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Prince of Hesse, 4 Fieldgate street, Whitechapel E1

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Address formerly given as 30 Fieldgate Street. This pub is now demolished. ** Closed in March 1960

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Prince of Hesse, 4 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel E1

Prince of Hesse, 4 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel E1

Residents at this address.

1825/Mr. Richard Epps/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1833-34/Susan Phillips, Prince of Hesse, 30 Fieldgate street, Whitechapel/../../Pigot's Directory

1839/William Read/../../../Pigots Directory

1841/W Read/../../../Post Office Directory

1842/George Hughes/../../../Robson’s Directory **

1843/George Hughes/../../../Kellys Directory

1848/George Hughes/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/George Hughes/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/William Sheffield/Licensed Victualler/28/Aldgate, London/Census
1851/Susannah Sheffield/Wife/27/Holborn, London/Census
1851/Elizabeth Sheffield/Daughter/1 month/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1851/Ellen Sheffield/Sister, Barmaid/30/Aldgate, London/Census
1851/Susannah Bayley/House Servant/33/Rickenhall, Suffolk/Census
1851/Frederick Bate/House Servant/18/Ireland/Census

1856/W T Sheffield/../../../Post Office Directory

May 1859/William Thomas Sheffield, deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

May 1859/to his widow Susannah Sheffield/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

July 1862/Joseph Webster and Charles Arnold/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

July 1862/William Rippin/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1863/William Ripper/../../../Lloyds Weekly Newspaper *

4th October 1863 - William Ripper, Prince of Hesse, Fieldgate Street [and many others] is charged with having in their possession weights, scales and pewter measures of an illegal standard; and charged 30 shillings. *

September 1864/William Rippin/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

September 1864/Carsten Olandt/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

November 1866/John David Gibb/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

November 1866/Eugene Nicholas Vignes/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1869/Eugene Vignes/../../../Post Office Directory

1869/Eugene Nicholas Vignes/../../../London Gazette, 7 January 1870 **

November 1868/Eugene Nicholas Vignes/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

November 1868/Robert Thomas West/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1873/Robert West/../../../Post Office Directory **

23rd May 1874/Robert Thomas West/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

23rd May 1874/John Bell/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

July 1877/John Bell/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

July 1877/Frederick Hofsommer/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

October 1877/Frederick Hofsommer/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

October 1877/Mary Ann Hoffsommer, widow of late tenant/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

March 1879/Mary Ann Hoffsommer/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

March 1879/Jacob Genz/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1881/Richard Cooper/Licensed Victualler/40/St Lukes, Middlesex/Census
1881/Rosena Cooper/Wife/38/St Georges, Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary Haleybone/General Servant/16/St Georges, Middlesex/Census
1881/Emma Parker/General Servant/17/Greenwich, Kent/Census
1881/Alfred Beaumont/Potman/22/Mile End Old Town, Middlesex/Census

1884/Richard Cooper/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Richard Cooper/Licensed Victualler/50/St Lukes, Middlesex/Census
1891/Rosina Cooper/Wife/48/St Georges, Middlesex/Census
1891/Sarah A Matlock/Servant/22/../Census
1891/Alice Mascall/Servant/24/Canning Town, Essex/Census
1891/Walter Wilson/Potman/30/Waltham Abbey/Census

1902/Harry Taylor/../../../Post Office Directory **

1910/Frederick Stanley Reeder/../../../London Street Directory **

1915/Morris Wineglass/../../../London Street Directory **

1921/Morris Wineglass/../../../London Street Directory **

1934 - 1936/Wineglass/../../../Leasehold

1934/Morris Wineglass/../../../Kellys Directory


1938/Joseph Magnus/../../../Post Office Directory

1938 - 1945/S Goldstein/../../../Leasehold

1944/Sol Goldstein/../../../Post Office Directory

The licensee of the Kings Head at 128 Commercial Road was my dad, Sam Sternshine, who was the licencee from 1960-1972. Prior to that he was the licencee of the Prince of Hesse at 4 Fieldgate street having taken over from my grandfather, Sol Goldstein. *+

1946 - 1959/S Sternshine/../../../Leasehold

+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

* Provided By Ken Ripper

*+ Provided By Chris Sternshine

** Provided By Stephen Harris

And Last updated on: Thursday, 10-Oct-2019 13:28:23 BST