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Little Red Lion, St Marys Street, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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

The following entries are in this format:

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

1839/Josh Cheese/../../../Robsons Directory ***

1852/Joseph Cheese/../../../Slaters Directory ***

1863/Thomas Pepall/../../../Duttons Directory ***

My 2x great grandfather Richard William WHIFFIN was the Licensee of the Little Red Lion, St Mary Street, High Wycombe at the time of the 1871 census until his death in 1876. *

Census 1871 :
Bucks, High Wycombe, 19 St Mary's Street, 'Red Lion' Public House, *
WHIFFIN Richard, Head, Married, 54, Publican, Middx, Uxbridge,
WHIFFIN Ann, Wife, Married, 53, Bucks, Hughenden,
WHIFFIN Hannah, Dau, Unmarried, 32, Bucks, High Wycombe, - Deaf & Dumb
WHIFFIN Elizabeth, Dau, Unmarried, 20, Dressmaker, Bucks, High Wycombe,
WHIFFIN Mary J, Dau, Unmarried, 15, Pupil Teacher, Bucks, High Wycombe.

It appears that Richard's son, Charles WHIFFIN took over the running of the pub following the death of his father. His occupation was given as Publican, St Mary’s Street at the time of two of his daughter’s baptisms in 1878 and 1880. The 1881 and 1891 census and Kelly’s Directory 1883 also confirm this.
Census 1881: *

Census 1881:
Bucks, Wycombe, All Saints, St Mary Street, *
WHIFFIN Charles, Head, Married, 32, Publican/Printer Compositor, Bucks, Wycombe,
WHIFFIN Sarah, Wife, Married, 27, Bucks, Wycombe,
WHIFFIN Hannah, Sis, 42, Bucks, Wycombe,
WHIFFIN William R, Son, 7, Scholar, Bucks, Wycombe,
WHIFFIN Maria, Dau, 6, Scholar, Bucks, Wycombe,
WHIFFIN Minnie, Dau, 4, Scholar, Bucks, Wycombe,
WHIFFIN Alice S, Dau, 2, Bucks, Wycombe,
WHIFFIN Janet, Dau, 11 months, Bucks, Wycombe,.

1883/Charles Whiffon/../../../Kellys Directory ****

Census 1891:
Bucks, Wycombe, All Saints, 18 St Mary Street, 'Red Lion', *
WHIFFIN Charles, Head, Widower, 42, Printer Compositor, Employed, Bucks, High Wycombe,
WHIFFIN William, Son, Unmarried, 17, Gas Fitter, Employed, Bucks, High Wycombe,
WHIFFIN Maria, Dau, Unmarried, 16, Dressmaker, Employed, Bucks, High Wycombe,
WHIFFIN Sophia, Dau, 12, Scholar, Bucks, High Wycombe,
WHIFFIN Louisa, Dau, 8, Scholar, Bucks, High Wycombe.

Newspaper, South Bucks Standard, 9 Sep 1892 *
Wycombe Borough Brewster Sessions.
TRANSFERS.-A transfer of the license of the “Little Red Lion” was granted from Charles WHIFFIN to Henry ECKLIN.
Charles WHIFFIN (second son/seventh child of William Richard and Anne WHIFFIN) married Sarah Ann ABBOTT, (fifth daughter/tenth child of William & Maria ABBOTT), in 1873. Their siblings, Elizabeth “Lizzie” WHIFFIN (fourth daughter/sixth child) married Joseph ABBOTT (fifth son/ninth child) in 1877. Joseph and Lizzie are my great grandparents.

1899/Reuben Humphrey/../../../Kellys Directory ***

1901/William Pawley/Inn Keeper/31/High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire/Census ****
1901/Ada K Pawley/Wife/25/High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire/Census
1901/Eliza Hitchcock/Nurse/54/Birmingham, Warwickshire/Census

1911/William Pawley/Publican/42/High Wycombe/Census ****
1911/Ada H Pawley/Wife, Assistant/35/High Wycombe/Census
1911/Ethel M Pawley/Daughter, Assistant/14/High Wycombe/Census
1911/William A Pawley/Son/12/High Wycombe/Census
1911/Doris E Pawley/Daughter/6/High Wycombe/Census

1915/William Pawley/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1924/William Pawley/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1928/William Pawley/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1935/Mrs Ethel Griffith/../../../Kellys Directory ****


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