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Red Cross, 21 Hare Street, Bethnal Green E2

Bethnal Green pub history index

Existed from at least 1815. Initially at Cheshire Street. At 12 Hare Street in 1856 & 11 Hare Street in 1869 then 21 Hare Street; It's also listed as 23 Hare Street in the 1882 Directory. The same building (or at least the same site) is later marked on Ordnance Survey maps as the Cheshire Street Synagogue (though it is now demolished). *

Historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels.

Residents at this address.

16th January 1862/Michael Dormer - Letters of Administration (with the Will annexed) of the Personal Estate and effects of Michael Dormer late of the "Red Cross" Public House Hare street in the Parish of St Matthew Bethnal Green in the County of Middlesex Victualler deceased who died on or about 15 January 1815 at the "Red Cross" aforesaid left unadministered by John Peck and Edmund Baynton the Executors and also by Mary Bona (wife of Peter Bona) the Niece and one of the Residuary Legatees in the said Will were granted at the Principal Registry under certain Limitations to John Dormer of 7 East street Green street Victoria Park Cemetery in the Parish of Bethnal Green in the said County Weaver he having been first sworn. Former Grants Prerogative Court of Canterbury February 1815 and January 1851. Effects under £1000. ***

It does say on the side panel why it took so long to execute the will. A very complicated story and a LOT of money involved for that time as well. The panel which I have copied for you, to the right of the will, explains what happened - and I have copied it below for you to read. Also in the main body of the will one name popped out - (it is extremely hard to read the full text) - but it shows that one of the witnesses to the will had the last name of Gable (Thomas Gable). The Gable family appears to have run the pub for a number of years. I don't know who actually owned it by then. Or what happened to the goods and chattels of Michael Dormer - but it was a long wait re the dispensing of the will to the recipients named in it. I may have misinterpreted it, but will continue to try and sort it out. I am presently trying to read and understand the writing of the actual 1815 will. ***

1827 - 1829/Thomas Gable, Hare street, Rental 46/../../Land Tax Records
1827 - 1829/Isaac Gable, Hare street, Rental 112/../../Land Tax Records

1832/Isaac Gable, 12 Hare street/../../Electoral Register

1833-34/Isaac Gable, Red Cross, 12 Hare Street, Bethnal Green/../../Pigot's Directory

1836/I Gable, Red Cross, Hare Street, Bethnal Green/../../Pigot's Directory

1841/Isaac Gabell /../../../P.O. Directory **

1841/Isaac Gable/Victualler/39/Middlesex/Census
1841/Sarah Gable/../38/Middlesex/Census
1841/Sarah Gable/../15/Middlesex/Census
1841/Susan Biss/Female Servant/18/../Census

1842/I Gable/../../../Robson’s Directory **

1844/Isaac Gable, 12 Hare street/../../Electoral Register

1851/Isaac Gable /../../../Kelly’s Directory **

1851/Isaac Gable/Victualler/51/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1851/Sarah Gable/Wife/50/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1851/Elizabeth Gable/Daughter, Professor of Music/27/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1851/Jane Clemants/Servant/37/St Georges, Middlesex/Census
1851/Mary Hennay/Silk Weaveress, Widow/66/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census

1852/George Daniel Moore /../../../Watkins Directory **

November 1852/George Daniel Moore/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

November 1852/William Davis/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1856/William Davis/../../../Post Office Directory

2nd July 1860/William Davis/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

2nd July 1860/William Thomas Davis/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1861/William Davis/Victualler/23/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Maria Davis/Wife/22/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census

July 1861/William Thomas Davis/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

July 1861/Thomas Walker/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

November 1861/Thomas Walker/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

November 1861/William Walker/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1862/William Walker (also known as Thomas Walker) / Formerly Licensed Victualler, now a prisoner in the Debtors Prison for London & Middlesex /../../London Gazette, 7 January 1862 **

March 1867/Michael Abrahams/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

March 1867/Mary Ann Agar/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1869/Mrs Mary Ann Agar/../../../Post Office Directory

November 1868/Mary Ann Agar/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

November 1868/Israel Martin/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1873/William John Keeley/../../../Post Office Directory **

May 1873/William John Keeley/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

May 1873/Fred Parry/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

22nd January 1876/Frederick Parry/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

22nd January 1876/James Brown/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

19th August 1876/James Brown/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

19th August 1876/John Stockton/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

July 1877/John Stockton/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

July 1877/Thomas Beale/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

September 1878/Thomas Beale/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

September 1878/Eli Parry/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

August 1879/Eli Parry/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

August 1879/Arthur John Cusack/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1881/Arthur J Cusack/Licensed Victualler/42/Paris France/Census
1881/Phoebe Cusack/Wife/35/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1881/Samuel Whales/Waiter/24/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census

1882/Arthur John Cusack/../../../Post Office Directory *

1884/Arthur J Cusack/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/George Hay/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/George Hay/Licensed Victualler/51/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Elizabeth Hay/Wife/52/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/George Hay/Son, Silk Dealer/22/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Alice Hay/Daughter, Teacher of Music/17/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Robert Manley/Son in Law, Bricklayer/35/Exminster, Devon/Census
1891/Elizabeth Manley/Daughter, Dress maker/28/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Dorothy Manley/GrandDaughter/7 months/Bethnal Green, London/Census

1895/George Brewer/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/James Rugg/../../../Post Office Directory

1902/Walter Geo. Moffatt /../../../P.O. Directory **

1910/Israel Hill/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Israel Hill/Publican/57/Uxbridge, Middlesex/Census
1911/Annie Hill/Wife/47/Camden Town, London/Census
1911/Arthur Salisbury/Son, Pxacker/21/Brentford, Middlesex/Census
1911/Frederick Hill/Son, Printer/15/Poplar/Census
1911/Mabel Read/Daughter/22/Brentford, Middlesex/Census
1911/Mabel Read/Grand Daughter/3/Bethnal Green/Census
1911/Frederick Read/Son in Law, Coffee House Assistant/21/Bethnal Green/Census

London Evening Standard 14 June 1911
Licensing Act 1904 Notice of principal meeting to discuss by the Compensation authority on 3rd July 1911
Red Cow, Hare street, Bethnal Green, Full, Israel Hill

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