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Seven Stars, 49 Brick Lane, Spitalfields

Address formerly 189 Brick Lane, and at 49 Brick Lane by 1891 ; This pub was established in 1711. *** An ex-Watney's pub, less dilapidated than in the past but still seemingly unused. **+

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The Seven Stars, was re-built in 1937 and closed in November 2002. The building is now derelict.

The Seven Stars, was re-built in 1937 and closed in November 2002. The building is now derelict. ***

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Seven Stars, 49 Brick Lane E1 - in May 2013

Seven Stars, 49 Brick Lane E1 - in May 2013

Kindly provided by Tris

Residents at this address.

I believe that the Seven Stars Pub, Brick Lane, in the early 1700s was run by my ancestor John Raby, (known as French John!) a French Huguenot who came from Paris. This information comes from a distant cousin whose Grandfather (1879 -1956) wrote notes on our family history. ++

1756/Henry Wilson / Deceased /../../London Gazette, 18 September 1756 ***

1760/Henry Hesketh/../../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey ***

1803/Abraham Smith / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey ***

1824/William Cash / Publican /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey ***

1824/Charlotte Cash / Daughter /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey ***

1826/Thomas Edwards / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records, held at Guildhall Library ***

My 3x great grandfather Thomas Edwards was publican of the Seven Stars on 25 October 1827 (Proceedings of the Old Bailey). He later became publican of the Bull's Head, Jewin Street. I also believe his grandson (and my great grandfather) Edward Edwards was publican of Dirty Dick's Bishopsgate at some time. *

1827/Thomas Edwards/../../Old Bailey Proceedings - Ref: t18271025-126 **

William Fraser was my ancestor. I have records of the first three of his children all showing father William Fraser Victualler, Brick Lane. These dates were 1829, 1831, 1834. ++

1829/William Frazer / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey ***

1830/William Fraser / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey ***
1830/Elizabeth Fraser / Wife /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey
1830/Daniel Neal / 26 / Pot Boy /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey

1832/William Fraser/../../../Robson’s Directory

1835/William. Fraser/../../../Robson’s Directory ***

1839/William Fraser/../../../Pigot's Directory ***

1842/Parsby Bacon/../../../P.O. Directory ***

1846/Charles Collins/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1851/Henry Flint/../../../Kelly’s Directory ***

1851/John Bowen/Victualler/30/Middlesex/Census
1851/Maria Bowen/Wife/39/Reading, Berkshire/Census
1851/John Bowen/Son/5/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1851/Henry Bowen/Son/2/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1851/William Goodman/Stepson, Barman/22/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1851/Emma Goodman/Step Daughter/12/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census
1851/Lydia Webb/Servant/25/Somerset/Census
1851/Robert Bibby/Pot Man/20/Spitalfields, Middlesex/Census

1852/John R Bowen/../../../Watkins Directory ***

1855/John Robert Bowen/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1856/J R Bowen/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/John R Bowen/Licensed Victualler/40/Spitalfields/Census
1861/Maria Bowen/Wife/49/Lambourn, Buckinghamshire/Census
1861/Emma M Bowen/Daughter/22/Lambourn, Buckinghamshire/Census
1861/John R Bowen/Son/13/Lambourn, Buckinghamshire/Census
1861/Henry S Bowen/Son/12/Lambourn, Buckinghamshire/Census
1861/Ann Ford/Servant/21/Colway/Census
1861/Annie Oliver/Barmaid/20/Bethnal Green/Census
1861/James Richard/Boy/17/Limehouse/Census

1863/David Charles Bansback senior/../../../Trade Directory **

1866/D C Bansback/../../../P.O. Directory ***

1867/David Charles Bansback senior/../../../Trade Directory **

[David Charles Bansback then moves to the Princess Alice, Romford Road, Stratford ]

May 1866/David Charles Bansback/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

May 1866/William Lindsay/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1869/William Lindsay/../../../Post Office Directory

1870/William Lindsay/../../../Post Office Directory ***

January 1871/William Lindsay/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

