East Street

The Shoveller’s Arms
East Street, Old Portsmouth
Starting life as the Three Tuns, the Shoveller’s stood close to the Camber Dock. Owned by the Pike Brewery in the 19th century and latterly Brickwoods, the name change came about in 1905. In 1928 the pub closed and the licence transferred to the Jolly Taxpayer in Copnor.

 

Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 4 July 1803

A most eligible situation for a mercantile concern, on Portsmouth Point, to be sold by auction, on Thursday, the 22nd of July, 1803, at the Star and Garter Tavern, on the Point, unless before disposed of by private contract, of which timely notice will be given, all that piece or parcel of land, situate in East Street, with the buildings thereon, in the several occupations of Mr Cromwell and others, tenants at will, part of which is used as a shipwright’s yard, and the estate is held under the Corporation of Portsmouth in the term of 1000 years, whereof nearly 850 are yet unexpired.  Any eulogium on this very valuable situation would be needless : as it is the only spot now remaining in the whole compass of the Harbour of Portsmouth (since the decision of Government respecting their claim of the entire shore of Gosport) calculated for the erection of a spacious wharf and storehouses, for a coal or timber yard  and for the conducting of any business where conguity to the waterside is essential.  Ships of large burden may, at a small expense in clearing the channel, be brought alongside of the premises.

Further particulars may be known, and the premises seen, by application to Mr John Shoveller, the Proprietor, East Street or to Mr Richards, Solicitor, Hanover Street, Portsea.




Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 13 February 1804

To be peremptorily sold by auction, by Mr Collins, at the Red Lion Inn, in the High Street, on Thursday, the 16th February 1804, between the hours of six and seven in the evening, all that commodious and strong built freehold carpenter’s shop; together with a saw-house. and stable thereto belonging, situate in East Street.  And also all those two messuages or tenements situated at the back thereof, and fronting into Seager’s Court; the whole containing in front 38 feet 6 inches; and in depth 71 feet 5 inches; now untenanted, and ready for the reception of a purchaser.  These premises are pecuniarily adapted for persons in the above business, being of extensive dimensions, and capable of carrying on a great concern, and from their locality to the camber, render them truly worthy the notice of merchants and the public in general


Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 18 November 1811

Joseph Knott respectfully informs the inhabitants of Portsmouth and its neighbourhood, that he is determined constantly to supply them with water from his spring in East Street, in any quantity required, on the usual reasonable terms 

(1841 Census, Elizabeth Knott, Lamb & Flag, East Street)


Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 19 February 1816

To be sold by auction, on the premises, by Mr Garnett, for the benefit of the creditors, on Friday, the 23d day of February, 1816, the stock in trade, household furniture, oven stocks and other effects, of Mr Carpenter, Baker and Grocer, East Street.  Comprising a quantity of earthenware, shop counters, nests of drawers, shelves, flour bins, shop cannisters, weights and scales, groceries, feather beds, bedsteads, chest of drawers, painted chairs, carpeting, linen and many other articles.



Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 2 March 1844

Mr William Beale, of East Street, Point, now in his 76th year, after 55 years’ revenue service as a commissioned boatman, has been superannuated on a pension of £55 per annum.  He was attached for many years during the above period to the Custom House watch-house boat and had the enviable satisfaction, through his intrepid spirit, of saving from drowning between fifth and sixty of his fellow creatures.

There is one gallant piece of service performed by this brave veteran which needs warm mention, and is still fresh in the memory of our townsmen.  About thirty two years since a detachment of soldiers were embarking from the Point for a foreign station, and had with them a quantity of ammunition, when by some accident, one of the barrels containing the ammunition exploded, and killed eight or ten men on the spot.  Beale, who was standing by, perceiving several other barrels of powder in close proximity to the explosion, and foreseeing the additional dreadful sacrifice of human life by their possible ignition, dauntlessly ran the risk of losing his own to save the lives of others, and without an instant’s hesitation, and without assistance, rolled the remainder of the barrels into the sea, while all hearts were beating with apprehension for the lives of themselves and the safety of the adjacent property.

William Beale (73) and his wife Ruth (61) are listed in the 1841 census for East Street


Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 29 March 1845

William Smith was charged by Pc Hoare with begging in East Street, Point on Wednesday.  The prisoner pleaded guilty.  He said he had never been in a Court before; was a native of Birmingham, and a button maker, and came to Portsmouth to look for his brother..  Ten days imprisonment with hard labour.


Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 29 September 1849


To be sold by auction, by Mr J N Robinson, at the Parade Coffee House, High Street, on Thursday the 17th day of October, 1849 at six for seven o’clock in the evening, all these leasehold premises, situate in East East, in the several occupations of Mr E Palmer, Butcher; Mr Knott, Butcher; Mr Knott, Carpenter; Mr Burge, Blacksmith; Mr Crafts, Mr Doherty, Mr Bricknell and others, in the following lots:-


Lot 1 : A butcher’s shop, No 3 East Street, with slaughter house, piggery, and offices in the rear, in the occupation of Mr E Palmer.


Lot 2 : Two tenements, Nos 4 and 5 East Street, with a store in the rear, in the respective occupations of Mr E Palmer and Mr J Bricknell


Lot 3 : An extensive building, formerly used as a smith’s shop, but now as a slaughter house, and fitted with bullock stalls, pens for pigs &c..  And also two tenements adjoining, in the occupation of Messrs Barron and Cooling.  This a valuable property for any mercantile purpose, being approached from the sea, where vessels may load or unload their cargoes.


Lot 4 : A Blacksmith’s shop on th outer Camber Quay, approached from East Street, in the occupation of Mr Burge and others. 


Lot 5 : A dwelling house approached from east Street, in the occupation of Mr Doherty and others.


Lot 6 : A dwelling house, adjoining the last lot, in the occupation of Mr Crafts and others.  Also a Carpenter’s shop, approached from East Street,, situate on the outer Camber Quay, in the occupation of Mr Knott, carpenter.



Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 27 October 1849

George Knott appeared to answer an information under the Nuisances Removal and prevention Act, charging him with having a nuisance on premises in his occupation in East Street, Point, arising from his boiling bones, blood and offal there.  The information was laid by Matthews, the Inspector of Nuisances under the Commissioners of the town of Portsmouth.  Mr Hellerd conducted the case on behalf of the Commissioners, and Mr Field appeared for the defendant. 

Daniel Matthews deposed to visiting the defendant’s premises on the 15th day of October, and found there a copper in which was boiling bullock’s heads, stale meat, and other offal ; the smell from which was very offensive ; he reported the same to the Commissioners, who directed the present complaint to be made.  Stephen Hawkins, Inspector of Nuisances appointed by the Board of Guardians corroborated the last witness’s statement, and stated that the smell arising therefrom was very offensive.

James Fry and Joseph White, residents in the same street, and closely adjoining the store of the the defendant, deposed to the boiling being a great nuisance ; both had been obliged to leave their houses on account of it.  Mr Field, on behalf of the defendant, urged that though some months back a nuisance might have existed on his client’s premises, yet that had been abated for some time past ; and that in fact no nuisance now existed, in proof of this he called James Burrow, residing near the premises, who deposed that he had experienced no nuisances the last three months.  Kennard Knott said that there had been no offal boiled there the last two months.  A neighbour named Stokes, also deposed to the premises being kept as clean as it was possible for a slaughter house to be kept.

The bench, after deliberating, made an order for the removal of the nuisances in fourteen days


Portsmouth Times and Navy Gazette : Saturday 6 September 1851

Mr Gauntlett will sell by auction at his auction warehouse in Penny Street, on Thursday Sept 11th, 1851, at 12 o’clock, a cargo of Duchess and Countess Slate, in lots of 1200 each. The Welsh slate is now landing on the Quay, near Knott’s Stores, East Street.

P.S. Approved Bills for 2 months admitted in payment.


Portsmouth Times and Navy Gazette : Saturday 29 September 1860 

John Groves, Jun.,

Wholesale Spirit Dealer

East Street, Portsmouth



Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 10 October 1863


Ann Morley was charged with stealing a shilling, the property of Eliza Barber, the wife of a Sergeant in the 53rd Regiment.  Prosecutrix lodged at the house of Mr McShean in East Street, and between twelve and one o’clock the previous afternoon, she was called upstairs by another lodger, where she found the prisoner, who was a perfect stranger to her, and missed a shilling which she had seen safe shortly before.  She then gave the prisoner into custody.  Prisoner stated that she went upstairs to look at some empty rooms she had intended to take for lodgings, and the shilling was given to her the previous night by a sentry at the top of High Street.  She was sentenced to 14 days’ hard labour.


Portsmouth News and Navy Gazette : Saturday 2 December 1865 

Fountain Brewery, East Street

King & King are instructed to sell by auction, as above, on Tuesday December 12th, 1865, at 12 o’clock punctually - all the Rolling Plant, including several store vats, ranging from 45 barrels to 10 barrels; quantity of sound casks, from puncheons to 4.5 gallons; tubing; i horse dray; 2 hand trucks; office fittings & also the stock in trade - enumerating - 15 quarters pale malt (first quality), 3.5 pockets new hops, about 200 barrels of sound ale, sound mild, sound old, and other matters to be hereafter described.  The Brewery to be sold or let on very advantageous terms.


Hampshire Chronicle : Saturday 11 May 1867 

Sudden Death - A man named Hayden, a hawker residing in East Street, died suddenly yesterday morning in the yard attached to his house.  An inquest was to held this evening on his body.


Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 13 February 1869

Eliza Durrant, an elderly woman, who has been twelve times convicted, was again charged with being drunk and incapable.  Pc Knight saw the prisoner in East Street on Saturday night, lying in the road.  As she was too drunk to take care of herself he took her into custody.  Formal proof of a previous conviction having been given, the bench fined the defendant 5s., and ordered her to find two sureties of £10 each, and in default to be imprisoned for one month.  She went below.


