Address formerly given as 247 Whitechapel Road **
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.
1842/Thos. Abrahams / Beer Retailer /../../Robson’s Directory **
1848/Mrs Maria Parker/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****
1850/Peter de Caux / Formerly Beer Retailer, now out-of-business /../../London Gazette, 26 April 1850 **
1851/John Peters Daniel/Beer Retailer/../../Kellys Directory ****
1851/John P Daniel/Beerhouse Keeper/46/Wootton, Bedfordshire/Census ****
1851/Eliza Daniel/Wife/43/Rotherhithe, Surrey/Census
1856/George Coles/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****
1862/Daniel Puddock/../../../P.O. Directory **
In the 1861 census, Joseph Mereday is a Beer Retailer at the Victory Beer House, 1 Newington Crescent, Balls Pond, Islington.
1869/Joseph Mereday/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****
1869/Joseph Mereday & Mary Ann Mereday/Waiter, 247 Whitechapel Road at birth of Charlotte Eleanor/../Baptism ****
Joseph Mereday is listed at Bakers Row by about 1875.
1878/Geo. Waldmann/../../../P.O. Directory **
1881/Charles R Newman/Beer Shop Proprietor/38/Rochester, Kent/Census ****
1881/Alice R Newman/Wife/29/Liverpool, Lancashire/Census
1881/Ethel B R Newman/Daughter/6/Liverpool, Lancashire/Census
1881/Amy F R Newman/Daughter/4/Liverpool, Lancashire/Census
1881/Maud A R Newman/Daughter/8 months/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
The birth certificate of my great aunt Lillie Florence Kerr lists that she was born here in September 1882, at 247 Whitechapel Road. It was known as The Veteran and my great grandfather Robert James Kerr was the beer house keeper, living there with his wife Hannah and my grandmother Maggie Sophia Kerr. ***
1882/Robert James Kerr/Beer House Keeper/../../Birth certificate ***
1882/Maggie Sophia Kerr/../../../..
1885/Conrad Bauer/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1891/George March/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****
I am researching my father’s family and have a birth certificate for my grandmother’s 1st husband, Frederick Charles Fletcher who was born on 27th October 1893 at 247, Whitechapel Road, (he was actually born as Charles Frederick Fluhrer but the family anglicized their name sometime before the outbreak of the 1st World War and he it would seem preferred to be known as Frederick Charles). He was the son of William Fluhrer (later Fletcher) and Margaret Fluhrer (nee Weidner). William’s occupation is given as “Beer House Keeper” . *
In the 1891 census, William Fluhrer is listed as being of, “45, Grove Street, Commercial Road East and then in 1910 he appears as Wm. Fletcher of 21, Chicksand Street, Spitalfields. *
1895/Frederick Rehbein/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****
1897/Alexander Donald Fraser / Landlord /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1899/James Esplin/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****
1910/William Pearson/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****
1911/William Robert Pearson/Beer House Proprietor/42/Brixton, Surrey/Census ****
1911/Sarah Pearson/Wife, Beer House Proprietor/41/Corwen, Merionetshire/Census
1911/Charles Fallick/Visitor, Public House Manager/27/Shorwell, Hampshire/Census
1911/Amy Amelia Fallick/Visitor/29/Milton near Sittingbourne, Kent/Census
* Provided By Paul Turner
** Provided By Stephen Harris
*** Provided By Judith Binks
**** 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!
London pub history directory.
London Street Listings in 1832.
London street listings in 1842
London Street Listings in 1818 - mainly A and B.
London public houses in 1833 Pigots.
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
London Pubs in 2018