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Dolphin, 34 High street, Wincanton, Somerset

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Dolphin Inn, 34 High Street, Wincanton - in 2013

Dolphin Inn, 34 High Street, Wincanton - in 2013

Kindly provided by Roy Barrett

Residents at this address

This house was in 1774 called the Rainbow Inn, and was kept by William Harvey.
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


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