Nailsworth pub history index
At Shortwood Horsley, Stroud in 1885
Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Gloucestershire. The Gloucestershire listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
1863/J Wright/../../../Kellys Directory
1870/Thos Godwin/../../../Kellys Directory
1879/Hy Dangerfield/../../../Kellys Directory
My Great Grandfather - Albert Wright Ė born 1855 in Shortwood, Horsley, Gloucestershire, England is listed as the Licensee of the Rising Sun Hotel, Shortwood in 1885. I donít know for how long he maintained that position however I do know that his first child Beatrice Elsie (Elsie) Wright was born in the Rising Sun on 1/2/1885.
Edward Wright is Albertís Father (my Great, Great Grandfather) and he is listed as also being the publican of the Rising Sun Hotel. I suspect both Edward and Albert jointly worked the hotel. Edward was born in August 1817 in Bisley-with-Lypsott, Gloucestershire, England. At the time of his death in September 1899 he was recorded at the Licensee of the Rising Sun.
It appears Edward Wright was the publican from sometime before 1881 until his death in 1899. Sometime before 1885 Albert Wright became the publican and worked the hotel with his father for a period of time. *
1881/Edward Wright/Publican/63/Bisley, Gloucestershire/Census *
1881/Eliza Wright/Wife/53/Littleworth, Gloucestershire/Census
1881/Albert Wright/Son, Coachman/23/Horsley, Gloucestershire/Census
1881/Sydney Wright/Son/12/Horsley, Gloucestershire/Census
1885/Albert Wright/../../../Kellys Directory *
1894/Edward Cox/../../../Kellys Directory
1901/William J Humphreys/Inn Keeper/32/Brimscombe, Gloucestershire/Census
1901/Martha M Humphreys/Wife/29/Kingscote, Gloucestershire/Census
1901/Annie L Humphreys/Daughter/5/Nailsworth, Gloucestershire/Census
1901/George H W Humphreys/Son/3/Nailsworth, Gloucestershire/Census
1901/Catherine H Humphreys/Daughter/8 months/Nailsworth, Gloucestershire/Census
1901/Sarah Morse/Mother in Law, Widow/70/Horsley, Gloucestershire/Census
1902/William Humphreys/../../../Kellys Directory
1906/George Melsome/../../../Kellys Directory
1910/George R Melsome/../../../Kellys Directory
1923/George R Melsome/../../../Kellys Directory
1927/George R Melsome/../../../Kellys Directory
1939/Geo R Melsome/../../../Kellys Directory
* Provided By Jeff Wright