Colchester pub history index
George Hotel, High Street, Colchester - looking west
George, High Street, Colchester
George, High Street, Colchester - 1960s
Both kindly provided by Colleen
18th September 1999
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
earliest record of the inn dates from 1494 when an agreement was signed
giving rights over the property known then as the George to a Thomas Jopson.
Whilst the building structure has been extensively altered over the
centuries, there are still remains from Thomas Jopson's time. The central
part of the building and the cellars are a part of the original 15th century
house, perhaps built around 1450 and contemporary with the Red Lion on the
opposite side of the street. **
The inn is shown in the alehouse recognisance from 1764 until 1819 and then in consecutive trade directories up until the modern day.;also known as the George and the Dragon in the 1790's ***
1845/John Smith/Wine Merchant/../../Post Office
1851/John Smith/../../../Post Office
1851/Samuel D Forbes/hotel keeper/34/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census **
1851/Jane C Forbes/wife/34/Ryde, Hampshire/Census **
1851/Duncan Forbes/son/02/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census **
1851/Sarah H South/mother, proprietor of houses/60/Portsea, Hampshire/Census **
1851/Joseph Hookey/visitor, perfumer/45/Portsea, Hampshire/Census **
1851/James Woodley/waiter/20/Middlesex/Census **
1851/Sarah Isaac/nursemaid/29/Southsea, Hampshire/Census **
1851/Eliza Clench/cook/27/Messing, Essex/Census **
1851/Sarah Curtis/kitchen maid/19/Great Clacton, Essex/Census **
1851/Mary E Austin/chambermaid/32/Great Bentley, Essex/Census **
1856/Samuel D. Forbes/../../../Post Office
1867/Charles Guiver/../../../Post Office
1871/Charles Guiver/../../../Post Office
1881/Matthew A. Black/Proprietor/46/Scotland/Census
1881/Maria M. Black/Wife/39/Cloyton, Devon/Census
1881/Alice Maud Shorland/Barmaid/19/Sidmouth, Devon/Census
1881/Caroline H. White/Barmaid/24/London, Middlesex/Census
1881/Henry Greengrass/Waiter/20/Great Finton, Suffolk/Census
1881/Edward T. Fitch/Boots/18/Colchester, Essex/Census
1881/William J. Ansell/Page/14/Chatham, Kent/Census
1881/Louisa Polley/Domestic Servant/19/Copford, Essex/Census
1881/Emily Turner/Domestic Servant/18/Longford, Buckingham/Census
1881/Susan Garwood/Domestic Servant/17/Colchester, Essex/Census
1881/Rosina Clark/Domestic Servant/16/Tattingstone, Suffolk/Census
1881/George A. Gibbs/Lodger, Commercial Traveller/33/London, Middlesex/Census
1882/Mrs. Mary Ann Guiver/../../../Kelly's
1886/Mrs. Fanny Morris/../../../Kelly's
1894/Richard William Mutton/../../../Kelly's
1895/Richard William Mutton/../../../Kelly's
1898/Mrs. Ann Elizabeth White/Proprietress/../../Kelly's
1899/Mrs. Ann Elizabeth White/../../../Kelly's
1901/Ann E White/Mother/50/Portsmouth, Hampshire/Census ****
1901/Dollie White/Daughter, School Girl/16/Sandgate, Kent/Census
1901/Henry Parrott/Son, Manager of Hotel/29/Aldershot, Hampshire/Census
1901/Sarah Finch/Book Keeper/40/Rochester, Kent/Census
1901/Mabel Archer/Barmaid/22/Slatcon, Norfolk/Census
1901/Maud Wager/Barmaid/20/Great Totham, Essex/Census
1901/Ellen Marchant/Cook Restraunt/49/Limerick, Ireland/Census
1901/Julia Tyrrell/Waitress/24/Mendham, Norfolk/Census
1901/Mabel Mitchell/Chambermaid/24/Easton, Norfolk/Census
1901/Rose Pooley/Housemaid/20/Great Wigborough, Essex/Census
1901/Annie Mead/Kitchen Maid/19/Maldon, Essex/Census
1901/Emily Leggett/Pantry Maid/19/Ipswich, Suffolk/Census
1902/Hugh Percy Loraine Triscott/../../../Kelly's
1907/H. P. Triscott/../../../Benham's
1908/Hugh Percy Loraine Triscott/../../../Kelly's
1912/Hugh Percy Loraine Triscott/../../../Kelly's
1914/Mrs Gertrude Triscott/../../../Kelly's
1933/J. E. Nelson/../../../Kelly's
* Provided by the Pubs, Inns and Taverns Index for England, 1801-1900
** Provided by John Mead
*** Information kindly provided by Jess Jephcott at http://www.camulos.com
**** Provided by Colin Wager
What I am now attempting to achieve is the coverage of an earlier London
street directory in 1832. This is unique, plus
images of the 1842 Robsons directory which confirm earlier entries and also
carry much more trade detail about a premises or person. Here is the index of streets in 1832, many with
1842 imagery added.
And next is the complete 1940 London street directory - this will take some months to complete, so bear with me!
London pub history directory.
London Street Listings in 1832.
London street listings in 1842
London Street Listings in 1818 - mainly A and B.
London public houses in 1833 Pigots.
Entire London Street Listing in 1843 - by surname.
London public houses in 1856.
London public houses in 1869.
London public houses in 1899
London 1921 Street directory in 1921
London 1940 Street directory 1940
London Pubs in 2018