Closed in 2003 and is currently awaiting redevelopment **
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.
Colet Arms, 94 Whitehorse Road - in September 2006
Kindly Provided by Stephen Harris
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
1851/Henry Willson/../../../Post Office Directory *
1851/Henry Willson/Licensed Victualler/38/St Lukes, Middlesex/Census *
1851/Mary Ann Willson/Wife/41/Surrey/Census
1851/Daniel Roberts/Visitor, Mariner/36/Weymouth, Dorset/Census
July 1851/Henry Willson/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****
July 1851/William Cooke/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****
1856/George Stewart Sim/../../../Post Office Directory *
January 1856/Geo Stewart Sims/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****
January 1856/John Jarman/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****
1861/Thomas Richard Wright/Licensed Victualler/43/Margate, Kent/Census *
1861/Mary Anne Wright/Wife/44/Beaminster, Dorset/Census
1861/Sarah Callon/Niece, Barmaid/16/Dorchester, Dorset/Census
1861/Elizabeth Miller/Visitor, Wife's Sister/46/Beaminster, Dorset/Census
1861/Susan Nooker/House Servant/34/Essex/Census
1861/Henry Jacobs/Potman/24/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
November 1866/Thomas Redwood Wright/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****
November 1866/William Henry Goodwin/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****
July 1867/William Henry Goodwin/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****
July 1867/James Philips/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****
1869/James Phillips/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1871/James Phillips/Licensed Victualler/69/Neston, Cheshire/Census ****
1871/Mary Phillips/Wife/62/Ashton upon Mersey, Cheshire/Census
1871/James Phillips/Son, Assistant/35/Prestbury, Cheshire/Census
1871/Peter William Phillips/Son, Lighterman/24/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1871/Henry Phillips/Son, Assiatant/22/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1871/Alice Phillips/Daughter/20/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1871/Mary McGregor/Domestic Servant/20/Poplar/Census
1874/Elizabeth Absell/../../../H.D. Miles London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers' Directory **
19th July 1873/Elizabeth Absell/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
19th July 1873/Henry Miller/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
July 1875/Henry Miller/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****
July 1875/Frederick William Denny/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****
1881/Edward Miller/Publican/40/Finchley, Middlesex/Census ****
1881/Sophia Miller/Wife/41/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1881/Henrietta Miller/Daughter/8/Mile End, Middlesex/Census
1881/Florence Miller/Daughter/7/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1881/Eva Miller/Daughter/5/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1881/Harry Miller/Son/4/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1881/Rose Miller/Daughter/3/Lime House, Middlesex/Census
1881/Alice Rattray/Niece, Barmaid/20/Mile End, Middlesex/Census
1881/Rose Purcill/Niece, Barmaid/19/Scotland/Census
1881/Eliza A Evans/Domestic Servant/19/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1881/Emily Floyed/Domestic Servant/15/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1882/Edward Miller/../../../Post Office Directory ****
Henry Millar was the brother of Edward Millar, the latter having moved on to the Blind Beggar, Whitechapel (listed as Bethnal Green) by 1884.
1884/Henry Miller/../../../Business Directory of London **
1884/Henry Miller / Licensed Victualler, deceased / Died 24 November 1884 /../../London Gazette, 16 January 1885 **
1886/John Chase/../../../Business Directory of London **
1891/Mrs Elizabeth Stokes/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1891/Elizabeth Stokes/Publican, Widow/58/Stepney, London/Census ****
1891/Harriet Clark/Grand Daughter, Barmaid/15/Walthamstow, Essex/Census
1891/Emma Bromley/Barmaid/22/Roehampton, Berks/Census
1891/Frederick Baker/Barman/30/Stepney, London/Census
1891/Robert Spencer/Potman/19/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Louisa Collins/Sister, Housekeeper, Widow/63/Reading/Census
1895/Thomas Sidney Clamp/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1898-1900/Mrs Jane Frances Craighead/../../../Electoral Register ***
1899/Mrs. Jane Frances Craighead/../../../Kelly's ****
Mrs Jane Frances Craighead is at the Spotted Dog, 108 High Street, Poplar by 1900; her husband died at the Kings Arms, 230 Mile End road by 1892. ***
1910/Alfred Bennett/../../../Post Office Directory *
1911/Elizabeth Mary Ann Talbot/Licensed Victualler/39/Shoreditch, London/Census ****
1911/Albert John Talbot/Son/10/Limehouse, London/Census
1911/Gladish Maud Talbot/Daughter/8/Limehouse, London/Census
1911/Caroline Jones/Cook/37/Whitechapel, London/Census
1911/Joe William Carley/Barman/25/Shadwell, London/Census
1915/Joseph Barrell/../../../Kelly’s Directory **
1934/William Edward Halsey Gosden/../../../Kelly's ****
1938/Wallace John Hooper/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1944/Mrs. Jane Eliza Hurley/../../../Post Office Directory *
+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
* Provided by Ewan
** Provided By Stephen Harris
*** Provided By John Carnaby
**** 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