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Gun, 31 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields E1

Address formerly 30 Union Street East and 31 Brushfield Street. The pub was re-built at 54 Brushfield Street, a few yards down the road, at the time that Spitalfields Market was redeveloped - I think in 1929. ** This pub dates back to at least 1731 and possibly back as far as at least 1588. It closed on February 20th 2015 to be demolished as part of the Spitalfields redevelopment. *

Spitalfields index

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Spitalfield - now in London. The Spitalfield, East London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

Gun, 31 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields- circa 1950

Gun, 31 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields- circa 1950

Gun, 31 Brushfield Street, E1 - in April 2006

Gun, 31 Brushfield Street, E1 - in April 2006

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Gun, 31 Brushfield Street, E1 - in May 2013

Gun, 31 Brushfield Street, E1 - in May 2013

Kindly provided by Tris

Gun, 31 Brushfield Street, E1 - in March 2015

Gun, 31 Brushfield Street, E1 - in March 2015 - now closing

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.

1825/Mr. Curtis, Gun, Union street, Spitalfields/../../Licensed Victuallers Association ****

1833-34/Lawrence Stephen Curtis, Gun, 31 Union street, Bishopsgate without/../../Pigotís Directory **

1839/James Ratcliffe/../../../Pigotís Directory **

1841/Samuel Birley/../../../Post Office Directory **

1842/John Allen/../../../P.O. Directory **

1843/John Allen/Gun P.H. 31 Union street, Bishopsgate/../../Post Office Directory ****

1851/Mrs Elizh. Hopkins/../../../Kellyís Directory **

1851/William Lindsay/Licensed Victualler/35/Stepney/Census ****
1851/Elizabeth Ann Lindsay/Wife/33/Fitzroy Square/Census
1851/Charles Davy Lindsay/Son/3 months/Union street, Christchurch/Census
1851/Joseph Gates/Barman/28/Westminster St Margarets/Census
1851/Susan Edwards/House Servant/24/Aldermanbury, City/Census
1851/Sarah Britin/Nursemaid/17/Lambeth/Census

April 1864/Jane Miller/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

April 1864/William Pearce Bachelor/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

December 1866/William Pearce Bachelor/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

December 1866/Alfred Forward/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

October 1869/Alfred Forward/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

October 1869/Thomas Dipple/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

1874/Josh. Bentley/../../../H.D. Miles London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers' Directory **

1879/Mr Fisher / Public House Keeper/../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1879/Samuel Munns / Employee/../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1880/John Schmeide/../../../Post Office Directory **

1881/EMPTY/../../Census ****

1882/Edward John Rose/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/William Rose/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1895/Mrs Sarah Rose/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1896/Mrs Sarah Rose/../../../Post Office Directory **

1897/Mrs Sarah Rose/../../../Post Office Directory **

1899/Mrs Sarah Rose/../../../Post Office Directory **

1901/William M PANTANEY/Head, Public House Manager/23/Bloomsbury London/Census  ***
1901/John BURNS/Servant, Barman/21/Bristol/Census
1901/James GRIMSHAW/Servant, Barman/21/Bloomsbury London/Census
1901/Nellie BRISTOW/Servant, House Keeper/49/Kennington Lancashire/Census

1902/Mrs Sarah Rose/../../../Post Office Directory **

1911/Charles Harry Button/Publican/49/Erith Kent/Census  ***
1911/Rose Button/Wife, Assisting At Above/49/Dartford Kent/Census
1911/Mrs W J Fincher/Daughter, Assisting At Above/25/Erith Kent/Census
1911/William Button/Son, Assisting At Above/24/Custom House London/Census
1911/Frank Louis Button/Son, Assisting At Above/23/Custom House London/Census
1911/Ernest Button/Son, Builders Clerk/20/Plumstead London/Census
1911/Horace Button/Son, School/13/Plumstead London/Census
1911/Charles Leslie Fincher/Grandson/4/Plumstead London/Census
1911/Eliza Thompson/Sister, Domestic/54/Erith/Census
1911/William Ferguson/Servant, Potman And Barman/34/Camberwell London/Census

1912/Charles Henry Button/../../../Post Office Directory **

1921/Sydney Lamey/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1930/Chas Stephen Small/../../../Kellys Directory **

1934/Chas Stephen Small/../../../Kellys Directory **

1938/Chas Stephen Small/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1944/William Thomas Silverton/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1951/William Thomas Silverton/../../../P.O. Directory **

1988/G B Pollack/../../../Watney Truman publicans list

1990/D Pollack/../../../Watney Truman publicans list

* Provided By Tris

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Barry Tennison

**** Provided By Kevan

And Last updated on: Thursday, 14-Jun-2018 13:14:59 BST