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Crown, 4 Grey Eagle Street, Spitalfields

Spitalfields index

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

The following entries are in this format:

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

From research into my wifeís family tree I can tell you that in 1785 the Licensee of the Crown, in Grey Eagle Street was Martha Holdom (source: the Register of Innkeepers 1785 held in the London Metropolitan Archives). She was still the owner of the Crown at her death in 1799 (as can be seen from her will in the Canterbury Probate in the National Archives).

Her husband Thomas had died in 1784 and it is probable that he held the Licence at his death. Neither held the licence in the previous Register of 1777.

The register after 1799 lists one Aaron Chorley as Licensee (I didnít note the date as the pub had obviously passed from the Holdom family).

1800/William Wood / Victualler /../../Records of Sun Fire Office, Guildhall Library **

1805/Robert Daines, Crown, Grey Eagle street, Spitalfields/../../Holdens Directory

1842/Robert Bowyer/../../../Robsonís Directory **

1844/Robert Bowyer/../../../Thompsonís Directory **

1882/Edward Jacobs/../../../Post Office Directory **

1841/Robert Bowyer/Publican/49/../Census
1841/Jane Bowyer/Wife/41/Middlesex/Census
1841/Emma Bowyer/../13/Middlesex/Census
1841/Sarah Bowyer/../7 months/Middlesex/Census
1841/Elizabeth Austin/Female Servant/23/Middlesex/Census

1848/Mrs Jane Bowyer/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/Mrs Jane Bowyer/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Jane Bowyer/Licensed Victualler, Widow/51/Christchurch, Middlesex/Census
1851/John Bowyer/Son, Assistant/25/Christchurch, Middlesex/Census
1851/Emma Bowyer/Daughter, Assistant/23/Mile End, Middlesex/Census
1851/Sarah Bowyer/Daughter/10/Mile End, Middlesex/Census
1851/Jane Nightingale/General Servant/30/Berkshire/Census

1856/Mrs J Bowyer/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/Jane Bowyer/Licensed Victualler, Widow/61/Christchurch, Middlesex/Census
1861/John Bowyer/Son/35/Christchurch, Middlesex/Census
1861/Sarah Bowyer/Daughter/20/Christchurch, Middlesex/Census

May 1865/Sarah Jones, administratrix of Jane Bowyer, the late occupier/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

May 1865/John Jones/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

November 1866/John Jones/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

November 1866/Edward Jacobs/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1881/Edward Jacobs/Licensed Victualler/41/Bethnal Green/Census
1881/Susan Jacobs/Wife/39/Stepney/Census
1881/Eliza Jacobs/Daughter, Barmaid/18/Camwell/Census
1881/Elizabeth Jacobs/Daughter, Barmaid/16/Cripplegate, City London/Census

1884/Edward Jacobs/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Frederick Thomas Gray/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Edward Jacobs/Licensed Victualler, Widow/51/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/George Jacobs/Brother, Barman/59/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Elizabeth Jacobs/Daughter/29/Cripplegate, London/Census
1891/George Semple/Son in Law, Butcher/29/Bayswater, London/Census
1891/Emma Hyde/Domestic Servant/26/Poplar, London/Census

1891/Edward Jacobs/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Frederick Thomas Gray/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/John Thos Fisher/Manager of Public House/47/Hampton, Norfolk/Census
1901/Eliza Annie Fisher/Wife/45/Spitalfields, London/Census
1901/John Thos Fisher/Son, Clerk Brewery/20/Spitalfields, London/Census
1901/Frank Sidney Fisher/Son, Clerk Brewery/18/Spitalfields, London/Census
1901/Annie Blanche Fisher/Daughter/15/Spitalfields, London/Census
1901/Lilly Rosemond Fisher/Daughter/13/Spitalfields, London/Census

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By David Watson

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