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The Country Pink in 1850

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.

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

In 1850, it was run by William Sargent, he was my 3rd great grandfather, properly known as William Kerslake Sargent.
I know that by then he had been there for at least 15 years, it was his uncle and aunt who had initially run the place before he did, they were James Wyatt and Mary Wyatt (nee Kerslake).

In 1835, the inn was subject to a murder case, William had been serving a chap called Henry John Honey drinks and he then murdered his wife in a drunken rage after discovering his infidelities.

William lived and worked there until 1850, which was also the year of his death aged 42 after drinking himself to an early grave. He had married a local woman Mary Lishmund and they had seven children at the pub.

1850/Wm. Sargent/../../../Whites Directory ****

1852/William Sheldon/../../../Slaters Directory ****

1878/Isaac Brown/../../../Eyres Directory ****

1881/Thomas W Westcott/Licensed Victualler/50/Plymouth, Devon/Census ****
1881/Mary A Westcott/Wife/32/Plymouth, Devon/Census
1881/Alfred Boyce/Stepson/8/Plymouth, Devon/Census
1881/Betsey Boyce/Step Daughter/6/Plymouth, Devon/Census
1881/Thomas W Westcott/Son/4/Plymouth, Devon/Census
1881/Jessie Lyons/Servant Domestic/17/Plymouth, Devon/Census

1890/John E Gard/../../../Eyres Directory ****

1893/John Gard/../../../Kellys Directory ****



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