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Mile Bush Inn, Marden, Tonbridge

The Mile Bush Inn, Marden - circa 1910 (showing George William Giles and family)

The Mile Bush Inn, Marden - circa 1910 (showing George William Giles and family)

Kindly provided by Pauline Sims

George William Giles and family - circa 1910 outside the Mile Bush

George William Giles and family - circa 1910 outside the Mile Bush

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


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The following entries are in this format:

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

1871/James Stanley/Licensed Beerseller & Grocer/25/Marden, Kent/Census ****
1871/Anne Stanley/Wife/25/City, Middlesex/Census
1871/James S Stanley/Son/3/Marden, Kent/Census
1871/Charles W Stanley/Son/2/Marden, Kent/Census
1871/David A Stanley/Son/8 months/Marden, Kent/Census
1871/Phoebe Hickmott/General Servant/19/Marden, Kent/Census
1871/Edward Reynolds/Lodger, Ag Labourer/44/Reigate, Surrey/Census
1871/William paine/Lodger, Ag Labourer/28/Middlesex/Census
1871/John Roberts/Lodger, Ag Labourer/24/Goudhurst, Kent/Census

1881/Stephen Stanley/Grocer & Beerseller/41/Marden, Kent/Census ****
1881/Elizabeth J A Stanley/Wife/40/Folkestone, Kent/Census
1881/Lucy M Stanley/Daughter/7/Marden, Kent/Census
1881/Celia Martin/General Servant/23/Southfleet, Kent/Census

1891/Stephen Stanley/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

The postcard of The Mile Bush Inn, Marden would have been taken in about 1910/1911 and shows George William Giles, my grandfather and family. I can confirm he was landlord from about 1910 to 1915. *

George Giles and Charlotte (Lottie) had been married for 17 years in the 1911 census. *

1911/George Giles/Publican/49/Boughton Malherbe, Kent/Census *
1911/Lottie Giles/Wife/46/Gloucester, Ruardean/Census
1911/Mabel Giles/Daughter/16/Camden Town, London/Census
1911/Dorothy Giles/Daughter/14/Camden Town, London/Census
1911/Albert Giles/Boarder, Baker/35/Sutton Chart, Kent/Census

1913/Geo Wm Giles/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1922/Thos Cooker/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1930/Thos Cooker/Beer Retailer/../../Post Office Directory ****

1938/Jn Cooker/../../../Post Office Directory ****


* Provided By Pauline Sims

**** Provided By Kevan


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And Last updated on: Saturday, 18-Apr-2015 18:28:57 BST