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Swan, 123 High Street, Brentwood

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Brentwood pub history index

Built in the 15th century

Deeds of 1826 quote the Swan as formerly the Gun Inn

Swan, High Street, Brentwood

9th October 2002

Taken by Brian Berry

The following entries are in this format:

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

1828/John Francis/Licensee/../../Alehouse Recognizances**

1828-9/John Perry/../../../Pigot's

1832-3/John Francis/../../../Pigot's

1839/Thomas Wells/../../../Pigot's

1840/Thomas Wells/../../../Pigot's*

1845/William Fitch/../../../Post Office

1848/John B. Swann/../../../White's

1851/William Sammas/../../../Post Office

1852/W. Sammes/../../../Kelly's*

1855/Humphreys & Stammers/../../../Post Office

1861/James Hopkins/Licensed Victualler/39/Eynsham, Oxon/Census ****
1861/Jane Hopkins/Wife, Milliner/35/Shenfield, Essex/Census
1861/Jane Hopkins/Daughter/13/Brentwood, Essex/Census
1861/Thomas Hopkins/Son, Bakers Boy/15/Brentwood, Essex/Census
1861/James R Hopkins/Son/8/Brentwood, Essex/Census
1861/Ann M Hopkins/Daughter/2/Brentwood, Essex/Census
1861/Elizabeth Ray/Mother in Law, Dress Maker/76/Shenfield, Essex/Census
1861/William Good/Lodger, House Painter/33/Tunbridge Wells, Kent/Census
1861/Barzill Armstrong/Lodger, Watchmaker/41/Lawshall, Suffolk/Census
1861/James Steff/Lodger, Tailor/51/Orley, Bucks/Census
1861/John Lagdell/Lodger, Licensed Hawker/66/Thringston, Leics./Census
1861/Robert Nicholls/Lodger, House Painter/34/Islington, Middx/Census
1861/William Bush/Lodger, Baker/31/Brentwood, Essex/Census
1861/Emma Radley/General Servant/20/Brentwood, Essex/Census
1861/James Reaves/Lodger, Drover/42/Brentwood, Essex/Census
1861/Samuel Curby/Lodger, House Painter/28/Benfleet, Essex/Census
1861/Henry Mills/Lodger, Light Porter/36/Witham, Essex/Census

1862/James Hopkins/../../../Kelly's

1867/James Hopkins/../../../Post Office

1870/James Hopkins/../../../Kelly's

1871/James Hopkins/../../../Post Office

1871/James Hopkins/Licensed Victualler/49/Eusham, Oxon/Census ****
1871/Jane Hopkins/Wife, Dress Maker/46/Shenfield, Essex/Census
1871/Elizabeth Ray?/Mother, Widow/86/Shenfield, Essex/Census
1871/James A Hopkins/Son, Wood Turner/17/Brentwood, Essex/Census
1871/Anne M Hopkins/Daughter/12/Brentwood, Essex/Census
1871/Rose B Hopkins/Daughter/5/Brentwood, Essex/Census
1871/Ada E Hopkins/Daughter/3/Brentwood, Essex/Census
1871/Thomas Oliver/Lodger, Smith/30/Chelmsford, Essex/Census

1874/James Hopkins/../../../Kelly's

1878/John May/../../../Kelly's

1881/John May/Publican & Cab Proprietor/33/South Weald, Essex/Census
1881/Mary A. May/Wife/27/South Weald, Essex/Census
1881/George May/Son/5/Brentwood, Essex/Census
1881/William May/Son/3Brentwood, Essex/Census
1881/Frank May/Son/2/Brentwood, Essex/Census
1881/Charles Tokley/Gardener (7/3)/47/Braintree, Essex/Census
1881/Alfred Newson/Lodger, Carpenter/20/Colchester, Essex/Census
1881/William Johnson/Lodger, Traveller/35/Maidstone, Kent/Census
1881/Alfred Harvey/Lodger, Carpenter/35/Ipswich, Suffolk/Census
1881/Arthur C. Bradley/Lodger, Discharged Soldier/49/Ireland/Census
1881/William Partridge/Lodger, Labourer/43/Colchester, Essex/Census

1882/John May/Cab Proprietor/../../Kelly's

1886/John May/Cab Proprietor/../../Kelly's

1890/John May/../../../Kelly's

1891/John E. May/Publican/46/? Essex/Census
1891/Mary A. May/Wife, Assistant/35/Brentwood, Essex/Census
1891/George May/Son/15/Brentwood, Esse/Census
1891/William May/Son/13/Brentwood, Esse/Census
1891/Kate May/Daughter/5/Brentwood, Esse/Census
1891/Frank May/Son/9/Brentwood, Esse/Census
1891/Elizabeth Cumbers/Niece, Barmaid/16/Brentwood, Esse/Census
1891/Charles Bradley/Lodger, General Labourer/30/Moreton, Essex/Census
1891/Harry King/Lodger, Gardener/39/Godalming, Surrey/Census
1891/James Harvey/Lodger, General Labourer/37/South Weald, Essex/Census

1894/John May/../../../Kelly's

1895/John May/../../../Kelly's

1899/John May/../../../Kelly's

1901/John E. May/Licensed Victualler/54/Messing, Essex/Census

1901/John E May/Licensed Victualler/54/Messing, Essex/Census ****
1881/Rhoda May/Wife/58/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1901/William May/Son, Barman/23/Brentwood, Essex/Census
1901/Kate May/Daughter, Milliner/15/Brentwood, Essex/Census
1901/Lilla Knight/Niece, Barmaid/23//Census
1881/Elizabeth Cumbers/Wife/34/Navestock/Census
1901/William H Haylett/Rector, Clerk/36/Brentwood, Essex/Census
1901/Charles Wadley/Ostler/38/High Laver, Essex/Census

Note: Premises not named in 1901

1902/John Edward May/../../../Kelly's

1906/John Edward May/../../../Kelly's

1908/John Edward May/../../../Kelly's

1910/John Edward May/../../../Kelly's

1911/John Edward May/Licensed Victualler/64/Colchester, Essex/Census ****
1911/Rhoda Matilda May/Wife/69/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1911/William May/Son, Assistant/33/Brentwood, Essex/Census
1911/Alice Maud Wright/Servant/24/Tottenham/Census
1911/Richard Henry William Scott/Ostller/25/Alcester, Warwickshire/Census
1911/Rose Ada Perry/Boarder, Dressmaker/45/Grove, Berkshire/Census

1912/John Edward May/../../../Kelly's

1914/John Edward May/../../../Kelly's

1917/John Edward May/../../../Kelly's

1922/James Davis/../../../Kelly's

1925/James Davis/../../../Kelly's

1929/James Davis/../../../Kelly's

1933/Mrs. Frances Davis/../../../Kelly's

1937/Mrs. Frances Davis/../../../Kelly's


* Provided by the Pubs, Inns and Taverns Index for England, 1801-1900

** Provided by Mike Smith

**** Kevan

And Last updated on: Wednesday, 03-Jul-2019 18:24:59 BST