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Prince Regent Tavern, 8 St George Street , St George In East

St George in East Index

In 1839 the address is 8 Ratcliffe Highway. The opposite side of St George Street is listed in Wapping

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

Prince Regent, 8 George Street - circa 1895

Prince Regent, 8 George Street - circa 1895

Kindly provided by Peter Fry

Prince Regent, 8 St George Street, London E1 - circa 1895

Prince Regent, 8 St George Street, London E1 - circa 1895

Kindly provided by Michael Larsen

The Prince Regent, which was at No. 8., is on the right with the overhanging lamp and J. Nelson's name over the facade [ listed in 1895 as the licensee]. This may be the one and only surviving photograph of this Pub. The Pub on the left of the Photograph, with the flag and the Pub lamp is possibly The Cock and Neptune at the entrance to Neptune Street. The Cock and Neptune was a pub on the ground floor, and a lodging house on the first floor (with a separate entrance). ***

As a matter of unconnected interest, the man with a beard and holding his hat in his right hand on the left, is John Hamlyn, the proprietor of the wild animal shop with hanging birdcage behind him (No. 221). He was the "inventor" of the chimpanzees' tea party, and was a supplier of animals to zoos - like Charles Jamrach at No. 179 / 180. ***


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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.

1839/Robert Carss/../../../Pigots Directory ****

March 1849/R Carr/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era ****

March 1849/Thomas Stokes/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era ****

1851/William Newman/Victualler/22/St George Bloomsbury, Middlesex/Census ****
1851/Jane Newman/Wife/21/Lifton, Devonshire/Census
1851/Susan Parsons/Visitor/15/Lifton, Devonshire/Census
1851/Edward Pantiere/Visitor, Seaman/24/France/Census
1851/Charles Smith/Waiter/23/Middlesex/Census
1851/Mary Bradley/General Serbant/20/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census

1851/William Newman/../../../Kelly's ****

1856/William Newman/../../../Post Office Directory ****

November 1864/Christian Diedrich Friedrichs/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

November 1864/Albert Diedrich Henry Behning/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

1869/Albert Didrich Heinrich Behning/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1881/Henry Behning/Licensed Victualler/60/Germany/Census ****
1881/Dores Behning/Wife/46/Germany/Census
1881/Mary Wilkins/General Servant/14/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Conrad Roctor/Waiter/26/Germany/Census
1881/Alfred Hicks/Waiter/27/London, Middlesex/Census

1882/Albert D H Behning/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1884/Albert D H Behning/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/Humphrey Hatcher/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1895/John Nelson/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/Charles Elphinstone/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1901/Wm Hooton/Licensed Victualler/45/Hackney, London/Census ****
1901/Louisa Hooton/Wife/35/Leamington, Warwickshire/Census


*** Provided By Michael Larsen

**** Provided By Kevan


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