London historical street directory and pub history

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

Bee Hive Tavern,  104 Empson Road, E3

Bromley pubs history index

Address formerly 80 Empson Street and earlier given as George Street in 1871 census and earlier, and also in the 1880 license transfer

The Beehive, in recent years - Kindly provided by Philip Mernick @

The Beehive, in recent years

Kindly provided by Philip Mernick

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Bromley, Middlesex - now in East London. The Bromley, 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.

1844/John Davis/../../../Thompson’s Directory **

August 1847/John Davis/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era ****

August 1847/John Edwards/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era ****

1851/John Edwards/../../../Kelly’s Directory **

1851/John Edwards/Licensed Victualler/48/St Georges East, Middlesex/Census ****
1851/Hester Edwards/Wife/37/Barking, Essex/Census
1851/S Edwards/Son/11/St Giles in Fields, Middlesex/Census
1851/Henry Edwards/Son/8/St Giles in Fields, Middlesex/Census
1851/Thomas Edwards/Son/6/St Giles in Fields, Middlesex/Census
1851/Hester Edwards/Daughter/4/St Giles in Fields, Middlesex/Census
1851/Elizabeth Sim/Visitor/12/Bromley, Middlesex/Census

May 1853/John Edwards/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

May 1853/David Edwards/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1855/David Edwards / Outgoing Licensee/../../The Era, Sunday 15 July 1855 **

1855/John Lyon Edwards / Incoming Licensee/../../The Era, Sunday 15 July 1855 **

1856/John Edwards/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1861/William Dubery/Publican/65/../Census ****
1861/Henry Dubery/Brother, Servant/57/../Census
1861/Mary Dubery/Servant/37/../Census

1862/William Dubery/../../../Post Office Directory ****

July 1861/William Dubery, deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

July 1861/Henry Elisha Dubery, administrator of the late William Dubery/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

May 1865/Henry Elisha Dubrey, deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

May 1865/Mary Ann Dubrey, sole executrix of Henry Elisha Dubrey, late occupier/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1866/Miss M A Dubery/../../../P.O. Directory **

16th May 1868/Mary Ann Dubery/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

16th May 1868/Henry Cole and John Cole/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1869/Henry & John Cole/../../../Post Office Directory ****

November 1869/Thomas Charles Sewell, assignee of the late occupier/ Outgoing Licensee /../../East London Observer ****

November 1869/William Heath/ Incoming Licensee /../../East London Observer ****

19th March 1870/William Heath/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

19th March 1870/Evan Jones/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

January 1871/Evan Jones/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

January 1871/Robert Morgan/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1871/Robert Morgan/Public House Keeper/37/Poplar, Middlesex/Census ****
1871/Jane A Morgan/Wife/32/Witney, Oxfordsh/Census
1871/Sarah F Morgan/Daughter/3 months/Bromley, Middlesex/Census
1871/Mary Johnson/Servant/56/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1871/Thomas Phillips/Potman/57/Saint Saviours Southwark/Census

August 1871/Robert Morgan/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era ****

August 1871/John Murphy/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era ****

30th September 1871/John Murphy/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

30th September 1871/James Frasks/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

January 1872/James Frank/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

January 1872/John Williams/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

23rd May 1874/John Williams/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

23rd May 1874/James Passmore/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

August 1874/James Pasmore/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

August 1874/Foster Shoebridge/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

20th May 1876/Foster Shoebridge/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

20th May 1876/Edward Potter/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

10th January 1880/Edward Potter/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

10th January 1880/William Henry Smith/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1881/William Thomas Nutting/Licensed Victualler/34/Brougton Blean, Kent/Census ****
1881/Mary A Nutting/Wife/37/St German Linn, Norfolk/Census

1882/William Thomas Nutting/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1884/Charles G Tredwen/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1886/William Hayward/../../../Business Directory of London **

1891/James Donaghy/Publican/22/Ireland/Census ****
1891/Ann J Donaghy/Mother, Assistant, Widow/50/Ireland/Census
1891/Annie J Donaghy/Sister, Assistant/23/Fulham. London/Census
1891/Frank Donaghy/Brother, Engineer Fitter/20/Fulham. London/Census
1891/Helena Donaghy/Sister, Assistant/17/Fulham. London/Census
1891/Hugh Donaghy/Brother, Office Boy/14/Bromley, London/Census
1891/Maud Donaghy/Sister/11/Bromley, London/Census
1891/James Shangnamie/Boarder, Gas Worker/26/Limerick, Ireland/Census
1891/Lily Farr/Visitor/11/Canning Town, London/Census

1895/James Donaghy/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/William Thomas Green/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1901/William Green/Licensed Victualler/29/Islington, London/Census ****
1901/Rose Green/Wife/27/Millwall, London/Census
1901/William Green/Son/7/Whitechapel, London/Census
1901/Rose Green/Daughter/7 months/Bromley, London/Census
1901/Emily Moor/Nursemaid/14/Millwall, London/Census
1901/Humphrey Gadsder/Boarder, Window Cleaner/67/Bow, London/Census
1901/Ann Gadsder/Boarder/55/Norton Folgate, London/Census
1901/Frances Hermitage/Aunt, Widow/53/St George, London/Census

1906/George Monk/../../../Morris’ Business Directory of London **

1910/Frank John Meakins/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1914/John William Ward/../../../P.O. Directory **

1915/Christopher Garstin/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1921/Mrs Margaret Hallen/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1934/Mrs Elizabeth Bibbey/../../../Kelly's ****

1938/Frederick Hemmings/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1944/Frederick Hemmings/../../../Post Office Directory ****

+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

** Provided By Stephen Harris

**** 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 1840 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: Sunday, 10-Jun-2018 17:55:04 BST