BEAR HOTEL, DAVENTRY
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UPDATE Jan 2010
Thanks to David Cochran who has found an entry for this building in an old trade directory.
"I found a Bear Hotel listed at 68, High Street, Daventry, being run by a Mrs Payne.
I checked on further and found that during the First World War it must have changed hands,
as a Mr Benjamin and Mrs.Emily Elizabeth Elliman owned the hotel.
There was a reference to this family in the Daventry Role of Honour sight which showed that a son, Percy James, had died in 1919, and was buried in Belgium.
I trust this information, if you have not been told it, will be of interest to you. I am pretty sure it is correct as the building next to the Bear Hotel is numbered 70."
UPDATE Feb 2011
Thanks to Helen Atton for the following :-
"My relative Clara Payne (nee Ashwell) was the "licenced victualler" there in the 1901 census,
but Emily Elizabeth Elleman (nee Payne) was also living there too: she is Clara Payne's daughter!
Clara's father William Ashwell was a baker and beer retailer living in Abbey street and there were several other
licenced premises in the wider family including the Lion and Lamb in High Street."