Black Swan, 23 Hanbury Street, Spitalfields E1

At 26 Browns Lane prior to 1881 and earlier. *** The last year this is listed as a pub is in 1908. In 1909, a saw mills is listed at 23A Hanbury street. This pub is now demolished, lost to the expansion of Truman’s Brewery. ** Closed by the Compensation Authority in 1908.

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A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Spitalfields, London.

Residents at this address

In 1737, we have the Black Swan, Browns Lane, Spitalfields as a Masonic Lodge

The St Paus Lodge, named in 1821, meets at the Black Swan, Browns lane, East Smithfield, London in 1792

1792/John Bowles / Victualler & Gauze Dresser /../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1797/John Bowles / Victualler & Gauze Dresser /../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library **

1827/John Clark, Black Swan, 26 Browns lane, Spitalfields/../../Pigots Directory

January 1827/Mr Clarke, Black Swan, Browns lane, Spitalfields, Steward/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1833-34/Francis Bolton/../../../Pigots Directory

1839/Francis Bolton/../../../Pigots Directory
Black Swan, Browns Lane, Spitalfields
1841/Abraham Barker/Publican/55/Middlesex/Census *
1841/Mary Barker/../55/Middlesex/Census
1841/Ann Barker/../20/Middlesex/Census
1841/Henry Barker/../15/Middlesex/Census
1841/Mary Simons/../5/Middlesex/Census

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

1851/George Evans/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/George Evans/Victualler/49/Christ Church, Middlesex/Census
1851/Mary Evans/Wife/48/Christ Church, Middlesex/Census
1851/George Evans/Son, Silk Dyer/19/Christ Church, Middlesex/Census
1851/James Evans/Son/7/Christ Church, Middlesex/Census
1851/Charles Popkins/Servant/18/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1851/Henry Ellis/Barman/20/Dorset/Census
1851/Elizabeth Collins/Widow/52/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1851/Emma Collins/Daughter, Harness Maker/20/Christ Church, Middlesex/Census

1856/Thomas Burns/../../../Post Office Directory

September 1857/Thomas Burns/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

September 1857/Henry Hodge/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

Morning Advertiser 18 January 1859 - Licence transfers :
Black Swan, Browns lane, Henry Hodges to Michael Ullmer jun

1861/Michael J Ullmer/Victualler/25/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Sarah Ullmer/Wife/23/Christchurch, Middlesex/Census
1861/Michael Ullmer/Father/53/Christchurch, Middlesex/Census
1861/Ann Ullmer/Mother/48/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Maria Strickland/Servant/15/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1861/Charles William/Pot Man/26/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census

1869/Michael Ullmer jun/../../../Post Office Directory

In the 1871 census my Great Grandfather George Perry was working in the Black Swan as a barman. At the same time a barmaid, Mary Cannell, was also working there and later (1873) married George and therefore became my Great Grandmother.

The entry in the 1871 census shows the pub in Brown's Lane not Hanbury Street. However I have compared Whitbread's 1865 map of London with a current map, Brown's Lane clearly occupies the area that Hanbury Street does now, so presumably the road was renamed. ***

1871/Michael Ullmer/Licensed Victualler/35/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1871/Mary Cannell/Barmaid/27/St Lukes, Middlesex/Census
1871/George Perry/Barman/22/Prittlewell, Essex/Census
1871/John Sutton/Potman/29/Sevenoaks, Kent/Census
1871/John Deacon/Lodger, Tailor/59/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census

October 1872/Michael Ullmer/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

October 1872/Edward Tilney jun/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1874/E Tilney/../../../H.D. Miles London & Suburban Licensed Victuallers' Directory **

1879/Edward Tilney/../../../P.O. Directory **

1881/Kate Tilney/Manageress (Licenced Victualler)/23/Mile End, Middlesex/Census
1881/Edwin Evans/Nephew, Clerk/16/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1881/Marion Evans/Niece/13/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1881/George A Evans/Nephew/9/Clerkenwell, Middlesex/Census
1881/William Evans/Nephew, Barman/19/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Minnie Andrews/Barmaid/17/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census
1881/Mary A Elvin/General Servant/19/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census

1881/Edward Tilney / Licensed Victualler, deceased / Died 13 February 1881 / /../../../London Gazette, 20 June 1882 **

1881/Edward Tilney & Thomas Hearn / Executors / /../../../London Gazette, 20 June 1882 **

1882/Edward Tilney/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/Henry Cooper/../../../Post Office Directory

1886/Henry Cooper/../../../Business Directory of London **

1891/Thomas Holmes/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/William Nay/Head, Barman, Widow//Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Elizabeth Nay/Daughter/20/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Alfred Woolbrough/Servant/51/Stowmarket, Suffolk/Census

1891/Thomas Holmes/../../../Post Office Directory

1895/Michael Lipman/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Michael Lipman/../../../Post Office Directory

1906/Augustus Uffelmann/../../../Morris’ Business Directory of London **

1908/Augustus Uffelmann/../../../Post Office Directory

London Evening Standard 12 June 1907 - List of premises to be considered by the Compensation Authority :
The Black Swan, Hanbury street, Spitalfields, Full, Augustus Uffelmann

Morning Post 29 January 1908
More Lost Licences. £323,342 awarded in six hours as compensation.
Licenses ordered for extinction under the Licensing Act, 1904 were:
Black Swan, Hanbury street, Spitalfields £2852

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** Provided by Stephen Harris

*** Provided by Keith Perry

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