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Kings Arms, 230 Mile End Road, Mile End E1

Mile End Pubs history

At 35 Hayfield Place, Mile End Road in 1856, near the intersection with Beaumont Street; This pub closed in November 2007, having traded as Soma in its final years. ** Now a kebab shop (2014).  *+ The Kings Arms disappears from the Mile end road street directory in 1842, and the next entry I can find is in the 1973 BT Telephone directory listing. It is possible it reopens as a pub sometime in the period. The early records of Thomas Hemingway suggest the Kings Arms was in existence from about 1832. His records also list his licensing prior to this at the Waevers Arms etc. back as far as 1815; all courtesy of the National Archives, or 'access to archives' as I prefer to call it. Actually, looking  at the 1832 London street directory for Mile end road where I suggest the Weavers Arms should read the Kings Arms, suggests that they are the same pub?? It looks very much like this if you compare this with the 1842 directory listing. The description placing it opposite Globe road also maps this correctly as the Weavers Arms, later the Kings Arms, confirming the existence of this pub back as far as 1823.

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Mile end, London.

Kings Arms, 230 Mile End Road - in October 2006

Kings Arms, 230 Mile End Road - in October 2006

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Kings Arms, 230 Mile End Road - in June 2014

Kings Arms, 230 Mile End Road - in June 2014

Kindly provided by Tris

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

26 August 1783, Thomas Hemingway, aged 27 days, is baptised at Christ Church, Spitalfields, son of Daniel Hemingway, a butcher, North street, and Ann Hemingway.

On 10 January 1827, aged 43, he is a member of the Mount Moriah Lodge of Freemasons until at least 1829, and listed as an inn keeper of Mile End road.
Thomas Hemingway was the licensed victualler of the Kings Arms, he was there in 1841 but retired in 1851. I assume it was sold or leased but that is a guess.  **+

There is a marriage in St Botolph in 1815 between Thomas Hemingway and Elizabeth Kerr.

On the 2nd October 1815, Thomas is baptised at St George in the East to Thomas and Elizabeth Hemingway, he is listed as a Vintner

On the 30th November 1817, Thomas is baptised at St George in the East to Thomas and Elizabeth Hemingway, he is listed as a Victualler

On the 5th November 1819, Elizabeth is baptised at St George in the East to Thomas and Elizabeth Hemingway, he is listed as a Victualler

On the 16th March 1834, Susannah is baptised at St Dunstan, Stepney to Thomas and Elizabeth Hemingway, he is listed as a Victualler

29th June 1815/Thomas Hemingway, Red Lion, Old Gravel lane victualler - sun fire insurance records

31st July 1822/Thomas Hemingway, Red Lion, Old Gravel lane victualler - sun fire insurance records

10th March 1823/Thomas Hemingway, 109 the North Country Sailor Wapping victualler - sun fire insurance records

12th August 1823/Thomas Hemingway, Weavers Arms, opposite to Globe road Mile end - sun fire insurance records

1st September 1824/Thomas Hemingway, Weavers Arms, opposite to Globe road Mile end - sun fire insurance records

14th December 1824/Thomas Hemingway, Weavers Arms, opposite to Globe road Mile end - sun fire insurance records

9th December 1830/Thomas Hemingway, Weavers Arms, Mile end victualler - sun fire insurance records

14th November 1833/Thomas Hemingway, Kings Arms, Mile end victualler - sun fire insurance records

3rd June 1835/Thomas Hemingway, Kings Arms, corner of Beaumont street, Mile end victualler - sun fire insurance records

15th November 1839/Thomas Hemingway, Kings Arms, Mile end victualler - sun fire insurance records

1832 - 1842/Thomas Hemingway/../../../Electoral Registers

1832/Thomas Hemingway/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1834/Thomas Hemingway/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1834/Mr Thomas Hemingway/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1839/Thomas Hemingway/../../../Pigotís Directory **

1841/Thomas Hemingway/../../../P.O. Directory **

1841/Thomas Hemingway/Licensed Victualler/55/Middlesex/Census *
1841/Elizabeth Hemingway/../45/Middlesex/Census
1841/Robert Potter/Pot Boy/15/Middlesex/Census
1841/S. Cooper/Shoe Maker/20/Not Known/Census
1841/T. Hemingway/../20/Middlesex/Census
1841/Ann Hemingway/../15/Middlesex/Census

1842/T Hemingway/../../../Robsonís Directory **

1844/Thomas Hemingway/../../../Thompsonís Directory **

I have Thomas Hemingways' death record and burial details - died Worthing 1856, aged 72, and buried in the London & Tower Hamlets Cemetery in February 1856; in the family grave purchased, when his son William died.
His son, Thomas II, must have taken over when the lease on the Bank Friendship (1841 for 21 years) expired in 1862.
He died in 1869 and his sister Mary Ann took over in 1869.
The Kate Hemingway (1869 Proceeds of the Old Bailey) was the daughter of Thomas II and Mary Jane (nee Dredge).
I am not sure who the Mrs Hemingway 1870 is it could be Thomasí I wife Elizabeth who died in 1873 or Mary Jane wife of Thomas II, both were widows at that time.
Mrs M. J. Hemingway is Mary Jane the wife of Thomas II She was there until 1882 according to your records.
I have found her death which occurring to the probate records on "3rd July 1881 at the Bank of Friendship, Public House, Hartford Street, Mile End RoadĒ.

