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Royal Oak, 203 Longbridge Road, Barking

Barking pub history index

The address is listed as Faircross in 1867 and earlier.  *

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Essex. The  Essex listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

Dating from 1898

Royal Oak, Barking

Royal Oak, Barking

Kindly provided by Colleen

Royal Oak, 201 Longbridge Road, Barking - in November 2011

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1855 / John Elmore / beer retailer / .. / .. / Post Office Directory *

1861 / John Elmore / Agricultural Labourer and Beer Shop Keeper / 64 / Barking / Census *
1861 / Mary Elmore / Wife / 61 / Barking / Census

1862 / John Ellmore / beer retailer / .. / .. / Post Office Directory *

1863 / John Elmore / beer house keeper / .. / .. / White's Directory *

1867 / John Ellmore / beer retailer / .. / .. / Post Office Directory *

9/1872/Elijah Young/Beer Retailer/../../Petty Sessions ****

1911 / Austin Mays / Beer Retailer / 56 / Barking / Census *
1911 / Alice M. Mays / Wife / 56 / Barking / Census
1911 / Lily E. Sunaway / Barmaid / 19 / Barking / Census

1925/William Samuel Snow Spencer/../../../Kelly's

1933/Mrs. Florence Maud Spencer/../../../Kelly's


* Provided by Ewan

**** Provided by Kevan


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