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Spilsby Hotels

Historic Hotels, Inns and Pubs of Spilsby

Introduction

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.

If you have any additional history on these Public House, Inss and Hotels, I will be pleased to add it or a link to it.


The Bull Inn (commercial hotel), Halton road

This establishment was opened before 1842. The Spilsby Social Cycle Club used to meet at the Bull Inn in the early 1900s. Here are the names associated with the Inn in different years:

Year  Person
1842 William SIMPSON
1868 William SIMPSON
1872 Henry SIMPSON, brewer
1882 Henry SIMPSON, auctioneer
1900 Thomas SIMPSON
1913 Thos. SIMPSON
1919 Thomas SIMPSON
The Bull Inn in the 1881 census:

R.G. 11 / 3256 folio 26

Relationship Name Sex Age Where born
Head Henry SIMPSON M 47 Halton Holgate, Lincolnshire
wife Mary Elizabeth SIMPSON F 43 Middlesex
son Henry Odell SIMPSON M 15 Halton (Holgate), Lincolnshire
son Ernest Walter SIMPSON M 9 Spilsby, Lincolnshire
barmaid Lucy Ann WIGLESWORTH F 18 Binbrook, Lincolnshire
servant Mary HARSLEY F 22 Wetton, Lincolnshire
servant Fanny THOMPSON F 18 Halton, Lincolnshire
servant Edward STONES M 17 Keal Coates, Lincolnshire
boarder Emmanuel GANT M 36 Thurlby, Lincolnshire
boarder William SMALLEY M 26 Leverton, Lincolnshire

The George Hotel, Market place

This establishment was opened before 1842 and is still operating. Here are the names associated with the Hotel in different years:

Year  Person
1842 Samuel NORTH
1868 Mrs. Mary NORTH, brewer
1872 George NORTH, brewer
1882 Edward COOK, brewer
1900 Edward COOK
1913 Charles Thomas WINTER
1919 William EMERSON
The George Hotel in the 1881 census:

R.G. 11 / 3256 folio 10

Relationship Name Sex Age Where born
Head Edward COOK M 48 Kirton, Lincolnshire
wife Fanny COOK F 50 Bardney, Lincolnshire
son Charles COOK M 24 Lincoln, Lincolnshire
dau. Alice M. M. COOK F 19 Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire
servant Elizabeth SINCLAIR F 21 Fishtoft, Lincolnshire
visitor Hannah HARRISON F 21 Utterby, Lincolnshire
boarder Francis NALDER M 24 Harrington, Lincolnshire
servant Thomas COPELAND M 24 Stickney, Lincolnshire
servant Harriett MASON F 24 Gt. Steeping, Lincolnshire
servant Sarah COWHAM F 20 Friskney, Lincolnshire

The King's Head P. H., Boston road

This establishment was opened before 1842. Here are the names associated with the Inn in different years:

Year  Person
1842 Mary THOMPSON
1868 Mrs. Eliza BLOW
1872 Mrs. Eliza BLOW, vict.
1882 John FLETCHER
1900 Edward ATKINSON
1913 Harry Turner MARTIN
1919 Harry ATKINSON
The King's Head Inn in the 1881 census:

R.G. 11 / 3256 folio 8

Relationship Name Sex Age Where born
Head John FLETCHER M 48 Spilsby, Lincolnshire
wife Fanny COOK F 50 Bardney, Lincolnshire
son Charles COOK M 24 Lincoln, Lincolnshire
dau. Alice M. M. COOK F 19 Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire
servant Elizabeth SINCLAIR F 21 Fishtoft, Lincolnshire
visitor Hannah HARRISON F 21 Utterby, Lincolnshire
boarder Francis NALDER M 24 Harrington, Lincolnshire
servant Thomas COPELAND M 24 Stickney, Lincolnshire
servant Harriett MASON F 24 Gt. Steeping, Lincolnshire
servant Sarah COWHAM F 20 Friskney, Lincolnshire

Nelson's Butt P. H., Market St.

This establishment was opened before 1842 and is still operating. The name appears to have changed around 1900 to "The Nelson P. H." Here are the names associated with the Pub in different years:

Year  Person
1842 William BATEMAN
1868 Mrs. Mary BROWN
1872 Mrs. Mary BROWN, vict.
1882 Mrs. CLOUGH
1900 Mrs. Betsy CLOUGH
1913 Mrs. Betsy CLOUGH
1919 Mrs. Betsy CLOUGH
Nelson's Butt in the 1881 census:

R.G. 11 / 3256 folio 13

Relationship Name Sex Age Where born
head, widow Betsy CLOUGH F 45 Skendleby, Lincolnshire
dau. Mary A. CLOUGH F 14 Spilsby, Lincolnshire
dau. Betsy CLOUGH F 12 Spilsby, Lincolnshire
dau. Louisa CLOUGH F 8 Spilsby, Lincolnshire
son Charles CLOUGH M 5 Spilsby, Lincolnshire
servant Mary JEFFREY F 25 Hagworth, Lincolnshire
servant Thomas BONNETT M 16 Wrangle, Lincolnshire
lodger Thomas LEETON M 43 London, Middlesex

The Queen's Head Hotel, Boston Road

This establishment was opened before 1842. Here are the names associated with the Hotel in different years:

