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Eight Bells, Bures Hamlet

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Eight Bells, Bures Hamlet

6th August 2000

Known Residents

The following entries are in this format:

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

1844/Charles Burch/../../../White's ***

1845/Charles Burch/../../../Post Office

1848/Barnabas Burch/Victualler/../../White's

1855/B. Burch/../../../Kelly's*

1861/Hariet Burch/Victualler/42/Bures Hamlet, Suffolk/Census ***
1861/Robert Rowland/Lodger, Inland Revenue Officer/26/Hatfield, Hertfordshire/Census
1861/Bataria Hunt/Servant, Domestic Servant/18/Mount Bures, Essex/Census
1861/Thomas Powlesland/Servant, Ostler/18/Bures Hamlet, Suffolk/Census
1861/John Shed/Lodger, Farm Labourer/20/Bures Hamlet, Suffolk/Census

1862/Miss Harriet Burch/../../../Kelly's

1867/Samuel Mortimer/../../../Post Office

Your residents list includes Abraham Cousens. Whilst spellings varied at that time, the more usual spelling, Cousins, appears in the later entries. In fact, Abraham Cousins was the father of George Cousins, who in turn was the father of E G "Dick" Cousins, my grandfather. The Eight Bells was therefore held by three generations of Cousins. ****

1870/Abraham Cousens/../../../Kelly's

1871/Abraham Cousens/../../../Post Office

1874/Abraham Cousens/../../../Kelly's

1878/John Thompson/../../../Kelly's

1881/John Thompson/Innkeeper/York/46/Census
1881/Hannah Thompson/Wife/49/Suffolk/Census
1881/Emily Harvey/Domestic Servant/31/Suffolk/Census
1881/Harriet Fidrey/Domestic Servant/45/Essex/Census
1881/Robert Josselyn/Lodger, Late Farmer/54/Essex/Census
1881/Harry Pryke/Lodger, Agricultural Labourer/21/Suffolk/Census
1881/John West/Lodger, Agricultural Labourer/26/Essex/Census
1881/John Harvey/Lodger, Agricultural Labourer/26/Suffolk/Census
1881/Arthur Johnson/Lodger, Agricultural Labourer/26/Essex/Census
1881/John Doubleday/Lodger, Agricultural Labourer/20/Essex/Census
1881/Walter Porter/Lodger, Agricultural Labourer/20/Essex/Census
1881/Walter Duddel/Lodger/64/Suffolk/Census
1881/James Spinks/Lodger, Agricultural Labourer/23/Essex/Census

1882/John Thompson/../../../Kelly's

1886/George Cousins/../../../Kelly's

1891/George Cousins/../../../Post Office Directory

1894/George Cousins/../../../Kelly's

1895/George Cousins/../../../Kelly's

1898/George Cousins/../../../Kelly's

1899/G. Cousins/../../../Kelly's

1901/George Cousins/Licensed Victualler/56/Bures, Essex/Census
1901/Eliza Cousins/Wife/56/Bures, Essex/Census
1901/Clara R. Cousins/Assistant/24/Great Tey, Essex/Census
1901/Edwin G. Cousins/Assistant in Hotel Yard/21/Great Tey, Essex/Census
1901/Jemima Cansdale/General Servant/34/Bures, Suffolk/Census

1902/George Cousins/../../../Kelly's

1908/George Cousins/../../../Kelly's

1912/Messrs. Cousins/Proprietors/../../Kelly's

1917/E. G. Cousins/Proprietor/../../Kelly's

1925/E. G. Cousins/Proprietor/../../Kelly's

1933/E. G. Cousins/Proprietor/../../Kelly's

December 1939/E. G. Cousins/Motor Garage Proprietor & Lincensee/../../Petty Sessions**

January 1942/Mr. & Mrs. E. G. Cousins/../../../Petty Sessions**

June 1944/E. G. Cousins/Lincensee/../../Petty Sessions**

June 1944/George T. Boulton/Lincensee/../../Petty Sessions**

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

** Provided by Brian & Jill Fleming

*** Provided By Colin Ager

**** Provided By Jeremy Perkins

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