Star & Garter, Station Approach, Dorking, Surrey

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At Box Hill in 1891. This pub is renamed recently the Lincoln Arms. **

Star & Garter, Dorking, circa 1910

Star & Garter, Station Approach, Dorking - in May 2011

Star & Garter, Station Approach, Dorking - in May 2011

Both kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Residents at this address.

1855/[Station Inn] John Chapman/../../../Post Office Directory **

1878/George Westcott/../../../Post Office Directory

1881/Beetham Churchill/Hotel Keeper/39/Stoke Newington, Middlesex/Census
1881/Adelaide Churchill/Wife/22/Brighton, Sussex/Census
1881/Adelaide B Churchill/Daughter/10 months/Dorking, Surrey/Census
1881/Thomas Larcombe/Wifes Father, Engineer (& M)(Driver)/61/Chard, Somerset/Census
1881/Jane Larcombe/Wifes Mother/62/Newbury, Devon/Census
1881/Emily Sarah Parsons/Nurse/28/Bethnal Green, Middlesex/Census
1881/Emily Knight/Housemaid/19/Slinfold, Sussex/Census
1881/Phoebe Knight/Chambermaid/17/Slinfold, Sussex/Census
1881/John Elsey/Waiter/17/Horley, Surrey/Census
1881/Herbert Harrison/Fly Driver/23/Brixton, Surrey/Census

1882/William Beetham Churchill / Licensed Victualler, bankrupt /../../London Gazette, 22 September 1882 **

1887/Gustav Adolf Koussmann/../../../London Gazette, 4 January 1887 **

1888/James Dyer / Licensed Victualler /../../London Gazette, 24 July 1888 **

Edward Messiter    Mary Norton, nurse   Mary Norton as an elderly lady

Pictures are of Edward Messiter and Mary Norton, nurse and Mary as an elderly lady

Kindly provided by Wendy Strong

According to the Public Record office RG 12/575 County of Surrey at Dorking, the head of the Star & Garter Hotel was Mary Norton and the Manager was Edward Messiter. I believe they were married or were in a common-law relationship and held these positions at the Star & Garter for more than ten or fifteen years. I understand that Ms. Messiter nee Norton also performed as a vocalist in the Pub. Ms. Norton was a nurse before marriage.. She lived in Surrey until she died in 1946. *

1891/Mrs Mary Morton/../../../Kellys Directory

1891/Mary Morton/Hotel Keeper, Widow/31/London/Census
1891/Alice Morton/Daughter/6/Brighton, Sussex/Census
1891/Edward Messiter/Hotel Manager/40/London/Census
1891/Charles Messiter/Boarder/8/London/Census
1891/Joy Messiter/Boarder/6/Sussex/Census
1891/Nellie Boucher/Boarder/1.5/London/Census
1891/Ambrose Hengist/Visitor/57/Biggleswade, Bedfordshire/Census
1891/Marion Oliver/Governess/29/London, Middlesex/Census
1891/Bessie Walker/Barmaid/20/Pimlico, Middlesex/Census
1891/Ellen Fionde/Waitress/21/Bradfield, Berkshire/Census
1891/Henry Webb/Houseboy/14/Portsmouth/Census
1891/Ellen Cooper/Nurse Girl/12/Dorking, Surrey/Census

1901/Arthur Tyler/Hotel Keeper/30/London Road, London/Census
1901/Ellen Marks/Barmaid/32/Leatherhead, Surrey/Census
1901/Anna Jackson/Barmaid, Widow/52/Norwich, Norfolk/Census
1901/Margaret Taylor/Cook/25/Oxford/Census
1901/Emily Maunder/Housemaid/30/Hammersmith/Census

1911/John Eldred/Hotel Keeper/49/Alphamstone, Essex/Census
1911/Emily Eldred/Wife, Assistant/56/Haddenham, Cambridgeshire/Census
1911/Harriet Taylor/Sister, Assistant/53/Haddenham, Cambridgeshire/Census
1911/Emily Belle Parke/Barmaid/31/Birmingham/Census
1911/Albert Henry Jackson/Barman/20/Dorking, Surrey/Census

1913/John Eldred/../../../Kellys Directory

1918/Charles Sheppard/../../../Kellys Directory

* Provided By Wendy Strong

** Provided By Stephen Harris

And Last updated on: Friday, 09-Oct-2020 13:51:39 BST