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Red Lion, Newland Street, Witham

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The George Inn and the Red Lion circa 1910 -1920

The George Inn and the Red Lion circa 1910 -1920

The Red Lion Hotel, Witham - Awarded 2nd prize for the best bar parlour in the United Kingdom - 1925 (Proprietor - H C Lowe)

The Red Lion Hotel, Witham - Awarded 2nd prize for the best bar parlour in the United Kingdom - 1925 (Proprietor - H C Lowe)

Kindly donated by Colleen

Red Lion, Newland Street, Witham#

1977 whilst known as Farthings

The original Red Lion was in a different location, on what is now 68 Newland Street (above and below). The current premises (bottom) have "only" been so called since around 1800, prior to which it was known as the Black Boy.

Provided by Janet Gyford

9th February 2001

Original premises re-licensed and named "Bar isis" in October 2001

9th January 2001

The following entries are in this format:

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

1769-1772/John Hailstone/Licensee/../../Alehouse Recognizances*****

1773/Sarah Webb/Licensee/../../Alehouse Recognizances*****

1774-1782 /Not Listed/../../../Alehouse Recognizances*****

1785-1793/Peter Humphreys/Licensee/../../Alehouse Recognizances*****

1794-1802/William Green/Licensee/../../Alehouse Recognizances*****

1803-1815/James Blaxall/Licensee/../../Alehouse Recognizances*****

1816-1824/Elizabeth Blaxall/Licensee/../../Alehouse Recognizances*****

1822/Elizabeth (nee Cotton) Blaxall/../../../Pigot's*

1823-4/Elizabeth (nee Cotton) Blaxall/../../../Pigot's*

1825-1827/William Walford/Licensee/../../Alehouse Recognizances*****

Elizabeth Cotton married James Blaxall in 1791 in London. James & Elizabeth had 5 known children: Lucy, Mary, James William, Elizabeth & Charlotte. Lucy married William Walford in London in 1813 at Westminster St. Annes, Soho (where her parents had married) and then raised a family in Witham.

Ernest Blaxall, the great grandson of James & Elizabeth, was to run the Red Lion in Tolleshunt D'Arcy**

1828/Thomas Trew/Licensee/../../Alehouse Recognizances*****

1828-9/William Walford/../../../Pigot's

1832-3/Henry Lambert/../../../Pigot's

1839/Robert Dennis/../../../Pigot's*

1841/William Culf/Innkeeper/25/Essex/Census****
1841/Eliza Culf/../25/Essex/Census****
1841/Carrington Culf/Servant/69/Not Essex/Census****
1841/Hannah Humphrey/Servant/13/Essex/Census****
1841/Robert Stanton/Contractor/20//Not EssexCensus****
1841/Anna Stanton/../23/Not Essex/Census****
1841/William Cottett/Brush M. J. /39/Not Essex/Census****
1841/Hannah Cottett/../37/Not Essex/Census****
1841/John Gladdon/Labourer/25/Not Essex/Census****
1841/Maria Gladdon/../20/Not Essex/Census****
1841/Samuel Engin(?)/Blacksmith/15/Essex/Census****

1845/Samuel Gordon/../../../Post Office

1848/John Ward/../../../White's

1851/John Ward/../../../Post Office

1851/John Ward/Innkeeper/55/Bocking, Essex/Census**
1851/Hannah Ward/Wife/54/Witham, Essex/Census**
1851/Thomas Ward/Son, Assistant/26/Witham, Essex/Census**
1851/Emma Ward/Daughter, Assistant/21/Witham, Essex/Census**
1851/William Ward/Son, Carman/19/Witham, Essex/Census**
1851/Amelia Ward/Son's Wife/27/Witham, Essex/Census**
1851/Amelia Ward/Granddaughter/1/Witham, Essex/Census**
1851/George Russell/Lodger, Labourer/46/Coggeshall, Essex/Census**
1851/William Fryall/Lodger, Labourer/16/Witham, Essex/Census**
1851/James Green/Lodger, Tailor/28/Hedington, Essex/Census**

1852/J. Ward/../../../Kelly's*

1855/Mrs. H. Ward/../../../Kelly's*

1862/Mrs. Hannah Ward/../../../Kelly's

1863/Hannah Ward/../../../White's****

1867/Mrs. Hannah Ward/../../../Post Office

1870/Mrs. Hannah Ward/../../../Kelly's

1871/Hannah Ward/Inn Keeper, Widow/77/Witham, Essex/Census
1871/Hannah Ward/Grand Daughter, Visitor, Assistant/21/Witham, Essex/Census
1871/Agnes Ward/Grand Daughter, Visitor, Assistant/16/Witham, Essex/Census

1878/Joseph William Blake/../../../Kelly's

1881/Samuel Handley/Innkeeper/57/Braintree, Essex/Census
1881/Alice Handley/Daughter/26/Witham, Essex/Census
1881/William Goodey/Lodger, Hawker/49/Halstead, Essex/Census
1881/Mary Ann Goodey/Lodger, Hawker/46/St. Ives, Huntington/Census
1881/Mary Ann Goodey/Lodger, Hawker/20/Thaxted, Essex/Census

1882/Samuel Handley/../../../Kelly's

1886/Samuel Handley/../../../Kelly's

1890/Samuel Handley/../../../Kelly's

1891/Samuel Handley/Publican/67/Braintree, Essex/Census***
1891/Alice Handley/Daughter, Housekeeper/35/Witham, Essex/Census***
1891/Susan Gant/Boarder, Living on her own means/69/Wareham, Norfolk/Census***
1891/Jell Coker/Boarder, Agricultural Labourer/38?/Tolleshunt Knights, Essex/Census***
1891/Joseph Coleman/Boarder, Bricklayers Labourer/23/Ipswich, Suffolk/Census***
1891/Mary Ann Coleman/Boarder/26/Kings Lynn, Norfolk/Census***

1894/Frederick Askew/../../../Kelly's

1895/Frederick Askew/../../../Kelly's

1898/Harry Wager/../../../Kelly's

1899/Harry Wager/../../../Kelly's

1901/Harry Wager/Inn Keeper/38/Great Totham, Essex/Census ++
1901/Alice Wager/Wife/40/Witham, Essex/Census
1901/Cyril Wager/Son/2/Witham, Essex/Census
1901/Harry Dean/Lodger, Foreman Post Office Telegraph/34/Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire/Census
1901/Edward Whitmore/Lodger, Probate Lineman Tel. Dept./21/Higham, Suffolk/Census
1901/James Varney/Lodger, Labourer Post Office Tel. Dept./22/Bethnal Green, London/Census
1901/Arthur Fuller/Lodger, Labourer Post Office Tel. Dept./24/Reymerston, Norfolk/Census

1902/Harry Wager/../../../Kelly's

1906/William Bull/../../../Kelly's

1908/William Bull/../../../Kelly's

1910/William Bull/../../../Kelly's

1912/William Bull/../../../Kelly's

1914/William Bull/../../../Kelly's

1917/Mrs. Catherine Bull/../../../Kelly's

1922/William Ernest Bull/../../../Kelly's

1925/Herbert Charles Lowe/../../../Kelly's

1929/Gilbert N. Drury/../../../Kelly's

1933/Mrs. Bertha Poole/Proprietress/../../Kelly's

1937/Charles Keen/Proprietor/../../Kelly's


* Provided by the Pubs, Inns and Taverns Index for England, 1801-1900

** Provided by Angela Ward, the Great, Great, Great, Great Granddaughter of James & Elizabeth Blaxall

*** Provided by CG

**** Provided by Janet Gyford

***** Provided by David Humphries

++ Provided by Colin Ager

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