Many accurate 1921 census transcriptions have already been added to the pub history site, including London, and parts of Middlesex.
Ashford, Middlesex pub history index
A listing of historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Middlesex.
Residents at this address.
1866/E Oborne/../../../Post Office Directory
1871/Rich Richardson/Licensed Victualler/50/Plumstead, Surrey/Census
1871/Emma Richardson/Wife/41/Coakfield, Surrey/Census
1874/Richard Richardson/../../../Post Office Directory
1878/Richard Richardson/../../../Post Office Directory
1881/William C Wildish/Licensed Victualler/42/Teynham, Kent/Census
1881/Ann M Wildish/Wife/42/City, London/Census
1881/William B Wildish/Son/16/City, London/Census
1881/Elenor A Wildish/Daughter/15/City, London/Census
William Edward Bench, Licensed Victualler.
1886/William Edward Bench, Spelthorne Inn, Ashford, Staines/../../Post Office Directory
1890/William Edward Bench/../../../Post Office Directory
1891/William E Bench/Licensed Victualler/55/Maidenhead, Berkshire/Census
1891/Elizabeth Bench/Wife/58/Reading, Berkshire/Census
1891/Matilda Bench/Daughter, Barmaid/18/Stratford, Essex/Census
1891/James Donovan/Ostler Groom/22/Ashford, Middlese/Census
1894/William Edward Bench/../../../Post Office Directory
Middlesex County Times 15 January 1898
Death of Mr Bench.
We regret to record the death of Mr William Edward Bench, landlord of the Spelthorne Inn, Ashford Common, which took place on Monday afternoon. Mr Bench had been suffering from heart disease for some years past, but he appeared as hearty as many men of his age, he being sixty two at the time of his death.
His last illness was of a months duration. In addition to heart disease, he had diabetes for some years past, but he appeared as hearty as many men of his age, he being sixty two at the time of his death. His last illness was of a months duration. In addition to heart disease, he had diabetes, and despite the best of treatment, he passed pacefully away on the day above mentioned.
Altogether, he had been a licensed victualler thirty one years, of which just on fifteen were spent at the "Spelthorne". During this residence in Ashford parish he had gained a host of friends. He was one of the oversers of the parish, a highway surveyor, and a trustee of the parish coal charity and Reeves' charity. He was also associated with the "Upton" Lodge of Freemasons.
In the earlier part of his life he went to sea in the merchant service, being connected with it ten years. His friends have often had the pleasure of hearing him relate some of his interesting experiences, especially in connection with the American civil war, in which he served as chief engineer on board the "The Don, under Captain Roberts (afterwards known as Hobart Pasha), and ran the blockade of Charlestown by the Federal cruisers. The funeral took place yesterday (Friday) afternoon in the Ashford churchyard.
1899/Alfred Bench/../../../Post Office Directory
1911/Thomas William Kent/Publican/41/Welwyn, Hertfordshire/Census
1911/Emma Kent/Wife, Assistant/42/Stevenage, Hertfordshire/Census
1911/Thomas William Frederick Kent/Son/12/Twickenham, Middlesex/Census
1911/Beatrice Berry/Relative, Barmaid/20/Stevenage, Hertfordshire/Census
1911/George Boon/Relative, Assistant/16/Lambeth/Census
1914/T W Kent/../../../Post Office Directory
1926/T W Kent/../../../Post Office Directory
1937/Clement Knight Cox/../../../Post Office Directory