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Brown Bear, 139 Leman street, Whitechapel E1

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This pub was present by 1793 and was re-built in 1830. At 89 Leman Street in 1839, 1841 and 1848; and at 77 Leman Street in 1856 & 1871 census

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

Brown Bear, 139 Leman Street, E1 - circa 1930

Brown Bear, 139 Leman Street, E1 - circa 1930

Kindly provided by John Carnaby

Brown Bear, 139 Leman Street, E1 - in January 2008

Brown Bear, 139 Leman Street, E1 - in January 2008

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Brown Bear, 139 Leman Street, E1 - in 2014

Brown Bear, 139 Leman Street, E1 - in 2014

Kindly provided by John Carnaby

Residents at this address.

1802/Mr Carter/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1815/Gahvert Christophffr/Victualler/../../records of Sun Fire Office, held at Guildhall Library **

1816/Gahwert Christophfe/Victualler/../../records of Sun Fire Office, held at Guildhall Library **

1829/Samuel Brantigam/Victualler/../../records of Sun Fire Office, held at Guildhall Library **

1831/Samuel Brantigam & John George Muhm / Publicans /../../London Gazette, 24 June 1831 **

1833-34/Samuel Brantigam/../../../Pigots Directory

1834/Samuel Brantigam / Licensed Victualler /../../London Gazette, 24 June 1834 **

1835/Richard Flack/Victualler/../../records of Sun Fire Office, held at Guildhall Library **

1838/William Pile/Victualler/../../records of Sun Fire Office, held at Guildhall Library **

1839/William Pile/../../../Pigots Directory

1841/William Pile/../../../Post Office Directory

1842/William Pile/../../../Robsonís Directory **

1846/William Brand/../../../Post Office Directory **

1848/William Brand/../../../Post Office Directory *

1850/William Brand/../../../Post Office Directory **

1851/William Brand/../../../Post Office Directory *

1851/William Brand/Licensed Victualler/37/Lavenham, Suffolk/Census *
1851/Mary Ann Brand/Wife/35/Christchurch, Middlesex/Census
1851/Ann Turner/Sister/19/Hornsey, Middlesex/Census
1851/M. A. Turner/Niece/3/Hoxton, Middlesex/Census
1851/Elizh. Jeffery/Bar Maid/22/Great Chesterford, Essex/Census
1851/Fred Bayford/Waiter/24/Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire/Census
1851/Ann Donohue/Servant/21/Stratford, Middlesex/Census

1852/William Brand/../../../Post Office Directory **

1855/William Brand/../../../Post Office Directory **

1856/William Brand/../../../Post Office Directory

May 1859/William Brand/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

May 1859/Henry Dittmar/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1861/Henry Dittmar/Victualler (Widower)/38/Germany/Census *
1861/Elizth. Dittmar/Mother-in-Law (Widow), Housekeeper/61/Germany/Census
1861/Catherine Dittmar/Daughter/11/St Georges in the East, Middlesex/Census
1861/Elizth. Dittmar/Daughter/8/St Georges in the East, Middlesex/Census
1861/Jacob Dittmar/Son/6/St Georges in the East, Middlesex/Census
1861/Frederick Shulse/Barman/21/Germany/Census
1861/Albert Hof/Waiter/23/Germany/Census
1861/Catherine Dibel/Housemaid/20/Germany/Census

1862/Harry Ditmar/../../../Post Office Directory **

August 1866/Margaret Caroline Dittmar/ Outgoing Licensee /../../Morning Advertiser

August 1866/Neclaus Sturcke/ Incoming Licensee /../../Morning Advertiser

1869/Nicholas Sturcke/../../../Post Office Directory **

July 1869/Neclaus Sturcke/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era

July 1869/Henry John William Bose/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era

1870/Henry John William Bose/../../../Post Office Directory **

1871/Henry Bose/Licensed Victualler/28/Germany/Census *
1871/Annie Bose/Wife/28/Germany/Census
1871/Henry Bose/Son/2/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1871/Ludwig Bose/Son/1/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1871/Mary Sulty/General Servant/30/Dublin, Ireland/Census

1874/H J W Bose/../../../H D Miles Directory of Licensed Victuallers **

1875/Henry Jno William Bose/../../../Post Office Directory **

1876/Henry Jno William Bose/../../../Post Office Directory **

19th August 1876/Henry John William Bore/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

19th August 1876/Daniel Zuschleg/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1878/Henry Daniel Zuschlag/../../../P.O. Directory **

1880/Daniel Zuschlag/../../../Post Office Directory **

1881/Daniel Zuschlag/Licensed Victualler/43/Cassel, Hesse-Darmstadt/Census
1881/Gertrude Zuschlag/Wife/32/Prussia/Census
1881/William Rose/Potman And Waiter/47/Prussia/Census
1881/Julia Knaus/General Servant Domestic/15/St Georges East, Middlesex/Census
1881/Otta Clemens/Boarder, Hairdressers Assistant/27/Prussia/Census
1881/Heinrich Keck/Boarder, Bird Fancier/26/Bruswick/Census
1881/Louis Keck/Boarder, Bird Fancier/36/Bruswick/Census
1881/Heinrich Peter/Boarder, Bird Fancier/23/Bruswick/Census
1881/Heinrich Schafer/Boarder, Bird Fancier/52/Hessel Cassel/Census

1882/Daniel Zuschlag/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/D Zuschlag/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/D Zuschlag/../../../Business Directory of London **

1886/Daniel Zuschlag/../../../Post Office Directory **

1893/Mrs Gertrude Zuschlag/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/Mrs Gertrude Fosse/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Mrs Gertrude Fosse/../../../Post Office Directory

1902/Mrs Gertrude Fosse/../../../Post Office Directory

1910/Mrs Adelaide Schaumloeffel/../../../Kellyís Directory **

1911/Jacob Schaumloeffel/../../../London Gazette, 7 March 1911 **

1911/Jacob Schaumloeffel/Licensed Victualler Manager/50/Germany/Census
1911/Adelaide Schaumloeffel/Wife, Assistant/52/Whitechapel, London/Census
1911/William Brookes/Grandson/11/Lambeth, London/Census
1911/Sarah Flannery/Cook/48/Bristol/Census
1911/Henry Arthur Richards/Barman/19/Tottenham, London/Census

I believe that this was the pub my great grandfather helped with a friend to run around 1911. He was not living with his family at the time as he lived in the pub and would send them some wages home to forest gate for the family.
Apparently there used to be a photo of him stood outside this pub in an apron and bowler hat, but this has been mislaid somewhere. As he worked with a friend there we don't believe he was the landlord. My great grandfather was called William Franklin. ***

1915/Joseph Davis/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Joseph Davis/../../../Post Office Directory

1923/Joseph Davis/../../../P.O. Directory **

1923/John Henry Budde/../../../Post Office Directory

1929/Lewis Cohen/../../../Post Office Directory

1934/Herbert William Taylor Wells/../../../Kelly's

1937/Herbert William Taylor Wells/../../../Post Office Directory

1938/Herbert William Taylor Wells/../../../Post Office Directory *

1944/Mrs Annie Fowler/../../../Post Office Directory *

1949/Mrs Annie Fowler/../../../Post Office Directory

1952/Annie Fowler / Widow, Deceased /../../London Gazette, 23 September 1952 **

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* Provided By Ewan

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Vivienne Webster


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