London historical street directory and pub history

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Swan, 31 Broadway, Stratford E15

Stratford Index

This pub was present by 1631. It was rebuilt in its present form in 1921 and closed in 2005 to become a betting shop. +

Kindly provided by Colleen

Swan, Broadway, StratfordSwan, Broadway, Stratford

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

The Swan Hotel, Stratford Broadway

The Swan Hotel, Stratford Broadway

Kindly provided by Colleen

Swan, Broadway, Stratford 2003

5th February 2003

Taken by Brian Berry

History of Stratford & West Ham

The following entries are in this format:

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

1823/Isaac Franklin/../../../Pigot's Directory ***

1826/John Reader/../../../Pigot's Directory

1828/John Reader/Licensee/../../Alehouse Recognizances*

1828-9/John Reader/../../../Pigot's Directory

1832-3/Christopher Buckle/../../../Pigot's Directory

1839/George Tuting Evered/../../../Pigot's Directory

1841/John Janes/../../../P.O. Directory +

1844/Charles Gabriel Davey/../../../Thompson’s Directory +

1845/Charles Gabriel Davey/../../../Post Office Directory

1848/Charles Gabriel Davey/../../../White's Directory

1851/Charles Gabriel Davey/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/Charles G Davey/innkeeper/41/Stepney, Middlesex/Census **
1851/Rachel Davey/wife/35/Surrey/Census
1851/Rachel Davey/daughter/07/Stratford, Essex/Census
1851/James Davey/son/04/Stratford, Essex/Census
1851/Hannah Frairy/barmaid/28/Fakenham, Norfolk/Census
1851/Ann Ingram/srvant/18/Huntingdonshire/Census
1851/George Orsborne/servant/20/Stratford, Essex/Census

1855/Charles Gabriel Davey/../../../Post Office Directory +

1856/Charles Gabriel Davey/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/James Hadland/Inn Keeper/44/Bister, Oxford/Census ****
1861/Mary Hadland/Wife/45/Brompton, Berks/Census
1861/Mary E Hadland/Daughter/10/City of London/Census
1861/Amy L Hadland/Daughter/5/City of London/Census
1861/Eliza Robertson/House Servant/24/New Bolmbroke, Lincoln/Census
1861/Amelia Rayswood/House Servant/25/Kent/Census
1861/Emily A Bright/Barmaid/21/Hockley, Essex/Census
1861/John Butler/Waiter/23/St Pancras, Middx/Census

1862/James Hadland/../../../Kelly's Directory

1867/James Hadland/../../../Post Office Directory *

1870/Thomas Freestone Kirby/../../../Kelly's Directory

1871/Thomas Freestone Kirby/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Thomas F Kirby/Licensed Victualler/54/London, Middx/Census ****
1871/Sarah Kirby/Wife/62/London, Middx/Census
1871/Elizabeth Kirby/Daughter/23/London, Middx/Census
1871/George Kirby/Son/19/London, Middx/Census
1871/Emma Ramsfill/Servant/36/Devonshire/Census
1871/Eliza Bragg//28/Essex/Census
1871/Mary Maria Mia//18/Oxfordshire/Census
1871/Agnes Bell//22/London, Middx/Census
1871/Louisa Barnes//26/London, Middx/Census

1874/John Morley/../../../Kelly's Directory

1878/Alfred Kirby/../../../Kelly's Directory

1881/Samuel Watkins/Licensed Victualler/52/Old Kent Road/Census
1881/Maria Watkins/Wife/54/Stepney/Census
1881/Samuel Watkins/Son, Assistant/29/Shoreditch/Census
1881/Sarah M.A. Watkins/Daughter/26/Shoreditch/Census
1881/Harriet Withall/Sister/26/Uxbridge/Census
1881/Catherine Willey/Barmaid/30/Islington/Census
1881/Susan Baskell/Barmaid/25/Plistore, Hertford/Census
1881/Lizie Savelle/Barmaid/22/Hackney Road/Census
1881/S. J. Fairweather/Barman/17/Holborn/Census
1881/Sarah Dennet/Cook/37/Bethnal Green/Census
1881/Mary A. Newby/Kitchen Maid/17/Kenilworth, Worcester/Census
1881/Elizabeth Spencer/Housemaid/22/Stratford, Essex/Census

1882/Watkins & Son/../../../Kelly's Directory

1886/John Newman/../../../Kelly's Directory ****

1891/John Newman/Licensed Victualler, Widow/63/Southchurch, Essex/Census ****
1891/Minnie Lewes/Barmaid/20/Plumstead, Kent/Census
1891/Minnie G Richards/Barmaid/22/Brecon, Wales/Census
1891/Harry R Goodrow/Barman/36/Hackney, London/Census
1891/Archibals Stanton/Barman/18/Knightsbridge, London/Census
1891/Elizabeth A Walsh/Cook/33/Taunton, Devon/Census
1891/Alice Goodey/Domestic/21/Stratford, Essex/Census

1896/Samuel Bell/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1901/Charles H Callaghan/Licensed Victualler/37/Stepney, London/Census ****
1901/Martha Edwards/Barmaid/23/Bow, London/Census
1901/Gertrude Partridge/Barmaid/20/Olney, Bucks/Census
1901/Edith Crouch/Barmaid/22/Hastings, Sussex/Census
1901/Florence Kneller/Barmaid/23/West Ham, Essex/Census
1901/Hampden T Smith/Barman/17/West Ham, Essex/Census
1901/Emily F Young/Kitchenmaid/27/Hackney, London/Census
1901/Alice Scott/Housemaid/24/West Ham, Essex/Census
1901/Victor Poulton/Assistant Barman/15/Hoddesdon, Herts/Census

1902/William Maddams/../../../Kelly's Directory ****

1906/William Maddams/../../../Kelly's Directory *

1908/William Maddams/../../../Kelly's Directory

1912/William Maddams/../../../Kelly's Directory

1914/William Maddams/../../../Kelly's Directory *

1917/William Maddams/../../../Kelly's Directory

1922/Moss & Isaacs (Edward Isaacs)/../../../Kelly's Directory *

1925 - 1952/Richard Watts Coman/../../../Kelly's Directory *****

1928/R W Coman/../../../BT Telephone Directory [MARyland 3497] ****

1934/Rd Watts Coman/../../../Kelly's Directory ****

1938/Coman's Catering Co Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1944/Coman's Catering Co Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1988/Mr J G McCann/../../../Trumans List ****

1990/Mr J G McCann/../../../Trumans List ****


* Provided by Ewan

*+ Provided by Mike Smith

** Provided by John Mead

*** Provided by the Pubs, Inns and Taverns Index for England, 1801-1900

**** Provided by Kevan

***** Provided by Christina

+ Provided by Stephen Harris

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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