Portsmouth Evening News : 16 April 1886 

 The Traffic in East Street

Sir, - Will you kindly insert the following in your valuable paper in an early issue?  As a ratepayer, I should like to call the attention of the public and Council to the condition of East Street.  The traffic through this thoroughfare from Gosport, &c., is very great, and it is continually and unavoidably blocked by wagons &c., the street being so narrow as not to permit of two large carts passing each other abreast.  The pavements also are very narrow, and to passers by are positively dangerous at times in consequence of carts being obliged to run partly on the pavement.  Two houses at the bend are already condemned, and I should the cost of purchasing the rest would not be very large, and the boon conferred on traffic by the widening of the the street would be great.  Hoping I am not trespassing on your space,

I remain,

A Ratepayer


Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 20 April 1901

Cockey’s Alley was formerly on the north side of East Street

Cromwell Court was formerly on the north side of East Street

Piper’s Alley was formerly on the north side of east East

Smock Alley - an old name for east Street


Portsmouth Evening News : 28 September 1939

 Air - Raid Shelters

Reinforced concrete sectional shelter of immense strength, guaranteed to withstand a minimum pressure of 2,000 lbs per square foot as against the Home Office requirements of 400 lbs per square foot.  Immediate delivery.  Model shelter can be inspected at J A Broise Ltd., East Street, The Camber. Tel: 6051

 

1 East Street

1871 Census

Racker Hudson : Hotel Waiter : 28 yrs

1861 living at “Star & Garter” Broad St, waiter, 17 yrs

1866 18 July, married Betsy Matilda Willis at St Thomas’s

1891 living at 18 Lawson Rd Portsea, manager fish & poultry business, 48 yrs

1906 died in Portsea

Betsy : 26 yrs

Harry : 5 yrs

Emily : 3 yrs

Florence : 3 yrs

Hubert : 3 months

Mary Cooper : Shepherd’s Wife : 32 yrs

Mary A Willis : Servant, Domestic : 18 yrs


1891 Census

William Lewis : Seaman, Merchant : 27 yrs

Elizabeth : 26 yrs



1911 Census


William Stone : Fish Hawker : 37 yrs

Georgina : 39 yrs

William Edward Grant : 13 yrs

Herbert Percy Grant : 11 yrs

Emily : 4 yrs

Sidney Charles : 6 months


Robert Mitchell : Dock Labourer : 43 yrs

Harry : 41 yrs

 

2 East Street

1861 Census


William Gardner : Mariner, Yacht Steward : 30 yrs

Emma : 29 yrs

Emma : 6 yrs

William C : 3 yrs




1871 Census

William Spencer : Ship Carpenter ; 45 yrs

Emily : 42 yrs

William : Ship Carpenter’s Apprentice : 15 yrs

Alice : 12 yrs

Frederick : 10 yrs

Henry : 8 yrs

Louisa : 6 yrs

Thomas : 4 yrs

Eleanor : 2 yrs

 

3 East Street

Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 29 September 1849

To be sold by auction, by Mr J N Robinson, at the Parade Coffee House, High Street, on Thursday the 17th day of October, 1849 at six for seven o’clock in the evening, all these leasehold premises, situate in East East, in the several occupations of Mr E Palmer, Butcher; Mr Knott, Butcher; Mr Knott, Carpenter; Mr Burge, Blacksmith; Mr Crafts, Mr Doherty, Mr Bricknell and others, in the following lots:-


Lot 1 : A butcher’s shop, No 3 East Street, with slaughter house, piggery, and offices in the rear, in the occupation of Mr E Palmer.




1861 Census


Richard Voke : Market Gardener : 28 yrs

Maria L : 20 yrs

John Mathews : Brewer : 22 yrs

Harriett : 24 yrs



1871 Census


James Moses : Fisherman : 73 yrs

1798 20 July, baptd at St Thomas’s

1841 living in East St, fisherman, 40 yrs

1861 living at Rockeys Alley, fisherman, 65 yrs

Sarah : 58 yrs

Hannah : Dressmaker : 28 yrs




1891 Census


Jemima  Tubb : Greengrocer : 50 yrs

Ellen Bushman : Charwoman : 70 yrs

Louisa McDougall : Dressmaker : 14 yrs

Arthur W Sheldon : Coal Miner : 28 yrs

Mary R : 23 yrs

Charles Humphrey : Errand Boy : 17 yrs

William : Errand Boy : 14 yrs



1911 Census


Henry Cottrell : Naval Pensioner, Boatman : 74 yrs

Ann : 68 yrs

Grace : 30 yrs

Jessica : Assistant : 28 yrs

Lily Harriett : Housemaid : 22 yrs

Frederick : Mariner, Yachtsman : 21 yrs

 

4 East Street

Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 29 September 1849

To be sold by auction, by Mr J N Robinson, at the Parade Coffee House, High Street, on Thursday the 17th day of October, 1849 at six for seven o’clock in the evening, all these leasehold premises, situate in East East, in the several occupations of Mr E Palmer, Butcher; Mr Knott, Butcher; Mr Knott, Carpenter; Mr Burge, Blacksmith; Mr Crafts, Mr Doherty, Mr Bricknell and others, in the following lots:-


Lot 1 : A butcher’s shop, No 3 East Street, with slaughter house, piggery, and offices in the rear, in the occupation of Mr E Palmer.


Lot 2 : Two tenements, Nos 4 and 5 East Street, with a store in the rear, in the respective occupations of Mr E Palmer and Mr J Bricknell





1861 Census


Frederick B Thorn : Wine & Beer Agent : 34 yrs

Harriett : 33 yrs

Alfred F : 9 yrs

George E : 3 yrs

 

5 East Street

Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 29 September 1849

To be sold by auction, by Mr J N Robinson, at the Parade Coffee House, High Street, on Thursday the 17th day of October, 1849 at six for seven o’clock in the evening, all these leasehold premises, situate in East Street, in the several occupations of Mr E Palmer, Butcher; Mr Knott, Butcher; Mr Knott, Carpenter; Mr Burge, Blacksmith; Mr Crafts, Mr Doherty, Mr Bricknell and others, in the following lots:-


Lot 1 : A butcher’s shop, No 3 East Street, with slaughter house, piggery, and offices in the rear, in the occupation of Mr E Palmer.


Lot 2 : Two tenements, Nos 4 and 5 East Street, with a store in the rear, in the respective occupations of Mr E Palmer and Mr J Bricknell


1891 Census 

Unoccupied

 

6 East Street

1861 Census

“Walkers Yard”

Richard Palmer : General Dealer : 72 yrs

Ann : 62 yrs


William Young : Greenwich Pensioner : 60 yrs

Jane : 58 yrs


1871 Census

Edwin Knott : Sail Maker : 38 yrs

Ellen : 40 yrs

George : Sail Maker’s Apprentice : 15 yrs

Edwin : 13 yrs

Edgar : 10 yrs

Edith : 8 yrs

Herbert : 3 yrs

Sidney : 2 yrs

Frank : 1 yr


1891 Census

Charles F Gale : Brewer’s Manager : 36 yrs

Elizabeth : 36 yrs

Elizabeth : 12 yrs

Charles F : 10 yrs

William H : 8 yrs

 

7 East Street

Monday 3 June 1816 : Hampshire Chronicle

Oranges and Lemons - For sale by private contract, about sixty boxes of St Michael’s oranges, and twenty boxes of lemons, which will be sold in small quantities for dealers and private families, on very reasonable terms.  Also for sale, a firm smack-rigged vessel, about 70 tons burthen.

For particulars, apply Mr John Cockey, No 7, East Street.


1861 Census


Edwin Palmer : Butcher : 43 yrs

1851 : Butcher 32 yrs, living in East Street with Martha 23 yrs, Edwin 2 months, Margaret 13 yrs


1871 : Butcher 52 yrs, living at 58 Broad Street with Martha 43 yrs, Sarah K 18 yrs, William 14 yrs, Harry 1 yr


1881 : Master Butcher 62 yrs, living at 35 Broad Street with wife Martha 54 yrs, Martha A 21 yrs, George 16 yrs.




Martha : 35 yrs

Ann Windebank : House Servant : 20 yrs



Saturday 10 October 1863 : Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette

Richard Thompson, a pensioner, was charged with stealing two feather pillows, value 3s, the property of William Deacon.  It seems the prisoner had been lodging at prosecutor’s house, at 7 East Street, and on the previous day shortly after prisoner went out, prosecutor’s wife missed the pillows, and immediately gave information to the police, and prisoner was apprehended by Pc Mills, at Mr Whitcombe’s, pawnbroker, St Mary’s Street, with the pillows in his possession.  Prosecutrix said prisoner was a very quiet conducted man, but he unfortunately possessed a “wretch of a wife.”  Mr Humby said the good character given by prisoner’s landlady had induced them to pass a less severe sentence on prisoner that they would otherwise had done.  He sentenced the prisoner to 7 days’ hard labour.

1871 Census

Thomas Roberts : Hairdresser : 36 yrs

Sarah : 39 yrs

Walter ; 12 yrs

Georgina : 10 yrs

Laura : 7 yrs

Rosaline : 5 yrs

Samuel : 3 yrs


1891 Census 

Unoccupied : Store, Ice

 

8 East Street

Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 20 February 1847

Death : On the 13th instant, in East Street, Mr Chas Hardy, master mariner and pilot, much respected, in his 63rd year.



1861 Census


Charles H Hardy : Harbour Master : 49 yrs

1841 : Pilot 29 yrs, living with Laura 27 yrs in East Street


1851 Harbour Master to the Corporation 39 yrs, living in East Street with wife Louisa Ann 38 yrs


1871 : Harbour Master 59 yrs, living at Wharfinger’s House Town Quay with wife Matilda 54 yrs, Charles Henry 11 yrs


Matilda F : 44 yrs

Charles H : 1 yr

Charlotte E : 17 yrs


1871 Census

Mary Meades : Merchant Seaman’s Wife : 36 yrs

Ellen : 10 yrs



1901 Census


William Lewis : Mariner : 38 yrs

Elizabeth : 36 yrs


1911 Census


William Lewis : Mariner : 48 yrs

Elizabeth : 46 yrs

Frank Bairn : Engraver : 22 yrs

Joseph William Flein : Errand Boy, Timothy White : 15 yrs

William Edward Copetson : 13 yrs

 

9 East Street

1861 Census


Ann Burke : Grocer : 21 yrs

Ann : 10 yrs

Mary A : 6 yrs

Thomas Saunders : Boot Maker : 75 yrs

Thomas Baff : Carman : 45 yrs

Sarah : 64 yrs



1871 Census


James George : Merchant Seaman : 38 yrs

Amelia : 30 yrs

James : 11 yrs

Eliza : 10 yrs

Henry : 8 yrs

Thomas Light : Merchant Seaman : 45 yrs


Henry Burden : Shipwright : 45 yrs

1861 : Shipwright H M Dockyard 35 yrs, living at 51 Broad Street with wife Harriett A 35 yrs, Harriett A 8 yrs, Harry C 7 yrs, Eliza P 4 yrs, William 2 yrs


1881 : Shipwright Dockyard 55 yrs, living at 18 Lombard Street with wife Eliza 42 yrs, Eliza 24 yrs, Reuben 19 yrs, Alfred 15 yrs, Charles 12 yrs, Frank 10 yrs, Helena 4 yrs Walter 4 yrs


1891 : Shipwright, widower,  65 yrs, living at 11 Lombard Street with daughter Eliza 32 yrs, Frank 20 yrs, Matilda 18 yrs, Kate 9 yrs.


1901 : Shipwright, widower, 75 yrs, living at 11 Lombard Street with widowed daughter Eliza Carter 44 yrs, Matilda 29 yrs, Ella 24 yrs, Kate 19 yrs, granddaughter Kate 4 yrs


1910 : Died in Portsmouth aged 84 yrs


Eliza : 33 yrs

Harry : Dockyard, Shipwright’s Apprentice : 17 yrs

William : 12 yrs

Reuben : 9 yrs

Robert : 5 yrs

Charles : 2 yrs

Frank : 9 months








1881 Census


James Tubb : Shipwright : 46 yrs

Jemima : 40 yrs

John Allier : General Servant : 40 yrs

William Newman : Plasterer : 26 yrs

Catherine : 23 yrs

Catherine : 4 yrs

Rose : 2 yrs





1891 Census 

Unoccupied

 

10 East Street
“Sir Charles Napier”

Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 3 November 1860

Mr G M Beck begs to announce that he is favoured with instructions from the Executor of the late James Dabbs Esq., deceased, to sell by public auction, at his sale rooms, 176 Queens Street, Portsea, on Thursday, November 22nd, 1860, at seven o’clock in the evening, the following valuable freehold and leasehold estate in 14 lots:-

The brewery and ale houses will first be offered, if not sold, then offered as follows;


Lot 1: All that block of buildings in East Street, contiguous to the “Sir Charles Napier”, containing twelve rooms and store, in the several occupations of Messrs Allen, Harben, Mills, Jenkins, Sleep, Kitchener, and Mr Thompson and his undertenants, producing the gross rental of £11 1s per annum


Lot 2 : The newly erected Ale House situate in East Street, known as “Sir Charles Napier”, with tenements at the rear.



