Pub history and London

Britannia Tavern, 117 Hoxton Street, Shoreditch

Formerly the Pimlico Tavern, present by at least 1609, this pub was known as the Britannia Tavern by 1841. Rebuilt in 1858, this pub, later the Britannia Theatre, converted to cinema use in 1923, was destroyed by bombing in 1940, the site was replaced with housing in the early 1970s. *+

At 188 Hoxton Old Town in 1839 & 1851. The address is also given in 1856 as 188 Hoxton High Street, Hoxton Old Town. *

Shoreditch index

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

The following entries are in this format:

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

1790/John Atkins/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1827/John Jefferson/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1833-34/John Worthington/../../../Pigots Directory

1839/Jno Crowder/../../../Pigots Directory

1840/John Noah Crowder/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1841/I. Noah Crowder/../../../Post Office Directory *

1842/S Lane/Britannia, 200 Hoxton Old Town/../../Hobsons Directory

1848/Samuel Lane/../../../Post Office Directory *

1851/Sam Lane/../../../Kellys Directory

1856/Samuel Lane/../../../Post Office Directory

My 3 times great grandfather, Alfred Matthews was a porter there in 1858 as given on his son's birth certificate. He was born in Hoxton in 1834 and lived in the area until circa 1865 when he and his family moved to Southwark. His father was a wine cooper but I don't know if he ever worked there too. ***

1869/William Robert Cranford/../../../Post Office Directory

March 1872/Samuel Lane, deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

March 1872/Sarah Haycroft Lane, widow of Samuel Lane/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1881/William Cranford/Licensed Victualler/24/Hoxton, Middlesex/Census
1881/Fanny Cranford/Wife/21/Hoxton, Middlesex/Census
1881/Saml Cranford/Son/10 months/Hoxton, Middlesex/Census
1881/Alfred Cranford/Brother, Licenced Victualler/22/Hoxton, Middlesex/Census
1881/Elizabeth Hemmings/General Servant/38/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Henry Miller/Barman/23/Walworth, Surrey/Census
1881/George Easy/Barman/21/Hampstead, Middlesex/Census

1882/William S & Alfred lane Cranford/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Cranford Bros/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/William Sl Cranford/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/William S Cranford/../../../Post Office Directory

1910/Charles Ozmond/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Charles Ozmond/Licensed Victualler/38/Islington, London/Census
1911/Florence Ozmond/Wife/28/Earls Court, London/Census
1911/George Ozmond/Brother, Refreshment Contractor/39/Islington, London/Census
1911/Mabel Ozmond/Brothers Wife/27/Walworth, London/Census
1911/Albert Ozmond/../7/Dalston, London/Census
1911/Florrie Ozmond/../4/Charing Cross, London/Census
1911/Charles Ozmond/../7 months/Hoxton, London/Census
1911/Maurice Ozmond/../13/Hoxton, London/Census
1911/Clara Ady/Cook, Widow/64/Lambeth, London/Census

1914/William Samuel Craxford/../../../Post Office Directory

1915/John Challis Vine/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Edward Best/../../../Post Office Directory


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And Last updated on: Saturday, 06-Oct-2018 17:50:14 BST