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Nelsons Head, 32 Horatio Street, Bethnal Green E2

Bethnal Green pub history index

Address given in 1861 and 1871 census as 16 Nelson Street east, then in 1872 as 23 Bath Street ** The address is 16 Horatio Street by 1882, before being renumber as 32 Horatio Street by 1895. *

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.

Nelsons Head, 32 Horatio Street, Bethnal Green E2

Nelsons Head, 32 Horatio Street, Bethnal Green E2

Nelsons Head, 32 Horatio Street - in August 2006

Nelsons Head, 32 Horatio Street - in August 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.

1825/George Emery/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1839/James Wright /../../../Pigot’s Directory **

1842/W Nelson/../../../Robson’s Directory **

1851/John Hopkins /../../../Kelly’s Directory **

16 Nelson Street :
1851/John Hopkins/Victualler/38/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1851/Mary Hopkins/Wife/37/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1851/Samuel Brandon/Potman/18/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1851/Eliza Waterlow/House Servant/16/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census

1856/John Hopkins/Nelsons Head, 16 Nelson Street./../../Post Office Directory

1861/George Smith/Licensed Victualler/34/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1861/John Tanner/Pot Man/31/Ratcliff, Middlesex/Census
1861/Hannah Hazell/General Servant/21/Burtree, Norfolk/Census

August 1861/George Smith/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

August 1861/John Thomas Folbigg/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

October 1861/John Thomas Folbig/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

October 1861/John Jeffries/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

August 1863/John Jeffries/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

August 1863/George Richards/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

23rd May 1867/The Will of John Richards late of the “Nelson’s Head” 16 Nelson Street Hackney-road in the County of Middlesex Gentleman deceased who died 31 March 1867 at Nelson-street aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oath of Eliza Richards of the “Nelson’s Head” aforesaid Widow the Relict the sole Executrix. *

For the record, John was born in Maker, Cornwall in around 1798. Married Eliza Bell and they had at least six children.
He was a Cooper in 1841 but then a Victualler by the 1851 census. *

1869/Joseph Campion/Nelsons Head, 16 Nelson Street./../../Post Office Directory

March 1870/Joseph Campion/ Outgoing Licensee /../../East London Observer

March 1870/James Thorne/ Incoming Licensee /../../East London Observer

January 1871/James Thorne/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

January 1871/William Ruth/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1871/William Bush/Publican/24/Old Ford, Middlesex/Census
1871/Amelia Bush/Wife/22/Old Ford, Middlesex/Census
1871/Amelia Bush/Daughter/1/Bethnal Green/Census
1871/Martha Bush/Mother, Widow/46/Bethnal Green/Census
1871/Mary Ann Wilmott/Servant/23/Bethnal Green/Census

30th September 1871/William Ruth/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

30th September 1871/Henry Chapman/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1872/H Chapman/../../../Brabner’s Hackney Directory **

March 1874/Henry Chapman/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

March 1874/James Lewis Beach/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

12th May 1877/James Lewis Beech/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

12th May 1877/Walter Scott/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1880/Walter Scott /../../../P.O. Directory **

1882/Walter Scott/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Walter Scott/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Walter Scott/Publican/44/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Alice E Scott/Wife, Assistant/27/Horselydown/Census
1891/Alice L Scott/Daughter/18/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Walter Scott/Son/14/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Beatrice M Scott/Daughter/8/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/William Scott/Son/7/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Thomas H Scott/Son/5/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Henry Scott/Son/8 months/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Arthur A Marchant/Relative, Boot Laster/29/Horselydown/Census
1891/Robert C Bartholomew/Potman/21/Favershan/Census

1891/Walter Scott/../../../Post Office Directory **

1892/Walter Scott /../../../P.O. Directory **

1895/Walter Scott/../../../Post Office Directory **

1899/Charles Cooper/../../../Post Office Directory **

1901/George Ellis/Licensed Victualler/39/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Agnes Ellis/Wife/37/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/George Ellis/Son/14/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Alfred Ellis/Son/12/Bethnal Green, London/Census

1904/Samuel Hy Allard/../../../Post Office Directory **

1910/Henry Bonthron/../../../Post Office Directory **

1911/Henry Bonthron/Publican/58/Haggerston, London/Census
1911/Sarah Bonthron/Wife/57/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1911/Henry Bonthron/Son/16/Walthamstow, Essex/Census
1911/William Spinks/Visitor/29/Hackney, London/Census
1911/Hannah Spinks/Visitor/29/Haggerston, London/Census
1911/Elsie Spinks/Visitor/4/Hackney, London/Census
1911/William Spinks/Visitor/3/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1911/Henry Spinks/Visitor/1/Bethnal Green, London/Census

1915/William Robert Spinks/../../../Post Office Directory

1922/Joseph T Hobney/../../../Post Office Directory **

1934 - 1949/Gillham/../../../Freehold

1938/George Gillham/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/George Gillham/../../../Post Office Directory

1950 - 1964/Alf W Stevens/../../../Freehold


+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

* Provided by Ewan

** 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!

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