1861 Census 


“Sir Charles Napier”


Jacob Miller : Beer Seller : 53 yrs

1856 : 27 July, married Amelia Thomas at St Thomas’s


Amelia : 43 yrs

Harly : Stay Maker : 18 yrs

Sarah : 11 yrs

Henry Burrows : Merchant Sailor : 20 yrs

James Grinder : : Master Mariner : 58 yrs

Jane : 56 yrs

Eliza : 29 yrs

Jane : 18 yrs

Simon Carlyon : Master Mariner : 29 yrs

Frances : 27 yrs

Elizabeth : 5 yrs

1871 Census

Jacob Miller : Beer Shop Keeper : 62 yrs

Amelia : 50 yrs

Sarah : Assists in Bar : 20 yrs

Emma : 9 yrs



1881 Census


Harry Miller : Waterman : 46 yrs

Harry : Waterman’s Apprentice : 15 yrs

Sarah Duckett : Housekeeper : 30 yrs

Annie L : 4 yrs

Samuel Miles : Merchant Mariner : 30 yrs


Bernard Maunder : Merchant Mariner : 30 yrs

Joseph Coppin : Collier, Mariner : 37 yrs

Norah : 10 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday 30 May 1882

For sale - seven pleasure boats, and one sailing ditto, with gear complete.  Apply Sir Charles Napier, East Street



1891 Census

Ann Rick : 57 yrs

James Barratt : Metal Planer : 31 yrs

John Burnett : Boatman : 76 yrs

Martha : 66 yrs

Alice : 22 yrs


1901 Census


Elizabeth Halls : Laundress : 58 yrs

Joseph : Boatman : 34 yrs


William Pope : Porter, Draper’s Shop : 25 yrs

Priscilla L : 23 yrs

Iris L : 8 months


1911 Census


Florence Sturmey : 28 yrs

Florence E : 6 yrs

James A : 5 yrs

Hilda J : 4 yrs

Elsie R : 1 yr


George Joseph White : Shipwright, Iron, HM Dockyard : 25 yrs

Ada Nellie : 26 yrs

Harry William Sidney : 3 yrs

Susie Elsie May : 1 yr

 

11 East Street

Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 13 February 1858

William Bray, for stealing one and a half pounds of bacon from the shop of William Page in East Street, yesterday, was sentenced to 21 days’ imprisonment, with hard labour.



1861 Census


William Page : Baker, Grocer & Beer Seller : 44 yrs

Mary Ann : 45 yrs

(Mary Anne Snelling married William Page on 10 August 1845 at St Thomas’s Church)

Mary A : 14 yrs

John : 11 yrs

Thomas : 9 yrs

Ellen : 7 yrs

Emily : 3 yrs

John W Carpenter : Late Broker : 72 yrs

(John Weapon Carpenter born 6 Feb 1789, Portsmouth.  Father William, Mother Mary)

Catherine Robter : 75 yrs

Charles Simper : Cap Maker : 27 yrs

Emma C : 19 yrs

Martha Smith : 34 yrs

John : Engine Maker : 47 yrs

Alfra Harcourt : Mariner’s Wife : 52 yrs

Emelia : 27 yrs

James Hudson : Engine Driver : 31 yrs

Mary : 30 yrs

James : 3 yrs

Mary : 2 yrs



1891 Census


John Kingswell : Foreman at Ice Works : 35 yrs

Annie : Tailoress : 20 yrs

Annie M : 8 yrs


1911 Census


John Henry Kingswell : Manager to Ice Business : 56 yrs

Annie Maud : Father’s Housekeeper : 28 yrs

Ivy Ada :14 yrs.

 

12 East Street

1861 Census


William Lancaster : Bargeman : 64 yrs 

Jane : Charwoman : 63 yrs

Sarah : Needlewoman : 29 yrs

Ann Allan : Needlewoman : 31 yrs


1871 Census

Ann Allen : Seaman’s, RN wife : 41 yrs

William Lancaster : Supported by son-in-law : 75 yrs

Sarah : Seamstress : 38 yrs

Sarah Pharoe : 7 yrs

John Gilman : Seaman, RN : 32 yrs

William Shean : Engine Driver : 29 yrs

Annie ; 36 yrs

John Paskey : Boot Maker : 20 yrs

Sarah : 19 yrs

John : 2 yrs

Elizabeth : 1 yr


John Edwards : Labourer : 37 yrs

Eliza : Housekeeper : 35 yrs

 

13 East Street

1861 Census


Charles Cook : Porter : 31 yrs



1881 Census


Frances Corlyon : Licensed Victualler : 47 yrs

Elizabeth : 25 yrs

Simon : Carpenter’s Apprentice : 15 yrs

Mary : 13 yrs

Jane Grinder : 76 yrs


Matilda Cross : Charwoman : 42 yrs

Frances A : 18 yrs

James Edward : 12 yrs

 

13 East Street

Back of

1881 Census

Cornelius Shawyer : Mast & Block Maker : 44 yrs

Emily F : 43 yrs

Alice E : 18 yrs

George J : Assistant Waiter : 16 yrs

Charles : 12 yrs

Albert E : 9 yrs

 

14 East Street

1861 Census


John McSheen : General Dealer : 31 yrs

Mary J Mills : Housekeeper : 29 yrs

William Frost : Excavator : 30 yrs

Jane : 28 yrs

Henry Mills : Errand Boy : 14 yrs

George Hellyer : Quay Labourer : 25 yrs

Sarah : 23 yrs



1881 Census


William Lunley : General Dealer : 56 yrs

Sarah : 46 yrs

Harrick Adams : 27 yrs

Mary A Lunley : Stay Maker : 19 yrs

Thomas Adams : Steward, Ship : 28 yrs

Effy H : 8 months

Thomas Shons : 14 yrs

Frank : 10 yrs




1891 Census


William Brinicome : Mariner, Merchant Service : 47 yrs

Elizabeth : 36 yrs

George : 16 yrs

William : Mariner, Merchant Service : 19 yrs

Charles : 12 yrs

Henry : 10 yrs

Thomas : 8 yrs

Edward Lidbetter : Mariner, Merchant Service : 60 yrs

Alice Brinnicome : 1 yr

Daniel G Day : General Labourer : 41 yrs

Harriet M Hawkins : 36 yrs

Harriet L : 4 yrs

Thomas D : 3 yrs

 

15 East Street

Background and History

1861 Census 


“Camber House”


John Cook : Merchant Mariner : 36 yrs

Emma : Beer Retailer : 43 yrs

Sarah A Oxenham : 19 yrs

Maria L : 13 yrs


1871 Census


John Turner : Wheelwright : 42 yrs

Susan : 44 yrs

John : House Painter Journeyman : 22 yrs 

Fanny : Stay Maker : 19 yrs

Thomas : House Painter Journeyman : 16 yrs

Charles : 14 yrs

Rose : Stay Maker : 12 yrs

George ; 10 yrs

Emily Stilwell : Charwoman : 42 yrs


1881 Census


Building Uninhabited



1891 Census


Louisa McDougall : Mangling Woman : 43 yrs

Benjamin : Mariner : 20 yrs

James : Mariner : 16 yrs

Alice : 13 yrs

Jemima : 11 yrs

Henry : 7 yrs

William : 6 yrs

Annie : 4 yrs

 

16 East Street

1861 Census


Joseph Beale : Potato Merchant : 31 yrs

Julia : 25 yrs

Charlotte : 9 yrs

Joseph : 6 yrs

Julia : 4 yrs

Mabel : 1 yr

Ann Budd : 55 yrs



1871 Census


Joseph Beale : Potato merchant : 42 yrs

Julia : 38 yrs

Charlotte ; 19 yrs

Joseph : 17 yrs

Julia : 14 yrs

Ann : 7 yrs

Edward ; 6 yrs

Henry : 3 yrs



1881 Census


Eliza Humphries : Seaman’s, Yachtsman’s Wife : 31 yrs

Robert C : 8 yrs

James H : 6 yrs

George E : 4 yrs

Marina : 3 yrs

Henry J : 5 months

Robert Burnett : 12 yrs

Charles : Waterman : 60 yrs




1891 Census


James Genge : Licensed Victualler : 58 yrs

Amelia : 50 yrs

Henry : Engineer, Machine Maker : 28 yrs

Ellen Francis : Barmaid : 19 yrs




1901 Census

James Genge : Publican : 68 yrs

Amelia : 60 yrs

Ellen Cunningham : 29 yrs

Amelia : 3 yrs

John : 1 yr



1911

“Shovellers Arms”


James Genge : Publican : 79 yrs

Amelia : Assistant in the Business : 60 yrs

 

17 East Street

1861 Census


John Peachy : Hotel Waiter : 35 yrs

1825 : 23 January, Baptised at St Thomas’s.  Father William Peachy, mother Sarah.


Elizabeth : 37 yrs

John : 8 yrs

William : 5 yrs

Uriah : 2 yrs



1881 Census


Elizabeth Duckell : Beer Retailer : 55 yrs

Jeremiah Rogers : Collier, Mariner : 36 yrs




1891 Census


Harry Miller : Beer Retailer : 52 yrs

Sarah Duckett : 39 yrs

Annie L : 14 yrs

 

18 East Street

1851 Census


Ann Sherwood : Straw Bonnet Maker : 41 yrs

William : Cordwainer : 26 yrs





1861 Census


John Heaydon : Optician : 33 yrs

Mary : 33 yrs

John : 15 yrs

Francis : 14 yrs

Henry : 12 yrs

Stephen : 9 yrs

Mary A : 6 yrs

Emily M : 4 yrs




Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 28 September 1867


By order of the Mortgagee under power of sale.  King and King are instructed to sell by auction at their rooms, 130 Queens Street, on Wednesday, October 16th, 1867, at seven o’clock punctually, -


37 High Street

A Business Premises having a commanding frontage in the best portion of the street and tenanted by Mr Abrahams and Mr Moss


18 East Street

A dwelling house let to Mr Duckett, with two tenements in rear.  Together with 

The office at corner of camber tenanted by Messrs Fraser and White



1871 Census


Mary Brian : Labourer’s Wife : 34 yrs



1881 Census


John Seward : Seaman, Steam Tug : 32 yrs

Jane : 35 yrs




1891 Census


Fanny Border : Grocer : 58 yrs

Alfred : Commission Agent : 35 yrs

Alfred : 10 yrs

Sally Fox : 5 yrs


Portsmouth Evening News : Thursday 21 March 1907

The Yorkshire House Coal Co

Are supplying their coals for cash on delivery at the following reduced prices


Best Nuts : 25/6

Best Silkstone : 27/-

Special House Coal : thoroughly recommended : 26/-

Best Wallsend : 28/-

No White Ash.  Thoroughly screened.  Delivered Free.


