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Three Nuns, 11 Aldgate High Street, Aldgate EC3

Aldgate pub history index

Present as an inn by 1665, when it is mentioned in Defoe's "History of the Plague". Rebuilt in 1876, it was still present in 1960, but is now demolished. The Guildhall Library has three depictions of the pre-1876 pub ** The address is 10-13 Aldgate High Street following rebuilding in 1876. *

The Three Nuns Tavern, Aldgate, City - in 1878

The Three Nuns Tavern, Aldgate, City - in 1878

Kindly provided by John Carnaby

Three Nuns, Aldgate High street

Three Nuns, Aldgate High street

Kindly provided by John Carnaby

Three Nuns, 11 Aldgate High Street, Aldgate EC3

Three Nuns, 11 Aldgate High Street, Aldgate EC3

Residents at this address.

1771/Mr Waddington/../../../The Lady's Magazine, Volume 2 **

1788/Robert Butler / Keeper of the Tap /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1801/John Irvin/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1801/JOHN IRVIN sworn. - I keep the Three Nuns , Aldgate High-street : On Tuesday, the 10th of February, I went up two pair of stairs, and missed two sheets, an under-blanket, a pillow, and pillow-case, and about one o'clock in the morning the constable came to me, in consequence of which I went to the watch-house, and there I saw the prisoner and the property, I never saw him before/Proceedings of the Old Bailey ***

1823/Charles Nettleship / Innkeeper /../../Robson's Directory **

1825/C Nettleship/../../../Pigot's Directory **

1830/Mary Ann Briggs / Housemaid /../../House of Lords Sessional Papers, 1832 **
1830/Mary Ann Otto / Chambermaid /../../House of Lords Sessional Papers, 1832

1832/Charles Harber/../../../Robsons Directory 

Grand Lodge Freemasonry registers 1812-1836
June 17th 1834, John Beningfield, Tavern Keeper, Three Nuns, Aldgate, 1834 to March 1837 is listed during his membership of the St Andrews Lodge Lodge

1836/John Benningfield, Three Nuns Inn, 11 Aldgate High street/../../Pigots Directory

1841/Jonathan Lucas/../../../Post Office Directory **

1842/Jonathan Lucas/../../../Robsons Directory **

1843/Jonathan Lucas/../../../Kellys Directory **

1848/Jonathan Lucas/../../../Post Office Directory **

1850/Jonathan Lucas/../../../Morning Chronicle, 26 April 1850 **

Morning Advertiser 21 October 1850 - Transfer of Licenses, Oct 19th
Three Nuns, Aldgate High street, John Wheddon to George Steven Cleverley

1851/George Stephen Cleverly/../../../Kellys Directory 

1851/John Orton/Inn Keeper & Clerk/45/St Saviours Southwark/Census 
1851/Sarah Orton/Wife/40/Stratford, Essex/Census
1851/George Orton/Son/13/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1851/Jane Orton/Daughter/11/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1851/Henry Orton/Son/8/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1851/Mary A Orton/Daughter/6/St Olaves Southwark/Census
1851/Frances A Orton/Daughter/3/St Olaves Southwark/Census
1851/Charles C Orton/Son/9 months/St Olaves Southwark/Census
1851/Sarah E Orton/Niece, Domestic Servant/18/Christ Church, Surrey/Census
1851/Mary A Solman/Chambermaid/24/Cambridge/Census
1851/Thomas Buckingham/Visitor, Linen Manufacturer/54/Norfolk/Census
1851/Thomas Buckingham/Visitor, Linen Manufacturer/25/Norfolk/Census
1851/William Bell/Ostler/22/Colnbrook, Bucks/Census
1851/William Sivinton/Visitor, Gentleman/38/Scotland/Census
1851/Charles Reeves/Visitor, Farmer/23/Worcester/Census
1851/Robert Tyler/Visitor, Gentlemans Servant/26/Norfolk/Census

1852/William Bell/../../../Watkins Directory **

October1853/William Bell/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era 

October 1853/George Frederick James Bell/Incoming Licensee/../../Era 

1856/George Fred J Bell/../../../Post Office Directory 

The Era 31 October 1858 - Music and dancing:
George Frederick James Bell, Three Nuns Tavern, Aldgate High street, for music and dancing

1860/George Frederick James Bell/../../../The Draper & Clothier, Travellers� Hand-Book **

