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From: "betty" <>
Subject: Re: [ENG-PUBS-INNS] 2 Questions: Inn vs Pub,& Queen's Head in Wellington, Salop, Eng.
Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 21:51:54 +1000
My understanding was ..
Where there was an INN licence ( i:e The Plough INN.) they would serve
food to a traveller
and was supposed always to find accomodation.. or somewhere to sleep.
A Public House eg: [The Carpenters Arms] served liquor/Ale. and could
However, for census purposes 'retired publican' probably applied in both
it would be what the clerk wrote down I guess,,
betty.. no doubt someone else will answer the Q.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda Wells" <>
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 2:19 PM
Subject: [ENG-PUBS-INNS] 2 Questions: Inn vs Pub,& Queen's Head in
Wellington, Salop, Eng.
> Hi list,
> I hope this isn't a dumb question but does anyone know the
> difference between an Inn and a Pub? Or is there a difference?
> Here in the US I've always thought an Inn was more like a place
> one would spend the night while away from home such as a
> hotel but I'm not sure what it would be technically especially
> in the 1800's in England.
> I keep finding more and more victullar's, publicans, grocers, and inn
> in my extended ancestry. I recently found one of my extended relatives,
> Ann(e) ("Annie") REYNOLDS, in the 1891 census living at Queen's Head,
> 26 Walker St., Wellington, Shropshire, England. Her occupation was given
> as Inn Keeper, but on the 1901 census it says she was a retired publican,
> which makes me think that Queen's Head was possibly and Inn and a pub.
> Does anyone know which is most accurate?
> I don't know maiden name. She was the widow of Thomas REYNOLDS.
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> California USA
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