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Duke of Wellington, 260 Haggerston Road, Hackney E8

Hackney Index

(A road sign for Stonebridge Common can be seen attached to the pub wall, even though this is not the pub's current address - at the Duke of Wellington, 100 Haggerston Road -  which is latterly at 260 Haggerston Road by 1944). Further research on Stonebridge lists the Duke of Wellington, 1 Wellington Terrace, Stonebridge Common in 1859, 1869 & 1874 ** The Duke of Wellington, Fox lane in the 1869 and 1875 license transfers.

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

Duke of Wellington, 260 Haggerston Road, Hackney - in November 2006

Duke of Wellington, 260 Haggerston Road, Hackney - in November 2006

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.

July 1851/John David Beger/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

July 1851/Thomas Lee Linford/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1851/Thos Lee Lindford/../../../Middlesex Directory ****

1855/Samuel Debenham/../../../Post Office Directory **

August 1859/Thomas William Gurney/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

August 1859/John James Christopher Young/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

1861/William Murrell/Licensed Victualler/35/Polgrave, Suffolk/Census ****
1861/Jane Murrell/Wife/38/Oakley, Suffolk/Census
1861/Frederick Murrell/Son/5/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1861/William Farrow/Potman/23/Stoneham, Suffolk/Census
1861/Susan Lambeth/General Servant/27/Stoneham, Suffolk/Census

October 1865/William Murrell/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

October 1865/William Lawrence Grosnutt/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

1866/W Grosutt/../../../Middlesex Post Office Directory ****

1869/John Booth Grundy/../../../Post Office Directory ****

July 1869/James Booth Grundy/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era ****

July 1869/Thomas Bennett/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era ****

March 1874/Nathaniel Myers/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

March 1874/James Mark Wooley/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

1874/James Mark Wooley/../../../Middlesex Post Office Directory ****

January 1875/James Mark Woolley/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

January 1875/William Freeman Woods/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

November 1875/W F Wood/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

November 1875/C G Eldred/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

1878/Alfred James Drysdale/../../../Middlesex Post Office Directory ****

1881/Alfred J Drysdale/Licensed Victualler/42/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census ****
1881/Mary A Drysdale/Wife ,Assistant To Victualler/46/Hingham, Norfolk/Census
1881/Alfred J Drysdale/Son ,Assistant To Victualler/21/Strand, Middlesex/Census
1881/Minnie Drysdale/Daughter ,Assistant To Victualler/12/Stratford, Essex/Census
1881/William Marlow/Potman/30/Offley, Hertford/Census
1881/Emma Burr/Domestic Servant/18/Noak Hill, Essex/Census

[ By 1891 Alfred Drysdale is a Licensed Victualler at the Britannia, 144 Southwark Bridge Road ]

My Great grandfather was the licensee of The Duke Of Wellington Public House in 1891, the address then being 100 Haggerston Road ***

1891/Robert Pasco/Licensed victualler/48/Ealing. Middlesex/Census ***
1891/Emily J Pasco/Wife/45/Grays Inn Road, London/Census
1891/EWmily K Pasco/Daughter, Assistant/23/Hackney, London/Census
1891/Isabel A Pasco/Daughter, Assistant/20/Hackney, London/Census
1891/Helen L Pasco/Daughter, Assistant/18/Hackney, London/Census
1891/Rose M Pasco/Daughter/11/Hackney, London/Census
1891/James W L Carr/Barman/22/Darlington, Durham/Census

1896/Walter Wilton/../../../Kelly's Directory *

1897/William Sumpton/../../../Kelly’s Directory of Dalston **

1899/Wm Alfd Goodchild/../../../Post Office Directory **

1901/Alfred W Goodchild/Publican/51/Lambeth, London/Census ****
1901/Clara K Gasson/Barmaid/23/Camberwell, London/Census
1901/Edward H Farmer/Potman/47/Bermondsey, London/Census

1904/Alfred William Goodchild/../../../Post Office Directory **

1906/Louisa A Goodchild/../../../Morris’ Business Directory of London **

1910/Mrs Louisa Alice Goodchild/../../../Post Office Directory **

1915/Mrs Louisa Alice Goodchild/../../../Post Office Directory *

1921/Richard John Sparrow/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1923/Richard John Sparrow/../../../Post Office Directory **

1938/Edward Hy Horsfall/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1944/Alfred Ernest Brockman/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1961/Harry Marks / Publican /../../London Gazette, 21 June 1963 **

* Provided By Ewan

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Jean Hood

**** Provided By Kevan

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