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Merry Fiddlers, Wood lane, Becontree Heath, Dagenham

Dagenham pub history index

The modern address is given as Wood Lane. *

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

History of Dagenham

Merry Fiddlers - date unknown

Merry Fiddlers - date unknown

Kindly provided by David Male

The following entries are in this format:

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

1867/Elijah Reader/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office

1871/Elijah Reader/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office

1871/Elijah Reader/Beer House & Straw Carter/35/Hempstead, Essex/Census ****
1871/Sophia Reader/Wife/34/Steeple Bumpstead, Essex/Census
1871/Charles Reader/Son, Assistant/13/Dagenham, Essex/Census
1871/Mary Ann Reader/Daughter/11/Dagenham, Essex/Census
1871/Emma Reader/Daughter/9/Dagenham, Essex/Census
1871/Frederick Reader/Son/8/Dagenham, Essex/Census
1871/Ellen Reader/Daughter/6/Dagenham, Essex/Census
1871/Christopher Reader/Son/3/Dagenham, Essex/Census
1871/Henrietta Reader/Daughter/2/Dagenham, Essex/Census

1872/Elijah Reader/Beer Retailer/../../Petty Sessions ****

1874/Elijah Reader/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office

1878/Elijah Reader/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office

1881/Elijah Reader/Beer Retailer/44/Hempstead, Essex/Census
1881/Sophia Reader/Wife/43/Steeple Bumpstead, Essex/Census
1881/Frederick Reader/Son, Straw Carter/18/Dagenham, Essex/Census
1881/Ellen Reader/Daughter/16/Dagenham, Essex/Census
1881/Christopher Reader/Son/14/../Census
1881/Henrietta Reader/Daughter/11/Dagenham, Essex/Census
1881/Harry Reader/Son/7/Dagenham, Essex/Census
1881/Rosena Reader/Daughter/5/Dagenham, Essex/Census
1881/Ernest Reader/Son/2/Dagenham, Essex/Census

1882/Elijah Reader/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1886/Elijah Reader/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1890/Elijah Reader/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1891/Elijah Reader/Beer Retailer/54/Dagenham, Essex/Census ****
1891/Sophia Reader/Wife/51/Dagenham, Essex/Census
1891/Frederick Reader/Son, Straw Carter/24/Barking, Essex/Census
1891/Henry Reader/Son, Wheelwrights Apprentice/16/Dagenham, Essex/Census
1891/Ernest Reader/Son/11/Dagenham, Essex/Census

1895/Elijah Reader/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1899/Elijah Reader/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1901/Sophia Reader/Beer House Keeper, Widow/60/Halstead, Essex/Census ****
1901/Frederick Reader/Son, Dealer /37/Dagenham, Essex/Census
1901/Ernest Reader/Son, Barman/22/Dagenham, Essex/Census

1902/Mrs. Sophia Reader/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1906/Mrs. Sophia Reader/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1908/Mrs. Sophia Reader/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1910/Mrs. Sophia Reader/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1911/Sophia Reader/Beerhouse Keeper (Widow)/73/Steeple Bumpstead, Essex/Census *
1911/Ernest Reader/Son, Barman/31/Dagenham, Essex/Census
1911/Frederick Reader/Son, Hay & Straw Dealer/47/Dagenham, Essex/Census
1911/Maud Reader/Niece, General Servant/18/Chadwell Heath, Essex/Census

1912/Mrs. Sophia Reader/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1914/Ernest Reader/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1917/Ernest Reader/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1922/Ernest Reader/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1925-6/Ernest Reader/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1929/Ernest Reader/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

Note: Prior to 1933, premises only named in 1881

1933/William Frederick Stiles/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1937/William Frederick Stiles/../../../Kelly's

* Provided by Ewan

**** Provided by Kevan

What I am now attempting to achieve is the coverage of an earlier London street directory in 1832. This is unique, plus images of the 1842 Robsons directory which confirm earlier entries and also carry much more trade detail about a premises or person. Here is the index of streets in 1832, many with 1842 imagery added.
And next is the complete 1940 London street directory - this will take some months to complete, so bear with me!

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