Benjamin Hill : 18, 20 22 East Street

 

19 East Street

1851 Census


Thomas Howell : Retired Merchant : 76 yrs

Sarah : 60 yrs

John : Merchant : 26 yrs

Amelia : 19 yrs



1861 Census


John A H Howell : Proprietor of Houses : 38 yrs

Elizabeth M McCalliff : Housekeeper : 55 yrs





1871 Census


Sarah Smith : Nurse : 71 yrs

Ellen Collridge : Boot Sewer & Folder : 30 yrs

Charles : Labourer ; 30 yrs

Sarah : 3 yrs

Elizabeth A : 1 yr


Walter Wakeley : Tailor  : 22 yrs

Jeanette ; 22 yrs


Edwin Humphries : Merchant Seaman : 28 yrs

Annie : 23 yrs





1881 Census


Sarah Smith : 80 yrs

Ellen Baker : Charwoman : 40 yrs

Bessie Colebridge : 12 yrs

Sarah Baker : 2 yrs

Infant : 1 month


Henry Sherett : General Labourer : 38 yrs

Clara : 35 yrs

Louisa Cross : Tailoress : 28 yrs


William Beak : Retired Spirit Dealer : 74 yrs

Esther : 40 yrs

Willie : 12 yrs



1891 Census


John Gallagher : Gun Wharf Labourer : 52 yrs

Ann : 47 yrs

John F : 10 yrs

Edward M : 8 yrs

Ernest G : 6 yrs

Thomas H White : Living on own means : 65 yrs

John Hayton : Gun Wharf labourer : 40 yrs



1911 Census


George Moore : Fisherman : 45 yrs

Ellen : 43 yrs

John : Boiler Maker, Dockyard : 21 yrs

Alice : 19 yrs

Harriett : 16 yrs

Henry : 14 yrs

William : 10 yrs

Elizabeth : 8 yrs

Florence : 5 yrs

Ellen : 3 yrs

 

20 East Street

1851 Census


House Uninhabited




1861 Census


Susannah M Lemon : Master Mariner’s Wife : 30 yrs

John B : 6 yrs

Henry G : 3 yrs

Joseph Morgan : Day Labourer : 50 yrs

William : Painter : 20 yrs

Henry : Painter : 19 yrs

Edward : 13 yrs





1871 Census


Susan Lemmon : Merchant Seaman’s Wife : 40 yrs

Henry : 13 yrs

William : 3 yrs

Stephen : 7 yrs

Susanna ; 5 yrs

Alfred : 4 yrs

George : 2 yrs





1881 Census


Susannah Lemmon : Master Mariner’s Wife : 50 yrs

Susannah : Dressmaker : 15 yrs

Alred : Mariner’s Apprentice : 14 yrs

George : 12 yrs

Charles : 9 yrs


Richard Seal : Master Mariner : 36 yrs

Mary Ann : 35 yrs

Caroline Bryant : 9 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Thursday 21 March 1907

The Yorkshire House Coal Co

Are supplying their coals for cash on delivery at the following reduced prices


Best Nuts : 25/6

Best Silkstone : 27/-

Special House Coal : thoroughly recommended : 26/-

Best Wallsend : 28/-

No White Ash.  Thoroughly screened.  Delivered Free.


Benjamin Hill : 18, 20 22 East Street

 

21 East Street

1851 Census


Ann Sims : School Mistress




1861 Census


Dave Arlis : Foreman to Dock Contractor ; 49 yrs

Mary : 39 yrs

Mary : 14 yrs

James P : 2 yrs

Elizabeth : 1 yr

Martha : Nursemaid : 13 yrs



1871 Census


Sarah Batchelor : Merchant Seaman’s Wife : 34 yrs

Robert : 13 yrs

William : 11 yrs

Thomas ; 7 yrs

George : 5 yrs

Susanna : 4 yrs

Charles : 2 yrs

Frederick : 24 yrs


James Mills : Greenwich Pensioner : 48 yrs

Harriet : 45 yrs

Henry : Labourer ; 14 yrs

John : 11 yrs

Albert : 9 yrs

Harriet : 4 yrs


John Lemmon : Supported by son-in-law :  74 yrs

Susanna : 68 yrs

Samuel : Merchant Seaman : 29 yrs



1881 Census


Robert Batchelor : Master Mariner : 50 yrs

Sarah : 42 yrs

William : Master Mariner : 21 yrs

Thomas : Bargeman : 17 yrs

George : Boy in Yacht : 15 yrs

Susan : 14 yrs

Charles : 12 yrs

Frederick : 10 yrs

Robert : Mariner, Coasting : 22 yrs


James Mills : Naval Pensioner : 60 yrs

Harriet : 54 yrs

Henry : Carman : 24 yrs


John Mills : General Labourer ; 21 yrs

Albert : Coasting mariner : 19 yrs

Harriet : 14 yrs



1891 Census


Augustus Burnett : Publican : 30 yrs

Sophia : 31 yrs

Augustus W : 4 yrs

Frederick W : 2 yrs

Patty L Patterson : 20 yrs

Mark : Seaman : 24 yrs

Edward Bennett : Meter, Coal : 59 yrs

William Crompton : 54 yrs



1861 Census 


“Anchor”


William Heath : Beer Retailer : 52 yrs

Eliza S : 47 yrs

Mary J : 9 yrs

James Malser : Mariner : 82 yrs

Emma West :  43 yrs

Emma : 2 yrs

Elizabeth Piper : House Servant : 16 yrs

James Schmoyer : Mast Maker : 55 yrs

Sarah A : 27 yrs

Matilda : Milliner : 17 yrs

Elizabeth : 10 yrs.


1871 Census

Simon Cordyon : Licensed Victualler ; 39 yrs

Frances : 37 yrs

Elizabeth : 15 yrs

Simon : 5 yrs

Mary : 3 yrs



1911 Census

“Anchor”


John Rundle : Stationary Engine Driver & Publican : 44 yrs

Grace : 42 yrs

Percy Charles Burt : 9 yrs

 

22 East Street

1851 Census


Benjamin Carter : Shipwright : 25 yrs

1861 : Shipwright 35 yrs, living at 47 St Thomas’s Street with Sarah 37 yrs, Elizabeth 13 yrs, Sarah 11 yrs, Emma 9 yrs, Benjamin 7 yrs, James 5 yrs


Sarah : 26 yrs

Elizabeth : 11 yrs

Sarah : 11 yrs


William Beale : Fisherman : 55 yrs

Hannah : 51 yrs




1861 Census


Charles Lewis : Merchant Mariner : 28 yrs

Sarah : 23 yrs

Jessie Heath : Seaman’s Wife : 24 yrs

Ellen : 2 yrs

Thomas : Printer : 19 yrs

Mary A : 17 yrs

Edward : Errand Boy : 15 yrs

Louisa : 13 yrs

William : 11 yrs

Edward Elliott : Fisherman : 57 yrs

Ann : 54 yrs

William Elkins : Barrowman : 69 yrs

Sophia : 69 yrs

Sophia Rogers : Seamstress : 39 yrs

Thomas W : 7 yrs





1871 Census


Anne R Copsey : Merchant Seaman’s Wife : 34 yrs

John W Gatwicke : 10 yrs

Charles Lewis : merchant Seaman : 38 yrs

Sarah : 38 yrs

Sarah A : 9 yrs

William C : 7 yrs

Eliza : 5 yrs

Alfred : 1 yrs


George Camp : Floating Bridge Porter : 33 yrs

Maria : 32 yrs

Henry : 10 yrs

Eliza : 9 yrs

William : 7 yrs

Maria : 5 yrs

Alfred : 3 yrs

David : 1 yr

William : Stone Mason : 63 yrs

Eli Kingswell : Labourer : 18 yrs



1881 Census


Edward Main : Waterman : 64 yrs

Mary : 62 yrs

Joseph Kemp : Cork Cutter : 28 yrs

Mary F : Certified School Mistress : 29 yrs

Elina M : 6 yrs

Flora M : 2 yrs


Henry Underdown : Coasting Mariner : 39 yrs

Caroline : 31 yrs

Henry S : 8 yrs

Thomas William : 6 yrs

Caroline A : 1 yr





1891 Census


Thomas Jenkins : General Labourer : 64 yrs

Amelia : 63 yrs

Charles : Fishmonger : 31 yrs

Annie : Dressmaker : 23 yrs

Daisy : 4 yrs

John Colbert : Sailor : 45 yrs

Sarah : 37 yrs

Alice : Brush Maker : 15 yrs



Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 10 December 1892

Augustus Burnett, Master Mariner, of 22 East Street, pleaded guilty to assaulting his brother, Robert Burnett, early this morning, in the presence of Constable Stares.  Prosecutor, who lives at 47 Warblington Street, and is foreman to Messrs Fraser & White, coal merchants, stated that he was on the Town Quay this morning, when his brother came up and spoke about money matters.  They had words together, and finally his brother struck him on the mouth and knocked him down.  Constable Stares stated that he heard the brothers quarrelling.  Defendant said that “he didn’t rob the men like his brother did” when prosecutor retorted by saying that defendant’s “old woman robbed the men”, whereupon Augustus knocked Robert down.  Bench inflicted a fine 0f 20s., including costs.



Portsmouth Evening News : Thursday 21 March 1907

The Yorkshire House Coal Co

Are supplying their coals for cash on delivery at the following reduced prices


Best Nuts : 25/6

Best Silkstone : 27/-

Special House Coal : thoroughly recommended : 26/-

Best Wallsend : 28/-

No White Ash.  Thoroughly screened.  Delivered Free.


Benjamin Hill : 18, 20 22 East Street

 

23 East Street

1851 Census


Paul Artis : General Dealer : 36 yrs

Charlotte : 36 yrs

William : 9 yrs

Mary Ann : 4 yrs


George Green : Master Mariner : 49 yrs

Jane : 58 yrs

James Gain : Mariner : 18 yrs


George Stroud : Mariner : 27 yrs

Elizabeth : 21 yrs


1861 Census


George Bellinger : Labourer : 38 yrs

Mary : Stay Maker : 40 yrs

Jane Lock : Laundress : 67 yrs

John Vick : Policeman : 44 yrs

Elizabeth : Dressmaker : 45 yrs

Henry Underdown : Merchant Seaman : 54 yrs

Ann : 52 yrs

Emma : 15 yrs



1871 Census


Edward Main : Merchant Seaman ; 26 yrs

Ann : 27 yrs

Emma : 3 yrs



John Vick : Labourer : 53 yrs

Elizabeth : Dressmaker : 54 yrs


Ann Underdown : Merchant Seaman’s Wife : 62 yrs

Elizabeth Capel : 7 yrs




1881 Census


Henry Underdown : Merchant Mariner, Retired : 74 yrs

Ann : 72 yrs

Clara A James : 11 yrs


Sophia Rogers : Laundress : 58 yrs

Thomas : General Labourer : 27 yrs


William Flett : Soldier, RA : 29 yrs

Susan : 24 yrs

Margaret : 56 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 12 February 1927

Seaborne

As owners of the largest house coal yard in the country. Fraser & White Ltd., of 23 East Street, Gosport and Fareham, beg to give notice that they are receiving cargoes of Best Yorkshire Coal and advise customers to buy at greatly reduced prices now that this quality is again available

Phone 2128

 

23a East Street

1851 Census


Elizabeth Rex : Charwoman : 28 yrs

George : 4 yrs

Mary : 2 yrs

Sarah : 2 yrs

Thomas : 9 months


John Vick : Railway Porter : 33 yrs

Elizabeth : 34 yrs

Jane Luck : Laundress : 52 yrs

Henry : Mariner : 31 yrs


James Mills : Camber Bridge Keeper : 57 yrs

Mary : 56 yrs

James : Seaman, Rigger : 29 yrs

Eliza : 24 yrs

Henry Brooker : Mariner : 28 yrs



1891 Census 

 Unoccupied

 

24 East Street

1881 Census

Albert Taylor : Licensed Victualler : 29 yrs

Lucy : 39 yrs

Albert : 12 yrs

 

25 East Street

1851 Census


John Lemmon : Mariner : 49 yrs


1841 : Mariner 40 yrs, living at Seager’s Court with Susan 38 yrs, Harriet 16 yrs, John 13 yrs, Hannah 11 yrs, Elizabeth 8 yrs, Sarah 6 yrs, Richard 4 yrs, Samuel 8 months



1861 : Merchant Mariner 60 yrs living at 1 Beal’s Yard with Susannah 56 yrs, Richard 23 yrs, Samuel 20 yrs.


