Bethnal Green pub history index
This pub was present by 1735 and closed in 1994. It is now in restaurant use. At 25 Bethnal Green Road in 1891 census, and before closure in 2001 **
A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Bethnal Green, Middlesex - now in East London.
Knave of Clubs, 25 Bethnal Green Road - in May 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.
Pub established by 1808 at least. Pub closed in 2001 - premises now house a posh French Restaurant. **
1808/Samuel Hagger/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1811/Benj Prior, Knave of Clubs, 17 Club row, Spitalfields/../../Holdens Directory
1833-34/John Davis, Knave of Clubs, 23 Club row, Bethnal green/../../Pigots Directory
1839/Pearson Goward/../../../Pigots Directory
1842/P Goward/../../../Robsonís Directory **
1848/Pearson Goward /../../../P.O. Directory **
1851/Pearson Goward/../../../Kellys Directory
1851/Pearson Goward / Licensed Victualer / 73 / Betnal Green, Middx/census **
1851/Pearson Goward / Son / 21 / Bethnal Green, Middx/census
1851/John Goward / Son / 19 / Bethnal Green, Middx/census
1851/Eliza Goward / daughter / 17 / Bethnal Green, Middx/census
1851/Margaret Walsh / general servant / 17 / Spitalfields, London/census
1851/Sarah Partaut / grand-daughter / 11 / Shoreditch, London/census
July 1853/Pearson Goward/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
July 1853/Pearson Goward, the younger/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
1861/Pearson Goward/Licensed victualler/40/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Susan Goward/Wife/28/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1861/Susan Goward/Daughter/2/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Mary Rufus/Servant/11/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1872/P Goward /../../../Brabnerís Hackney Directory **
1873/Pearson Goward /../../../P.O. Directory **
11th May 1878/P Goward/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
11th May 1878/James Willmott/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
1882/Chapman/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1884/William H Chapman/../../../Post Office Directory
1891/William Henry Chapman/../../../Post Office Directory
1891/William H Chapman/Son, Licensed Victualler/29/Islington, London/Census
1891/Ambrose Dolden/Barman/29/East Farleigh, Kent/Census
1891/William F Mercer/Barman/19/Deptford, London/Census
1891/Arthur C Chapman/Barman/20/Braintree, Essex/Census
1891/Mary Rudd/Housekeeper, Widow/39/Devonport, Devon/Census
1891/Jessie Barnes/Domestic Servant/20/St Georges East, London/Census
1895/William Henry Chapman/../../../Post Office Directory *
1899/William Henry Chapman/../../../Post Office Directory
1901/Ambrose Dolden/Manager of Public House/38/East Farleigh, Kent/Census
1901/Lucy J Dolden/Wife, Assistant/34/Islington, London/Census
1901/Lucy G Dolden/Daughter/5/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/William O Dolden/Son/3/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Joseph T Blake/Barman/24/Islington, London/Census
1901/Arthur Smith/Barman/21/Peckham, London/Census
1901/Alice Jones/Domestic Servant/26/Tredegary, Wales/Census
1910/Samuel Jesse/../../../Post Office Directory
1911/Samuel Best Jesse/Licensed Victualler/35/Basingstoke, Hants/Census
1911/Amy Amelia Jesse/Wife/35/Streatham, Surrey/Census
1911/Samuel James Jesse/Son/13/London/Census
1911/Henry Freerick Jesse/Son/9/Peckham, London/Census
1911/Edith Amelia Jesse/Daughter/3/Tottenham, Middlesex/Census
1911/Ellanor Sanford/Domestic Servant/23/Bow, London/Census
1911/Lillian Edith Bryant/Domestic Servant/15/Bow, London/Census
1911/Arthur Percy Fish/Barman/24/Bow, London/Census
1913/Samuel Jesse/../../../Post Office Directory
1915/William Bunn/../../../Post Office Directory
1916/William Bunn/../../../Post Office Directory
1921/Frederick Charles Newitt/../../../Post Office Directory
1923/Frederick Charles Newitt/../../../Post Office Directory
1929/Thomas Abraham Dupree/../../../Post Office Directory
1932/Jack H Bodinetz/../../../Post Office Directory
Harry Goldapple is the son of Phillip Goldapple of the Fountain, at 86 Jamaica street by 1916 having previously been at the Rising Sun, Sidney street during the famous siege in 1911.
1934/Harry Goldapple/../../../Kellys Directory
1939/Harry Goldapple/Publican/Born 10th Feb 1884/../Electoral register
1939/Fanny Goldapple/Domestic Duties/Born 9th Nov 1894/../Electoral register
1942/Harry Goldapple/../../../Post Office Directory
1944/Harry Goldapple/../../../Post Office Directory
1948 - 60/Harry Goldapple/25 Bethnal green road/../../Electoral register
1948 - 60/Ida Goldapple/25 Bethnal green road/../../Electoral register
1948 - 60/Fanny Goldapple/25 Bethnal green road/../../Electoral register
1948 - 60/Leonard Goldapple/25 Bethnal green road/../../Electoral register
1961/Harry Goldapple of The Knave of Clubs 25 Bethnal Green Road London E1 died 25 November 1960 at the London Hospital London E1 Adminstration London 8 March to Leonard Goldapple public house manager. Effects £3736 15s 11d
1964 - 65/Leonard Goldapple/25 Bethnal green road/../../Electoral register
1964 - 65/Ida Goldapple/25 Bethnal green road/../../Electoral register
+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
* Provided By Ewan
** Provided By Stephen Harris
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