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Wincanton pub history index
Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Somerset. The Somerset listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
Dolphin Inn, 34 High Street, Wincanton - in 2013
Kindly provided by Roy Barrett
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
This house was in 1774 called the Rainbow Inn, and was kept by William
In 1794, it was occupied by Robert Bessant under the name of " Daulphin." He remained till 1817, in which year he died. - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.
In 1826, George Lapham was living there. - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.
1830 — John Lapham's name appears in a County Directory. Query should he not have been described as George ? - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.
1840 — George Forward was in possession. - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.
1841 — Thomas Nimrod White went there and remained till March, 1861, when he drowned himself in a water-tank ! - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.
1842-44/Harry Wake/Dolphin/../../Pigots Directory ****
1861 — Charles Hunt, who left the Swan Inn, now entered, and carried on baking business as well. He died on his 51st birthday, February 2nd, 1875. The house and business were then sold. A Mr. Palmer occupied the premises for three years, when
1878 — Mr. Charles Howes migrated from the New Inn to the Dolphin, and for many years carried on the dual businesses. Some years ago he declined the baking in favour of farming. - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.
1871/Charles Hunt/Inn Keeper/47/Castle CArey, Somerset/Census ****
1871/Eth Flora Hunt/Wife/48/Weymouth, Dorset/Census
1871/Arthur Hunt/Son, Baker at Home/22/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1871/Frank Hunt/Son/14/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1871/Flora H Hunt/Daughter/12/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1871/Amy Hunt/Daughter/10/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1871/Albert Hunt/Son/8/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1871/Richard Hunt/Son/6/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1871/Fanny Cox/Domestic Servant/27/Charlton Musgrove, Somerset/Census
1881/Benjamin Palmer/Innkeeper & Baker/50/Mudford, Somerset/Census ****
1881/Frances Palmer/Wife, Innkeeper & Baker/39/Throop, Hampshire/Census
1881/Benjamin Palmer/Son/5/Bradford On Avon, Wiltshire/Census
1881/Emily Waller/Servant Domestic/19/Semley, Wiltshire/Census
1881/Edward Hodges/Under Baker/17/Maiden Newton, Dorset/Census
1889/Charles Howes/../../../Kellys Directory ****
1891/Charles Howes/Farmer & Hotel Keeper/40/Hollow, Somerset/Census ****
1891/Elizabeth Howes/Wife/40/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1891/Florence Mary Howes/Daughter/14/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1891/Elizabeth A Howes/Daughter/12/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1891/Ellen Howes/Daughter/9/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1891/Louisa Gibbs/Servant/17/Stoke Trister, Somerset/Census
1895/Charles Howes/Dolphin, High street/../../Kellys Directory ****
1902/Charles Howes/Dolphin & farmer, 34 High street/../../Kellys Directory ****
1911/Charles Howes/Hotel Keeper/61/Holton, Somerset/Census ****
1911/Elizabeth Howes/Wife/59/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1911/Bessie Howes/Daughter, Assistant/33/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1911/Nora Howes/Daughter, Assistant/25/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1911/Emma Howes/Daughter, Assistant/21/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1919/Mrs. Nora Ladd/Dolphin, 34 High street/../../Kellys Directory ****
1923/William Arthur Ladd/../../../Kellys Directory ****
1935/R H & A M Holme/proprietors, Dolphin Hotel, 34 High Street/../../Kellys Directory ****
1939/Wm Hardy/proprietor, Dolphin Hotel, 34 High Street/../../Kellys Directory ****
**** Provided By Kevan