Susannah : 48 yrs

Harriet : Straw Milliner : 25 yrs

Johanna ; 28 yrs

Elizabeth : 18 yrs

Sarah : 15 yrs

Richard ; 13 yrs

Samuel : 10 yrs



1861 Census


Jessie Proctor : Pilot : 39 yrs

Eliza : 36 yrs

Afhra : 7 yrs




1871 Census


James Hale : Eating House keeper : 60 yrs

Jane : 56 yrs

Henry Young : Servant : 14 yrs



1881 Census


James Hall : Coffee Shop Keeper : 76 yrs

Jane : 62 yrs

 

25a East Street

1851 Census

John Earle : Victualler : 47 yrs

Elizabeth : 50 yrs

John : Assistant : 19 yrs

Fanny : 16 yrs

Thomas : 18 yrs

Henry Rogers : Servant : 23 yrs




1891 Census

George Sturney : Mariner : 41 yrs

Elizabeth : 36 yrs

James : Errand Boy : 14 yrs

Fred : 10 yrs

Alfred : 6 yrs

Elizabeth : 12 yrs

Jane : 8 yrs

 

26 East Street

1851 Census


Mary Ann Horan : Charwoman : 43 yrs

John : 3 yrs

Mary Hannah : 5 months




1861 Census


Edward Beale : Potato Merchant : 34 yrs

Martha : Grocer : 30 yrs

Ann : Grocer : 23 yrs



1871 Census


Edward Beale : Potato Merchant : 48 yrs

Martha : Grocer ; 42 yrs

Ann : Grocer : 44 yrs

Charlotte : Grocer : 50 yrs



1881 Census


Matilda Meaney : General Shop Keeper : 33 yrs

John : 15 yrs

Alfred : 12 yrs

Matilda : 9 yrs

Charlotte Beale : Private Property : 66 yrs






1891 Census


Stephen Stockwell Quay Labourer : 74 yrs

Sarah : Laundress : 72 yrs

Thomas W : Quay Labourer : 32 yrs


Mary Bailey : Laundress : 45 yrs

Sarah Pearman : 22 yrs

Henry Bailey : Boiler Maker : 20 yrs

Emily : 15 yrs

Joseph Pearman : Able Seaman : 23 yrs




1901 Census


Louisa McDougal



1911 Census


Herbert Harvey : Coal Porter : 26 yrs

Louisa : 22 yrs

Herbert : 4 months

Louisa : 2 yrs


John Chappell : Fireman, Steam Tug : 37 yrs

Lavinia ; 37 yrs

William : Stoker, RN : 18 yrs

Ernest : Cabin Boy, Tug : 14 yrs

Caroline : 12 yrs

Beatrice : 10 yrs

John J : 9 yrs

Lilian : 7 yrs

Violet : 5 yrs

George : 3 yrs

Frederick : 1 yr

 

26 East Street : Back of

1881 Census

George Henry White : Collier, Mariner : 33 yrs


1847 : 3 March, Baptised in Portsmouth.  Father Joseph White, mother Mary White

1870 : 14 August, married Sarah Mary Grinder at St Mary’s Portsea.

1891 : Pilot 42 yrs, widower, living at Grand Parade with Sarah 20 yrs, Amy 18 yrs, Henrietta 16 yrs, Alice 11 yrs, William 10 yrs, George 8 yrs, Sidney 6 yrs, Daisy 4 yrs, Edward 2 yrs, Bertha 9 months

1901 : Pilot 55 yrs, living at 8 Grand Parade with Sarah 30 yrs, Henrietta 27 yrs,Alice 20 yrs, William 19 yrs, George 17 yrs, Sidney 15 yrs, Daisy 14 yrs, Edwin 12 yrs, Bertha 10 yrs.

1922 : April, died in Portsmouth, aged 76 yrs

Sarah M : 27 yrs

Amy Alice : 8 yrs

Sarah Amy : 10 yrs

Henrietta : 6 yrs

George Henry : 4 yrs

Alice M A : 2 yrs

William : 9 months

 

27 East Street

1871 Census


Unoccupied


1881 Census

Building Unoccupied



1891 Census

Henry R Mills : Beer House Keeper : 34 yrs


1861 : 3 yrs, living at 3 Blake’s Yard with James 40 yrs, Harriet 34 yrs, James 9 yrs, John 1 yr.

1871 : 14 yrs, living at 21 East Street with Father James Mills 49 yrs, mother Harriet 45 yrs, John 11 yrs, Albert 9 yrs, Harriet 4 yrs.

1881 Carman 24 yrs, living at 21 East Street with James 60 yrs, Harriet 54 yrs, John 21 yrsAlbert 19 yrs, Harriet 14 yrs.

1901 : Publican & Casual Labourer 46 yrs, living at 27 East Street with Elizabeth 44 yrs, Matilda 17 yrs, Henry 12 yrs, Elizabeth 10 yrs, Mabel 7 yrs.

1911 : Beer House Keeper 55 yrs, living with wife Matilda Elizabeth 55 yrs, Henry Rinabols 22 yrs, Elizabeth Ann 21 yrs, Mabel Sarah 17 yrs

1946 : January, died in Portsmouth aged 89 yrs.


Elizabeth : 34 yrs

Harriet : 6 yrs

Henry : 2 yrs

Elizabeth : 1 yr

Alfred Kitchenor : Stoker, RN : 24 yrs

Albert Hill : Mariner : 24 yrs

 

27 East Street
“William 4th”

1861 Census 


“William 4th”



Precilla White : Dressmaker :24 yrs

… Banks : Mariner’s wife : 25 yrs

William Steer : Beer Seller : 30 yrs

Harriett : 29 yrs

James : 8 yrs

John : 4 months

Harriett  Bringecom : House Servant : 14 yrs



1911 Census


Henry Richard Mills : Beer House Keeper : 55 yrs

Matilda Elizabeth : 55 yrs

Henry Rinabols : Dockyard labourer : 22 yrs

Elizabeth Ann : 21 yrs

Mabel Sarah : 17 yrs

 

28 East Street

1871 Census

Henry Chalcraft : Licensed Victualler : 57 yrs

Caroline : 58 yrs

Ruth : Assists in Bar & House : 20 yrs

Frank : Assists in Bar and House : 15 yrs



1881 Census


Richard Minnis : Licensed Victualler : 47 yrs

Elizabeth : 41 yrs

Mary A : 11 yrs

Elizabeth : 10 yrs

Richard : 9 yrs

Samuel : 7 yrs

Caroline : 2 yrs


1891 Census

Henry Weltch : Engine Fitter : 34 yrs

Sarah : 29 yrs

Sarah Eliza : 6 yrs

Lily M : 4 yrs

Henry C : 2 yrs


John Meades : Waterman : 39 yrs

Mary A : 37 yrs

Alice M M : 17 yrs

Amelia : 12 yrs

Frances : 9 yrs

Eliza : 5 yrs

John : 2 yrs

William : 4 months

Susan : 70 yrs



1911 Census


John Meades : Corporation Coal Meter : 59 yrs

Mary Ann : 57 yrs

John : 1st Mate, Steam Tug : 22 yrs

William : Ship’s Fireman : 20 yrs

Ellen : Machinist, Corset : 18 yrs

Mabel : 15 yrs

Arthur E : 13 yrs

 

29 East Street

1871 Census

William Lewis : Ship Letter Carrier : 17 yrs

Amelia : 66 yrs

Henry : Grocer, Master : 36 yrs

Alfred : Grocer’s Shopman : 25 yrs

Ann Sparshott : General Servant : 19 yrs



1881 Census


Amelia Lewis : Grocer & Fruiterer : 76 yrs

Henry : Mariner : 46 yrs

George Genge : Waterman : 24 yrs

Sarah Lewis : 19 yrs



1891 Census

John W Nightingale : Pensioner : 55 yrs


1857 : 7 December, married Rachel Brown at St Thomas’s

1881 : General Porter 44 yrs, living at 14 court No 3 with Rachel 48 yrs


Rachel : 56 yrs

Harriet Main : Laundress : 48 yrs

Harriet : 26 yrs

Rose : Laundress : 23 yrs

Reuben : Barber’s Apprentice ; 17 yrs





1911 Census


William Charles Lewis : Skilled Labourer, Government Dockyard : 47 yrs

Alfred : Skilled Labourer, Government Dockyard : 42 yrs

Emily : Housekeeper : 37 yrs

 

30 East Street

1861 Census


William Lewis : Ship Letter Carrier : 58 yrs

Amelia : 56 yrs

Henry : Grocer : 26 yrs

Edward G Penge  : 17 yrs

Charles Lewis : Mariner : 19 yrs

Mary J Parker : House Servant : 19 yrs

James Jackson : Mariner : 32 yrs




1871 Census


John Carpenter : Cane Worker : 30 yrs

Rose : 33 yrs

Fanny : 15 yrs

John : 8 yrs

David : 6 yrs

Hannah : 4 yrs

Rose : 3 yrs

Charles : 5 months

David : Cane Worker : 56 yrs

Hannah : 62 yrs

William Howells : Wine worker : 49 yrs

Mark Levi : Hawker : 22 yrs

Henry Cousins : Hawker : 59 yrs

James Johnson : Merchant Seaman : 22 yrs

Charles Paine : Shoemaker : 41 yrs

William Jones : Basket Maker : 40 yrs

John Lawson : Labourer : 58 yrs








1881 Census


Alfred Lewis : Grocer & Fruiterer : 35 yrs

E Sarah : 33 yrs

Alfred : 7 yrs

Emma : 5 yrs

Julia : 1 yr


Thackston Crafts : Mariner : 24 yrs

Catherine : 25 yrs

Kate R : 3 yrs

Ann A J Windsor : Charwoman : 41 yrs

George A : Labourer : 16 yrs



Portsmouth Evening News : Tuesday 3 January 1882

The Borough Coroner (W H Garrington Esq ) held an inquest at the Orange Tree, East Street, this afternoon, touching the death of Amelia Lewis, a widow, aged 77 years, late of 30 East Street.  Alfred Lewis, grocer, of East Street, stated that he rose at an early hour on Friday morning, the 23rd ult.,  in order to remove a boat from the beach to the Camber on account of the state of the tide.  Having done so he returned to the house occupied by deceased, who was his mother, and lit the fire. While in the sitting room he heard loud shrieks and on going upstairs, found deceased standing at the door of her room. Her underclothing was on fire, and he distinguished the flames by folding the dress tightly around her.  He then called his niece who slept in an adjoining room, and deceased was undressed and put to bed.  Deceased afterwards told him that, hearing him about, she got up and dressed, but finding that it was so early, she lay down again.  In doing so a silk handkerchief, which she was in the habit of wearing instead of a night-cap, fell to the ground, and while picking it up she upset a lighted candle, which ignited the handkerchief.  She then tried to extinguish the fire, by stamping upon it, and her clothing was thus set on fire.  Dr Cranbrook, Southsea, who attended and dressed the injuries, stated that deceased was severely burnt on the legs, thighs, and lower part of the body.  The case from the first was hopeless, and deceased continued to sink and died on Saturday evening.  Verdict - “Accidental Death”





1891 Census


Alfred Lewis : Grocer & Fruiterer : 45 yrs

Sarah E : 43 yrs

Alfred W : Apprentice Coach Builder : 17 yrs

Emma S : 15 yrs

Julia M : 11 yrs

George S : 8 yrs

Henry : Mariner, Merchant Service : 58 yrs



1911 Census


Frederick J C Bradley : Coal Porter : 46 yrs

Alice : 43 yrs

Olive H : 12 yrs

Harry C : 10 yrs

Ivy W : 8 yrs

Harold E : 3 yrs

Henry Burnett : Corporation Coal Meter : 45 yrs


Alfred Charles Meager : Labourer, Coal Heaver : 42 yrs

Sarah Ann : Charwoman : 42 yrs

Jessie Annie Munday : 11 yrs


James Laishley : General labourer : 48 yrs

Sabina Elizabeth Leslie : Charwoman : 53 yrs

 

31 East Street

Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 5 May 1817

To be sold by auction, at the Coal Exchange, on the Point of Portsmouth, on Saturday the 10th day of May, 1817, between the hours the hours of six and seven in the evening - All that good substantial freehold dwelling house, No 31, situated on the south side of the East Street, on the point of Portsmouth aforesaid, containing large front and back parlours, four upright bed chambers, and two attics, and measures in front about 18 feet, and in depth about 86 feet, occupied by Mr Westcott, the proprietor, who, to accommodate a purchaser, will give immediate possession.

