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Swan Inn Sedgley

Postby jkmsk » Mon May 18, 2020 7:05 pm

I have been trying to locate My Great Grandfather George Robinson’s death. I have obtained a death certificate for a George Robinson who’s place of death is Swan Inn Sedgley. This was April 1894, I was wondering does anyone know have any info about swan Inn Sedgley in the 1890’s and was it just a pub etc?

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Re: Swan Inn Sedgley

Postby junkers » Mon May 18, 2020 7:39 pm

This might be of use, it had tunnels connected to a courthouse.

http://www.officialpubguide.com/pubdeta ... ?pubid=639
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Re: Swan Inn Sedgley

Postby jkmsk » Mon May 18, 2020 7:57 pm

Thank you. Interesting to know there were tunnels leading to the court house!


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Re: Swan Inn Sedgley

Postby Mick Loney » Tue May 19, 2020 5:15 am

Technically, I believe an ‘Inn’ differed from a Pub, because it also provided accommodation.
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Re: Swan Inn Sedgley

Postby Mike_Pinchin » Fri May 22, 2020 9:18 am

If you don’t have it already some details of the death:-

BNA Birmingham Daily Post - Tuesday 01 May 1894

SUDDEN DEATH OF A BIRMINGHAM MAN AT SEDGLEY
Yesterday morning George Robinson, Camp Hill, Birmingham, a foreman in the employ of the South Staffordshire Waterworks Company, was suddenly taken ill whilst superintending the laying of some water mains in Sedgley Parish. He went into the Swan Inn, Gospel End Street, and ordered a glass of whisky, but expired before it was possible to supply him.
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Re: Swan Inn Sedgley

Postby rooftoproy » Fri May 22, 2020 10:09 am

Hi,

Great deal of information on 'Hitchmough's Guide to Black Country Pubs'.
Go to www.longpull.co.uk/downloads.html. There's a list of free downloads. Scroll down to 'Sedgley 4th Edition' and click on 'HBCP Sedgley 4.pdf.
Once opened scroll down all the pubs to 'Swan' at 88 Gospel End Street, Sedgley. You'll find some 11 pages of information.

Hope that helps,
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Re: Swan Inn Sedgley

Postby jkmsk » Fri May 22, 2020 6:44 pm

Mike_Pinchin wrote:If you don’t have it already some details of the death:-

BNA Birmingham Daily Post - Tuesday 01 May 1894

SUDDEN DEATH OF A BIRMINGHAM MAN AT SEDGLEY
Yesterday morning George Robinson, Camp Hill, Birmingham, a foreman in the employ of the South Staffordshire Waterworks Company, was suddenly taken ill whilst superintending the laying of some water mains in Sedgley Parish. He went into the Swan Inn, Gospel End Street, and ordered a glass of whisky, but expired before it was possible to supply him.


Hi Mike

Thank you so much, think that has confirmed that it’s my George Robinson. It’s been a brick wall for years


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Re: Swan Inn Sedgley

Postby jkmsk » Fri May 22, 2020 7:09 pm

Mike_Pinchin wrote:If you don’t have it already some details of the death:-

BNA Birmingham Daily Post - Tuesday 01 May 1894

SUDDEN DEATH OF A BIRMINGHAM MAN AT SEDGLEY
Yesterday morning George Robinson, Camp Hill, Birmingham, a foreman in the employ of the South Staffordshire Waterworks Company, was suddenly taken ill whilst superintending the laying of some water mains in Sedgley Parish. He went into the Swan Inn, Gospel End Street, and ordered a glass of whisky, but expired before it was possible to supply him.


Hi Do you have any other info?


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Re: Swan Inn Sedgley

Postby Mike_Pinchin » Sun May 24, 2020 7:21 pm

Sorry, I can't find anything else in the newspapers. I have a possible sight of him in the 1891 Census though if that's of interest. It gives his birthplace as London and gives him married to a Sarah A Robinson, born Stoney Stratford.
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