Mile End Pubs history
At New Grove, Mile End Road in 1856; This pub is now demolished. An 1870 painting of this pub by J. Wilson is reproduced in ‘London’s East End – Life & Traditions’. ** The Plough was still open until at least 1940, and the address not listed by 1942.
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.
Plough, Mile End Road - in 1908
Kindly provided by Jean Ellis
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
Extract from Old Bailey Trial Record No t17850406-68 - 6th April 1785 Trial
of Mary Pile [“Female highwayman”] *
Abraham Abbot sworn. I lodge at the Plough, Mile-end .
Who keeps the Plough? - William Webb .
September 1791/Will of William Webb/Plough, Mile end old town/../../Access to Archives **
1803/Thomas Merrington/Victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **
1804/James Rant/Victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **
1805/James Rant, Plough Inn, Mile End/../../Holdens Directory
1828/Noeth/../../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **
1833-34/James Camp, Plough, New grove, Mile end road/../../Pigot's Directory
1839/George Liddibard/../../../Pigot’s Directory **
1842/Nicholas Neale/../../../../Robson’s Directory **
1844/Geo. Lidiard/../../../Thompson’s Directory **
1847/George Lidiard / Outgoing Licensee /../../../The Era, Sunday 28 March 1847 **
1847/Thomas Dosson / Incoming Licensee /../../../The Era, Sunday 28 March 1847 **
1850/John Garrett/../../../P.O. Directory **
1851/John Garrett/../../../Kelly’s Directory **
May 1852/John Garratt/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era
May 1852/John Bare/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era
1856/John Bare/../../../Post Office Directory
July 1861/John Bare/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
July 1861/Thomas Webb/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
1869/Thomas Webb/../../../Post Office Directory
1871/Thomas Webb/Publican/48/Barking, Essex/Census
1871/Louisa Webb/Wife/48/Mile End, Middlesex/Census
1871/Louisa Webb/Daughter/22/Mile End, Middlesex/Census
1871/Sarah Webb/Daughter/16/Mile End, Middlesex/Census
1871/Marian Webb/Daughter/13/Mile End, Middlesex/Census
1871/Thomas Webb/Son/10/Mile End, Middlesex/Census
1871/Rose Gomm/Domestic Servant/15/Bristol, Somerset/Census
1876/Thomas Webb/../../../P.O. Directory **
March 1877/Thomas Webb/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer
March 1877/James Webb and Godwin Samuel Johnson/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer
12th May 1877/James Webb and Goodwin S Johnson/Outgoing Licensees/../../East London Observer +
12th May 1877/Louisa Webb/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
1881/Sophie E Keen/Housekeeper To Publican/38/Paddington, Middlesex/Census
1881/Edwin J Soffer/Manager To Publican/23/St Lukes, Middlesex/Census
1881/Edward H Harper/Barman/16/Mile End Old Town, Middlesex/Census
1881/Elizabeth Pope/General Servant Domestic/24/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1881/George Taylor/Potman/29/Norwich, Norfolk/Census
1882/Frederick Russell/../../../Post Office Directory
1884/Louisa Webb/../../../Post Office Directory
1888/Mrs Louisa Webb/../../../P.O. Directory **
1891/Rochester & Miller/../../../Post Office Directory
1894/Edward Rochester/../../../P.O. Directory **
1895/Edward Rochester/../../../Post Office Directory
1899/John George Cathie/../../../Post Office Directory
1901/Charles Crew/Licensed Victualler/35/Battersea, London/Census
1901/Alice Crew/Wife/35/St Pancras, London/Census
1901/John Crew/Son/10/Kilburn, London/Census
1901/Louie Crew/Daughter/7/Isliongton, London/Census
1901/Louisa Crew/Mother, Widow/70/Battersea, London/Census
1901/Sam Wilkinson/Barman/23/Stratford, Essex/Census
1901/Alfred Sparrow/Barman/21/Kenninghall, London/Census
1901/Hy Knott/Barman/19/Bermondsey, London/Census
1901/Geo Robinson/Barman/20/Marylebone, London/Census
1901/Wm Doe/Potman/26/St Georges, London/Census
1901/Mary Roach/Barmaid/19/Bow, London/Census
1901/Terrie Allday/Housemaid/25/Canning Town, London/Census
1901/Alice Gorman/Cook/23/Shepherds Bush, London/Census
1910/Charles James Crew/../../../Post Office Directory
1915/Max Lederman/../../../Post Office Directory
1917/Max Lederman/../../../P.O. Directory **
1921/Harris Strikiwsky/../../../Post Office Directory
In 1924, Harris Strikowsky, a victualler of 169 Western road, Brighton, and formerly of the Plough, 606 Mile end road changes his name to Jack Harris by deed poll according to the London Gazette
1927/David Chapman/../../../Post Office Directory
1939/Harold Godfrey Best/Licensed Victuallers Manager/Born 23 Dec 1896/../Electoral roll
1939/Daisy Best/Licensed Victuallers Manageress/Born 4 March 1905/../Electoral roll
1939/Michael A Cahill/Bar Cellerman/Born 5 Feb 1913/../Electoral roll
1939/Eugene G Murphy/Barman/Born 9 Sep 1913/../Electoral roll
1939/Thomas Smalley/Barman/Born 16 April 1909/../Electoral roll
1939/Greta Neagle/Barmaid & Waitress/Born 6 April 1906/../Electoral roll
1939/Annie A Hooker/Barmaid & Waitress/Born 28 September 1906/../Electoral roll
1939/Olive V Smith/Cook/Born 23 June 1897/../Electoral roll
1939/Dorothy C Abley/Housemaid/Born 1 June 1920/../Electoral roll
1940/Anchor Taverns Ltd/../../../Post Office Directory
* Provided By Bernard Guignard
** Provided By Stephen Harris
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