The house has a communication with the camber of Portsmouth, and the proprietor rents a wharf of the Corporation, attached to the premises.  For further particulars apply to Mr R Hart, Attorney and Notary, Portsmouth.



1861 Census


Henry Ludwig : Lodging House Keeper : 35 yrs


1871 : Licensed Victualler “Prussian Eagle Tavern” Broad Street 45 yrs, with Eve 40 yrs, Mary 1 5yrs, Ellen 13 yrs, Henry 10 yrs, Louise 7 yrs, Lizzie 5 yrs, Henrietta 3 yrs


1881 : Publican “Prussian Eagle 9 Broad Street 53 yrs with Eve 50 yrs, Louisa 17 yrs, Henrietta 13 yrs, George 10 yrs.


1891 : Lodging House Keeper, widower 63 yrs, living at 9 Broad Street with Louisa 27 yrs


1901 : 73 yrs living at 11 Colpoy Street Portsea  with daughter Louisa Lyons 36 yrs


1908 : Died in Portsmouth aged 81 yrs.


Eve : 30 yrs

John : 11 yrs

Mary : 5 yrs

Ellen : 3 yrs

Henry : 11 months

Lawrence : Painter : 72 yrs

John Crawford : Baker : 42 yrs

Ann : Dressmaker : 48 yrs

Andrew : 5 yrs

Thomas Foster : Painter : 48 yrs

Louisa M : Cook : 35 yrs

Louisa M : 5 yrs

Goerge Taylor :Labourer : 40 yrs

Elizabeth : 39 yrs

Sherman Mechel : Musician : 20 yrs

Margaretta : Musician : 21 yrs

Leonard : Musician : 23 yrs

Anna : Musician : 26 yrs

Frederick : Basket Maker : 25 yrs

George Burman : Sailor : 38 yrs

John Brown : Labourer : 37 yrs

Thomas Cowel :Smith : 35 yrs

George Shune : Confectioner : 41 yrs

George Smith : Labourer : 29 yrs

George Carcy : Labourer : 30 yrs

John Turner : Labourer : 26 yrs

Henry Humphreys : Labourer : 40 yrs

John Mills : 50 yrs

Henry Mans : Labourer : 58 yrs

James Daily : Labourer : 30 yrs

Mary : 28 yrs


1871 Census


Sarah Rimes : Dressmaker :58 yrs

Henry Sawyer : Merchant Seaman : 27 yrs

Louisa : 22 yrs

Louisa : 2 yrs

Sarah : 11 months



1881 Census


Stephen Stockwell : Waterman : 64 yrs

Sarah : Laundress : 62 yrs

Thomas : Labourer : 23 yrs

Henry Bailey : Labourer : 35 yrs

Mary : 35 yrs

Sarah : 12 yrs

Henry : 10 yrs

Emily C : 5 yrs

 

32 East Street

Hampshire Telegraph : Monday 28 November 1803

Portsmouth Point, to be sold by private contract, all that large and commodious dwelling house, with the kitchen, yard and appurtenances thereto belonging, situate on the south side of East Street, No 32, now in the occupation of Mrs Pucknell, the widow of the late William Pucknell, builder, who, to accommodate the purchaser, will give immediate possession.

Also a large freehold messuage, with the shop, bakehouse, and appurtenances belonging, situate on the east side of  and adjoining the last mentioned premises, in the occupation of the widow Hicks and others, tenants at will.

Also, five freehold messuages, with their appurtenances, together with a large and commodious school room, situate behind the premises last mentioned, in the several occupations of Messrs Alresford, Savage, Pond, Kains, and Ray, tenants at will.

Also two leasehold messuages, with their appurtenances, situate on the south end of and adjoining the last mentioned premises, in the several occupations of Mess Cook and Burnett, tenants at will.

All the above premises have communication with the camber of Portsmouth, which strongly recommend them to the notice of merchants and persons in the seafaring line

Mr R Hart, St Thomas Street, Portsmouth.





1861 Census


Christopher Pearson : Engine Driver, Factory : 37 yrs


1881 : Greengrocer 52 yrs, living at 19 Bath Square with wife Ann 47 yrs


Ann E Spencer : 29 yrs

Charles Vine : General Dealer : 22 yrs

Ann : 22 yrs

Charles W : 3 yrs

Alfred H : 1 yr

Eliza Mansfield : Tailoress : 18 yrs

John Boulson : Musician RM : 38 yrs

Caroline : 32 yrs

John T : 3 yrs

Caroline R : 5 yrs



1881 Census


Henry J M Heath : Shoe Maker : 72 yrs

Elizabeth : Mangler : 63 yrs

Richard : Costermonger : 34 yrs


Sarah Calbert : Seaman, Yachtsman’s Wife : 27 yrs

Alice : 5 yrs

Annie Jenkins : 14 yrs


Henry Shawyer : Coastal Mariner : 37 yrs

Emma : 28 yrs

Henry : 2 yrs


Charles Jenkins : Fish Hawker : 22 yrs






1891 Census


James Banfield : Shipwright : 29 yrs

Mary A : 27 yrs

Lottie E : 4 yrs

Lillian L : 1 yr


Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 25 April 1894

Fully Licensed Public to let, genuine business, under good brewers ; same hands seven years.  32 east Street.


1911 Census

“The Ellington”

W Smith : Publican : 58 yrs

E : 56 yrs

R : Fish Fryer : 24 yrs

A : 16 yrs


M Lessper : 40 yrs

J Crispin : Pensioner : 57 yrs

L Batten : 46 yrs.

 

33 East Street

1861 Census


Sophia Savage : Mangler : 55 yrs

William : Carpenter : 17 yrs


1844 : 5 May, Baptised at St Thomas’s.  Father Joseph Savage, mother Sophia




1911 : George William, Joiner Pensioner, Dockyard 67 yrs, living at 16 Guildford Road Portsea with wife Ellen 66 yrs


Jane : 13 yrs

Henry Nichols : House Painter : 19 yrs

Richard Seal : Merchant Seaman : 55 yrs

Elizabeth : 52 yrs

Elizabeth : 19 yrs

Richard : 17 yrs

Louisa Allen : Dressmaker :26 yrs

William : 5 yrs

Matilda : 3 yrs

Matilda : Dressmaker : 20 yrs

Henry Heath : Cordwainer : 52 yrs

Elizabeth : 43 yrs

Richard : 14 yrs

William Bryant : Navy Pensioner : 59 yrs

Mary A : 47 yrs

Edward : 10 yrs

John : 8 yrs

Thomas : 5 yrs

William Knightley : Royal Marine : 35 yrs

Mary J : 36 yrs

John W Hoare : 64 yrs

At the Back

William Beale : Fisherman : 64 yrs

Anna : 61 yrs

Mary Blampin : Laundress : 38 yrs

Mary : 7 yrs

James Tubbs : Shipwright : 26 yrs

Jemima : 23 yrs






1871 Census


Henry Heath : Formerly Shoemaker : 62 yrs

Elizabeth : Mangler : 52 yrs

Richard : Hawker : 24 yrs

Emma : 27 yrs


Jane Little : Tailoress : 39 yrs


Emma Cooper : Merchant Seaman’s Wife : 35 yrs


Thomas Peachy : Merchant Seaman : 41 yrs

 

34 East Street

1881 Census

Thomas Meades : Licensed Victualler : 61 yrs


1819 : 2 August born


1820 : 30 April, Baptised at St Thomas’s.  Father Thomas Meades, mother Mary Ann


1871 : Licensed Victualler 53 yrs, living at 40 East Street with Louisa 49 yrs, Mary A 14 yrs.


Louisa : 59 yrs



1891 Census

George Scarrott : Sailmaker : 39 yrs

Joseph : Mariner, Merchant Service : 27 yrs

Joseph G : 12 yrs

Arthur Bridle : Groom : 36 yrs

 

35 East Street

1881 Census

Anna C Burden : Grocer : 42 yrs

Mary A Day : 55 yrs

Daniel G : Labourer : 30 yrs

Louisa : Housemaid : 17 yrs

Charlotte : Servant, out of place : 15 yrs

 

36 East Street

1881 Census

Stephen Alford : Customs Officer : 79 yrs


1801 : 17 April, born in Portsmouth

1802 : 17 June, baptised at St Thomas’s.  Father. John Alford, mother Ann

1825 : 14 August, married Martha Roberton at Portsmouth

1841 : Customs 40 yrs, living in East Street with Martha 35 yrs, Louisa 15 yrs

1851 : Officer of Customs 49 yrs living in East Street with Martha 45 yrs, Louisa 25 yrs

1861 : Customs Officer 59 yrs, living at 42 East Street with wife Martha 55 yrs & Louisa 34 yrs

Martha : 75 yrs

Louisa : 55 yrs



1891 Census

Peter Smith : Boatman : 55 yrs

Thomas Fitzgerald : Apprentice : 16 yrs

William Anderson : 6 yrs



1911 Census


Emma Arenell : General Shop Dealer : 43 yrs

Ellen : Factory Hand : 19 yrs

George Batchelor : Boatman : 42 yrs

 

37 East Street

1881 Census

Benjamin Rich : General Labourer : 44 yrs

Ann : 47 yrs

William Lancaster : Formerly Bargeman : 84 yrs


Ann Creek : 52 yrs

Joseph J : Brewer’s Clerk : 19 yrs

George : Postal Telegraph Messenger : 15 yrs

 

38 East Street

1881 Census

William Passingham : Brewer’s Agent : 45 yrs


1837 : 27 August, baptised at St Andrew’s Farlington.  Father Daniel, mother Jane.

1841 : 5 yrs, living at Owlesbury with Daniel 35 yrs, Mary 26 yrs, Harriet 2 yrs, Henry 3 months

1851 : 13 yrs, living at Cowplain with widower father Daniel 40 yrs, James 17 yrs, Ann 15 yrs Eliza 7 yrs, Ellen 4 yrs

1860 : 31 March, married Elizabeth Snow at St Mary’s Portsea.

