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Duke of Kent, 38 Martha street E1

St George in East Index

Closed in 1912 as a pub through the compensation award scheme.

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

Residents at this address

1825/Mr & Mrs Turner, Duke of Kent, Martha street, St. Georges East/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1834/Mr William Berry/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association

October 1861/Mathew Berry late occupier/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

October 1861/Bemunt Berry widow & executrix/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

May 1862/Hannah B Benson (deceased)/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

May 1862/William Westbeach Grubb/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1869/R R George/../../../Post Office Directory

January 1870/William Westbeach Grubb/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

January 1870/Dennis Joseph Canty/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

July 1878/J G Wright/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

July 1878/E Heard/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

January 1879/Edward Heard/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

January 1879/John Chinn/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

July 1879/John Chinn/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

My G G Grandfather, George Hewitt also worked at 'Nelsons' (28 Charles Street, St George in East) as a barman in the 1871 census. **

July 1879/George Hewitt/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1881/George Hewitt/Licensed Victualler/31/Ingatestone, Essex/Census
1881/Sarah Hewitt/Wife/30/Ingatestone, Essex/Census
1881/Florence Elizabeth Hewitt/Daughter/9/Ingatestone, Essex/Census
1881/Minnie Gertrude Hewitt/Daughter/7/Ingatestone, Essex/Census
1881/George William Hewitt/Son/3/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Daisy Barbara Hewitt/Daughter/1/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary Ann Thebestone/Visitor/26/Ingatestone, Essex/Census
1881/Henry Pitt/Barman/24/Reigate, Surrey/Census
1881/Arthur Hancock/Barman/20/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/William Alex Hewitt/Barman/18/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Amy Dines/Domestic Servant/17/Writtle, Essex/Census

1882/George Hewitt/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Geo Hewitt/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/George Hewitt/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/George Hewitt/Licensed Victualler/41/Ingatestone, Essex/Census
1891/Sarah Hewitt/Wife/40/Ingatestone, Essex/Census
1891/Florence Elizabeth Hewitt/Daughter/19/Ingatestone, Essex/Census
1891/Minnie Gertrude Hewitt/Daughter/17/Ingatestone, Essex/Census
1891/George Hewitt/Son/13/London, Middlesex/Census
1891/Daisy Hewitt/Daughter/10/London, Middlesex/Census
1891/Sarah Hewitt/Daughter/8/London, Middlesex/Census
1891/Ada Hewitt/Daughter/6/London, Middlesex/Census
1891/Bertram Hewitt/Son/4/London, Middlesex/Census
1891/Donald Hewitt/Son/2/London, Middlesex/Census
1891/Phoebe Stone/Wifes Sister, Barmaid/36/Ingatestone, Essex/Census
1891/Alfred More/Barman/22/Epsom, Surey/Census
1891/William Bullet/Barman/20/Suffolk/Census
1891/Jane Willis/Domestic Servant/17/Middlesex/Census

George died in 1893. His widow Sarah must have held the pub a year or so more as my Great Grandfather George William Hewitt joined the Royal Marines in 1894 (having lied about his age!!) and on his attestation form gave his address as 38, Martha Street, Dean Street, Commercial Road and next of kin as mother Sarah!!

Georges youngest son Donald is found at the Licensed victuallers school in Lambeth in the 1901 census. The rest of the family are in Leyton **

1895/Mrs Sarah Hewitt/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/John Elliott Harvey/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/John E Harvey/Licensed Victualler/53/West London/Census
1901/Jane G Harvey/Wife/23/St Georges East, London/Census
1901/Joy Harvey/Daughter/3 months/East Ham, London/Census
1901/William Paine/Potman/38/Islington, London/Census
1901/Polly Gathercole/Domestic Servant/23/Canning Town, London/Census

1910/Chas George Warren/../../../Post Office Directory

Shoreditch Observer May 1912 :
Compensation awards under the 1910 Licensing Act awarded the following total awards to be divided amongst the persons interested in the houses, which have been referred for extinction on payment:

Duke of Kent, Martha street E £1718

+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

** Provided by Jane Kingston

And Last updated on: Saturday, 15-May-2021 09:48:43 BST