Swan Inn



1851 census Midgate, St. John the Baptist, Peterborough **


James Blake Head Married 62 (1789) Harness Maker born Crowland, Lincolnshire

Ann Blake Wife Married 54 (1797) born Stilton, Hunts

William Thomas Blake Son unmarried 20 (1831) Journey Harness Maker born Peterborough

Henry Blake Son unmarried 18 (1833) Apprentice Harness Maker born Peterborough

Angeline Blake Daughter unmarried 13 (1838) scholar born Peterborough

Charles Worthington Lodger unmarried 23 (1828) Cabinet Maker born Duddington, N'ptonshire

Thomas Ellington Lodger Widower 67 (1784) Independent born Peterborough

John West Visitor Married 51 (1800) Independent born Lincolnshire

Sarah West Visitor Married 44 (1807) born Lincolnshire

Thomas West Visitor unmarried 10 (1841) scholar born Lincolnshire

John Clarke Visitor unmarried 24 (1827) Jockey born Nottinghamshire

Charles Clarke Visitor unmarried 12 (1839) Jockey born Nottinghamshire

James Smith Visitor unmarried 23 (1828) Gentleman born Leicestershire

Charlotte Button Servant unmarried 16 (1835) House Servant born Peterborough


1854 - Post Office Directory

Swan, J. Blake, Midgate, Peterborough

1852 5 November - Stamford Mercury

Heading: City of Peterborough  To be LET, & entered upon immediately,


A MALTING (and House adjoining if required) capable of malting 12Qrs., in good repair. - For further particulars enquire of Mr. James Blake, Swanspool.  

Peterborough, November 4th, 1852

1861 census - Midgate Street, St Marys, Peterborough **


James Stimson Head Married 35 (1826) Publican born Walton, N'ptonshire

Ann Stimsom Wife Married 33 (1828) born Peterborough

George H Stimson Son unmarried 10 (1851) scholar born Peterborough

James Stimson Son 7 (1854) scholar born Peterborough

Ann Stimson Daughter 3 (1858) scholar born Peterborough

William Stimson Son 1 (1860) born Peterborough

Elizabeth Bird Servant unmarried 17 (1844) House Servant born Peterborough

Harry Newton Lodger unmarried 30 (1831) Iron Founder born Peterborough

1871 census - Swann Inn, Midgate, Peterborough **


James Stimpson Head Married 46 (1825) Innkeeper born Walton, N'ptonshire

Ann Stimpson Wife Married 44 (1827) born Peterborough

William Stimpson 11 (1860) born Peterborough

Elizabeth Carr Servant 13 (1858) Servant born Thorney, Cambs

Charles Goodley Lodger/Boarder unmarried 28 (1843) Carpenter born Whittlesey, Cambs

James Yaxley Lodger/Boarder married 50 (1821) Draper born Peterborough

John Bales Lodger/Boarder married 30 (1841) Bricklayer born Portsmouth, Hants

Sarah Bales Lodger/Boarder married 30 (1841) born Portsmouth, Hants

John Thompson Lodger/Boarder unmarried 50 (1821) Painter born Oundle, N'ptonshire

William Sudy Lodger/Boarder unmarried 40 (1831) Fitter born Peerborough

1874 Peterborough Directory

Swan, Midgate, Peterborough - Thomas Shrive

1881 census - Swan Inn, Midgate, Peterborough **


Thomas Shrive Head Married 49 (1832) Innkeeper born Oundle, N'ptonshire

Ann Shrive Wife Married 53 (1828) born Peterborough

Elizabeth Ann Stimson Step daughter single 23 (1858) born Peterborough

William Bozeat Stimson Step son single 21 (1860) born Peterborough

1852 11 September -  Cambridge Independent Press

Heading: Sessions & Police Intelligence


"James Blake of the Swan Beer House applied for a licence.  There are 2 inns in the same street, the Wheatsheaf and the Wheel.  Licence Granted

1890 Kelly's Directory

Swan, William Morton Bailey, Midgate, Peterborough

1891 census - Swan Inn, Midgate, Peterborough **


William M Bailey Head Married 36 (1855) Auctioneer born Whaplode, Lincolnshire

Sarah A Bailey Wife Married 42 (1849) born Whaplode, Lincs

Harry E Bailey Son 13 (1878) scholar born Whaplode, Lincs

Walter W Bailey Son 9 (1882) scholar born Whaplode, Lincs

Bertha A B Bailey Daughter 5 (1886) scholar born Whaplode, Lincs

Jane Lyon Servant single 15 (1876) General Domestic Servant born Market Deeping, Lincs

1901 census - Swan Inn, Midgate, Peterborough **


Edward Hughes Head Married 38 (1863) Innkeeper Employer at home born Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire

Sarah A  Hughes 32 (1869) born Peterborough

Rebecca Sly Sister in Law single 20 (1881) born Peterborough

1906 Kelly's Directory

Swan, Edward Hughes, Midgate, Peterborough

1911 census - The Swan, Midgate, Peterborough (10 rooms) **


Edward Charles Hughes Head Married 48 (1863) Innkeeper Own Account born Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire

Sarah Ann Hughes Wife Married 42 (1869) born Peterborough

Dorothy Victoria Hughes Daughter 9 (1902) born Peterborough

Elizabeth Lawrence Servant 14 (1897) Domestic Servant born Peterborough

1914 Kelly's Directory

Swan, Edw. Charles Hughes, Midgate, Peterborough


1925 Kelly's Directory

White Swan, William Docwra, Midgate

1853 11 March - Stamford Mercury

To be SOLD, or LET, (on account of the ill health of the Proprietor,)

ALL that old-established Free PUBLIC-HOUSE the SWAN HOTEL, situated in Midgate, PETERBORO'. with Stabling and Maltkiln attached.  For further particulars apply to Mr. James Blake, Swan Hotel, Midgate, Peterborough.

Please see Smith John (Common Brewer) Midgate

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