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Sebright, 26 Coate Street, Bethnal Green E2

Bethnal Green pub history index

The Sebright Arms, Hill street in 1849, 1859 & 1862. The Sebright / Seabright has had a variety of address, particularly Seabright Street in 1881 and Hills Street, Hackney Road ** The name is given sometimes as the Seabright Arms, as just the Seabright in 1882/1891, as the Belmont in the 1895 Directory, and the Sebright Music Hall in 1899 (it may have just functioned as a music hall at this time), before settling into the current spelling by 1910. The address changed to 31-35 Coate Street following rebuilding in 1936, which remains the modern address. The original site was on the other side of the street, diagonally opposite, on the west side of the intersection with Wolverley Street (later Gillman Street, and which no longer exists, but roughly continuing the line of Sebright Passage). *

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.

Sebright Arms, 26 Coate Street, Bethnal Green - rebuilt in 1936

Sebright Arms, 26 Coate Street, Bethnal Green - rebuilt in 1936

Sebright Arms, 31 Coate Street, E2 - in November 2008

Sebright Arms, 31 Coate Street, E2 - in November 2008

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.

1823/Jacob Wiltshire/victualler, Seabright Arms/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1824/John Farrow/victualler, Seabright Arms/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1827/W Chrismas/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1833/_ Weston/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1833-34/William Christmas/[Sebright Arms]/../../Pigot's Directory *

1834/Nicholas Norman/victualler, Seabrights Arms/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1837/James Curran/victualler, Seabright Arms/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1839/James Curran/../../../Pigot�s Directory ** 

1842/Jas. Curran/../../../Robson�s Directory **

1844/Jas. Curran/../../../Thompson�s Directory ** 

1848/Thomas Owen/[Sebright Arms]/../../Post Office Directory *

July 1849/Thomas Owen, deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

July 1849/Esther Owen, widow and administratrix of Thomas Owen/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

2 Hill Street :
1851/Mrs Esther Owen/[Seabright Arms]/../../Post Office Directory *

1851/Esther Owen/Victualler/40/London/Census
1851/Margaret Owen/Daughter/4/London/Census
1851/Louisa Mullen/Visitor/22/France/Census
1851/Fordiam Mullen/Visitor/29/France/Census
1851/Sarah Nulland/Servant/25/Plumstead, Kent/Census

September 1853/George Thaine Howard/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era

September 1853/John Johnson/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era

1856/John Johnson/[Seabright Arms]/../../Post Office Directory *

March 1859/James Fletcher/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

March 1859/William Pearce/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

January 1860/William Pearson/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

January 1860/Francis Johnson Farnes/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

19th November 1860/Edward Wakefield/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

19th November 1860/James Pickard/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

March 1862/James Pickard/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

March 1862/William Davidge/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

May 1862/William Davidge/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

May 1862/John Preece/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

January 1863/John Preece/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

January 1863/Edward Reynolds/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1864/Elizabeth Reynolds/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era, 22 May 1864 *+

1864/Julius Carr/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era, 22 May 1864 *+

7th July 1866/Julius Simons/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

7th July 1866/George Cunnington/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

November 1868/George Cunnington/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

November 1868/George Barrow/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

2 Hill Street - this fits with the 1868 license transfer and 1872 directory entry :
1871/George Barrow/Licensed Victualler/43/Newington, Surrey/Census
1871/Martha Barrow/Wife/39/Sutton Bridge, Loncolnshire/Census
1871/Thomas Kitchener/Servant/17/Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire/Census
1871/Elizabeth Cole/Servant/35/London, Middlesex/Census

1872/G Barrow/../../../Brabner�s Hackney Directory **

23rd May 1874/George Barrow/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

23rd May 1874/William Turnham/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1881/Richard J Ames/Licenced Victualler/33/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Georgina Ames/Wife/32/Hoxton, Middlesex/Census
1881/Georgina Ames/Daughter/12/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Richard Ames/Son/10/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary Ann Crop/Domestic Servant/38/Cripplegate, Middlesex/Census
1881/Charlotte Ceop/Barmaid/18/Blackfriars, Surrey/Census

1882/Richard Jas Ames/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/John Keeble/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/George Archer Blanchette/[Seabright]/../../Post Office Directory *

1895/George Edwin English/[Belmont]/../../Post Office Directory *

1899/G. E. English/[Seabright Music Hall]/../../Post Office Directory *

1901/Arthur King/Barman/22/Notting Hill, London/Census
1901/Catherine King/Wife/21/Islington, London/Census
1901/Catherine King/Daughter/2/Hackney, London/Census

1910/Trevor St John Beecher/../../../Post Office Directory *

1911/Frank Stebbings/Publican/51/Norwich, Norfolk/Census
1911/Francis Hohn Bliss/Boarder/51/Hatcham, Surrey/Census
1911/Ann Louisa Bliss/Boarder/49/New Kent Road, Surrey/Census
1911/Clarissa Thring/Boarder/11/Bristol, Gloucestershire/Census
1911/Sarah Thomson/General Servant/50/Kennington, London/Census

1915/Frank Stebbings/../../../Post Office Directory *

1921/Henry Hart/../../../Post Office Directory

1923/Henry Hart/../../../Post Office Directory **

1927/Henry Hart/../../../Post Office Directory *

1934/William George Hodkinson/../../../Post Office Directory *

1938/William Leslie Forbes/../../../Post Office Directory *

1940/William Leslie Forbes/../../../Post Office Directory *

1944/William Leslie Forbes/../../../Post Office Directory *


+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

* Provided by Ewan

*+ Provided By Ken Ripper

** Provided By Stephen Harris

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