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Cock Hotel, 7 High Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

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At Cock Street in 1839 & 1841; Two thirds of this pub was demolished in 1931 to accommodate the expansion of retail premises next door – the surviving pub now only representing a fraction of the historic whole. **

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.

Cock Hotel, 7 High Street, Hitchin - in June 2009

Cock Hotel, 7 High Street, Hitchin - in June 2009

Kindly provided by Stephen Harris

The following entries are in this format:

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

1794/Jane Allbury/Innkeeper/../../Universal British Directory **

1839/John Platt/../../../Pigots Directory ***

1841/John Platt/Innkeeper/45/Not Herts/Census ***
1841/Harriet Platt/../46/Not Herts/Census
1841/Mary Platt/../14/Not Herts/Census
1841/John Staples/Coachman/55/Herts/Census
1841/William Stanton/Servant/45/Herts/Census
1841/Jame Albon/Servant/23/Not Herts/Census
1841/John Killdoon/Servant/18/Herts/Census

1861/John Evans/Victualler/64/Woburn, Beds/Census ***
1861/Elizabeth Evans/Wife/65/Ridgewell, Beds/Census
1861/Thirza E Evans/Daughter/37/Woburn, Beds/Census

1866/J Evans/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1871/John Evans/Publican/76/Woburn, Beds/Census ***
1871/Alfred H Evans/Son, Publican/49/Woburn, Beds/Census
1871/Thurza Evans/Daughter/44/Woburn, Beds/Census
1871/Emma Evans/Daughter/34/Onley, Bucks/Census
1871/Agnes Evans/Granddaughter/17/Rospron, Cambs/Census
1871/Arthur Evans/Grandson/9/Rospron, Cambs/Census
1871/Alfred Evans/Grandson/7/Rospron, Cambs/Census
1871/Hannah Nash/Servant, General Servant/20/Datchworth, Herts/Census
1871/Thomas Chalkley/Servant, General Servant/20/Aston, Herts/Census

My Great great great Grandfather, William John Challis ran it at the time of the 1881 census. *

1881/Wm J Challis/Licensed Victualler/47/Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk/Census *
1881/Alice Challis/Wife/49/Mearey, Devon/Census
1881/Anne Challis/Daughter, Barmaid/24/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/William Challis/Son, Oil & Colourman/26/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Emma Balls/General Servant/19/Titmore Green, Hertfordshire/Census

1882/George Thomas Bryant/& billiard rooms & wine & Spirit merchant/../../Kellys Directory ***

1890/Alfred Doughty/& jobmaster/../../Kellys Directory ***

1891/Alfred Doughty/Hotel Keeper/36/Shambrook, Beds/Census ****
1891/Sarah M Doughty/Wife/40/Clerkenwell, London/Census
1891/Ann E Creasey/Step Daughter/13/Hitchin, Herts/Census
1891/Fanny Webb/Barmaid/23/Baldock, Herts/Census
1891/Elizabeth Carter/General Servant/20/Pirton, Herts/Census
1891/William O'Dell/Boots & Billiard Marker/21/Gravenhurst, Beds/Census
1891/Antone L Porchesson/Visitor, Veterinary Student/24/Cambridge/Census

1894/Alfred Doughty/../../../Kelly’s Directory **

1895/Alfred Doughty/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1899/Alfred Doughty / & Jobmaster //../../../Kelly’s Directory of Hertfordshire **

1901/Alfred Doughty/Inn Keeper/45/Sharnbrook, Beds/Census ***
1901/Sarah Mardell Doughty/Wife/46/Clerkenwell, London/Census
1901/Annie Fowler Mudd/Wifes Sister, Living on own means/51/Islington, London/Census
1901/Agnes G Harding/Niece, Barmaid/24/Stevenage, Herts/Census
1901/Annie J Harding/Niece, Waitress/24/Stevenage, Herts/Census
1901/Alice Meyer/Servant, Servant (Domestic)/20/Walkern, Herts/Census

1912/Alfred Doughty/& jobmaster/../../Post Office Directory ****

1937/John Sanderson/../../../Post Office Directory ****


* Provided By Sarah Pickerill

** Provided By Stephen Harris

*** Provided By Colin Ager

**** Provided By Kevan

And Last updated on: Wednesday, 03-Jul-2019 18:50:23 BST