1836 19 August - Stamford Mercury


"Freehold Estates in Huntingdonshire

To be sold at Auction at the Wheatsheaf public-house in Alwalton, on Tuesday the 23rd day of August 1836 at 6 o'clock".

Freehold land


1851 census - Alwalton, Peterborough  **


Elizabeth Brooks Head Widow 52 (1799) Inn Keeper & Farmer 130 acres employing 1 labourer born Sandy Acre, Derbys

Will Brooks Son Unmarried 28 (1823) Farmer born London, Middx

Ann Brooks Daughter 16 (1835) born Alwalton, Hunts

Thomas Brooks Son 13 (1838) scholar born Alwalton, Hunts

Robert Goodacre 17 (1834) Servant born Easton, N'ptonshire

William Baxter unmarried 30 (1821) Labourer born Stilton, Hunts


1861 census - Wheatsheaf Public House, Alwalton, Peterborough  **


William Brooks Head Married 38 (1823) Publican born London, Middx

Jeane B Brooks Wife Married 30 (1831) born Scotland

William Brown Servant unmarried 17 (1844) Ostler born Polebrook, N'ptonshire

Harriet A Grogan Servant 18 (1843) House Maid born Pickworth, Lincs

Christopher Easton Lodger Widower 65 (1796) Agricultural Labourer born Hampshire

1871 census - Wheatsheaf Public House, Alwalton, Peterborough  **


William Brooks Head Married 49 (1822) Publican born London, Middx

Elizabeth Fen Servant unmarried 20 (1851) Servant born Ailsworth, N'ptonshire

Ann Fen Servant 14 (1857) Servant born Ailsworth, N'ptonshire

George A Seth Servant 13 (1858) Ostler born Polebrook, N'ptonshire

George Collier Boarder unmarried 26 (1845) Groom born Kenworth, Yorks

1871 30 December - Cambridge Independent Press

Heading: Norman Cross Petty Sessions


"Joseph Sharman, George Vine, Robt. Harris, and Charles Easglesfield, all of Alwalton, labourers, were charged with being drunk and quarrelsome at the Wheatsheaf public-house, Alwalton, on the 15th inst., and refusing to quit the same when requested so to do by the landlord, Mr. W. Brooks.  Fined 6d. each and Sharman 19s, costs, the rest 13s costs".


1879 29 August - Stamford Mercury

Heading: DIED


"At Norman Cross, on 13th instant, William Brooks, inn keeper, of Alwalton aged 57".

1881 census - Wheatsheaf, Alwalton, Peterborough **


Elizabeth Glendinning Mother Widow 74 (1807) Housekeeper born Scotland

Mary Edmondson Visitor Widow 67 (1814) born Scotland

Emily Fish Servant 16 (1865) Domestic Servant born Hooton Pagnell, Yorks


1891 census - Wheatsheaf Hotel, Alwalton, Peterborough **


Jessie Hornsby Head Widow 55 (1836) Farmer & Innkeeper (Employer) born Scotland

John Hagley Farm Manager single 47 (1844) Farmer (Employer) born Bilbrook, Somersetshire

Mary Watson Servant 16 (1875) General Servant Domestic born Scotland

Sarah P Dash Visitor single 30 (1861) born Arundel, Sussex

1898 19 March - Peterborough Advertiser

Heading: Norman Cross - Petty Session


"The licence of "The Wheatsheaf" at Alwalton, was transferred from Mrs. Hornsby to Mr. George Bertram Carey".

1901 census - Peterborough Road, Alwalton, Peterborough **


George B Carey Head Married 38 (1863) Licenced Victualler born Marston Magna, Somerset

Harriet A Carey Wife Married 30 (1862) born Alwalton, Hunts

Gladys Carey Daughter 9 (1892) born Stamford, Lincs

Gerald R Carey son 7 (1894) born Stamford, Lincs

Herbert Houghman Boarder single 27 (1874) Horse Trainer & Farmer born Burringham, Lincs

Edith M Ward Servant 15 (1886) General Servant Domestic born Stanground, Hunts

1911 census - Wheatsheaf, Alwalton, Peterborough (9 rooms)  **


Richard Baxter Head Married 51 (1860) Publican Own Account born Holland Fen, Lincs

Annie Baxter Wife Married 54 (1857) Assisting in Business born Donington, Lincs

Ernest William Baxter son single 24 (1887) Farmer born Old Fletton, Hunts

Edith Annie Baxter daughter single 23 (1888) Assisting Domestic House Work born Old Fletton, Hunts

Bertie Richard Baxter son single 20 (1891) Assisting in Business born Old Fletton, Hunts

Eveline Mary Louse Baxter daughter 13 (1898) at school born Old Fletton, Hunts

Grace Elizabeth Baxter daughter 12 (1899) at school born Old Fletton, Hunts

1914 Kelly's Directory

Wheatsheaf, Mrs Annie Baxter, Alwalton, Peterborough

1909 23 July - Stamford Mercury

Heading: Norman Cross Police


"The licence of the Wheatsheaf at Alwalton was transferred from Arthur Blackman to Herbert Wm. Margerison".

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