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Dock House, 14 Wapping lane E1W

St George in East Index

At 14 Wapping lane by 1940 through street renaming, and close to the Worcester street junction.

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in St George In East, London - in East London.

The Dock House, 14 Old Gravel Lane {Watneys} in 1935           The Dock House, 14 Old Gravel Lane {Watneys} in 1936 - 1940

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The Dock House, 14 Old Gravel Lane {Watneys} in 1935 & 1936 - 1940

Old Gravel lane in 1832 and 1842, and then  Old Gravel lane in 1921 and Wapping lane in 1940

Kindly supplied by Tricia **

The Dock House, (Watneys) 14, Old Gravel Lane, Wapping. (‘Opposite the Dock gates, by the swing bridge, towered over by dock walls’ description by George T and Ellen Townsleys eldest daughter.). Another early address is at 1 Beesons place, Old Gravel lane.

George Trotter (1834-1898) and Mary Ann Townsley (1846-1932) moved into the pub in the early 1880s. Their eldest son George Trotter Townsley (1875-1933) and wife Ellen (1883-1946) took over after Mary Anns death as did Ellen after her husband died.

In 1936 the pub was refurbished and unfortunately was destroyed in the bombing of 1940 after which the family moved to Kent. I’d love to know if there is any more I can find out about this pub which was such an important part of my families lives for so many years. **

The 1882 Trade Directory shows 14 Old Gravel Lane, next along the road after the Worcester Street intersection, and further along the road is the Bostock Street intersection; whilst the White Lion  and Red Lion are at numbers 30 & 34. Going back to 1856, the white lion was at 153, Red Lion at 156. This may map this beer house as the same address as 1 Beesons Place at the intersection of Worcester Street / Pennington Street - a John Bonner is the current beer retailer in 1856. It is named the King and Queen, Beesons place, 1 Old Gravel lane in the 1851 census, and consequent entries use this address as a beer house up until 1869; which matches with the 1871 census.

Residents at this address

1851/John Bonner/Beer Shop Keeper/41/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1851/Eliza Bonner/Wife/35/St Lukes, Middlesex/Census

1856/John Bonner/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1861/John Bonner/Beer Retailer/51/Middlesex/Census
1861/Sarah Tibbs/Barmaid/57/Middlesex/Census

1863/John Bonner, Beer Retailer, 1 Beesons place, Old Gravel lane/../../Post Office Directory

1864/Joseph Cashin, Beer Retailer, 1 Beesons place, Old Gravel lane/../../Post Office Directory

1869/Isaac Deeks/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1871/Isaac Deeks/Beer Retailer/29/Great Oakley, Essex/Census **
1871/Mary A Deeks/Wife/30/Middleton, Oxon/Census
1871/Isaac Deeks/Son/10/St George in the East/Census
1871/Eliza Seabourn/Niece/12/Great Oakley, Essex/Census

By 1881 Isaac Deeks was a Licensed Victualler at the Old Parrs Head, 66, Cross St, St Mary Islington and died (aged 50) in 1891 before the Census **

1881/George Townsley/Wine & Beer Retailer/47/Wapping, Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary Townsley/Wife/35/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census
1881/Marion Townsley/Daughter/18/St Georges, Middlesex/Census
1881/Thomas Townsley/Son/14/St Georges, Middlesex/Census
1881/George Townsley/Son/5/St Georges, Middlesex/Census
1881/William Townsley/Son/3/St Georges, Middlesex/Census
1881/Eliza Townsley/Daughter/../St Georges, Middlesex/Census
1881/John Stuart/Lodger, General Labourer/54/Scotland/Census
1881/Harriet Winn/Lodger, Groom? /60/Wapping, Middlesex/Census
1881/Catherine Cain/Lodger/54/Wapping, Middlesex/Census

1882/George Townsley/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1891/George Townsley/Beer House Keeper/57/St Georges E, Middlesex/Census
1891/Mary Townsley/Wife, employed as Assistant/45/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census
1891/George Townsley/Son/15/Wapping, Middlesex/Census
1891/William Townsley/Son/13/Wapping, Middlesex/Census
1891/Ellen Townsley/Daughter/11/Wapping, Middlesex/Census
1891/Beatrice Townsley/Daughter/9/St Georges E, London/Census
1891/Edith Townsley/Daughter/5/St Georges E, London/Census

1895/George Townsley/Beer House Keeper/57/St Georges E, Middlesex/Census

1899/Mrs Mary Townsley/Beer House Keeper/57/St Georges E, Middlesex/Census

1901/Mary Townsley/Beer House Keeper, Widow/54/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census
1901/George Townsley/Son, Barman/26/Wapping, Middlesex/Census
1901/William Townsley/Son, Salesman (Gas Engineer)/23/Wapping, Middlesex/Census
1901/Ellen Townsley/Daughter/21/Wapping, Middlesex/Census
1901/Beatrice Townsley/Daughter, Milliner/19/St Georges E, London/Census
1901/Edith Townsley/Daughter, Dressmaker (Apprentice)/15/St Georges E, London/Census

1915/Mrs Mary Townsley/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1921/Mrs Mary Townsley/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1934/George T Townsley/Beer Retailer/../../Kellys Directory

1938/Mrs Ellen Townsley/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1940/Joseph & Miss E A Townsley, Beer Retailer, 14 Wapping lane/../../Post Office Directory


** Provided by Tricia

And Last updated on: Sunday, 22-Nov-2020 12:00:20 GMT