1861 : Carpenter & Joiner 25 yrs, living at Chandos Street Portsea with wife Elizabeth 24 yrs, William 3 months

1891 : Mineral Water Maker 55 yrs, living at 126 High Street with wife Elizabeth 54 yrs


Elizabeth : 44 yrs

William : Bricklayer : 20 yrs

Elizabeth : 19 yrs

George : Traveller, Mineral Water : 19 yrs


1891 Census

William H Pyle : Eating House Keeper : 51 yrs

Helen S : 40 yrs

Robert J : Teacher : 14 yrs

Augustus H : 12 yrs

Elsie A : 9 yrs

Edith Roberts : General Domestic : 14 yrs


1911 Census


Mabel Cleall : Dressmaker : 22 yrs

Flora : 46 yrs

Freddie : 4 yrs

Benjamin Bleach : Coal Porter : 40 yrs

Henry Bakes : Fish Dealer : 47 yrs

Ernest Lale : Gardener : 36 yrs

Ethel Evans ; 23 yrs

William : Furniture Remover : 28 yrs

Cessie : 4 yrs

Francis : 1 yr

 

39 East Street

1861 Census



George Palmer : Mariner RN : 36 yrs

Charlotte : 36 yrs

Mary Heart : Greengrocer : 76 yrs

Sarah Adams : 16 yrs



1871 Census


Henry Wingate : Bargeman : 50 yrs

Elizabeth : 42 yrs

William : 11 yrs

George Tills : Merchant Seaman : 35 yrs.

 

40 East Street

1871 Census

“Prince ?”

Thomas Meades : Licensed Victualler : 52 yrs

(born 2 Aug 1819, bapt 30 Apr 1820 St Thomas’s, Father Thomas, Mother Mary Ann)

(1861, Master Mariner living at 3 Ivy St.  Married Louisa Collins 21 Sept 1840 in Alverstoke.  1841 living at 34 East St.)

Louisa : 49 yrs

Mary A : 14 yrs

Caroline Butchers : Servant : 27 yrs



1891 Census

Frank Tringham : Licensed Victualler : 33 yrs

Mary Morgan : Manageress : 53 yrs

George Kelsey : Manager, Navy Pensioner : 47 yrs

Francis McCann : Potman, Army Pensioner : 57 yrs

Sarah McDonald : Housemaid : 23 yrs


Kate Featherstone : Vocalist : 25 yrs


John Wheatley : Musician : 36 yrs

Ellen : Laundress : 37 yrs

Frederick : 12 yrs

Louie : 10 yrs





1911 Census


Mary Jane Suflin : 34 yrs

James Murven Allen : Storekeeper, Beer Retailer : 26 yrs

Alice Beatrice Stafford : 28 yrs

William : Cook, RN : 28 yrs

Mary Ann Glanville : 74 yrs

William Frederick Stafford : 5 yrs

Beatrice Jane : 3 yrs

James A : 2 yrs


Charles Mariner : Warehouseman : 49 yrs

Harry : Errand Boy : 15 yrs

 

41 East Street

1871 Census

Anne C Burden : Grocer, Master : 52 yrs

Eliza P : Grocer’s Assistant : 14 yrs


Elizabeth Vine : 48 yrs

Isaac : Merchant Seaman : 51 yrs

Edwin : Merchant Seaman ; 12 yrs

 

42 East Street

1871 Census

Martha Alford : Custom Officer’s Wife : 65 yrs

Louisa : 45 yrs.


Portsmouth Evening News : Friday 23 August 1878

Wanted, those who study Economy to know that the best place for thoroughly durable boots, either ready-made or measure, is at 42 and 43 East Street ( opposite Humby’s Beehive)  J H Richards, Proprietor.  Maker of the noted 10s 6d Shooting Boots.


Portsmouth Evening News : Wednesday 20 October 1886

Yesterday afternoon an inquest was held at the Orange Tree Tavern, East Street, by the Coroner, T A Bramsden Esq., on the body of Charlotte Beale, 72 years of age, lately living at 42 East Street.  The deceased was a spinster, and had lived for years in apartments above the shop, refusing to leave when her sister, Martha Beale, a single woman, of Windsor Cottage, St Edward’s Road, Southsea, quitted the shop.  She was described as being of very eccentric habits, always wanting her own way, and on Sundays, dinners were sent to her by her sisters, Mrs Beale and Mrs Cox, which sometimes she had not eaten.  She had plenty of money from her property, more than enough to keep her, and her friends had also sent her money.  A fortnight ago, she visited her sister in St Edward’s Road, and had complained of pains in her chest, but when Miss Beale went on Wednesday to see the deceased, the latter would not let her in.  In consequence of a message Miss Beale again went on Sunday afternoon to see the deceased, but on knocking on the door no answer could be obtained for some little time, and then the deceased was heard to feebly say that the key was on the mantlepiece.  Her nephew subsequently got a ladder and went through the window and opened the door, when the deceased was found lying very ill on the bed, with her legs partly out, as though she had been trying to get out of bed.  Mr E K Parson, Surgeon, was called in about half past six o’clock, but the deceased died about half past eight o’clock.  There was no food in the house, and she also had money in her pocket.  The deceased had often refused to let her friends in when they went to see her ; she did the housework herself.

The Coroner’s Officer, Detective Parrett, said that none of the neighbours had seen the deceased since Friday, although she had been heard walking in her room.  Henry Reuben Beale, a nephew of the deceased, living at 63 St Thomas’s Street, gave corroborative evidence as to his father sending the deceased dinners on Sundays, but the messenger returned with the dinner on Sunday, no answer being obtained.  Subsequently several of the deceased’s relatives went to the house, and on an entry through the window being obtained by a ladder the deceased was found as already stated.  Witness saw some ham in the house, and the deceased was a sober woman.  He had been refused admission on one occasion.

Mr E K Parson, Surgeon, of King’s Terrace, said he had attended the deceased about 18 months ago for a not ver serious illness, and when he saw her at seven 0‘clock on Sunday evening she was insensible, unconscious, and in a dying condition.  The body was thin but not emaciated, and not very clean ; he saw no food in the house, but the was a small quantity of brandy and water, which he unsuccessfully endeavoured to to induce her to take.  He knew that her friends had been very kind to her, and that she had been of very eccentric and self-willed habits.  He attributed death to exhaustion by self-imposed privation.

The Coroner : “Want of proper nourishment?”

Witness : “Yes.”

Coroner : “You would not go so far as to say that she committed suicide?”

Witness : “No, but that she was negligent and callous as to her own existence.”

In reply to the Coroner, witness said that the condition of the deceased had been brought about, not in three days, but by long continued acts of privation.  Mrs Cox, deceased’d sister, said she had been refused admission to the deceased’s more than a dozen times.  The deceased had seven sovereigns in her possession when she died, and seven sovereigns more were now due to her.

The Coroner, in summing up the evidence, dwelt upon the kindness shown to the deceased by her friends, and the jury returned a verdict of “Death from exhaustion, brought about by self-imposed privation, the result of her own negligence.


1911 Census

Thomas Batchelor : Captain, Steam Boat : 47 yrs

Eva : 44 yrs

Percy : Captain’s son working on Ship : 17 yrs

Olive : 15 yrs

Archibald : 13 yrs

Ernest : 11 yrs

Frederick : 9 yrs


Samuel Kitchener : Mariner, Coal : 50 yrs

Elizabeth : 50 yrs

Elizabeth : Factory Hand, Corsets : 21 yrs

Annie Dougall : Parish Relief : 57 yrs

 

42a East Street

1891 Census

Thomas Batchelor : Merchant Mariner : 27 yrs

Eva : 24 yrs

Florence : 2 yrs

Lilly : 3 months


Ann E Hunt : Housekeeper : 18 yrs


Henry Underdown : Mariner : 84 yrs


Sophia Rogers : Laundress : 68 yrs


Albert Mills : Master Mariner : 28 yrs

Jane : 24 yrs

 

42b East Street

1871 Census

Martha Alford : Customs Officer’s Wife : 65 yrs

Louisa : 45 yrs

 

43 East Street

Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 11 November 1848

A fatal accident occurred in the High Street on Tuesday afternoon last, by which a poor fellow, named Anchor, son of Charles Anchor jun., Cooper, residing in East Street, lost his life.  It appears that the lad, who was only between six and seven years of age, was preceding some Royal Marine Artillery, who were returning to their barracks from Southsea Common, and when in the High Street, he stepped out of the rank of Junior Pioneers, that usually in this locality precede a body of soldiers, into the side of the road ; at this moment a cab was passing, and before the driver could see the boy he was knocked down, and the wheel passed over him.  He was immediately conveyed by one of the soldiers to the residence of his parents, where he died in about three quarters of an hour..  An inquest was held the same evening on the body by the borough coroner, when it appeared from the evidence of the medical man called to attend him that death was caused by external injuries, and of other witnesses that the unfortunate and melancholy occurrence was purely accidental.  The jury accordingly returned a verdict of “Accidental Death,” and fully exonerated the driver of the cab from all blame in the matter



1851 Census


Elizabeth Archer : School Mistress : 62 yrs

Charles : Cooper : 56 yrs

Sarah Emma : 48 yrs

John Robert : 7 yrs

Sarah Emma ; 4 yrs

Josephine : 6 months



1861 Census


Elizabeth Anchor : Governess : 73 yrs

John Main : Pilot : 51 yrs

Mary : 49 yrs

Amelia : 22 yrs

Edward : Iron & Brass Founder : 18 yrs

Elizabeth : 12 yrs

Charlotte : 10 yrs

Hannah : 6 yrs



1871 Census


Mary Main : 59 yrs

Hannah : School Mistress : 16 yrs

Ann Creek : Mangler : 42 yrs

James J : 9 yrs

Elizabeth A : 7 yrs

George : 5 yrs

William H Horley : Printer Compositor : 19 yrs

 

44 East Street

1871 Census


James T Tubb : Shipwright : 37 yrs

Jemima : 30 yrs

Sarah McDougal : 7 yrs

George J Carter : Labourer at Stores : 27 yrs

Mary A : 24 yrs

Alice R : 6 months




1911 Census

Henry Underdown : Coal Porter : 69 yrs

1872 : 12 January, married Caroline Stockwell at St Thomas’s

1881 :  Coasting Mariner 39 yrs, living at 22 East Street with Caroline 31 yrs, Henry S 8 yrs, Thomas W 6 yrs, Carolina A 1 yr

Caroline : 61 yrs

John : Lighterman : 27 yrs

George : Dockyard Labourer : 19 yrs


John Taw : Mariner : 58 yrs

Edward : Mariner : 25 yrs

Frederick : Mariner : 17 yrs

Mrs : 24 yrs

 

46 East Street

Portsmouth Evening News : Saturday 30 October 1886

A boat for sale, 18ft long; fit for pleasuring or fishing.  46 East Street



1891 Census

George Batchelor : Mariner : 28 yrs

Charles : Painter : 22 yrs

Frederick : Mariner : 20 yrs


James Wall : Shoemaker : 22 yrs

Susan : 23 yrs

Walter H : 5 months



1911 Census


James Henry Ellis : Flower : 71 yrs

Hannah : Mangle Woman : 63 yrs

 

48 East Street

1891 Census

John Lemmon : Master Mariner : 63 yrs

1828 : 25 December, John castlick Lemmon Bapt at Portsmouth.  Father John Lemmon, mother Susanna

1841 : 13 yrs, living at Seager’s Court with John Lemmon 40 yrs, Susan 38 yrs, Harriet 16 yrs, Hannah 11 yrs, Elizabeth 8 yrs, Sarah 6 yrs, Richard 4 yrs, Samuel 8 months

1881 : Master Mariner 52 yrs, Vessel “James of Poole”

Susannah : 60 yrs

William : Mariner : 29 yrs

Alfred : Mariner : 24 yrs

George : Mariner : 22 yrs



1911 Census


Frederick Pennicott : Mariner : 53 yrs

Mary : 52 yrs

Eveling : 11 yrs

Charles Dale : Printer, Journeyman : 25 yrs

Ethel : 24 yrs

John : 6 months

 

50 East Street

1891 Census

Thackston Crafts : Mariner, Merchant Service : 34 yrs

1856 : 6 August, Bapt at Portsmouth.  Father Richard Crafts, mother Rebecca.

