Hotels, Inns and Pubs often provided rooms for travellers. They were often constructed:
The value to the family historian occurs when you can find someone from your family who is "missing" from home in the census, or who has been hired from their parish to work as a maid or server in such an establishment. You will find some people worked for years at one place, only to be "promoted" by moving to another such establishment.
Open by 1842 and still operating.
|1856||Wm. & Saml. STEPHENSON|
|1872||John William HALL, victualler|
|1872||Emanuel GANT, victualler|
|1930||Horace Dales LEE|
Often listed in old records as "The George", this Inn stands next to Saint Wilfrid's Church. It is still operating. There is a photograph on Geo-graph.
|1872||Mrs. Ann COPPERTHWAITE, vict.|
|1882||Abraham WHITTON, vict.|
|1913||Mrs. Alice Hannah DALES|
R.G. 11 / 3259 folio 21
Relationship Name Sex Age Where born Head Abraham WHITTON M 41 Wainfleet, Lincolnshire wife Isabella WHITTON F 44 Belchford, Lincolnshire son Harry WHITTON M 12 Alford, Lincolnshire dau. Annie WHITTON F 10 Alford, Lincolnshire son Fred WHITTON M 4 Alford, Lincolnshire
The Half Moon is over 400 years old. There is a photograph at Flickr. Here are the names associated with the hotel in different years:
|1872||Aaron YOUNG, victualler|
|1882||Gregson ENDERBY, vict.|
|1913||Mrs. Laura BOTTOMLEY|
R.G. 10 / 339? folio 16
Relationship Name Sex Age Where born Head Aaron YOUNG M 42 Burgh, Lincolnshire wife Mary A. YOUNG F 37 Hagworthingham, Lincolnshire dau. Eliza A. YOUNG F 10 Alford, Lincolnshire son George A. YOUNG M 3 Alford, Lincolnshire servant Mary A. CROFT F 19 Thimbleby, Lincolnshire casual lodger Abraham MOMS M 55
R.G. 11 / 3258 folio 85
Relationship Name Sex Age Where born Head Gregson ENDERBY M 60 Binbrook, Lincolnshire wife Mary Ann ENDERBY F 47 Hagworthingham, Lincolnshire dau. Eliza YOUNG F 20 Alford, Lincolnshire dau. Eliza ENDERBY F 13 Alford, Lincolnshire son John YOUNG M 7 Alford, Lincolnshire servant Betsy A. WELLS F 23 Langton, Lincolnshire servant John MANTON M 14 Boston, Lincolnshire boarder William SMITH M 61 Shepshed, Leicestershire boarder Thomas WISE M 34 London, Middlesex boarder James KEMPTON M 23 London, Middlesex boarder Harriet JARVISON F 60 Nottingham boarder Thomas MAUKINSON M 20 Thorpe, Lincolnshire lodger John HURST M 50 Alford, Lincolnshire lodger William TINDALL M 55 Lincoln, ?
Open by 1842. Listed on High Street in 1900 (1913 given as Church Street).
|1861||Edward BROWN, farmer|
|1872||Richard SHELTON, vict.|
|1882||James BERRY, vict.|
|1919||Solomon SUTTON, publican|
R.G. 11 / 3259 folio 5
Relationship Name Sex Age Where born Head James BERRY M 52 Leicester, Leicestershire wife Sarah BERRY F 48 Leicester, Leicestershire daug. Kate BERRY F 18 Tetford, Lincolnshire son Harry BERRY M 13 Stickney, Lincolnshire son Fredrick BERRY M 11 Stickney, Lincolnshire son Alfred BERRY M 9 Stickney, Lincolnshire daug. Maud BERRY F 6 Sutterton, Lincolnshire son Willie BERRY M 4 Sutterton, Lincolnshire
Formally known as "The Lord Nelson". Open in 1842.
|1872||William CHRISTIAN, victualler|
We believe that William CHRISTIAN was born in Horncastle, LIN, circa 1820.
