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Black Boy, Great Bromley

Great Bromley pub history index

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Essex . The Essex listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

Latterly known as the Old Black Boy, but now known as the Old Court House

Black Boy, Great Bromley

Kindly donated by Colleen

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1845/John Chapman/../../../Post Office

1848/John Stevenson/Victualler/../../White's

1851/John Stevenson/../../../Post Office

1851/Thomas Leggett/innkeeper and wheelwright/40/Gislingham, Suffolk/Census **
1851/Maria Leggett/wife/33/Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk/Census **
1851/Thomas Leggett/son/08/Gislingham, Suffolk/Census **
1851/Edwin Leggett/son/04/Gislingham, Suffolk/Census **
1851/Mary Leggett/daughter/01/Gislingham, Suffolk/Census **
1851/Lucy Boyd/visitor/20/Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk/Census **
1851/Elizabeth Leggett/house servant/20/Gislingham, Suffolk/Census **
1851/George Welby/ostler/18/Gislingham, Suffolk/Census **

1855/G Philbrick/../../../Post Office

1862/James Croply/../../../Kelly's

1867/William Scott Donkins/../../../Post Office

1870/John Church/../../../Kelly's

1871/John Church/../../../Post Office

1874/Theophilus Ruffles/../../../Kelly's

1878/Maurice Goss/../../../Kelly's

1881/Maurice Goss/Dealer & Innkeeper/40/Bradfield, Essex/Census
1881/Sarah Goss/Wife/30/Ardleigh, Essex/Census
1881/Herbet Goss/Son/11/Ardleigh, Essex/Census
1881/Florence Goss/Daughter/9/Ardleigh, Essex/Census
1881/Edith Goss/Daughter/5/Great Bentley, Essex/Census
1881/Gertrude Goss/Daughter/3/Great Bromley, Essex/Census
1881/Eliza Soucten/General Servant/14/Little Bentley, Essex/Census
1881/Joseph Causton/Lodger, Agricultural Labourer/69/Tendring, Essex/Census

1882/William Frederick Barker/../../../Kelly's

1886/William Frederick Barker/../../../Kelly's

1894/Joseph Hazell/../../../Kelly's

1895/Joseph Hazell/../../../Kelly's

1898/Joseph Carver/../../../Kelly's

1899/Joseph Carver/../../../Kelly's

1902/James Carver/../../../Kelly's

1912/James Carver/../../../Kelly's

1917/Arthur George Mason/../../../Kelly's

1925/George Catchpool/../../../Kelly's

1933/Henry Daines/../../../Kelly's


** Provided by John Mead


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And Last updated on: Saturday, 11-Apr-2015 17:45:45 BST