1861 : 5 yrs, living at 2 Harbin’s Yard with Richard 32 yrs, Rebecca 39 yrs, William 19 yrs, Ann 17 yrs. Jane 14 yrs, Elizabeth 9 yrs, Isabella 2 yrs

1871 : Merchant Seaman 14 yrs, living at 2 Harbin’s Yard with Richard 62 yrs, Rebecca 46 yrs, William 30 yrs, Jane 24 yrs, Elizabeth 17 yrs, Isabella 13 yrs, Daniel 9 yrs

1881 : Mariner 24 yrs, living at 31 East Street with Catherine 25 yrs, Kate R 3 yrs

1900 : January, married Alice Robinson on Portsea 

1901 : Captain Pilot Sea Cutter 44 yrs, living at 74 St Thomas’s Street with Alice 34 yrs, Richard 14 yrs

1911 : Boatman 54 yrs, living at 74 St Thomas’s Street with Alice 44 yrs

1920 : October, married Elizabeth A Mills at Portsmouth

1942 : January, died in Portsmouth aged 85 yrs


Catherine R : 36 yrs

Kate R : 13 yrs

Sarah J : 9 yrs

Ada M : 8 yrs

Richard T : 4 yrs


Charles Hoskins : Ship Stoker : 28 yrs

Ellen A : 24 yrs



1911 Census


William Batchelor : Mariner, Yachtsman : 51 yrs

William : Mariner : 25 yrs

George : Mariner, Coal : 21 yrs

Albert : Mariner : 18 yrs

Maud : 16 yrs

Caroline : 78 yrs

William : 4 yrs

Violet : 2 yrs

Mary Churcher : 6 yrs

 

52 East Street

1891 Census

Samuel V Kitchener : Mariner : 30 yrs

(1901 living in 4 West St; 1881 living  at 2 Court 1, Camber Quay as 20 yr old coal porter with parents Samuel V and Matilda;

Elizabeth A : 30 yrs

Samuel V : 4 yrs

Elizabeth M : 1 yr

 

54 East Street

1891 Census

Ellen Downes : Beer Retailer : 50 yrs

Harry : Labourer : 19 yrs

Michael : Bus Conductor : 17 yrs

William : 9 yrs

James Alpherd : Fisherman : 60 yrs

George Aves : Labourer : 40 yrs

Michael Brists : Labourer : 56 yrs

1861 Census 


“Bridge Tavern”


George Marsh : Beer Retailer : 56 yrs

1871 : Retired Carter 67 yrs, living at 21 Warblington Street with Elizabeth 71 yrs,James Henry 31 yrs, Ann 15 yrs,


James H : Coach Painter  : 21 yrs

John T : 9 yrs


1871 Census

Elizabeth Duckett : Beer House Keeper : 46 yrs

Laura : 14 yrs

David : Assists in Bar : 23 yrs



1911 Census

“Bridge Tavern, Town Quay”

54 East Street


James Muston : Publican : 40 yrs

Mary Ann : 40 yrs

 

56 East Street

1891 Census


Unoccupied

 

East Street

“Fountain Steam Brewery”

Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 15 October 1859

Fountain Steam Brewery

John Grove, Jun., Ale & Porter

Brewer, East Street

Shipping orders executed on moderate terms.  Families supplied with small casks.  London Porter and stout in bottles.  Agents for Ashby’s Pale and Bitter Ales




Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 28 November 1863 

Mr George M Beck, is instructed to sell or let with immediate possession, - the above well-arranged desirably situate Brewery, having recently been fitted with Machinery of the upmost modern description, amply supplied with water.  To treat for the same, apply to Mr George M Beck, No 9, Queens Street

 

East Street

“Orange Tree”

Shipping and Mercantile Gazette : Monday 17 April 1848

For sale : To Ship Owners, Barge Masters and Others, by Mr J N Robinson, at the Commercial Room, Orange Tree Tavern, East Street, Point, on Thursday, April 20, 1848, at twelve for one o’clock, the following Sailing Vessels, Barges and Lighters;


Sloop Dolphin : 36 tons : 60 tons burthen

Sloop Daphne : 23 tons : 45 tons burthen

Sloop Ann : 23 tones : 45 tons burthen

Ketch New Speedwell : 34 tons : 70 tons burthen

Sailing Barge Fly : 28 tons : 55 tons burthen

Sailing Barge Southampton : 25 tons : 50 tons burthen

Sailing Barge Little Ben : 25 tons : 45 tons burthen

Sailing Barge Union : 25 tons : 50 tons burthen

Sailing Barge Louiza : 36 tons : 50 tons burthen

Sailing Barge Nelson : about 70 tons : 100 tons burthen

Sailing Barge Ino : 20 tons : 30 tons burthen

Open Barge : Gypsey : 30 tons : 70 tons burthen

Open Barge Otter : 18 tons : 40 tons burthen

Open Barge Portsmouth : about 20 tons : 40 tons burthen

Lighter No 1 : 35 tons

Lighter No 2 : 30 tons

Lighter No 3 : 25 tons

Lighter No 4 : 16 tons

Lighter No 5 : 16 tons

Lighter No 6 : 16 tons

Lighter No 7 : 14 tons

Lighter No 8 : 10 tons

Lighter No 9 : 16 tons


On Saturday following at Noon, will be sold aby auction, at the Ship Slip Flathouse, the surplus stores of the above vessels, consisting of plank, chain, rope &c..

For further particulars apply to Alfred Heather Esq., Notary, Broad Street;  to Mr James Wills, Wharfinger office, Town Quay, or the Auctioneer, at his Wine Office, 76 Broad Street



Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 4 April 1846

Death : On the 31st ult., at Mile End, Landport, Henry Joseph, infant son of Mr Bennett, of the Orange Tree Tavern, East Street



Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 10 June 1848

William Parham was charged by Martha Vogalsang, a vendor of oysters, with committing a violent assault on her in the Orange Tree, East Tree, on Saturday evening last. The complainant deposed that on the evening of the above day she went into the Orange Tree, where sat the defendant, who asked the price of her oysters ; she told him, and he purchased five penny-worth.  A dispute then arose between relative to the quality purchased, during which the defendant struck and kicked her, using threatening language towards her.

The daughter corroborated her statement ; while the defendant procured two witnesses who said complainant threw at pint mug at him, this she stoutly denied.

The bench convicted him and inflicted a penalty of 15s and 9s costs, or 14 days’ imprisonment.  He took the latter.



Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 8 July 1848

A young lad, named Edward White, who some short times since had six weeks imprisonment as a rogue and vagabond in this court, and since then two months at Gosport, was charged by Pc Moore with being found in a dwelling house of Mr Joseph Bennett, the Orange Tree Tavern, in East Street, between 12 and 1 o’clock on Sunday morning for an unlawful purpose.  Joseph Bennett deposed that he kept the Orange Tree Tavern in East Street, Point, and about half past twelve o’clock on Saturday night, as he was about to go to bed, he was called on by Pc Moore, and from what he said he went with him down to his beer cellar, and searched, but could not find anyone; the constable, not being satisfied, searched again, and between three barrels he found the prisoner, who said he had got there for a drop of beer; he must have got into the cellar through the trap hatch; witness had no doubt he was there to let in persons after the inmates had retired to bed, and plunder the premises, as two men were seen larking about the neighbourhood; and witness expressed his satisfaction at the conduct of the constable.

Pc Moore deposed - from information he had received he went to the Orange Tree, and searched the cellar, and found the prisoner, as described.

Edward Hunt, the Governor of the Gaol, deposed that the prisoner was in his custody under a conviction for six weeks for a similar offence.

The prisoner was convicted as a rogue and vagabond, and sentenced to three months imprisonment, with hard labour.




Hampshire Advertiser : Saturday 8 December 1849

Charles Baker was brought before the bench charged with entering a dwelling house in East Street, Point, with intent to commit a felony.  It appeared, from the evidence adduced against the prisoner, that on Sunday afternoon last, a person went into the ‘Orange Tree’ public house, East Street, Point, kept by Mr Bennett, and after standing at the bar sometime, in the temporary absence of the servant girl, he reached his hand over the bar and put it into the till.  The servant returned as he was taking it out, and asked him,” what he did there.”  He replied, “Nothing” and immediately made himself scarce.


Information from the circumstances was given to the police, and on Monday evening the prisoner who answered the description given to constable was apprehended by Pc Woolcock at a lodging house in East Street.  The servant girl now identified him as the man who came into her master’s house.  The prisoner denied having been in Mr Bennett’s house at all, and said he had not left his lodgings on that day ; but brought no witnesses to prove his statement.


The bench convicted him as a rogue and a vagabond and he was sentenced to two month’s imprisonment with hard labour.




1861 Census 


“Orange Tree”


John Coghlan : Licensed Victualler : 41 yrs

Ann : 40 yrs

James T : 11 yrs

Fanny : 9 yrs

Isaac : 3 yrs



Hampshire Telegraph : Saturday 8 January 1876

To Let - A well-lighted and ventilated 500m, 50 feet by 20 feet, suitable for auctions, public meetings, soirees, club meetings etc.. Ales, wines and spirits of the finest quality.

Apply to the Orange Tree, east Street.

 

East Street
“Lamb and Flag”

 Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 4 February 1854 

Marvin and King are instructed by the Directors of the Yorkshire Insurance Office to sell by auction, on the premises, on Tuesday, Feb 7th, 1854, commencing at 12 o’clock punctually, the residue of the useful Household Furniture of the above Tavern, saved from the late fire : consisting of five feather beds, Bedding, Mattresses, Chests of Drawers, Wash Stands, Tables, Chairs, Bagatelle Boards, ; also the bar Utensils and Miscellaneous effects.  May be viewed the morning of sale until the auction commences.

Hampshire Chronicle : Monday 8 February 1779

To be sold by contract, all that commodious well-known new built Inn called the Holy Lamb and Flag, situated in East Street, on the Point in Portsmouth, now in the occupation of Stephen Field, the under tenant.

NB  The house has an exceeding good custom to it, and is most advantageously situated for business.  For further particulars enquire of Mr Richard Wheeler, the Proprietor, or of Mr Mathews at the Dolphin in Winchester.


Portsmouth Times and Naval Gazette : Saturday 4 February 1854

Lamb and Flag, East Street.  Marvin and King are instructed by the Directors of the Yorkshire Insurance Office, to sell by auction, on the premises, on Tuesday, Feb 7th, 1854, commencing at 12 o’clock punctually, the residue of the useful household furniture of the above tavern, saved from the late fire; consisting of five feather beds, bedding, mattresses, chests of drawers, wash stands, tables, chairs, bagatelle boards, also the bar utensils and miscellaneous effects.  May be viewed the morning of sale until the auction commences.

 
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