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Earliest 1768-

Three Tuns Hotel

Latest 1961+

(Name to)

52 Tranquil Vale (South Vale 1832)



In 1869-70 the pub was part of a consortium who were advertising their goods of selling tea in response to grocers' selling beer and wine. (Click for further details.)

I have also seen this addressed as being in Sydenham.

Earliest mention of the pub found so far is from a passage taken from a document kindly sent to me from Stevew19 that says:- August 6 1768. Joseph Fish died suddenly at the "Three Tunns" on Blackheath.


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Baptism on

10 Jan 1819, of Margaret Ann daughter of Timothy & Jane Ellison, Publican of the Three Tuns, Blackheath.


Kentish Gazette, Tuesday 30 August 1870.

Dreadful Occurrence At Blackheath.

An Oxford Undergraduate Shot Dead by his Brother.

An inquest was held on Friday evening, at the "Three Tuns Hotel," Blackheath, on the body of Mr. Edward Kaye Jupp, aged 20-years, a scholar of Christ Church, Oxford.

Mr. Edmond Barry Jupp said:- I reside at Woodland Villas, Blackheath, and am a solicitor. The deceased, who was my cousin, was the son of E. Boyde Jupp, of 4, The Paragon, Blackheath, and Carpenters' Hall, London. The deceased expired in my presence, on Thursday afternoon, from the effects of a gunshot wound. His brother is named Richard Franklin Jupp, aged 19, and is an article law clerk. I know nothing of the occurrence, but before deceased expired I heard him say to his brother, "Richard, I did it." I put the bullet in myself, and it was no fault of yours." Deceased was quite sensible at the time when he made the remarks. He added that the gun was loaded by himself. The deceased was a member of the Oxford University Corps, and his brother Richard was a volunteer in the Blackheath Corps.

Mary Ann White, parlourmaid, said:- My master and mistress are away in Cornwall. The deceased and his brother came home to tea at 6 o'clock on Wednesday evening. They were on good terms, and very affectionate to each other. After tea they went out into the garden with a rifle to practice at shooting. Mr. Richard ran into the house and said, "Edward is injured by the rifle; go to him." I found the deceased lying on the grass in the garden, with his waistcoat unbuttoned, and blood coming from him. He exclaimed, "Oh, stop the blood." Mr. and Mrs. Obbard were standing next door in the garden, and they came in, followed by Mr. Richard and three doctors.

Mr. J. F. Flint surgeon Blackheath Park, said:- I was called to see deceased, and found him lying on the ground in the garden. He was wounded. I found upon examination that a bullet had passed right through his body. he expired in 2-hours afterwards.

Mr. Richard Franklin Jupp wished to be examined, and after being duly cautioned said:- I am a member of the Volunteer Corps, and I am a bad shot. I was advised by my sergeant to practise at home, and went into the garden for that purpose. The ball cartridge I had belonged to the Corps. We only intended to fire blank cartridges. I loaded the rifle several times, first taking out the ball and putting it in my pocket. My brother and myself fired a number of times. My brother had one cartridge in his pocket, and he again loaded. I thought he had taken the ball out. He gave the rifle to me and said, "You fire, and I'll go in and get some more cartridges." I put a piece of paper as a wad, and rammed it down, to keep the powder in. Had it not been for the paper I could have felt the bullet. My brother went off towards the house. I did not aim at him, but pointed towards the house. My brother fell, calling out "You have hit me." I thought it was fun at first, but upon going to him found he had been shot.

The Coroner summed up a great lengths, and the jury returned a verdict of Accidental Death.



ELLISON Timothy 1819+

POUND Thomas 1832-Jan/54 dec'd Pigot's Directory 1832-34

POUND Sarah (widow) Jan/1854-55+

POUND William 1858-74?

OVENDEN W 1869-70+ (possible miss-spelling)

CRADDOCK Edwin 1881+ (age 37 in 1881Census)

BROOM Edmund Charles 1882+

WALTON William Frederick to Nov/1890 Woolwich Gazette

RIDDALL George Thomas Nov/1890+ (age 45 in 1891Census) Woolwich Gazette

COLVERSON Harry 1911+

CAVE 1930-33

ROGERS William F 1934-49

ROGERS H Mrs 1950-52

SEAGER H W 1953-61


Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34


Woolwich GazetteWoolwich Gazette


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