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Ten Bells, 84 Commercial Street, Spitalfields E1

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This pub was earlier called the Eight Bells; the change of name to Ten Bells seems to have occurred in 1791. The name relates to the number of bells in the tower of Christchurch, next door. This originally had eight bells, increasing to ten in 1787 and to 12 in 1801 **.
At 34 Church Street in 1843 and 1856; In 1884, shows as 84 Commercial Street too; This pub was first built in 1752 or 1753 and was extensively rebuilt in 1845 - it remains open. **

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.

The Britannia (left foreground), The Ten Bells (right background)

The Britannia (left foreground), The Ten Bells (right background)

Kindly provided by Colin

The interior of the Ten Bells

The interior of the Ten Bells

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Ten Bells

Ten Bells

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Ten Bells, 84 Commercial Street, Spitalfields - in January 2012

Ten Bells, 84 Commercial Street, Spitalfields - in January 2012

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Ten Bells, 84 Commercial Street, Spitalfields - in June 2018

Ten Bells, 84 Commercial Street, Spitalfields - in June 2018

The following entries are in this format:

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

1791/--- Lee / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1791/Edward Sandham / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1791/Mr Sandham/../../../London Gazette, 8 January 1791 **

1793/Mr Sandham/../../../London Gazette, 30 July 1793 **

1804/Thomas Mitchell / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1814/Thomas Mitchell/../../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1818/James Rogers / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1819/James Rogers / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library **

1839/Edward Waldron/../../../Pigotís Directory **

1841/Edward Waldron/../../../P.O. Directory **

1842/E Waldron/../../../Robsonís Directory **

1842/Edward Waldron / Landlord /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1843/Edward Waldron/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1848/Edward Waldron/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1851/Edward Waldron/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1851/Edward Waldron/Licensed Victualler, Widow/60/Ireland/Census ****
1851/John Waldron/Nephew, Barman/25/Ireland/Census
1851/Daniel Mason/Barman/50/Scotland/Census
1851/George Man/Pot Man/37/Middlesex/Census
1851/Mary Livingston/Servant/26/Ireland/Census

1852/Edward Waldron/../../../Watkins Directory **

1855/John Waldron/../../../P.O. Directory **

1856/J Waldron/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1869/George Leather/../../../Post Office Directory **

1874/J Waldron/../../../H D Miles Directory of Licensed Victuallers **

1881/John Waldron/Licensed Victualler/60/Ireland/Census ****
1881/Eliza Waldron/Wife/41/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Beddia Waldron/Daughter/12/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1881/Margaret Waldron/Daughter/11/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1881/Edward Waldron/Son/8/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1881/John Waldron/Son/7/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1881/Louis Waldron/Son/1/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1881/Martha Waldron/Daughter/2 months/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1881/Henry Johnson/Barman/30/Suffolk/Census
1881/James Fitzmarrit/Barman/26/Ireland/Census
1881/John Anderson/Potman/21/St Giles, Middlesex/Census
1881/Elizabeth Cook/Cook/20/Somerset/Census
1881/Louisa Spring/Nursemaid/15/London, Middlesex/Census

1884/John Waldron/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1888/John Waldron/../../../Post Office Directory **

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

1891/Alfr4ed H Craiger/Manager/25/Braintree, Essex/Census ****
1891/Herbert Stawbridge/Barman/21/Watford, Staffordshire/Census
1891/M Horsey/Housekeeper/58/City, London/Census
1891/William Smith/Barman/18/Brixton, Surrey/Census
1891/Arthur Cross/Barman/16/Norwood, Surrey/Census
1891/Fred Gooch/Porter/17/Stowmarket, Suffolk/Census

1899/Edward John Rose & Co/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1908/Edward John Rose & Co/../../../Post Office Directory **

1911/William Bryan/Public House manager/46/Mitcham, Surrey/Census ****
1911/Sarah Bryan/Wife/36/Bethnal Green/Census
1911/Beatrice Bryan/Daughter/12/Commercial Street/Census
1911/Hilda Bryan/Daughter/4/Commercial Street/Census
1911/Muriel Bryan/Daughter/3/Commercial Street/Census
1911/Henry William Gerrard/Barman/27/Hendon, Essex/Census
1911/Edwin Kirk/Potman/29/Worcester/Census
1911/Charles John Garland/Barman/23/Croydon, Surrey/Census

1912/Edward John Rose & Co/../../../Post Office Directory **

1914/E J Rose & Co/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1917/William Benj Bryan/../../../Post Office Directory **

1934/E J Rose & Co/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1938/E J Rose & Co/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1944/Harry Phillips/../../../Post Office Directory ****

J T Roche, of the Ten Bells, died on August 6th, 1967 - Black Eagle Journal ***

1988/E H Ostrowski/../../../Watney Truman List ****

1990/E H Ostrowski/../../../Watney Truman List ****


** Provided by Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Alex Wilkinson

**** Provided By Kevan

And Last updated on: Sunday, 17-Jun-2018 22:22:50 BST