Sherwood Arms, 118 Bow Common Lane, Bromley E3

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Sherwood Arms, 118 Bow Common Lane - in 1953 prior to demolition

Sherwood Arms, 118 Bow Common Lane - in 1953 prior to demolition

Kindly provided by Caroline Macdivitt

Residents at this address.

1856/James Henry Burt/../../../Post Office Directory *+

1861/James Burt/Licensed Swindler/39/St Lukes, Middlesex/Census
1861/Caroline Burt/Wife/42/St Georges Square, Middlesex/Census
1861/Alice Ayers/Aunt, Retired Victualler, widow/63/Hambledon, Buckinghamshire/Census
1861/Mary A Holley/Niece/17/Bermondsey, Surrey/Census
1861/Edward Parsney/Servant/15/Buckinghamshire/Census

29th September 1866/James Birt, deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

29th September 1866/Mary Ann Holley/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

26th January 1867/Mary Ann Holley/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

26th January 1867/Richard Agate/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

August 1867/Richard Agate/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

August 1867/Alfred Evans/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1869/Alfred Evans/../../../Post Office Directory

March 1869/Alfred Evans/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

March 1869/Benjamin Grant/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1871/Benjamin Grant/Licensed Victualler/33/Bromley, Middlesex/Census
1871/Francis Grant/Wife/26/Bromley, Middlesex/Census
1871/Benjamin Grant/Son/6/Bromley, Middlesex/Census
1871/Francis Grant/Daughter/4/Bromley, Middlesex/Census
1871/Sarah Grant/Daughter/2/Bromley, Middlesex/Census
1871/Mary Wenzel/General Servant/30/Germany/Census
1871/Hannah Grant/Mother, Widow/54/Warwickshire/Census

1881/James Creagh/Licensed Victualler, Widow/38/London, Middlesex/Census ***
1881/William J Creagh/Son/7/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Kate Creagh/Daughter/4/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Annie G Creagh/Daughter/2/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Alfie Davis/Manager/45/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Eleanor Davis/Visitor/12/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Walter Anderson/Potman/19/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Bridget Cronnin/Housekeeper/42/Ireland/Census

1882/James Creagh/../../../Post Office Directory *+

1885/Creagh James. Personal Estate �486 10s. - 17 November. Administration of the Personal Estate of James Creagh late of "Sherwood Arms" Public House Bow-Common-lane Bromley in the County of Middlesex Licensed Victualler a Widower who died 26 October 1885 at the "Sherwood Arms' was granted at the Principal Registry under the usual Limitations to Catherine Fahay of the "Sherwood Arms" Widow the Grandmother and Guardian of William Creagh Kate Creagh and Anne Gertrude Creagh Minors the Daughters and only Next of Kin./Probate *

6 July 1894/CREAGH James of the "Sherwood Arms" public house Bow-common-lane Bromley Middlesex licensed victualler died 26 October 1885 Administration London 6 July to William James Creagh licensed victualler's manager Effects �486 12s. 9d. Former grant November 1885./Probate *

1891/William James Creagh/../../../Post Office Directory *+

1891/Catherine Fahey/Licensed Victualler, Widow/70/Limerick, Ireland/Census
1891/William Creagh/Grandson/17/St Georges, London/Census
1891/Annie Creagh/Grand Daughter/12/Stepney, London/Census
1891/Kate Creagh/Grand Daughter/14/Shadwell, London/Census
1891/Mary Spry/Barmaid/22/Hackney, London/Census
1891/Maria Montague/General Servant/18/Stepney, London/Census

1895/William James Creagh/../../../Post Office Directory *+

1899/Charles Henry Cayzer/../../../Post Office Directory

My great-grandparents (Albert and Jane Simpson) and grandparents (Adam and Vera Simpson) ran this pub from the early 1900's until it was closed in the 1940's.  I have now managed to obtain a photograph of it in 1953, just before it was demolished to make room for the expansion of the gas works *

1910/Albert Simpson/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Albert Simpson/Licensed Victualler/41/Bethnal Green, London/Census *
1911/Jane Simpson/Wife/38/../Census
1911/Arthur Simpson/Son/3/../Census
1911/William Davis/Potman/64/Bethnal Green, London/Census

1915/Albert Simpson/../../../Post Office Directory *+

1921/Albert Simpson/../../../Post Office Directory

1934/Mrs Jane Sarah Simpson/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/Mrs Jane Sarah Simpson/../../../Post Office Directory

1940/Mrs Jane Sarah Simpson/../../../Post Office Directory *+

+ Provided by Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park

* Provided By Caroline Macdivitt

*+ Provided By Ewan

*** Provided By John Annen


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