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Fishery Inn, Fishery Road, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

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Fishery Inn, Boxmoor, Hertfordshire - in 1958

Fishery Inn, Boxmoor, Hertfordshire - in 1958

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Fishery Inn, Boxmoor, Herts

Fishery Inn, Boxmoor, Herts

Fishery Inn, Boxmoor

Fishery Inn, Boxmoor

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Fishery Inn, 4 Fishery Road, Boxmoor, Hertfordshire - in November 2008

Fishery Inn, 4 Fishery Road, Boxmoor, Hertfordshire - in November 2008

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Residents at this address

1851/William Cook/../../../Post Office Directory

1855/Henry Foster/../../../P.O. Directory **

1861/Mary Manuell/Wife, Landlady/43/Affpuddle, Dorset/Census
1861/George Manuell/Son, Waiter/14/Morton, Dorset/Census
1861/Emily Manuell/Daughter/8/Morton, Dorset/Census
1861/Louisa Manuell/Daughter/8 months/Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire/Census
1861/Sophia Wells/Servant, Washerwoman/42/Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire/Census

1866/James Bentley/The Fishery/../../Post Office Directory

1871/John Christian/Pensioner Royal Artillery, Widow/52/Isle of Man/Census
1871/Emily Christian/Daughter/11/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1871/William Christian/Son/7/Woolwich, Kent/Census
1871/Emma Griswood/Servant, Drssmaker/45/Hempstead, Hertfordshire/Census

1878/Marriage between Walter Wall & Laura Pauline Barnard in Hardingstone, Northamptonshire

I am currently researching one of the 19th century landlords of the Fishery Inn, called Walter & Laura WALL. They took over the Fishery either in the second half of 1879 or early 1880; and were certainly there during the 1881 Census on 3rd April. Three weeks later, on 27th April Walter WALL shot himself in the head with a pistol. There was an inquest at the inn on the same day, headed by the Coroner for Hertfordshire, Henry DAY (source: Death Certificate)

Mrs Laura WALL is recorded as "proprietor" in the 1882 Post Office Directory, but this could have been out of date by the time it went to print. She was a young widow of French origin with two very young children. She may have returned to France soon afterwards as her husband's estate was by no means substantial. *

1881/Walter Wall/Licensed Victualler/49/Margate, Kent/Census *
1881/Laura Wall/Wife/33/France/Census
1881/William Wall/Son/16/Bedford, Bedfordshire/Census
1881/Sidney Wall/Son/13/Bedfordshire/Census
1881/Zoe Wall/Daughter/2/Northamptonshire/Census
1881/Rachel L Wall/Daughter/8 months/Hemel Hempstead, Herts/Census

1881/Laure Wall (Executor of Walter Wall)/../../../London Gazette Online

1882/Mrs Laura Wall/../../../Post Office Directory

1886/William Frederick Allison/../../../Post Office Directory

1890/William Frederick Allison/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/William F Allison/Licensed Victualler/35/Hannah, Lincolnshire/Census
1891/Sarah J Allison/Wife/35/Hemel Hempstead, Herts/Census

1901/Harry Gilburd/Licensed Victualler/41/Horsham, Surrey/Census
1901/Annie M Gilburd/Wife/39//Horsham, Surrey/Census
1901/Ethel L Dennett/Daughter, Licensed Victualler/21//Horsham, Surrey/Census
1901/Harry Gilburd/Son, Carpenter/17//Horsham, Surrey/Census
1901/Mabel Gilburd/Daughter/16//Horsham, Surrey/Census
1901/Dorothy Gilburd/Daughter/9/Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire/Census
1901/Gwendoline Gilburd/Daughter/3//Horsham, Surrey/Census
1901/Kate Pratt/General Servant/15/Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire/Census

1902/Harry Gilburd/../../../Kelly’s Hertfordshire Directory **

1912/Robert Carbut Watson/../../../Post Office Directory

1914/Edward S Hall/../../../Kelly’s Hertfordshire Directory **

My grandparents ran the Fishery Inn , Alexander Finnie and my grandmother was Elizabeth Finney. My mother was born in the Fishery Inn in 1915, and is still alive, and now lives in South Africa. I think my grandfather left the pub around 1920 and came to SA. His father ran the Halfway House in Bovingdon, William Garden Finnie.  ***+

1922/Henry James Parrott/../../../Post Office Directory

1926/Henry James Parrott/../../../Post Office Directory

1929/Henry James Parrott/../../../Post Office Directory

1933/Henry James Parrott/../../../Post Office Directory

1937/Henry James Parrott/../../../Post Office Directory

1939/Hy. Jas. Parrott/../../../Kelly’s Hertfordshire Directory **

They had left Levy & Franks, and the Swiss Cottage,  to take on their first tenancy. However having been used to Central London locations could not settle into what was then a country area. The Brewer was Chesham and Brackley. ***

September 1958 - June 1959/Frederick and Frances Fowler/Tenants/../../Family History ***

They re-joined Levy & Franks, again at the Euston Tavern for the second time - this time on a temporary basis whilst awaiting to get another tenancy. ***


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*** Provided by Brian Fowler

***+ Provided By Shelly Mace

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