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Bethnal Green pub history index
Existed from at least 1861. The Bee Hive address changes between 1899 and the 1901 census from 11 Jane Street to 22 Venice Street.
Historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels.
Residents at this address.
1861/Ann Collins/Head, Widow/54/Wales/Census
1861/Mary Ann Wyatt/Niece/7/Wales/Census
1869/Ernest Cording/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *+
1872/E Calding/../../../Brabner’s Hackney Directory **
1881/Ernest Cording/Beer House Keeper/64/Hanover/Census
1881/Caroline Cording/Wife/50/Welshpool, Montgomery, Wales/Census
1881/Ernest Cording/Son, Sorter G P Office/23/Bristol St Michael/Census
1881/Henry Cording/Son, Assistant/18/Mile End, Middlesex/Census
1881/Herbert Cording/Son/13/Old Ford, Middlesex/Census
1882/Ernest Cording/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's Directory
1891/Hy John Clark/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory
1891/Henry Clarke/BeerHouse Keeper/31/Hackney, London/Census
1891/Rachel Clarke/Wife/30/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Henry Clarke/Son/9/Hackney, London/Census
1891/Rachel Clarke/Daughter/8/Stoke Newington, London/Census
1891/Eliza Clarke/Daughter/7/Stoke Newington, London/Census
1891/Albert Clarke/Son/4/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Claud Clarke/Son/2/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Walter Clarke/Son/9 months/Bethnal Green, London/Census
The reference to ‘Venice Street Somerford Street’ interests me, because in the previous census in 1891 the family of the above mentioned Lydia Annie Jenkins (future wife of James Brierley) were living at 34 Somerford Street, Bethnal Green.
On that same census page there is a “Beer House Keeper”, Thomas P Rendell & wife, at 28 Somerford Street – I see he is mentioned on your site at that address, although no name for that pub? *
1895/James Brierley/Beer Retailer, 11 Jane Street/../../Kelly's Directory
1899/James Brierley/Beer Retailer, 11 Jane Street/../../Kelly's Directory
1901/James Brierley/Beer House Keeper/36/Shoreditch, London/Census *
1901/Matilda E Brierley/Wife/31/St Georges East, London/Census
James Brierley is at the Rose & Crown, Torriano Street by 1910. *
1910/George Moore/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's Directory
1911/Harold S Cloake/Beer Retailer/42/Sussex/Census
1911/Louisa Cloake/Wife, Assistant/29/Huntington/Census
1914/James Bird/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's Directory
1915/William Knight/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *+
1921/Henry K Jones/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's Directory
* Provided By Barry Brown
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** Provided By Stephen Harris