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Anchor, 1 St Helens Wharf, Abingdon, Berkshire

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Old Anchor Inn, 1 St Helens Wharf, Abingdon - in 2012

Old Anchor Inn, 1 St Helens Wharf, Abingdon - in 2012

Kindly provided by John Willmott

Residents at this address

1830/William Hewett/../../../Pigots Directory ***

1840/Henry Phipp/../../../Robsons Directory ***

1844/Henry Phipp/../../../Pigots Directory ***

1847/Henry Phipp/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1851/Henry Phipp/Victualler & Coal Merchant/49/Lechlade, Glos/Census ***
1851/Ann Phipp/Wife/50/Wallingford, Berks/Census
1851/Mary Ann Short/Niece, Housemaid/26/Abingdon, Berks/Census
1851/Benjamin Hunt/Lodger, Labourer/45/Strand, Glos/Census

1852/Anchor, Henry Shipp, Wharf / Slaters directory

1854/Henry Phipps/../../../Billings Directory ***

1863/Henry Phipp/../../../Duttons Directory ***

1864/H Phipp/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1868/Henry Phipps/../../../Casseys Directory ***

1871/Henry Hall/Licensed Victualler/42/Sunningwell, Berkshire/Census
1871/Jane Hall/Wife/45/Wootton, Berkshire/Census

The landlord in 1881 was Joseph PLOWMAN (1838-1892) and his wife Emma nee PRIOR. They only had one child, Harry PLOWMAN (1859-1937). Harry was landlord of the Prince of Wales from about 1890. *
1881/Joseph Plowman/Publican And Coal Merchant/41/Abingdon, Berkshire/Census
1881/Emma Plowman/Wife/42/Tunbridge Wells, Kent/Census
1881/George Fairweather/Boarder, Bricklayer/28//Census
1881/Thomas Norman/Boarder, Groundwork Labourer/54/Spratton, Northampton/Census
1881/Thomas Sears/Boarder, Cabman Horse Driver/24/Hadlow, Kent/Census
1881/Henry Powck/Pot Boy/15/Abingdon, Berkshire/Census

1887/Joseph Plowman/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1891/Joseph Plowman/Innkeeper/50/Abingdon, Berks/Census ***
1891/Emma Plowman/Wife/51/Chilton, Berks/Census
1891/Arthur Harber/Servant, Waiter/18/Sutton Courtenay, Berks/Census

1899/Mrs E Plowman/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1901/Emma Plowman/Licensed Victualler & Coal Merchant, Widow/63/Chilton, Berkshire/Census
1901/Alfred Jenkins/General Errand Boy/16/North Moreton, Oxford/Census

Emma PLOWMAN dies in 1905 and in the same year her grand-daughter Ada Lillie PLOWMAN married Harry George BOTTERILL (Ada was a daughter of Harry PLOWMAN). *

1907/Harry George Botterill/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1911/Harry George Botterill/Publican/26/Weedon, Northamptonshire/Census
1911/Ada Lily Botterill/Wife/29/Abingdon, Berkshire/Census

1920/Harry Geo Botterill/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1924/Harry Geo Botterill/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1928/Harry Geo Botterill/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1931/Harry Geo Botterill/../../../Kellys Directory ***

So the PLOWMAN 'family' held the licence from about 1881 through to at least 1935 when Harry George BOTTERILL and his wife are still living at 1 St Helen's wharf (info from electoral register). Harry George BOTTERILL was also advertising his services as a Boatbuilder from Wilsham Road from about 1915 (Kellys directory). He is listed as a boat builder at The Isis, Hilsham road in the 1939 electoral register. *

* Provided By Mark Cox

*** Provided By Colin Ager

And Last updated on: Thursday, 18-Jun-2020 16:43:21 BST