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Maid & Magpie, 237 & 239 Oxford Street, Mile End E1

The Maid and Magpie, Wellington place, Stepney in 1855, and rebuilt about this time. Address earlier given as 18 Wellington Place; and at 239 Oxford Street by the 1871 census. ** The 1872 license transfer describes the address as the Maid and Magpie, Oxford street, late Wellington street.

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1827/George Gissing / Formerly Victualler, now Out-of-Business /../../London Gazette, 22 June 1827 **

1833-34/Robert Threadgold, Maid & Magpie, Wellington street, Stepney/../../Pigots Directory

1833/James Flack / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **
1833/William George / Manager /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey
1833/Susannah George / Manager’s Wife /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey

1842/William George/../../../Robson’s Directory **

1848/William George/../../../Post Office Directory *+

November 1849/William George/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

November 1849/John Newport/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1851/John Newport/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Thomas Milstead/Publican (Widower)/44/Canterbury, Kent/Census *+
1851/Elizabeth Milstead/Daughter/18/London/Census
1851/Emma Milstead/Daughter/13/London/Census
1851/William Milstead/Son/11/London/Census
1851/John Field/Servant/55/Kent/Census

January 1855/to Thomas Milsted after old house pulled down and a new and improved house built on the same site./ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era

1856/Thomas Milsted/../../../Post Office Directory *

An ancestor by marriage was John Frederick Homer, and he was Victualler at the 'Graice and Magpie', Wellington Place, Stepney in the 1861 census. Mary Ann Homer, his wife, was born Mary Ann Keymer, a daughter of Abraham Keymer of the City of Paris, Bethnal Green. *

1861/John F Homer/Victualler/29/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census *
1861/Mary A Homer/Wife/27/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1861/John J Homer/Son/3/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1861/Mary A E Homer/Daughter/1/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1861/Infant Homer/Son/under 1 month/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1861/Mary A Gotterl/Nurse (Monthly)/52/Taunton, Somerset/Census
1861/Mary Hornett/Housemaid/26/Ireland/Census
1861/Sarah Carter/Nursemaid/15/Blomsbury, Middlesex/Census
1861/Annie Nesbit/Barmaid/15/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1861/John Neal/Potman/22/Lammeth, Norfolk/Census

1856/John Frederick Homer/../../../Post Office Directory *

1871/John F Homer/Licensed Victualler/42/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census *
1871/Mary Ann Homer/Wife/40/Shoreditch, Middlesex/Census
1871/John James Homer/Son/13/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1871/Mary A E Homer/Daughter/11/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1871/Walter Fk Homer/Son/10/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1871/Clara Elizth Homer/Daughter/8/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1871/Alice Maria Homer/Daughter/6/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1871/Abrm Wm Homer/Son/4/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1871/Helena Isbla Homer/Daughter/2/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1871/Henry Thomas Homer/Son/1/Stepney, Middlesex/Census
1871/Harriett Scales/Domestic Servant/30/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1871/Elizth Scales/Nursemaid/24/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1871/Thomas Gally/Potman/17/Braintree, Essex/Census

January 1872/John Frederick Homer/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

January 1872/Henry John Homer/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1877/Hy. John Homer/../../../P.O. Directory **

March 1877/Henry John Homer/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

By 1881 the Homer family were at the Tiger, Camberwell Green. Mary Ann Homer, his first wife had died by this time, and John Frederick had remarried. *

March 1877/Richard Henry Lewis/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1882/Richard Henry Lewis/../../../Post Office Directory *+

1884/Richard H Lewis/../../../Post Office Directory

1889/Richard Hy. Lewis/../../../P.O. Directory **

1891/Richard Henry Lewis/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/Richd. Hy. Lewis & Sons/../../../Post Office Directory **

1899/Richard Henry Lewis & Sons/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Richard H Lewis/Licensed Victualler, Widow/66/Hayes, Middlesex/Census
1901/Sophia Lewis/Mother, Widow/91/London/Census
1901/Richard Lewis/Son, Barman/36/Hackney, London/Census
1901/Joseph J Woodcock/Barman/24/Homerton, London/Census
1901/Henry A Hare/Barman/26/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Samuel Shawl/Potman/24/Bradford, Yorks/Census
1901/Bessie G Johnson/Housekeeper, Widow/51/Weymouth, Dorset/Census
1901/Rosetta M Brian/General Servant/21/Poplar, London/Census

1910/Richard Henry Lewis/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Richard Henry Lewis/Licensed Victualler/77/Hayes, Middlesex/Census
1911/Rachel Lewis/Wife, Assistant/39/Stepney, London/Census
1911/Claude Richard H Lewis/Son/6/Brockley, London/Census
1911/Christopher R Lu Ord/Nephew/20/Stepney, London/Census
1911/Charles S Stewart/Barman, Potman/25/Hoxton, London/Census
1911/Mary Ann Monk/Servant/28/Poplar, London/Census

For at least 27 years up to his death in December 2011, my grandfather Richard Henry Lewis was the licensee of the Maid and Magpie, 237-239 Oxford Street, Stepney, Middlesex. Eighteen Months after his death my grandmother remarried and gave her profession as a licensed victualler of the same address. Her married name was now Rachel Hanlon, can anyone tell me how long she held the licensed and who was the owner of the Public House . ***

1915/Jack Sugarman/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Solomon Goldstein/../../../Post Office Directory

In 1921 census at 237, Oxford Street, Mile End Old Town
Louis Bloomfield, Licensed Victualler, aged 26 years 10 months and born in Stepney, London

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