WOMEN OF HASTINGS & ST LEONARDS



FEMALE LICENCEES OF PUBLIC HOUSES IN VICTORIAN HASTINGS & ST LEONARDS


1766 - 1840

Ann Thwaites, The Anchor, 13 George street, from 1800
Mrs Sarah Smith, The Crown, Courthouse street, 1815-1832
     (A coaching inn, with stabling up to the Tackleway."Mrs Smith deserves particular
     commendation and support, as being the first (with a family of seven children)
     to add to the accommodation of Visitors by every species of comfort, neatness,
     and domestic attention."
Powell's Guide, 1831)
Mrs Elizabeth Bell, The Cutter, 12 East-parade(1824-1838)
Ann Sargent, The Royal Oak, Castle street (1825)
Mrs James Mann, The Jolly Fisherman (no date)


1840s

    (b.1803, widow with two small sons, six lodgers, & two servants)
Mrs Ann Hutchings, The Albert, 17-18 Undercliffe (St L)(now a house)
    (b.1806, widow with 3 small children)
Miss Frances Burton, New Inn Beerhouse, Market place (124 All Saints' street?)
Miss Mary Ballard, The Anchor, Mews road (StL)
Miss Ellen Brasier, The Privateer, Wellington mews (until 1852)
Mrs Maria Elphick, (no pub name) 25 Bourne street
    (b.1809, married, in business with husband)
Mrs Sarah Gorring, The Wheatsheaf Inn, Bohemia terrace (until 1852)(extant)
    (b.1814, a widow one daughter & one servant)
Miss Barbara Ticehurst, The Angel, 1, St Mary's terrace
Miss Sheather, The Bull, Bulverhythe (until 1852)(extant)
     (The Bull is a 17th century coaching inn built next to the ruins of St Mary Bulverhythe,
     a 15th century church, on the main road between Hastings and Bexhill).

Left - The George, 120 All Saints' street
Right - The Bull, Bulverhythe



1870s

Mrs Philly Jenkins, The Tiger, Stonefield road(closed)
Miss Harriet Perigo, White Lion, 7 St Michael's terrace (closed 1909)
Mrs Jane Cox, The Dun Cow [or Horse?], Albion Terrace, Halton
Mrs Elizabeth Palmer, The Norman Hotel, Norman road east (St L)
Miss Elizabeth Payne, Terminus Hotel, Bopeep, West St Leonards(extant)
Mrs Mary Heathfield, The Stag Inn, 15 All Saints' street(extant)
Mrs Elizabeth Green, Green's Family and Commercial Hotel, Havelock road(closed)
Miss Mary Semark, St Leonards Arms, 6 London road (St L)(closed)
Frances Hope, The Forester's Arms beerhouse, 6 East-parade
Elizabeth Cull, The Old House at Home Beerhouse, 44 All Saints street
Mary Ann Ray, The Hastings Arms, 2 George street
Mrs Charlotte Wenham, The Duke of Cornwall, Old Post Office-passage (joint licensee with husband)



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