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Cock, High Street, Chipping Ongar

A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Essex. The  Essex listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

Chipping Ongar index

Dating from 1580

Cock, High Street, Chipping Ongar 1999

19th August 1999

Known Residents

The following entries are in this format:

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

1791/Thomas Biggs/Victualler/../../Universal British

1822/Robert Thomas/../../../Pigot's*

1823-4/Robert Thomas/../../../Pigot's

1828-9/Robert Thomas/../../../Pigot's

1832-3/Robert Thomas/../../../Pigot's

1839/Robert Thomas/../../../Pigot's

1841/Robert Thomas/brewer/70/Essex/Census **
1841/Mary Thomas/wife/68/Essex/Census **
1841/Francis Ross/male servant/60/Essex/Census **
1841/Mary Perry/female servant/19/Essex/Census **
1841/Sarah (illegible)/female servant/25/Essex/Census **
1841/John Mossman/[lodger] painter/30/Essex/Census **
1841/Francis Simmons/[lodger] painter/25/Essex/Census **

1845/Francis Starkey/../../../Post Office

1848/Francis Starkey/../../../White's

1851/Francis Starkey/../../../Post Office

1851 Not found (Francis Starkey is a retired brewer, visiting friends, in census. He is unmarried, which makes it virtually impossible to find the pub!)

1851/Francis Starkey/visitor, retired brewer/40/Chipping Ongar, Essex/Census **

Here is another Starkey entry, possibly his father.High Street

1851/Henry Starkey/master baker/70/Moreton, Essex/Census **
1851/Sarah Starkey/wife/69/High Ongar, Essex/Census **
1851/James Starkey/son, assistant/34/Chipping Ongar, Essex/Census **
1851/Elizabeth Starkey/sister, annuitant/Moreton, Essex/Census **

1855/W S Mason/../../../Post Office ****

1862/Francis Starkey/Brewer/../../Post Office

1867/William Horton/../../../Post Office

1870/Mrs. Hannah Horton/../../../Kelly's

1871/Mrs. Hannah Horton/../../../Post Office

1874/William Silcock/../../../Kelly's

1878/Thomas Read/../../../Kelly's

1881/Priscilla Prichett/Daughter, Housekeeper/19/Mile End, London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Joseph E. Nurse/Visitor, French Polisher/24/Soho, London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Alfred Wyatt/Adopted Son/14/St. George East, London, Middlesex/Census

1882/Thomas Potter/../../../Kelly's

1886/Thomas Potter/../../../Kelly's

1890/Thomas Potter/../../../Kelly's

1891/Thomas Potter/Licensed Victualler/73/Woodham Mortimer, Essex/Census ****
1891/Charlotte A Potter/Wife/66/Southampton, Hants/Census
1891/Elizabeth A Potter/Daughter, BarMaid/36/Southminster, Essex/Census
1891/Arthur E Potter/Son, Carpenter/34/Southminster, Essex/Census
1891/Frederick W Potter/Son, BarMan/30/Southminster, Essex/Census
1891/Ada Potter/Daughter in Law/29/Southampton, Hants/Census
1891/Frederick M Potter/Grand Son/2/Chipping Ongar, Essex/Census
1891/William Wood/Boarder, Railway Engineer Fireman/24/Stanford Rivers, Essex/Census
1891/Ernest E Button/Boarder, Railway Engineer Fireman/25/Suffolk/Census

1894/Peter Jackson/../../../Kelly's

1895/Peter Jackson/../../../Kelly's

1898/Peter Jackson/../../../Kelly's

1899/Peter Jackson/../../../Kelly's

1901/Peter W Jackson/Licensed Victualler/46/Hoxton, London/Census ****
1901/Annie Jackson/Wife/45/Plaistow, Essex/Census
1901/Ada Milligan/General Servant/29/Woolwich, Kent/Census

1902/Peter Jackson/../../../Kelly's

1906/Walter T. Chalk/../../../Kelly's

1908/William Thomas Chalk/../../../Kelly's

1910/William Thomas Chalk/../../../Kelly's

1912/William Thomas Chalk/../../../Kelly's

1914/William Thomas Chalk/../../../Kelly's

1917/Robert Henry Filby/../../../Kelly's

1922/Mrs. Martha Filby/../../../Kelly's

1925-6/Mrs. Martha Rebecca Filby/../../../Kelly's

1929/Sydney Robert Fisher/../../../Kelly's

1933/Sydney Robert Fisher/../../../Kelly's

1937/Sydney Robert Fisher/../../../Kelly's


"I lived in Ongar in the fifties from about '56-61, and at that time the Cock was run by a lovely couple called Earl and Elsie Brooke-Footitt, he was an ex-coastal command crew member who worked for Marconi at Chelmsford whilst Elsie ran the pub. They had a son who I think was called Martin."**

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

** Related by Alastair Ward

**** Kevan

And Last updated on: Wednesday, 03-Jul-2019 18:26:18 BST