1861/George F J Bell/Publican/36/St Lukes, Middlesex/Census 
1861/Eliza Bell/Wife/30/St Lukes, Middlesex/Census
1861/Jane Fuller/House Servant/17/Mile End, Middlesex/Census
1861/Charles Pipe/Ostler/34/Ipswich, Suffolk/Census
1861/Ellen Pipe/Servant Wife/31/Bletchingley, Surrey/Census
1861/Charles Pipe/Servant Son/8/Eye, Suffolk/Census
1861/Edward Pipe/Servant Son/6/Eye, Suffolk/Census

1869/George F J Bell/../../../Post Office Directory 

1869/Mrs Harriet Bell/../../../LV Association 

October 1869/George Frederick James Bell/music, singing & dancing licence/../../Era Newspaper 

1871/George Bell/Licensed Victualler/46/George Row, St Lukes/Census 
1871/Harriett Bell/Wife/40/Cambridgeshire/Census
1871/Marion Musson/General Servant/29/nk/Census

1872/George Fred J Bell/../../../P.O. Directory **

1874/G F J Bell/../../../H D Miles London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers Directory **

1878/Samuel East jun./../../../Post Office Directory **

1882/Samuel East, jun./../../../Post Office Directory *

1883/Samuel East jun./../../../Post Office Directory **

1884/Samuel East jun./../../../Post Office Directory **

1885/William Glover / Manager /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1885/Henrietta Loveridge / Barmaid /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey
1885/Jane Debenham / Barmaid /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey

1891/Orbell Musk/Manager/35/Kennington, London/Census 
1891/Eleanor Musk/Wife, Manageress/31/Suffolk/Census
1891/Henry Ed R Musk/Son/2/City, London/Census
1891/Mary V R Musk/Daughter/1/City, London/Census
1891/Eva Cook/Book Keeper/30/Suffolk/Census
1891/Mary Silcock/Barmaid/18/London/Census
1891/William Golding/Cellerman/21/Norfolk/Census
1891/Frederick Oakley/Barman/17/Scotland/Census
1891/Henry Newman/Barman/18/London/Census
1891/Maud Welch/Barmaid/21/Plumstead/Census
1891/Alice Wilson/Barmaid/21/London/Census
1891/Lucy Scott/Barmaid/23/Grimsby/Census
1891/Rose Woodward/Barmaid/21/London/Census
1891/George Higgins/Hall Porter/30/London/Census
1891/Margaret Anderson/Chamber Maid/21/London/Census
1891/Lizzie Stamp/Chamber Maid/18/London/Census
1891/Kate Whitehead/Chamber Maid/20/London/Census
1891/Emma Spinks/Kitchen Maid/36/London/Census
1891/Caroline Green/Kitchen Maid/35/London/Census
1891/Mr Bell/Visitor/45/Scotland/Census
1891/Mrs Bell/Visitor/35/Scotland/Census
1891/Miss Pagan/Visitor/40/Scotland/Census
1891/Edward Sabine/Visitor, Accountant/47/London/Census
1891/Annie Sabine/Visitor wife/37/Wells, Norfolk/Census
1891/George Sabine/Visitor/18/London/Census
1891/Mr Reed/Visitor, Commercial/30/nk/Census

1892/Frederick W. Ayers, the landlord of the hotel. Mentioned during the retirement of Frederick G. Abberline from the Metropolitan Police Force (MET) on 8 February 1892.  He was the highest-ranking Chief Inspector at the Criminal Investigation Department of Scotland Yard. Abberline began investigating the Jack the Ripper Murders ***

1892/John William Galton/../../../Post Office Directory **

1895/John William Galton/../../../Post Office Directory 

Our great great uncle worked at The Three Nuns' Hotel. In the 1896 wills, it lists Gustav Oscar Wermann "of the Three Nuns" hotel, Aldgate. He died Dec 1, 1896 and left widow Clara.  I have been unable to locate Clara after his death. *+

In the 1881 and 1891 UK census Oscar's occupation is listed as hotel keeper or restaurant manager. But other than the street where he lived, the census does not say where he worked. Also, our grandmother was apparently born at the Three Nuns in 1891, which is how this whole story came together. *+

1899/Roberts Bros./../../../Post Office Directory **

1902/Roberts Bros./../../../Post Office Directory **

1915/George Alexander Roberts/../../../Post Office Directory *

1921/George Alexander Roberts/../../../Post Office Directory **

1926/George Alexander Roberts/../../../Post Office Directory **

1929/George Alexander Roberts/../../../Post Office Directory **

1951/Dennis O'Brien/Manager/../../Post Office Directory 

1971/../Three Nuns, 9 Aldgate High street EC3/../../Pub Directory 

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*+ Provided By Diane

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*** Provided By John Carnaby

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