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HUDDERSFIELD & DISTRICT HISTORY
INNS OF HUDDERSFIELD
An assembly of research notes garnered from a multitude of sources during the course of many years of local history research. The information is freely available for use by all, other than for the purposes of trade, subject only to due acknowledgement.
See also my essay on the George Hotel.
For details of sources see SOURCES.
|GEORGE HOTEL (See Edward Laws History)|
|1716||Survey: James Murgatroyd, 146 Croft (Field 171 in 1778 plan-George Croft.) stables etc. £25.9.0.)||Survey|
|1718||James Murgatroyd, Huddersfield, innkeeper||Deed|
|16.4.1734||Went to Huddersfield, expenses in staying all night at Murgatroyds, 5/-.||Turner Diary|
|20.4.1736||Pegge Murgatroyd, came to be boarded at her house||Turner Diary|
|29.4.1733||Spent at George||Turner Diary|
|14.10.1735||Joshua Sheppard, ostler at George||Turner Diary|
|11.1.17367||Pd for a book at auction at our house (George)||Turner Diary|
|7.6.1749||Pd Wilson at George for wine||Turner Diary|
|1754||Margaret Murgatroyd, Huddersfield, innholder||Indictment Book|
|1757||Dame Murgatroyd, George Inn, died 19 August||Diary of Antiquary|
|12.6.1760||John Turner & Blind Jack Metcalf at the George.||Turner Diary|
|1763||Sale at the house of Mrs Martha Murgatroyd, being the sign of the George in Huddersfield||C 296-88 Firth|
|1766||Miss Martha Murgatroyd, innkeeper, died 12 November||Diary of Antiquary|
|1768/9||Mrs Murgatroyd £67-10-0 (in pencil) George Hotel. (The fifth largest rent in the Huddersfield section)||RR|
|1771/2||Samuel Mortimer, late Murgatroyds £67-10-0. The George Hotel||RR|
|1773||William Burman, a cert (Indicates new licensee)(No Samuel Mortimer)||Recog|
|7.12.1773||William Burman, Huddersfield, innkeeper||RoD BZ 484.621|
|1776||William Burman, Huddersfield, innkeeper||RoD BY 394.579|
|1776||Meeting of Turnpike Trustees||Redmonds, Huddersfield|
|17.1.1786||Meeting at George Inn re objection to tax upon horses.||Mercury|
|28.3.1786||Meeting at house of Mr William Burman, George Inn Huddersfield enclosure||Mercury|
|15.5.1787||Trustees of Wakefields & Austerlands Turnpike meet at house of William Burman in Huddersfield to choose 2 surveyors||Mercury|
|4.12.1787||Dividend in Thewliss bankruptcy will be paid at Mr Burmands in Huddersfield||Mercury|
|c1790||William Burman, victualler, George Inn||Directory|
|11.5.1790||Huddersfield Subscription Concerts in the great room at the George Inn||Mercury|
|7.12.1793||Sale at Mr Burmans the George Inn||Mercury|
|1793||Death of William Burman prior to October.||Admin|
|3.1.1795||Sale of wood by auction at George Inn 5.2.1795 (Subsequently cancelled)||Mercury|
|1797||John Townend was the tenant of the George Hotel in 1797 and Sir John Ramsden expended £2,400 on the Hotel||Hordern|
|1798||John Townend for tenants dinner||RR|
|1799||John Townend for tenants dinner||RR|
|1798/9||John Townend, George Inn, £315||RR|
|4.1.1800||Commissioners for sale of Land Tax will be at the George, Huddersfield||Mercury|
|19.4.1800||Meeting of merchants and manufacturers of Huddersfield at George Inn||Mercury|
|16.5.1801||House of John Townsend, The George Inn||Mercury|
|19.9.1803||John Townsend, George||Mercury|
|1803||John Townsend, George Inn with stables and all the shops||Rates|
|1805/7||John Townsend, George Inn||Directory|
|1806||House of John Townsend, the George Inn||FW70 Houghton|
|20.9.1806||John Townsend, George Inn||Brewsters|
|14.9.1807||John Townsend, George Inn||Brewsters|
|10.9.1814||Sale at house of Mr Townsend, George Inn||Mercury|
|1814||John Townsend, George, Kirkgate||Directory|
|1815||John Townend, George St, £130||Rate Book|
|1816||John Townsend, Innkeeper||Hudds Apprentice Book|
|1816||John Townsend, George (Excise Office), Kirkgate. Cornwallis coach to Manchester & Liverpool , York & Hull||Directory|
|7.8.1816||John Townsend, the George Inn||New Hey Turnpike|
Wigney, innkeeper. [Hudds PR] (NB he was a Bankers
Clerk in 1814.)
