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King George, 25 Burr Street, Lower East Smithfield, E1

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The King George existed from at least 1788 as the Kings Arms. Sometimes listed as 25 Nightingale Lane, and aka Ship King George. The 1802 to the 1827 entries are for the Kings Arms, which appear to be the same unless proven otherwise. It is a coffee house in 1921.

Residents at this address.

10 April 1788 / Insured: Martha Staples, the Kings Arms, the corner of Nightingale Lane, Burr Street, victualler/../../Sun Fire Insurance records at the LMA

14 April 1791 / Insured: Martha Staples, Kings Arms, Burr Street, victualler - Other property or occupiers: 11 Nightingale Lane, near Burr Street (Thomas Staples, butcher)/../../Sun Fire Insurance records at the LMA

The Oak Lodge meets at the Kings Arms Tavern, East Smithfield, London in 1794

21 June 1802 / Insured: Martha Staples, the Kings Arms, Burr Street, the corner of Nightingale Lane, victualler/../../Sun Fire Insurance records at the LMA

12 October 1803 / Insured: John Chafe, the Kings Arms, corner of Nightingale Lane Burr Street, gent - Other property or occupiers: Martha Staples victualler; 21 Burr Street (Wallis))/../../Sun Fire Insurance records at the LMA

1809/Joseph Ball, victualler, Kings Arms, Burr street, East Smithfield/../../Holdens Directory

31 January 1820 / Insured: James Boyde of the Kings Arms corner of Burr Street Nightingale Lane victualler/../../Sun Fire Insurance records at the LMA

5 April 1824 / Insured: William Brock of the Kings Arms corner of Burr Street Nightingale Lane victualler/../../Sun Fire Insurance records at the LMA

1827/Thomas Baker, Kings Arms, Nightingale lane/../../Pigots Directory

30 October 1828 / Insured: George Cox 25 Burr Street victualler Other property or occupiers: 24 Burr Street; 26 and 27 Nightingale Lane; 22 Queen Ann Street, Limehouse/../../Sun Fire Insurance records at the LMA

1829/John Peck, King George, Nightingale lane, East Smithfield/../../../Robsons Directory

1832/John Peck, King George, Nightingale lane, East Smithfield/../../../Robsons Directory

1833-34/Jno Peek, King George, 25 Burr street, East Smithfield/../../Pigots Directory

1839/Hugh McMillan/../../../Pigots Directory **

13 November 1840/Insured: Hugh McMillan of The King George Burr Street Wapping victualler/../Sun Fire Insurance records held at the L M A

1841/Hugh McMillan/../../../P.O. Directory **

1841/Abraham Soesman/Publican/42/Middlesex/Census
1841/Mary Soesman/../42/Middlesex/Census
1841/Caroline Soesman/../15/Middlesex/Census

1842/Abraham Soesman, King George, Burr street & Nightingale lane, Lower East Smithfield/../../Robsons Directory **

1848/Edward Mannakee/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/Edward Mannakee/../../../Post Office Directory

1856/John Rix/../../../Post Office Directory

Morning Advertiser 18 January 1859 - Licence transfers :
King George, Burr street, John Rix, deceased, to his widow, Emily Newyear Rix

1861/Emily Rix/Publican, Widow/48/Norwich, Norfolk/Census
1861/Blofield S Rix/Son/25/Diss, Norfolk/Census
1861/Charles Rix/Son, Barman/20/Diss, Norfolk/Census
1861/William A Rix/Brother, Seaman/51/Norfolk/Census
1861/Kate Fitzgerald/Servant/22/Ireland/Census
1861/Thos W ??/Grandson/4/Aldgate, Middlesex/Census

1864/Mrs Emily Rix/../../../Post Office Directory

July 1865/Emily Newyear Rix/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

July 1865/Charles John Rix/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1869/Charles John Rix/../../../Post Office Directory

November 1868/Charles John Rex, deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

November 1868/Jane Rex, widow and administratrix of Charles John Rex, deceased, late occupier/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

January 1870/James Lawson/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

January 1870/John Thomas Smith/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1871/John T Smith/Licensed Victualler/30/St Giles, Middlesex/Census
1871/Arabella Smith/Wife/29/Granton, Bucks/Census

21st October 1871/John Thomas Smith/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

21st October 1871/Henry Gordon/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1891/Alfred H Hoare/Public House Manager/24/Islington, London/Census
1891/Emily Hoare/Wife, Public House Manageress/23/Kenwyn, Cornwall/Census
1891/Elizabeth Beavers/Barmaid/20/Wapping, London/Census
1891/Agnes Calman/General Servant/19/Blackwall, London/Census
1891/Herbert J Chambers/Potman/18/Peckham, London/Census

1899/Frederick Munro/../../../Post Office Directory

1900/Albert Henry Montin / Licensed Victualler /../../London Gazette, 14 December 1900 **

1903/Richard Drake/../../../Post Office Directory

1905/Thomas Walter Cotts/../../../Post Office Directory

1908/Thomas Walter Cotts/../../../Post Office Directory

1910/Thomas Walter Cotts/../../../Post Office Directory

1912/Mrs Ethel Mary Key/../../../Post Office Directory

1915/Henry James Barber/../../../Post Office Directory

In 1921 census at 25 Burr Street, St Botolph Without Aldgate
Joseph Johnson, Coffee Housekeeper, aged 50 years 9 months and born Bethnal Green, London, the Employer
Susan Johnson, Wife, Assistant, aged 49 years 8 months and born Bethnal Green, London
John James Johnson, Son, Errand Boy, For Father (J, Johnson), aged 10 years 10 months and born Mile End, London
Phillip Levy, Son-in-law, Tobacco Pipe Maker, Dunhill & Co, aged 27 years 9 months and born Mile End, London
Susana Levy, Daughter, Waitress For Father (J, Johnson), aged 25 years 7 months and born Whitechapel, London


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