A-Z of Entries

Abbott, James

see Poland Street 19 to 44 in London Addresses dataset
James Abbott 32 Poland St ratebooks 1787-8 / James Abbott = St Geo Han Sq 6.9.1785 Sarah, William James son of James Abbott & Sarah bapt St James 4.12.1785 (but dates clash with) James Abbott bach = St James 9.9.1785 Elizabeth Ann Matthews (signed Mattheis?) sp botp banns wit Peter Griffith, their children bapt St James: Louisa Ann 1790 (Mary 1791 of Eliz not Ann Eliz born only 7 months after Louisa Ann) Elizabeth Ann 1794 George 1800 and from Ancestry user-submitted tree Ann born Fulham 1803 / (will PCC proved 25.8.1798 by…


Abbott, John

see Poland Street 1 to 8 & 49 to 62 in London Addresses dataset
John Abbott 6 Poland St ratebooks 1774 / Daily Advertiser 25.7.1774 assignees of John Abbott (money scrivener of St James bankrupt 1774) east side of Poland St nr Gt Marlborough St sale of his effects and lease / Law List 1779 John Abbot Poland St / 


Aickles, John Henry

see Batemans Buildings in London Addresses dataset. Aickles appears to have been a brilliant swindler and/or maybe had friends in high places. His downfall was his distinctive name
Jas Henry Aickles ratebooks 6 Batemans Bldgs 1778 / Morning Post 20.2.1778 ad for money broking apply L.T. 6 Batemans Buildings also 23.2.1778, 27.2.1778, 12.3.1778, 19.3.1778, 2.5.1778, 4.5.1778, 11.5.1778 these ads very similar to those for Mr Freeman at 7 Batemans Buildings in 1776 (see Freeman, John) and also to those at 15 Batemans Buildings 1779-1781 (see No 15 in Batemans Buildings entry in London…


Aitchison, John

see Poland Street 19 to 44 in London Addresses dataset
John Aitchison 31 Poland St ratebooks 1800-1805 / John Aitchison = St James 26.9.1779 Ann Parratt botp banns / John Aitchison carpenter Poland St voted Graham 1802 Burdett 1818 / John Aitchison of Poland St bur St James 22.9.1824 age 64 / Alison Aitchison of Poland St bur St James 27.1.1830 age 81


Alfrey, Mrs

see Poland Street 1 to 9 & 49 to 62 in London Addresses dataset
Mrs Alfrey 7 Poland St ratebooks 1780-6 / William Allfree = 16.4.1781 St James to  Ann Ouder their children Richard William bapt there 1782 William 1784 / John Allfrey committed to Kings Bench prison 3.12.1776 at suit of George Gundry discharged by Insolvent Debtors Act 21.1.1782. See my entry for George Gundry (at 22 Poland St)


Allen, Elizabeth

see Poland Street 10 to 18 & 45 to 48 in London Addresses dataset
SunFire 1787 Elizabeth Allen spinster 10 Great Poland St / 1771 Frances Pudsey milliner St Anne Soho took appr Elizabeth Allen / bur St James 31.3.1790 and 15.6.1795 Elizabeth Allen / possibly will PCC 1792 Elizabeth Allen spinster Shepherd St St Geo Han Sq. A common name


Allen, Emanuel

see Batemans Buildings in London Addresses dataset
Emanuel Allen 11 Batemans Buildings ratebooks 1788 / Law List Emanuel Allen 1792 attorney 11 Batemans Buildings, 1793 attorney 52 Frith St, Soho with partner Thomas Callandar of 10 Mortimer St, Cavendish Sq / 1.1.1783 Emanuel Allen brother of Joseph Allen of Crown Court St James vintner articled to Robert Blake of Cooks Court, Carey St attorney / Emanuel Allen of St James Picc'y = 1.2.1785 Elizabeth Gascoigne of St Giles i t Fields banns & cert wits Jos Allen, Jno Geo Perry / SunFire 1785 Emanuel Allen gent 12 Wardour St /…


Allen, John Grigg

see Poland Street 19 to 44 in London Addresses dataset
John Allen 33 Poland St ratebooks 1789 / John Allen of St James = St Pancras 26.4.1778 Ann Grigg otp / John Allen peruke maker Poland St voted 1790 Fox / Middlesex sessions 12.2.1791 John Grigg Allen charged with being a rogue and a vagabond, said on oath that about 4 months ago he quitted a house in Poland St which he had rented about 2 yrs for £28 p.a. / Edward Osborne (QV*) coal merchant of 34 Poland St will PCC 1806 mentioned his servant John Allen / John Allen coal dealer Poland St voted 1806 Paull / SunFire 1807 John Allen…


Allwood, Ann

see Poland Street 1 to 9 & 49 to 62 in London Addresses dataset
Ann Allwoood ratebooks 53 Poland St 1795 / ad 1795 for sale of furniture of Mrs Ann Allwood deceased / SunFire 1790 Ann Allwood 25 Old Compton St haberdasher / will PCC 1798 Ann Allwood of St James exec Thomas Ker of Poland St dated 20.5.1794
 


Andrews, Benjamin

see Batemans Buildings in London Addresses dataset
Benjamin Andrew(s) 3 Batemans Buildings ratebooks 1777-85+ / Benjamin Andrews gent Batemans Buildings voted Rodney & Lincoln 1774, Fox 1780 & 1794, Sheridan & Paull 1806 / directories 1782-91 Benjamin Andrews agent Batemans Buildings / 1785 army list 30th foot agent Mr Anrews, Batemans Buildings / Gazetteer 13.11.1781 lieutenancy for sale apply A.B. 3 Batemans Buildings / see Clare, Samuel also an army agent who seems to have lived at 3 Batemans Buildings from 1779 before moving to No 15 c. 1781 / Benjamin Andrews bach of…


Angier, Charles

see Poland Street 1 to 9 & 49 to 62 in London Addresses dataset
Charles Angier 1 Poland St Ratebooks 1784-7 / ads to cure speech impediments / MD Edinburgh 1791 / Land Tax 1782 Earls Court / 1784 robbed at Earls Court oldbaileyonline / 1789 Middlesex Sessions (London Lives)Samuel son of Charles Angier removed from Hackney to St James parish his last place of legal settlement


Angier, James

see Poland Street 1 to 9 & 49 to 62 in London Addresses dataset
James Angiers ratebooks 9 Poland St 1786 / James Angier = Holborn 9.5.1790 by banns Catherine Batten botp witness John Angier / and see Angier, Charles


Annis, William Thomas

Annis calls 15.3.1802 / 10.4.1802 again / 3.5.1802 at RA exhibition / 19.5.1802 calls / 21.5.1802 again / 6.7.1802 again / 28.1.1805 again / 11.2.1805 again / 29.4.1805 at RA exhibition / 22.4.1806 meet S Burnel & Webb adv. Annis / 5.5.1806 Annis (Wilkie) at RA exhibition / 4.5.1807 Annis at RA exhibition
William Thomas Annis painter exhibited landscapes at the Royal Academy 1799-1800 from 46 Poland St, 1801 from 47 Poland St, 1802 & 1806 from Church Row Hampstead, !810-11 from High St Hampstead. He published in 1802 a mezzotint engraving by himself after John Opie of Mary…


Arabin

Arabins 28.1.1798 at (Horne) Tooke's (Arabin in Godwin's 1796 list) / 15.2.1800 Arabin jr at opera
Likely to have been William John Arabin (will PCC 1829 general) and his son William St Julien Arabin (will PCC 1842 serjeant of law). William John Arabin married in Dublin (Morning Chronicle 1.2.1777 "a few days ago") Henrietta dau of Sir Capel Molyneux, bart. Their dau Mary Elizabeth was baptised 1.7.1777 at St Martin in the Fields (her will PCC 1847 of West Drayton) His mother Jane Mary Arabin widow will PCC 1780. Arabin was divorced in 1789 after his wife's trial for adultery which…


Armitage, John

see Poland Street 1 to 9 & 49 to 62 in London Addresses dataset
John Armitage ratebooks 9 Poland St 1782 / John Armitage upholder of Poland St voted Fox 1784, listed in Bailey's directory 1785 / (from Ancestry user-submitted tree John s of John & Mary Armitage b 4.4.1740 Westminster = 12.12.1769 at St Lawrence Jewry to Mary Bradbury, their children William John b 1770 d 1833, Charles b 1773, Mary Helen b 1776 = John Isaac & d 1828, Eleanor b 1778 = Thomas Stockdale & d 1842) / (John Armitage upholder Long Acre bankrupt 1776, premises for sale, certificate 1777 / 1781…


Armstrong, William

see Poland Street number not known in London Addresses dataset
Wm Armstrong SunFire 1779 hairdresser Henrietta St, Cavendish Sq / Wm Armstrong SunFire 1781 hairdresser King St Golden sq / Wm Armstrong SunFire 1782 hairdesser Poland St / (Wm Armstrong SunFire 1785 Great Castle St, Oxford St / Wm Armstrong SunFire 1786 Titchfield St Soho) / SunFire 1789 John Chappell hairdresser Margate, other property near the Pier, Margate (Wm Armstrong, hairdresser) / will PCC 18.11.1817 William Armstrong hairdresser St Marylebone / Elizabeth dau of William & Elizabeth Armstrong bapt 17.7.1775…


Arnett, Charles

see Poland Street 19 to 44 in London Addresses dataset
Charles Arnott 36 Poland St ratebooks 1787-9 / Charles Arnett tobacconist Poland St Bailey's directory 1790 / Charles Arnett tobacconist Oxford St voted Fox 1790 / Charles Arnatt tobacconist Oxford St voted Fox 1802 / Nat Arch C 13/24/8 Charles Arnett v John Smith Chancery suit 1803 (not seen) / Charles Arnott tobacconist Oxford St voted Paull 1806 / will PCC Charles Arnett tobacconist 355 Oxford St dated 10.9.1807 proved 7.2.1812 mentioned wife Mary sons Charles & Henry, daus Eulielia, Selina, Ann, Sarah, Mary, Elizabeth /…


Arthur, William

see Poland Street 19 to 44 in London Addresses dataset
William Arthur 23 Poland St (Kings Arms) ratebooks 1777-81 / will London Consistory Court of William Arthur victualler of St James dated 29.10.1779 mentioned wife Elizabeth son Richard proved 6.11.1779 (he died 1.11.1779) witness John Woodley / William Arthur = St James 19.6.1776 Elizabeth Patchen botp by banns wits John Phillips, Jno Lomas / Richard son of William & Elizabeth Arthur born 6.2.1779 bapt St James 21.2.1779 / see Warren, Alexander for his widow's marriage


Asser, James

see Poland Street 1 to 9 & 49 to 62 in London Addresses dataset
James Asser 51 Poland St ad 23.6.1781 late pupil of Bernard Scale land surveyor of Gt Warley Essex / appr 1774 for 7 yrs to Bernard Scale land surveyor of Mangroves Essex / James Asser won Society of Arts silver pallet / James Asser = St Martin in the Fields 3.7.1780 Elizabeth Penny, their daus Elizabeth bapt 27.5.1781 Richmond, Ann bapt 30.4.1782 Endell St Lying-in Hospital / James Asser survey of Green Park 1785 (Nat Arch MPD 1/54/1) / James Asser member SEAMC up to 1793 / (he may have been the James Asser gent of…


Avery, John

see Poland Street 19 to 44 in London Addresses dataset
John Avery 33 Poland St ratebooks 1785-7 / Gazetteer 28.1.1789 executors of John Avery deceased sell properties on south side of Oxford St nr Pantheon & at 4 Chesterfield St / John son of John & Sarah Avery bapt St James 31.10.1771 / John Avery adult bur St James 26.12.1802 / probably not the organ builder (see Grove's Dictionary of Music &c) who was however an interesting character see next para
London Gazette 18.11.1775 John Avery organ builder of St George Bloomsbury bankrupt, Public Advertiser 17.1.1776…