1848/Moss Phillips/../../../Post Office Directory *

1850/Moss Phillips/../../../P.O. Directory **

September 1855/Moss Phillips/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

September 1855/Henry Levy/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1856/Henry Levy/../../../Post Office Directory

March 1867/William Lewis Strauss/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

March 1867/Caroline Strauss/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1869/James Henry Edmonds/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1869/James Edmonds/../../../Post Office Directory

1870/James Edmonds/../../../P.O. Directory **

1871/James Morgan/Hotel Manager/29/Bethnal Green/Census
1871/George Wards/Barmaid/19/Windsor/Census
1871/Sarah Weeden/Cook, Widow/44/Kennington/Census
1871/James Jennings/Waiter/17/Aylesham, Suffolk/Census

January 1873/James Edmonds/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

January 1873/William Alfred Gale/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

March 1874/William Alfred Gale/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

March 1874/Henry Alfred Wilson/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1874/H A Wilson/../../../H.D. Miles London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers' Directory **

January 1875/Henry E Wilson/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

January 1875/George Cole/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1876/George Cole/../../../P.O. Directory **

January 1877/Maria Lazarus and Lewis Lazarus/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

January 1877/Barunt Cross/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1882/Charles Edwards/../../../Post Office Directory **

1884/Thomas McGavaria/../../../Post Office Directory *

1888/Christopher Wheeler/../../../P.O. Directory **

1891Christopher Wheeler/../../../Post Office Directory

1892/Henry Allen Craighead of 230 Mile End Road Middlesex died 9 December 1892 Probate London 31 December to Jane Frances Craighead widow Effects £1952 1s 2d/Probate ***

1894/Mrs Jane Francis Craighead/../../../Post Office Directory **

1895/Mrs Jane Francis Craighead/../../../Post Office Directory

Mrs Jane Frances Craighead is at the Colet Arms according to electoral registers between 1898 and 1900. ***

1899/William Edward Dyne/../../../Post Office Directory **

1901/Emma Dyne/Licensed Victualler, Widow/43/Caulty, Norfolk/Census
1901/Evelyne M Dyne/Daughter/14/Westbourne Park, London/Census
1901/Maud W Dyne/Daughter/12/Notting Hill Gate, London/Census
1901/Jonie Amy Dyne/Daughter/8/Mile End, London/Census
1901/J W Hatcher/Potman/25/Hurst Green, Sussex/Census
1901/Alice Farrell/Barmaid/22/Barnsbury, London/Census
1901/Florrie Stuard/Domestic Servant/18/Hackney, London/Census

1904/Mrs Emma Spooner/../../../Post Office Directory

1906/Mrs Emma Spooner/../../../Post Office Directory

1910/Mrs Emma Spooner/../../../Post Office Directory

William Zimmerman is at the Catherine Wheel, 50 St Peters road in the 1901 census

1911/William Zimmerman/Licensed Victualler/44/Dabberg, Germany/Census
1911/Christina Zimmerman/Wife/45/St Georges east/Census
1911/Annie Zimmerman/Daughter/13/Mile End Old town/Census
1911/Elizabeth Jonest/Barmaid/19/Middlesex/Census
1911/Annie Stanley/General Servant/30/Middlesex/Census

1915/Barnett Isaacs/../../../Post Office Directory

1917/Barnett Isaacs/../../../P.O. Directory **

1921/Joseph Price/../../../Post Office Directory

1927/Israel Wasserman/../../../Post Office Directory

1934/Israel Wasserman/../../../Post Office Directory

1935/Israel Samuel Wasserman / Licensed Victualler / born: Russia /../../London Gazette, 7 June 1935 **

1940/Hyman L Cohen/../../../Post Office Directory

1941/Hyman L Cohen/../../../Post Office Directory

1973/L G Martyn/Kings Arms , 230 Mile End Road E1/../../BT Telephone Directory

1983/../Kings Arms , 230 Mile End Road : Allied Brewery/../../Pub Directory

1991/../Kings Arms , 230 Mile End Road :  Ind Coope Taylor Walker. For many years the upstairs rooms were the first offices of the Doctor Barnardo organisation. Darts./../../Pub Directory

* Provided By Ewan

*+ Provided By Tris

** Provided By Stephen Harris

**+ Provided By Jan Ralton

*** Provided By John Carnaby

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