27.12.1817 William Wigney, George Inn
|1817||William Wigney, George (Excise Office) Market Place||Directory|
|22.4.1820||A gentleman of the Yeomanry Corps fired two shots from his quarters at the south side of the Market Place, into the windows of the George Inn opposite. It is thought he was temporarily deranged from the arduous duties of the last fortnight. (1820 Distress among the manufacturing operatives, 31 March to be a general attack on Huddersfield)||Mercury|
|25.5.1822||Meeting for relief of Irish Peasantry||Mercury|
|1825||George Hackett, Huddersfield, Tapster. Keeps the George Inn Tap room||Sessions|
|1826||William Wigney, chaise hire||Church Minutes|
|1828||William Wigney, the George||Recog|
|1829||William Wigney, George St. £106.13.6.||Rate Book|
|1830||A court is held twice in the year at the George Inn for the Liberty of the Honour of Pontefract, for pleas of debt or damages under £5||Directory|
|30.6.1832||Mr Ramsden at George to speak from the window the operatives would not hear him. Mr Thomas Hirst, a very intelligent man and influential among the operatives also clamoured down||Wood Ramsden election|
|19.6.1833||Dr Chalmers visit to Huddersfield, stopped at George Inn||W Hanna Memoir of the life & writings of Dr Chalmers|
|1842||George Vaison, Head waiter at the George Hotel|
|1843||Thomas Jennings Wigney, Market Place, innkeeper||Surgeon|
|20.2.1844||Oastlers return to Yorkshire. Procession halted for a few moments opposite the George Inn, the windows of which were crowded with the gentry of the neighbourhood||Fleet Papers|
|1848||Meetings of Huddersfield Improvement Commissioners to be held at George||Minutes HIC|
|1.11.1851||In clearing site of Old George stone found dated 1687 and letters BRA in a triangular form. We understand that a family of the name of Burman were the first occupiers of the George. A similar stone was found over one of the staircase windows dated 1787. Mr Burman of Huddersfield is a descendant of this ancient family.||Examiner|
|1856||Mrs Booth, ironmongers widow, age 78, could tell of three George Inns the original George a one storied building at the Market Place end of the present John William Street; which gave way for the late George Hotel, on the same site, the erection of which Mrs Booth well remembers. The present George in St Georges Square.|
|The Third George from
29.9.1845 Hawthorn to Loch warning that railway company may wish to build a hotel at the station. Suggesting that if the George is to be rebuilt it should be by the station. If so should be commenced to be open at same time as station.
12.11.1848 Wallen forwards the amended plans for the new George Hotel.
10.2.1849 Tenders received for George Hotel.
13.2.1849 Estimated cost £6,100.
6.3.1849 Foundations dug.
24.5.1850 Site of stabling to be decided.
19.5.1850 Stables to be near the Brick Factory (North corner of Brook St. & John William St.)
24.5.1850 Stables to cost £720.
17.9.1850 Materials from old gig sheds etc in present George yard used for foundations of stables.
19.12.1850 Thomas Wigney, George Hotel old tenant whose father & grandfather held the tenancy for so many years.
25.7.1851 £45 for removal of old George outbuildings and stables.
25.8.1851 Materials of old George sold to Messrs Parkin of Huddersfield & Castle Hill. The front stones being cleaned and re-dressed and used in building in St Peters St. (sold for £617.Hordern DD/RE/18)
9.9.1851 George Hotel shut up after 60 years. I ought to preserve the stone on which the date of completion of the building is engraved.
16.9.1851 Total cost of George £10,374-10-7.
|27.8.1851||New George Hotel welcomed its first guests.||Chadwick|
|Jan 1855||T J Wigney, George Hotel.|
|1872||George was leased to a Limited Company.||Directory 1881|
|11.7.1914||Re-opening of George Hotel. Refurnished by Waring & Gillow.||Wkly Ex|