Bethnal Green pub history index
This is a rather complicated situation. There was a pub called the Old Blind Beggar at the southern end of the Green by 1664 and it was still present (now at 1 Green Street) in 1829. In 1852 there was a pub at the same address (and presumably the same physical location) called the Falcon but by 1881 it was again called the Old Blind Beggar. The pub was re-built in 1887 and survived until at least 1941, again as the Falcon by 1899, but is now gone. [Green Street is now the Western half of Roman Road] ** The address for the Falcon, between 1856 to 1869 entries is at 1 Bethnal Green east. *+ It is consistently named as simply the Blind Beggar in the Sun Fire Office insurance records (not the Old Blind Beggar), and is named as the Falcon in all the Post Office directories from 1839 onwards, so it may just be the 1881 census return in which the Old Blind Beggar name makes a reappearance. The address is also given as 1 Victoria Park Square from 1882 onwards (which is what the street along the east side of Bethnal Green was renamed, intersecting with Green Street). *
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.
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
Old Blind Beggar :
1793/John Hill/victualler, Blind Beggar/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *
1817/Elizabeth Jones / Widow /../../Sun Fire Office Records, held at Guildhall Library **
1821/Thomas Vickers / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office Records, held at Guildhall Library **
1822/John Effland / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office Records, held at Guildhall Library **
1839/William South /../../../Pigot’s Directory **
1841/William South/../../../P.O. Directory **
1842/Jas. Punt/../../../Robson’s Directory **
1844/John Bentley/../../../Thompson’s Directory **
1866/Jas. Macaire/../../../P.O. Directory **
1872/J Macaire/../../../Brabner’s Hackney Directory **
1852/John William Bentley/../../../Watkins Directory **
1856/John William Bentley/../../../Post Office Directory
1861/James I Macaire/Licensed Victualler/39/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census *+
1861/Elizabeth Macaire/Wife/37/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/James I Macaire/Son/14/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Elizabeth Macaire/Daughter/13/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Mary Ann Macaire/Daughter/11/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Henry Macaire/Son/9/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/George Macaire/Son/7/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1861/Fanny Macaire/Daughter/5/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1861/Alfred Macaire/Son/3/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1861/James Morris/Potman/19/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1869/James Macaire/../../../Post Office Directory
1871/James Macaire/Licensed Victualler, Widow/50/Bethnal Green/Census
1871/Elizabeth Macaire/Daughter/20/Bethnal Green/Census
1871/Mary A Macaire/Daughter/21/Bethnal Green/Census
1871/Henry Macaire/Son/19/Bethnal Green/Census
1871/Sarah Macaire/Niece/10/Forest Gate, Essex/Census
1871/Henry Macaire/Nephew/6/Forest Gate, Essex/Census
1871/Elizabeth Butler/Domestic Servant/64/Deptford/Census
1871/Eliza Bradly/General Servant/33/Bethnal Green/Census
Old Blind Beggar :
1881/George Buttler/Licensed Victualler/54/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Sarah Buttler/Daughter, Barmaid/30/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Emily Buttler/Daughter, Barmaid/24/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/John Buttler/Son, Barman/21/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/George Buttler/Son/14/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Emma Lock/General Servant/34/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Joseph Walker/Potman/21/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Abraham Brown/Potman/19/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1881/Kate Allen/Barmaid/19/Lee, Kent/Census
1881/Agnes Watson/Barmaid/19/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1882/George Butler/../../../Post Office Directory *
1884/George Butler/Falcon/../../Post Office Directory **
1895/Thomas Nosworthy/../../../Post Office Directory *
1899/Jas Kuope/../../../Post Office Directory **
1901/James Kuope/Licensed Victualler/40/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Alice Kuope/Wife/40/Kingsland, London/Census
1901/Alice E Kuope/Daughter/19/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Lilian Kuope/Daughter/18/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Arthur Pitch/Barman/27/Romford, Essex/Census
1901/Eliza Murphy/General Servant/26/Mile end, Middlesex/Census
1910/Jas Kuope/../../../Post Office Directory **
1914/Herbert Chas Mayes/../../../Post Office Directory **
1915/Herbert Chas Mayes/../../../Post Office Directory **
1921/Albert E Barnes/../../../Hughes Directory **
1923/Robert James Burt/../../../Post Office Directory **
1927/Robert James Burt/../../../Post Office Directory *
1934/Fras J Dolan/../../../Kelly's
1938/John James Turner/../../../Post Office Directory *
1940/Jn J Turner/../../../Post Office Directory **
1941/Jn J Turner/../../../Post Office Directory **
* Provided By Ewan
*+ Provided By Irene Tillman
** 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!
London pub history directory.
London Street Listings in 1832.
London street listings in 1842
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