Bow pubs history index
Blue anchor, in recent years
Kindly provided by Philip Mernick
A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Bow, East London - in East London. The Bow, 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.
1826/W Stevens/../../../Pigots Directory ****
1833-34/William Stevens, Anchor, Back street, Bow/../../Pigots Directory ****
1844/Thomas Corney/../../../Thompson’s Directory **
1851/Thomas Corney / Head / 48 / Victualler / Chigwell, Essex //../../../census **
1851/Theresa Corney / Wife / 60 / / Selborne, Hampshire //../../../census
1851/James Day / Visitor / 40 / Assistant / Croydon, Surrey //../../../census
1851/James Coborn / / 27 / Pot Man / Bow, Middlesex //../../../census
1851/Frederick Rich / Lodger / 24 / Labourer / Bow, Middlesex //../../../census
1851/Thomas Corney/../../../Kelly’s Directory **
1856/Mrs T Corney/../../../Post Office Directory ****
September 1857/Thirsa Corney/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****
September 1857/Thomas Cox/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****
1861/Thomas Cox/Publican/40/Avening, Gloucestershire/Census ****
1861/Lucy Cox/Wife/40/Bardwell Ash, Suffolk/Census
1861/William Mitchell/Stepson/14/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1861/Samuel Mitchell/Stepson/12/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1861/Henry W Cox/Son/8/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1861/Walter J Cox/Son/7/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1861/George Cox/Son/5/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1861/Lucy Jane Cox/Daughter/3/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1861/Mary Ann Cox/Daughter/1/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1869/Thos Cox/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1871/Thomas Cox/Publican & Corn Dealer/50/Gloucestershire/Census ****
1871/Lucy Cox/Wife/50/Bury St Edmunds/Census
1871/Henry Cox/Son, Clerk/18/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1871/Walter Cox/Son, Carpenter/16/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1871/George Cox/Son/14/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1871/Emily Elmor/Niece, Dressmaker/21/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1871/Mary Ann Cox/Daughter/12/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1871/Lucy Jane Cox/Daughter/10/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1871/Alice Cox/Daughter/8/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1872/Thomas Cox/../../../P.O. Directory **
January 1873/Thomas Cox/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****
January 1873/George William Allen/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****
19th July 1873/Thomas Cox, deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
19th July 1873/Abraham Bryant/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
March 1874/Abraham Briant/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****
March 1874/Robert Ford/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****
6th March 1875/Robert Ford/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
6th March 1875/Humphrey Field Gadesden/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
March 1877/George Walter Jenkins/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****
March 1877/Christopher William Buckpitt/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****
1881/Joseph Russell/Licensed Victualler/48/Butleigh, Somerset/Census ****
1881/Sophia A S Russell/Wife/37/Sainpston, Devon/Census
1881/George Russell/Son/16/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1881/Florence Russell/Daughter/13/Stratford, Essex/Census
1881/William H Russell/Son/11/Leyton, Essex/Census
1881/Walter J Russell/Son/10/Leyton, Essex/Census
1882/Joseph Russell/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1884/Joseph Russell/../../../Business Directory of London **
1886/Joseph Russell/../../../Business Directory of London **
1899/Richard Drake/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1900/Richard Drake/../../../P.O. Directory **
Mrs Elizabeth Clarke, landlady of The Blue Anchor, Bromley High Street, Bromley-by-Bow is my great-grandmother.
The photo shows her (back row, second from left looking scarey!) With other staff. Also is a contribution book for the Jolly Boys Club from 1923.
Kindly provided by Paul Penton
1901/John Clarke/Publican/26/Stepney, London/Census ****
1901/Elizabeth Clarke/Wife/26/Wapping, London/Census
1901/Elizabeth Clarke/Daughter/3 months/Bow, London/Census
1901/Lily Aubury/Housemaid/15/Bromley, London/Census
1911/John A E Clarke/Licensed Victualler/33/Stepney, London/Census ****
1911/Elizabeth H Clarke/Wife/35/Shadwell, London/Census
1911/Elizabeth H Clarke/Daughter/10/Bow, London/Census
1911/Beatrice M Clarke/Daughter/8/Bow, London/Census
1911/John B Clarke/Son/7/Bow, London/Census
1911/Victoria L Clarke/Daughter/2/Bow, London/Census
1911/Cecilia M Clarke/Daughter/2/Bow, London/Census
1911/Ellen E Gowers/General Servant/27/Bromley, London/Census
1911/Herbert F Drake/Potman/24/Wapping, London/Census
1915/Jn Albert Edward Clarke/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1921/Elizabeth Clarke/../../../Hughes Directory ****
1934/William Frank Cant/../../../Kelly's ****
1938/Alfred E Frame/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1944/Jas J Paulding/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1988/G W Waite/../../../Trumans Watney List ***
1990/G W Waite/../../../Trumans Watney List ***
+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
** Provided By Stephen Harris
*** Provided By Alex Wilkinson
**** Provided By Kevan
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