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Horse Shoe Inn, Old Station Road, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire

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Horseshoes, Moulton Road, Newmarket

Horseshoes, Moulton Road, 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.

1844/Stephen Goodall/../../../Directory

1869/George John Saich/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1879/George John Saich/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1883/George John Saich/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1891/Mrs Matilda Saich/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/Rebecca Saich/Inn Keeper, Widow/54/Ashendon, Bucks/Census ****
1891/Fanny K Saich/Daughter, Barmaid/24/Newmarket, Cambs/Census
1891/George J Saich/Son, Barman/22/Newmarket, Cambs/Census
1891/Rose L Saich/Daughter, Barmaid/20/Newmarket, Cambs/Census
1891/Blanche M Saich/Daughter, Book Keeper/19/Newmarket, Cambs/Census
1891/George Gough/Potman/20/Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk/Census
1891/Phoebe Symonds/General Servant/21/Kirtling, Cambs/Census

1892/Mrs Rebecca Saich/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1896/Mrs Rebecca Saich/../../../Kellys 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. *

1904/C Stephenson/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1911/Charles James Stephenson/Publican/56/Newmarket, Cambridgeshire/Census *
1911/Emily Cass Stephenson/Wife/50/London/Census
1911/Ethel Grace Stephenson/Daughter/18/Newmarket, Cambridgeshire/Census
1911/George Pryke/Servant/33/Long Melford, Suffolk/Census

1916/C Stephenson/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1925/Mrs Janet Smith/& Weighbridge, Old Station road/../../Kellys Directory ****

* Provided By Jeremy Burrows

**** Provided By Kevan

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