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Anchor & Hope, 8 Jamaica Street, Mile End E1

Mile End Pubs history

Jamaica Street was renumbered before 1869 when the Anchor & Hope was at 48 Jamaica Street; A photograph of this pub dated 1951 appears in the book ‘Stepney, Bethnal Green and Poplar in Old Photographs’.  **

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

1825/Jno. Hawtiu/../../../Pigot’s Directory **

1829/William Badger/Victualler/../../Sun Fire Office Records, held at Guildhall Library **

1833-34/Thomas William Massey, Anchor & Hope, 48 Jamaica Street, Commercial road/../../Pigots Directory ****

1835/Thomas Beaumond Massey / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1839/John Harding/../../../Pigot’s Directory **

Jesse Hill was previously at the Earl of Chatham Tavern at Hughes Fields in Deptford, Kent ***

1846/Jesse Hill/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1848/Jesse Hill/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1851/Jesse Hill/Licensed Victualler/39/Chelsea, Middlesex/Census ***
1851/Sarah Hill/Wife/40/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1851/Clara M Hill/Daughter/17/Deptford, Kent/Census
1851/Jesse J Hill/Son, Auctioneers Apprentice/15/Deptford, Kent/Census
1851/George Hill/Son/13/Deptford, Kent/Census
1851/Alfred Hill/Son/4/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1851/James Weller/Barman/20/Keston, Kent/Census
1851/John Hughes/General Servant/18/Westminster, Middlesex/Census
1851/Ann Langton/General Servant/23/Ireland/Census

1851/Jesse Hill/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1855/Jesse Hill/../../../P.O. Directory **

1856/Jesse Hill/../../../Post Office Directory ****

My great grandfather, Thomas Jesse Weaver was born here, son of Thomas Weaver & Eliza Jessica Hill. George Hill, was publican in 1861, then by 1871 George is at The Queens Arms, Burrage Road, Plumstead; and in 1881 is at The Lord Palmerstone, 60 Hampstead Road, St Pancras ***

1861/George Hill/Publican/23/Deptford, Kent/Census ***
1861/Harriett Hill/Wife/22/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/George A Hill/Son/2/Mile End, Middlesex/Census
1861/Herbert C Hill/Son/8 months/Mile End, Middlesex/Census
1861/Harriett Knackshear?/Barmaid/26/Maidenhead, Berks/Census
1861/Isabell Lindsey/Servant/25/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1861/Lizzie A Wilson//16/Aldgate, Middlesex/Census
1861/George Conner/../../Commercial Road, Middlesex/Census

1862/J Hill/../../../Post Office Directory ****

November 1861/Jesse Hill/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

November 1861/William Sanderson Holt/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

August 1864/William Sanderson Holt/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

August 1864/William Thomas Simson/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1869/William Thomas Simson/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1874/W T Simson/../../../H.D. Miles London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers' Directory **

January 1874/William Thomas Simson/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

January 1874/Thomas Scott/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

1875/Thomas Scott/../../../P.O. Directory **

May 1879/Henry Adams/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

May 1879/Edwin C Dean/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

July 1879/E Charles Dean/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

July 1879/Thomas Munro/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

1882/John Webber/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1884/John Webber/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1886/Henry I Ivory/../../../Business Directory of London **

1891/Harry Ivory/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1895/Robert Stenson Ratcliffe/../../../Post Office Directory **

1899/Edmund Haynes Dove/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1901/Walter Williams/Licensed Victualler/37/Sydenham, London/Census ****
1901/Jessie Williams/Wife/29/St Georges East, London/Census
1901/Jessie Williams/Daughter/6/Stepney, London/Census
1901/Eliza Lyon/Mother in Law, Brick Maker, Widow/../St Martins, London/Census
1901/James Lyon/Brother in Law, General Clerk/26/Bow, London/Census
1901/Edward Goole/Barman/18/Whitechapel, London/Census

1906/Emma E Davidge/../../../Morris’ Business Directory of London **

1921/William Thomas Johnson/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1929/Rose Eliza Tuckey / Deceased / Died 12 September 1929 /../../London Gazette, 19 September 1930 **

1938/Rd J Moore/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1951/John Ellis/../../../ per: ‘Stepney, Bethnal Green and Poplar in Old Photographs’ **



+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Mike Weaver

**** 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!

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