Mile End Pubs history
At 24 Napier Terrace, Bow Common Lane in 1871 and earlier. This pub closed in 2011 and was demolished in 2012. ** The 1874 Licensed Victualler & Hoteliers Directory and the 1874 and 1876 license transfers are for the Charley Naplier, Napier Terrace, Bow Common Lane; which suggests these are the same place.
A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Bethnal Green, Middlesex - now in East London. The Bethnal Green, East London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
Britannia, 185 Bow Common Lane - 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.
1862/Samuel Leheup/../../../P.O. Directory ***
1869/Benjamin Beach/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1870/Samuel Russell / Pot Man /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1871/Benjamin Suddell/Licensed Victualler/35/Southend, Essex/Census ****
1871/Mary A Suddell/Wife/29/Sevenoaks, Kent/Census
1871/Alice Suddell/Daughter/7/Southwark, Surrey/Census
1871/Benjamin Suddell/Son/5/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1871/Mary A Suddell/Daughter/3/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1871/Grace Suddell/Daughter/2/Mile End Old Town, Middlesex/Census
1871/Louisa Gooch/Barmaid/18/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1874/R Ford/Charley Naplier/../../Licensed Victualler & Hoteliers Directory **
1874/Robert Ford/../../../Post Office Directory **
January 1874/Robert Ford/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****
January 1874/Richard Morley/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****
1876/Richard Morley/../../../P.O. Directory ***
22nd January 1876/Richard Morley/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
22nd January 1876/George Barnett Boulter/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
30th September 1876/George Barnet Boulter/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
30th September 1876/Joseph Brindly Sherwin & James Brindly Sherwin/Incoming Licensees/../../East London Observer +
1878/Sherwin Brothers/../../../P.O. Directory ***
1879/Sherwin Brothers/../../../P.O. Directory ***
1881/Robert Gosheron/Publican, Widow/49/Wapping, Middlesex/Census
1881/Robert Gosheron/Son/22/Wapping, Middlesex/Census
1881/Elizabeth Gosheron/Daughter/15/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1881/Edith Gosheron/Daughter/9/London City, Middlesex/Census
1881/Alfred Gosheron/Son/8/London City, Middlesex/Census
1881/George Chasara/Barman/15/Milford, Suffolk/Census
1881/Caroline Hamilton/House Keeper, Widow/37/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1884/Robert Gosheron/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1886/George Smith/../../../Business Directory of London ***
1890/George Smith / Formerly Licensed Victualler, deceased / Died 13 January 1890 /../../London Gazette, 25 February 1890 **
1891/Edwin Spicer/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1895/George Wyatt/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1899/James Stokes/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1901/James Stokes/Licensed Victualler/62/Hornchurch, Essex/Census ****
1901/Fanny Stokes/Wife/61/Chichester, Sussex/Census
1901/Ernest J Stokes/Son, Barman/32/Plaistow, Essex/Census
1901/Fanny Stokes/Daughter, Barmaid/20/Forest Gate, Essex/Census
1901/Eva Millar/Visitor/25/Stepney, London/Census
1910/Jas Richard Stevenson/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1915/Benjamin De Fries/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1921/Benjamin Defries/../../../P.O. Directory ***
1926/Benjamin De Fries/../../../Kelly's **
1934/Henry H & Mrs Matilda M Defries/../../../Kelly's ****
1938/Henry H & Mrs Matilda M Defries/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1944/Henry H & Mrs Matilda M Defries/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1949/Hy. H & Mrs Matilda M Defries/../../../P.O. Directory ***
The last Landlord of the Britannia was Ronald Martin 1983 – 2008, when we closed forever!!! *
+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
* Provided by Neil Martin
** Provided by Rosemary Wenzerul
*** Provided By Stephen Harris
**** Provided By Kevan
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