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Submitted by Hannah Metzger

Information Picture Question
Category: Do you recognize?
Approval Date: 9/5/2018 4:28 PM
Family Surname: Freedland
Country: England
Town: London
Date of Image: 1910
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Can anyone help me determine this London address where my grandparents stayed on their way from Lithuania to the USA? Can I access any London census records to find the person they stayed with?

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9/5/2018 9:32 PM I suspect the address is: 98 Hanbury Street, London 16. Not only am I 98% sure that's what the handwriting says, but Google Maps shows Hanbury Street to be solidly in the old pre-WW2 Jewish quarter of Whitechapel in the East End of London. Good luck! Eric Benjaminson
9/6/2018 12:45 AM Good Evening Hallie,

It reads ’28 Hanbury Street, London’.

You’ll be pleased to know that the street still exists today. So many have either been bulldozered in the name of redevelopment, or, they have been renamed.

It is situated in what I would describe as the north side of the ‘east end’ of London. The east end is where all immigrant groups got their first purchase hold living in London. As did all my families.


ex-London, England
now Sacramento, California

San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society
9/6/2018 1:16 AM Correction. It might read 98 Hanbury Street. According to the 1911 Census, there were 1500+ people named Goldberg living in London. When I added 'Hanbury' as a keyword search, there were 19 people living in this street named Goldberg. There is a Goldberg family living at #98—they could easily have moved just 'up the street' as families often did. The family was Philip and Mary Goldberg (from 'Russia') and their London-born daughter, Dora. She was listed as being 7 years old. As the census was taken at the beginning of April, the odds are 2 to 1 that she hadn't had her birthday, so she would be 8 in 1911, meaning she was born in 1903. According to an online birth index, there were two Dora Goldbergs born in London in 1903. (There's always at least two!) The mother's maiden name was Bloomberg or Kaplin [sic]. One birth was registered in Mile End Old Town, the other in Whitechapel. They are adjacent to one another and both are districts of the east end. My bet would be on the Whitechapel birth and mother's maiden name of Kaplin. But really it's 50-50. Good luck. Jeremy Frankel,
9/6/2018 1:27 AM I agree with 98 Hanbury Street that is what I saw when I first read your post.
9/6/2018 1:51 AM Out of interest there was a Simon Goldberg a piece dealer living at 98 Hanbury Street in the 1880's and 1890's. He may have been from the same family.
9/6/2018 2:45 AM Supporting all who said 98 Hanbury Street. I had family in the street in first few years of the 1900s, at 113, 119, 130 and 132. There was at least one small synagogue in close by, in Princelet Street -
9/6/2018 2:46 AM Could it be Hanbury St, Whitechapel , London E1, a very Jewish area in 1910.

The street lies between Commercial St and Vallance Rd.
9/6/2018 3:09 AM Definitely 98 Hanbury Street, Spitalfields, London, The small synagogue close by was als a church for Huguenot immigrants and I think now a mosque for Pakistani and Bangladeshi immigrants. You can certainly look at the census for 1891 and 1911 and see what you can find.

Good luck,

9/6/2018 5:51 AM Hanbury Street and its area is a wonderful place to walk around today. It has gentrified and many of the old houses restored. There is even an active synagogue remaining nearby (Sandy's Row).

For an atmospheric book that captures the area just at the start of gentrification, see:
9/6/2018 1:02 PM While a slightly later time frame by doing a Family search found a couple of hits for a 1922 marriage registration for a Harry Feedland to a Sarah Sokoloff (various spellings). One needs to look at the different hits to find both given names as each text, not sure why since the registration is 1922, state the spouses name will be available after 1911 which is obviously before 1922.

The text lists the following as location for the marriage record

Line Number:85

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