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Royal Cricketers, 211 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green

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.

Cricketers - converted to flats in 2003

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

And Last updated on: Friday, 07-Sep-2018 12:22:34 BST