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134 High Street, Cottenham

134 High Street (76), George IV, The King’s Head, Milford House, Cottenham

History of King's Head Public House

See Francis Garrett, Cottenham’s Inns and Hostelries

1822: James Chivers granted a liquor licence at a house known as George IV.

1831: House known as the King’s Head

1837: John Lee

1847: Charles Chivers, son of James

1848: destroyed by fire in December

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1851:

Charles Chivers, 25, inn-keeper & farmer 18 acres employing 1 labourer, b Cottenham

In 1851there was a fight between members of rival brewing families.

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1852:

Charles Chivers died. His sister Esther and husband George Graves took over the licence.

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1860: closed as a public house

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1861:

James Graves, 42, farmer of 52 acres employing 4 men 2 boys

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1871: Milford House

James Graves, 52, farmer of 92 acres employing 5 men and 2 boys

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1881: Milford House

James Graves, 63, retired miller, b Cottenham

Selina, 29, b Cottenham

Elliott W Graves, grandson, 9, b Cottenham

Harriett Grange, 16 servant, b Cottenham

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1891:

George Bicheno, 37, farmer

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1901:

George Bicheno, 47, farmer and gardener

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1911: Milford House

George Bicheno, 57, farmer and gardener, b Cottenham

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1939: (76)

Ethel A Bicheno, b 1889

William J, b 1890, fruit grower

Maria Reynolds, b 1911

Rosa Stephenson, b 1914

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Nicolette Stephenson, b 1936

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