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Turks Head, 308 Brick Lane, Bethnal Green

Bethnal Green pub history index

At 1 Turks Street before 1891 due to extension of Brick Lane. This pub was present by 1750 and survived until at least 1962 Ė it is now demolished. **

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.

Turks Head, 308 Brick lane, Bethnal Green

Turks Head, 308 Brick lane, Bethnal Green

Kindly provided by Pat Nightingale

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The following entries are in this format:

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

1821/William Golding / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1822/William Dean / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1823/William Dean / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

George Brown is born about 1792.

1841/George Brown/Publican/50/Middlesex/Census *+
1841/William Brown/../15/Middlesex/Census
1841/Ann Brown/../13/Middlesex/Census
1841/Jane Vange/Female Servant/15/Middlesex/Census

1842/Geo. Brown/../../../Robsonís Directory **

William Brown is the son of George Brown (George was born about 1792).

1851/William Brown/../../../Post Office Directory ****

Turks Head, 1 Virginia Row :
1851/William Brown/Licensed Victualler/27/Bethnal Green/Census ****
1851/Elizabeth Brown/Wife/30/Spitalfields/Census
1851/William Brown/Son/6/Bethnal Green/Census
1851/Richard Brown/Son/1/Bethnal Green/Census
1851/Louisa Brown/Sister/18/Bethnal Green/Census
1851/Sarah Ball/Servant/16/Bethnal Green/Census
1851/John Chown/Servant/19/Hackney Road/Census

1856/William Brown/Turks Head, 1 Turk Street/../../Post Office Directory ****

Turks Head, 6 Virginia Row :
1861/Edward Cartwright/Victualler/22/Wales/Census ****
1861/Esther Cartwright/Wife/24/Clifton, Somerset/Census
1861/Marth Davis/Visitor/22/Clifton, Somerset/Census
1861/Edward Bareston/Visitor, Victualler/31/Clifton, Somerset/Census
1861/Charlotte Rogers/Domestic Servant/20/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census

1869/Thomas North/Turks Head, 1 Turk Street/../../Post Office Directory ****

1872/T North/../../../Brabnerís Hackney Directory **

1874/T North/../../../H D Miles London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers Directory **

1881/Robert Burrows/Licenced Victualler/50/Bruisyard, Suffolk/Census ****
1881/Emma Burrows/Wife/49/Leckhampstead, Buckingham/Census
1881/Louise Burrows/Daughter/25/Buckingham, Buckingham/Census
1881/Minnie Burrows/Daughter/20/Buckingham, Buckingham/Census
1881/Oliver Burrows/Son/15/Buckingham, Buckingham/Census
1881/Sarah Harrison/Domestic Servant/21/Bicester, Oxford/Census

1882/Robert Burrows/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1884/Francis W Hoskins/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/Mrs Alice Hoskins/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1895/James Mark Hall/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/Jno Ebenezer Hills/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1901/John Hills/Spirit Retailer, Widow/57/Bethnal Green, London/Census ****
1901/Ethel Hills/Daughter, Housekeeper/23/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Irina Hills/Daughter, Barmaid/18/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Ambrose Hills/Son, Barman/17/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Henry Hills/Son/14/Bethnal Green, London/Census

1910/John Ebenezer Hills/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1911/John Ebenezer Hills/Publican/67/Bethnal Green, London/Census ****
1911/Matilda Hills/Wife/57/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1911/Ambrose Hills/Son, Assistant/27/Bethnal Green, London/Census

1915/Jno Ebenezer Hills/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1921/Ambrose Hills/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1932/Ambrose Hills/../../../P.O. Directory **

1938/Ambrose Hills/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1944/Catherine Flain/../../../Post Office Directory ****

The Turks Head at 308 Brick Lane was my parents pub. My father, Thomas Arthur Crow was the licensee, I don't have exact dates but do have one of their original wedding invitations of April 1945 with this address on. This address is also on a birth certificate in June 1946, and I think they left in 1951/2. Before this my father had the licence for The Gunn in Spitafields, my uncle Alfred Crow was the licensee of The Northampton Arms in Headlam Street Bethnal Green, this is also on the wedding invitation as it was a double wedding. *

Other family pubs are The White Hart in Commercial Street; The Green Man at 276 Old Kent Road; and The Railway Bell at Tooting *

1944/T A Crow/../../../BT Telephone Directories [BIShpsgt 7304] ***

1945/T A Crow/../../../BT Telephone Directories [BIShpsgt 7304] ***

1947/T A Crow/../../../BT Telephone Directories [BIShpsgt 7304] ***

1949/T A Crow/../../../BT Telephone Directories [BIShpsgt 7304] ***

1951/T A Crow/../../../BT Telephone Directories [BIShpsgt 7304] ***

1952/Mr & Mrs P J Davies/../../../Black Eagle Journal ***

* Provided By Pat Laurie

*+ Provided By Ian Brown

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Alex Wilkinson

**** Provided By Kevan

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And Last updated on: Sunday, 14-Jun-2015 22:35:06 BST