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Brown Bear, 139 Leman Street, Whitechapel E1

Whitechapel index

This pub was present by 1793 and was re-built in 1830. At 89 Leman Street in 1839, 1841 and 1848; and at 77 Leman Street in 1856 & 1871 census

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.

Brown Bear, 139 Leman Street, E1 - circa 1930

Brown Bear, 139 Leman Street, E1 - circa 1930

Kindly provided by John Carnaby

Brown Bear, 139 Leman Street, E1 - in January 2008

Brown Bear, 139 Leman Street, E1 - in January 2008

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Brown Bear, 139 Leman Street, E1 - in 2014

Brown Bear, 139 Leman Street, E1 - in 2014

Kindly provided by John Carnaby

The following entries are in this format:

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

1802/Mr Carter/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1815/Gahvert Christophffr/Victualler/../../records of Sun Fire Office, held at Guildhall Library **

1816/Gahwert Christophfe/Victualler/../../records of Sun Fire Office, held at Guildhall Library **

1829/Samuel Brantigam/Victualler/../../records of Sun Fire Office, held at Guildhall Library **

1831/Samuel Brantigam & John George Muhm / Publicans /../../London Gazette, 24 June 1831 **

1834/Samuel Brantigam / Licensed Victualler /../../London Gazette, 24 June 1834 **

1835/Richard Flack/Victualler/../../records of Sun Fire Office, held at Guildhall Library **

1838/William Pile/Victualler/../../records of Sun Fire Office, held at Guildhall Library **

1839/William Pile/../../../Pigots Directory ****

1841/William Pile/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1842/William Pile/../../../Robsonís Directory **

1846/William Brand/../../../Post Office Directory **

1848/William Brand/../../../Post Office Directory *

1850/William Brand/../../../Post Office Directory **

1851/William Brand/../../../Post Office Directory *

1851/William Brand/Licensed Victualler/37/Lavenham, Suffolk/Census *
1851/Mary Ann Brand/Wife/35/Christchurch, Middlesex/Census
1851/Ann Turner/Sister/19/Hornsey, Middlesex/Census
1851/M. A. Turner/Niece/3/Hoxton, Middlesex/Census
1851/Elizh. Jeffery/Bar Maid/22/Great Chesterford, Essex/Census
1851/Fred Bayford/Waiter/24/Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire/Census
1851/Ann Donohue/Servant/21/Stratford, Middlesex/Census

1852/William Brand/../../../Post Office Directory **

1855/William Brand/../../../Post Office Directory **

1856/William Brand/../../../Post Office Directory ****

May 1859/William Brand/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

May 1859/Henry Dittmar/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper ****

1861/Henry Dittmar/Victualler (Widower)/38/Germany/Census *
1861/Elizth. Dittmar/Mother-in-Law (Widow), Housekeeper/61/Germany/Census
1861/Catherine Dittmar/Daughter/11/St Georges in the East, Middlesex/Census
1861/Elizth. Dittmar/Daughter/8/St Georges in the East, Middlesex/Census
1861/Jacob Dittmar/Son/6/St Georges in the East, Middlesex/Census
1861/Frederick Shulse/Barman/21/Germany/Census
1861/Albert Hof/Waiter/23/Germany/Census
1861/Catherine Dibel/Housemaid/20/Germany/Census

1862/Harry Ditmar/../../../Post Office Directory **

August 1866/Margaret Caroline Dittmar/ Outgoing Licensee /../../Morning Advertiser ****

August 1866/Neclaus Sturcke/ Incoming Licensee /../../Morning Advertiser ****

1869/Nicholas Sturcke/../../../Post Office Directory **

July 1869/Neclaus Sturcke/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era ****

July 1869/Henry John William Bose/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era ****

1870/Henry John William Bose/../../../Post Office Directory **

1871/Henry Bose/Licensed Victualler/28/Germany/Census *
1871/Annie Bose/Wife/28/Germany/Census
1871/Henry Bose/Son/2/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1871/Ludwig Bose/Son/1/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1871/Mary Sulty/General Servant/30/Dublin, Ireland/Census

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

1875/Henry Jno William Bose/../../../Post Office Directory **

1876/Henry Jno William Bose/../../../Post Office Directory **

19th August 1876/Henry John William Bore/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

19th August 1876/Daniel Zuschleg/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1878/Henry Daniel Zuschlag/../../../P.O. Directory **

1880/Daniel Zuschlag/../../../Post Office Directory **

1881/Daniel Zuschlag/Licensed Victualler/43/Cassel, Hesse-Darmstadt/Census ****
1881/Gertrude Zuschlag/Wife/32/Prussia/Census
1881/William Rose/Potman And Waiter/47/Prussia/Census
1881/Julia Knaus/General Servant Domestic/15/St Georges East, Middlesex/Census
1881/Otta Clemens/Boarder, Hairdressers Assistant/27/Prussia/Census
1881/Heinrich Keck/Boarder, Bird Fancier/26/Bruswick/Census
1881/Louis Keck/Boarder, Bird Fancier/36/Bruswick/Census
1881/Heinrich Peter/Boarder, Bird Fancier/23/Bruswick/Census
1881/Heinrich Schafer/Boarder, Bird Fancier/52/Hessel Cassel/Census

1882/Daniel Zuschlag/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1884/D Zuschlag/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1884/D Zuschlag/../../../Business Directory of London **

1886/Daniel Zuschlag/../../../Post Office Directory **

1893/Mrs Gertrude Zuschlag/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1895/Mrs Gertrude Fosse/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/Mrs Gertrude Fosse/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1902/Mrs Gertrude Fosse/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1910/Mrs Adelaide Schaumloeffel/../../../Kellyís Directory **

1911/Jacob Schaumloeffel/../../../London Gazette, 7 March 1911 **

1911/Jacob Schaumloeffel/Licensed Victualler Manager/50/Germany/Census ****
1911/Adelaide Schaumloeffel/Wife, Assistant/52/Whitechapel, London/Census
1911/William Brookes/Grandson/11/Lambeth, London/Census
1911/Sarah Flannery/Cook/48/Bristol/Census
1911/Henry Arthur Richards/Barman/19/Tottenham, London/Census

I believe that this was the pub my great grandfather helped with a friend to run around 1911. He was not living with his family at the time as he lived in the pub and would send them some wages home to forest gate for the family.
Apparently there used to be a photo of him stood outside this pub in an apron and bowler hat, but this has been mislaid somewhere. As he worked with a friend there we don't believe he was the landlord. My great grandfather was called William Franklin. ***

1915/Joseph Davis/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1921/Joseph Davis/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1923/Joseph Davis/../../../P.O. Directory **

1923/John Henry Budde/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1929/Lewis Cohen/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1934/Herbert William Taylor Wells/../../../Kelly's ****

1937/Herbert William Taylor Wells/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1938/Herbert William Taylor Wells/../../../Post Office Directory *

1944/Mrs Annie Fowler/../../../Post Office Directory *

1949/Mrs Annie Fowler/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1952/Annie Fowler / Widow, Deceased /../../London Gazette, 23 September 1952 **


+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

* Provided By Ewan

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Vivienne Webster

**** Provided By Kevan


And Last updated on: Saturday, 19-Aug-2017 15:33:48 BST