You can search the historical London and Pub wiki sites by surname, street name, district etc.

Ben Jonsons Head, 3 Shoe lane, Fleet street, St Brides EC4A

St Bride pub history index

This pub is now demolished. **

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

Residents at this address

In 1771, the Ben Jonsons Head, Shoe Lane is listed as the address for the Masonic Lodge of Industry

1805/William Hambling, Ben Johnsons Head, Shoe lane, Fleet street/../../Holdens Directory

1811/James West, Ben Johnsons Head, 3 Shoe lane/../../Holdens Directory

1825/Avey Adkins / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1827/Adkins, Ben Jonson, Shoe lane/../../Licensed Victuallers Association

1833-34/William Bonnell, Ben Jonson, 3 Shoe Lane, Fleet street/../../Pigots Directory

1839/Elizabeth White/../../../Pigot’s Directory **

1841/Elizabeth White/Publican/60/../Census
1841/Elizabeth White/../25/../Census
1841/John White/../20/../Census
1841/Ann Bosforth/Independant/70/../Census
1841/Jane Hopkins/Independant/45/../Census
1841/Jemima Dray/../11/../Census
1841/James Provis/Male Servant/25/Middlesex/Census
1841/Francis Goodman/Male Servant/40/Middlesex/Census

1842/Elizabeth White/../../../Robsons Directory

On 25th October 1842, James Proviss, Servant, father Richard Proviss, a carpenter marries at St Andrew, Holborn to Elizabeth White, of full age, daughter of John White, Licensed victualler. Both list their address as Shoe lane.

On 14th September 1843, James Proviss of Shoe Lane Victualler receives admission to the Freedom of this City by Redemption upon the terms and in the manner mentioned in the Resolution of this court of the 17th day of March 1835.

Morning Advertiser 10 August 1844
Licensed Victuallers School, Kennington lane, Lambeth
Subscriptions received since the last advertisement - 10 guineas
Mr James Proviss, Shoe lane, Fleet street

1848/John Mason / Public House Keeper /../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

October 1849/Ben Jonson, Shoe lane, John Mason to Elizabeth Mason/../../Era

1851/Mrs Elizabeth Mason/../../../Kelly’s Directory **

1851/Elizabeth Mason/Licensed Victualler, Widow/29/Hampshire/Census
1851/Samuel Mason/Son/2/Hampshire/Census
1851/Sarah Helam/Visitor/30/Hampshire/Census
1851/Mery Helam/Visitor/18/Hampshire/Census
1851/Emma mason/Sister/13/London/Census
1851/Ann Fitzgerald/Servant/24/London/Census
1851/Charles Hill/Servant/32/Wiltshire/Census
1851/Henry Count/Servant/32/Hampshire/Census

1856/William George Drew/../../../Post Office Directory

1856/Charles Herring the younger / Manager /../../London Gazette, 27 December 1859 **

1861/James John Lewry & Edward May Gouldsmith / Licensed Victuallers /../../London Gazette, 19 April 1861 **

July 1861/James John Lewry and Edward May Goldsmith/Outgoing Licensee/../../London City Press

July 1861/James John Laurie and Edward Goldsmith/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era

July 1861/Edward May Goldsmith/Incoming Licensee/../../London City Press

July 1861/M Goldsmith/Incoming Licensee/../../Era

1862//Edward May Goldsmith/../../../Post Office Directory

1865/Edward May Gouldsmith / Licensed Victualler /../../London Gazette, 8 August 1865 **

March 1866/George Young request for opening hours extension for those in Farringdon market/Licensee/../../London City Press

1869/Henry Alexander Goff/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/George F Rumsey/Publican/40/London/Census
1871/Rebecca Rumsey/Wife//Harlow, Essex/Census
1871/James Halm/Step Son, Bar Helper/18/London/Census
1871/Elizabeth Halm/Step Daughter, Bar Helper/19/London/Census
1871/William Smith/visitor/28/London/Census
1871/Jane Bailey/Barmaid/18/Carlisle/Census
1871/Thomas J Dansie/Potman/30/Sudbury, Suffolk/Census
1871/Francis H Kino/Domestic Servant/25/London/Census

1872/Geo. Frs. Rumsey & Son/../../../P.O. Directory **

1874/William West Smith/../../../Post Office Directory **

1881/John R Cotterill/Licensed Victualler/34/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Emily Cotterill/Wife/29/Lambeth, Surrey/Census
1881/Oliver Cotterill/Son/7/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1881/Maud Cotterill/Daughter/6/Islington, Middlesex/Census
1881/Alfred Cotterill/Son/2/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Arthur Cotterill/Son/7 months/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/William Wares/Barman, Widow/60/Chichester, Sussex/Census
1881/Joseph Sheehan/Billiard Marker/18/Cork, Ireland/Census
1881/Rose Harriss/Domestic Servant/19/Hammersmith/Census
1881/Caroline Nicholson/Barmaid/27/Islington, Middlesex/Census

1882/John Robert Cotterell/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/John R Cotterell/../../../Post Office Directory

1886/John R Cotterell/../../../Business Directory of London **

1891/Isaiah Eades/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/Louis Chaplais/../../../Post Office Directory

1905/Louis Chaplais/../../../P.O. Directory **

1906/Louis Chaplais/../../../Morris’ Business Directory of London **

** Provided By Stephen Harris

  • UK Towns and Cities
  • London history
  • Accessible Travel etc
  • London Pub history
  • And Last updated on: Thursday, 25-Jan-2024 10:02:53 GMT