Duncan's Head, Head Street, Colchester

It is first mentioned in alehouse recognisances in 1798. This pub closed in 1863. **+

Colchester pub history index

Previously known as the Noah's Ark c1744 to 1797 ***

Residents at this address

One of my ancestors, James Calver, was landlord of Duncan's Head. He was alive on 13th May 1818 (that's when he signed his will where he describes himself as James Calver of Colchester in the county of Essex, Victualler) and dead by 14th June 1820 (when probate was granted). *

Although he doesn't mention The Duncan's Head anywhere, I also have a copy of his father-in-law's will where he is described as "James Calver deceased formerly of the Duncan's Head public house in Colchester." *

1818/James Calver/../../../Will *

1822/James Ward/../../../Pigot's*

1823-4/James Ward/../../../Pigot's

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

1832-3/Sarah Hines/../../../Pigot's

1839/William Payne/../../../Pigot's

1845/Edward Good/../../../Post Office

1848/William Death/../../../White's

1851/James Ely/innkeeper/30/Mistley, Essex/Census **
1851/Hannah Ely/wife/31/Ardleigh, Essex/Census
1851/Charlotte Gardiner/general servant/16/Great Bromley, Essex/Census
1851/John Dolphin/Sergeant 54th Regiment/28/Coventry, Warwickshire/Census

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

1855/James Ely/../../../Post Office Directory **

1861/Stephen Hewes/Inn keeper & ironmonger/51/Colchester, Essex/Census
1861/Ann Hewes/Wife/55/Maldon, Essex/Census
1861/Ann E Miller/Daughter/23/Maldon, Essex/Census
1861/Isaac Miller/Visitor, Ag Labourer/40/Virley, Essex/Census

1862/George Nicholls/Cattle Dealer/../../Kelly's

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

** Provided by John Mead

**+ Provided by Stephen Harris

*** Information kindly provided by Jess Jephcott at http://www.camulos.com

* Provided by Piers Forrest

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