London historical street directory and pub history

This is now an updated and complete, historical London street directory for 1832 and 1842 and more

Black Lion, 135 High Street north, East Ham

East Ham pub history index

Black Lion, 135 High Street north, East Ham - in 1931

Black Lion, 135 High Street north, East Ham - in 1931

Black Lion, High Street, East Ham 1972

1972 when closing down

Taken from a Photograph supplied by The Department of Education, Arts & Libraries, London Borough of Newham

The following entries are in this format:

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

1851/John Keep/grocer & beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1851/John Keep/Beer Shop Keeper/54/Welwyn, Hertfordshire/Census *
1851/Maria Keep/Wife/50/Bath, Somerset/Census
1851/John Keep/Son, Agricultural Labourer/21/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1851/Frances Keep/Daughter/19/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1851/Anna Keep/Daughter/14/Finchley, Middlesex/Census
1851/Isabella Keep/Daughter/12/Walworth, Surrey/Census

1861/John Keep/Beer Seller & Grocer/64/Welwyn, Hertfordshire/Census *
1861/Maria Keep/Wife/59/Bath, Somerset/Census
1861/Annie Keep/Daughter, Dress Maker/24/Finchley, Middlesex/Census
1861/Isabella Keep/Daughter/22/Walworth, Surrey/Census

1862/John Keep/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1867/John Keep/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1871/Mrs Maria Keep/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1871/Maria Keep/Beer Seller, Widow/68/Bath, Somerset/Census ****
1871/Mary A Dixon/Sister/66/St Marylebone, Middlesex/Census

1874/Mrs Maria Keep/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1878/John Keep/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1881/Charlotte Keep/Beer Retailer/52/Romford, Essex/Census ****
1881/Sophia Whitbread/barmaid/24/Romford, Essex/Census
1881/Alice Keep/Grand Daughter/6/East Ham, Essex/Census

1891/Frederick Keep/Beer House Keeper, Widow/38/East Ham, Essex/Census ****
1891/Alice Keep/Daughter, Assistant/16/East Ham, Essex/Census
1891/Lottie Keep/Daughter, Assistant/15/East Ham, Essex/Census
1891/Emily Keep/Daughter/12/East Ham, Essex/Census
1891/Annie Keep/Daughter/10/East Ham, Essex/Census
1891/John Keep/Son/8/East Ham, Essex/Census
1891/Harry Keep/Son/5/East Ham, Essex/Census
1891/Charlotte Keep/Beer House Keeper, Widow/63/East Ham, Essex/Census

1894/Mrs. Charlotte Keep/../../../Kelly's Directory

1895/Mrs Charlotte Keep/beer retailer/../../Kelly's Directory *

1896/Charlotte Keep/../../../Petty Sessions ****

1898/Mrs. Charlotte Keep/../../../Kelly's Directory

1899/Mrs. Charlotte Keep/../../../Kelly's Directory

1902/Frederick William Keep/../../../Petty Sessions ****

1902/Frederick Keep/../../../Kelly's Directory ****

1906/Frederick William Keep/../../../Kelly's Directory

1908/Frederick William Keep/../../../Kelly's Directory

1911/Frederick Keep/Publican (Widower)/59/East Ham, Essex/Census *
1911/William Ralph/Son-in-Law, Traveller/34/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1911/Emmie Ralph/Daughter, House Keeper/32/East Ham, Essex/Census
1911/Elizabeth Mary Young/Sister-in-Law, Cook/45/Bayswater, Middlesex/Census
1911/Harry Keep/Son, Assistant/25/East Ham, Essex/Census
1911/George Gordon Blake/Barman/26/Finchley, Middlesex/Census
1911/George Ackland/Barman/24/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1911/Henry Barker/Barman/20/Tidal Basin, Essex/Census
1911/Ernest Brooker/Barman/28/Colchester, Essex/Census
1911/William Deval/Barman/22/West Ham, Essex/Census
1911/William A. King/Barman/20/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1911/Frederick Ralph/Grandson/6/East Ham, Essex/Census

1912/Frederick William Keep/../../../Kelly's Directory

1914/Frederick William Keep/beer retailer/../../Kelly's Directory *

1917/Frederick William Keep/../../../Kelly's Directory

1922/Frederick William Keep/../../../Kelly's Directory

1925/Frederick William Keep/../../../Kelly's Directory

1926 - 1943/Keep (executors)/../../../Freehold

1944 - 1955/Emery/manager/../../Freehold

1956 - 1961/Copes Taverns/../../../Freehold


* 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!

London pub history directory.

LONDON Pub History

London Street Listings in 1832.

1832 Index

London street listings in 1842

1842 Index

London Street Listings in 1818 - mainly A and B.

London public houses in 1833 Pigots.

Entire London Street Listing in 1843 - by surname.

London public houses in 1856.

London public houses in 1869.

London public houses in 1899

London 1921 Street directory in 1921

London 1940 Street directory 1940

London Pubs in 2018

And Last updated on: Saturday, 30-Jun-2018 00:47:26 BST