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Bell, 126 Main Road, Danbury CM3 4DT

The Bell Inn, Danbury painted in 1933 by J.B.Slight

The Bell Inn, Danbury painted in 1933 by J.B.Slight

Kindly provided by John Askins

Bell, Danbury

14th August 1999

The following entries are in this format:

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

1827-8/John Nunn/../../../Pigot's*

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

1839/James Ellis/../../../Pigot's

1845/James Ellis/../../../Post Office

1848/James Ellis/Victualler/../../White's

1851/James Ellis/../../../Post Office

1851/James Ellis/publican and farmer/55/Danbury, Essex/Census ***
1851/Louisa Ellis/wife/45/Bowers Gifford, Essex/Census
1851/Edward Ellis/son/20/Danbury, Essex/Census
1851/Frederick Ellis/son, butcher’s boy/19/Danbury, Essex/Census
1851/Elizabeth Ellis/daughter, scholar/13/Danbury, Essex/Census
1851/James Dace/servant, ag lab/26/Danbury, Essex/Census
1851/Jane Speller/house servant/19/Danbury, Essex/Census

1852/J. Ellis/../../../Kelly's**

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

1862/James Ellis/Builder/../../Kelly's

1867/James Ellis/Carpenter/../../Post Office

1871/Frederick Gladwin/../../../Post Office

1874/Frederick Gladwell/../../../Kelly's

1878/Frederick Gladwell/../../../Kelly's

1881/Frederic Gladwell/Innkeeper/83/Barking, Suffolk/Census
1881/Susanna D. Gladwell/Wife/57/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1881/Frederic Gladwell/Son, Inn Servant/20/Broomfield, Essex/Census
1881/William Finch/Groom/62/Danbury, Essex/Census
1881/Joseph Ridney/Lodger, Agricultural Labourer/77/Little Baddow, Essex/Census

1882/Frederick Gladwell/../../../Kelly's

1886/Frederick Gladwell/../../../Kelly's

1894/Frederick Gladwell/../../../Kelly's

1895/Frederick Gladwell/../../../Kelly's

1898/Henry French/../../../Kelly's

1899/Henry French/../../../Kelly's

1902/Alfred Oliver/../../../Kelly's

The Kellys directory 1906 lists my Great Grandfather Pryce Herbert Owen at the Bell in Danbury. He moved his family to Essex from Montgomeryshire Wales, in the early 1900's. He bought a farm in Danbury on his wife's behalf in 1907, all census records record him as a farmer. On paper work I have of the time, he is said to be a licensed Victualler at the Green Man, Navestock which Kellys directory confirms. *****

1906/Pryce Herbert Owen/../../../Kelly's

1908/William Girling/../../../Kelly's

1912/Frederick Nichols/../../../Kelly's

1917/Elijah Henry Brice/../../../Kelly's

1925/E. G. Clinkscales/../../../Kelly's

1933/Mrs. Elizabeth Care/../../../Kelly's

1943/Mrs. Elizabeth Askins/../../../Kelly's

Elizabeth Askins held the licence for the Bell Inn from 7th February 1936 until January 7th 1950. She took the licence over from Elizabeth Cave and after Jan 7th 1950 it was taken over by a Arthur John Wallis.

Elizabeth Askins neé Cleland. She was a widow whose husband had been the Licensed Victualler of the Albert Hotel in Witham between 1911? - 28.10.1934,
Mrs Elizabeth Askins and Emily Lomer were sisters, Emily was the licensee of the Ship, Maldon ****

* Provided by Ken Harrison

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

*** Provided by John Mead

**** Provided by John Askins

***** Provided by Tony Langmead

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