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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.
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
At the foot of Mill Street.
In 1836-7, it was opened by William Lindsey, carrier, (who had vacated the White Hart previous to its demolition.) He carried it on till his death. He was succeeded by his widow. Henry Vining followed, and he was succeeded by his widow. - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.
1851/Rachel Lindsay/Beer House Keeper, Widow/47/Penselwood, Somerset/Census ****
1851/Jane Lindsay/Daughter/23/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
In 1861, William Hale was in occupation, and was followed by his widow. She was successively followed by Messrs. Foot, Hole, Warren, and William Rex. - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.
1861/William Hale/Inn Keeper, Widow/43/Urchford, Wiltshire/Census ****
1861/William Hale/Son/15/C Musgrove, Somerset/Census
1861/Betty Hale/Sister in Law, Laundress/44/Urchford, Wiltshire/Census
1861/Sarah Hale/Niece, Barmaid/22/Urchford, Wiltshire/Census
1861/Jane Pratten/House Servant/15/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1871/James Brown/Inn Keeper/47/East Stour, Dorset/Census ****
1871/Eliza Brown/Wife/46/Gillingham, Dorset/Census
1871/Charles White/Grandson/13/Gillingham, Dorset/Census
1881/Albert Hole/Licensed Victualler/30/Ditcheat, Somerset/Census ****
1881/Elizabeth Learning/General Servant/14/Bruton, Somerset/Census
1881/James Wallis/Lodger, Timber Hewer (Woodcutter), widow/67/Shepton Montague, Somerset/Census
1881/Andrew Whitemarsh/Lodger, Ag Labourer, Widow/44/Penselwood, Somerset/Census
1881/William Oragn/Lodger, Ag Labourer, Widow/46/Berkeley, Somerset/Census
1891/William Rex/Inn Keeper/48/Broadway, Somerset/Census ****
1891/Sarah Rex/Wife/49/Broadway, Somerset/Census
1891/Mark Rex/Son, Baker/21/West Hatch, Somerset/Census
1891/Charles Rex/Son, Haulier/18/West Hatch, Somerset/Census
1891/Kate Rex/Daughter, Assistant/17/Cheriton, Somerset/Census
1891/George Rex/Son, Printers Apprentice/13/Cheriton, Somerset/Census
On October 16th, 1897, Robert George Henning entered and still occupies the premises. - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.
1902/Robert George Henning/George, 30 Mill street/../../Kellys Directory ****
1911/Samuel Harry King/Hotel Keeper/41/Sturminster Newton, Dorset/Census ****
1911/Sarah King/Wife/26/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1911/Dorothy Freda King/Daughter/8/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1911/Ronald Samuel King/Son/3/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1911/Sarah King/Daughter/5 months/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1911/Jim Elkins/Boarder, General Labourer/42/Sturminster Newton, Dorset/Census
1911/Stephen Langley/Boarder, General Labourer/42/Bruton, Somerset/Census
1911/Charles Davies/Boarder, General Labourer/48/Brunton, Somerset/Census
1911/Tom Parsons/Boarder, General Labourer/38/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1919/Fredk. Bertie W. Courtney/George, 30 Mill street/../../Kellys Directory ****
1923/Fredk. Bertie W. Courtney/../../../Kellys Directory ****
1939/Fredk. Bertie Walter Courtney/../../../Kellys Directory ****
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