London historical street directory and pub history

This is now an updated and complete, historical London street directory for 1832 and 1842 and more

The Five Bells, 535 Old Ford Road, Bow E3

Bow pubs history index

In Five Bells Row in 1871; listed as Old Ford Road in 1856 and 1869

Five Bells, Bromley by Bow

Five Bells, Bromley by Bow

Kindly provided by Colleen

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/Sarah Green/../../../Pigots Directory

1832/Green/../../../Robsons Directory

1844/Isaac Green/../../../Thompsonís Directory **

March 1849/Abraham Green, administrator of late occupier/Incoming Licensee/../../Morning Advertiser

1850/Abraham Green/../../../P.O. Directory **

1851/Abraham Green/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Isaac Green/Licensed Victualler/18/Bow, Middlesex/Census
1851/Emma Green/Sister, Barmaid/16/Bow, Middlesex/Census

1856/Abraham Green/../../../Post Office Directory

March 1862/George Wills/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

March 1862/Daniel Cook/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1869/Daniel Cook/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/John Bennett/Publican/29/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1871/Sarah Bennett/Mother, Widow/71/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1871/Sarah Kableau/Niece/7/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1871/John Jennings/Barman/17/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1871/John Fenetter/Potman/16/Bromley, Middlesex/Census

August 1871/Charles Bennett/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era

August 1871/William Jex/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era

12th May 1877/William Jex, deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

12th May 1877/Theodosia Jex/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

October 1877/Theodocia Jex/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

October 1877/Daniel Budd/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

August 1878/George Dunning/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

August 1878/Mary Elizabeth Thurgood/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1879/Mrs Mary Elizabeth Thirgood/../../../P.O. Directory **

1881/Mary E Thurgood/Publican, Widow/48/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1881/Emily O Thurgood/Daughter/28/Kingsland, Middlesex/Census
1881/Eliza M Thurgood/Daughter/18/Southwark, Surrey/Census

1882/Mrs M E Thirgood/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Mary E Thirgood/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Mrs Mary Elizh Thurgood/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Mary E Thurgood/Licensed Victualler, Widow/58/Greenwich, London/Census
1891/Emily Thurgood/Daughter/30/Stoke Newington, London/Census
1891/Eliza Thurgood/Daughter/28/Southwark, London/Census

1894/Mrs M E Thurgood/../../../P.O. Directory **

1895/Mrs Mary Elizh Thurgood/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Mrs Mary Elizh Thurgood/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Mary E Thirgood/Publican, Widow/68/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1901/Emily O Thirgood/Daughter/40/Stoke Newington, Middlesex/Census
1901/Mary E Thirgood/Daughter/38/Borough, Surrey/Census
1901/Minnie Browning/Domestic Servant/25/Greenwich, Kent/Census

1907/Mrs M E Thirgood/../../../P.O. Directory **

1911/Barnett Blitsten/Licensed Victualler/26/Russia/Census
1911/Kitty Blitsten/Wife/25/Spitalfields, London/Census
1911/Joseph Blitsten/Son/5/Mile End, London/Census
1911/Milly Blitsten/Daughter/2/Mile End, London/Census
1911/Margaret Finn/General Servant, Widow/57/Greenwich/Census

1921/Mrs Florence Maud Ormes/../../../Post Office Directory

1923/Edwd. Ernest Finnett/../../../P.O. Directory **

1924/James Crowson/../../../P.O. Directory **

1934/William James Bristow/../../../Kelly's

1938/Wm Jas Bristow/../../../Post Office Directory


+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

** 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 Pub History

London Street Listings in 1832.

1832 Index

London street listings in 1842

1842 Index

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

And Last updated on: Tuesday, 07-Aug-2018 16:25:53 BST