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
Kindly provided by John Carnaby
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/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/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
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 Street Listings in 1832.
London street listings in 1842
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