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George Hotel, High Street, Colchester - looking west

George Hotel, High Street, Colchester - looking west

George, High Street, Colchester

George, High Street, Colchester

George, High Street, Colchester - 1960s

George, High Street, Colchester - 1960s

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George, High Street, Colchester 1999

18th September 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.

The earliest record of the inn dates from 1494 when an agreement was signed giving rights over the property known then as the George to a Thomas Jopson. Whilst the building structure has been extensively altered over the centuries, there are still remains from Thomas Jopson's time. The central part of the building and the cellars are a part of the original 15th century house, perhaps built around 1450 and contemporary with the Red Lion on the opposite side of the street. **

The inn is shown in the alehouse recognisance from 1764 until 1819 and then in consecutive trade directories up until the modern day.;also known as the George and the Dragon in the 1790's ***

1822/Abednig Bland/../../../Pigot's*

1823-4/Abednig Bland/../../../Pigot's

1828-9/Abeduego Bland/../../../Pigot's

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

1839/John Smith/../../../Pigot's

1845/John Smith/Wine Merchant/../../Post Office

1848/John Smith/../../../White's

1851/John Smith/../../../Post Office

1851/Samuel D Forbes/hotel keeper/34/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census **
1851/Jane C Forbes/wife/34/Ryde, Hampshire/Census **
1851/Duncan Forbes/son/02/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census **
1851/Sarah H South/mother, proprietor of houses/60/Portsea, Hampshire/Census **
1851/Joseph Hookey/visitor, perfumer/45/Portsea, Hampshire/Census **
1851/James Woodley/waiter/20/Middlesex/Census **
1851/Sarah Isaac/nursemaid/29/Southsea, Hampshire/Census **
1851/Eliza Clench/cook/27/Messing, Essex/Census **
1851/Sarah Curtis/kitchen maid/19/Great Clacton, Essex/Census **
1851/Mary E Austin/chambermaid/32/Great Bentley, Essex/Census **

1855/S. Forbes/../../../Kelly's*

1856/Samuel D. Forbes/../../../Post Office

1862/Charles Guiver/../../../Kelly's

1867/Charles Guiver/../../../Post Office

1870/Charles Guiver/../../../Kelly's

1871/Charles Guiver/../../../Post Office

1874/Charles Guiver/../../../Kelly's

1878/Charles Guiver/../../../Kelly's

1881/Matthew A. Black/Proprietor/46/Scotland/Census
1881/Maria M. Black/Wife/39/Cloyton, Devon/Census
1881/Alice Maud Shorland/Barmaid/19/Sidmouth, Devon/Census
1881/Caroline H. White/Barmaid/24/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Henry Greengrass/Waiter/20/Great Finton, Suffolk/Census
1881/Edward T. Fitch/Boots/18/Colchester, Essex/Census
1881/William J. Ansell/Page/14/Chatham, Kent/Census
1881/Louisa Polley/Domestic Servant/19/Copford, Essex/Census
1881/Emily Turner/Domestic Servant/18/Longford, Buckingham/Census
1881/Susan Garwood/Domestic Servant/17/Colchester, Essex/Census
1881/Rosina Clark/Domestic Servant/16/Tattingstone, Suffolk/Census
1881/George A. Gibbs/Lodger, Commercial Traveller/33/London, Middlesex/Census

1882/Mrs. Mary Ann Guiver/../../../Kelly's

1886/Mrs. Fanny Morris/../../../Kelly's

1894/Richard William Mutton/../../../Kelly's

1895/Richard William Mutton/../../../Kelly's

1898/Mrs. Ann Elizabeth White/Proprietress/../../Kelly's

1899/Mrs. Ann Elizabeth White/../../../Kelly's

1901/Ann E White/Mother/50/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census ****
1901/Dollie White/Daughter, School Girl/16/Sandgate, Kent/Census
1901/Henry Parrott/Son, Manager of Hotel/29/Aldershot, Hampshire/Census
1901/Sarah Finch/Book Keeper/40/Rochester, Kent/Census
1901/Mabel Archer/Barmaid/22/Slatcon, Norfolk/Census
1901/Maud Wager/Barmaid/20/Great Totham, Essex/Census
1901/Ellen Marchant/Cook Restraunt/49/Limerick, Ireland/Census
1901/Julia Tyrrell/Waitress/24/Mendham, Norfolk/Census
1901/Mabel Mitchell/Chambermaid/24/Easton, Norfolk/Census
1901/Rose Pooley/Housemaid/20/Great Wigborough, Essex/Census
1901/Annie Mead/Kitchen Maid/19/Maldon, Essex/Census
1901/Emily Leggett/Pantry Maid/19/Ipswich, Suffolk/Census

1902/Hugh Percy Loraine Triscott/../../../Kelly's

1907/H. P. Triscott/../../../Benham's

1908/Hugh Percy Loraine Triscott/../../../Kelly's

1912/Hugh Percy Loraine Triscott/../../../Kelly's

1914/Mrs Gertrude Triscott/../../../Kelly's

1917/Gertrude Triscott/../../../Kelly's

1925/Edward Tompkins/../../../Kelly's

1933/J. E. Nelson/../../../Kelly's

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

** Provided by John Mead

*** Information kindly provided by Jess Jephcott at

**** Provided by Colin Wager

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