Bethnal Green pub history index
Until at least 1855, this pub was called the Horsford Arms and I have seen a reference from 1889 to the �Hosford Arms, known as the Royal Cricketers�. ** The 1863 license transfer refers to it as the Horsford Arms and Royal Cricketers, Old Ford road. The 1874 license transfer also refers to the Horsford Arms.
A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Bethnal Green, Middlesex - now in East London. The Bethnal Green, East London listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
Both pictures kindly provided by Ken Finch
[ On the local List of Listed buildings. Converted to flats (2003). *+ ]
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
January 1854/Charles William Lidwell/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
January 1854/William James Lewis/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
October 1854/William James Lewis/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era
October 1854/Peter Marr/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era
1855/William James Lewis/Hosford Arms, Old Ford Road/../../P.O. Directory **
1856/William Parr/Horsford Arms, Old Ford Road/../../P.O. Directory **
4th March 1858/Charles William Lidwell/Outgoing Licensee, Horsford Arms, Old Ford Road/../../East London Observer +
4th March 1858/James Rathway/Incoming Licensee, Horsford Arms, Old Ford Road/../../East London Observer +
August 1859/James Roffway/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper
August 1859/James Rowe/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper
1861/James Rowe/Licensed Victualler, Widow/37/Suffolk/Census
1861/James Rowe/Son/12/St Pancras, Middlesex/Census
1861/Sarah Rowe/Daughter/5/Holborn, Middlesex/Census
1861/Fanny Rowe/Sister, Housekeeper/28/Suffolk/Census
1861/Ann Willhouse/General Servant/24/City/Census
January 1863/James Rowe/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper
January 1863/Cornelius Sutton/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper
1863/Cornelius Sutton / Landlord /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1865/Cornelius Sutton / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1865/Emma Sutton / Wife /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey
1869/Edward Baker/../../../Post Office Directory
14th July 1874/Phillis Bass/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +
14th July 1874/George Oliver Jones/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +
1874/G Jones/../../../Post Office Directory **
1881/John Westgarth/Licensed Victualler/51/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Sarah Westgarth/Wife/50/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Elizabeth Moore/Niece/19/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1882/John Westgarth/../../../Post Office Directory *
1884/John Westgarth/../../../Post Office Directory
1885/John Dexter Birkin / Licensed Victualler /../../London Gazette, 20 February 1885 **
1891/William Wentzell Rowell/../../../Post Office Directory
1895/Js Whitehead/../../../Post Office Directory
1899/Percy Evans/../../../Post Office Directory
1901/John Cantor/Publican/45/Whitechapel, London/Census
1901/Phoebe Cantor/Wife/40/St Georges East, London/Census
1901/Woolf Cantor/Son, Fruiterer/22/Stepney, London/Census
1901/Janette Cantor/Daughter, Barmaid/18/United States/Census
1901/Esther Cantor/Daughter/13/St Georges East, London/Census
1901/Abraham Cantor/Son/8/Ratcliff, London/Census
1901/Henry Cantor/Son/5/St Georges East, London/Census
1901/Jenny Hughes/Domestic Servant, Widow/35/Whitechapel, London/Census
1907/Fras. Jas. Allen/../../../P.O. Directory **
1910/Francis James Allen/../../../Post Office Directory
1911/Frances Allen/Publican/50/Bethnal Green/Census
1911/Matilda Allen/Wife/52/Bethnal Green/Census
1911/Thomas Blousfield/Son in Law, Widow/32/Bethnal Green/Census
1911/Nellie Blousfield/Grandchild/12/Bethnal Green/Census
1911/William Foskett/Potman/38/Bethnal Green/Census
1911/Judith Epps/Visitor/48/Bethnal Green/Census
1915/John Watson/../../../Post Office Directory
1921/Mrs Mary Watson/../../../P.O. Directory **
1923/Mrs Mary Watson/../../../P.O. Directory **
1924/Mrs Mary Watson/../../../P.O. Directory **
1938/James Leaman Brown/../../../Post Office Directory
1940/James Leaman Brown/../../../Post Office Directory *
1944/James Leaman Brown/../../../Post Office Directory *
+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
* Provided by Ewan
*+ Later information from Keith Emmerson
** Provided by Stephen Harris
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