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Baker & Basket, 16 Leman street, Whitechapel E1

This is the Plasterers Arms, 12 Red Lion street in 1811 and other Sun Fire Insurance records until at least 1836.
At 12 Redlion Street in 1841 and earlier; Road renamed by 1851;At 8 Leman Street in 1851 to 1871; This pub has been demolished, probably a victim of road-widening, later at 2 Leman Street. ***

The Baker and Basket is at 16 Leman street, Whitechapel. In the Sun Fire Office insurance records of 1816, a William Day is the victualler. By 1823, the same records list William Wilson. The London Gazette of 1823 notes a James Towler as Licensed Victualler & Cellerman to a Wine Merchant.The 1833 Pigots directory has John Rudd at the Baker & Basket, and James Hutchins by 1839 until at least 1850. Edward Bonney is the next victualler noted in 1851, followed by Benjamin Staines from at least 1852 to 1856 and maybe later.

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey in 1856 refer to Sam Bailey as the Pot boy, and in 1861 the outgoing licensee is William Martin. References to licensee changes are in the local newspapers. A George Church is noy only the new licensee in may 1861, he is also noted for leaving at this time!

Henry Finch is the licensee in 1862, but he dies as his wife Sarah is next listed in November 1864, and she passes this licensed record on to Samuel Simpson Smith at this time. He appears to hold a record at present, by holding the license for a further ten years until 1874.

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14 October 1803/Insured: Joseph Bennett, 12 the Plaisterers Arms Red Lion Street Whitechapel, victualler - Other property or occupiers: 9 York Street near Commercial Road (Morgan carpenter); 9 Roberts Place (Bennett)

1811/James Bennett, Plasterers Arms, 12 Red Lion street, Whitechapel

27 May 1813/Insured: Ambrose Allison, Plasterers Arms Red Lion Street Whitechapel, victualler/../Sun Fire Office records held at London Metropolitan Archives

11 March 1816/Insured: Ambrose Allison, the Plasterers Arms Red Lion Street Whitechapel, victualler/../Sun Fire Office records held at London Metropolitan Archives

1816/William Day / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library ***

1823/William Wilson / Victualler /../../Sun Fire Office records held at Guildhall Library ***

1829/J Hubbard, Baker & Basket, 12 Redlion Street, Whitechapel/../../Robsons Directory

1831/James Towler / Licensed Victualler & Cellerman to a Wine Merchant /../../London Gazette, 27 December 1831 ***

1833-34/John Rudd, Baker & Basket, 11 Redlion Street, Whitechapel/../../Pigots Directory

1839/James Hutchins/../../../Pigots Directory ***

1841/James Hutchens/../../../Post Office Directory

1842/Jas. Hutchens/../../../Robson’s Directory ***

1850/James Hutchens/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1851/Edward Bonney/../../../Kellys Directory

1852/Benjamin Staines/../../../Watkins Directory ***

1856/Benjamin Staines/../../../Post Office Directory

1856/Samuel Faver / Pot Boy/../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

May 1861/William Martin/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

May 1861/George Church, the younger/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

May 1862/George Church the younger/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1862/G Church jun/../../../Post Office Directory

May 1862/Henry Finch/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

November 1864/Sarah Finch, administratrix of Henry Finch/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

November 1864/Samuel Simpson Smith/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

1869/Samuel S Smith/../../../Post Office Directory

1871/Samuel S Smith/Licensed Victualler/28/Rutsby, Norfolk/Census
1871/Eliza Smith/Wife/51/Stoke Newington/Census
1871/Martha Smith/Daughter/20/London/Census
1871/Samuel S Smith/Son, Clerk/18/London/Census
1871/Ada L Smith/Daughte, Apprenticer/16/London/Census
1871/William W Smith/Son/14/London/Census
1871/Sarah Ann Smith/Daughter/12/London/Census
1871/James E Smith/Son/8/London/Census
1871/Jane Evans/Aunt, Widow/71/Yarmouth/Census
1871/Thomas Sanders/Potman/17/London/Census

1874/S S Smith/../../../H D Miles Directory of Licensed Victuallers **

14th July 1874/Samuel Simpson Smith/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

14th July 1874/Charles John Cepsey?/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

August 1875/John Allen/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer

August 1875/Henry Buckner/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer

22nd January 1876/Henry Buckner/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

22nd January 1876/Isaac Rosenberg/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

12th May 1877/F Rosenberg/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

12th May 1877/Robert John Hayes/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1878/Robert John Hayes/../../../Post Office Directory ***

10th January 1880/James Chamberlain/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

10th January 1880/Frances Annie Seaborne/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1881/Francis Ann Seabourne/Licensed Victualler, Widow/50/Harwich, Essex/Census

1881/Arthur Rend/Son, Licensed Victualler/22/Haggerstone, Middlesex/Census
1881/Frank Rend/Son, Licensed Victualler/21/Haggerstone, Middlesex/Census
1881/Flory Seabourne/Daughter/13/Whitechapel, Middlesex/Census
1881/Edward Seabourne/Son/8/Sidcup, Kent/Census

1882/Mrs Francis Ann Seabourne/../../../Post Office Directory

1884/George G Betjeman/../../../Post Office Directory

1886/George G Betjeman/../../../Business Directory of London ***

9th July 1892/Francis Sprag/Outgoing Licensee/../../East London Observer +

9th July 1892/Charlotte Reeves/Incoming Licensee/../../East London Observer +

1893/Charlotte Reeves / Public House Keeper/../../Proceedings of the Old Bailey **

1895/John McKinley/../../../Post Office Directory

1899/John McKinley/../../../Post Office Directory

1906/Richard J Davis/../../../Morris’ Business Directory of London ***

1910/Mrs Elizabeth Davis/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1911/Henry Levy Steingold/Licensed Victualler/28/London/Census
1911/Katie Levy Steingold/Wife, Assistant/28/Germany/Census
1911/Greta Levy Steingold/Daughter/1/London/Census
1911/Albert Levy Steingold/Son/2 months/London/Census
1911/Alf Strudwick/Barman/23/London/Census
1911/Elsie Chapman/Servant/15/Surrey/Census

1915/Henry Levy Steingold/../../../Post Office Directory

1921/Henry Levy Steingold/../../../Post Office Directory

1929/Henry Levy/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1937/Ernest Edward McHard/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1941/Ernest Edward McHard / Deceased, Died 19 April 1941/../../London Gazette, 10 December 1946 **
1941/Mary McHard / Deceased, Died 19 April 1941/../../London Gazette, 10 December 1946

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