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Five Bells, Offwell, Devon

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Devon . The Devon 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/John Seager/Head Farmer 7acres emp one indoor Lab Wid/76/Calne Wiltshire/Census **
1851/Ann Seager/Dau/50/Offwell Devon/Census
1861/Thomas Seager/Grnson Farm Lab/17/Offwell Devon/Census

1861/William Northam/Innkeeper/39/Offwell Devon/Census **
1861/William Seward Northam/Son Scholar/10/Offwell Devon/Census
1861/John Northam/Son Scholar/8/Offwell Devon/Census
1861/Ann Northam/Dau/6/(Not shown)/Census
NB Inn Not Named in 1861

1871/William Northam/Innkeeper Wid/49/Offwell Devon/Census **
1871/Annie Northam/Dau Dressmaker/16/Offwell Devon/Census
NB INN not named in 1871

1878/William Northam/../../../Post Office Directory **

1881/William Northam/Innkeeper/58/Offwell Devon/Census **
1881/Hannah Northam/wife/60/Colyton Devon/Census
1881/John Northam/Son Farmer 10a/29/Offwell Devon/Census
1881/James Strawbridge/Grnson/8/Colyton Devon/Census
1881/John Davey/Visitor Lab/50/Barnstaple Devon/Census
1881/James Turner/visitor Lab/30/Barnstaple Devon/Census
NB INN NOt Named In 1881

1889/John Northam/../../../Post Office Directory **

1891/John Northam/Farmer Publican/38/Offwell Devon/Census **
1891/Bessie Northam/Wife Pub/38/Farway Devon/Census
1891/William J Northam/Son Scholar/8/Offwell Devon/Census

1893/John Northam/../../../Post Office Directory **

1901/John Northam/Innkeeper Farmer/48/Offwell Devon/Census **
1901/Bessie Northam/Wife Pub/48/Farway Devon/Census
1901/William J Northam/Farmers Son/18/Offwell Devon/Census
1901/Sarah Connett/Mother in Law Wid/89/Widworthy Devon/Census

1902/John Northam/../../../Post Office Directory **

1910/Bessie Northam(Mrs)/../../../Post Office Directory **

1914/Bessie Northam/../../../Post Office Directory **

1919/Bessie Northam(Mrs)/../../../Post Office Directory **

1923/Bessie Northam(Mrs)/../../../Post Office Directory **

** Provided By Bev Howlett

**** Provided By Kevan

And Last updated on: Sunday, 29-Mar-2020 13:12:41 BST