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Hare & Hounds, Bishops Stortford Road, Roxwell CM1 4LU

Later 'The Hare', Roxwell

Hare, Roxwell

27 August 2005

Provided by Kevan

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

1832-3/William Cheek/../../../Pigot's

1839/Sarah Cheek/../../../Pigot's

1845/Mrs. Cheek/../../../Post Office

1848/Sarah Cheek/Victualler/../../White's

1851/Mrs. Sarah Cheek/../../../Post Office

1851/Sarah Cheek/widow, licensed victualler/60/Roxwell, Essex/Census ***
1851/Maria Cheek/daughter, assistant/29/Roxwell, Essex/Census ***
1851/Stephen Cheek/son, ag lab/23/Roxwell, Essex/Census ***
1851/George Cheek/son, ag lab/17/Roxwell, Essex/Census ***
1851/William Cheek/grandson/09/Roxwell, Essex/Census ***
1851/William Halls/lodger, ag lab/60/Roxwell, Essex/Census ***
1851/William Halls junior/lodger, ag lab/16/Roxwell, Essex/Census ***
1851/Charles Halls/lodger, ag lab/10/Roxwell, Essex/Census ***
1851/Stephen Gower/lodger, ag lab/23/Margaret Roding, Essex/Census ***
1851/James Franklin/lodger, bricklayer/57/Roxwell, Essex/Census ***
1851/John James/lodger, ag lab/41/Good Easter, Essex/Census ***

1855/Mrs. S. Cheek/../../../Kelly's*

My Great Great Grandfather James Emerson, was a Publican from 1861 to 1871 at the Hare & Hounds, Blackwall. He originally came from Alford in Lincolnshire. The 1871 Census confirms that most of his family had moved from the Hare, up the road to Boyton Cross, their occupations then became carpenters/wheelwrights. The family remained in the Chelmsford area for the next 10-15 years.  **
Tracking my Gr Grandfather also a James Emerson, he became the Publican at The Willows or Three Willows Birchanger, circa 1899 for some 8 years and remained in the Bishops Stortford area, where  we still have James's extended family living there. **
James's brother Frank, also became involved with the Chelmsford Breweries and then moved to Hitchin St, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire to run the Black Bear (shown on Census 1901).
Wherever I track I can find family either working as Master Brewers at Sawbridgeworth/Bishops Stortford or, as my Grandfather Frederick Emerson did in his youth, drive steam engines - up to Bury St Edmunds, also for Taylors.
Frederick Emerson married a daughter Eva, from a very successful Publican family from Sawbridgeworth, who ran the George IV _ James Broad and his eldest daughter ran The Fox. **

1861/James Emerson/Publican/40/Alford, Lincolnshire/Census **
1861/Elizabeth Emerson/Wife/43/Wickenby, Lincolnshire/Census
1861/John Emerson/Son/11/South Wheald, Essex/Census
1861/James Emerson/Son/8/Thorney, Nottinghamshire/Census
1861/Thomas Emerson/Son/6/Roxwell, Essex/Census
1861/Frank Emerson/Son/4/Roxwell, Essex/Census
1861/Edward Emerson/Son/2/Roxwell, Essex/Census

1862/James Emerson/../../../Kelly's

1867/James Emerson/Family Brewer & Farmer/../../Post Office

1870/James Emerson/Family Brewer & Farmer/../../Kelly's

1871/James Emerson/Family Brewer & Farmer/../../Post Office

1871/Henry Hawkins/Publican & Brewer/25/Great Maplestead, Essex/Census
1871/Hannah Louisa Hawkins/Wife/23/Great Maplestead, Essex/Census
1871/Jessie Louisa Hawkins/Daughter/4/Mallock Bath, Derbyshire/Census
1871/Harry Frank Hawkins/Son/9 months/Chelmsford, Essex/Census
1871/Hannah Hawkins/Mother, Tailoress/45/Great Maplestead, Essex/Census
1871/Letitia Hawkins/General Servant/16/Great Maplestead, Essex/Census

1874/Henry Hawkins/Brewer & Farmer/../../Kelly's

1878/Robert Dawson/../../../Kelly's

1881/William Stokes/Publican/56/Chignall Smealy, Essex/Census
1881/Emma Stokes/Wife/52/Roxwell, Essex/Census
1881/Walter Hare/Lodger, Agricultural Labourer/30/Roxwell, Essex/Census
1881/George Mead/Lodger, Agricultural Labourer/24/Stanway, Essex/Census

1882/William Stokes/../../../Kelly's

1886/William Stokes/../../../Kelly's

1890/William Stokes/../../../Kelly's

1894/James Page/../../../Kelly's

1895/James Page/../../../Kelly's

1898/James Page/../../../Kelly's

1899/James Page/../../../Kelly's

1902/George William Goodchild/../../../Kelly's

1906/Herbert Kemp/../../../Kelly's

1908/Herbert Kemp/../../../Kelly's

1910/Herbert Kemp/../../../Kelly's

1912/Herbert Kemp/../../../Kelly's

1914/William Bird/../../../Kelly's

1917/William Bird/../../../Kelly's

1922/William Bird/../../../Kelly's

1925/Edward Letts/../../../Kelly's

1929/Edward Letts/../../../Kelly's

1933/Edward Letts/../../../Kelly's

1937-43/Mrs. A. Letts/../../../Kelly's

My Grandma Mrs Alice Letts was the landlady of the Hare @ Hounds until September 1943. It was then handed over to my stepfather Jack Reynolds and my mother Doris Reynolds at that date and remained in the family until June 1979 whereon my mother died. The name difference was due to the fact that my father Bernard Mays died in 1937 who was the illegitimate son of Alice Letts and he was born in 1909. Jack and Doris produced two sons Raymond and Richard Reynolds, sadly Richard died in November 2000. ****

1943/Jack Reynolds/../../../.. ****


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

* Provided by Heather Ryman

*** Provided by John Mead

**** Derek Mays

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