London historical street directory and pub history

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

Spread Eagle, West Street, Harwich

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.

Harwich pub history index

At 75 West Street in 1901 census

Spread Eagle, West Street, Harwich

Spread Eagle, West Street, Harwich

Kindly provided by Harwich and Dovercourt

Known Residents

The following entries are in this format:

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

1791/John Death/Victualler/../../Universal British

1823-4/James Bull/../../../Pigot's

1827-8/Charles Joyce/../../../Pigot's*

1828-9/Charles Joyce/../../../Pigot's

1832-3/Mary Joyce/../../../Pigot's

1839/Mary Joyce/../../../Pigot's

1841/Mary Joyce/innkeeper/50/Essex/Census **
1841/Harriet Robinson/20/Essex/Census **
1841/Emma Robinson/[her daughter]/03/Essex/Census **
1841/Ann Brown/female servant/20/Essex/Census **
1841/Samuel Campion/male servant/60/Essex/Census **

1845/Mrs. Mary Joyce/../../../Post Office

1848/William Rumsey/../../../White's

1851/William Rumsey/../../../Post Office

1851/William Rumsey/innkeeper/47/Colchester, Essex/Census **
1851/Louisa Rumsey/wife/39/Harwich, Essex/Census **
1851/William J Rumsey/son, ship broker’s clerk/17/Brighton, Sussex/Census **
1851/Mary L Rumsey/daughter, scholar/15/Brighton, Sussex/Census **
1851/Charles Rumsey/son, scholar/13/Brighton, Sussex/Census **
1851/Emma Rumsey/daughter, scholar/07/Dovercourt, Essex/Census **
1851/Georgiana Rumsey/daughter, scholar/05/Dovercourt, Essex/Census **
1851/Harriett Rumsey/daughter/15m/Harwich, Essex/Census **
1851/Emma Roberson/niece, scholar/14/not known/Census **
1851/James Hardy/lodger, Trinity Pilot/47/Shadwell, Middlesex/Census **

1856/William Rumsey/../../../Post Office

1862/Mrs. Louisa Rumsey/../../../Kelly's

1867/Mrs. Louisa Rumsey/../../../Post Office

1870/Mrs. Louisa Rumsey/../../../Kelly's

1871/Mrs. Louisa Rumsey/../../../Post Office

1871/Louisa Rumsey/Licensed Victualler, Widow/63/Harwich, Essex/Census ****
1871/Emma Rumsey/Daughter/28/Dovercourt, Essex/Census
1871/Georgean Rumsey/Daughter/25/Dovercourt, Essex/Census
1871/Mary L Freeman/Grand Daughter/11/Harwich, Essex/Census
1871/Ann Fisher/General Servant/25/Great Clacton, Essex/Census
1871/James Hewitt/General Servant/32/Thorpe, Essex/Census

1874/Mrs. Louisa Rumsey/../../../Kelly's

1878/Mrs. Louisa Rumsey/../../../Kelly's

1881/Louisa Rumsey/Retired Hotel Keeper/72/Harwich, Essex/Census
1881/Georgiana Rumsey/Daughter/32/Dovercourt, Essex/
1881/Eliza A. Pratt/General Domestic Servant/19/Harwich, Essex/Census

Note: Although Louisa is described as retired, she was still at the premises in 1881

1882/Joseph Henry Kersey/../../../Kelly's

1886/Lewis Tovell/../../../Kelly's

1890/Lewis Tovell/../../../Kelly's

1891/Lewis Tovell/Licensed Victualler/29/Mistley, Essex/Census
1891/Jane Tovell/Wife/41/Somerleyton, Suffolk/Census
1891/Jane Pettitt/Daughter/14/Great Yarmouth, Norfolk/Census
1891/Daniel Morgan/Boarder, Horse Dealer/19/Armagh, Ireland/Census

1894/Louis Tovell/../../../Kelly's

1895/Louis Tovell/../../../Kelly's

1898/Louis Tovell/../../../Kelly's

1899/Louis Tovell/../../../Kelly's

1901/Jane Tovell/Inn Keeper, Widow/51/Somerton Leyton/Census ****
1901/John Kenny/Boarder, Barrack Warden/48/Belfast, ireland/Census
1901/Violet Wharton/Barmaid/21/Norwich, Norfolk/Census
1901/Louisa Mills/General Servant/20/Harwich, Essex/Census

1902/Louis Tovell/../../../Kelly's

1906/Mrs. Jane Tovell/../../../Kelly's

1908/Mrs. Jane Tovell/../../../Kelly's

1910/James Ernest Eaton/../../../Kelly's

1912/James Ernest Eaton/../../../Kelly's

1914/James Ernest Eaton/../../../Kelly's

1917/Charles Hills Jun./../../../Kelly's

1922/Charles Hills Jun./../../../Kelly's

1925/Arthur B. Heron/../../../Kelly's

1929/John Robert Kidney/../../../Kelly's

1933/John Robert Kidney/../../../Kelly's

1937/George John Baker/../../../Kelly's


* Provided by Ken Harrison

** Provided by John Mead

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

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