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Union Flag,Wivenhoe Cross, Wivenhoe

Wivenhoe pub history index

Also known as the Flag

Union Flag,Wivenhoe Cross, Wivenhoe

Kindly provided by Jacky Lawrence

Union Flag,Wivenhoe Cross, Wivenhoe

25th 2000

The following entries are in this format:

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

1828-9/Samuel Wade/../../../Pigot's

1832-3/George Hyam/../../../Pigot's

1839/Abraham William Abbott/../../../Pigot's

1845/George Philbrick/../../../Post Office

1848/George Philbrick/../../../White's

1851/George Philbrick/../../../Post Office

1851/George Philbrick/Innkeeper/49/Wivenhoe, Essex/Census*
1851/Martha Philbrick/Wife/50/Ardleigh, Essex/Census*
1851/George Philbrick/Son, Shoe Maker/22/Wivenhoe, Essex/Census*
1851/Joseph Head/Lodger, Farmers Labourer/29/Wivenhoe, Essex/Census*

1855/Miss J Wenden/../../../Post Office

1862/Mrs. Sarah Wenden/../../../Kelly's

1867/Mrs. Sarah Wenden/../../../Post Office

1870/Mrs. Sarah Wenden/../../../Kelly's

1871/Mrs. Sarah Wenden/../../../Post Office

1874/Mrs. Sarah Wenden/../../../Kelly's

1878/William Goldsmith/../../../Kelly's

1881/William Goldsmith/Gardener/48/Hedenham, Norfolk/Census
1881/Esther Goldsmith/Wife/49/Hedenham, Norfolk/Census

1882/William Goldsmith/../../../Kelly's

1886/William Goldsmith/../../../Kelly's

1890/William Goldsmith/../../../Kelly's

1894/William Goldsmith/../../../Kelly's

1895/William Goldsmith/../../../Kelly's

1898/William Lawrence/../../../Kelly's

1899/William Lawrence/../../../Kelly's

1902/William Lawrence/../../../Kelly's

1906/William Cole/../../../Kelly's

1908/William Cole/../../../Kelly's

1910/William Cole/../../../Kelly's

1912/George William French/../../../Kelly's

1914/George William French/../../../Kelly's

1917/Thomas Chamberlain/../../../Kelly's

1922/Thomas Chamberlain/../../../Kelly's

1925-6/Thomas E. Daines/../../../Kelly's

1929/Ernest John Blower/../../../Kelly's

1933/Arthur Robert Cottee/../../../Kelly's

1937/Arthur Robert Cottee/../../../Kelly's


My uncle Francis Edward Lawrence and his wife ran the Flag [Union Flag pub] at Wivenhoe. He was born in Harwich,1870 and died 1959 at Dovercourt. He was great friends with Captain Fryatt and was pall bearer at Fryatts funeral.

Captain Lawrence was Master of the SS Colchester when the ship was harassed by German submarines on 11th December 1914. He received a gold watch for his valour. When the ship was captured by the Germans on 22nd September 1916, Capt L was on leave, his place being taken by his Mate, Frank Bennett. This was when the Germans captured Fryatt.

Captain Lawrence was pallbearer at Capt Fryatt' funeral, a photo of this is held at the Redoubt Fort.

Capt L became the first Master of SS Bruges which entered service between Harwich and Antwerp in Oct 1920. He stayed with this ship until he retired on 14th Nov 1925. Bruges was a 2949 gross ton passenger ship. Further information from our Town Archivist:

The Trade Directory of 1878 shows Capt Francis Lawrence residing at 'New Road' Harwich. No specific house is identified in these directories (or in the Rate Books). In 1882 the entry reads: Captain Francis Lawrence, Main Road, .Iassume it is the same address. The road would have been labelled 'new' to distinguish it from the 'old' road which was blocked off by the Redoubt. My assumption would be that the house was located in the Main Road opposite Cox's Pond, anywhere between Station Rd and the old Main Road School. **

1988 - 90/R A Leeder esq/../../../Watney Truman publicans list


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