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Wheatsheaf Inn, Shaw Road, Newbury, Berkshire

Newbury pub history index

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.

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1851/Daniel Collins/Publican & Grocer/43/Thatcham, Berks/Census ***
1851/Ann Collins/Wife/45/Thatcham, Berks/Census
1851/Matilda Collins/Daughter, Dressmaker/15/Speen, Berks/Census
1851/Dorlas Collins/Daughter, Scholar/12/Speen, Berks/Census

1854/Daniel Collins/beer retailer & shopkeeper/../../Billings Directory ***

My Great Grandfather, Richard Whale, ran the Wheatsheaf in Shaw, Newbury.  In one census it is called Eyles Buildings, Wheatsheaf Lane. Today it is 93, Shaw Road, Shaw, Newbury. It is on the corner of Shaw Road and Wheatsheaf Lane. The building is still there but is now a private house.  *

1861/Richard Whale/Beer House Keeper, widow/50/Newbury, Berkshire/Census *
1861/Esther Whale/Daughter, Housekeeper/18/Newbury, Berkshire/Census
1861/Annie Whale/Daughter/12/Hackney, Middlesex/Census
1861/Emma Whale/Daughter/10/Hackney, Middlesex/Census

1871/Richard Whale/Licensed Publican/61/Chieveley, Berkshire/Census *
1871/Eliza Whale/Wife/28/Boxford, Berkshire/Census
1871/Alice Whale/Daughter/22/Hackney/Census
1871/Ellen Whale/Daughter/8/Speen, Berkshire/Census
1871/Mattilda Whale/Daughter/4/Speen, Berkshire/Census
1871/Edward Whale/Son/2/Speen, Berkshire/Census

1881/Richard Whale/Gardener & Publican/72/Speen, Berkshire/Census *
1881/Eliza Whale/Wife/33/Boxford, Berkshire/Census
1881/Matilda Whale/Daughter/14/Speen, Berkshire/Census
1881/Edward Whale/Son/13/Speen, Berkshire/Census
1881/Kate Whale/Daughter/7/Speen, Berkshire/Census
1881/Alfred Whale/Son/5/Speen, Berkshire/Census
1881/Arthur Whale/Son/4/Speen, Berkshire/Census
1881/Charles Whale/Son/16 days/Speen, Berkshire/Census

1891/Richard Whale/Publican/82/Shaw, Berks/Census ***
1891/Ellen Whale/Wife/44/Woodspeen, Berks/Census
1891/Alfred Whale/Son/15/Woodspeen, Berks/Census
1891/Arthur Whale/Son/13/Woodspeen, Berks/Census
1891/Charles Whale/Son/11/Woodspeen, Berks/Census
1891/Minnie Whale/Daughter/9/Woodspeen, Berks/Census

Richard Whale is shown as the Publican or Beer House Keeper in the census records of 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 and probably remained so until his death at the age of 90 in 1899. That indicates that he was the publican of the Wheatsheaf for around 50 years! *

1901/Eliza Whale/Inn Keeper, Widow/59/Newbury, Berkshire/Census ****
1901/Charles Whale/Son, Market Gardener/21/Newbury, Berkshire/Census
1901/Minnie Whale/Daughter, Housemaid/19/Newbury, Berkshire/Census


* Provided By David Lees

*** Provided By Colin Ager

**** Provided By Kevan

And Last updated on: Sunday, 29-Mar-2020 00:15:33 GMT