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Phoenix, 79 Brick Lane, Spitalfields

The 1842 street directory for Brick lane omits these numbers (65-85), but there is a Phoenix listed in Phoenix street, with G Ward as the licensee

Firstly at 159 Brick Lane, then at 79 Brick Lane by 1895; Address formerly 180 Brick Lane. ** Now in use as a Bangladeshi restaurant. The current address is at 79 Brick Lane (2014). *

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79 Brick Lane - in September 2006

79 Brick Lane - in September 2006

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Phoenix, 79 Brick Lane, E1 - in June 2014

Phoenix, 79 Brick Lane, E1 - in June 2014

Kindly provided by Tris

Residents at this address

Oak Lodge meets at the Phoenix, Brick lane, Spitalfields, London in 1803

1805/J Leslie, the Phoenix, Brick lane, Spitalfields/../../Holdens Directory

1808/Robert Tasker, Phoenix, Phoenix street, Spitalfields/../../Holdens Directory

1809/John Mansell, the Phoenix, Brick lane, Spitalfields/../../Holdens Directory

I have discovered that one of my husband's ancestors, Robert John Ward, ran a pub called the "Phoenix" in Brick Lane from 1828 to 1843. This was situated at No. 126 - on the corner with Hanbury Street (formerly known as Montague street?). He and his family are recorded in Brick Lane in the 1841 census and his occupation given as "victualler". No street number or pub name was given but I have been able to trace these as follows:

I have an old family document in my possession showing a 21 year lease for 126 Brick Lane granted to a William Bridges in 1809. William Bridges was a silk weaver and the step-father of Robert John Ward. It is highly probable that he used No. 126 for his silk-weaving business, but in March 1828 a licence was granted to Robert Ward for the "Phenix" (sic) in Brick Lane, with his brother-in-law, Thomas Mecham, standing as surety. I found this information in the Quarter Sessions register of victuallers at the London Metropolitan Archives Office. In 1843 Robert Ward and family moved from Brick Lane and took over a pub. called the "Britannia" in Belvidere Place, Southwark Bridge Road. His eldest son, George, also ran a pub called the "Horse & Groom" in Walworth Road in 1851. ***

The Phoenix shows in street listings to be at 159 Brick Lane from 1829 onwards, at the corner of Phoenix Street; it is also listed in Phoenix street in 1842 so there may be two doorways.

1829/Robert John Ward, Phoenix, 159 Brick lane, Spitalfields/../../Robsons Directory

1832/G Ward, Phoenix, 169 Brick lane, Spitalfields/../../Robsons Directory

1833-34/Robert John Ward, Phoenix, 159 Brick lane, Spitalfields/../../Pigots Directory

1836/Robert Ward, Phoenix, 159 Brick lane, Spitalfields/../../Pigots Directory

1841/Robert John Ward/../../../Post Office Directory

1841/Robert Ward/Publican/45/Middlesex/Census ***
1841/Sarah Ward/../40/Middlesex/Census
1841/George Ward/Builders Apprentice/15/Middlesex/Census
1841/Samuel Gill/Male Servant/20/Middlesex/Census
1841/Charlotte Clark/Female Servant/20/Middlesex/Census
1841/George Robinson/Male Servant/12/Middlesex/Census

1842/Robert John Ward, Phoenix, 159 Brick lane, Spitalfields/../../Robsons Directory

1843/Robert John Ward/../../../Kellys Directory

1846/George Flawn/../../../P.O. Directory **

1848/Henry Squires Green/../../../Post Office Directory

1851/Henry Squires Green/../../../Kellys Directory

1851/Henry Squires Green/Licensed Victualler/42/Canterbury/Census
1851/Mary Green/Wife/42/Bethnal Green/Census
1851/Mary Amelia Green/Daughter/19/Shoreditch/Census
1851/Mary Flawn/Mother/79/Bethnal Green/Census
1851/Elizabeth Ames/Barmaid/23/Bethnal Green/Census
1851/William Carter/Pot Boy/19/Derbyshire/Census

1852/Henry S Green/../../../Watkins Directory **

1855/Charles Ward/../../../P.O. Directory **

January 1855/Charles Ward/ Outgoing Licensee /../../The Era

January 1855/Edward Clayton/ Incoming Licensee /../../The Era

1856/Edward Clayton/../../../Post Office Directory

March 1859/Horatio Cowne/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

March 1859/William Ward/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

September 1860/William Ward/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

September 1860/Thomas Sadler/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1861/Thomas Sadler/Publican/28/Fulham/Census
1861/Jane Sadler/Sister/30/Fulham/Census
1861/James Pakes/Potman/17/Staines/Census

July 1862/John Robert Bowen/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

July 1862/David Charles Baneback/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

March 1864/Henry How/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

March 1864/Richard Bayley/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

November 1869/Richard Bayley/ Outgoing Licensee /../../East London Observer

November 1869/John Idenden/ Incoming Licensee /../../East London Observer

January 1870/John Idenden/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

January 1870/Thomas Idenden/Incoming Licensee/../../Era Newspaper

1873/William Profit Dukes/../../../P.O. Directory **

1881/John Satcholl/Publican, Widow/40/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1881/John jun Satcholl/Son/20/Norton Folgate, Middlesex/Census
1881/Sarah Satcholl/Daughter/17/Islington, Middlesex,/Census
1881/Charles Satcholl/Son/10/Brick Lane, Middlesex/Census
1881/Catherine Harly/Gen Servant/34/(BS), Germany/Census

1882/John Satcholl/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1885/John Atkins/../../../P.O. Directory **

1891/John Atkins/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1891/John Mills/Beer House Keeper/42/Oxton/Census
1891/Rebecca Mills/Wife/30/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/John Mills/Son/15/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1891/Annie Mills/Daughter/15/Bow, London/Census
1891/Jennie Mills/Daughter/12/Bethnal Green, London/Census

1895/George Collinson/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1899/Francis Albert Bennett/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1910/James Goddard/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1911/John Goodson/Publican/27/Spitalfields, London/Census
1911/Martha Goodson/Wife/22/Mile End New Town, London/Census
1911/John E Goodson/Son/2/Mile End New Town, London/Census
1911/George Scotcher/father in Law, Carman/55/Spitalfields, London/Census
1911/Ruth Scotcher/Mother in Law/48/Stepney, London/Census
1911/George Scotcher/Brother in Law, Painter/27/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1911/Tom Scotcher/Brother in Law, Van Guard/16/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1911/John Scotcher/Brother in Law/12/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1911/Margaret Scotcher/Sister in Law/7/Mile End New Town, London/Census
1911/Carrie Ducy/General Servant, Widow/46/Spitalfields, London/Census

1912/John Goodson/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory **

1915/Samuel Watts/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1921/Samuel Watts/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

The 1921 census at 79 Brick lane, the Phoenix are
Samuel Watts, Licensed Victualler, aged 60 years 6 months and born in Devon, England, the Employer
Ethel Watts, Wife, Licensed Victualler, aged 58 years 11 months and born in Rochester, Kent, England

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** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Mariegold Ward

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