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The George Hotel

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NAME GEORGE HOTEL
ADDRESS 30 and 31 YARDLEY STREET
This name originally referred to St George, the patron saint of England (though he is often coupled with the dragon). Since 1714, George has been a kingly name in England, six different kings having borne it.

By 1910 this hotel had closed.
Known Licensees are;
1868 - 1874 Thomas Pollard
1879 Mrs Jane Pollard
1881 Edward Mealand
1886 Joseph Eld
1890 - 1891 Elizabeth Eld
1893 - 1896 James Tinsley
1903 - 1905 Mrs E. Tinsley
1909 G. S. Skidmore

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Dict PN Originally it refered to St. George, patron saint of England ( though he is often coupled with a dragon ). Since 1714 George has been a kingly name in England, six different kings having borne it.

1865 1000 Years Transfer of license from Sarah Chew to Michael Hall

28.8.1878 LJ Vol 1 P35 GEORGE, Yardley Street Alehouse
Owner : Jane Pollard
later Edwin Mealand
later Thomas Birch, 137 Spon Street, Coventry
later Atkinsons & Co Ltd
Licensee :Jane Pollard
5.6.1880 TOL to Edwin Mealand
14.1.1886 TOL to Joseph Eld
6.3.1890 TOL to Elizabeth Eld
21.5.1891 TOL to James Tinsley
23.6.1873 fined 20/- & costs prohibited hours

1887 COC Cov Times Inn signs

by 1910 Closed

LICENSEES

1865 1000 Years Sarah Chew

1865 1000 Years Michael Hall

23.11.1868 Lantern Thomas Pollard

1871 Census Thomas Pollard 62 yo b Coventry m Jane, 38 & 2s

1874 C&B T. Pollard
1878 LJ Vol 1 P35 Jane Pollard
1879 Stevens Mrs Jane Pollard
1880 LJ Vol 1 P35 Jane Pollard
1880 LJ Vol 1 P35 Edwin Mealand
1881 C&B Edward Mealand
1886 LJ Vol 1 P35 Edwin Mealand
1886 LJ Vol 1 P35 Joseph Eld
1886 C&B Joseph Eld
1890 LJ Vol 1 P35 Elizabeth Eld
1890/91 R&G Elizabeth Eld
1891 LJ Vol 1 P35 Elizabeth Eld
1891 LJ Vol 1 P35 James Tinsley
1893 Reporter James Tinsley

1894 R&G J. Tinsley

1896 R&G J. Tinsley
1898 LJ Vol 1 P35 James Tinsley
1903 R&G Mrs E. Tinsley

1905 R&G Mrs E. Tinsley

1909 R&G G. S. Skidmore

OWNERS

1878 LJ Vol 1 P35 Jane Pollard
later LJ Vol 1 P35 Edwin Mealand
later LJ Vol 1 P35 Thomas Birch, 137 Spon Street, Coventry
later LJ Vol 1 P35 Atkinsons & Co Ltd
1898 LJ Vol 1 P35 Atkinsons & Co Ltd

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