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Britannia Tavern, 117 Hoxton Street, Shoreditch N1

Formerly the Pimlico Tavern, present by at least 1609, this pub was known as the Britannia Tavern by 1841. Rebuilt in 1858, this pub, later the Britannia Theatre, converted to cinema use in 1923, but listed as such in the 1921 census, was destroyed by bombing in 1940, the site was replaced with housing in the early 1970s. *+

At 188 Hoxton Old Town in 1839 & 1851. The address is also given in 1856 as 188 Hoxton High Street, Hoxton Old Town. *

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Residents at this address.

1790/John Atkins/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1805/John Atkins, the Britannia, Hoxton/../../Holdens Directory

1811/John McArthur, Britannia, Hoxton/../../Holdens Directory

1827/John Jefferson/../../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1829/Charles Paschoud, Britannia, Hoxton Old Town/../../Robsons Directory

1833-34/John Worthington/../../../Pigots Directory

1836/John Freeman/../../../Pigots Directory

1839/Jno Crowder/../../../Pigots Directory

1840/John Noah Crowder/victualler/../../Sun Fire Office records held at the London Metropolitan Archives *

1841/I. Noah Crowder/../../../Post Office Directory *

1842/S Lane/Britannia, 200 Hoxton Old Town/../../Robsons Directory

1848/Samuel Lane/../../../Post Office Directory *

1851/Sam Lane/../../../Kellys Directory

1856/Samuel Lane/../../../Post Office Directory

My 3 times great grandfather, Alfred Matthews was a porter there in 1858 as given on his son's birth certificate. He was born in Hoxton in 1834 and lived in the area until circa 1865 when he and his family moved to Southwark. His father was a wine cooper but I don't know if he ever worked there too. ***

1869/William Robert Cranford/../../../Post Office Directory

March 1872/Samuel Lane, deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

March 1872/Sarah Haycroft Lane, widow of Samuel Lane/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1881/William Cranford/Licensed Victualler/24/Hoxton, Middlesex/Census
1881/Fanny Cranford/Wife/21/Hoxton, Middlesex/Census
1881/Saml Cranford/Son/10 months/Hoxton, Middlesex/Census
1881/Alfred Cranford/Brother, Licenced Victualler/22/Hoxton, Middlesex/Census
1881/Elizabeth Hemmings/General Servant/38/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Henry Miller/Barman/23/Walworth, Surrey/Census
1881/George Easy/Barman/21/Hampstead, Middlesex/Census

1882/William S & Alfred lane Cranford/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Cranford Bros/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/William Sl Cranford/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/William S Cranford/../../../Post Office Directory

1910/Charles Ozmond/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Charles Ozmond/Licensed Victualler/38/Islington, London/Census
1911/Florence Ozmond/Wife/28/Earls Court, London/Census
1911/George Ozmond/Brother, Refreshment Contractor/39/Islington, London/Census
1911/Mabel Ozmond/Brothers Wife/27/Walworth, London/Census
1911/Albert Ozmond/../7/Dalston, London/Census
1911/Florrie Ozmond/../4/Charing Cross, London/Census
1911/Charles Ozmond/../7 months/Hoxton, London/Census
1911/Maurice Ozmond/../13/Hoxton, London/Census
1911/Clara Ady/Cook, Widow/64/Lambeth, London/Census

1914/William Samuel Craxford/../../../Post Office Directory

1915/John Challis Vine/../../../Post Office Directory

1921- 1922/Edward Best, Britannia Tavern, 117 Hoxton Street/../../Post Office Directory

In 1921 census at 117, Hoxton Street, Hoxton
Edward Rose, Licensed Victualler, aged 64 years 3 months, and born in Bethnal Green, London, the Employer
Manc King, Manageress, aged 40 years, and born in Houghton, Buckinghamshire
Gertrude Mance King, Daughter, Out Of Work, Artifical Flower Maker, aged 15 years 4 months, and born in Bermondsey, London
Ada Florance King, Daughter, aged 12 years 4 months, and born in Bermondsey, London
Phyllis Hilda King, Daughter, aged 11 years 6 months, and born in Bermondsey, London
Elsie Mary King, Daughter, aged 10 years, and born in Bermondsey, London
William Stanley King, Son, aged 5 years 10 months, and born in Bermondsey, London
Gladys Ray King, Daughter, aged 1 year 8 months, and born in Bermondsey, London

Also In 1921 census at 117 Hoxton street, Shoreditch are
Thomas Robert Goring, Manager Cinema, Britannia Theatre Hoxton Ltd, aged 28 years 5 months, and born in Clapton, London
Lily J A Goring, Wife, Cinema Manageress, Britannia Theatre Hoxton Ltd, aged 29 years, and born in London fields, London
Samuel F Pardoe, Cinema Allendant, Britannia Theatre, 117 Hoxton street, aged 55 years 2 months, and born in Shoreditch, London


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