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Britannia, 759 Commercial Road, Limehouse E1

Limehouse index

At 1 St Anns Place in 1871 & earlier. This pub was established by 1770 and is now demolished.

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

1794/David Brand / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1819/Harriet Hodgson / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1819/Emma Dent / Sister /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey
1819/Stephen Hanworth / Servant /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey

1827/Mrs Hodson/../../../LV Association ****

1839/Samuel Hodges/../../../per: Graham Hodges **

1842/Sam. Hodges/../../../Robsonís Directory **

1844/Abraham Watson / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1844/Mary Watson / Wife /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey

1848/Charles Tranter/../../../Post Office Directory ****

January 1849/Charles Tranter, deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

January 1849/Lucy Tranter, widow and executrix of Charles Tranter/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

1851/George Thomee/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1851/George Thomee/Licensed Victualler/30/Transylvania/Census ****
1851/L Thomee/Wife/38/Reading, Berkshire/Census
1851/Frances Franter/Daughter/10/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1851/George Thomee/Visitor/61/Transylvania/Census
1851/Michl Goodwin/Waiter/25/Spalding, Lincolnshire/Census
1851/Lucy Minet/Cook/25/Chipping Hall, Essex/Census
1851/John Wm Hope/Visitor/20/Basingstoke, Hampshire/Census
1851/Lenard Johnson/Visitor/16/Sweden/Census
1851/John Clark/Barman/22/Mile End, Middlesex/Census

1853/George Thomey / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1853/William Adams / Barman /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey

1856/George Thomee/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1861/Joseph Bagent/Victualler/39/London, Middlesex/Census *
1861/Amelia Bagent/Wife/36/Stratford-on-Avon/Census
1861/William Bagent/Son, Brokers Clerk/16/London, Middlesex/Census
1861/Catharine Juggers/Barmaid/16/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1861/Mary Ann Baker/Domestic Servant/39/Rochester, Kent/Census
1861/John Swain/Barman/25/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1861/Thomas Rouse/Potman & Waiter/23/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census

October 1861/Joseph Bagent/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

October 1861/John Sutton/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

January 1863/John Sutton/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

January 1863/William Wheeler/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

March 1865/William Wheeler/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

March 1865/George Absill/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

George Absell is at the Britannia  I St Ann's Place, Limehouse 1865 - 1868; the Blue Anchor, Bell Court, 164 Fenchurch Street, City 1868 - 1870; the Crooked Billet, 43 King David Lane, Shadwell 1870 - 1873, and again 1882 -1887 (taken over by Florence Absell (? daughter); the Greyhound , 32 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green 1880 - 1884; the Dreghorn Castle, 157 Queen's Crescent, Haverstock Hill, St Pancras 1880 - 1882 ; and the Hope, 4 Kenton Street, Brunswick Square, St Pancras 1883 - 1885. Helping to run the Norland Arms, 1 Addison Road North, Uxbridge Road, Notting Hill, Kensington, with his son, George E Absell, the landlord.

1866/George Absell/../../../P.O. Directory **

1869/George Absell/../../../Post Office Directory ****

May 1869/George Absell/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

May 1869/Sarah Harwood/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

March 1871/Sarah Harwood/Outgoing Licensee /../../Morning Advertiser****

March 1871/George Clark/ Incoming Licensee /../../Morning Advertiser ****

1871/Jno Clark/Licensed Victualler/25/Kensington/Census ****
1871/Hannah Clark/Wife/25/Holloway/Census
1871/Emily C H??/Servant/24/Marylebone/Census
1871/Emma Nelson/Servant/21/Deptford/Census
1871/Catherine Burrell/Servant/37/Cork, Ireland/Census
1871/Chas Badwin/Potman/23/Limehouse/Census
1871/Thos Tolld/Servant/23/St Georges East/Census
1871/Ellen Moran/Nurse, Widow/66/Manchester/Census

January 1874/George Clarke/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

January 1874/William Brown/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

1877/William Brown/../../../P.O. Directory **

1881/Richard Brown/Licensed Victualler/31/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census ****
1881/Mary Brown/Wife/32/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1881/Clarretta Brown/Daughter/3/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1881/John Brown/Son/2/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1881/Edgar Brown/Son/3 months/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1881/James Lee/Father in Law, Licensed Victualler/60/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ada Lee/Sister In Law/15/../Census
1881/Sophia Marten/Visitor/59/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1881/Charlotte Thompson/Domestic Servant/27/Norton Folgate, Middlesex/Census
1881/Alice Goodwood/Domestic Servant/21/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1881/Maria Robinson/Nurse, Domestic Servant/23/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1881/Jane Cable/Barmaid/25/Merton, Surrey/Census
1881/Fred Smith/Barman/22/Tottenham, Middlesex/Census
1881/Henry Barton/Barman/19/Blackheath, Kent/Census
1881/Walter North/Barman/19/Norwich, Norfolk/Census

1882/Richard Brown/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1884/Richard Brown/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1886/Richard Brown/../../../Business Directory of London **

1895/William Davies jun/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/Charles Robertson/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1901/Herbert J Stevens/Licensed Victualler/27/Poplar, London/Census ****
1901/Beatrice Stevens/Wife/21/St Pancras, London/Census
1901/Edward Galliford/Barman/45/Swanbridge, Devon/Census
1901/Roland Bateman/Barman/31/Ireland/Census
1901/Maru O'Connor/Barmaid/27/Ireland/Census
1901/Anne Cakebread/Barmaid/21/Old Ford, London/Census
1901/Ada Craig/Cook/20/Poplar, London/Census

1910/Benjamin Walters/../../../Post Office Directory ****

Researching my Great Grandad I found he was a barman at 759 Commercial Rd Limehouse in the 1911 census this establishment was run by Victor F Newport  ***

1911/Victor Francis Newport/Licensed Victualler/40/London, Middlesex/Census ***
1911/William Adams/Barman/22/Plumstead, Kent/Census
1911/William Walter Ilsley/Barman/21/Reading, Berks/Census
1911/Thomas Alfred Pearce/Barman/26/Monmouth, S Wales/Census
1911/Margaret  Daisy Istead/House Keeper/24/Bromley, Kent/Census
1911/Emma Camerews/Cook/54/London, Middlesex/Census

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And Last updated on: Saturday, 15-Jul-2017 18:49:35 BST