This pub is now demolished. **
A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Shadwell, London - in East London.
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
1833-34/John Fairweather/../../../Pigot’s Directory
1839/Christopher Wells/../../../Pigot’s Directory **
1851/P H Edward Taylor/../../../Kelly's
Christopher Wells was born in York and became a Hatter in Hull. He married an Elizabeth Montgomery the daughter of John Montgomery the licenced victualler at The Societies Tavern in Hull and also my gggg grandfather. He sold his hat business and took over The Crown. He died a very wealthy man. *
1851/Christopher Wells/Licensed Victualler, Widow/50/York, Yorkshire/Census
1851/William Wells/Son, Brasss Founder/18/Hull, Yorkshire/Census
1851/Elizabeth L Crawford/House Keeper/32/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1851/Caroline Bennett/General Servant/19/Bristol, Glouestershire/Census
1854/Christopher Wells/../../../Kelly's Directory
September 1855/Christopher Wells, deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
The John Arthur that is mentioned as his executor was his son in law. He was married to his daughter Ann Montgomery Wells. He was a Cheesemonger in Whitechapel. John Montgomery had another daughter, Ann, who married a William Finden Brown, another wealthy man, and the victualler of The Jolly Sailor on Back Lane, Shadwell. *
September 1855/John Arthur, executor of Christopher Wells/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
November 1855/John Arthur/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era
November 1855/John Arthur/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era
1856/Chris Wells/../../../Post Office Directory
September 1857/John Arthur/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
The John Wells mentioned was his eldest son. He also inherited The Sun and Sword on Cable Street from his father, Christopher Wells. *
September 1857/John Wells/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
7th July 1866/Ann Murray Stevens & Armon Hicks exec of Edward Stannor Stevens/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
7th July 1866/Ann Murray Stevens/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
1869/Mrs M A Stevens/../../../Post Office Directory
January 1874/Ann Murray Stevens/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer
January 1874/Alfred Stevens/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer
1881/George A Crook/Licensed Victualler/43/Bermondsey, Sussex/Census
1881/Caroline Crook/Wife/39/Southwark, Sussex/Census
1881/Ernest Crook/Son/18 months/Shadwell, Middlesex/Census
1881/Frederick C Slater/Barman/23/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1881/Emily J Holloway/General Servant/18/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1882/George Andrew Crook/../../../Post Office Directory
1884/George A Crook/../../../Business Directory of London **
1891/Frank Goddard/../../../Post Office Directory
1891/Albins Ernest Goddard/Son/3/Whitechapel/Census
1891/Robert C Goddard/Son/1/London/Census
1891/John Taylor/Bar Assistant/16/Stepney, London/Census
1891/Ernest A Farmer/Bar Assistant/20/London/Census
1893/Frederick John Way / Victualler /../../London Gazette, 4 July 1893 **
1899/Frank Rowe/../../../Post Office Directory
1910/William James Morton/../../../Post Office Directory
+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
* Provided By Roger Montgomery
** Provided By Stephen Harris
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