Pubs. George & Dragon

This is taken from the great history of Essex pubs that was compiled by the late Ian Hunter. Kevan now looks after it all. I’m very grateful to him for providing me with the Witham information, and allowing me to include it here.

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The original premises was destroyed in a fire and a date on the back of the later building suggests it was rebuilt in 1889. The George & Dragon is the second building on the right. Provided by Janet Gyford
1983 whilst still licensed. Taken by Janet Gyford

The Rising Sun or Sun was renamed the George & Dragon between 1845 & 1848.**

Known residents, from the census returns and directories
Year Publican or other Resident Relationship to Head and or Occupation Age Where Born Source
1839 Theodorus Harrison Pigot’s
1845 William Walford Post Office
1848 William Walford White’s
1851 William Walford Innkeeper 37 Witham, Essex Census*
Sarah Anne Walford Wife 37 Langford, Essex Census*
Edward Walford Brother, Tailor 20 Witham, Essex Census*
Mary Hews General Servant 20 Bradwell, Essex Census*
1862 William Walford Brewer Kelly’s
1870 Christopher Courtman Kelly’s
1871 Christopher Courtman Post Office
1874 Christopher Courtman Kelly’s
1878 Christopher Courtman Kelly’s
1881 Christopher Courtman Publican 41 Heybridge, Essex Census
Maria Courtman Wife 39 Wickham Bishops, Essex Census
Mabel M. Courtman Daughter, Barmaid 15 Newington, Middlesex Census
Emily E. Courtman Daughter 14 Witham Butts, Essex Census
Alice Jane Courtman Daughter 12 Witham Butts, Essex Census
Christopher A. Courtman Son 7 Witham Butts, Essex Census
Samuel Springett Lodger, Agricultural Labourer 27 Rivenhall, Essex Census
1882 Christopher Courtman Kelly’s
1894 Harry Wager Kelly’s
1898 Andrew Charles Kelly’s
1933 Percy Desborough Kelly’s

* Provided by Angela Ward

** Provided by Janet Gyford

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