Leyton pub history index
This pub was re-built in 1891 and remains open. **
King William IV, 816 High Road, Leyton - in September 2006
Kindly provided by Stephen Harris
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
1855/Mary Clayton / Beer House Keeper’s Daughter /../../Proceedings of the
Old Bailey **
1861/William Clayton/Licensed Victualler/43/Pickhill, Yorkshire North/Census ****
1861/Charlotte Clayton/Wife/48/Burlingham, Worcs./Census
1861/Mary Clayton/Daughter, Barmaid/21/East Halsey, Yorkshire North/Census
1861/Thomas Twin/Hostler & Potman/26/Wanstead, Essex/Census
1861/Richard Sayers/Boarder, Carpenter/40/Hornchurch, Essex/Census
1861/Robert Baker/Boarder, Gardener/25/Walthamstow, Essex/Census
1861/John Sheppard/Boarder, Gardener Labourer/43/Swaffham, Norfolk/Census
1861/John Pharey/Boarder, Watchmaker/26/Camden Town, Middx/Census
1867/William Clayton/../../../Post Office
1871/George Bartholomew/../../../Post Office
July 1872/John Brown/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****
July 1872/Leonard Abbington/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****
1878/George Hugh Kidman/../../../Register of Alehouse Licenses **
1878/Samuel Pritchett/../../../Register of Alehouse Licenses **
1878/James Hobbs/../../../Register of Alehouse Licenses **
1879/John Crittenden/../../../Register of Alehouse Licenses **
1881/James Davis/Publican/27/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Maria Davis/Wife/27/Bethnal Green/Census
1881/Eliza Davis/Sister/17/Bethnal Green/Census
1886/Mrs. Emily Lascelles/../../../Kelly's
1887/William White/../../../Register of Alehouse Licenses **
1889/William James/../../../Register of Alehouse Licenses **
1889/Mary Ann Augusta James/../../../Register of Alehouse Licenses **
1896/Mrs Emma M A James/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1896/Charles Ford/../../../Essex Licensing Committee records **
21/4/1898/Robert Ford/../../../Petty Sessions ****
1902/Robert Ford/../../../Kelly's ****
3/10/1903/Charles Ford/../../../Petty Sessions ****
26/5/1906/Sarah Ford/../../../Petty Sessions ****
1908/Mrs. Sarah Ford/../../../Kelly's
26/9/1910/George Ernest Ellis/../../../Petty Sessions ****
1912/George Ernest Ellis/../../../Kelly's
1917/George Ernest Ellis/../../../Kelly's
27/9/1919/Frank Smithers/../../../Petty Sessions ****
14/12/1932/John Isaac Dicks & Henry Richard Weller/../../../Petty Sessions ****
My dad and mum were resident managers in 1940, maybe earlier. Their names were Edward John Mair and Alice Edith Mair (Know as Ted and Alice); the card I still have says Ted and Alice welcome you. I lived there with them until my mum died in 1954. Dad and I moved to the Golden Lion in Dean Street, Soho W1. any historical facts (apart from the ghost we had there) would be of great interest. ***
I remember Johnny Dicks, dad took over from him. We also had a restaurant there, and my mum (and staff) did about 70 -100 lunches a day. We also had entertainment in the evening, my parents were former members of ENSA and they used to sing once in awhile and their song was always Marcheta, followed by my dad serenading my mum with the Indian love lyrics. He, (dad) was born in 1890 and my mum 1895, both my sisters were married and out of the house when I was born, so considerable difference in our ages. I used to have the whole top floor 7 rooms to play in. there was also the most glorious curved wooden railing going from the office attached to the lounge bar all the way upstairs I think it was mahogany; I remember Flo the housekeeper polishing it till it shone and yelling at me when I used to slide own it. ***
** Provided by Stephen Harris
*** Provided by Barbara Morrison
**** 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 Street Listings in 1832.
London street listings in 1842
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