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Freemasons Arms, 45 Pereira Street, Bethnal Green E1

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Existed from at least 1827. The address of this pub was formerly given as 48 Duke Street (until at least 1872). **

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1827/Frederick Statham, Free Masons Arms, Duke street, Bethnal green/../../Pigots Directory

1827/Hugh Jones/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1828/Hugh Jones / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records held at London Metropolitan Archives **

1833-34/Hugh Jones, Freemasons Arms, Duke street, Bethnal green/../../Pigots Directory

48 Duke street
1851/Edward Jacobs/Licensed Victualler/50/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1851/Mary Jacobs/Wife/48/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1851/Mary Jacobs/Daughter/15/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1851/Edward Jacobs/Son/11/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1851/Catharine Jacobs/Daughter/9/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1851/Mary Brand/Servant/40/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1851/John James/../2/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census

1852/J Jacobs/../../../Post Office Directory **

September 1857/Joseph Jacobs/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

September 1857/James Lamb/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

September 1860/James Lamb/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

September 1860/Richard Morley/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

November 1867/Richard Morley/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

November 1867/James William Blake/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

16th May 1868/James William Blake/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

16th May 1868/John Frederick Edwards/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1871/Edward Birch/Licensed Victualler/52/Margate/Census
1871/Elizabeth Spark/Housekeeper/40/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1871/George Needham/Barman/32/Hackney, Middlesex/Census

1872/E Birch/../../../Brabner’s Hackney Directory **

1874/E Burch/../../../H D Miles’ London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers Directory **

Louis Serth is listed in 1891 at The Freemasons Arms 45 Pereira Street Bethnal Green; (with name spelt wrong) Louis SEITH with wife Emily Ann plus their 7 children were living there. *

1891/Louis Serth/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Louis Serth/Publican/56/Germany/Census *
1891/Emily A Serth/Wife/44/Southwark, London/Census
1891/Emily C Serth/Daughter/21/Southwark, London/Census
1891/Edward E L Serth/Son/20/Southwark, London/Census
1891/Rosetta Serth/Daughter/18/Southwark, London/Census
1891/Jessie E Serth/Daughter/16/Southwark, London/Census
1891/Josiah C Serth/Son/10/Rotherhithe, London/Census
1891/Alfred G P Serth/Son/9/Rotherhithe, London/Census
1891/Ruby Serth/Daughter/2/Kent/Census

On the 23 Dec 1892 Louis aged 58 years died while fishing on the river Lea near Spring Hill road, he drowned when the river bank gave way, his death certificate does not mention the Freemason Arms as there was an inquest into the death , so no home address nor family members are mentioned on his death certificate. But on the Probate Calendar Index in 1893, we found " Louis Serth Licensed Victuller of the Freemasons Arms Pereira Street death by Drowning" is mention in the records. *

Louis Serth's death/ Inquest was in a local news paper with the Headline (with wrong date of death) : " Fatal Fishing Trip On Boxing Day" Louis Serth proprietor of the Freemasons Arms Pereira Street. The London Gazette 13 June 1893 also mentioned Louis Serth of the Freemasons Arms (this was just sorting out his estate/will etc ). *

1893/Louis Serth of the "Freemasons Arms" Pereira street Whitechapel Middlesex licensed victualler died 23 December 1892 by drowning in the River Lea Middlesex Probate London 29 January to Emily Ann Serth widow and John Putley packing case maker Effects £1296 4s 8d resworn 1893 £53 18s 8d/Probate

Louis Serth was originally from Germany and the first record of him was on the 1861 census a single man working as a Furrier South of the Thames in Southwark & Bermondsey area; where he and his wife Emily Ann had many different addresses. His Widow Emily Ann Serth and the 7 kids moved out of the Freemasons Arms, sometime before 1895. By the 1901 census widow Emily Ann Serth and daughter were running a Beer house called The CROWN BEER HOUSE 129 Hamilton Road, Norwood SE27. *

1895/Thomas E Ives/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Charles Walter Leighton/../../../Post Office Directory

In 1901, John William Marsh is a licensed victualler & Grocer at 96 Moray Road, Tollington Park -  in Islington

1910/John William Marsh/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/John William Marsh/Licensed Victualler/47/Cambridge/Census ***
1911/Amy Marsh/Wife/39/Lewes, Sussex/Census
1911/Henry George Marsh/Son/11/London/Census
1911/Elsie Amelia Marsh/Daughter/10/London/Census
1911/Walter carter/Nephew, Manager Public House/28/Edmonton/Census

1915/James Spurgin/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/George James Northwood/../../../Post Office Directory

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