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Wincanton pub history index
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Greyhound, 12 Market Place, 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.
Has been for many years one of the principal Inns of the town ; probably so
named in honour of the Churchey family. It formerly bore the royal arms
because the body of the Duke of Sussex once lay there, and Queen Victoria as
a child spent a night there. On the front, too, was painted " Inland Revenue
Office.*' 1743 is the year in which I find the first reference to it in the
In 1760, a Mr. Wm. Way advertised it to be let as 'A new built house.'
In 1780, John Thorne kept it.
In 1783, "Assembly held there every Thursday nearest the full moon.
In 1797, James Thome advertised it as " Built within a few years." (37 years is a trifle !)
In 1801, Thomas Moore was living there.
In 1803, James Lintern died there, (see his epitaph under the yew tree in the churchyard.) His wife Elizabeth afterwards carried on the business, at least till 1808. She died in 1812.
In 1810, John Horwood was there. His widow succeeded him.
In 1820, it was offered to let or for sale.
In 1824, John Albin Baily was in possession and remained until May 8th, 1872, when Mr. Thomas Sherring entered. He dying there, Mrs. Sherring carried on the business for some years till
1842-44/John Baily/Greyhound (commercial & posting house), Market place/../../Pigots Directory ****
1851/John Albin Bailey/Hotel Keeper, Widow/45/Frome, Somerset/Census ****
1851/Mary L Bailey/Daughter/16/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1851/Mary Bailey/Niece/17/Hindon, Wiltshire/Census
1851/Thomas gapper/Landed Proprietor/50/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1851/Joshua G Kelly/Clergyman/46/Ireland/Census
1851/Thomas Read/Waiter/32/Salisbury, Wiltshire/Census
1851/Sarah Dunkerton/Cook/25/Castle Carey, Somerset/Census
1851/Elizabeth Craft/Housemaid/20/East Lydford, Somerset/Census
1851/Samuel Sheppard/Servant, Boot & Shoe Cleaner/19/Horsington, Somerset/Census
1861/John A Bayly/Inn Keeper/59/Frome, Somerset/Census ****
1861/Maria Bayly/Wife/45/Walton, Somerset/Census
1861/Mary Bayly/Daughter/16/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1861/Mary Summers/Housekeeper/29/Walton, Somerset/Census
1861/Thomas Read/Waiter/39/Salisbury, Wiltshire/Census
1861/Emma Small/Servant/22/Stourton, Wiltshire/Census
1861/William Daw/Ostler/50/Romsey, Hampshire/Census
1861/John B Fenwick/Boarder, Officer of the Bombay Army/23/East Indies/Census
1871/John A Baily/Inn Keeper/70/Amesbury, Wiltshire/Census ****
1871/Maria Bailey/Wife/55/Walton, somerset/Census
1871/Julia M Hole/Bar Manager/27/Bradford, Wiltshir/Census
1871/Thoms Read/Waiter/50/Salisbury, Wiltshir/Census
1871/Amelia Bartlett/General Servant/21/Trent, Somerset/Census
1871/George Russell/Boarder, Retired Draper/50/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1881/Thomas Sherring/Hotel Keeper/48/Queen Camel, Somerset/Census ****
1881/Elizabeth Sherring/Wife/46/Henstridge, Somerset/Census
1881/Kate Sherring/Daughter/18/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1881/Edward A Sherring/Son/9/Mary Le Bone, Middlesex/Census
1881/Sarah Harding/Waitress/22/Wedmore, Somerset/Census
1881/Frederick Dodington/Boots/21/Mere, Wiltshire/Census
1881/Harriet Cross/Cook/17/Cucklington, Somerset/Census
24th January, 1889, when Mr. W. T. Goodfellow took on.
1889/William Theodore Goodfellow/../../../Kellys Directory ****
1891/William T Goodfellow/Coach Builer & Hotel Keeper/38/Wincanton, Somerset/Census ****
1891/Bessie A Goodfellow/Wife/24/Exeter, Devon/Census
1891/Leslie W Goodfellow/Son/4/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1891/John G Goodfellow/Son/2/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1891/Emma T Drivey/Cook & Barmaid/29/Donhead, Wiltshire/Census
1891/Florence R Parsons/Nurse/17/Shirehampton, Somerset/Census
1891/Amelia Fry/General Servant/15/Bayford, Somerset/Census
1891/Fanny Butt/Waitress/19/Bristol, Gloucester/Census
1891/Alfred Feltham/Boots/19/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1891/John B Gilliat/Boarder, Lieutenant Yeo Cav/22/London/Census
31st May, 1894, Mr. W. A. Woolfrey entered.
1895/William Theodore Goodfellow/Greyhound family & commercial Hotel & posting house, Market Place/../../Kellys Directory ****
14th June, 1897, Mr. W. H. Dudderidge succeeded.
1897/William Henry Dudderidge/../../../Kellys Directory ****
20th July, 1898, Mrs. Hunter followed and is in possession.
1901/Mary Hunter/Hotel Proprietoress, Widow/50/South Tawton, Devon/Census ****
1901/William Hole/Son/31/Oakhampton, Devon/Census
1901/Blanche Mary Hole/Daughter/19/Southampton/Census
1901/Lilly Clara Elliott/Daughter/29/Oakhampton, Devon/Census
1901/Jessie Mitchell/Scullery Boy/29/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
1901/Ellen Wadman/Waitress/23/Gillingham, Dorset/Census
1901/William Chorley/Boots at Hotel/29/Bristol, Somerset/Census
1902/Mrs Mary Hunter/Greyhound Hotel, 10 Market place/../../Kellys Directory ****
1911/William Arscott Hole/Hotel Proprietor/43/Okehampton, Devon/Census ****
1911/Agnes Blanche/Wife, Assistant/33/Moreton, Dorset/Census
1911/Christine Arscoll/Daughter/16 months/../Census
1911/Mary Wellstead/Servant/27/East Chaldon, Dorset/Census
1911/Rose Upham/Waitress/22/Spaxton, Somerset/Census
1911/Daisy Blanche Hine/Nurse/24/Cucklington, Somerset/Census
1911/William James Collins/Boots/25/Lack Hill Lane, Yeovil/Census
1914/William Arscott Hole/../../../Kellys Directory ****
1919/Charles Edward Reeves/Greyhound Hotel, family & commercial, Market Place/../../Kellys Directory ****
1923/Charles Edward Reeves/Greyhound Hotel, family & commercial, Market Place/../../Kellys Directory ****
1935/G S Gooden/Greyhound Hotel, family & commercial, Market Place/../../Kellys Directory ****
1939/O F Bayley/Greyhound Hotel, family & commercial, Market Place/../../Kellys Directory ****
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