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White Hart, 10 Moulsham street, Chelmsford

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Also known as the Old White Hart

Residents at this address

28 Sept. 1781 : Lease for one year to precede release [lacking]. - see Essex SEAX

Daniel Alger gentleman of Great Waltham to Frances Shippee widow of Moulsham.
Two messuages or tenements in Moulsham [Chelmsford] abutting to east on the yard of the messuage formerly called the Katharine ('Katherine') Wheel and now called the Cross Keys [Inn], to west on highway from Moulsham to London [Moulsham Street], to north on a little tenement adjoining the Cross Keys, and to south on 'the corner house' formerly called the Nags Head but now called the White Hart [Inn], occupied formerly by John Little and Richard Britton, afterwards by James Shippee and Thomas Cooke, and now by said Frances Shippee and William Stokes.
[According to Hilda Grieve The Sleepers and the Shadows. Chelmsford: a town, its people, and its past volume 2 (E.R.O. 1994) p.108 the Katharine Wheel took over the sign of the Cross Keys after its original holder - on the opposite side of Moulsham Street - was converted into a gaol in 1665-1666. Grieve does not suggest a date for the transfer of the sign.]

Signed and sealed by Daniel Alger; seal of classical head in right profile. *+

1823-4/C. Wade/../../../Pigot's

1828-9/C. Wade/../../../Pigot's

1832-3/Charles Wade/../../../Pigot's

1839/James Swain/../../../Pigot's

1841/James Swain/Publican/37/Essex/Census
1841/Sarahs Swain/../40/Essex/Census
1841/Henry Swain/../16/Essex/Census
1841/Mary Emery/Female Servant/22/Essex/Census
1841/William Green/Male Servant/45/Essex/Census
1841/Emma Woodcock/../12/Essex/Census
1841/John Smith/Officer of Excise/20/../Census
1841/Edmund Francis/Labourer/25/Essex/Census
1841/James Wilson/Tea Dealer/25/Scotland/Census
1841/James McFarlin/Tea Dealer/20/Scotland/Census

1845/James Swain/../../../Post Office

1848/James Swain/../../../White's

1851/James Swain/../../../Post Office

1851/James Swain/innkeeper/47/Langford, Essex/Census **
1851/Sarah Swain/wife/50/East Hanningfield, Essex/Census **
1851/Sarah Phipps/house servant/38/Willingale, Essex/Census **
1851/Frederick Kettle/ostler/19/Chelmsford, Essex/Census **
1851/Samuel Colley/lodger, skinner/48/Worcester/Census **
1851/William Green/lodger, skinner/58/York/Census **
1851/John Raynham/lodger, exciseman/30/Chelsworth, Suffolk/Census **

1855/J. Swain/../../../Kelly's*

1862/Samuel Ely/../../../Kelly's

1867/Cornelius Wetherall/../../../Post Office

1861/Samuel Ely/victualler/67/Birch, Essex/Census
1861/Sarah Ely/Wife/60/Southminster, Essex/Census
1861/Sarah Ely/Daughter/36/Great Tay, Essex/Census
1861/John Ely/Son, Miller/26/Messing, Essex/Census
1861/Harrie Elyt/Daughter/20/Messing, Essex/Census
1861/Jane Ely/Daughter/17/Messing, Essex/Census
1861/George H Ely/Son/6/Brompton, Middlesex/Census
1861/David Dollimore/Lodger, Groom/21/Hadley, Middlesex/Census
1861/Charles Darley/Lodger, Bricklayer/24/Masley, Cambridgeshire/Census

1874/John William Pittaway/../../../Kelly's

1878/James Loveday/../../../Kelly's

1881/Henry Haynes/Innkeeper/41/Chalfont St. Giles, Buckingham/Census
1881/Hannah Haynes/Wife/46/Woodham Walter, Essex/Census
1881/Hannah Haynes/Daughter, Apprentice Dressmaker/17/Lower Tooting, Surrey/Census
1881/Ellen Haynes/Daughter/11/Battersea, Surrey/Census

1882/Henry Haynes/../../../Kelly's

1886/Thomas Puncher Beckett/../../../Kelly's

1890/William Maskell/../../../Kelly's

1891/William Edwards/Licensed Victualler/36/Islington, London/Census
1891/Frances Edwards/Wife/34/Toxteth Park, Liverpool/Census

1894/Arthur May/../../../Kelly's

1895/Arthur May/../../../Kelly's

1898/Mrs. Caroline Anne Keane/../../../Kelly's

1899/Mrs. Caroline Anne Keane/../../../Kelly's

My Grandfather, Peter Niven was the pub keeper at the Railway Tavern in Otford in 1899. He was born in Greenock, Scotland. In 1900, he was the pub keeper in Chelmsford at the Old White Hart Inn. The sources are Birth Certificates of his children born in those pubs. Both pubs have been demolished. The Railway Tavern location is now a Mercedes Benz dealership. ***

1901/Peter Niven/Licensed Victualler/40/Sunnock, Scotland/Census ***
1901/Annie Niven/Wife/35/Windsor, Berkshire/Census
1901/Cecil Niven/Son/4/Sevenoaks, Kent/Census
1901/Donald Niven/Son/2/Sevenoaks, Kent/Census
1901/Stanley Niven/Son/3 months/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1901/Ellen Bridger/General Servant/40/Sevenoaks, Kent/Census
1901/Singulah O Gallehawk/Boarder, Engineer Mechanical/45/Faversham, Kent/Census
1901/Robert W Yems/Boarder/32/St Lukes, London/Census

1902/Alfred Craddock Marks/../../../Kelly's

1906/Albert Harry Saward/../../../Kelly's

1908/Albert Harry Saward/../../../Kelly's

1910/Albert Harry Saward/../../../Kelly's

1911/Albert Harry Saward/Licensed Victualler/40/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1911/Alice Saward/Wife, Assistant/39/../Census
1911/Cyril Albert Saward/Son/2/Chelmsford, Essex/Census


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** Provided by John Mead

*** Provided by Bruce Niven

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