Nags Head, 25 Bow Common Lane, Mile End E3

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In Bromley 1861, 1871 and 1891 census

Nags Head, 25 Bow Common Lane, Mile End

Nags Head, 25 Bow Common Lane, Mile End

Frank & Jessie Quinn behind the bar of the Nags Head, Bow Common Lane

Frank & Jessie Quinn behind the bar of the Nags Head

Both kindly provided by Larry

Residents at this address.

1851/Charles Hindes/Beer Retailer/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Charles Hindes/Beer Seller & Grocer/28/Westleton, Suffolk/Census
1851/Catherine/Mother, Housekeeper/60/Crestfield, Suffolk/Census
1851/George King/Waiter/36/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1851/Elsephiews Ellis/Servant/16/Essex/Census
1851/C C McNab/Visitor, Genmtleman/43/Northfleet, Kent/Census

1856/Thomas Hone/Beer Retailer/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/Prudence Hone/Beer Seller, Widow/56/Worplesdon, Surrey/Census
1861/George Hone/Son, Beer Seller/18/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1861/James Hone/Son/15/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1861/Mary Stevens/Sister/43/Worplesdon, Surrey/Census

1869/Mrs Prudence Hone/Beer Retailer/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Prudence Hone/Mother, Beer House Keeper, Widow/66/Guildford, Surrey/Census
1871/James Hone/Son, Master Blacksmith/25/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1871/Sarah Hone/Sons Wife/20/Pimlico, London/Census
1871/Louisa Crussell/General Servant/16/Essex/Census

1874/Mrs Prudence Hone / Beer Retailer /../../../Post Office Directory **

1878/William Hone / Beer Retailer /../../../P.O. Directory **

1879/William Hone / Beer Retailer /../../../P.O. Directory **

1882/Richard Henry Smith/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *+

1887/Richard Henry Smith / Beer Retailer /../../../P.O. Directory **

1891/Francis Rands/Beer Retailer/../../P.O. Directory

1891/Francis Rands/Beer House Keeper, Widow/51/Bromley/Census
1891/Annie Rands/Daughter/28/Bromley/Census
1891/Florence Rands/Daughter/26/Brixton/Census
1891/William Rands/Son/23/Brixton/Census
1891/Frederick Smith/Grandson/4/Wandsworth, Surrey/Census
1891/William Rumble/Potman/70/Limehouse, London/Census

1895/Mrs Frances Rands/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *+

1899/Edward Morris/Beer Retailer/../../P.O. Directory

1901/Edward Morris/Publican, Widow/33/Limehouse, London/Census
1901/Emily Graham/Barmaid/20/Richmond, Surrey/Census
1901/Fred Pavitt/Barman/20/Mile End, London/Census
1901/Maria Grief/Cook/24/Aldgate, London/Census

1910/Edward Morris/Beer Retailer/../../P.O. Directory

1911/Edward Morris/Beer Seller/46/Poplar, London/Census *
1911/Victoria/Wife/29/Bow, London/Census
1911/Rebecca Rogers/Barmaid/24/Bow, London/Census
1911/Ernest Levens/Barman/32/Rochford, Essex/Census
1911/Henry Dew/Barman/24/Islington, London/Census
1911/Alexandra Stephen/Potman/28/Tidal Basin, Essex/Census
1911/Susan Pore/Servant/19/Poplar, London/Census

1914/Edward Morris/Beer Retailer/../../P.O. Directory

1915/Edward Morris/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *+

Alfred William Childs is the barman at 1 High Road, Finchley in the 1901 census. He lists two children born at the Belgrave Tavern, North Finchley in 1903 and 1904, in the 1921 census.

1921/Alfred William Childs / Beer Retailer /../../../P.O. Directory **

1921/A W Childs / Nags Head/../../../Hughes Directory

In 1921 census at 25, Bow Common Lane, Mile End Old Town
Alfred William Childs, Beer House Proprietor, aged 52 years and 2 months born at New Barnet, Hertfordshire, Own Account
Rosina Childs, Wife, aged 49 years and born at Barnet, Hertfordshire
Rose Emma Childs, Daughter, aged 22 years and 10 months born at North Finchley, Middlesex
Alfred Edward Childs, Son, Chauffeur, Out Of Work, aged 20 years and 2 months born at North Finchley, Middlesex
Dorothy May Childs, Daughter, aged 18 years and 4 months born at Belgrave Tavern, North Finchley
Lilian Grace Childs, Daughter, aged 17 years and 1 month born at Belgrave Tavern, North Finchley
Gladys Childs, Daughter, aged 13 years and 11 months born at Wellesley road , Croydon, Surrey

1922/Alfred Robert Mellows marries Rose Emma Childs /../../../../Marriage

1931/Alfred Robert Mellows/../../../Electoral Register
1931/Rose Emma Mellows/../../../Electoral Register

1934/Albert Rt Mellows/Beer Retailer/../../Kellys Directory

1937/Alfred Robert Mellows of 25 Bow Common lane Bromley by Bow London died 11 July 1937 at St Andrews Hospital Bromley by Bow Administration London 26 August to Rose Emma Mellows widow. Effects £343 7s 6d/Probate

1938/Arthur Rt Mellows/Beer Retailer/../../Kellys Directory

In 1939 eectoral register at 25 Bow Common Lane are
Christopher Crawley, Licensed Victualler, born 02 Apr 1878
Mary Ann Crawley, Unpaid Domestic Duties, born 14 May 1882
Mary Amelia Crawley, At Home, born 11 Dec 1908
John Crawley, Licensed Victualler (Retired), born 13 Apr 1872
Arthur W Patrick, Barman Cellarman, born 16 May 1911

1940 - 1943/C Crawley/25 Bow Common Lane E3/../../B T Telephone Directory

1942/Christopher Crawley/beer retailer/../../Post Office Directory *+

1944/Christopher Crawley/Beer Retailer/../../P.O. Directory

My maternal grandfather was Christopher Crawley. They were bombed out of the Nags Head either late 1943 or very early 1944. I think that they were there for most of the war. My grandparents moved in with us in Barking for a short time after the bombing and then became the tenants at the Duke of York in Barking. Sadly my grandfather died shortly afterwards from pneumonia. My grandmother, Mary aka Polly, moved from the Duke of York in the fifties to the Halfway House at Leytonstone and retired from there late 50s / early 60s. ***

1949/Leonard Sidney Wiseman / Beer Retailer /../../../P.O. Directory **

My parents Frank and Jessie Quinn were tenants of the Nag’s Head, Bow Common Lane, from 1952 until 1966. The pub only had a licence to sell beer when they first moved there, but the low-lying cellar was very damp so beer kept well. To keep abreast of trade with nearby pubs they were able eventually to obtain a licquor licence. A popular innovation was a fine group of enthusiastic local young musicians who began to play most weekends in the 60s and my father, who was a keen pianist, played the piano in accompaniment. *

The pub was closed down so that the area could be redeveloped and school playing fields created. We heard that some time after 1966 it had burned down, possibly by arson. *

* Provided By Wife of Larry

*+ Provided By Ewan

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Lawrence Moss


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