George Ovenden who is referred to as the proprietor in 1910 & 1915 married my great grand mother Eliza Susannah Steward (nee Johnson) after she was widowed by the death of Joseph John Steward.
I have a large group family photo taken I am informed at the “Green Dragon” (looks to possibly be in the back yard!) of the Wedding Party following my my grand fathers marriage on 11th May 1913 to my grand mother Jessie Steward (nee Hobbs). Interestingly on their marriage certificate his address is given as 95 Well Street (Butcher) and her address as 123 Well Street (Spinster) ? At the time of their wedding both their fathers were already deceased but both mothers still living and in the group photo referred to earlier.
Subsequently for quite a few years (until his death in 1962) my grand father Stephen Henry Steward was the proprietor of “The Castle”, 100 Holland Park Avenue, London W11 & he also at the same time owned and ran under management what was “Morrells” (Butchers), 96 Holland Park Avenue, London W11. His siblings were Joe Steward (who also later was a publican), Jack Steward (who I understand died in 1917 possibly in WW1) and Ada Steward (who I think also later was a publican).
As regards further info on the careers as publicans of both Joe ( one near harbour in Ramsgate possibly amongst others) & Ada (amongst possibly others “Warwick Castle”, Little Venice, that I used to visit as a kid). Joe was at the Harp, Ramsgate in 1922 at the birth of his daughter, and after at the Shipwrights Arms, Ramsgate. ***

1891/John Steward/Licensed Victualler, Widow/47/Wapping, London/Census
1891/Joseph J Steward/Son, Licensed Victualler/26/Wapping, London/Census
1891/Eliza Steward/Daughter in Law/23/St George in the East, London/Census
1891/Caroline Steward/Daughter, Barmaid/20/Wapping, London/Census
1891/Joseph B Steward/Grandson/4/Whitechapel, London/Census
1891/John W Steward/Grandson/8 months/Hackney, London/Census
1891/Walter Chaplin/Barman/18/Bridgwater, Somerset/Census
1891/Sarah Peeram/Domestic Servant/17/Hackney, London/Census
1891/Theresa Constable/Domestic Servant/14/Wapping, London/Census

1896/John Steward/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/John Steward/../../../Post Office Directory

1900/John Steward/../../../Post Office Directory **

1901/John Steward/Licensed Victualler, Widow/57/Wapping, London/Census
1901/Eliza S Steward/Daughter in Law, Widow/32/St George in the East, London/Census
1901/Joseph J Steward/Grandson/14/St George in the East, London/Census
1901/John W Steward/Grandson/10/Hackney, London/Census
1901/Stephen H Steward/Grandson/9/Hackney, London/Census
1901/Ada G Steward/Grand Daughter/7/Hackney, London/Census
1901/Ellen R Riley/Barmaid/22/St George in the East, London/Census
1901/Clara Chatfield/Domestic Servant/38/Islington, London/Census
1901/George Lea/Barman/22/Mile End, London/Census

1910/Ernest George Ovenden/../../../Post Office Directory

1915/Ernest George Ovenden/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Stephen Henry Steward/../../../Post Office Directory

1923/S H Steward/../../../Telephone Directory [Dalston 5068]

1926/S H Steward/../../../Telephone Directory [CLIssold 5068]

1930/S H Steward/../../../Telephone Directory [CLIssold 5068]

1932/S H Steward/../../../Telephone Directory [AMHerst 3068]

1934/Harry Norman Smith/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/Harry Norman Smith/../../../Post Office Directory

I noticed the account of publicans, but I remember that circa 1938 a lad named Alan Botsdale/Bottesdale (I may not be exact with the spelling, whose father had taken over the Green Man from Steve Steward (my father, unfortunately, had been a regular customer and at times I can remember being ‘put over the bar’ to avoid legal complications! I do not know for how long Botsdale (if that was also the then proprietor’s name)remained, I went into evacuation with the local Orchard School in September, 1939. (I am now 92 yrs.) *

1939/A Botfield/Licensed victualler/Born 7th January 1893/../Post Office Directory
1939/Maria Botfield/Domestic duties/Born 15th April 1896/../Post Office Directory

1940/Albert Arthur Botfield/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Ernest Blow/../../../Post Office Directory


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** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Dion Steward

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