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West Wycombe pub history index

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.

Thomas Bowler (1833 - 1898) is shown as the publican in the censuses 1871, 1881 & 1891. His wife Rebecca (nee Darvill) from 1881 - 1891. He apparently first married Caroline in 1854, she died in 1876. He then married her younger sister, Rebecca in 1878. *

1871/Thomas Bowler/Licensed Victualler & Coal Merchamt employing 1 man/38/Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire/Census
1871/Caroline Bowler/Wife/36/Monks Risborough, Buckinghamshire/Census
1871/Julia Eldridge/Niece/18/Monks Risborough, Buckinghamshire/Census
1871/Mary Ann Darvill/Niece/8/High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire/Census
1871/Maria Morris/Visitor/20/Kensal Green, Middlesex/Census

1881/Thomas Bowler/Licensed Victualler and Farmer of 96 acres employing 3 men/48/Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire/Census
1881/Rebecca Bowler/Wife/35/Monks Risborough, Buckinghamshire/Census
1881/Mary Ann Darvill/Niece, Domestic Servant/18/High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire/Census
1881/Frederick Barefoot/Boarder, Farm, Servant/21/Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire/Census
1881/Owen Rogers/Boarder, Farm, Servant/17/Monks Risborough, Buckinghamshire/Census

1891/Thomas Bowler/Publican and Farmer/58/Risborough, Buckinghamshire/Census
1891/Rebecca Bowler/Wife/45/Askett, Buckinghamshire/Census
1891/Rosetta Bridges/Niece, Waitress/17/Plumstead, Kent/Census

1898/Thomas Bowler of West Wycombe Buckinghamshire innkeeper died 14 June 1898 Probate Oxford 11 July to Rebecca Darvill spinster Effects 237 2s.

1899/Mrs Rebecca Bowler/../../../Kellys Directory ***

Rosetta Day in 1901 and later looks incredibly like Rosetta Bridges in the 1891 census. In fact, they marry in September, 1896 (then living at Burwash Road, Plumstead).

1901/William A Day/Inn Keeper/31/Plumstead, Kent/Census ****
1901/Rosetta Day/Wife/27/Plumstead, Kent/Census
1901/Harold F W Day/Son/3/Plumstead, Kent/Census
1901/Hilda K Day/Daughter/2/Plumstead, Kent/Census
1901/Annie Saunders/General Servant/38/West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire/Census

1911/William Alfred Day/Licensed Victualler/41/Plumstead, Kent/Census ****
1911/Rosetta Day/Wife, Assistant/37/Plumstead, Kent/Census
1911/Harold Frederick W Day/Son/13/Plumstead, Kent/Census
1911/Hilda Rose Day/Daughter/12/Plumstead, Kent/Census
1911/Annie Saunders/General Servant/48/High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire/Census

1915/William Alfred Day/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1924/William Alfred Day/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1928/Albert Edward Putman/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1931/Wm Geo Bravington/../../../Kellys Directory ****

1935/Wm Geo Bravington/../../../Kellys Directory ****


* Provided By Gloria Darvill

*** Provided By Colin Ager

**** Provided By Kevan

And Last updated on: Wednesday, 03-Jul-2019 18:06:39 BST