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Duke Of Devonshire, 72 Darnley Road, Hackney E9

Hackney Index

At 38 Darnley Road in 1866. This pub is now closed and converted to residential use (2002). *

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Hackney, Middlesex - now in East London. The Hackney, East London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

Duke of Devonshire, 72 Darnley Road - in February 2002

Duke of Devonshire, 72 Darnley Road - in February 2002

Kindly provided by Laurel Lahay (taken by James Hancock)

Duke of Devonshire, 72 Darnley Road, E9 - in June 2014

Duke of Devonshire, 72 Darnley Road, E9 - in June 2014

Kindly provided by Tris

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

17th March 1866/Alfred Martin/New Licence granted/../../East London Observer +

1866/Frederick Parker/../../../Middlesex Post Office Directory ****

13th August 1870/Frederick Parker/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

13th August 1870/Charles Peters/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

January 1871/Charles Peters/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

January 1871/Harriett Peters/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1871/Harriet Peters/Licensed Victualler, Widow/64/Poplar, Middlesex/Census ****
1871/Elizabeth Peters/Daughter in Law/28/Scotland/Census

15th July 1871/Harriet Peters/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

15th July 1871/Charles Peters/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1872/Charles Peters/../../../Kellys Directory ****

May 1872/Charles Peters/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era ****

May 1872/Alfred Ingram/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era ****

May 1873/Alfred Ingram/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

May 1873/William Cresswell/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

1874/William Cresswell/../../../Middlesex Post Office Directory ****

1878/Hy Blyther/../../../Middlesex Post Office Directory ****

May 1879/P Bates/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

May 1879/T Cannell/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

1881/Thomas Cannell/Licensed Victualler, Widow/61/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census ****
1881/Mary Cannell/Daughter, Barmaid/38/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Emily Cannell/Daughter, Barmaid/23/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1881/J W Edmonds/Potman/22/London, Middlesex/Census

My great grandfather Joseph Hall was a publican at the Duke of Devonshire Pub at 72 Darnley Rd. in Hackney for a short period of time. Joseph's brothers (The Halls) had the Admiral Keppel Pub on Hoxton Street in Shoreditch. ***

1891/Joseph Hall/Licensed Victualler/30/Paddington, London/Census ***
1891/Annie E Hall/Wife/23/Paddington, London/Census
1891/William F Hall/Son/4/Hackney, London/Census
1891/George Hall/Son/3/Leighton, Essex/Census
1891/Rose Hall/Daughter/2/Leighton, Essex/Census
1891/Ada M Hall/Daughter/4 months/Hackney, London/Census
1891/? Hall/Sister/28/S Newington, London/Census
1891/John Clifford/Potman/10 ?/Norwood, London/Census
1891/Susannah Janes/General Servant/26/London/Census

1894/Joseph Hall/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1896/Joseph Charles Schleicker/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/Ernest Pryer/../../../Hackney Street Directory ***

1899/William Denney/../../../Post Office Directory ****

My great uncle, George Holford first appears in the phone book at the Duke of Devonshire in 1910 - the same detail as in the Post Office directory. He is listed all the way through until 1940. This is quite remarkable as he died on 28th December 1928! However the site shows that his widow continued as the licensee (Ellen Louise Holford). She remarried (third marriage) in 1941 and obviously gave up the pub. **

The Duke of Devonshire must have given a good living because he left 5,750 which is the present day equivalent of about 260,000. My dad remembers his uncle as being the affluent business man who overshadowed his own dad (Ernest Holford) who was licensee of less successful pubs.  **

1910/George Holford/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1914/George Holford/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1915/George Holford/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1934/Mrs Ellen L Holford/../../../Kelly's ****

1938/Mrs Ellen L Holford/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1944/Thos W Cole & J W C Lynch/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1988 - 90/Gentlerose Ltd/../../../Watney Truman publicans list

+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

* Provided By Stephen Harris

*+ Provided By Tris

** Provided By Peter Holford

*** Provided By Laurel Lahay

**** 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.
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