Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Berkshire. The Berkshire listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
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In the 1851 census Joseph PLOWMAN is a Coal merchant and Publican on The
Bury. The name of the pub is not given. Just three years earlier in 1848
Joseph PLOWMAN is at the Half Moon on East St Helens Street (Kelly's Trade
directory), and again in the 1852 Slaters directory. *
Tens years before, in the 1861 census Joseph PLOWMAN was in the Market Place and is recorded as a publican, the name of the pub is not recorded but this is likely to be the Plough and Anchor. He is there with his family. *
Then, in 1871, Joseph PLOWMAN (senior) is a Publican at the 'Plough and Anchor' on Market Place - he has been there from about 1854.
The Eagle Tavern is also on the Market Place. (and not to be confused with the spread eagle on Northcourt road). In 1881 the landlord was Joseph PLOWMAN (1812-1895), he was born in Abingdon, and was living with his wife Lydia nee TOMKINS. Joseph was also trading as a coal merchant. Joseph was the father of the Joseph PLOWMAN landlord of the Anchor. *
1881/Joseph Plowman/Coal Merchant & Inn Keeper/69/Abingdon, Berkshire/Census
1881/Lydia Plowman/Wife/66/Abingdon, Berkshire/Census
1881/Annie Rowes/Daughter, Dressmaker/39/Abingdon, Berkshire/Census
1881/Jennie Plowman/Daughter/25/Abingdon, Berkshire/Census
* Provided By Mark Cox