Showing posts with label Bose. Show all posts
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Thursday, 3 June 2021

Carl Bose and Catherine Sarah Winship Soppit

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Lewisham High Street
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Stephen Craven - geograph.org.uk/p/2649083

Catherine Sarah Winship Soppit, daughter of John Soppit and Louisa Thompson, married Carl Bose, Licenced Victualler, in Lewisham, in 1898. Carl Bose (b. 18 May 1874) was the son of Henry Bose and Anna Kracke, both born in Germany, who ran the Blue Anchor, in Dock Street, Wapping. In fact, records suggest that pub had been in the family constantly from at least 1881 until 1921.

Carl and Catherine Bose had six children, the first four registered in St Pancras, Kathleen and Edith in Holborn:

  1. Anna Louisa Bose born 1899
  2. Charles Bose born 1903
  3. Stanley Bose born 1904
  4. Robert Bose born 1909
  5. Kathleen Bose born 1912
  6. Edith Bose born 1915
In 1901, at The Victory (the previous incarnation of the pub to the one pictured at that link), 152, Albany Street, St Pancras, we find Carl Bose (26) Licenced Victualler, Catherine S W (24) and their daughter Anna L (1) with Lavinia C M Dwyer (20) Barmaid and Octavia R Andrews (24) Domestic Servant. 

Canadian Avenue (formerly Berlin Road), Catford
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Chris Whippet - geograph.org.uk/p/4610261
This road used to be called Berlin Road but the name was changed during the first World War because of the Anti-German sentiments felt at the time.

In 1911, the family were living at 15 Berlin Road, Catford S E. Carl Bose (36) Licensed Victualler, Catherine Sarah Winship (34), Anna Louisa (11), Charles (8), Stanley (7) and Robert (1), as well as Mary Maud Everest (21) Domestic General Servant. Curiously, on the census return, Carl is described as "Son", Catherine as "Daughter-in-law" and each of their children is listed as "Grandchild" in relation to head of the household, so I think we may assume that this was Henry Bose' house, although there is no evidence of him residing there at that time. And one wonders what they will have thought of the road being renamed, given that Henry and Anna Bose were born in Germany. 

Did the family come in for some of that Anti-German sentiment?

The Castle, Farringdon
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Andrew Abbott - geograph.org.uk/p/5107529
The Castle Tavern used to be the only pub in England with a pawnbroker's licence

The Post Office Directory of 1915 shows Carl Bose as the landlord of the Castle, 34 & 35 Cowcross Street, St Sepulchre EC1 (The Castle, Farringdon), which would explain the registration of the last two children, in 1912 and 1915, being in Holborn district. 

In 1921, the Post Office Directory lists Carl Bose as the licensee of his father's former pub, the Blue Anchor, 1 The Highway, Stepney E1.

The next time we catch up with them is in 1939, Carl Bose, having Anglicised himself to Charles Bose is a Club Steward living at 9A Clarence Square, Brighton And Hove, Sussex with wife, Catherine SW. Clarence Square - then & now.

Catherine S W Bose died in 1945, in Brighton, aged 69.

Charles Bose also died in Brighton, in 1962, aged 87.

Clarence Square, Brighton
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Simon Carey - geograph.org.uk/p/2537662