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215 High Street, White Horse Inn, Cottenham

History of the White Horse


Ann Norman, 72, publican

1851: one house building

1852: licensed. Belonged to William Smith and was kept by William Porter.

1854: (1st October): William Porter drowned along with John Thurston of the Waggon and Horses, when their cart overturned and threw them in a drain.

Rebecca Porter took over the licence.


Jonathan Piggott licensee

1861: White Horse Inn

Jonathan Piggott, 34, joiner and publican, b Cottenham

1871: White Horse Inn

Jonathan Piggott, 44, wheelwright, b Cottenham


Charles Graves licensee


Charles Graves, 29, carpenter and publican, b Cottenham

Jane, 30, b Willingham

Herbert, 3, b Cottenham

Edith Moore, 14, servant, Cottenham

Robert Moore, lodger, 54, ag.lab., b Norfolk

Mary Waits, visitor, 29, b Willingham

John Waits, visitor, 27, b Willingham

John Dunn, 26, groom, b Hants

Noble Buller Johnson, 21, undergraduate Cambridge University, b Ireland

Thomas William Waller, 22, undergraduate Cambridge University, b Wales

1888: John Burgess licensee


John Burgess, 59, innkeeper, b Wisbech

Mary, 52, b Great Barford

Ada May, 19, assistant teacher, b Wisbech

Margaret Kimpton, 18, servant,  b Cottenham

William Moore was licensee from 1891


Jonathan Pauley licensee


Henry Collett

1898 Cottenham cricket team outside White Horse public house (photo E Smith)

White Horse Hotel (on right) Cottenham, (MoC769/86)


Robert Lindley Booth


Maria Booth, 60, widow, hotel keeper, b Derbyshire

Maria H G, 23, b Yorks

Drucella A Ryle, 19, servant, b Derby


Frederick James Wells, 39, hotel keeper, b Herts

1939: (151)

Burnard [sic] Hinds, b 1882, publican

Modern: (215)


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