At 35 Buxton Street in the 1851 census, and near to the Albert Street intersection in 1856; the Prince of Wales, Cross Street in the 1849 and 1863 license transfers
Mile End Pubs history
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.
September 1849/John Henry Drew and William Blenkarn/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****
September 1849/George William Bennet/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****
George Needham senior was the licensee of the Norfolk Arms in Ivimey Street (William Street). His wife was Eliza Pottier. Their first son George junior was born in 1827. This was just before George senior and Eliza took on the Norfolk Arms. Their second son Joseph was born in the Norfolk Arms pub in March 1828. French Huguenot Friendly societies used to meet at this pub during George senior and Eliza Pottierís time there. George and Eliza Pottierís two sons also became licensed victuallers.
The elder one, George junior, became the licensee of the Hare Tavern in Heath Place, Cambridge heath Road. The younger son, Joseph, became the licensee of the Prince of Wales in Buxton Street.
Joseph, the licensee of the Prince of Wales married Emma Slater. Their second son James Vincent Needham was born in the Prince of Wales pub in Buxton Street in 1852. James Vincent became the licensee of the Grove Tavern at 51, Snellís Park, Edmonton, London. This is shown on the 1907 marriage certificate of my Grandfather. ***
1851/Joseph Needham/Licensed Victualler/23/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census ***
1851/Emma Needham/Wife/23/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1851/Joseph Needham/Son/1 month/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1851/Mary Brown/Nurse/54/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1851/Jane Wakeling/House Servant/18/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1851/John Chilvers/House Servant/15/Suffolk/Census
1851/George Needham/Father, Proprietor of Houses/54/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1851/Eliza Needham/Mother/46/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1856/Joseph Needham/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1861/Joseph Needham/Licensed Victualler/32/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census ****
1861/Emma Needham/Wife/32/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Walter Needham/Son/6/Mile End New Town, Middlesex/Census
1861/William Morris/Potman/20/Saint Lukes, Middlesex/Census
1861/Emma Pickering/Housemaid/17/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1861/Sarah Ann Heal/Barmaid/16/Ratcliffe, Bristol/Census
October 1863/Joseph Needham/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
October 1863/Henry North/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
1866/Henry North/../../../../Post Office Directory **
29th September 1866/Henry North, deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
29th September 1866/Elizabeth North/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
1869/W Motherway/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1871/William Motherway/Publican, Widow/40/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census ****
1871/Harry North/Stepson/11/Walworth, Surrey/Census
1871/Sophia Merry/Housekeeper/38/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1871/Ann North/General Servant/30/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
21st October 1871/William Motherway/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
21st October 1871/Alfred Hancock/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
8th July 1876/Alfred Hancock/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
8th July 1876/Alfred Wade/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
12th May 1877/Alfred Wade/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
12th May 1877/Henry Scott/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
1881/George Andrews/Licensed Victualler/43/Stepney, Middlesex/Census ****
1881/Eliza Andrews/Wife/38/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary E Andrews/Daughter/14/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1881/Edward Andrews/Son/12/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1881/Alfred Andrews/Son/11/Stratford, Essex/Census
1881/Frank Andrews/Son/10/Stratford, Essex/Census
1881/Agnes E Andrews/Daughter/6/Leytonstone, Essex/Census
1881/Ernest D Andrews/Son/3/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary Ann Newman/General Servant/48/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1881/John G Lewis/Potman/20/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1881/Harriet Day/Barmaid/25/Walworth, Surrey/Census
1884/Eliza Andrews/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1891/John Edward Bacon/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1891/John E Bacon/Licensed Victualler/36/Greenwich, Kent/Census ****
1891/Susannah Bacon/Wife/36/Stonham, Suffolk/Census
1891/Susannah Mumford/Niece, Barmaid/19/Spitalfields, London/Census
1891/Alma M Minster/General Servant/30/Whitby, Yorkshire/Census
1895/Jn Edward Bacon/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1899/John Edward Bacon/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1901/John E Bacon/Licensed Victualler/46/Greenwich, Kent/Census ****
1901/Susannah Bacon/Wife/46/Stonham, Suffolk/Census
1901/Samuel Fellow/Visitor, Publican/40/Stonham, Suffolk/Census
1901/William C Fellow/Visitor/8/Stonham, Suffolk/Census
1901/Lily Tyler/Niece/16/Wandsworth, London/Census
1901/Minnie Neale/Barmaid/23/Shadwell, London/Census
1901/Robert Hood/Barman/19/Haughly, Suffolk/Census
1910/John Edward Bacon/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1915/John Edward Bacon/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1921/Thomas George Sanson/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1938/Herbert Charles Marsh/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1952/Mr & Mrs C E West/../../../Black Eagle Journal *
+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
* Provided By Alex Wilkinson
** Provided By Stephen Harris
*** Provided By Bob Needham
**** 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!
London pub history directory.
London Street Listings in 1832.
London street listings in 1842
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
London Pubs in 2018