January 1871/Hubert Rowe/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1871/Hubert Rowe/Licensed Victualler/32/Collampton, Devon/Census *
1871/Rosetta Rowe/Wife/30/Dulverton, Somerset/Census
1871/Lucy Rowe/Daughter/14/Collampton, Devon/Census
1871/William Rowe/Son/11/Southwark, Surrey/Census
1871/Alice Rowe/Daughter/7/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1871/John Rowe/Son/3/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1871/Elizabeth Cross/Visitor/62/Dulverton, Somerset/Census
1871/Jane Bowen/Barmaid/20/Mile End, Middlesex/Census
1871/Sarah Tomling/General Servant/51/Stepney, Middlesex/Census

1873/Hubert Rowe/../../../P.O. Directory ***

Hubert Rowe, my great great grandfather, then moved on to Barking, Essex before 1881 where he had given up being a publican. *

8th March 1873/George Rowe/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +**

8th March 1873/Thomas Bridge/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +**

1874/T Bridge/../../../H D Miles Directory of Licensed Victuallers ***

1875/Thomas Bridge/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1881/William Lovesy/Licensed Victualler/31/Northampton/Census
1881/Emma Lovesy/Wife/22/(British Subject), France/Census
1881/Reginald Lovesy/Son/1/Wandsworth, Surrey/Census
1881/Clara Lovesy/Niece, Barmaid/18/Bow, Middlesex/Census

1882/William Lovesy/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/William Lovesy/../../../Post Office Directory

1885/William Lovesy/../../../P.O. Directory ***

1891/George Watson/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/George Watson/Licensed Victualler/62/Northumberland /Census
1891/Sophia Watson/Wife/61/Kent/Census
1891/Maria Coleman/General Servant/21/Mile End New Town, London/Census

1899/Mrs Sarah Ann Shacklady/../../../Post Office Directory

1911/Morris Schneiderman/Licensed Victualler/43/Russian Poland/Census
1911/Fanny Schneiderman/Wife/42/Russian Poland/Census
1911/Annie Koller/Daughter, Tailor/23/Russian Poland/Census
1911/Jennie Schneiderman/Daughter/19/Russian Poland/Census
1911/Charlie Schneiderman/Son/14/Stepney/Census
1911/Phillip Schneiderman/Son/11/Whitechapel/Census
1911/Lily Schneiderman/Daughter/9/Whitechape/Census
1911/Florrie Schneiderman/Daughter/7/Whitechape/Census
1911/Israel Schneiderman/Son/3/Stepney/Census
1911/Jack Koller/Boarder, Traveller/27/Austria/Census

1912/Mrs Rose Cooney/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1914/Mrs Rose Cooney/../../../Post Office Directory

1915/Mrs Rose Cooney/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Mrs Rose Cooney/../../../Post Office Directory

The 1921 census at 49 Brick lane, the Seven Stars are
John Cooney, Manager, aged 44 years 8 months, and born in Whitechapel, Middlesex
Rose Cooney, Wife, Licenced Victualler, aged 39 years 4 months, and born in Woodford, Essex, the Employer
John James Cooney, Son, School Boy, aged 15 years 10 months, and born in Whitechapel, Middlesex
James Raphael Cooney, Son, aged 3 years 3 months, and born in St Pancras, Middlesex
Mary Blumson, Sister, Barmaid, aged 24 years 7 months, and born in Shoreditch, Middlesex
Amelia Ford, Cook, aged 54 years 3 months, and born in Cirencester, Gloucestershire

1932/Mrs Eliz Richmond/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1934/Mrs Eliz Richmond/../../../Kellys Directory

1936/Mrs Eliz Richmond/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/Mrs Eliz Richmond/../../../Post Office Directory

1941/Mrs E B Richmond/../../../BT Telephone Directory [BIShpsgt 2759]

1942/Mrs E B Richmond/../../../BT Telephone Directory [BIShpsgt 2759]

My Grandparents, Henry (Harry) and Netta Joseph, were the publicans here either side of the Second World War, although I don't have the exact dates. After running the "Seven Stars" my Grandparents took over the "Portman Hotel" in Boscombe, Dorset from the late 1950s to the late 1960s when they retired. +

1943/H J Joseph/../../../BT Telephone Directory [BIShpsgt 2759]

1944/Hy J Joseph/../../../Post Office Directory

1944/H J Joseph/../../../BT Telephone Directory [BIShpsgt 2759]

1946/H J Joseph/../../../BT Telephone Directory [BIShpsgt 2759]

1948/H J Joseph/../../../BT Telephone Directory [BIShpsgt 2759]

1988/L Singh/../../../Watney Truman Trader List *+

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