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Rose Hotel, 30 Market Place, Wokingham, Berkshire

from Kellys Directory in 1891 - "In the Rose Inn here, John Gay, the poet, Dr. Arbuthnot, Pope, and Dean Swift are related to have once been weather-bound, and to have whiled away the time by commemorating in verse the charms of the landlords daughter".

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Rose Hotel, 30 Market Place, Wokingham - in May 2009

Rose Hotel, 30 Market Place, Wokingham - in May 2009

Kindly provided by Colin Ager

The following entries are in this format:

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

In 1752 John Chaplin took over the lease of the original Rose for 20 years from Molly Mogg and her sister Sarah who had run the Rose since the bankruptcy of their brother in 1734. By then the the Rose had already been in existence for over a hundred years.
William Wheatley had become landlord of the Bush which was next door in 1756.
In 1772 the Rose was owned by John Griffin the son in law of Molly Mogg but asked too much for the renewal of the lease and John Chaplin bought a house in Peach Street which he opened as a pub which he called the New Rose (situated where Marks and Spencers is now located).
In 1776 William Wheatley took the lease of the Old Rose which he combined with the Bush. His widow Mary became landlord upon his death in 1778 which she continued to run until the lease expired in 1782. In 1783 John Watkins who was previously landlord of the Bell Inn at Swindon took over the lease. He only lasted for two years and for the next four it was run by Thomas Lampard (previously landlord of the Upper Ship at Reading). He was made bankrupt in 1788 and the Old Rose was put up for sale.
Meanwhile in 1787 John Chaplin had died and his wife Hannah had taken over the licence of the New Rose. She bought the Old Rose and closed down the New Rose and ran the former until she retired in 1797 changing the name to the Rose.  **

When the Rose moved across the Market Square to its current site, being called the New Rose initially, the original Inn was called the Bull and Bush but later reverted to its original name of The Bush. The Rose was not renamed the Olde Rose until the latter half of the 20th century. **

This story is intertwined with that of the Inns used by Wokingham Stages. **

1830/John Churchman/../../../Pigots Directory ***

1840/John Wise/../../../Robsons Directory ***

1841/John Wise/Inn Keeper/58/Berkshire/Census ****
1841/Mary Wise/../52/Berkshire/Census
1841/Mary Houlton/Independant/26/Berkshire/Census
1841/William Findley/Male Servant/18/../Census
1841/Elizth /Female Servant/20/Berkshire/Census
1841/Elizth Taylor/Female Servant/22/Berkshire/Census

1842/John Wise/../../../Pigots Directory ***

1844/John Wise/../../../Pigots Directory ***

1847/John Wise/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1850/John Wise/../../../Slaters Directory ***

1851/John Wise/Innkeeper/68/Arborfield, Berks/Census ***
1851/Mary Wise/Wife/62/Wokingham, Berks/Census
1851/Mary Ann Houlton/Daughter, Barmaid/36/Wokingham, Berks/Census
1851/Fanny Busby/Servant, General Servant/20/Minster, Oxon/Census
1851/Ellen Lyford/Servant, General Servant/19/Wokingham, Berks/Census
1851/Edmond Allaway/Servant, Errand & Pot Boy/15/Finchampstead, Berks/Census

1852/John Wise/../../../Slaters Directory ***

1854/W Churchman/../../../Billings Directory ***

1861/William Churchman/Victualler/54/Wokingham, Berks/Census ***
1861/Mary Churchman/Wife/54/Henley, Oxon/Census
1861/Mary Churchman/Daughter, Barmaid/22/Wokingham, Berks/Census
1861/Catherine Churchman/Daughter/17/Wokingham, Berks/Census
1861/Emiley Churchman/Daughter, Scholar/10/Wokingham, Berks/Census
1861/Mary Paulin/Servant, General Servant/18/Warfield, Berks/Census
1861/Peter Dann/Servant, Carter/18/Shindlesham, Berks/Census

1863/William Churchman/../../../Duttons Directory ***

1864/Mrs M Churchman/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1868/Mary Churchman/../../../Casseys Directory ***

1871/Mary Churchman/Hotel Keeper, Widow/65/Henley, Oxon/Census ***
1871/Henry Churchman/Son, Hotel Keepers Assistant/29/Wokingham, Berks/Census
1871/Caroline Churchman/Daughter/26/Wokingham, Berks/Census
1871/Emily Churchman/Daughter/20/Wokingham, Berks/Census

1877/Mrs Mary Churchman/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1881/Mary Churchman/Hotel Keeper, Widow/74/Henley, Oxon/Census ***
1881/Henry Churchman/Son, Farmer 20 Acres Meadow/39/Wokingham, Berks/Census
1881/Caroline Churchman/Daughter, Hotel Assistant/37/Wokingham, Berks/Census
1881/Emily Churchman/Daughter, Hotel Assistant/29/Wokingham, Berks/Census
1881/Alice Gobel/Servant, General Domestic Servant/20/Wokingham, Berks/Census

1883/Mrs Mary Churchman/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1884/Mrs Churchman/../../../Stevens Directory ***

1891/William Churchman/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1893/William Gardiner/../../../Stevens Directory ***

1895/William Churchman/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1901/William Churchman/Hotel Proprietor/59/Wokingham, Berks/Census ***
1901/Jane Churchman/Wife/39/Gaton Hastings/Census
1901/Mary White/Daughter, Barmaid/29/Kintbury/Census
1901/Sarah Fury/Servant, Waitress/20/Low St, Oxford/Census
1901/Flora Englefield/Servant, Cook Domestic/20/Brompton/Census
1901/William Rhodes/Servant, Boots/15/Honey Hill, Wokingham, Berks/Census

1903/Sarah Churchman/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1907/Mrs Sarah Churchman/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1911/Mrs Jane Collis/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1915/Mrs Jane Collis/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1920/Mrs Jane Collis/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1928/Harold Blake Davies/proprietor/../../Kellys Directory ***

1931/G E M Condy/proprietor/../../Kellys Directory ***

1939/M M Wilson/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1956/Lister Welch/../../../Times Directory ***

1957/Lister Welch/prop/../../Times Directory ***

*** Provided By Colin Ager

**** Provided By Kevan

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