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Checkers, 28 White Horse Street, Baldock, Hertfordshire

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Please note that the usual spelling of this pub’s name was the Checkers; e.g. in the old pubsign in the photo and at the time of its closure in the 1990s. This pub closed in around 1990 and is now in commercial use. ***

Chequers, 28 White Horse Street, Baldock - circa 1910

Chequers, 28 White Horse Street, Baldock - circa 1910

Checkers, 28 Whitehorse Street, Baldock - in May 2011

Checkers, 28 Whitehorse Street, Baldock - in May 2011

Both kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Hertfordshire . The Hertfordshire listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

The following entries are in this format:

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

1839/Jas Seymour/../../../Pigots Directory **

1841/James Seymour/Publican/50/Herts/Census **
1841/Mary Seymour/../54/Herts/Census

1851/Samuel Thompson/Publican/44/Old Warden, Beds/Census **
1851/Fanny Thompson/Wife/44/Biggleswade, Beds/Census
1851/Mary Prudent/Niece/11/Buckden, Hunts/Census

1855/Mrs Fanny Thompson/../../../Post Office Directory ***

1861/Frances Thompson/Publican/52/Biggleswade, Herts/Census
1861/Samuel Humberston/Brother, Ostler/46/Biggleswade, Herts/Census

1866/Mrs F Thompson/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1871/David Studman/Publican/24/Baldock, Herts/Census **
1871/Sophia Studman/Sister, Assistant/32/Baldock, Herts/Census
1871/James Saunders/Servant, Stable Boy/12/Baldock, Herts/Census
1871/Henry Hammonds/Boarder, Warehouse man/30/Pimlico, London/Census
1871/Robt Edwards/Boarder, Cheesemonger/35/Swanersea, Cambs/Census

1881/David Studman/Inn Keeper/36/Baldock, Herts/Census **
1881/Annie Eliza Studman/Wife/35/Bedford/Census
1881/George Edward Studman/Son, Scholar/8/Baldock, Herts/Census
1881/David John Studman/Son, Scholar/7/Baldock, Herts/Census
1881/William Studman/Son, Scholar/5/Baldock, Herts/Census
1881/Elizabeth Studman/Daughter, Scholar/4/Baldock, Herts/Census
1881/Annie Studman/Daughter/2/Baldock, Herts/Census
1881/Charles Kingham/Servant, Hostler/17/Baldock, Herts/Census

1882/David Studman/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1886/David Studman/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1890/David Studman/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/Ephraim Careless/Whitesmith/40/Bedford/Census ****
1891/Jane Careless/Wife/40/Bedford/Census
1891/Charles Careless/Brother, Blacksmith/36/Bedford/Census
1891/Henry Hurry/Boarder/35/Peckham Rye, London/Census
1891/William Payne/Boarder, Blacksmiths Apprentice/18//Census
1891/Lizzie Mabbell/General Servant/18/Baldock, Herts/Census
1891/George payne/Boarder/10/Baldock, Herts/Census

1894/Ephraim Careless / & Brazier /../../Kelly’s Directory of Essex, Herts & Middlesex ***

1895/Ephraim Careless/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1901/Ephraim Careless/Whitesmith & Inn Keeper/50/Bedford, Beds/Census **
1901/Jane Careless/Wife/52/Bedford, Beds/Census
1901/Charles Careless/Brother, Blacksmith/54/Bedford, Beds/Census
1901/Robert Poulter/Nephew/10/Baldock, Herts/Census
1901/George Cannon/Boarder, Brewers Bottler/20/Rushden, Herts/Census

1902/Ephraim Careless/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1908/Albert E Musk/../../../Kellys Directory **

1911/Albert Edward Musk/Army Pensioner & Inn Keeper/47/Stanningfield, Suffolk/Census ****
1911/Elizabeth Augusta Musk/Wife, Assistant/39/York, Yorkshire/Census
1911/Lilian Maud Musk/Daughter, House Work/16/Hertford, Hertfordshire/Census
1911/Albert Walter Musk/Son, Stable Lad/14/Hertford, Hertfordshire/Census
1911/Thomas Edward Musk/Son/12/Hitchin, Hertfordshire/Census
1911/Florence Augusta Musk/Daughter/9/Hitchin, Hertfordshire/Census
1911/Ivy Doris Musk/Daughter/5/Baldock, Hertfordshire/Census
1911/Cyril James Musk/Son/2/Baldock, Hertfordshire/Census

1912/Albert E Musk/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1914/Albert E Musk/../../../Kellys Directory **

1922/Albert Edward Musk/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1926/Albert Edward Musk/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1929/Albert Edward Musk/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1933/Chas Thomas Scoot/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1937/Ernest Bridges/../../../Post Office Directory ****

My grandad, George Wilson and nan, Betty Wilson ran it from around 1963-1985. In fact, I think my nan got an award for 30 years and the longest serving landlady. *


* Provided By Angie Wilson

** Provided By Colin Ager

*** Provided By Stephen Harris

**** Provided By Kevan

And Last updated on: Wednesday, 03-Jul-2019 18:48:08 BST