London historical street directory and pub history

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Red Lion, 228 Devonshire Street, Mile End

Mile End Pubs history

The address is listed as 21 & 22 Devonshire Street East in the 1861 census (and as just 21 Devonshire Street in the 1848 and 1856 directories), prior to renumbering. The address is at 228 Bancroft Road by 1944, following street renaming. The Pub name is given clearly on the 1947 and 1953 Ordnance Survey maps. *

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.

1848/Samuel Baker/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1856/Samuel Baker/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1861/Robert Galpin/Beer Shop Keeper/31/Dawlish, Devon/Census *
1861/Sarah Galpin/Wife/31/Maidstone, Kent/Census
1861/Clara Galpin/Daughter/1/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1861/Robert Galpin/Nephew, Pot Boy/13/Dawlish, Devon/Census

1869/B Weishelm/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1871/Balzer Weishelm/Beer House Keeper & Cab Driver/62/Germany/Census *
1871/Ann Weishelm/Wife/57/London, Middlesex/Census
1871/Ann Weishelm/Daughter/23/London, Middlesex/Census
1871/William Weishelm/Son, Ginger Beer Maker/18/London, Middlesex/Census

1873/Balser Weisheim/../../../P.O. Directory **

James Robert BULLEN  was a beer retailer at 228 Devonshire Street, Mile End Old Town, from around 1880 (1881 Census) until his death 1886. [ref. probate records]. His wife Charlotte Martha BULLEN then took over the business until shortly before her death in March 1901. Their son, also James Robert Bullen was latterly at 39 Upper North Street, Poplar (Sir John Barleycorn) in the 1891 census. Another son, John Bullen is a Beer Retailer at the Jolly Sailor, 8 New Gravel Lane by 1888.  *

1881/James R Bullen/Beer Retailer/44/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census *
1881/Charlotte Bullen/Wife/47/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1881/James Bullen/Son/20/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Frank Bullen/Son/15/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Thomas Bullen/Son/12/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Harry Bullen/Son/9/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Lydia Bullen/Daughter/7/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Ada Bullen/Daughter/5/Old Ford, Middlesex/Census
1881/Emma Packer/General Servant/19/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1881/Emma Jameson/Relative/20/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census

1882/James Robert Bullen/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1891/Mrs Charlotte Martha Bullen/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1895/William Thos. Davis / Beer Retailer /../../Post Office Directory **

1899/William Thomas Davis/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1901/Walter R Davis/Publican/22/London/Census ****
1901/Eliza C Davis/Wife/22/London/Census
1901/Violet A Davis/Daughter/2/Mile End, London/Census
1901/Fanny Shelsher/Domestic Servant/21/Bow, London/Census

1910/Wm Buchele/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1914/Chas Turbard/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1915/Raffaele Imperato/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1934/Arth Wm Looker/Beer Retailer/../../Kellys Directory ****

1944/Mrs Emily Looker/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

* Provided By Robin James

** 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.
And next is the complete 1940 London street directory - this will take some months to complete, so bear with me!

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London Street Listings in 1832.

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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

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And Last updated on: Saturday, 09-Jul-2016 13:00:33 BST