Ben Johnson, 2 Westmorland Buildings, Aldersgate EC1

Aldersgate pubs history index

The Ben Johnsons Head existed from at least 1791. It was the Ben Jonson's Head in 1841 and earlier, latterly shortened to Ben Johnson. *

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

1791/Robert Dawson/victualler, Ben Johnsons Head/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1797/James Hunter/victualler, Ben Johnsons Head/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1818/Richard Smith / Victualler/../../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1833-34/Henry Worrall, Ben Jonsons Head, 2 Westmoreland Buildings, Aldersgate/../../Pigots Directory

1839/Charles Cozens/../../../Pigot's Directory *

1841/Ch Cozens/../../../Post Office Directory

1842/Charles Cozens/../../../Robson�s Directory **

1848/Sam Box/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/Sam Box/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/John Thorrington/Licensed Victualler/43/Brentford, Middlesex/Census
1851/Sarah Thorrington/Wife/40/St Georges Fields, Surrey/Census
1851/Samuel Thorrington/Son/10/City of London/Census
1851/Mary Ann Thorrington/Daughter/4/City of London/Census
1851/Sophia Thorrington/Daughter/1/City of London/Census
1851/William Thorrington/Son/6/City of London/Census
1851/Maria Allen/House Servant/26/City of London/Census
1851/John Percival/House Servant/20/City of London/Census
1851/William Hatton/Lodger, Plumber/51/Lancashire/Census

1856/John Thorrington/../../../Post Office Directory

The licence was transferred to Henry Hastilow in February 1860. Unfortunately he didn’t run the pub for long as he died on 30th March. Before that he was at the Two Brewers, licence was transferred from Thomas Hastilow. ***

Morning Advertiser 20 February 1860 - Transfer of Licences ***
Ben Johnson, Westmoreland buildings, John Thorrington to Henry Hastilow

1861/George Drake/Licensed Victualler/31/Bath, Somerset/Census
1861/Mary Drake/Wife/31/Bath, Somerset/Census
1861/Mary M Drake/Daughter/4/Bishopsgate Without, Middlesex/Census
1861/Jane E Drake/Daughter/2/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1861/Wilson H Drake/Son/8 months/St Botolph, Middlesex/Census
1861/Edmund Myles/Porter/20/Kempsey, Worcester/Census
1861/Sarah E Ashford/General Servant/17/St Lukes, Middlesex/Census

1862/George Drake/../../../Post Office Directory

1869/John Shrubsall/../../../Post Office Directory

December 1870/J Shrubshall/Outgoing Licensee/../../London City Press

December 1870/A Sargent and J S Sargent/Incoming Licensee/../../London City Press

1871/Alfred Sargent/Licensed Victualler/26/Stoke Newington, Middlesex/Census
1871/Sidney Sargent/Brother, Licensed Victualler/25/Stoke Newington, Middlesex/Census
1871/Angelina Amass/Barmaid/20/Ipswich, Suffolk/Census
1871/James Hall/Potman/20/Cripplegate, city of London/Census
1871/Ann Cousins/Aunt, House Keeper, Widow/52/Hereford City/Census

1881/Stratford W Reddall/Licensed Victualler/38/Leeds Mavey, York/Census
1881/Louisa Reddall/Wife/49/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1881/Sarah F Hemsley/Step Daughter/23/Kensington, Surrey/Census
1881/Stratford Reddall/Son/9/Peckham, Surrey/Census
1881/Walter Reddall/Son/7/Dalston, Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary A Guyton/Domestic Servant/35/Lakenham, Norfolk/Census
1881/John Beales/Potman/18/Aylesbury, Buckingham/Census

1882/Stratford William Reddall/../../../Post Office Directory *

1884/S W Reddall/../../../Post Office Directory

1886/Henry Eason/../../../Business Directory of London **

1891/Herbert William Case/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Frederick Downs/Publican/36/Besthorp, Norfolk/Census
1891/Chas Downs/Brother, Publican/37/Besthorp, Norfolk/Census
1891/Eliza Downs/Sister in Law/36/Royston, Cambridgeshire/Census
1891/Chas Downs/Nephew/3/Battersea, London/Census
1891/Adelaide G Downs/Niece/1/Battersea, London/Census

1895/Lewis Harcourt Runnacles/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Arthur Jared/../../../Post Office Directory *

1901/John Banks/Licensed Victualler/25/Shoreditch/Census
1901/Rose Banks/Wife/26/Lambeth/Census
1901/Mrs Saunders/Cook, Widow/36/Hammersmith/Census

1906/Minnie Plummer/../../../Morris� Business Directory of London **

1910/Albert Edward Griffiths/../../../Post Office Directory

1915/Francis Dacres Byng/../../../Post Office Directory *

* Provided By Ewan

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Corinne Hastilow

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