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Chequers, Wickham Bishops

Previously known as the Wayfarers

Chequers, Wickham Bishops

20th June 2001

The following entries are in this format:

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

1757/Robert Brett/../../../.. *****

1758/Mary Brett, widow/../../../.. *****

1759/Richard Wright/../../../.. *****

In 1768 the tenant was Francis King, Yeoman of little Braxted who died C1801. His executors, William Sims and Robert King
sold the house and land in 1810 as follows:

" The Public House called Wickham Chequers and arable close of 1 1/2 Acres to the occupier Alice Matilda Peppercorn for £627.00. She died in 1818 and the occupier John Boltwood, Victualler, became the tennant. He mortgaged the property to William Sims for £600.00. Sims died in 1823 without issue and his widow Sarah Sims was admitted by mortgage rights. She died in 1853 leaving the estate to her niece Charlotte King, Spinster of Witham. Henry Golding Barrett was the occupier." *****

1798/William Peppercorn/../../../Will of Francis King, Yeoman *****

1802/William Peppercorn/../../../.. *****

1832-3/Mary Ann Kemp/../../../Pigot's

1839/William Borrett/../../../Pigot's

1845/Henry Golding Borrett/../../../Post Office

1848/Henry Golding Borrett/Victualler/../../White's

1851/Henry Golding Borrett/../../../Post Office

1851/Henry C Borrett/victualler/50/Wickham Bishops, Essex/Census ***
1851/Mary A Borrett/wife/52/Stebbing, Essex/Census ***
1851/Sarah Kemp/stepdaughter/26/Wickham Bishops, Essex/Census ***
1851/Eliza Crow/general servant/26/Woodham Walter, Essex/Census ***
1851/William Curtis/lodger, ag lab/37/Grays, Essex/Census ***

1855/H. G. Borrett/../../../Kelly's*

1862/Henry Golden Borrett/Farmer/../../Kelly's

1867/Henry Golden Borrett/Farmer/../../Post Office

Arthur Borrett Williams was born at Langford in 1858, when his father John was farming there, and before HE took on the chequers between 1867/70. It does look as if it passed from father to son; Arthur married Mary Marven ( his 1st cousin) in late 1881. Clearly the Borrett name comes from the previous tenant Henry G B., BUT, there’s no family link on any side that I can yet find at all to explain why Arthur had that second name. By 1891 Arthur B Williams is back to being a farmer at Langford with no mention of publican on his census entry… ****

1870/John Williams/../../../Kelly's

1871/John Williams/../../../Post Office

1874/John Williams/../../../Kelly's

1878/John Williams/../../../Kelly's

1881/John Williams/Licensed Victualler/72/Wickham Bishops, Essex/Census
1881/Sarah Williams/Wife/66/Wickham Bishops, Essex/Census

1882/Arthur Borrett Williams/../../../Kelly's

1886/Arthur Borrett Williams/Farmer & Blacksmith/../../Kelly's

1894/Frederick Davey/../../../Kelly's

1895/Frederick Davey/../../../Kelly's

1898/Joseph Peeling/../../../Kelly's

1899/Joseph Peeling/../32/Wormingford, Essex/Kelly's**

1902/Walter George Cordle/../../../Kelly's

1908/Walter George Cordle/../../../Kelly's

1912/Walter George Cordle/../../../Kelly's

1917/Mrs. Mary Florence Warren/../../../Kelly's

1925/Mrs. Mary Florence Warren/../../../Kelly's

1933/William Sydney Warren/../../../Kelly's

1937/William S Warren/../../../Kelly's


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

** Provided by and with additional information from Ray Bertera, the grandson of Joseph Peeling. Joseph died in 1940.

*** Provided by John Mead

**** Provided by James Burgess

***** Provided by John Fredericks

And Last updated on: Wednesday, 03-Jul-2019 18:36:12 BST