Year  Person
1842 John REYNOLDSON
1868 George BENNETT
1872 Edmund ROWLE, brewer
1882 Edmund ROWLE, coal merchant
1900 William Frederick SCRIMSHAW
1913 George William ROWSTON
1919 Anthony A. BELLAMY
The Queen's Head in the 1881 census:

R.G. 11 / 3256 folio 8

Relationship Name Sex Age Where born
head Edmund ROWLE M 50 Huttoft, Lincolnshire
wife Harriett B. ROWLE F 43 Sausthorpe, Lincolnshire
son Joseph ROWLE M 16 Sausthorpe, Lincolnshire
dau. Annie L. ROWLE F 14 Sausthorpe, Lincolnshire
son John E. ROWLE M 13 Sausthorpe, Lincolnshire
son Charles ROWLE M 11 Sausthorpe, Lincolnshire
dau. Harriett A. ROWLE F 9 Sausthorpe, Lincolnshire
dau. Florence B. ROWLE F 6 Sausthorpe, Lincolnshire
servant Lizzie SMITH F 20 Marsh, Cambridgeshire
servant Rebecca SMITH F 20 Trusthorpe, Lincolnshire
servant Mary GRUNNEL F 16 Winthorpe, Lincolnshire
lodger William HUTTON M 35 Mareham-le-Fen, Lincolnshire
lodger George HUTTON M 24 Mareham-le-Fen, Lincolnshire

The Red Lion, Boston Road

This establishment was opened before 1842 and is still operating. The Odd Fellows Lodge met here for decades. Here are the names associated with the Inn in different years:

Year  Person
1842 Wm. MACKINDER
1868 Joseph SANDERSON
1872 Joseph SANDERSON, farmer
1882 Joseph SANDERSON, brewer
1900 Joseph ASHTON
1913 John COLEY
1919 Edward PAWSON
The Red Lion in the 1881 census (listed as the Red Lion Market):

R.G. 11 / 3256 folio 13

Relationship Name Sex Age Where born
head Joseph SANDERSON M 44 Hundleby, Lincolnshire
wife Salome SANDERSON F 42 Bratoft, Lincolnshire
son Harry SANDERSON M 16 Spilsby, Lincolnshire
dau. Eliza SANDERSON F 15 Spilsby, Lincolnshire
dau. Maud SANDERSON F 14 Spilsby, Lincolnshire
sister-in-law Elizabeth HAMMERTON F 35 Firsby, Lincolnshire

The Wellington P. H., chapel yard (Queen St.)

This establishment was opened before 1868. Here are the names associated with the Inn in different years:

Year  Person
1868 Mrs. Eliza GIBSON, vict.
1872 Mrs. Eliza GIBSON, vict.
1900 John Robert ENDERBY
The Wellington in the 1881 census:

R.G. 11 / 3256 folio 31

Relationship Name Sex Age Where born
head, wid. Eliza GIBSON F 62 Long Ditton, Surrey
son Thomas Wm. GIBSON M 24 Spilsby, Lincolnshire
son Alfred Jerimiah GIBSON M 21 Spilsby, Lincolnshire

The White Hart, Market place

This establishment was opened before 1842 and is still operating as a B&B and restaurant. Here are the names associated with the hotel in different years:

Year  Person
1842 Thos. MARSHALL, brewer
1868 Joseph CLIFTON, farmer
1872 Joseph CLIFTON, brewer
1882 Joseph CLIFTON, vict.
1900 Hy. WITTY
1913 Hugh MARSLEN, propr.
1919 Hugh MARSLEN
The White Hart in the 1881 census:

R.G. 11 / 3256 folio 23

Relationship Name Sex Age Where born
head Joseph CLINTON M 54 Timberland, Lincolnshire
wife Jane CLINTON F 48 Timberland, Lincolnshire
son Joseph CLINTON M 18 Timberland, Lincolnshire
son Thomas CLINTON M 16 Spilsby, Lincolnshire
dau. Jane CLINTON F 14 Spilsby, Lincolnshire
barmaid Mary CHRISTOPHER F 23 Winkhill Manor, Lincolnshire
barmaid Charlotte KEAL F 25 Bolingbroke, Lincolnshire
postboy William WOODS M 35 London, Middlesex
cook Maria WOODS F 29 Swineshead, Lincolnshire
housemaid Ellen BOOTH F 30 Thurlby, Lincolnshire
kitchen maid Mary HARDY F 17 Pimlico, Middlesex
chamber maid Eleanor KNIGHT F 22 Hammeringham, Lincolnshire
border John Hill MEREDITH M 64 Sibsey, Lincolnshire

You can check out the White Hart as it currently exists at their website.


The White Horse, Market place

This establishment was opened before 1842. Here are the names associated with the Inn in different years:

Year  Person
1842 Abraham MILNER
1868 James Ball MILNER, farmer
1872 James Thomas MILNER, farmer

Other ancient pubs and inns that have closed: the Temperence Hotel in Cornhill does not appear in the Directories until 1900. William Todd OTTER is listed in that year, Emily OTTER in 1913 and Mrs. Mary COTTON in 1919. "The Shades," on Hundelby road, is mentioned in many Directories, but is not defined as an Inn, Pub or Hotel.

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