UK pub history and historical Street directory

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Queens Landing, 5 Wapping Wall, Shadwell

The pub was established before 1768 (but probably in Elizabethan times or soon after) now demolished. **

Shadwell index

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

Wapping Wall 1851 street listing

The following entries are in this format:

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

1812/George Sedenburg / Victualler/../../Records of Sun Fire Office, Guildhall Library **

1813/George Sedenberg / Victualler/../../Records of Sun Fire Office, Guildhall Library **

1839/Thomas Waters/../../../Pigot's Directory **

1841/T Waters/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1842/T Waters/../../../Hobsons Directory ****

1844/Thos. King/../../../Thompsons Directory **

January 1847/Anne Hill/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

January 1847/John Hartley/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1851/John Hartley/../../../Kelly's ****

1851/Isaac Scotts/Publican/38//Census ****
1851/Jane Scotts/Wife/34//Census
1851/Mary Jane Scotts/Daughter/6//Census
1851/Sophia Scotts/Daughter/3//Census

1856/C Lane/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1869/J R Searle/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1873/Jno. Rendle Searl/../../../Post Office Directory **

1881/Jacob Otten/Beer House Manager/63/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census ****
1881/Rebecca M Otten/Wife/57/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1881/Charles H Otten/Son, Telegraph Clerk/18/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1881/Fredc W Otten/Son, Telegraph Messenger/16/Shadwell, Middlesex/Census

1885/Mrs Elizabeth Searl/../../../Post Office Directory **

1891/Rebecca Keeling/Beer House Keeper/43/Woolwich, Kent/Census ****
1891/George Keeling/Son/13/Plymouth/Census
1891/Fanny Keeling/Daughter/9/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1891/Edith Keeling/Daughter/6/Clapham, Surrey/Census

1895/George Drapper/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****


** Provided By Stephen Harris

**** Provided By Kevan


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