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Swan, Halberton, Devon

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Devon . The Devon 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.

1850/James Pring/../../../Whites Directory **

1861/William Ascott/Inn Keeper/25/Halberton, Devon/Census *
1861/Ann Ascott/Wife/29/Halberton, Devon/Census
1861/Betsy A Ascott/Daughter/4/Halberton, Devon/Census
1861/Emily Ascott/Daughter/2/Halberton, Devon/Census
1861/Elizabeth Ascott/Daughter/7 months/Halberton, Devon/Census
1861/Sarah Reed/Housemaid/19/Wetherpool, Devon/Census
1861/William Puncher/Lodger, Butcher/32/Maryansleigh, Devon/Census

1871/William Ascott/Assistant Overseer (Inn Keeper)/36/Halberton, Devon/Census *
1871/Ann Ascott/Wife/41/Halberton, Devon/Census
1871/Bessie A Ascott/Daughter/14/Halberton, Devon/Census
1871/Emily Ascott Ascott/Daughter/12/Halberton, Devon/Census
1871/Harriet Ascott/Daughter/10/Halberton, Devon/Census
1871/George Ascott/Son/8/Halberton, Devon/Census
1871/Susan Ascott/Daughter/6/Halberton, Devon/Census
1871/Eliza Ascott/Daughter/3/Halberton, Devon/Census
1871/Sarah Hopland/Domestic Servant/16/Morebath, Devon/Census

31st May 1871 - There was an auction held at Ascott's Swan Inn, Halberton of the Freehold Estate called "Way Mill" of which Mr. Frederick Chave is tenant. - Particulars can be obtained from Mr. Thomas Ascott, Builder, Halberton - information from Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England) Wednesday May 17th, 1871; Issue 5474 *

June quarter 1872 - William Ascott died (age 36) at Tiverton 5b 288. *

William Ascott - 19 August, Administration of the effects of William Ascott late of Halberton in the County of Devon Innkeeper who died 25 May 1872 at Halberton was granted at Exeter to Ann Ascott of Halberton Widow the Relict.

1878/Thomas Chave(Junr)/../../../Whites Directory **

1889/William Drake Sanders/../../../Kellys Directory **

1893/William Drake Sanders/../../../Kellys Directory **

1902/Henry Thomas Weeks/../../../Kellys Directory **

1910/Charles Howe/../../../Kellys Directory **

1914/Charles Howe/../../../Kellys Directory **

The Swan Inn lost trade after the turn of the century and in 1919 the owners Starkey, Knight & Ford Ltd. (Brewers), sold it to Halberton for use as a Memorial Village Hall (WW1). It still remains in Higher Town, now the High Street, as the Village Hall, but also containing Halberton Club which still has a licence to serve alcohol. *


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** Provided By Bev Howlett

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And Last updated on: Wednesday, 03-Jul-2019 18:20:38 BST