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White Horse Hotel, 4 High Street, Wincanton, Somerset

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White Horse, 4 High Street, Wincanton - in 2013

White Horse, 4 High Street, Wincanton - in 2013

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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.

The name of " White Horse" first appears in 1655, when John Vining was in possession, having succeeded his father, Robert Vining. He was in his turn succeeded by " Widdow Dickory " in 1678, she being some connection, apparently, of the said John, inasmuch as two years previously, when her
son died, he was called John Vining Dickory. She died in 1682.
In 1684, another John Vining died, and he is described as " son of John Vining of ' The White Horse.' " This John, senr., died in 1703, when yet another John Vining carried on the business till his death in 1720. I think it probable that James Vining came next, who became one of the Feoffees in 1725, but who did not live till the next appointment in 1742.
George Deane was in occupation in 1736. How long he had been in possession, and whether as owner or tenant, I have no information. I find his name as churchwarden in 1735, continuing till 1739. He was still there in 1745. John Deane succeeded in 1746, I believe, and remained many years. In 1765, he became one of the Feoffees. He died in 1785, The date 1733, cut in the keystone of the arch over the door, is probably correct, or nearly so, as the time when the house was rebuilt by Ireson for George Deane. Probably also, the carved stone horse was then erected for the first time. There is every appearance of it having been put in blocks and sculptured after being in situ. This carving remained till 1872, when it was taken down. Its erection, obviously, was not the origin of the name of the Inn.
Roger Perrior became the landlord after John Deane's death in 1785, and he was there in 1792.  - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.

In 1801, when the census was taken, the name of Thomas Deane appears as the occupier.- Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.

In 1811, in the next census returns, William Card was in occupation. - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.

In 1819, Robert Tite was owner and occupier. - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.

In 1829-32, 1 find the name of Thomas Dring as occupier - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.

1832 Elisha Acourt. - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.

1834 Mary Acourt. - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.

1838 John Smith. - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.

1840 George Major. - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.

1842 Mr. Samuel Sly opened the house as a wine and spirit merchant. - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.

1864 Mr Samuel Deanesly took the business, and his father retired. - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.

1887 Mr. Richard Deanesly succeeded his father, and continues the business. - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.

1895/Richard Deanesley/wine & spirit merchant, 4 High Street/../../Kellys Directory ****

1902/Richard Deanesley/wine & spirit merchant, 4 High Street/../../Kellys Directory ****

1919/Richard Deanesley/wine & spirit merchant, 4 High Street/../../Kellys Directory ****

1923/Richard Deanesley/wine & spirit merchant, 4 High Street/../../Kellys Directory ****

1935/Harry Charles Ridout/White Horse residential & commercial hotel, & wine & spirit merchant, 4 High Street/../../Kellys Directory ****

1939/Harry Charles Ridout/White Horse residential & commercial hotel, & wine & spirit merchant, 4 High Street/../../Kellys Directory ****


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