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Eight Bells, Church Street, Hackney

Hackney pub history Index

The address is the Eight Bells, Mare Street by the 1870 license transfer. The address was at 347 Mare Street by 1874, following street renaming, until rebuilding. The Eight Bells license is transferred to the Railway Tavern by the 1881 census

A listing of historical London 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.

Eight Bells, Church Street, Hackney - licensee J & J Clark circa 1869

Eight Bells, Church Street, Hackney - licensee J & J Clark circa 1869

Kindly provided by John Carnaby

Eight Bells, Mare Street, Hackney - in 1873 (later the railway Tavern)

Eight Bells, Mare Street, Hackney - in 1873 (later the railway Tavern)

Kindly provided by Colleen

The following entries are in this format:

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

1805/G Preston, the Eight Bells, Church street, Hackney/../../Holdens Directory ****

1826/Thomas Johns/../../../Pigot's Directory ****

1833-34/William Hastings/../../../Pigots Directory ****

1839/Thomas Simcock/../../../Pigots Directory ****

1841/Thomas Simcock/Publican/30/../Census ****
1841/Catharine Simcock/../30/../Census
1841/Marian Simcock/../6/Middlesex/Census
1841/Frances Simcock/../4/Middlesex/Census
1841/Charles Drydon/../12/../Census
1841/Thomas Potter/Male Servant/12/Middlesex/Census

1848/Thomas Simcock/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1851/James Vickress/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1852/James Vickress/../../../Watkins Directory **

1856/James Vickress/../../../Post Office Directory ****

18 April 1861 The Will of James Vickress late of the "Eight Bells" Hackney deceased who died 31 March 1861 at the "Eight Bells" aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oaths of George Benjamin Vickress of the "Rodney" Bridge road Lambeth in the County of Surrey Licensed Victualler the Nephew and William Laws of Church street Hackney aforesaid Draper the Executors. Effects under £3000.

July 1861/George Benjamin Vickress and William Laws, executors of James Vickress/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

July 1861/Charles Fiddes/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

September 1864/Charles Fiddes/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

Sarah Hollyman had been the licensee at the Dolphin, Long alley prior to this for fourteen years, and also a brief licensing at the Greyhound, Henrietta Street.

September 1864/Sarah Hollyman/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

May 1869/Sarah Hollyman/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

July 1869/Richard Hollyman/../../../LV Asylum ****

May 1869/Joseph Clark/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1869/J & J Clark/../../../per. ‘Hackney, Homerton & Dalston in Old Photographs’ **

November 1870/Joseph Clark and John Clark/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

November 1870/Francis Henry Harrington/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1871/Francis Henry Harrington/Publican/30/Holloway, Middlesex/Census ****
1871/Maria Jane Harrington/Wife/22/Holloway, Middlesex/Census
1871/Frank Sidney Harrington/Son/3 months/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1871/Emily Howard/Wifes Mother, Widow/45/Leicestershire/Census
1871/Frederick Thomas Howard/Wifes Brother, Butcher, out of employ/25/Holloway, Middlesex/Census
1871/William Dye/Barman/37/Cambridge/Census
1871/Emily Wardroper/Servant/18/Northampton/Census
1871/Emily Nicholson/Nursemaid/17/St Neots, Huntingdonshire/Census

1872/F H Warrington/../../../Brabner’s Hackney Directory **

August 1873/Francis H Harrington/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

August 1873/George Turner/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

1874/William James Turner/../../../Post Office Directory *

August 1878/Eliza Sarah Envill/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

August 1878/Charles Powell/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

10th January 1880/Thomas Pugh/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

10th January 1880/Thomas William Hynas/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

* Provided By Ewan

**** Provided By Kevan

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