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Lord Nelson, 49 Half Nichols Street, Bethnal Green E2

Bethnal Green pub history index

Existed from at least 1807. It is very likely that this pub was demolished in the slum clearances of the Old Nichol district in the 1890s. In the 1882 directory this address is listed as at 1 Trafalgar Street, Half Nichol Street; The address is given as Sarah Street, Halfe Nicholls Street in the 1807 Sun Fire Office insurance record. *

Historical London public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels.

Residents at this address.

1807/Ransom Bell / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at London Metropolitan Archives **

1842/Thos. Turner/../../../Robson’s Directory **

1843/Charles Saffrey / Formerly Licensed Victualler /../../London Gazette, 16 June 1843 **

1848/Joseph Perry/../../../Post Office Directory *

1850/Joseph Perry /../../../P.O. Directory **

7 Trafalgar Street :
1851/Mary A Perry/Licensed Victualler, Widow/44/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1851/Mary A Perry/Daughter, Barmaid/24/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1851/Joseph Perry/Son, Writing Clerk/17/Newington, Middlesex/Census
1851/Eliza Perry/Daughter/10/Newington, Middlesex/Census

January 1854/Mary Ann Perry/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

January 1854/John Thomas/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1856/John Thomas/../../../Post Office Directory

September 1860/John Thomas/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

September 1860/William King/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

Lord Nelson, 7 Trafalgar Street :
1861/William King/Licensed Victualler/28/Bethnal Green/Census
1861/Eliza King/Wife/27/Bethnal Green/Census
1861/William King/Son/1/Haggerston/Census
1861/Samul Turner/Boarder, Cabinet Maker/44/Shoreditch/Census
1861/John Bedwath/Servant/30/Bethnal Green/Census
1861/Jane Bedwath/Servant/15/Bethnal Green/Census

1869/William King/../../../Post Office Directory

November 1868/William King/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

November 1868/James Brown/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

7 Trafalgar Street :
1871/Henry Chapman/Licensed Victualler/34/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1871/Martha Chapman/Wife/31/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1871/Walter Chapman/Son/7/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1871/Martha Chapman/Daughter/10/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1871/Emma Chapman/Daughter/6/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1871/Henry Chapman/Son/4/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1871/Elizabeth Chapman/Daughter/2/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census

August 1871/Henry Chapman/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era

August 1871/George Stebbing/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era

1872/G Stebbing /../../../Brabner’s Hackney Directory **

1874/G Stebbing/../../../H D Miles London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers Directory **

January 1874/George Stebbing/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

January 1874/John Mills/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

March 1879/John Mills/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

March 1879/John Hutton/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1881/John Mills/Licensed Victualler/33/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Rebecca Mills/Wife/31/St George E, Middlesex/Census
1881/John Mills/Son/8/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Hannah Mills/Daughter/5/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Jane Mills/Daughter/3/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Richard Mills/Son/3 months/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/James Newberry/Potman/29/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1881/Robert Shirt/Lodger, Traveller/30/Mile End, Middlesex/Census

1882/John Hatton/../../../Post Office Directory

My Great grandfather, John Asser, was landlord at the Lord Nelson. His brothers Samuel and Stephen had the Queens Hotel, Victoria Park and the Royal Oak, Victoria Park. I have this information after researching my family tree. Their father (I think) lived at 25 White Post Lane, Grange House, Bow - The Lord Napier. ***

1891/John Asser/Licensed Victualler/42/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Anne Asser/Wife/40/Norfolk/Census
1891/Hannah Asser/Daughter/13/Hackney Wick, London/Census
1891/John Asser/Son/13/Hackney Wick, London/Census
1891/Flora Asser/Daughter/10/Hackney Wick, London/Census
1891/May Asser/Daughter/9/Hackney Wick, London/Census
1891/Rose Asser/Daughter/8/Hackney Wick, London/Census
1891/George Asser/Son/6/Hackney Wick, London/Census
1891/Lilly Asser/Daughter/3/Hackney Wick, London/Census
1891/Albert Asser/Son/5 months/Hackney Wick, London/Census

The 1891 directory shows John Asser listed at the Lord Nelson, 1 Trafalgar Street

1891/John Asser/../../../Post Office Directory


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