This establishment was opened before 1861 and was open in 1882. Early versions of the name are "The Railway Tavern Etc." Here are the names associated with the hotel in different years (Taken from published Directories):
|1882||Joseph BROWN, victualler|
R.G. 11 / 3258 folio 78
Relationship Name Sex Age Where born Head Lucas WILKINSON M 64 Farlesthorpe, Lincolnshire wife Elizabeth WILKINSON F 60 Guntum, Norfolk dau. Susannah M. WILKINSON F 26 Farlesthorpe, Lincolnshire dau. Sarah Louisa BROWN F 30 Farlesthorpe, Lincolnshire grandson Harry L. BROWN M 4 Alford, Lincolnshire servant Sarah BUCKNALL F 20 Strubby, Lincolnshire
|1842||John SHAW, victualler|
|1856||John Davey SHOWLER|
|1861||Edward HUFTON, coal merchant|
|1872||John SHAW, victualler|
|1882||John SHAW, vict.|
|1900||Henry Soulby HUGGINS|
R.G. 11 / 3258 folio 78
Relationship Name Sex Age Where born Head John SHAW M 50 New Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire wife Ann SHAW F 47 Spilsby, Lincolnshire dau. Betsey A. SHAW F 12 Gunby, Lincolnshire servant Annie LANCASTER F 16 Stickney, Lincolnshire
|1872||Mrs. Jane HIBBITT|
|1882||Brewster HIBBITT, victualler|
|1930||Frank APPLEWAITHE, agt.|
R.G. 11 / 3258 folio 86
Relationship Name Sex Age Where born Head Brewster HIBBITT M 36 Alford, Lincolnshire wife Elizabeth HIBBITT F 33 Alford, Lincolnshire son Henry HIBBITT M 6 Alford, Lincolnshire servant E. J. INSLOVE F 22 servant M. BRUMBY F 22 servant Martha COLE F 24 servant William MUNTON M 30 servant John WILKINSON M 40
Open by 1842. Had closed in recent decades but has reportedly re-opened.
|1872||Charles ROWSON, victualler|
|1882||John Clarke HODGSON, victualler|
|1889||Mrs. Hannah GOODRICK, publican|
|1913||Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth FORTESCUE|
|1919||Solomon SUTTON, publican|
R.G. 11 / 3259 folio 13
Relationship Name Sex Age Where born Head John C. HODGSON M 50 Dalby, Lincolnshire wife Mary E. HODGSON F 38 Winthorpe, Lincolnshire dau. Mary E. HODGSON F 4 Partney, Lincolnshire dau. Florence HODGSON F 1 Alford, Lincolnshire dau. Rachel HODGSON F 0 Alford, Lincolnshire servant Jessie SIMS F 19 East Keal, Lincolnshire nurse Elizabeth YOUNG F 58 Old Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire boarder George VINES M 35 Holbeach, Lincolnshire
This establishment was opened before 1842 and is still open. The Hotel has its own website. Here are the names associated with the hotel in different years:
|1861||Mrs. Mary Ann HOSE|
|1872||John Henry WHITTON, victualler|
|1913||Mrs. M. A. BIRKETT|
|1930||Matthias SUTTON, propr.|
R.G. 10 / 339? folio 19
Relationship Name Sex Age Where born Head John H. WHITTON M 41 Sulgrave, Northamptonshire wife Annie WHITTON F 33 Park Fields, Buckinghamshire son J. Henry WHITTON M 7 Denton Lodge, Huntingdonshire son Frank WHITTON M 6 Denton Lodge, Huntingdonshire dau. Elizabeth A. WHITTON F 5 Denton Lodge, Huntingdonshire dau. Edith E. WHITTON F 4 Denton Lodge, Huntingdonshire barmaid Betsy PINNEY F 30 Bilsby, Lincolnshire barmaid Betsy ROBERTS F 24 Langford, Nottinghamshire servant Mildred MILES F 25 Hundleby, Lincolnshire servant Hariet A. BROCKLESBY F 20 Leake, Lincolnshire servant Emma J. HACKNEY F 20 Alford, Lincolnshire servant George F. LAWN M 24 Farlesthorpe, Lincolnshire servant George HACKNEY M 16 Alford, Lincolnshire
There were also the "Stag's Head" on West St., the "Red Lion" on High Street and the "Three Tuns". The Stag's Head opened before 1842 and was demolished in 1870.
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