Duke of Wellington Inn

St. John's Street



1828 5 September - Stamford Mercury

DUKE OF WELLINGTON  Wellington Lane 1828 TO BE SOL

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1841 Pigot's Directory

Duke Wellington, Saml. English, Boongate, Peterborough

1841 census - Malting Row/Wellington Street,Peterborough **


Samuel English 48 (1793) Innkeeper born N'ptonshire

Elizabeth English 49 (1792) born N'ptonshire

1851 census - Wellington Lane, Peterborough **


William Medwell (Meadwell) Head Married 50 (1801) Licenced Victualler born Easton, N'ptonshire

Sophia Medwell Wife Married 48 (1803) born Fletton, Hunts

Frances Barker Aunt unmarried 81 (1770) Pauper born Peterborough

Elizabeth Medwell Daughter unmarried 17 (1834) Dress Maker born Newborough, N'ptonshire

Sophia Medwell Daughter 9 (1842) School National born Northborough, N'ptonshire

William Medwell Son 4 (1847) School Private born Newborough, N'ptonshire

Mary Xoc Servant 13 (1838) House Servant born Peterborough


1854 - Post Office Directory

Duke of Wellington, W. Meadwell, Boongate, Peterborough

1861 census - St John's Street, Peterborough **


Ann Cave Head Widow 35 (1826)  Publican born Whetstone, Leicestershire

Henry Cave Son single 9 (1852) scholar born Bulwick, N'ptonshire

Samuel Cave Son 6 (1855) scholar born Bulwick, N'ptonshire

Sarah Sibbins Servant single 26 (1835) House Servant born King's Cliffe, N'ptonshire

1871 census - St John's Street, St John the Baptist, Peterborough **


Ann Cave Head Widow 47 (1824) Publican born Whetstone, Leicestershire

Henry Cave Son 19 (1852) Upholsterer's Apprentice born Bulwick, N'ptonshire

Mary A Cave Daughter 18 (1853) Milliner born Bulwick, N'ptonshire

Samuel Cave Son 16 (1855) Carver born Bulwick, N'ptonshire

Elizabeth Cave Daughter 7 (1864) scholar born Peterborough

1859 11 February - Lincolnshire Chronicle

WELLINGTON INN Boongate INQUEST death child from L

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1874 Peterborough Directory

Wellington, St John's Street N, Peterborough - Mrs Mary Ann Cave

1869 1 October - Stamford Mercury

Heading: Peterborough


"The adjoiurned special sessions for granting ale and beer-house licences were held on Wednesday last.  The applications for new spirit licences were all refused.

The landlady of the Wellington Inn was reprimanded".


1881 census - St. John's Street, Peterborough **


Charles P Peaks Head Married 34 (1847) Innkeeper born Somersham, Cambridgeshire

Sarah A Peaks Wife Married 46 (1835) born Eastfield, N'ptonshire

Susan Sykes Daughter in Law Married 23 (1858) born Stamford, Lincs

John Sykes Son in Law single 21 (1860) Butcher born Stamford, Lincs

William Sykes Son in Law single 20 (1861) Bricklayer born Newark, N'ptonshire

Charlotte Sykes Daughter in law single 17 (1864) born Eastfield, N'ptonshire


Note: 1886 - Probate

PEAKS Charles Phillip 2 April.  The Will of Charles Phillip Peaks late of the "Wellington" Inn Wellington Lane Peterborough in the County of Northampton Innkeeper who died 6 January 1886 at the "Wellington" was proved at the Principal Registry by Sarah Ann Peaks of the "Wellington" widow of the relict of the sole executrix

Personal Estate - £54.19s.9d

1890 Kelly's Directory

Duke of Wellington, Mrs S.A. Peake, St John's Street, Peterborough

1899 29 September - Stamford Mercury

Heading: Licensing


"The Bench refused the renewal of a music and dancing licence to the Duke of Wellington, Wellington Lane".


1891 census - The Duke of Wellington, 40 St. John's Street, Peterborough **


Sarah Peakes Head Widow 60 (1831) Licenced Victualler born Peterborough

Charlotte Sykes Daughter single 28 (1863) born Peterborough

Annie Snowball Granddaughter 13 (1878) Servant Domestic born Leeds, Yorks

Reuben Abbott Lodger single 55 (1836) Agricultural Labourer born Bridgstock, N'ptonshire

John Cowley Lodger single 61 (1830) Agricultural Labourer born Peterborough

John Reeshaw Lodger single 40 (1851) Agricultural Labourer born Peterborough

1901 census - Duke of Wellington Inn, St John's Street, Peterborough **


Thomas Husband Head Married 48 (1853) Innkeeper own account born Wellington, Shropshire

Mary Elizabeth Husband Wife Married 41 (1860) born Islington, Middlesex

George Husband Son 9 (1892) born Oakham, Rutland

Kathleen Husband Daughter 8 (1893) born Peterborough

Sybil Husband Daughter 3 (1898) born Peterborough

1902 14 November - Northampton Mercury

Heading: Peterborough


"THE CHILD MESSENGER ACT.- At Peterborough Petty Sessions on Wednesday.  Thomas Husband, landlord of the Duke of Wellington Inn, was fined 10s. and 3s. costs under the Child Messenger Act.  His wife had corked a pint of stout, but omitted to seal it with wax".


1903 - Kelly's Directory Beds, Hunts & N'ptonshire 

1) Duke of Wellington, George Thomas Goodburn, St. John's Street, Peterborough

2) Duke of Wellington, Thomas Husband, 134 St John's Street, Peterborough

1906 Kelly's Directory

Duke of Wellington, Thomas Husband, 134 St. John's Street, Peterborough

1911 census - Duke of Wellington, St John's Street, Peterborough (7 rooms) **


Thomas Husband Head Married 59 (1852) Innkeeper Own Account at home born Aston, Salop

Mary Husband Wife Married 51 (1860) born London (County unknown)

George Husband Son single 19 (1892) Assisting in business born Rutland, Oakham

Kathleen Husband Daughter single 18 (1893) Assisting in business born Peterborough

Sybil Husband Daughter 13 (1898) school born Peterborough

1830 Pigot's Directory

Duke of Wellington, S. English, Boongate, Peterborough

1925 Kelly's Directory

Duke of Wellington, John William Bland, St. John's Street

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