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Widows Son, 75 Devons Road, Bromley E3

Bromley pubs history index

This pub was established in 1848 and is often better known by its unofficial name, ‘The Bun House’. **

Widows Son, 75 Devons  Road, Bromley - circa late 1950s

Widows Son, 75 Devons  Road, Bromley - circa late 1950s

Kindly provided by John Carnaby

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

The Widows Son, 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.

1851/William Brodey/Victualler, Widow/50/Deptford, Kent/Census
1851/William Brodey/Grandson, Barman/18/Shadwell, Middlesex/Census
1851/Elizabeth Pope/Servant/22/Chippenham, Wiltshire/Census
1851/Edward Russels/Potboy/14/Bow, Middlesex/Census

1856/William Brodey/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/William Brodey/Victualler/75/Chatham, Kent/Census
1861/Richard Brodey/Son, Lighterman/47/Stratford, Essex/Census
1861/Mary Brodey/Daughter in Law/35/Worcester, Worcestershire/Census
1861/Mary A Brodey/Grand Daughter/13/Shadwell, Middlesex/Census
1861/Richard Brodey/Grandson/12/Shadwell, Middlesex/Census
1861/Martha M Brodey/Grand Daughter/9/Bromley, Middlesex/Census
1861/William S Brodey/Grandson/6/Bromley, Middlesex/Census
1861/James H Brodey/Grandson/5/Bromley, Middlesex/Census
1861/Allice R Brodey/Grand Daughter/2/Bromley, Middlesex/Census
1861/George J Brodey/Grandson/7 months/Bromley, Middlesex/Census
1861/Mary A Silvey/Visitor, Dressmaker/24/Shadwell, Middlesex/Census
1861/William Sellers/Boarder, Labourer/55/Poplar, Middlesex/Census

July 1867/William Brodey (deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

July 1867/Richard Brodey/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1869/Richard Brodey/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Richard Brodey/Licensed Victualler/57/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1871/Mary Brodey/Wife/45/Warwickshire/Census
1871/Mary H Brodey/Daughter/23/Shadwell, Middlesex/Census
1871/Richard Brodey/Son, Engineer/22/Shadwell, Middlesex/Census
1871/Martha Brodey/Daughter/19/Bromley, Middlesex/Census
1871/William Brodey/Son/16/Bromley, Middlesex/Census
1871/Alice R Brodey/Daughter/12/Bromley, Middlesex/Census
1871/Aaron Blous/Potman/21/Ongar, Essex/Census

March 1874/Richard Brodey, deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

March 1874/Richard Brodey, Archibald Peterkin and Mary Ann Sarah Brodey, executors of Richard Brodey/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

23rd May 1874/Archibald Paterkiss, Richard Brody and Mary Ann Sarah Brody/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

23rd May 1874/Jane Woodhouse/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

January 1875/Jane Woodhouse/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

January 1875/George Richard Russell/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

George Russell is at the White Swan in the 1871 census. ***

1876/George Richard Russell/../../../P.O. Directory **

1878/George Richard Russell/../../../P.O. Directory **

1879/George Richard Russell/../../../P.O. Directory **

1881/George Russell/Licensed Victualler/44/Eltham, Kent/Census
1881/Agnes Russell/Wife, Assist In Business/43/Liverpool, Lancashire/Census
1881/Agnes Russell/Daughter/18/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1881/Edith Russell/Daughter/6/Bromley, Middlesex/Census
1881/Charles Russell/Nephew, Engineer (E & M) (Apprentice)/20/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary West/Cook/39/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1881/Isabella Ayley/Barmaid/30/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1881/Thomas Upman/Potman/34/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary Lum/Barmaid/21/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1881/Kate Wallace/General Servant/16/Chatham, Kent/Census

1882/George Richard Russell/../../../Post Office Directory

1886/George R Russell/../../../Business Directory of London **

1888/Charles Johnson/../../../P.O. Directory **

1891/William W Foulger/Licensed Victualler/32/West Ham, Essex/Census
1891/Elizabeth A Foulger/Wife, Housekeeper/28/Leek, Staffordshire/Census
1891/Elsie G Foulger/Daughter/1/Stratford New Town, Essex/Census
1891/Charles F Foulger/Son/3 months/Bromley, London/Census
1891/Cecily Foden/Barmaid/23/Bromley, London/Census
1891/Mary A Baxter/Barmaid/21/Leyton, Essex/Census
1891/Frances Harrison/Domestic Servant/49/Waterloo Bridge, Essex/Census
1891/William Marlow/Barman/40/Lilley, Herefordshire/Census

1895/Ernest Godfrey/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Ernest Godfrey/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Ernest G Godfrey/Publican/40/Victoria Park/Census
1901/Cecily Godfrey/Wife/33/Homerton/Census
1901/Violet Godfrey/Daughter/2/Bromley by Bow/Census
1901/Nelly Wingar/Barmaid/20/Ongar/Census
1901/Louisa Richardson/Barmaid/22/Poplar/Census
1901/Mary Gosling/Domestic Servant/22/Honton, Devonshire/Census
1901/Mabel C Stollers/Housemaid/16/Stratford/Census
1901/Alexander Miller/Potman/23/Poplar/Census

1909/Ernest Geo. Godfrey/../../../P.O. Directory **

1910/Ernest George Godfrey/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Albert E Godfrey/../../../Post Office Directory

1924/Ernest Geo. Godfrey/../../../P.O. Directory **

1934/Mrs Cecily Godfrey/../../../Kelly's

1938/Mrs Cecily Godfrey/../../../Post Office Directory

1940/Mrs Cecily Godfrey/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Mrs Cecily Godfrey & Rd H B Williams/../../../Post Office Directory

1949/Chas. Rd. Godfrey/../../../P.O. Directory **

1991/../Ind Coope Taylor Walker/../../Pub Directory

+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Peter Russell

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!

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