Re: The Wardley Hotel
Posted by BJC on June 15, 2020, 7:09 pm, in reply to "The Wardley Hotel"
Hello Ken (Wood), |
In 1861, William Gilchrist (a Shipwright – born 1825, Dent’s Hole, Newcastle, Northumberland), lived with his wife, Hannah (nee Shotton), at Bill Quay.
In 1868, the newspapers show that William Gilchrist applied for a spirit license.
In 1871, William Gilchrist (a Shipwright), lived with his wife, Hannah, at Wardley Inn, Ann Street, Bill Quay.
In 1881, William Gilchrist (Innkeeper), lived with his wife, Hannah, at Ann Street, Bill Quay.
In 1891, William Gilchrist (a publican), lived with his wife, Hannah, at Ann Street, Bill Quay.
William Gilchrist (retired Innkeeper), died 31, August 1897, at Woodbine House, Bill Quay.
From the above, it would seem that the ‘Wardley Inn’, opened between 1861 and 1868. The old maps show definite boundaries between Bill Quay and Wardley, so it doesn’t seem that Bill Quay was in Wardley at any time.
Also, Wardley does not seem to be a surname in William Gilchrist’s family, therefore, I would agree with Norman, that ‘Wardley Inn’, or ‘Wardley Hotel’ could have been named by someone with a yet unknown connection to Wardley.
Though, it could simply be that in times past, the Wardley Inn, being the first pub folk came to when coming from Wardley to Bill Quay, acquired the name for that reason - the Wardley Inn (on the corner of Ann Street/Hainingwood Terrace) was the road to Wardley: