Poland Street 10 to 18 & 45 to 48

The middle section of Poland St, on the east side (10 to 18) from Portland St to the most northerly house facing Great Marlborough St, on the west side (48 to 45) from the entrance to St James Infirmary to the corner house 55 Great Marlborough St. Two houses on the east side, numbers 13 and 15, featured in Harris's List of Covent Garden Ladies in 1790. The houses facing Great Marlborough St (16 to 18 Poland St) were sometimes referred to in advertisements as the most desirable part of Poland St. The symbol (QV*) means an entry for that person is or soon will be in the Greater Soho dataset
"corner of Portland St in Poland St" (could be 9 or 10 Poland St) will PCC 1775 Mrs Gambarini (QV*) / SunFire 1774 & 1777 Edmund Smith (QV*) LINEN DRAPER
No 10 ratebooks 1774-9 Susanna Reynell (QV*) SCHOOLMISTRESS / 1780-87 Robert Marris (QV*) ARTIST / 1788-92 George Reid (QV*) MAGISTRATE / 1795 Robert Jackson 1797 Richard Jackson (QV*) UPHOLDER 1800 Robert Jackson // SunFire 1787 Elizabeth Allen (QV*) spinster / 1797 Elizabeth Middleditch (QV*) widow, (occupier Jackson upholder) / leaseholder 1788, 1798 Thomas Hales (QV*) / ad 1792 lease for sale
No 11 ratebooks 1773 Francis Billington 1777-1800 George Ann Cook (QV*) NAVY PURSER // leaseholder 1788 Wright 1798, 1804 G A Cook
No 12 ratebooks 1777-1797 Francis Gibert (QV*) PERFUMER 1800 Rose Gibert // ads 1791 Giovanni Morelli (QV*) SINGER // leaseholder 1788 Wright 1798 Mrs Wright
No 13 ratebooks 1773-86 George Richards (QV*) ROBEMAKER / 1787-90 John Charles Lochee (QV*) WAX MODELLER / 1792-5 Alexander Thompson (QV*) / 1800 Howard // SunFire 1786 Charles Partsuyn gent // Harris's List 1790 Miss K-n, Miss H-rm-t-ge, Miss Eliz-h Sm-th // ads 1790 George Wallis (QV*) DOCTOR // Doane's 1794 Gaetano Besozzi (QV*) MUSICIAN // Royal Academy 1799 onwards Henry Howard ARTIST // leaseholder 1788 Benjamin Cashier 1798, 1804 Richards
No 14 ratebooks 1777 Wild / 1780-1 Peter Lamoth (QV*) SURGEON / 1784-1800 Jacob Priddy (QV*) ITALIAN WAREHOUSEMAN // leaseholder 1788, 1798 Mr Holmes
No 15 ratebooks 1773 Byfield / Thomas Danks (QV*) 1774-7 / 1777 Chipchase & Lambert / 1780-2 Francis Wylde (QV*) MANTUA MAKER / 1786-90 Clement Ryan (QV*) CATHOLIC PRIEST / 1792 Archibald Johnston (QV*) CABINET MAKER / 1800 Leonard Nardini // Harris's List 1790 Miss L-k-ns // SunFire 1788 Lucy Wyatte, perfumer // William Peter Francis Yeury registered PRESS 1790 // fire 1.6.1793 probably here // F Da Ponte & Vogel PUBLISHERS 1796? // Leonardo Nardini (QV*) & Anthony Dulau PUBLISHERS 1799 // leaseholder 1788 Hutchins 1798 Mrs Hutchins // Percy Bysshe Shelley DNB 1792-1822 stayed here March to May 1811
No 16 ratebooks 1773 Brettal/Brittle / 1778-81 Thomas Welch / 1786-92 William Sterck (QV*) WATCHMAKER & DENTIST / 1795 Jervoise Biddulph (QV*) MONEY BROKER / 1800 David Webster // ads 1791 Mr Lee Lewes (QV*) ACTOR at Mr Brough's // SunFire 1792 Francis Pool (QV* Poole, Caroline) MUSICIAN // fire 1.6.1793 probably here // leaseholder 1788 Thomas Welch 1798, 1804 James Dyson Esq
