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Beehive, Aston, Stevenage

Beehive, Aston, Stevenage

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Residents at this address

1871/William Swain/Publican, Grocer & Higgler/52/Hertfordshire/Census
1871/Eliza Swain/Wife/52/Aston, Hertfordshire/Census
1871/Walter Swain/Son/20/Chingford, Essex/Census
1871/William Swain/Son/10/Aston, Hertfordshire/Census

1881/Eliza Swain/Beer Retailer & Grocer, Widow/62/Aston, Herts/Census

1886/Mrs Eliza Swain/Beer Retailer & shopkeeper/../../Post Office Directory

1890/John Chevalier Bunton/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1891/John Bunton/Inn Keeper/67/Steeple Bumpstead, Essex/Census
1891/Sarah Bunton/Wife/62/London/Census
1891/Frank Bunton/Son, carpenter/26/Bayswater, London/Census
1891/Ada Bunton/Daughter, Cook/21/St Johns Wood, London/Census

1901/Arthur Hatton/Beer Retailer/37/Stanford, Beds/Census
1901/Rhoda Hatton/Wife/35/Aston, Herts/Census
1901/Arthur E Hatton/Son/7/Aston, Herts/Census
1901/Ernest Hatton/Son/5/Aston, Herts/Census
1901/Gertrude J Hatton/Daughter/4/Aston, Herts/Census
1901/John Moss/Boarder, Stockman on farm/50/Aston, Herts/Census

1908/Arthur Hatton/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

1911/Arthur Hatton/Inn Keeper/48/Stamford, Bedfordshire/Census
1911/Rhoda Hatton/Wife, Assistant/45/Hertford, Hertfordshire/Census
1911/Arthur Hatton/Son, Gardener/17/Aston, Hertfordshire/Census
1911/Ernie Hatton/Son, Grocers Assistant/15/Aston, Hertfordshire/Census
1911/Gertrude Hatton/Daughter/14/Aston, Hertfordshire/Census
1911/Joseph Burr/Boarder, Paper Hanger/26/Wolverton, Buckinghamshire/Census

1912/Arthur Hatton/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory

George Watling was the publican of The Beehive, Aston, Herts in 1917/18 according to his son Walter’s Army record (Listed as Wilfred George Watling). No idea how long he remained there as yet to find electoral or death records for them but George Watling married Elizabeth Swain 1st Q 1899 Woolwich Kent. *
Elizabeth (nee Swain) was possibly related in some way to earlier tenants of the pub William and Eliza Swain although have not found the connection as yet. She was born in 1871, at Weston, Hertfordshire the granddaughter of Richard & Sarah Swain whose son Joseph is inferred to be father on 1891 Census but there is also an unmarried older daughter Ann on the 1871 census who she may belong to. Richard may be the son of William and Eliza Swain although they could also be completely unrelated. *
George’s brother, Herbert George Watling, was publican at The Carriers Arms, 4 St Tibbs Row, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire in 1911 residing there with his wife Kate Charlotte Watling (nee Rackham) and their sons Herbert George and Charles Thomas Watling. The latter married Kathleen Mildred Ablett and they had a daughter Joan whose baptism record in 1923 states that the family were residing at 6 Lensfield Road, Cambridge and her fathers occupation was Publican. Google states this is now Lawyers Wine & Oyster Bar also that The Oak Bistro are located here but I discovered that the property was previously called The Oak and the address was originally 43 Regent Street.

1922/George Watling/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

1926/George Watling/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory *

* Provided by Tracey

And Last updated on: Tuesday, 27-Oct-2020 17:33:27 GMT