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Gamekeepers Arms, Ravens Green, Little Bentley

Gamekeepers Arms, Ravens Green, Little Bentley - circa 1914

Gamekeepers Arms, Ravens Green, Little Bentley - circa 1914

The name Henry John Neal is listed as licensee - Daniell & Sons Brewey

Kindly provided by Heather Johnson

Gamekeepers Arms, Ravens Green, Little Bentley

Gamekeepers Arms, Ravens Green, Little Bentley

Kindly provided by Mick Hearn

Known Residents

The following entries are in this format:

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

1861/William Notley/Beer House Keeper formerly Agricultural Labourer/65/Little Bentley, Essex/Census ****
1861/Elizabeth Notley/Wife/60/Tendring, Essex/Census
1861/Jonathan Notley/Son, Agricultural Labourer/18/Little Bentley, Essex/Census
1861/Walter Colson/Lodger, Agricultural Labourer/24/Preston, Suffolk/Census

1871/Edward Notley/Agricultural Labourer/38/Little Bentley, Essex/Census ****
1871/Esther Notley/Wife/35/Little Bentley, Essex/Census
1871/William Notley/Son/11/Little Bentley, Essex/Census
1871/Edgar Notley/Son/10/Little Bentley, Essex/Census
1871/Emeline Notley/Daughter/8/Little Bentley, Essex/Census
1871/Mathew Notley/Son/6/Little Bentley, Essex/Census
1871/Edward Notley/Son/5/Little Bentley, Essex/Census
1871/Selina Notley/Daughter/2/Little Bentley, Essex/Census
1871/Young Baby Notley/Daughter/7 days/Little Bentley, Essex/Census

1881/John Cutting/Beer House Keeper/33/Great Oakley, Essex/Census *****
1881/Susannah Cutting/Wife/40/Little Bromley, Essex/Census
1881/Lily L Cutting/Daughter/4/Little Bentley, Essex/Census
1881/Kate M Cutting/Daughter/3/Little Bentley, Essex/Census
1881/Frederick Notley/Stepson, Day Labourer/18/Little Bromley, Essex/Census

1891/John Cutting/Beer House Keeper/43/Great Oakley, Essex/Census ****
1891/Susannah Cutting/Wife/48/Little Bromley, Essex/Census
1891/Kate Cutting/Daughter/12/Little Bentley, Essex/Census
1891/Fred Nottey/Son, Agricultural Labourer/28/Little Bromley, Essex/Census

1899/Mrs Susnnah Cutting/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1902/Mrs Susnnah Cutting/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1906/Thomas Woolard/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1911/James Thirkuttle/Beer House Keeper, Widow/61/Moultrox, Norfolk/Census **
1911/Margaret Smith/Housekeeper, Widow/41/Littleshall, Norfolk/Census

1914/John Neal/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1917/Mrs Sarah Jane Neal/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1929/Richard Charles Marsh/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1922/Mrs Sarah Jane Neal/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1933/Richard Charles Marsh/Beer Retailer/../../Kelly's

1937/Richard Charles Marsh/../../../Kelly's

The Gamekeepers Arms in Ravens Green was a quiet house, and was taken over before the First World War by Mr. & Mrs. Neal. None of the family drank beer (or any other form of alcohol) and as only 4 gallons of beer were consumed during the week in the bar, business was very poor. When the War broke out, Mr. Neal went off to fight and Mrs. Neal’s name “Sarah Jane” went up over the door as licensee. The arrival of the Somerset Regiment who were stationed in Little Bentley for a time revived the trade. Mrs. Neal was an excellent cook and served some of the Officers with their evening meal. The Gamekeepers Arms soon became a popular meeting place and remained so until its closure in the middle of the century. *

Note: Premises only named in 1937


* Kindly provided by Mick Hearn

** Kindly provided Hesther Johnson

And Last updated on: Wednesday, 03-Jul-2019 18:31:13 BST