London historical street directory and pub history

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Ben Jonson's Head, 22 Goodmans Yard, Minories, Whitechapel

This pub is now demolished. **

Whitechapel pub history index

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

The following entries are in this format:

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

April 1827/William Brownley/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association ****

1831/John Thomas Haynes / Licensed Victualler /../../The Law Advertiser, Volume 9: 1831 **

1839/Charles Cozens/../../../Pigot’s Directory **

1841/Mrs E Worrall/../../../P.O. Directory **

1842/W Richards/../../../Robson’s Directory **

July 1849/James Fogg, deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

July 1849/Catherine Fogg, widow and administratrix of James Fogg/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1850/James Fogg/../../../P.O. Directory **

1851/Mrs Cath. Fogg/../../../Kelly’s Directory **

1851/Catherine Fogg/Licensed Victualler, Widow/52/St Georges East, Middlesex/Census ****
1851/Betsy Fogg/Daughter/29/St Georges East, Middlesex/Census
1851/Mary Fogg/Daughter/24/St Georges East, Middlesex/Census
1851/Ellen Fogg/Daughter/22/St Georges East, Middlesex/Census
1851/James Fogg/Son, Plumber/21/St Georges East, Middlesex/Census
1851/Robert Fogg/Son/14/Shadwell, Middlesex/Census
1851/Joseph Bugbird/Potman/21/City, London/Census
1851/James Claridge/Lodger, Tailor/25/Lichfield/Census
1851/Margaret Claridge/Wife/25/Ireland/Census
1851/David Claridge/Son/8 months/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1851/James Claridge/Son/3/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1851/John Claridge/Son/8 months/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1851/Bridget McCourt/Servant/20/Ireland/Census
1851/John Newland/Lodger, Tailor/20/London/Census

1854/Mrs Catherine Fogg / Landlady /../../The Friendly Societies’ and Licensed Victuallers’ Journal – October 1854 **

August 1861/James Fogg/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

August 1861/Henry George Plimpton/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

1862/Henry Plimpton/../../../P.O. Directory ****

November 1863/Henry George Plimpton/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

November 1863/Emily Vassle/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

November 1864/Emily Vassie/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

November 1864/John Hart/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

January 1866/John Hart/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

January 1866/John Williams/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

September 1867/William George Stanesby/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

September 1867/Henry Muddle/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

May 1869/James Muddle/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era ****

May 1869/William Henry Price/Incoming Licensee/../../Era ****

May 1871/William Henry Price/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

May 1871/Henry Lloyd/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

1872/Henry Lloyd/../../../P.O. Directory **

January 1875/Henry Lloyd/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

January 1875/John Waller/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

July 1877/John Waller/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

July 1877/Ambrose Smith/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer ****

1884/Augustus Brythaupt/../../../Business Directory of London **

1886/Augustus Brythaupt/../../../Business Directory of London **

1893/William Seig/../../../P.O. Directory **

1st October 1898 / My grandmother's birth certificate (Frederica Edna Voller) shows her to be born at 22 Goodman's Yard which is the address of the Ben Johnson's Head pub. Her father's name was Frederick George Voller and he is listed as a licensed victualler at her birth (1 Oct 1898). *

FG Voller was the licensed victualler for a number of pubs in East London and Kent; and at the Swan, High Street, Maldon by the 1901 census, and the Earl Zetland, 137 Burdett Road in 1911. Also his father Dietrich Voller held the Globe Hotel, Soho, in 1891. *

1899/Harry Tredegar/../../../P.O. Directory **

1906/Harry M Jackson/../../../Morris’ Business Directory of London **

1911/Harry Mayland Jackson/Publican/59/Paddington, London/Census ****
1911/Louisa Jackson/Wife/44/Shoreditch, London/Census
1911/Harry Jackson/Son/20/Poplar, London/Census
1911/Frederick Jackson/Son, Clerk/18/East Ham, London/Census
1911/Albert Jackson/Son, Clerk/16/East Ham, London/Census
1911/Louisa Jackson/Daughter/15/East Ham, London/Census
1911/Lilley Jackson/Daughter/14/Poplar, London/Census
1911/Lottie Willes/Domestic Servant/30/Chelsea, London/Census

1929/Hubert Hammond/../../../P.O. Directory **

* Provided By Jenny Higgins

** Provided By Stephen Harris

**** Provided By Kevan

What I am now attempting to achieve is the coverage of an earlier London street directory in 1832. This is unique, plus images of the 1842 Robsons directory which confirm earlier entries and also carry much more trade detail about a premises or person. Here is the index of streets in 1832, many with 1842 imagery added.
And next is the complete 1940 London street directory - this will take some months to complete, so bear with me!

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Entire London Street Listing in 1843 - by surname.

London public houses in 1856.

London public houses in 1869.

London public houses in 1899

London 1921 Street directory in 1921

London 1940 Street directory 1940

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