Railway Inn

Station Road



1848 24 March - Stamford Mercury


"Philip Dawson of the Railway Hotel, Helpstone, respectfully begs to acquaint his friends and the public that he has received a supply of pit and other coal, which he intends offering at a great reduction in price".


1848 15 Sept - Lincolnshire Chronicle

RAILWAY HOTEL Helpston 15.9.1848 heading Magistrat

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1851 census  - Railway Hotel, Helpstone, Peterborough **


William Smith Head Married 26 (1825) Farmer 252 Acres 4 Labourers born Tallington, Lincs

Mary Jane Smith Wife Married 24 (1827) Farmer's Wife born Tallington, Lincs

Clara Smith Daughter 2 (1849) Farmer's Daughter born Uffington, Lincs

Arthur Smith Son 1 (1850) Farmer's Son born Uffington, Lincs

John Smith Visitor unmarried 30 (1821) Land Proprietor born West Deeping, Lincs

Nathanial Carr Visitor 12 (1839) born Oundle, N'ptonshire

William Henson Lodger Widower 67 (1784) Drover born Paston, N'ptonshire

Charles Austler Servant unmarried 21 (1830) House Servant born Werrington, N'ptonshire

Jane Haw Servant unmarried 24 (1827) House Servant born Baston, Lincs

Mary Kirkby Servant unmarried 19 (1832) House Servant born Crowland, Lincs

1861 census - Railway Hotel, Maxey Road, Helpston, Peterborough **


Henry Freeman Head Widower 47 (1814) Publican born Northborough, N'ptonshire

Henry A Freeman Son 10 (1851) scholar born Walton, N'ptonshire

William Walter Freeman Son 7 (1854) scholar born Bilston, Staffs

Alice J Freeman Daughter 5 (1856) scholar born Helpstone, N'ptonshire

Elizabeth Rippin Servant unmarried 20 (1841) House Servant born Peterborough


Note: By 1871 Henry Freeman was Publican at the Bull Inn, Peakirk

1871 census - Railway Hotel, Helpston, Peterborough **


John Ward Head Married 36 (1835) Inn Keeper born Culworth, N'ptonshire

Sarah Ward Wife Married 37 (1834) Inn Keeper's Wife born Long Buckby, N'ptonshire

Ellen Ward Daughter 12 (1859) scholar born Rugby, Warwickshire

Martha Ward Daughter 11 (1860) scholar born Stamford, Lincs

Elizabeth Ward Daughter 8 (1863) scholar born Rugby, Warwickshire

Sarah Ward Daughter 5 (1866) scholar born Stamford, Lincs

Joseph Ward Son 1 (1870) born Helpston, N'ptonshire

1881 census - West Street, Helpston, Peterborough **


John Ward Head Married 46 (1835) Hotel Keeper born Culworth, N'ptonshire

Sarah Ward Wife Married 47 (1834) born Long Buckby, N'ptonshire

Joseph Ward Son 11 (1870) scholar born Helpston, N'ptonshire

1881 1 October - Grantham Journal

Heading: Market Deeping

RAILWAY HOTEL Helpston 1881 1 Oct Inquest Grantham Journal page 1


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1890 - Kelly's Directory

Railway Hotel, William Butterworth, Helpstone/Market Deeping

1891 census - 15 Station Road, Helpston, Peterborough **


William Butterworth Head Single 34 (1857) Publican born Maxey, N'ptonshire

Hannah Butterworth Mother Widow 57 (1834) Housekeeper born Maxey, N'tponshire

Fanny Butterworth Sister 19 (1872) born Etton, N'ptonshire

1901 census - Station Road, Helpston, Peterborough **


William Butterworth Head Married 44 (1857) Publican born Maxey, N'ptonshire

Annie Butterworth Wife Married 42 (1859) born Skirbeck, Lincs

Rose Butterworth Niece 15 (1866) born Etton, N'ptonshire

1906 -  Kelly's Directory

Railway Inn, John Cooke, Helpston, Peterborough

1911 census - Railway Inn, Helpston, Peterborough (9 rooms)


Mark Sanderson Head Married 69 (1842) Inn Keeper born Parish of Glinton, N'ptonshire

Phoebe Sanderson Wife Married 64 (1847) born Parish of Guyhirn, Cambs

William Sanderson Son single 43 (1868) born Tholmas Drone (Drove) ?, Cambs

Mark Sanderson Son single 36 (1875) Coal Dealer born Wisbech Fen, Cambs

Maud Sanderson Daughter single 26 (1885) born Guyhirn, Cambs

George Sanderson Son single 24 (1887) born Guyhirn, Cambs

Mary Johnson Visitor 77 (1834|) Old Age Pensioner born Welney, Cambs

John Crowson Boarder Widower 81 (1830) born Parish of Helpston, N'ptonshire

Ruth Crowson Visitor single 45 (1866) Nurse in Gentleman Family born Deeping St James, Lincs

Alice Evans Visitor 9 (1902) school girl  born City of Peterborough

Lily Sanderson Niece 13 (1898) school girl born Hilgay Fen, Cambs

1914 Kelly's Directory

Railway Inn, Mark Sanderson, Helpston, Peterborough

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