Pubs. George, High Street

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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1977. Part of the original George which was licensed from the 1500’s until circa 1800. Although the facia has changed, the internal structure is still the old George, Now the Town Hall. Provided by Janet Gyford
10th January 2001. The newer George, on a different site.
Known residents, from the census returns and directories
Year Publican or other Resident Relationship to Head and or Occupation Age Where Born Source
1822 George Fenn Pigot’s*
1823-4 George Fenn Pigot’s
1839 William Cousins Pigot’s*
1840 William Cousins Census
1845 William Cousins Post Office
1848 Walter Burroughs White’s
1851 Walter Burroughs Innkeeper 38 Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk Census*
Caroline Burroughs Wife 35 Leigh, Essex Census*
Eliza Burroughs Daughter 10 Leigh, Essex Census*
Emily Burroughs Daughter 7 Southminster, Essex Census*
Ellen Burroughs Daughter 7 Witham, Essex Census*
William Wood Ostler 24 Witham, Essex Census*
Elizabeth Saunders Housemaid 22 Braintree, Essex Census*
Ellen Burge Governess 17 Hampshire Census*
Henry Goldsbury Lodger, Brushmaker 32 London, Middlesex Census*
Thomas Webster Lodger, Baker 21 Sedgeford, Norfolk Census*
Edward Noble Lodger,Linen Weaver 22 Topham, Norfolk Census*
Mary Move Lodger, Housekeeper 57 Hockley, Essex Census*
1855 W. Borroughs Kelly’s
1862 Henry Chappell Millwright & Appraiser Kelly’s
1870 Henry Chappell Brewer Kelly’s
1871 Henry Chappell Brewer Post Office
1874 Henry Chappell Brewer & Appraiser Kelly’s
1878 James Oakshot Manning Kelly’s
1881 James Oakshot Manning Publican 34 Newmarket Census
Sarah Manning Wife 30 Barton, Suffolk Census
Alfred Cramer Servant 16 Hatfield, Essex Census
1882 James Oakshot Manning Kelly’s
1894 Robert Steele Stoneham Kelly’s
1898 Robert Steele Stoneham Kelly’s
1917 George Jeffery Kelly’s
1933 Clifford Charles Osborne Kelly’s

* Provided by the Pubs, Inns and Taverns Index for England, 1801-1900

** Provided by Angela Ward

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