Avon Inn, Avonwick, Devon

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My research is into the family history of the Peathyjohns. *

According to the 1851 census the pub was run by Thomas Peathyjohns along with his wife Susan. When Thomas died in 1868 Susan took over as landlord.
Susan remained as landlord until at least 1901 (as she was living in North Huish at the time of the census) and she died in 1905.

1851/Thomas Peathyjohns/Head-Licenced Victualler/35/South Brent, Devon/1851 Census *

1861/Thomas Peathyjohns/Inn Keeper, Grocer, sub postmaster/45/South Brent, Devon/Census *
1861/Susan W Peathyjohns/Wife/32/Totnes, Devon/Census
1861/William J Peathyjohns/Son/9/Ugborough, Devon/Census
1861/Lousia Peathyjohns/Daughter/8/Ugborough, Devon/Census
1861/Thomas Peathyjohns/Son/6/Ugborough, Devon/Census
1861/John P Peathyjohns/Son/5/Ugborough, Devon/Census
1861/Eliza Peathyjohns/Daughter/3/Ugborough, Devon/Census
1861/Susan Peathyjohns/Daughter/1/Ugborough, Devon/Census
1861/Jane Trant/Servant/10/Totnes, Devon/Census

1868/Susan Peathyjohns/Head-Licenced Victualler and Farmer/39/Dartington, Devon/ *

1871/Susan Peathyjohns/Head-Licenced Victualler and Farmer/42/Dartington, Devon/1871 Census *

1891/Susan Peathyjohns/Head-Licenced Victualler and Farmer/52/Dartington, Devon/1881 Census *

1891/Susan Peathyjohns/Head-Licenced Victualler and Farmer/62/Dartington, Devon/1881 Census *

1893/Susan Peatheyjohns(Mrs)/../../../Post Office Directory **

Totnes Weekly Times 11 February 1893
An nquest was held at the Avon Inn, Avonwick on Thursday by the Depity Coroner, Dr Fraser, relative to the death of a labourer named Thomas Peathy Johns who died suddenly whilst loading a cart on the New Kingsbridge Railway.
Dr McCreery stated as the result of the post mortem examination, that death was due from heart disease. Verdict accordingly.

1901/Susan Peathyjohns/Head-Farmer/72/Dartington, Devon/1901 Census *

It is interesting to note that as well as running the pub Susan was also a farmer and her children worked on the farm as well as working in the pub. *

1902/William F Barter/../../../Post Office Directory **

1910/Nicholas Earl Newman/../../../Post Office Directory **

1914/Charles Soper/../../../Post Office Directory **

1919/Frank Cowell/../../../Post Office Directory **

Western Times 27 February 1920
Mr Charles Soper, proprietor of the Wrangton Station Hotel, who was a married man with no family, was 49 years of age, and formerly manager of the Avon Inn, Avonwick .
Since demobolisation from the Army he had not been his former self, and worried when his stock of saleable goods was low. Verdict suicide by hanging.

In 1921 census at Avon Inn, Avonwick, South Brent,
John Leonard Jesse, Visitor, Lieutenant Colonel, R A S C, aged 45 years 2 months and born in Morwenstow, Cornwall
Mary Henrietta Jesse, Visitor, aged 42 years 6 months and born in Cape Colony, South Africa
Henriette Maxwell, Visitor, Widow, aged 84 years and born in Dalston, Middlesex
Frank Cowell, Head, Inn Manager P R H A Ltd, aged 50 years 4 months and born in Royston, Hertfordshire
Elizabeth Minnie Cowell, Wife, Manageress, P R H A Ltd, aged 48 years 6 months and born in Barton, Cambridgeshire
Edith May Cowell, Daughter, Helps At Home, aged 19 years 1 month and born in Ickenham, Middlesex
Wilfred Frank Cowell, Son, Helps At Home, aged 16 years 6 months and born in Ickenham, Middlesex

1923/Frank Cowell/../../../Post Office Directory **

Surrey Mirror 13 December 1929 - Married in India.
At All Saints CHurch, Lucknow U.P., India, Miss Kathleen Andrews of 7 Dunraven avenue, Salfords was married to Sergeant W Cowell, of the I.A.S.C. stationed at Lucknow. He is the youngest son of Mr and Mrs F Cowell of the Avon Inn, Avonwick, Devonshire.

Torbay Express and South Devon Echo 02 February 1987
Totnes police are hunting two men who ransacked a pub's liquor store at the height of the Saturday night rush.
The victim was Mr Terry Short of the Avon Inn, at Avonwick, between Totnes and South Brent. Bottles of vodka worth £28 were stolen. Two me were later seen driving off in a light coloured hatchback from the pub car park.

* Provided By Jason Brown

** Provided By Bev Howlett

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