Compasses, Great Totham

Also known as The Three Compasses

Compasses, Great Totham

15th June 2001

The following entries are in this format:

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

A will written in 1793 by my ancestor William Sandle of Assington.
'He bequeaths to his nephew Samuel Sandle, "all that my copyhold messuage or tenement called or known by the name or sign of the Three Compasses holden of the manor of Great Totham ................ which I sometime since purchased of Abraham Polley, late in the tenure or occupation of John Cottee and now of Thomas King or his assigns " I hope to visit it soon, and claim by birthright of a free drink !' ***

1828-9/Thomas King/../../../Pigot's

1832-3/John Greengrass/../../../Pigot's

1839/Isaac Greengrass/../../../Pigot's

1840/Isaac Greengrass/../../../Pigot's*

1841/Isaac Greengrass/Publican/45/../Census
1841/Rebecca Greengrass/../40/Essex/Census
1841/Mary Ann Wood/Servant/12/Essex/Census
1841/William Cottis/Agr Labourer/70//Census
1841/Joseph Patten/Agr Labourer/35//Census
1841/Maria Patten/../35/Essex/Census
1841/Mary Ann Patten/../5/Essex/Census  

1845/Isaac Greengrass/../../../Post Office

1848/Isaac Greengrass/Victualler/../../White's

1851/Isaac Greengrass/../../../Post Office

1851/Henry Whybrew/victualler/29/Witham, Essex/Census ***
1851/Jane Whybrew/wife/28/Broomfield, Essex/Census ***

1855/H. Whybrow/../../../Kelly's*

1861/Joseph Lawrence/Victualler/50/Maldon, Essex/Census**
1861/Joseph Lawrence/Son/10/Woodham Ferris, Essex/Census**
1861/Sarah Lawrence/Daughter/12/Woodham Ferris, Essex/Census**
1861/Mary Ann Buck/Housekeeper/55/Langford, Essex/Census**

The [Ager/Wager link] - my great great great aunt, Martha Ager, married James Wager in 1863 (she didn’t have to change her name much!). James’ brother was William Wager who ran the Compasses in Great Totham and the Fox in Rivenhall, and his sister was Elizabeth Wager who appears to have lived quite a long life at the Swan in Little Totham. He also had another sister, Eliza. She married Albert Binks whose parents ran the Victoria, Barking, and after Albert’s death she remarried William Bone who ran the Blue Anchor in Barking and was last seen in 1901 with the occupation of “Publican” and living at 6 High Street, Ilford, Essex.

1862/William Wager Jun./../../../Kelly's

1867/William Wager/../../../Post Office

1870/William Wager/../../../Kelly's

1871/William Wager/Victualler Licence/41/Little Totham, Essex/Census *
1871/Sarah Wager/Wife/36/Maldon, Essex/Census
1871/Herbert Wager/Son/18/Little Totham, Essex/Census
1871/Ellen Wager/Daughter/15/Great Totham, Essex/Census
1871/Willm Wager/Son/9/Great Totham, Essex/Census
1871/Harry Wager/Son/6/ Great Totham, Essex/Census
1871/Elise Wager/Daughter/5/Great Totham, Essex/Census
1871/Annie Wager/Daughter/2/Great Totham, Essex/Census
1871/Fred Wager/Son/6m/Great Totham, Essex/Census
1871/Annie Payne/Visitor/18/Terling, Essex/Census

1874/William Wager/../../../Kelly's

1878/Herbert Wager/../../../Kelly's

1881/William Dudley/Victualler/51/Great Braxted, Essex/Census
1881/Eliza Dudley/Wife/46/Feering, Essex/Census
1881/Eliza Batemen/Servant/11/Great Braxted, Essex/Census
1881/Alfred Thornton/Lodger, Pensioner/48/Great Braxted, Essex/Census

1882/William Dudley/../../../Kelly's

1886/Alfred King/../../../Kelly's

1890/Alfred King/../../../Kelly's

1894/Alfred King/../../../Kelly's

1895/Alfred King/../../../Kelly's

1898/William Digby/../../../Kelly's

1899/William Digby/../../../Kelly's

1899/William Freeborn Digby/../../../..*

1908/Henry Hodson/../../../Kelly's

1910/Henry Hodson/../../../Kelly's

1912/Henry John House/../../../Kelly's

1914/Mrs. Florence George/../../../Kelly's

1917/Mrs. Florence George/../../../Kelly's

1922/Henry Moss/../../../Kelly's

1925/Alfred Rixson/../../../Kelly's

1929/Charles Frederick Dingley/../../../Kelly's

1933/Reginald Sterling Williams/../../../Kelly's

1937/Reginald Sterling Williams/../../../Kelly's

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

** Provided by CG

** Provided by Pat McGarry

*** Provided by John Mead

Provided by Kevan

* Provided by Colin Ager

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