Swan Inn, High Street, Southover, Lewes

Lewes pub history index

This pub was established in around 1770, initially as the Bell. **

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

Swan, High Street - 1883 Advertisement listing Edward Evison

Swan, High Street - 1883 Advertisement listing Edward Evison

Swan Inn, High Street, Southover, Lewes - in May 2009

Swan Inn, High Street, Southover, Lewes - in May 2009

Both kindly provided by Stephen Harris

Residents at this address.

1832/John Blake/../../../Pigot’s Directory

1836/John Agate – Occupier -/../../../will of William Verrall – East Sussex Records Office **

1839/Ann Agate/../../../Pigot’s Directory **

1851/R Geer/../../../P.O. Directory **

1851/Robert Geer/Inn Keeper/../../../Census per: - Jeffrey Dyson **
1851/Caroline Geer/Wife/../../../Census
1851/Louisa Sarah Geer/Daughter/../../../Census
1851/Caroline Eliza Geer/Daughter/../../../Census
1851/Charles Geer/Son/../../../Census

1852/Robert Geer/../../../from correspondence held at the East Sussex Records Office **

1855/Robert Geer/../../../P.O. Directory **

1858/Robert Geer/../../../Melville’s Directory **

1859/R Geer/../../../Post Office Directory

1861/Robert Geer/Inn Keeper/../../../Census per: - Jeffrey Dyson **
1861/Caroline Geer/Wife/../../../Census
1861/Louisa Sarah Geer/Daughter/../../../Census
1861/Charles Geer/Son/../../../Census

George Charles Hollebone is the son of George Charles and Susan Winch. George Charles’ sister Caroline Hollebone married Robert Geer, the previous licensee at the Swan. Another sister, Mary Ann, married William Inman, who in 1861 was the licensee of the King & Queen, Marlborough Place, Brighton, which was probably the main coaching inn to London at this time. In the 1861 census Caroline Geer, Robert’s daughter, is a barmaid at the King & Queen. **

1865/G C Hollebone/../../../Simpson’s Directory **

1866/G C Hollebone/../../../Post Office Directory

1867/George Charles Hollebone/../../../Kelly’s Directory **

1870/Mrs Susan Hollebone/../../../P.O. Directory **

1871/Susan Hollebone/Publican/../../../Census per: - Jeffrey Dyson **

1878/Spencer Foster/../../../Post Office Directory

1881/C Eveson/../../../Tomkies Directory **

1882/Edward Evison/../../../Kelly’s Directory **

1883/Mr Hother – Occupier -/../../../will of William Verrall junior – East Sussex Records Office **

1883/E Evison/../../../Holman’s Lewes Directory **

1890/Mrs Elizabeth Orchard/../../../Post Office Directory

1891/Mrs Elizabeth Orchard/../../../Kelly’s Directory  of Kent, Surrey & Sussex **

1891/Elizabeth F Orchard/Inn Keeper, Widow/46/Mayfield, Sussex/Census
1891/Sophia J Wells/Sister, Dressmaker/21/Eastbourne, Sussex/Census
1891/Kate Wells/Visitor/10/Lewes, Sussex/Census
1891/Eva Wells/Visitor/4/Lewes, Sussex/Census
1891/Nellie Braysher/General Servant/21/Chailey, Sussex/Census
1891/John Hayden/Ostler/19/Havant, Hampshire/Census

1899/John Mellor/../../../Post Office Directory

1901/Charles Deverall/Publican/29/St Bartholomew, London/Census
1901/Kate Deverall/Wife/26/Lewes, Sussex/Census
1901/Ivy Deverall/Daughter/1/Lewes, Sussex/Census
1901/Elizabeth Evans/General Servant/14/Ringmer, Sussex/Census

1905/Arthur Harding/../../../Post Office Directory

1910/H J Hunt/../../../Pike’s Directory **

1913/Edward Thomas Over/../../../Kellys Directory

1915/Mrs S Bowes/../../../Post Office Directory

1918/Mrs S Bowes/../../../Kellys Directory

1938/E S Lodder/../../../Kelly’s Directory **

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