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Duke Of Devonshire, 72 Darnley Road, Hackney E9

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At 38 Darnley Road in 1866. Listed as the Devonshire Arms in the 1901 census. This pub is now closed and converted to residential use (2002). *

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Duke of Devonshire, 72 Darnley Road - in February 2002

Duke of Devonshire, 72 Darnley Road - in February 2002

Kindly provided by Laurel Lahay (taken by James Hancock)

Duke of Devonshire, 72 Darnley Road, E9 - in June 2014

Duke of Devonshire, 72 Darnley Road, E9 - in June 2014

Kindly provided by Tris

Residents at this address.

17th March 1866/Alfred Martin/New Licence granted/../../East London Observer +

1866/Frederick Parker/../../../Middlesex Post Office Directory

13th August 1870/Frederick Parker/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

13th August 1870/Charles Peters/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

January 1871/Charles Peters/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

January 1871/Harriett Peters/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1871/Harriet Peters/Licensed Victualler, Widow/64/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1871/Elizabeth Peters/Daughter in Law/28/Scotland/Census

15th July 1871/Harriet Peters/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

15th July 1871/Charles Peters/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1872/Charles Peters/../../../Kellys Directory

May 1872/Charles Peters/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era

May 1872/Alfred Ingram/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era

May 1873/Alfred Ingram/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

May 1873/William Cresswell/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1874/William Cresswell/../../../Middlesex Post Office Directory

1878/Hy Blyther/../../../Middlesex Post Office Directory

May 1879/P Bates/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

May 1879/T Cannell/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1881/Thomas Cannell/Licensed Victualler, Widow/61/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary Cannell/Daughter, Barmaid/38/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Emily Cannell/Daughter, Barmaid/23/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1881/J W Edmonds/Potman/22/London, Middlesex/Census

My great grandfather Joseph Hall was a publican at the Duke of Devonshire Pub at 72 Darnley Rd. in Hackney for a short period of time. Joseph's brothers (The Halls) had the Admiral Keppel Pub on Hoxton Street in Shoreditch. ***

1891/Joseph Hall/Licensed Victualler/30/Paddington, London/Census ***
1891/Annie E Hall/Wife/23/Paddington, London/Census
1891/William F Hall/Son/4/Hackney, London/Census
1891/George Hall/Son/3/Leighton, Essex/Census
1891/Rose Hall/Daughter/2/Leighton, Essex/Census
1891/Ada M Hall/Daughter/4 months/Hackney, London/Census
1891/? Hall/Sister/28/S Newington, London/Census
1891/John Clifford/Potman/10 ?/Norwood, London/Census
1891/Susannah Janes/General Servant/26/London/Census

1894/Joseph Hall/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1896/Joseph Charles Schleicker/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Ernest Pryer/../../../Hackney Street Directory ***

1899/William Denney/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/William Denney/Licensed Victualler/29/Islington, London/Census
1901/Maud Denney/Wife/23/Stratford, Essex/Census
1901/Hilda Denney/Daughter/2/Hackney, London/Census
1901/Alice Hodges/Barmaid/22/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Emma Oakley/Servant/23/Glemsford, Suffolk/Census
1901/George Neale/Potman/20/Mile End, London/Census

My great uncle, George Holford first appears in the phone book at the Duke of Devonshire in 1910 - the same detail as in the Post Office directory. He is listed all the way through until 1940. This is quite remarkable as he died on 28th December 1928! However the site shows that his widow continued as the licensee (Ellen Louise Holford). She remarried (third marriage) in 1941 and obviously gave up the pub. **

The Duke of Devonshire must have given a good living because he left �5,750 which is the present day equivalent of about �260,000. My dad remembers his uncle as being the affluent business man who overshadowed his own dad (Ernest Holford) who was licensee of less successful pubs.  **

Shoreditch Observer August 1908 - Transfer of Licences:
Duke of Devonshire, Darnley road, William James Anthony Denney to George Holford

1910/George Holford/../../../Post Office Directory

1914/George Holford/../../../Post Office Directory

1915/George Holford/../../../Post Office Directory

1934/Mrs Ellen L Holford/../../../Kelly's

1938/Mrs Ellen L Holford/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Thos W Cole & J W C Lynch/../../../Post Office Directory

1988 - 90/Gentlerose Ltd/../../../Watney Truman publicans list

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* Provided By Stephen Harris

*+ Provided By Tris

** Provided By Peter Holford

*** Provided By Laurel Lahay

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