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Shefford Early Licensing References

The following names of early innholders in Shefford (whose establishments are not known) are taken from a variety of sources including: burials recorded in the Parish Register of Campton & Shefford; wills held by Bedfordshire & Luton Archives & Records Service and these are referenced and marked with an asterisk *; early directories in italics; and the 1851 census.

  • 30 July 1610: Mary, daughter of John Ryngsall, innholder;
  • 1 Dec 1610 Jane daughter of John Ball, innkeeper;
  • 27 Sep 1612 Joseph, son of John Ryngsall, innholder;
  • 31 Oct 1612 Thomas Wyllowes, senior, innkeeper ABP/W1612/23*;
  • 23 Mar 1614 Henry son of Thomas Goodcheape, innholder;
  • 13 Oct 1617 Christian, wife of John Sampson, innholder;
  • 7 July 1618 John Sampson senioralehousekeeper;
  • 4 Nov 1620 Sarah, wife of William Humfreys, innkeeper*;
  • 21 Apr 1621 William Page, innkeeper; ABP/W1621/174*;
  • 23 Mar 1622 Thomas Chamberlain,  innkeeper;
  • 22 Sep 1623 Peter Curtysse, alehousekeeper;
  • 18 Apr 1624 Mary, daughter of John Ryngsall, innkeeper;
  • 24 Dec 1624 wife of William Farre, alehousekeeper*;
  • 21 Nov 1626 Christopher Rooksbye, innkeeper;
  • 24 Mar 1626 Sarah, daughter of Francis Archer, innkeeper;
  • 1627: William Humphrys ABP/W 1627/147;
  • 29 May 1629 Dorothy, wife of John Phillips, innkeeper;
  • 23 Mar 1629 Thomas Thredder, alehousekeeper;
  • 30 July 1630 John Ringsole, innkeeper*;
  • 3 Apr 1631 John Phillippes, innkeeper;
  • 13 Aug 1632 Richard, son of Thomas Mylles, victualler;
  • 31 Aug 1632 Thomas, son of Francis Archer, innkeeper;
  • 18 Aug 1633 William Rogers, innkeeper;
  • 10 Dec 1636 Thomas son of Sigismond Cranefield, innkeeper;
  • 8 Apr 1637 Francis Archer, innkeeper;
  • 16 Oct 1640 Anne, daughter of William Farre, innkeeper;
  • 1642: Elizabeth Ringsall, widow ABP/W1642/18*;
  • 9 Oct 1653 Thomas Gurney, aleman;
  • 24 Feb 1656 Matthew Chamberlin, innholder; ABP/W1656-7/54*;
  • 1660: William Farre ABP/W1660-1/78*;
  • 3 July 1671 Jeremy Farr, innholder; ABP/AR1/92d 1671*;
  • 10 Apr 1673 Elizabeth, wife of Richard Hill;
  • 2 May 1674 William Barber, innholder; ABP/AR1/100*;
  • 27 Apr 1675 Leonard Kilby, alehousekeeper; ABP/AR 1676: 1/102d*;
  • 1676: John Pateman, ABP/W1676-7/23;
  • 10 Aug 1676 Richard Stephens, innkeeper (wife and daughter Mary & Joan died 30 Jul and 4 Aug same year); ABP/W1676/158*;
  • 17 Mar 1678 Benjamin Willamotte,  innholder; ABP/W1679/8*;
  • 10 Nov 1681 a child of William Davis, innkeeper;
  • 15 May 1697 William Green, innholder;
  • 19 Apr 1699 Thomas, son of Thomas Prior, innkeeper;
  • 2 June 1699, Joseph, son of Thomas Prior, innkeeper;
  • 26 May 1703 Elizabeth, daughter of Charles & Frances Watson, alehousekeeper;
  • 22 Mar 1704 Thomas, son of Thomas & Mary Catterell, innkeeper;
  • 1705: Joan Pateman, widow ABP/W1705/51*;
  • 1708: William Stephens, Shefford, innholder ABP/W 1708/40*;
  • 4 Jun 1714 William Mansfield, innholder;
  • 17 Nov 1715 James Egrim, innholder;
  • 19 Aug 1719 Thomas Moor, innholder;
  • 20 Sep 1723 Samuel Clearson, senior, innholder; ABP/W1724/66*;
  • 14 July 1728 Mary, daughter of John Clare, innholder*;
  • 7 Feb 1730 Thomas Eades senior, innholder;
  • 1734: Nathaniel Poulton, ABP/A1734-5/15*;
  • 10 Apr 1735 Abraham, son of William Stephens, innholder;
  • 1740: Samuel Clearson ABP/W1740/56*;
  • 8 Aug 1741 Lydia, wife of Nathaniel Poulton, victualler*;
  • 19 Apr 1748 John Clare, innholder & maltster; ABP/W1748/8*;
  • 31 Dec 1753 Thomas Ibbott, innkeeper;
  • 10 Nov 1757 Thomas son of Thomas Phipps, innkeeper;
  • 28 Aug 1759 Thomas son of Thomas and Hannah Pateman, innkeeper**;
  • 1764: Thomas Pateman ABP/W1764/42;
  • 28 May 1767 Richard Goodwin, innholder; ABP/A1767/9*;
  • 22 Jul 1770 Ann, daughter of William & Martha Fennel, innholder*;
  • 1771: Hannah Pateman ABP/W 1771/52*;
  • 16 Aug 1782 William Higgison, innholder;
  • 2 Nov 1783 Elizabeth, wife of John Seeley, publican;
  • 13 July 1789 Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas & Alice Rogers, innholder;
  • 12 Feb 1792 Thomas Phipps, innkeeper;
  • 13 Jan 1797 John Ebers, innkeeper;
  • 1839: William Brittain;
  • 1839: Charles Carter;
  • 1839: John Dunning;
  • 1839: Thomas Harwood, wheelwright;
  • 1839: George Larkins, brewer;
  • 1839-1850: Edward Roberts, High Street;
  • 1839: James Waller;
  • 1847: Henry Chapman, Bridge Street;
  • 1847-1871: Elizabeth Smith, Back Lane [1851 census describes her as Widow, 63 Beer seller born Shillington];
  • 1847: George Stanley, horsebreaker, High Street;
  • 1850: Charles Copperweight, Southbridge Street;
  • 1850: Thomas Hillyard, High Street;
  • 1850: Thomas Kennings, Hitchin Road;
  • 1850-1853: Mansell Millard, maltster, brewer and farmer, High Street;
  • 1851 census: Joseph Thompson, Head, Married, 30, Beer Shop Keeper, born Southill;
  • 1851 census: George Cropper, Head, Married, 37, innkeeper, born Swindersy [Lincolnshire];
  • 1853: William Bray, High Street;
  • 1853: William Dear, Bridge Street;
  • 1853: John Ibbs, maltster and brewer, High Street;
  • 1853: John Kerry, dealer in china, glass and earthenware, High Street;
  • 1853: Elijah Smith, baker, High Street;
  • 1853: William Sugars, straw dealer, Back Lane;
  • 1853: James Thompson, carrier, Bridge Street;
  • 1861: Thomas Caton, High Street;
  • 1861: Sarah Ibbs, High Street;
  • 1861: John Page, Bridge Street;
  • 1864-1869: William Sugars, hay and straw dealer, Clifton Road;
  • 1869-1871: Robert Howard, Bridge Street;
  • 1871: John Wade, Bridge Street
  • 1876: C.King;
  • 1876: Morton Piggott, ornamental stone mason and grocer, Campton Road