The UK Pub history site and street directory, plus research of pubs, publicans, hotels and beer houses

The outline of the pub history site is to list ALL pubs of the last 200 years with detailed information on each, including their occupants and staff members; i.e. it is a genealogical search tool. It is never exhaustive, but it's pretty damned good so far. Please help me make it better if you have anything to add. Use the search engine to find pubs by name, publicans and bar staff by name, or just use it as a historical street directory - all detail on one site of about 50 thousand pages and over 10 thousand images. The site lists all counties in England, but some are sparse in content, whilst London and the South is very well documented. Use the links above to traverse the site; and if a search fails, type your search into google, find the relevant page on Ewans pubology site and it brings you back here again!


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Ship, 12 Lower Shadwell, E1

There were two pubs called the Ship in Lower Shadwell. These were at 12 Lower Shadwell and also at 41 Lower Shadwell. ** An # means I need to double-check entries

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.


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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.

1793/James Masson / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1795/Edward Donovan / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1819/Robert Handley / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1825/Thomas Pluckrose / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1831/Thomas Pluckrose / Licensed Victualler/../../The Law Advertiser, Volume 9 **

1839/George John Woolfe/../../../Pigot's Directory *

1841/George Skelton/../../../P.O. Directory **

1842/John Skelton/../../../Robsonís Directory **

1847/Mary Skelton / Licensed Victualler /../../London Gazette, 22 June 1947 **

1848/Mary Skelton/../../../Post Office Directory *

1851/Thomas Foy/../../../Kellyís Directory ****

1851/Thomas Foy/Licensed Victualler/40/Ireland/Census ****
1851/Ann Foy/Wife/34/Shadwell, Middlesex/Census
1851/Margaretta Foy/Daughter/10/Shadwell, Middlesex/Census
1851/Thomas Foy/Son/5/Shadwell, Middlesex/Census
1851/Edward Foy/Son/1/Shadwell, Middlesex/Census
1851/Mary Lyons/House Servant/20/Ireland/Census

1856/Thomas Foy/../../../Post Office Directory ****



* Provided By Ewan

** Provided By Stephen Harris

**** Provided By Kevan


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And Last updated on: Friday, 03-Apr-2015 23:53:55 BST