Innkeepers & Publicans

I like a pint. Evidently, many a Pursey throughout the ages did too. So much so, they got behind the bar. Here are a few of them and the pubs they ran:

1754 The White Hart, Hertford, Hertfordshire – William Pursey (and subsequently by his son John)
1765 Public house in Red Lion Street, Holborn, London – John Pursey and his wife Elizabeth
1791 The Red Lion Inn, Chard, Somerset – James Pursey and his wife Elizabeth
1817 Bell and Crown Inn, Farnham – John Pursey, many years landlord, died aged 52
1835 The Two Brewers, Windsor – Thomas Pursey (wife, Selina Towerton)
1839 The Ship, Camden Street, Islington, London – Frances Pursey, sister of the landlord
1847 Montpelier Tavern, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire – Richard Pursey
1860s Charles Pursey, Publican, Hounslow
1865 – 1868 Marquis of Wellington, South Street, Lambeth – William Pur(s)ey
1890 Monmouth Arms, Haberdasher Street, Hoxton, London – William Pursey, aged 35 years, a potman
1904 The Plough, Winchmore Hill, Coleshill, Buckinghamshire – Thomas Pursey, landlord and a chairmaker
1908 The New Inn, Horndon, Mary Tavy, Devon – George Pursey (ex-husband of Sophia Francis Amor)


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