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Swan Tavern, 13 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch E1

The very early address for this is in Swan Yard in the directories as is the 1848 license transfer, All the other early license transfers up until 1873 refer to the address as Swan Street, Shoreditch; and these match the early Swan Yard directory references.
There are also Swan, Swan street in both Bethnal Green and Whitechapel! And to confuse matters even more, the directories which refer to Swan street, Shoreditch actually refer to the Bethnal Green Swan.
In the 1871 census, the address is at 21 Sclater Street, It was certainly in existence by 1872 as it is marked on the OS 1:2500 of that year. At that time it stood on the junction of Sclater Street with York Street, but both these streets have been re-named: the western part of Sclater Street became part of Bethnal Green Road when that road was re-routed probably about 1880. York Street was also re-named Ebor Street at about the same time so the pub, which of course closed by 1983, is now at the junction of Bethnal Green Road and York Street  ***

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Swan, Bethnal Green Road - in May 2006

Swan, Bethnal Green Road - in May 2006

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Residents at this address

May 1802/Joseph Drew/White Swan, Swan Yard, Shoreditch, victualler/../../Sun Fire Insurance - London Metropolitan Archives

1805/Benj Maddock, White Swan, Swan yard, Shoreditch/../../Holdens Directory

1806/Rt Guy/victualler, Swan Yard/../../Bankruptcy

January 1809/Thomas Quantrill/Swan, Swan Yard, Shoreditch, victualler/../../Sun Fire Insurance - London Metropolitan Archives

February 1825/Thomas Hopton/Swan, Swan Yard, Shoreditch, victualler/../../Sun Fire Insurance - London Metropolitan Archives

1825/Mr Hopton, Swan, Swan yard, Shoreditch/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1827/Joseph Ensom/Proprietor, Swan, Swan Yard/../../Review of the Year Directory
1827/Eliza Harris/Servant, Swan, Swan Yard/../../Review of the Year Directory

February 1829/Joseph Ensom/Swan, Swan Yard, Shoreditch, victualler/../../Sun Fire Insurance - London Metropolitan Archives

1829 - 1844/Joseph Ensom/House, Swan Yard, Shoreditch, victualler/../../Electoral Register

1841/Joseph Ensom/../../../Post Office Directory *

1843/Joseph Ensom/Swan, Swan Yard/../../Post Office Directory

1848/Joseph Ensom/Swan, Swan Yard/../../Post Office Directory

July 1848 /Joseph Enson, deceased/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

July 1848 /Sarah Anne Enson, his widow and executrix/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1851/Mrs Sarah Ann Ensom/Swan, Swan Yard/../../Post Office Directory

1851/Sarah Ann Ensom/Licensed Victualler, Widow/54/Great Waltham, Essex/Census
1851/Sarah Ann Whitaker/Niece/33/Romford, Essex/Census
1851/Charles Luckin/Servant/20/Essex/Census

November 1852 /Sarah Ann Enson/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

{1869/The Will of Sarah Ann Ensom formerly of the Swam Inn Swan yard Shoreditch in the County of Middlesex but late of 7 North cottages Clapham rise in the County of Surrey Widow deceased who died 1 February 1869 at 7 North cottages aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oath of Samuel Silver Garrett of 50 Doughty street Mecklenburgh square in the County of Middlesex aforesaid Esquire the sole Executor. Effects under £3000/Probate}

November 1852 /Thomas George Watkinson/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

September 1853/Thomas George Watkinson/Applications for music and dancing/../../Era

1856/Thomas George Watkinson/Swan, Swan Yard/../../Post Office Directory

January 1858/Thomas George Watkinson/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

January 1858/Mary Maria Vanner/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

January 1860/Mary Maria Vanner/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

January 1860/her husband William George Murray/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

March 1864/William George Murray/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

March 1864/Sydney Joseph Silver/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

August 1866/Sydney J Silver/Outgoing Licensee/../../Morning Advertiser

August 1866/Frederick Thomas Philo/Incoming Licensee/../../Morning Advertiser

July 1867/Frederick Thomas Philo/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

July 1867/Charles Buckingham jun/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1869/C Buckenham/Swan, Swan Yard/../../Post Office Directory

1871/Chas Buckenham/Licensed Victualler/45/Laindon, Essex/Census
1871/William Scull/Manager/70/Chelsea, Middlesex/Census
1871/Mary Smyth/Manager/50/Burnham, Norfolk/Census
1871/George Wignall/Servant/35/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1871/Sarah Fell/Servant/30/Chelmsford, Broomfield, Essex/Census

1872/Charles Buckenham/../../../P.O. Directory **

1873/Charles Buckenham/../../../P.O. Directory **

May 1873/Charles Buckingham/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

May 1873/Joseph Christopher Malett/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

19th July 1873/Joseph Christopher Malet, late occupier/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

19th July 1873/Sarah Malet, widow/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

August 1875/Sarah Malet/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

August 1875 /Stewart James Robinson/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1881/John Grey/Licensed Victualler/29/Baintree Liverpool/Census
1881/Sarah Warner/Housekeeper, Widow/39/Birmingham/Census
1881/Henry Hanig/Barman/23/(F), Prussia/Census
1881/Henry Ayents/Barman/24/Kingsland, Middlesex/Census
1881/Louis Lipman/Barman/17/Hackney, Middlesex/Census

1882/John Grey/../../../Post Office Directory *

1891/George Cox/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Robert Reed/Licensed Victualler/43/Waldridge Fell, Durham/Census
1891/Esther Reed/Wife/46/Newcastle on Tyne, London/Census
1891/Ethel Muckle/Barmaid/21/Goswell Road, London/Census
1891/Frank Joyce/Barman/24/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1891/George Barrow/Potman/25/Barnstaple, Devon/Census
1891/Mary Henson/Domestic Servant/24/St Albans, Hertfordshire/Census
1891/Emily Weedon/Domestic Servant/14/Stepney, London/Census

1895/Robert Reed/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Edward Henry Woodman/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/William Thorpe/Licensed Victualler/36/Guyhirn, Cambridgeshire/Census
1901/Edith Thorpe/Wife/32/Kensington, London/Census
1901/Harry Andrews/Barman/23/Chichester, Sussex/Census
1901/George Clarke/Barman/21/Yarmouth, Norfolk/Census

1910/Frank Gange/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Edwin Pickard/Licensed Victualler/70/Twinham, Sussex/Census
1911/Emelie Pickard/Wife, Assistant/68/Wokingham, Berks/Census
1911/George Edward Pickard/Son, Barman/48/Epsom, Surrey/Census
1911/William Deike/Relative, Barman, Widow/37/Germany/Census

1914/Vernon Short/../../../Post Office Directory

1915/Vernon Short/../../../Post Office Directory *

1921/Edward W. Lawley/../../../Post Office Directory *

1934/Leslie S Hastings/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/Harry Rd Chorley/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/Leonard A Auson/../../../Post Office Directory

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