London historical street directory and pub history

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

George & Dragon, 2 Hackney Road, Bethnal Green E2

Bethnal Green pub history index

The early address is at 1 Stepney Rents, Hackney Road. The name is given as the George in records of 1833 and earlier. The address is as 2 & 4 Hackney Road by the 1891 Directory *.

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Bethnal Green, Middlesex - now in East London. The Bethnal Green, East London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

George & Dragon, 2 Hackney Road - in January 2007

George & Dragon, 2 Hackney Road - in January 2007

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.

1797/Mr Edwards/victualler, George/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1805/Mr Edwards/[George]/../../Holden's Directory *

1809/Mr Edwards/victualler, George/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1822/Mr Edwards/victualler, George/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1833/John Edwards/victualler, George/../../Prerogative Court of Canterbury records held at the National Archives *

1839/Richard Stanner/../../../Pigots Directory **

1842/George Harrold/../../../Robson�s Directory **

1844/Saml Plumber/../../../Post Office Directory **

1850/Hn. C Seckington /../../../P.O. Directory **

1851/Frederick Jno Wood/Licensed Victualler/27/St Giles, Middlesex/Census
1851/Catherine H Wood/Sister, Housekeeper/30/St Martins, Middlesex/Census
1851/Charlotte Hayward/Barmaid/19/St Giles, Middlesex/Census
1851/Richd Waggitt/Potman/18/Lambeth, Surrey/Census

1856/Frederick J Wood/../../../Post Office Directory

January 1860/Joseph Wright/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

January 1860/David Bowker Catling/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1861/Thomas Guest/Licensed victualler/28/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1861/Elizabeth Guest/Wife/26/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1861/James Guest/Son/4/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1861/Annie Guest/Daughter/3/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1861/Kate Guest/Daughter/2/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1861/Ann Holloway/barmaid/22/London/Census
1861/Ann Flowest/General Servant/21/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/John Lovelock/Potman/21/East Grafton, Wiltshire/Census

March 1864/William James Willetts/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

March 1864/Elizabeth Newton/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

July 1865/Elizabeth Newton/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

July 1865/Thomas Watson Francis/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1869/Thomas Watson Francis/../../../Post Office Directory

1874/Thomas W Francis/../../../Post Office Directory **

1882/Thomas W. Francis/../../../Post Office Directory *

1884/Thomas W Francis/../../../Post Office Directory **

1891/John Bambridge/../../../Post Office Directory **

1891/Henry T Hollington/Licensed Victuallers Manager/25/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Agnes H Hollington/Wife, Housekeeper/26/Whitechapel, London/Census
1891/Henry W Hollington/Son/2/Islington, London/Census
1891/Robert E Hollington/Son/6 months/Kingsland, London/Census
1891/Clara Stone Hollington/General Servant/30/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Jon Wadding/Barman/19/Battersea, London/Census
1891/James Farrow/Potman/18/Whitechapel, London/Census

1892/William Ball/../../../London Gazette, 1 April 1892 **

1895/Charles Thomas Oliver/../../../Post Office Directory **

1899/John Frederick Ayton/../../../Post Office Directory **

1901/John F Ayton/Licensed Victualler/48/Paddington, London/Census
1901/Alettia M Ayton/Wife/47/Kentish Town, London/Census
1901/Bernard N Ayton/Son, Guager/23/Paddington, London/Census
1901/Kate Norman Ayton/Daughter/16/Paddington, London/Census
1901/May Norman Ayton/Daughter/6/Islington, London/Census
1901/Henry C Turrell/Barman/20/Chislehurst, Kent/Census
1901/Robert Atkin/Barman/18/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Amelia A Self/Domestic Servant/39/Southampton/Census
1901/Ellen C Knott/Domestic Servant/16/New Brompton, Kent/Census

1904/Henry John Treadaway/../../../Post Office Directory **

1910/Harry Thomas Woodcock/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Harry Thomas Woodcock/Publican/29/Marylenone, London/Census
1911/Annie Lavian/Wife/37/Torquay, Devonshire/Census
1911/Mabel Louise/Step Daughter/13/Mile End, London/Census
1911/Leslie James/Stepson/7Wandsworth, London//Census
1911/Beatrice Louise Wooton/General Servant/25/Capton, Devonshire/Census
1911/Cecil Bailey/Barman/19/Hethersell, Norfolk/Census
1911/Thomas Davey/Barman/45/Elmswell, Suffolk/Census

1913/John Patrick Miley/../../../Post Office Directory **

1915/John Patrick Miley/../../../Post Office Directory **

1922/Mrs Florence Emily Miley/../../../Post Office Directory **

1938/Frank Jas Bing/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Frank Jas Bing/../../../Post Office Directory


+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

* Provided By Ewan

*+ Later information from Keith Emmerson

** Provided By Stephen Harris

 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!

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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: Friday, 07-Sep-2018 09:50:22 BST