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Old Blind Beggar, 1 Green Street, Bethnal Green E2

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Existed from at least 1793. This is a rather complicated situation. There was a pub called the Old Blind Beggar at the southern end of the Green by 1664 and it was still present (now at 1 Green Street) in 1829. In 1852 there was a pub at the same address (and presumably the same physical location) called the Falcon but by 1881 it was again called the Old Blind Beggar. The pub was re-built in 1887 and survived until at least 1941, again as the Falcon by 1899, but is now gone. [Green Street is now the Western half of Roman Road] ** The address for the Falcon, between 1856 to 1869 entries is at 1 Bethnal Green east. *+ It is consistently named as simply the Blind Beggar in the Sun Fire Office insurance records (not the Old Blind Beggar), and is named as the Falcon in all the Post Office directories from 1839 onwards, so it may just be the 1881 census return in which the Old Blind Beggar name makes a reappearance. The address is also given as 1 Victoria Park Square from 1882 onwards (which is what the street along the east side of Bethnal Green was renamed, intersecting with Green Street). *

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Old Blind Beggar :
1793/John Hill/victualler, Blind Beggar/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1809/John Hill, Blind Beggar, Bethnal green/../../Holdens Directory

1817/Elizabeth Jones / Widow /../../Sun Fire Office Records, held at Guildhall Library **

1821/Thomas Vickers / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office Records, held at Guildhall Library **

1822/John Effland / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office Records, held at Guildhall Library **

Blind Beggar :
1832/Griff Griffiths, Blind Beggar, East side Bethnal green/../../Robsons Directory

1833/Griff Griffiths, Blind Beggar, East side Bethnal green/../../Pigots Directory

1839/William South /../../../Pigot’s Directory **

1841/William South/../../../P.O. Directory **

At the Turks Head, Bethnal Green between 1831 and 1834. In 1836, James Punt is at the Dunstans Arms, East road, City road; By 1837, James Punt appears to be at the Coach & Horses, 120 St John street road for a couple of years, and then followed by the George the Fourth, Copenhagen street again briefly. In 1843, James Punt senior, is at the Prince of Wales, 22 East Road, City Road. In 1848, he is the incoming licensee for the Holywell, at 165 Shoreditch High street;

In the 1843 directory, James Punt junior is at the Falcon, Bethnal Green, see the Old Blind Beggar for more detail! In 1843, a James Punt applies for a license for a house in east Smithfield opposite to St Katherines Docks, the Dock Tavern (he is mentioned as James Punt junior), and he is here for about eight years, and then the Gentleman & Porter, 48 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch in about 1855 where he morts, and leaves the pub to his wife Marianne Punt.

1842/James Punt/../../../Robson’s Directory **

1843/James Punt jun, Falcon, Bethnal Green east side/../../Kellys Directory

1844/John Bentley/../../../Thompson’s Directory **

1866/Jas. Macaire/../../../P.O. Directory **

1872/J Macaire/../../../Brabner’s Hackney Directory **

1852/John William Bentley/../../../Watkins Directory **

1856/John William Bentley/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/James I Macaire/Licensed Victualler/39/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census *+
1861/Elizabeth Macaire/Wife/37/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/James I Macaire/Son/14/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Elizabeth Macaire/Daughter/13/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Mary Ann Macaire/Daughter/11/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Henry Macaire/Son/9/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/George Macaire/Son/7/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1861/Fanny Macaire/Daughter/5/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1861/Alfred Macaire/Son/3/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1861/James Morris/Potman/19/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census

1869/James Macaire/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/James Macaire/Licensed Victualler, Widow/50/Bethnal Green/Census
1871/Elizabeth Macaire/Daughter/20/Bethnal Green/Census
1871/Mary A Macaire/Daughter/21/Bethnal Green/Census
1871/Henry Macaire/Son/19/Bethnal Green/Census
1871/George Macaire/Son/17/Hoxton/Census
1871/Fanny Macaire/Daughter/15/Hoxton/Census
1871/Alfred Macaire/Son/13/Hoxton/Census
1871/Sarah Macaire/Niece/10/Forest Gate, Essex/Census
1871/Henry Macaire/Nephew/6/Forest Gate, Essex/Census
1871/Elizabeth Butler/Domestic Servant/64/Deptford/Census
1871/Eliza Bradly/General Servant/33/Bethnal Green/Census

Old Blind Beggar :
1881/George Buttler/Licensed Victualler/54/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Sarah Buttler/Daughter, Barmaid/30/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Emily Buttler/Daughter, Barmaid/24/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/John Buttler/Son, Barman/21/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/George Buttler/Son/14/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Emma Lock/General Servant/34/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Joseph Walker/Potman/21/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Abraham Brown/Potman/19/Marylebone, Middlesex/Census
1881/Kate Allen/Barmaid/19/Lee, Kent/Census
1881/Agnes Watson/Barmaid/19/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census

1882/George Butler/../../../Post Office Directory *

1884/George Butler/Falcon/../../Post Office Directory **

1895/Thomas Nosworthy/../../../Post Office Directory *

Between May and Octobet 1900, James Knope is at the Greyhound, 71 Balls pond road, Islington according to license transfers

1899/Jas Knope/../../../Post Office Directory **

1901/James Knope/Licensed Victualler/40/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Alice Knope/Wife/40/Kingsland, London/Census
1901/Alice E Knope/Daughter/19/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Lilian Knope/Daughter/18/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Arthur Pitch/Barman/27/Romford, Essex/Census
1901/Eliza Murphy/General Servant/26/Mile end, Middlesex/Census

1905/James Knope, 1 Victoria park square E & 1 Green street, Bethnal green/../../Post Office Directory ***

1910/James Knope, 1 Victoria park square E & 1 Green street, Bethnal green/../../Post Office Directory ***

1911/James Knope/licensed victualler/50/Shoreditch, London/Census ***
1911/Alice Knope/Wife, assistant/50/Kingsland, London/Census
1911/Sidney George Godfrey/Barman/28/Wyndham, Norfolk/Census
1911/Elizabeth Murphy/Servant/37/Bethnal Green, London/Census

By 1924, James Knope is at the Norman Hotel, Norman road, Hastings. In 1915 he is at the Builders Arms, 52 Dame Street, Islington

1914/Herbert Chas Mayes/../../../Post Office Directory **

1915/Herbert Chas Mayes/../../../Post Office Directory **

1921/Albert E Barnes/../../../Hughes Directory **

1923/Robert James Burt/../../../Post Office Directory **

1927/Robert James Burt/../../../Post Office Directory *

1934/Fras J Dolan/../../../Kelly's

1938/John James Turner/../../../Post Office Directory *

1940/Jn J Turner/../../../Post Office Directory **

1941/Jn J Turner/../../../Post Office Directory **

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