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George Inn, 20, George Stree, Dawley

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In the 1861 census Frederick Chirm’s occupation is “Beer House Keeper”, although the pub is not named in the census, we see in the Shrewsbury Chronicle - Friday 18th of April 1862 in the deaths column; -

9th inst, aged 47, Ann, wife of Mr. F. Chirm, of the George Inn, Dawley.

On the 22nd of December 1862 the George Inn was being sold, it was described as.

All that substantially-built PUBLIC-HOUSE, called or known by the name of the “George Inn” situate near to and fronting the Market Place, in Dawley Green aforesaid, and now in the occupation of Mr. Frederick Churn ; together with the four comfortable DWELLING-HOUSES adjoining the same, and now in the several occupations of Messrs. Thomas Chirm, Enoch Round, John Chirm, and William Baugh.

The Public-house has three frontages to main thorough-fares, and comprises front kitchen (well adapted for a spirit vault), smoke-room, bar, parlour, brewhouse, cooking kitchen, capital cellaring, dining room, clubroom, and three good bedrooms. The out-premises consist of malt-room, stable, piggeries, and other necessary buildings, and spacious yard.

Churn Frederick (“Churn” is probably a typo) is being advertised in the Post Office Directory of 1863 page 681, “Churn Frederick, George Inn” he may have placed this advertisement in 1862 before the pub was sold, or the pub did not sell?

Frederick Chirm’s son William may have bought the George Inn in 1862, because in the Shrewsbury Chronicle - Friday 08th December 1865, in the deaths column; -

1st inst, in her 21st year, Sarah Ann, wife of Mr. William Chirm. George Inn, Dawley.

George Lewis was mentioned in a song from 1866 as being the landlord of the George.

The next is the “George” and kept by the same, For George Lewis is the good Landlord’s name. And you will find him a hearty good fellow, with plenty of beer, and good ale in the cellar.

By 1868 George Lewis was still the landlord, he put an advertisement in the Wellington Journal - Saturday 02 May 1868, for.

Ten Shillings Reward, Register wanted of birth of John, son of Thomas and Mary Thorneycroft, about the year 1769 or 70; or of his sister Ann, or Ann Maria, supposed to be a little younger. Believed to be registered at Much Wenlock or Broseley, Salop. – Information to be given to Mr. Geo. Lewis, George Inn, Dawley, Salop.

Also, in Shrewsbury Chronicle - Friday 09th July 1869.

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George Lewis died in 1870 and was buried December 04th 1870.

In the 1871 census at the George Inn, William Sheward is now there and he’s occupation is Blacksmith & Publican.

In 1880 Samuel Poole is the landlord, he has an advertisement in Slater's directory 1880 page 38 under Tavern & Public House, “George, Samuel Poole, High st” (High Street just sounds better for the advert?)

In the 1881 census Samuel Poole is still in the George Inn and he’s occupation is Inn Keeper.

In the 1891 census George Buttery aged 59 is now landlord (occupation Beer Retailer) of the George Inn, he has a son William aged 22, Samuel Poole has moved to the Royal Exchange, Burton Street.

In 1901 William Buttery aged 33 who I think is George’s son is now listed as Innkeeper of the George Inn.

In 1911 William Buttery aged 42 is still the Publican.