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Nags Head, 25 Bow Common Lane, Mile End E3

Mile End Pubs history

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.

In Bromley 1861, 1871 and 1891 census

Nags Head, 25 Bow Common Lane, Mile End

Nags Head, 25 Bow Common Lane, Mile End

Frank & Jessie Quinn behind the bar of the Nags Head, Bow Common Lane

Frank & Jessie Quinn behind the bar of the Nags Head

Both kindly provided by Larry

The following entries are in this format:

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

1851/Charles Hindes/Beer Retailer/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1851/Charles Hindes/Beer Seller & Grocer/28/Westleton, Suffolk/Census ****
1851/Catherine/Mother, Housekeeper/60/Crestfield, Suffolk/Census
1851/George King/Waiter/36/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1851/Elsephiews Ellis/Servant/16/Essex/Census
1851/C C McNab/Visitor, Genmtleman/43/Northfleet, Kent/Census

1856/Thomas Hone/Beer Retailer/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1861/Prudence Hone/Beer Seller, Widow/56/Worplesdon, Surrey/Census ****
1861/George Hone/Son, Beer Seller/18/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1861/James Hone/Son/15/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1861/Mary Stevens/Sister/43/Worplesdon, Surrey/Census

1869/Mrs Prudence Hone/Beer Retailer/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1871/Prudence Hone/Mother, Beer House Keeper, Widow/66/Guildford, Surrey/Census ****
1871/James Hone/Son, Master Blacksmith/25/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1871/Sarah Hone/Sons Wife/20/Pimlico, London/Census
1871/Louisa Crussell/General Servant/16/Essex/Census

1874/Mrs Prudence Hone / Beer Retailer /../../../Post Office Directory **

1878/William Hone / Beer Retailer /../../../P.O. Directory **

1879/William Hone / Beer Retailer /../../../P.O. Directory **

1887/Richard Henry Smith / Beer Retailer /../../../P.O. Directory **

1891/Francis Rands/Beer Retailer/../../P.O. Directory ****

1891/Francis Rands/Beer House Keeper, Widow/51/Bromley/Census ****
1891/Annie Rands/Daughter/28/Bromley/Census
1891/Florence Rands/Daughter/26/Brixton/Census
1891/William Rands/Son/23/Brixton/Census
1891/Frederick Smith/Grandson/4/Wandsworth, Surrey/Census
1891/William Rumble/Potman/70/Limehouse, London/Census

1899/Edward Morris/Beer Retailer/../../P.O. Directory ****

1901/Edward Morris/Publican, Widow/33/Limehouse, London/Census
1901/Emily Graham/Barmaid/20/Richmond, Surrey/Census
1901/Fred Pavitt/Barman/20/Mile End, London/Census
1901/Maria Grief/Cook/24/Aldgate, London/Census

1910/Edward Morris/Beer Retailer/../../P.O. Directory ****

1911/Edward Morris/Beer Seller/46/Poplar, London/Census *
1911/Victoria/Wife/29/Bow, London/Census
1911/Rebecca Rogers/Barmaid/24/Bow, London/Census
1911/Ernest Levens/Barman/32/Rochford, Essex/Census
1911/Henry Dew/Barman/24/Islington, London/Census
1911/Alexandra Stephen/Potman/28/Tidal Basin, Essex/Census
1911/Susan Pore/Servant/19/Poplar, London/Census

1914/Edward Morris/Beer Retailer/../../P.O. Directory ****

Alfred William Childs is the barman at 1 High Road, Finchley in the 1901 census.

1921/Alfred William Childs / Beer Retailer /../../../P.O. Directory **

1921/A W Childs / Nags Head/../../../Hughes Directory ****

1922/Alfred Robert Mellows marries Rose Emma Childs /../../../../Marriage

1931/Alfred Robert Mellows/../../../Electoral Register ****
1931/Rose Emma Mellows/../../../Electoral Register

1934/Albert Rt Mellows/Beer Retailer/../../Kellys Directory ****

1937/Alfred Robert Mellows of 25 Bow Common lane Bromley by Bow London died 11 July 1937 at St Andrews Hospital Bromley by Bow Administration London 26 August to Rose Emma Mellows widow. Effects £343 7s 6d/Probate

1938/Arthur Rt Mellows/Beer Retailer/../../Kellys Directory ****

1940 - 1943/C Crawley/25 Bow Common Lane E3/../../B T Telephone Directory ****

1944/Christopher Crawley/Beer Retailer/../../P.O. Directory ****

My maternal grandfather was Christopher Crawley. They were bombed out of the Nags Head either late 1943 or very early 1944. I think that they were there for most of the war. My grandparents moved in with us in Barking for a short time after the bombing and then became the tenants at the Duke of York in Barking. Sadly my grandfather died shortly afterwards from pneumonia. My grandmother, Mary aka Polly, moved from the Duke of York in the fifties to the Halfway House at Leytonstone and retired from there late 50s / early 60s. ***

1949/Leonard Sidney Wiseman / Beer Retailer /../../../P.O. Directory **

My parents Frank and Jessie Quinn were tenants of the Nag’s Head, Bow Common Lane, from 1952 until 1966. The pub only had a licence to sell beer when they first moved there, but the low-lying cellar was very damp so beer kept well. To keep abreast of trade with nearby pubs they were able eventually to obtain a licquor licence. A popular innovation was a fine group of enthusiastic local young musicians who began to play most weekends in the 60s and my father, who was a keen pianist, played the piano in accompaniment. *

The pub was closed down so that the area could be redeveloped and school playing fields created. We heard that some time after 1966 it had burned down, possibly by arson. *


* Provided By Wife of Larry

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Lawrence Moss

**** Provided By Kevan


And Last updated on: Monday, 01-Feb-2016 19:43:27 GMT