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Bricklayers Arms, Stondon Massey

Bricklayers Arms, Stondon Massey - postmarked 1954

Bricklayers Arms, Stondon Massey - postmarked 1954

Kindly provided by Julian Gooding

The following entries are in this format:

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

1848/Robert Ablin/Victualler/../../White's

1851/Samuel Rose/../../../Post Office

1851/Samuel Rose/victualler and boatmaker/27/Hemmingham, Suffolk/Census **
1851/Sophia Rose/wife/22/High Ongar, Essex/Census
1851/Maria Rose/daughter/2m/Stondon, Massey, Essex/Census
1851/Frank Gates/brother in law, baker/20/High Ongar, Essex/Census

1852/S. Rose/../../../Kelly's*

1855/Samuel Rose/../../../Kelly's*

Samuel Rose can next be found at the Fox & Goose, West Thurrock

1862/John Gann/Wheelwright/../../Kelly's

1867/John Gann/Wheelwright/../../Post Office

1870/George Barnes/../../../Kelly's

1871/George Barnes/../../../Post Office

1871/George Barnes/Publican/35/Stock, Essex/Census ***
1871/Ellen Barnes/Wife/37/Ireland/Census

1874/Thomas Barnes/../../../Kelly's

1878/Joseph Lawrence/../../../Kelly's

1881/Oliver J. Shanan Webster/Publican/23/Writtle, Essex/Census
1881/Catherine M. Webster/Wife/33/Stratford St. Mary, Suffolk/Census
1881/Kate Webster/Daughter/1/Stondon Massey, Essex/Census
1881/Henry Oliver Webster/Son/2m/Stondon Massey, Essex/Census
1881/Elizabeth Turner/Domestic Servant/20/High Ongar, Essex/Census
1881/Henry Maryon/Lodger, Agricultural Labourer/25/High Ongar, Essex/Census

1882/Oliver John Webster/../../../Kelly's

Oliver John Webster is at the Crown, in Harlow by 1888

1886/Thomas Wright/../../../Kelly's

1890/Harry Wright/../../../Kelly's

1891/Daniel John Burrells/Publican/45/Maldon, Essex/Census ****
1891/Emily Burrells/Wife/46/Coggeshall, Essex/Census
1891/Joseph Bourne/Boarder, Widow/80/Maldon, Essex/Census

1894/John Burrells/../../../Kelly's

1895/John Burrells/../../../Kelly's

1898/John Willis/../../../Kelly's

1899/John Willis/../../../Kelly's

In 1891, the Bradley family are in Ightham, Kent [George is a Gardner], except for son Thomas who is a visitor at the 'Little George' 155 High Street, Chatham; where his younger sister [?] Georgina is a Barmaid - aged 20.

1901/George Bradley/Licensed Victualler/63/Orston, Notts/Census ***
1901/Miriam Bradley/Wife/63/Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk/Census
1901/Thomas Bradley/Son, Barman/27/Tunbridge Wells, Kent/Census
1901/Alice Bradley/Daughter/31/Tunbridge Wells, Kent/Census

1902/George Bradley/../../../Kelly's

My great grandfather Matthew Hughes, was the publican (although the licence was with his wife Mary Hughes) -see photo ***

Standing: Alice Annie Allaway (b. 1885), Matthew William Edmund Hughes (b. 22 July 1880 d. 1946), Frederick ?  (Husband of Alice) - Seated: Constance Mary Lily Hughes (b. 4 April 1904 d. 1996), Mary Ann Elizabeth Hughes (nee Allaway b. 15 July 1880 d. Feb 1970), on her lap is Grace Catherine Ann Hughes (b. 4  May 1906 d. 2000), William Matthew Edmund Hughes (b. 1902 d. 1920) – and the dog Carlo who was born the same day as Grace.  - The Bricklayers, Stondon Massey in 1906

The Bricklayers in 1906, and a Hughes family portrait.

Standing: Alice Annie Allaway (b. 1885), Matthew William Edmund Hughes (b. 22 July 1880 d. 1946), Frederick ? (Husband of Alice)

Seated: Constance Mary Lily Hughes (b. 4 April 1904 d. 1996), Mary Ann Elizabeth Hughes (nee Allaway b. 15 July 1880 d. Feb 1970), on her lap is Grace Catherine Ann Hughes (b. 4 May 1906 d. 2000), William Matthew Edmund Hughes (b. 1902 d. 1920) – and the dog Carlo who was born the same day as Grace. ***

There was a ¾ size billiard table at the pub, which moved with the family to their new home in Southend-on-Sea. During the war it was used as an air raid shelter, with chicken wire put around the legs. If the bomb blast didn’t kill you, the slate collapsing on you would have!  When my Aunt Grace moved into a smaller house, the table went to my Mums in Berkshire, with a room having to be specially built for it. It is used all year long, for meals and especially for the Howes Christmas challenge Cup. ***

1906/Matthew W. Hughes/../../../Kelly's

1908/John Brace/../../../Kelly's

1910/John Brace/../../../Kelly's

1912/John Brace/../../../Kelly's

1914/Arthur Edward Gordon/../../../Kelly's

1917/John Brace/../../../Kelly's

I found my great grandparents John Brace as the Governor of the Bricklayers Arms in Stondon Massey, Essex. I was born and raised in Stondon Massey until my parents along with my siblings and myself moved to America in 1949. *

The photograph is of my great grandparents along with other family members that include my grandfather (Bertrum L Booty) and grandmother (Alice Brace Booty) my mother (Thirza Booty Lawlor as a young girl) and my uncle (John L Booty as a young boy) together with other members of the Brace Family standing in front of the Bricklayers Arms, the year would be about 1915. *

The photograph is of my great grandparents along with other family members that include my grandfather (Bertrum L Booty) and grandmother (Alice Brace Booty) my mother (Thirza Booty Lawlor as a young girl) and my uncle (John L Booty as a young boy) together with other members of the Brace Family standing in front of the Bricklayers Arms, the year would be about 1915. *

John & Mary Brace - circa 1915

John & Mary Brace - circa 1915

Both kindly provided by David Lawlor



1922/Joseph Henry Anderson/../../../Kelly's

1925/Charles Nunn/../../../Kelly's

1929/Charles Nunn/../../../Kelly's

1933/Charles Nunn/../../../Kelly's

1937/Charles Nunn/../../../Kelly's


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

** Provided by John mead

*** Provided by Della Tora

**** Provided by Kevan

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