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Carpenters Arms, All Saints Road, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire

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at Lower Station Road in 1904

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Carpenters Arms, Newmarket

Carpenters Arms, Newmarket

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The following entries are in this format:

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

1869/William Eagle/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1879/Joseph Crick/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1883/G Cooper/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1891/Robert Cunnington/../../../Post Office Directory ****

My great great grandfather is Charles Stephenson. In the 1891 census Charles Stephenson is shown as a Publican and Baker at the Carpenters Arms in Lower Station Road, Newmarket. His wife Emily Stephenson (my great great grandmother) was the daughter of James and Lucy Holcomb, who had been landlords of the Jolly Brewer, Ferdinand Street, Camden Town; and Lucy Holcomb was, in turn, the daughter of Ambrose Frost who was landlord of the White Swan in Exning.  *

In the 1901 Census Charles and Emily Stephenson are still on Lower Station Road, Newmarket, and he is still a licensed victualler. I am assuming that he was still at the Carpenters Arms, but this is not established. *

I also have a press report from the Cambridge Independent Press, Friday 4 January 1907, page 2 column 5, reporting the trial of Joseph Smith, a stableman who was charged with stealing a turkey of the value of 18 shillings from a game dealer. The evidence of one of the witnesses is reported as follows:
Charles Stephenson, landlord of the "Horse Shoe" Inn, Old Station-Road, Newmarket, deposed that Smith came into his house on December 24th, a little after 6, with a turkey which he offered for sale. Prisoner said three had been sent him. He left one at his lodgings, and the other he had sold to Mr Whitehurst. Witness did not purchase the turkey then, but about an hour later he purchased it for 8s. Susequently he handed the turkey to the police. He believed what prisoner said at the time, for he knew that stablemen received presents of this description. *

So we can definitely say that Charles Stephenson was the landlord of the Horse Shoe on Christmas Eve 1906. *

Charles and Emily went on to take over the licence at the Bull Hotel after their son William (known to my mother as "uncle Wal"; but actually her great uncle) went to France to do his bit in 1916 or 1917; and after Charles died in 1919 Emily continued as landlady of the Bull until 1933 (she then retired to Chieveley, where she died in 1936). I believe you already have these details - but you may not have associated them with C Stephenson of the Horse Shoe, nor made the inter-generational links with the Holcombs of the Jolly Butcher and the Frosts of the White Swan. *

1891/Charles Stephenson/Publican & Baker/36/Newmarket, Suffolk/Census *
1891/Emily Stephenson/Wife/30/Victoria Park, London/Census
1891/Lucy Holcombe/Mother, Widow/60/Exning, Suffolk/Census
1891/William Charles Stephenson/Son/3/Newmarket, Cambridgeshire/Census

1892/C J Stephenson/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1896/C Stephenson/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1898/Wanted, at once, good General - Apply Mrs Stephenson, Carpenters Arms, Newmarket 846/../../../Bury Free Press ****

1901/Charles Stephenson/Licensed Victualler/46/Newmarket, Cambridgeshire/Census *
1901/Emily Stephenson/Wife/40/London/Census
1901/May Stephenson/Daughter/17/Newmarket, Cambridgeshire/Census
1901/William Stephenson/Son/13/Newmarket, Cambridgeshire/Census
1901/Ethel Stephenson/Daughter/9/Newmarket, Cambridgeshire/Census
1901/Martha Halcombe/Sister in Law/42/Chippenham, Cambridgeshire/Census
1901/Amy Goodchild/Servant/24/Isleham/Census
1901/William Smart/Stableman, Widow/28/Cambridge, Cambridgeshire/Census

1904/J Scallon/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1916/Jn Rt Brown/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1925/Edward Jas Sayers/../../../Kellys Directory ****

* Provided By Jeremy Burrows

**** Provided By Kevan

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