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Coopers Arms, 45 Cheshire Street, Bethnal Green

Bethnal Green pub history index

At 18 Cheshire Street in 1851 - street renumbering **

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Bethnal Green, Middlesex - now in East London. The Bethnal Green, East London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

The following entries are in this format:

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

1861/Thomas F Smith/Victualler/32/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census ****
1861/Ann Smith/Wife/26/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1861/Thomas Smith/Son/6/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Ann Smith/Daughter/4/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Frank Smith/Son/1/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Henry Smith/Son/7 months/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Hannah Russell/Domestic Servant/14/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census

1872/F Ayres/../../../Brabnerís Hackney Directory **

August 1879/A Kewlay/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

August 1879/James Stebbings/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

1885/John Hope Turner/../../../P. O. Directory **

1891/Thomas Cox/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

Emma Jane Pidgeon met Thomas Cox when they were both at the Roebuck in Brady Street, Whitechapel in 1881. They had married in 1885 and by 1891 were managing the Cooperís Arms in Cheshire Street, Bethnal Green. Thomas died in 1892, but the widowed Emma carried on there for several years before moving to the Camdens Head, in Bethnal Green Road. *
Emmaís brother Henry Pidgeon had been a Potman at the Coopers Arms in 1891. In 1903 he married Maria Bull, but died two years later at the age of only 30. *

1891/T Cox/Beer Retailer/30/St George E/Census ****
1891/E J Cox/Wife/29/Ashburton, Devon/Census
1891/E E Cox/Daughter/2/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/E A Cox/Daughter/3 months/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Harry Pidgeon/Potman/16/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/J E Godfrey/Domestic Servant/17/Mile End, London/Census

1895/Mrs Emma Jane Cox/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/Alfred Dawkins/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1901/Alfred Dawkins/Beer Retailer/37/Bromley by Bow, London/Census ***
1901/Alice Dawkins/Wife/36/Hertford End, Essex/Census
1901/Maud Dawkins/Daughter/15/Chipping Ongar, Essex/Census
1901/Olive Dawkins/Daughter/13/Waltham Cross, Herts/Census
1901/Ethel Dawkins/Daughter/12/Enfield Lock, Middlesex/Census
1901/Margaret Dawkins/Daughter/11/Edmonton, Middlesex/Census
1901/Alfred Dawkins/Son/9/Edmonton, Middlesex/Census
1901/Herbert Dawkins/Son/7/Edmonton, Middlesex/Census
1901/Percy Dawkins/Son/4/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Walter Dawkins/Son/3/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Arthur Dawkins/Son/4 months/Bethnal Green, London/Census

1902/Alfred Dawkins/../../../P.O. Directory ***

1910/Samuel Geo Brown/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1911/Samuel George Brown/Beer Retailer, Widow/63/Finsbury, London/Census
1911/Ann Strong/Sister, Assistant, Widow/73/Southwark/Census
1911/Emily Millicent Rose/Niece, General Servant/38/St Pancras/Census
1911/Aida Cecilia Rose/Great Niece/10/Southwark/Census


* Provided By Ian Pidgeon

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Douglas Dawkins

**** Provided By Kevan


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