4. Residents on the east side up to 1900

The first houses to be built on the east side of Mornington Road formed a terrace in the middle of the east side, then numbered 21 – 26, north to south. Later two further terraces were built, either side, north and south of these. The terrace to north was named St Leonard’s Terrace, numbered 1-13, north to south. The terrace to the south was named St George’s Terrace, numbered 1-9, north to south. Until renumbering took place on 27th September 1892, there were thus three sets of houses numbered 1-9 in Mornington Road.

Only seven of the houses that formed St George’s Terrace, 1-7, remain today. (They are at the time of writing, 17/03/2023, numbered 21 – 27 Mornington Grove)

No. 9 St George’s terrace – renumbered 1892 No. 21 Mornington Road

No. 8 St George’s terrace – renumbered 1892 No. 22 Mornington Road

No. 7 St George’s terrace – renumbered 1892 No. 23 Mornington Road

No.3 St George’s terrace – renumbered 1892 No. 27 Mornington Road 

No. 2 St George’s terrace – renumbered 1892 No. 28 Mornington Road

No. 1 St George’s terrace – renumbered 1892 No. 29 Mornington Road then demolished for the Whitechapel and Bow Railway c. 1900

No. 26 Mornington Road  renumbered 1892 No. 30, then demolished for the Whitechapel and Bow Railway c. 1900

1894 Ellerby, Edith A. She is recorded as having written a letter of condolence to Prof. William Roberston Smith’s mother April – May 1894. He was Professor of Oriental Languages and Old Testament Exegesis, Free Church College, Aberdeen, [University of Aberdeen, Special Collections] 1895 Post Office Directory has Charles Herbert Ellerby.

No. 25 Mornington Road 1892 renumbered No 31, then demolished for the Whitechapel and Bow Railway about 1900)

post-1882 Cannan, Dr. David – born in Pernambuco, Brazil, son of Horatius James, a merchant from Scotland. Educated at Birkenhead, David enrolled at the University 1880, attending classes in Greek, Latin, Mathematics, senior Greek & Logic, Natural Philosophy, English Literature, and Moral Philosophy, Chemistry and Anatomy. He graduated MA in 1884. In session 1881-82, Cannan was awarded a prize for senior Greek Class. He is believed to have studied medicine in London, where he would work as a physician and surgeon with the exception of a brief interlude in the USA. His last known address was 25 Mornington Road Bow.  [University of Glasgow archives]

No. 24 Mornington Road 1892 renumbered No. 32, then demolished for the Whitechapel and Bow Railway about 1900)

Pre- 1881 Wootton, Andrew Peter, a builder, was some time resident at this address, though later in Surrey and finally in Ramsgate, died 28 December 1881, a notice from the executors of his will for any who have claim on his estate, in the Thanet Advertiser, 25 March 1882

No.23 Mornington Road – renumbered 1892 No. 33, then demolished for the Whitechapel and Bow Railway about 1900)

1876, 1877 Harrison, Francis George. His eldest daughter, Eliza Abra (Lizzie) married William Taylor of Addington Road, Bow on 29th April 1876. (The Globe, 4 March 1876) But then Mr Harrison appeared in court in December 1877, charged with having ridden in a superior class of carriage to that for which he had a ticket. .  “Francis George Harrison, of 23 Mornington-road, Bow, was summoned on Monday for attempting to defraud the Great Eastern Railway Company, by travelling in a carriage superior to that for which he had obtained a ticket. The evidence went to show that the defendant entered a second-class carriage, having a third class ticket, at Bow Station, and that, upon giving up his ticket at Fenchurch-street, he did not tender the excess fare.  In defence the defendant said that, having to attend a committee meeting of directors, he was desirous of travelling by the train in question.  It was on the move when he got to the station, and in the hurry he jumped into the first compartment he came to, but nodded to the station-master that it was all right, meaning that he would pay the excess fare when he returned. He had been a passenger upon the line for thirty years, travelling upon if three or four times a day, and he was disgusted at being  brought there on such a charge.  Alderman Sir Thomas Gabriel said it was a very discreditable class of offence, and he should inflict the full penalty of 40s., and costs.  Mr. Nicoll – And the excess fare?  The Defendant – That is but a penny.  The money was paid, but the defendant said he should consult his solicitor as to an appeal.” (The Globe, 18 Dec 1877) (Weekly Dispatch, 23 Dec. 1877)

1888 Carman, Maria and Horatius James Carman.  “High Court Chancery Division: – in the Matter of the Great Northern Salt and Chemical Works Limited. By an Order made by Mr Justice Stirling  in the above matter, dated 24th day of November, 1888, on the petition of Maria Carman, of No. 23 Mornington-road, Bow, in the county of Middlesex, the Wife of Horatius James Carman, a contributory of the above-named Company, it was ordered that the said Great Northern Salt and Chemical Works Limited be wound up by this Court under the provisions of the Companies Acts, 1862 and 1867, Snell, Son and Grump, Solicitors for the Petitioner.” (London Gazette, 4 Dec 1888)

1891, Isaacs, Morris B, his wife gave birth to a son on 31 December. [Announcement the Northern Whig, 5 January 1892)

1894 March 31st, British Medical Journal announced that the wife of Charles F. Harford-Battersby, M.D. Cantab.  M.R.C.S Eng., had a son on 27th March who had died at birth. Harford-Battersby was principal the the Livingstone Medical Missionary Training College whose premises were across the road at No. 16.  Acquiring both No. 16 and No. 33 must have been an expensive business, shortly to be abandoned due to the advent of the District Line.

No. 5 St Leonards Terrace renumbered 1892 No. 44 Mornington Road

1897 Dore, James B.  From Names and addresses of the members and officers of the Board of Works for the Poplar District 1893. James Dore was due to retire that position in 1897.

Unless otherwise specified, newspaper reports listed above are from British Newspaper Archive.