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Unicorn, 32 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch E1

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This pub was present by 1750. The Unicorn, Holywell street in 1848 license transfer. An 1873 photograph of the Unicorn exists at the Hackney Archive site; it is situated at the corner of Shoreditch High Street and Commercial Street with the drinking fountain in the foreground.  It existed in the current building at least as early as 1864, but is long closed. The premises are today in use as a telephone showroom (2006). **

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

Unicorn, 32 Shoreditch High Street - in September 2006

Unicorn, 32 Shoreditch High Street - in September 2006

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

The following entries are in this format:

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

1805/Isaac Crocker, the Unicorn, 35 Shoreditch/../../Holdens Directory

1817/Thomas North/Victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1825/Mr North/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1839/William Hudson Griffin/../../../Pigots Directory

1841/William Hudson Griffin/../../../Post Office Directory **

1842/W H Griffin/../../../Robsonís Directory **

1844/Lewis Langhan/../../../Kellyís Directory **

December 1848/George Nathaniel Edwards/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

December 1848/Joseph Moore Palmer/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1851/Joseph Moore Palmer/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Joseph M Palmer/Licensed Victualler/45/Plymouth, Devon/Census
1851/Maria D Palmer/Wife/42/Liverpool, Lancashire/Census
1851/Louisa S Palmer/Daughter/21/Devon/Census
1851/Maria L Palmer/Daughter/18/Bodmin, Cornwall/Census
1851/James Palmer/Son, Clerk Railway/17/Rodmire, Cornwall/Census
1851/William Henry Palmer/Son/15/Devonport, Devon/Census
1851/Charles Palmer/Son/2/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1851/Elizabeth Spencer/Barmaid/26/Romford, Essex/Census
1851/Mary Macleen/House Servant, Widow/32/Ireland/Census
1851/James W Hudson/Waiter/22/Ramsgate, Kent/Census

1852/Joseph Moore Palmer/../../../Watkins Directory **

1856/Joseph Moore Palmer/../../../Post Office Directory

1869/Wm Piper/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/William A Piper/Licensed Victualler/26/Worfield, Shropshire/Census
1871/Eliza Piper/Wife/25/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1871/Alexander Hicks/Brother in Law, Assistant/23/Bloomsbury, Middlesex/Census
1871/Walter Piper/Cousin, Barman/16/Worfield, Shropshire/Census
1871/Mahalah Greenhough/Visitor/19/Bole Null, Derbyshire/Census
1871/George Oake/Barman/23/Lincolnshire/Census
1871/Richd B Tredwin/Barman/24/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1871/John Scrivener/Potman/36/Wisbeachm Cambridgeshire/Census
1871/Ellen Warner/Cook/27/Walton, Suffolk/Census
1871/Mary Pinder/Housemaid/25/Farcett, Northamptonshire/Census

1872/W Pipe/../../../Brabnerís Hackney Directory **

14th July 1874/William Piper/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

14th July 1874/Frederick George Brown and Thomas Norton/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

January 1877/Frederick George Brown and Thomas Norton/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

January 1877/Frederick George Brown/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1881/Arthur Wyborn/Licensed Victuallers Manager/27/Mustbury, Devon/Census
1881/Joseph Webster/Barman/21/Chipping Ongar, Essex/Census
1881/George Hills/Barman/16/Ponders End, Middlesex/Census
1881/John Humphreys/Barman/17/Diss, Norfolk/Census
1881/John Scrivener//Potman/42/Wisbeach, Cambridge/Census
1881/Matilda Grimson/Cook/48/Norwich, Norfolk/Census
1881/Lelly E Palmer/Housemaid/20/Commercial Rd, Middlesex/Census

1882/Fredk George Brown/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Frederick G Brown/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Frederick George Brown / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1891/Matthew Jas Weston/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Rose Wesson/Daughter/22/London/Census
1891/Betsy J Hendle/Barmaid/24/London/Census
1891/Ellen Benslyn/Barmaid/24/London/Census
1891/Frank Holmes/Barman/22/London/Census
1891/Henry Thomas/Barman/20/London/Census
1891/Amy Pearson/Cook/26/London/Census
1891/Annie Littlejohn/Housemaid/20/London/Census

1895/Matthew Jas Weston/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Thos Edward Cross/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Alfred Knight/Licensed Victuallers Manager/26/Bermondsey, London/Census
1901/Emily Knight/Wife/35/Bromley, London/Census
1901/William Knight/Son/2/Pimlico, London/Census
1901/Charles Spongthorpe/Barman/26/Clerkenwell, London/Census
1901/Henry Barnes/Barman/18/Stratford, Essex/Census
1901/William Payne/Barman/18/Walthamstow, Essex/Census
1901/Phoebe Rause/Barmaid/21/Bermondsey, London/Census
1901/Maud Talbot/Barmaid/22Bridgewater, Somerset//Census
1901/Annie Randall/Barmaid/29/Swaffham Prior, Cambridgeshire/Census
1901/Florence Wiley/Barmaid/20/Leytonstone, Essex/Census
1901/Florence Smith/Barmaid/20/Russell Square, London/Census
1901/Elsa Reid/Cook/40/Aberdeen, Scotland/Census
1901/Sophia Talham/Kitchenmaid/25/Shoreditch, London/Census
1901/Kathleen Brady/Housemaid/19/Dublin, Ireland/Census
1901/Louisa Hartwell/Nursemaid/19/Chelsea, London/Census

1910/Thos Edward Cross & Son/../../../Post Office Directory

1911 : Death Certificate: Charles Coleman died 23 May 1911, age 42 . Occupation: Licensed Victuallers Manager. Informant: Reginald Coleman brother present at the death of 235 Upper Street Highbury N. Location of death: 32 High Street, Shoreditch (the address of the Unicorn Pub per pubshistory.com). The address given for his brother Reginald is the Angel and Crown Pub. *

The 1911 Census of 2nd April 1911 provides the home address for Charles and Minnie and their daughter as 85 Marquess Road. His son Charles Reginald (b 1900) is listed with his uncle Reginald at the Angel and Crown.  *

1911/Sidney Sewell/Licensed Victuallers Manager/46/St Pancras, London/Census
1911/May Sewell/Wife, Licensed Victuallers Manageress/43/Neath, Glamorgan, Wales/Census
1911/Dorothy Sewell/Daughter/7/Newington, London/Census
1911/Clarissa Page/Servant/24/Poplar, London/Census
1911/Mary Finch/Servant/32/Romford, Essex/Census
1911/Amelia Bacon/Servant/33/Norwich, Norfolk/Census
1911/Beatrice Carrick/Servant/20/Hackney, London/Census
1911/Kate Wells/Servant/39/Chichester, Sussex/Census
1911/May Woodman/Servant/21/Hackney, London/Census
1911/Francis Oreilly/Servant/25/Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan, Ireland/Census
1911/Charles Pyott/Servant/30//Census
1911/Frederick Burrell/Servant/22/Peckham, London/Census
1911/Harry Kemp/Servant/33/Peckham, London/Census
1911/Thomas Rowland/Barman/35/Glamorgan, Wales/Census

1914/Thos Edward Cross & Son/../../../Post Office Directory

1915/Thos Edward Cross & Son/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Thos Edward Cross & Sons/../../../Post Office Directory

1934/Joseph Sharman/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/Jas Turnbull/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/J W C Lynch & Ernest Samuel Tourell/../../../Post Office Directory

+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

* Provided By Coleen West

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Carol Stocker

 Provided By Kevan

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