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Salmon And Ball, 502 Bethnal Green Road, Bethnal Green E2

Bethnal Green pub history index

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.

A Listed Building. The Salmon & Ball dates from 1733 at least. At 293 Bethnal Green Road in 1869 **

Salmon & Ball in September 2005

Salmon & Ball (thumbnail)

16 September 2005.  Kevan

The following entries are in this format:

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

1760/John Rainford/../../../Licensed victuallers register **

1798/John Rogers / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1808/John Molton / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1810/John Morton/../../Records of Sun Fire Office, held at Guildhall Library **

1811/John Norton/Victualler/../../Records of Sun Fire Office, held at Guildhall Library **

1819/John Morton/Victualler/../../Records of Sun Fire Office, held at Guildhall Library **

1822/John Morton/Victualler/../../Records of Sun Fire Office, held at Guildhall Library **

1835/John Morton/../../../Robsonís Directory **

1839/Charles Lord/../../../Pigot's Directory **

1841/Charles Lord / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1841/Alice Lord / Wife /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1842/Chas. Lord/../../../Robsonís Directory **

1844/Chas Lord/../../../Thompsons Directory **

1850/Charles Lord/../../../P.O. Directory **

1852/John Warne Cathie / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1852/Marqueritta Luisa Cathie / Wife /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1852/Anthony Rutt / Barman /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1866/H J Vousley/../../../P.O. Directory **

January 1867/Henry J Vousley/Outgoing Licensee/../../Shoreditch Observer ****

January 1867/J Hammond/Incoming Licensee/../../Shoreditch Observer ****

1869/Joseph Hammond/../../../Post Office Directory **

1870/John Nicholas/../../../P.O. Directory **

Salmon And Ball, 305 Cambridge Road :
1871/John Nicholas/Licensed Victualler/43/Westminster, Middlesex/Census ****
1871/Mary Poyes Nicholas/Wife/39/Northamptonshire/Census
1871/Annie Mae Gee/Barmaid/18/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1871/George Best/Barman/26/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1871/John Hornsby/Barman/25/Great Waltham, Essex/Census
1871/Thomas Longland/Potman/28/St Marys, Nottingham/Census
1871/Helen E Turner/Servant/18/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census

1872/J Nichols/../../../Brabnerís Hackney Directory **

August 1872/John Nicholas/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

August 1872/Robert Smith/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1874/R Smith/../../../H D Miles Directory of Licensed Victuallers **

1876/Robert Smith/../../../Post Office Directory **

1881/Robert Smith/Licensed Victualler/60/Stockton, Durham/Census ****
1881/Ann Smith/Wife/60/Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales/Census
1881/John Mead/Barman/32/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Jane Mead/Niece, Housekeeper/31/Middlesborough, York/Census
1881/Elizabeth Pike/Barmaid/19/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Sarah Gedrych/Servant/16/Cardiff, Glamorgan/Census
1881/William Mead/Servant/14/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census

1884/Robert Smith/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1888/John Baptist díArdenne/../../../P.O. Directory **

1889/John Dexter Birkin / Licensed Victualler, Deceased / Died 9 April 1889 /../../London Gazette, 20 August 1889 **

1889/Marianne Birkin / Widow /../../London Gazette, 20 August 1889 **

1891/Thomas May/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/Thomas May/Licensed Victualler/43/St Georges in the East/Census ****
1891/Sarah May/Wife/40/St Georges in the East/Census
1891/Thomas May/Son, Barman/20/Bethnal Green/Census
1891/Sarah May/Daughter/19/Bethnal Green/Census
1891/William May/Son, Barman/18/Bethnal Green/Census
1891/Esther May/Daughter/14/Bethnal Green/Census
1891/Frederick May/Son/12/St Georges/Census
1891/Alice May/Daughter/9/Bethnal Green/Census
1891/Charles May/Son/7/Stratford/Census
1891/Rose May/Daughter/4/Stratford/Census
1891/Daisey May/Daughter/6 months/Bethnal Green/Census
1891/Eliza Twist/Domestic Servant/35/Bethnal Green/Census
1891/Louisa Baker/Domestic Servant/18//Census
1891/Jane Lloyd/Nursemaid/16/Bethnal Green/Census
1891/William Bone/Barman/22/Clapham/Census

1895/Thomas May/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/Walter Goody/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1900/Walter Goody/../../../P.O. Directory **

1910/Alfred John Selby/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1910/Reginald Stuart Bailey / Proprietor /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1911/Reginald Stewart Bailey/Publican/32/Clerkenwell/Census ****
1911/Mary Ann Bailey/Wife/40/Clerkenwell/Census
1911/Mary Elenor Goody/Daughter/20/Clerkenwell/Census
1911/Olive Mabel Goody/Daughter/17/Clerkenwell/Census
1911/Sidney Walter Goody/Son/15/Clerkenwell/Census
1911/John Leslie Goody/Son/10/Bethnal Green/Census
1911/Reginald Stewart Bailey/Son/7/Bethnal Green/Census
1911/Lawrence Bryan Bailey/Son/6/Bethnal Green/Census
1911/Johanna Chittenden/Servant, Widow/45/Weston Super Mare/Census
1911/Agnes Rider/Servant/20/Clapton/Census
1911/Percy Gouldstein/Bar Tender/27/Whitechapel/Census
1911/Frederick William Lohse/Bar Tender/20/Poplar/Census
1911/Samuel Littlewood/Bar Tender/24/Finsbury/Census

1915/George Lee Party/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1917/George Lee Barty/../../../P.O. Directory **

My great-grandfather, Alfred Herring was listed as the licensed victualler at the Clarendon Hotel, 1 Dock Road, Canning Town in the 1891 census, along with his wife Elizabeth [nee Bridges], their children Lily and Alfred George, plus my grand father, his sister-in-law Lavinia and her husband and some bar staff.
Lily married a guy named Ebblewhite in 1935 and they became the licensees at the Salmon and Ball on the corner of Bethnal Green Road and Cambridge Heath Road, in Bethnal Green. My grand aunt Lily ran the pub on her own until the early fifties when my dad took over for a few years when she became ill. She died in 1957.
My great - grandmother Elizabeth [nee Bridges] father, George Bridges was listed in the 1891 census as the licensed victualler at the Sir Robert Peel, 31 Skinner Street, Chatham in Kent. Originally, Alfred Herring and George Bridges were Mariners. ***

Frederick Hamilton Ebblewhite was son of John H Ebblewhite -  the owner of Ebblewhites music shop that used to be in Aldgate High Street around the time of Jack the Ripper, and he later had a large store in the City. The whole family are listed in the 1881 census in Wells Street, Hackney as Efflewhite, a misspelling. ***

1934/Frederick Hamilton Ebblewhite/../../../Kelly's Directory ****

1938/Frederick Hamilton Ebblewhite/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1944/Mrs Eliz L Ebblewhite/../../../Post Office Directory ****


* Later information from Keith Emmerson

** Provided by Stephen Harris

*** Provided by Ron Herring

**** Provided By Kevan

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