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Kings Head, 80 Three Colt Street, Limehouse

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At 1 Fore Street in 1839; At 1 Three Colt Street in 1856 on the corner of Fore Street; and the Kings Head, 1 Fore Street in 1869. The 1863 and 1867 license transfers refer to this as the Kings Head, Limehouse corner, which is correct checking the 1861 census where it is referred to as the Old Kings Head. Aka the Spirit Stores in 1871 & aka Old Kings Head in 1891 and 1911; It is long-closed and now in residential use. ** The 1934 and 1938 directories lists the address as a banana merchant, the latter being Bert Andrew Lambert as per the 1930s photographs.

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.

Old Kings Head, Three Colt Street, Limehouse

Old Kings Head, Three Colt Street, Limehouse

Kindly provided by John Carnaby

80 Three Colt Street - a Banana distributor B A Lambert sometime after 1938

80 Three Colt Street - a Banana distributor B A Lambert sometime after 1938

Kindly provided by John Carnaby

Kings Head, 80 Three Colt Street - in February 2007

Kings Head, 80 Three Colt Street - in February 2007

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.

1790/Obadiah Reeves / Victualler /../../Records of Sun Fire Office, Guildhall Library **

1833-34/George Jones, Kings Head, Three Colt street, Limehouse/../../Pigots Directory ****

1839/Ambrose Mayes/../../../Pigots Directory ****

1843/Ambrose Mayes/../../../Kelly's ****

1850/Ambrose & Richard Mayes/../../../P.O. Directory **

1851/Ambrose & Richard Mayes/../../../Kelly's ****

1856/Richard Cross Mayes/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1861/William C Lee/Licensed Victualler/29/Taunton, Somerset/Census ****
1861/Emma Lee/Wife/29/Taunton, Somerset/Census
1861/James C Lee/Son/3/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1861/Ellen C Lee/Daughter/2/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1861/Holly C Lee/Daughter/1/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1861/Margaret Edbrooke/Sister/25/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1861/Frederick Phens/Servant/30/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1861/Emma Vinarcombe/Servant/13/Taunton, Somerset/Census

July 1863/Austin Vickers, assignee in bankruptcy of William Chedzoy Lee/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

July 1863/William Pratt/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

November 1867/William Hunt/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

November 1867/James Thomas Waller/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1869/Henry Aley/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1871/Henry Brambles/Manager in Spirit Stores/24/Yorkshire/Census ****
1871/William Cann/Barman/29/Devon/Census
1871/Charles Hammond/Barman/22/London/Census
1871/Sarah Hall/House Keeper/52/Yorkshire/Census

January 1873/James Thomas Waller/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

January 1873/Henry Brambles/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

1874/J W Williams/../../../H.D. Miles London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers' Directory **

March 1874/Henry Brambles/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

March 1874/Henry Aley/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

22nd January 1876/Henry Aley, latte occupier/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

22nd January 1876/Julia Elizabeth Aley, widow/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

January 1879/Julia Elizabeth Aley/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

January 1879/Henry Snape/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

1882/Henry Snape/Beer Retailer/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1883/Henry Snape / Licensed Victualler /../../London Gazette, 3 July 1883 **

1884/Henry Snape/Beer Retailer/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/Miriam Blomfield/House Keeper/40/St James, London/Census ****
1891/Ernest Johnson/Publicans Assistant/21/Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire/Census
1891/William Smith/Publicans Assistant/21/Westminster, London/Census
1891/William Virgo/Publicans Assistant/20/Westbourne Park, London/Census
1891/Walter Crook/Publicans Assistant/19/Bayswater, London/Census

1891/William Wright/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1895/Joseph Thos Blunden/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/Edward Wilson/../../../Post Office ****

1901/Frank Hills/Publican/30/Canterbury, Kent/Census ****
1901/Agnes Hills/Wife/35/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1901/Flora Hale/Domestic Servant/19/Waltham Abbey, Essex/Census

1911/John Forrester/Licensed Victualler/49/../Census ****
1911/Louisa Forrester/Wife/39/Chelsea, London/Census
1911/Violet Forrester/Daughter/14/Battersea, London/Census
1911/John Forrester/Son/11/Battersea, London/Census
1911/Ada Forrester/Daughter/9/Shepherds Bush, London/Census
1911/Ethel Maud Taney/General Servant/19/East Reedham, Norfolk/Census

1921/Mrs Louisa Johanna Forrester/../../../Post Office ****


+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

** Provided by Stephen Harris

**** 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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