No 17 ratebooks 1777-88 James Knox (QV*) TAILOR / 1789-90 Ann Knox (QV* Knox, James) / 1792-1800 Andrew Knox (QV* Knox, James) & William Wilson TAILORS // SunFire 1790 William Wilson tailor //  leaseholder 1788, 1798 James Knox
No 18 ratebooks 1773-7 Maynard (QV*) UPHOLDER / 1780 empty / 1782-88 John Francois (QV*) / 1789-90 Andrew Youell (QV*) TAILOR / 1790-1800 Thomas Oriell (QV*) TAILOR // 1783 address of Col Cosmo Gordon (QV*) before a duel // leaseholder 1788 Greenhill 1798 Mr Roberts
The numbers below are as they were by 1788. About 1786 to 1788 they moved one number up and between February and July 1799 (and as given in British History Online) they moved one more number up. What became No 46 was probably a new building about 1796 when it first appeared in the ratebooks under Lorenzo Giani (QV*) who was there till 1813. Whitehall Evening Post 13.4.1797 advertised a new-built leasehold house, occ. Lawrence Giani, adjoining the corner house (55 Gt Marlborough St) and Morning Post 28.10.1802 advertised a new-built house, occ. Laurence Giani, no 46 Poland St, the leaseholder in 1798 was John Taylor, Esq
No 46 ratebooks 1777-85 Lady Rush (QV* Rush, Leonora) / 1786-8 Revd Mr Thomas (QV* Thomas, John Deere) / 1789-95 Lilias Warden (QV*) / 1797-8 Dr Trotter (QV* Trotter, John) SCOTCH MINISTER / 1797-1803 Samuel William Reynolds // Royal Academy 1799-1800 William Thomas Annis (QV*) ARTIST & 1801 (no 47) / Royal Academy 1798-1810 Samuel William Reynolds (QV*) ENGRAVER (no 48) British Institution1806-10 (no 47) the no 48 in Graves, Royal Academy may have been an error for 46 // leaseholder 1788 Mr Burnell 1798 execs of Sir Benjamin Tibbs (see City Biography, 1800 p 117 and p 129)
No 47 ratebooks 1777 Jones / 1780-1800 Charles Newby (QV*) APOTHECARY // SunFire 1793 Elizabeth Pearson spinster & 1810 (no 48) / 1801 Thomas Crowther Newby (no 48) / 1804 Maria Frances Wawn widow (no 48) other occupier Newby // ad Morning Post 25.3.1778 sale of furniture of Mrs Jones deceased of 46 Poland St // Boyle's City Guide 1794 Charles Newby apothecary  // Law List 1798 Thomas Crowther Newby (QV* Newby, Charles) ATTORNEY // leaseholder 1788 Keene Fitzgerald / 1791, 1798 Mr Newby apothecary
No 48 ratebooks 1777-83 Keene Fitzgerald (QV*) / 1784-6 John Hickey (QV*) STATUARY / 1786 Mr De Buckaty 1787-8 Polish Ambassador (Count Buckatty) / 1789 James Chambers Esq / 1790-1800 Dr Samuel Foart Simmonds // SunFire 1791 Samuel Foart Simmons (QV*) DOCTOR // British History Online 1786-8 Polish ambassador (no 49) // Sun Fire 1800 Samuel Foart Simmons & Ann Holmes (no 49) // assignment of lease 24.3.1784 (Westminster Archives69/63) Keane Fitzgerald to Thomas Skinner of Aldersgate St for £650  / leaseholder 1788 Keene Fitzgerald / ad 1791 leaseholder Chambers, occupier Dr Simmons / 1798 leaseholder Dr Simmons