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help with finding hotel and pub in Blyth in 1901
« on: Tuesday 13 February 18 12:39 GMT (UK) »
Hi My 3xgreat aunt Barbara Mabon born 1862 Ancroft, Northumberland Married to Thomas Matthewson who was born 1870 in Lowick.

On the 1901 census They were living in Norths Street, Newsham, Blyth and were manageress of a hotel/pub. I wondered if anyone knew whether this was where the pub might of been and what the pub was called.

On this same census there is an Alexander Matthewson that is an Inn Keeper at the Odd Fellows Arms which seems to be in the same area on North Street.

Any help would be much appreciated

Susan

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Re: help with finding hotel and pub in Blyth in 1901
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 13:04 GMT (UK) »
If you look at that census you will see that Mathew Thomas is Employer - Working 'At Home'
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Re: help with finding hotel and pub in Blyth in 1901
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 13:07 GMT (UK) »
This is the right sort of area according to the enumerator's route on page one of the 1901 census, but I can't see Northd Street (yet):

 http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=17&lat=55.1261&lon=-1.5043&layers=168&right=BingHyb

Added:
I think the street is Northumberland Street, not Norths or North Street.
You can see a PH (Public House) marked here:
http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=18&lat=55.1264&lon=-1.5015&layers=168&right=BingHyb

There is another PH just above the intersection with Wellington St East, though it is not clear if this is on Northumberland Street.

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Re: help with finding hotel and pub in Blyth in 1901
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 13:25 GMT (UK) »
Just a snippet from the British Newspapers on FMPast:

Changes Amongst Blyth Innkeepers
....Mr. T. English, who for a considerable time has been host of the King's Head Hotel, Blyth, has gone to a house in North Shields. His place is filled by Mr. Matthewson, of the Ridley Arms. Blyth, who, in turn, is succeeded by Mr. Weatherley, the ....
November 15, 1902 - Morpeth Herald - Morpeth, Northumberland, England

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Re: help with finding hotel and pub in Blyth in 1901
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 13:39 GMT (UK) »
If you look at these people on the 1881:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2WM-7CLR

the address is 21 Northumberland and it says Ridley Arms.

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Re: help with finding hotel and pub in Blyth in 1901
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 16:20 GMT (UK) »
After reading what MaureeninNY found

I think this photo may well be the same pub.

http://aboutblyth.co.uk/koken/albums/past-present-13/content/ridley-arms-1/

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Re: help with finding hotel and pub in Blyth in 1901
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 18:32 GMT (UK) »
Thank you all very much for your help. You have helped solve another mystery. In 1901 Thomas and Barbara had a daughter who must have been born after the 1901 census. She died in 1906. Her name was May Ridley Matthewson. I wondered where the name Ridley had come from so this explains where the Ridley came from  :)

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Re: help with finding hotel and pub in Blyth in 1901
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 19:54 GMT (UK) »
Her name was May Ridley Matthewson. I wondered where the name Ridley had come from so this explains where the Ridley came from  :)

I bet she was grateful that the pub wasn't the King's Head :-)

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Re: help with finding hotel and pub in Blyth in 1901
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 13 February 18 20:22 GMT (UK) »
Her name was May Ridley Matthewson. I wondered where the name Ridley had come from so this explains where the Ridley came from  :)

I bet she was grateful that the pub wasn't the King's Head :-)

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Now that would be just wierd lol :D

Susan