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Jolly Butchers, 157 Brick Lane, Bethnal Green E1

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It�s a little tricky trying to work out the evolution of the pub�s name. I have it as Turk and Slave (1839), Turkish Slave (1842 and 1843), Turkish Head (1844-1848), Turkish Slave (1851), Turk & Slave (1855-1875), then Jolly Butchers. Perhaps the name just wasn�t very clear in the early part of the 19th century ; The address is at 141 Brick Lane at &  before 1881 **

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.

Jolly Butchers, 157 Brick Lane - circa 1950

Jolly Butchers, 157 Brick Lane - circa 1950

Jolly Butchers, 157 Brick Lane - in 1986

Jolly Butchers, 157 Brick Lane - in 1986

From the archives of East London & City CAMRA

The Jolly Butchers, closed between 1986 & 1991

The Jolly Butchers, closed in 1987 ***

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.

1805/_ Donder, the Turkish Slave, Brick lane, Spitalfields/../../Holdens Directory

1827/Mr Brown/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1827/Mary McDonald / Servant /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1832/James Brown/../../../Robson�s Directory

1835/James Brown/../../../Robson�s Directory **

1839/Jas Brown/../../../Pigots Directory **

1841/Robert Benn/../../../Post Office Directory

1842/Mrs Mary Benns/../../../P.O. Directory **

1842/Jane Rous/../../../Robson�s Directory **

1843/Mrs Jane Rous/../../../P.O. Directory **

1844/P Withers/../../../Thompson�s Directory **

1846/Alfred Ecclestone/../../../P.O. Directory **

1847/J Hayward / Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era, Sunday 17 January, 1847 **

1847/G Sims / Incoming Licensee /../../The Era, Sunday 17 January, 1847 **

1848/Horace Thomas/../../../Post Office Directory

1848/Horace Thomas / Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era, Sunday 13 August 1848 **

1848/Donald Macleod / Incoming Licensee /../../The Era, Sunday 13 August 1848 **

December 1848/Donald Macleod/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

December 1848/Joseph Way/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1851/Robt Batchelder/../../../Kelly's Directory

1852/Alexander Young/../../../Watkins Directory **

August 1853/Alexander Young/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

August 1853/Thomas Reynolds/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1855/Thomas Reynolds/../../../P.O. Directory **

January 1855/Thomas Reynolds/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era

January 1855/Hyam Jacobs/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era

August 1862/Frederick Wearing/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era 

August 1862/James Fletcher/Incoming Licensee/../../Era 

11th March 1865/James Fletcher/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

11th March 1865/Nathaniel W Sykes/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1866/James McHenry/../../../P.O. Directory **

May 1866/James McHenry/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era 

May 1866/George Sadler/Incoming Licensee/../../Era 

November 1866/George F Sadler, deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

November 1866/William Joseph Bunbury/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

15th July 1867/Occupier left premises/../../../East London Observer +

15th July 1867/transfer to the brewers/../../../East London Observer +

July 1867/fomer holder had left and gone to America/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

July 1867/Thomas Weeden/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1869/Thomas Weeden/../../../Post Office Directory

July 1869/Henry Jeffery/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era

July 1869/Charles Brandum/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era

1870/George Brandum/../../../P.O. Directory **

January 1871/Charles Brandum/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

January 1871/Nathaniel Charles Marchant/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

141 Brick Lane :
1871/Nathaniel Marchant/Licensed Victualler/42/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1871/Eliza Ann Marchant/Wife/42/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1871/Eleanor Marchant/Daughter/17/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1871/Charles Marchant/Son/13/Hoxton, Middlesex/Census
1871/Harry Marchant/Son/11/Hoxton, Middlesex/Census
1871/Minnie Marchant/Daughter/9/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1871/Fred Marchant/Son/7/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1871/Jessie Marchant/Daughter/5/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1871/Max Marchant/Son/3/Lambeth/Census

August 1872/Charles Nathaniel Marchant/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

August 1872/William Hagger/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1873/William Hagger/../../../P.O. Directory **

1874/W Hagger/../../../H D Miles London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers Directory **

October 1873/William Hagger/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

October 1873/Joseph Hockley/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

January 1875/Richard Wright/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

January 1875/Thomas Quarry/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1875/Thomas Quarry/../../../P.O. Directory **

October 1875/Thomas Quarry/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

October 1875/James Ansell/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1877/James Ansell/../../../P.O. Directory **

1881/James Ansell/Licensed Victualler/36/Middlesex/Census
1881/Rosabella Ansell/Wife/37/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Rose E Ansell/Daughter/15/Norwood, Surrey/Census
1881/James Ansell/Son/9/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Catharine Ansell/Daughter/11/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Emma Ansell/Daughter/6/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary A Cate/Barmaid/24/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary A Ferguson/Domestic Servant/20/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census

1882/Frank Albert Jennings/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/James G Ansell/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Ellis Bros/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/James Ansell/Manager/26/Maidstone/Census
1891/Elizabeth Beaumont/Wife/35/Fulham/Census
1891/John Godbolt/Barman/23/Yarmouth/Census
1891/Charles Smith/Barman/17/Wapping/Census
1891/E Niles/Barmaid/18/Kingsland/Census
1891/Walker Niles/../14/Bermondsey/Census
1891/Clare Beaumont/Daughter/9 months/Bethnal Green, London/Census

15th August 1891/John Wheeler, deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

15th August 1891/Edward Beaumont/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1895/Ellis Brothers/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Frank Albert Jennings/../../../Post Office Directory

1910/Thomas William Lewis Ellis/../../../Post Office Directory

1912/Stanley Walter Ellis/../../../Post Office Directory **

1915/Stanley Walter Ellis/../../../Post Office Directory

1920/Stanley Walter Ellis/../../../Whitechapel Society Newsletter **

1921/Stanley Walter Ellis/../../../Post Office Directory

1932/Chas. Percy Papworth/../../../P.O. Directory **

1934/George Edwin Bettis/../../../Kelly's Directory

1938/George Edwin Bettis/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Jn Wright/../../../Post Office Directory

I was the son of Jack Mansfield, tenant of the Jolly Butchers 157 Brick lane E1 and lived in this pub in the 1960's. The 'butchers' had an illicit jewellery market in the saloon bar (entered from the side alley) we used to open at 10am(should have been 12 mid day) and closed it around 3pm. *

1970/Mr Mansfield/../../../Black Eagle Journal ***

Mrs H Mansfield, wife of the tenant at the Jolly Butchers, died on Friday, September 4th 1970 - Black Eagle Journal ***


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* Provided By Geoff Main

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided by Alex Wilkinson

And Last updated on: Friday, 07-Sep-2018 10:11:43 BST