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    Bear Hotel, 12 Market Place, Wincanton, Somerset

    At High Street in 1889 and earlier

    Wincanton pub history index

    Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Somerset. The Somerset listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

    Bear Inn, 12 Market Place, Wincanton - in 2013

    Bear Inn, 12 Market Place, Wincanton - in 2013

    Kindly provided by Roy Barrett

    The following entries are in this format:

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

    1720 is the date on the sundial on the front, bearing the initials P.R.D. (Roger and Diana Perrior.)   - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.

    1745 John Webb's name for Poor rate stands for the Bear.   - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.

    1767 His name is still found against it. A Feoffee meeting held here in that year.   - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.

    1770 Mr. and Mrs. Leach were here, and in that year both appear to have died. Then Mr. James Bacon, late butler to the Rev. Mr. Sandford, near Taunton, entered, and was here in 1774.   - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.

    In 1784, Mr. Oliver, who succeeded Mr. Bacon, was then quitting.   - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.

    In 1791, Mr. James Lintern, afterwards landlord of the Greyhound Hotel, was in possession. He held it till 1811, when John Perrior entered. His name again appears as landlord in 1811. In 1820, Diana Perrior, widow, entered on a new lease of 7 years. In 1824, Daniel English married the widow. Three years later the name of Mrs. English occurs.   - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.

    In 1830, the name of Daniel English again appears. It is said that he came from the Ship of East Stower to the Bear and when he left went to the Half Moon at Horsington. The same is said of Thomas Grist, who followed him here. During Mr. Grist's occupation the house was flourishing; the coaches stopped here, a dozen or so every day, but the Railways made great havoc with the trade. In 1861, Mr. William Newman was here. During his time, an old quaint part of the house was taken down and modernised. After Mr. Newman's death and that of Mrs. Newman, there were several changes; first Mr. Miller, then Mr. Yells in May, 1879; Mr. Ford, now of Sturminster, came in 1884 and left in 1886. Mr. Henry William Andrews came on 19th April, 1886, and died on April 5th, 1887. Mrs Andrews, his widow, carried on the business till her death on June 1st, 1902. The license is now held by the husband of one of her sisters, namely, Mr. W. J. Dyke.
    The name Perrior was a well known one in the parish, and Roger was a frequent christian name in the family. The last of the name lived in Church Street. Until the last few years a headstone marked his grave. It bore the following inscription :
    " To the memory of Roger Perrior, who died June 10th, 1825 aged 73 years.   - Inns of the Parish to 1903 - George Sweetman.

    1842-44/Thomas Grist/Bear, Market place/../../Pigots Directory ****

    1851/Thomas Grist/Inn Keeper/53/Stockbridge, Hampshire/Census ****
    1851/Elizabeth Grist/Wife/50/Cucklington, Somerset/Census
    1851/Thomas Grist/Son/18/West Stour, Dorset/Census
    1851/Francis Hawkins/Traveller in Iron Trade/48/Bitterley, Shropshire/Census
    1851/John Evans Glasson/Manufacturer of earthenware at Swansea/45/Truro, Cornwall/Census
    1851/Edward Hogg/Tailor & Draper/57/St James Street, Middlesex/Census
    1851/Mary Edwards/Servant, Laundress/30/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
    1851/Charlotte Winter/Waitress/33/Bruton, Somerset/Census
    1851/William Stacey/Groom/26/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
    1851/Charles Read/Ostler/16/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
    1851/Richard Denning/Sergeant Marines/43/Plymouth, Devon/Census

    1861/William Newman/Inn Keeper/41/Wincanton, Somerset/Census ***
    1861/Hannah Newman/Wife/40/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
    1861/William Newman/Son/15/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
    1861/Mary Newman/Daughter/12/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
    1861/Emma Newman/Daughter/8/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
    1861/Betsey Newman/Daughter/3/Wincanton, Somerset/Census

    1871/William Newman/Hotel Keeper/51/Wincanton, Somerset/Census ****
    1871/Ann Newman/Wife/50/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
    1871/Robert Newman/Son/9/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
    1871/Fredric Newman/Son/7/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
    1871/George Clewett/Ostler/31/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
    1871/George Edwards/Boots/23/Wincanton, Somerset/Census

    1881/Arthur Yells/Hotel Keeper/25/Highworth, Gloucester/Census ****
    1881/Frances Yells/Wife/26/Hindon, Wiltshire/Census
    1881/Mary Gertrude Yells/Daughter/8 months/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
    1881/Rose Heliey/General Servant/18/Cucklington, Somerset/Census
    1881/Elizabeth Ann Heliey/General Servant/16/Cucklington, Somerset/Census
    1881/Jessie Coles/General Servant/22/Hellow, Wiltshire/Census

    1889/Mrs Annie Andrews/../../../Kellys Directory ****

    1891/Annie Andrews/Hotel Keeper, Widow/31/Shaftesbury, Dorset/Census ****
    1891/Mary C Ball/Sister, Visitor/25/Shaftesbury, Dorset/Census
    1891/Helen Ball/Sister, Barmaid/22/Shaftesbury, Dorset/Census
    1891/Robert Ball/Brother, Goldsmith/22/Shaftesbury, Dorset/Census
    1891/Morgan S Usher/Cousin, Professor of Music/32/Shaftesbury, Dorset/Census
    1891/Alfred Tuffin/Visitor, Schoolmaster, Widow/39/Manston, Dorset/Census
    1891/Reginald Tuffin/Visitor/10/Westbury, Wiltshire/Census
    1891/Annie Ackand/Barmaid/23/Winsham, Somerset/Census
    1891/Susan Attwood/Domestic Servant/17/Bruton, Somerset/Census

    1895/Mrs Annie Andrews/Bear family & commercial hotel, Market place/../../Kellys Directory ****

    1897/Mrs Annie Andrews/../../../Kellys Directory ****

    1901/Annie Andrews/Hotel Proprietoress, Widow/41/Shaftesbury, Dorset/Census ****
    1901/Annie Coombs/Barmaid/24/Bagber, Dorset/Census
    1901/Mabel Spearing/Barmaid/22/Chard, Somerset/Census
    1901/Caroline Hollick/Help/26/Leicester, Leicestershire/Census

    1902/Mrs Annie Andrews/Bear first class family & commercial hotel, 12 Market Place/../../Kellys Directory ****

    1911/Mary C Dyke/Hotel Proprietoress, Widow/39/Shaftesbury, Dorset/Census ****
    1911/Walter Ball/Son/14/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
    1911/Lorna Annie/Daughter/12/Wincanton, Somerset/Census
    1911/Annie Coombes/Barmaid/30/Bagber, Dorset/Census
    1911/Minnie Trim/Cook/25/Buckham Weston, Dorset/Census
    1911/Evelun Day/Waitress/17/Cucklington, Somerset/Census

    1914/Mrs M C Dyke/../../../Kellys Directory ****

    1919/Miss Elizabeth Agnes Howes/Bear family & commercial Hotel, 12 Market Place/../../Kellys Directory ****

    1923/Miss Elizabeth Agnes Howes/Bear family & commercial Hotel, 12 Market Place/../../Kellys Directory ****

    1935/Wm Chas Thomas/Bear Hotel, 12 Market Place/../../Kellys Directory ****

    1939/Mrs Gladys M Thomas/Bear Hotel, 12 Market Place/../../Kellys Directory ****

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