Pack Horse




PACK HORSE Northborough 1811 Stamford Mercury 13.9

1811 13 September - Stamford Mercury

1841 census - Northborough, Peterborough **


Austin Harrison 48 (1793) Publican born N'ptnshire

Mary Harrison 42 (1799) born N'ptonshire

George Harrison 4 (1837) born N'ptonshire

Abraham Colston 30 (1811) born N'ptonshire


Note: In 1851 Austin Harrison was Inn Keeper at the White Lion, Church Street, Peterborough

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1851 census - Northborough, Peterborough **


Baptist Dorman Head Married 38 (1813) Publican born Exton, Rutland

Sarah Dorman Wife Married 48 (1803) Publican's Wife born Hambleton, Rutland

Elizabeth Kettle Servant 12 (1839) born Northborough, Nptonshire

John Stubbs Lodger unmarried 70 (1781) Agricultural Labourer born Market Deeping, Lincs



PACK HORSE Northborough 1853 Lincolnshire Chronicl

1853 2 September - Stamford Mercury

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1861 census- The Pack Horse, Northborough, Peterborough **


William Gale Head Married 51 (1810) Publican & Agricultural Labourer born Ufford, N'ptonshire

Ann Gale daughter (transcribed as Wife Married) 24 (1837) Publican Agricultural Labourer's daughter born Ashley, N'ptonshire

Mary Ann Bellars (transcribed as Bellass) Wife Married 52 (1809) Publican Agricultural Labourer's Wife born Maxey, N'tptonshire

1871 census - Northborough, Peterborough  **


John Benstead Head Married 39 (1832) Publican born Whittlesey, Cambs

Emma Benstead Wife Married 34 (1837) born Sawtry, Hunts

Arthur J Benstead Son 10 (1861) born Denton, Hunts

Edward B Benstead Son 9 (1862) born Stoney, Cambs

Gertrude Benstead Daughter 7 (1864) born Northborough, N'ptonshire

Emma A Benstead Daughter 5 (1866) born Northborough, N'ptonshire

John H Benstead Son 2 (1869) born Northborough, N'ptonshire

Jane Bains Servant unmarried 15 (1856) General Servant Domestic born Glinton, N'ptonshire

1874 Northamptonshire Directory

Benstead John, victualler Pack Horse, Northborough

1881 census - Northborough, Peterborough **


Emma Benstead Head Widow 44 (1837) Inn Keeper Pack Horse born Sawtry, Hunts

Emma Benstead Daughter 15 (1866) Inn Keeper's Daughter born Northborough, N'ptonshire

John E Benstead Son 12 (1869) Inn Keeper's Son born Northborough, N'ptonshire

1890 Kelly's Directory

Pack Horse Inn, Mark Wykes, Northborough/Market Deeping

1891 census - Village Street, Northborough, Peterborough **


Mark Wykes Head Married 79 (1812) Market Gardener and Publican born Northborough, N'ptonshire

1874 16 January - Lincolnshire Chronicle

Heading: Deaths


"At Northborough on the 11th instant, John Benstead aged 42 years".

1891 3 July - Stamford Mercury


NORTHBOROUGH, Northamptonshire

To BAKERS and Others

To be SOLD by AUCTION, by Mr. J.G. Medcalf

At the Pack Horse Inn in Northboro', on Wednesday, July 22nd, 1891 at Six o-clock in the Evening, subject to such conditions of sale as will be then declared, and by the direction of the Trustees of the late Mr. MARK WYKES.


ALL those Two FREEHOLD COTTAGES, with the BAKEHOUSE,  Stable, Granary, Chaff-house, and other Out-buildings, with the Yards and Gardens adjoining the same, and containing in the whole one rood or thereabouts, situate in the Main Street of Northboro', and bounded thereby on the south by premises of the Hon. George Wentworth Fitzwilliam on the east, by premises of the Trustees of the late Mr. Charles Julyan on the north, and by a private road-way on the west, now in the occupation of Messrs. Benstead and Lock.

The purchase is to be settled on the 10th day of October next. - For further particulars apply to the Auctioneer, Market Deeping; or to

Messrs. Maples and Son. Solicitors, Spalding

Spalding 3th June 1891

1901 census - Pack Horse Inn, Northborough, Peterborough **


John H Benstead Head Married 32 (1869) Publican & Poultry Dealer Employer born Northborough, N'ptonshire

Elizabeth Benstead Wife Married 30 (1871) born Maxey, N'ptonshire

Florence M Benstead Daughter 6 (1895) born Northborough, N'ptonshire

Charles W Benstead Son 4 (1897) born Northborough, N'ptonshire

William E Benstead Son 2 (1899) born Northborough, N'ptonshire

1903 - Kelly's Directory

Pack Horse, J. H. Benstead, Northboro', Market Deeping

1906 Kelly's Directory

Pack Horse, Martin Philpotts, Northborough, Peterborough

1911 census - Northborough, Peterborough (7 rooms) **


Charles Letall Head Married 62 (1849) Carpenter & Publican (Builder's worker) born Sheffield, Yorks

Amelia Letall Wife Married 43 (1868) born Lancashire

William Robinson Boarder Widow 60 (1851) Farm Labourer born Thorney, Cambs

William Knight Boarder Single 30 (1881) Farm Labourer born Bradford, Yorks




1914 Kelly's Directory

Pack Horse, William France, Northborough, Peterborough

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