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Offline Deb Clark Rennie

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Re: Talbot Inn Rugeley Staffordshire
« Reply #54 on: Monday 11 November 19 15:26 GMT (UK) »
I found a few trees with John Wallis from Derbyshire Iím not sure itís same family.  What records  have you found connecting them to the Talbot?

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Re: Talbot Inn Rugeley Staffordshire
« Reply #55 on: Saturday 06 November 21 12:29 GMT (UK) »
Sorry to join this conversation a couple of years after the last post, but I live just outside Rugeley and I've been doing a bit of local history research, which involves The Talbot Inn.

In 1839 a woman called Christina Collins was murdered on a canal boat, her body was found in the canal at Brindley Bank, just outside Rugeley. Her body was taken to the (you guessed it) Talbot Inn. Initially, I was sure that this must mean the Talbot Arms in Market Street, still existing, now known as The Shrew.

But it seems that, unbelievably, there were indeed 2 hostelries known as "The Talbot", within Rugeley, about quarter of a mile of each other. The Arms, as above, was in Market Street; the Inn was on the corner of Wolseley Road and Anson Street, now the site of a 3 story 1960s cuboid apartment block. They're both listed in the 1830 Pigot's Directory.

The Inn seems to have been a magnet for dead bodies... Collins in 1839 and the disinterred victims of Palmer a decade and a half later.

Not only did the Willis's business suffer from the stigma of the Palmer murders, the Arms was also renamed The Shrewsbury Arms as a direct result. Indeed, I'm sure I've read somewhere that the entire Town of Rugeley petitioned Parliament, unsuccessfully, to rename itself.
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Re: Talbot Inn Rugeley Staffordshire
« Reply #56 on: Saturday 06 November 21 13:24 GMT (UK) »
And just to further clarify, the references at the start of this thread to there being a Talbot Inn on the Main Road at Brereton (a couple of miles West of the town centre, but now considered very much to be part of Rugeley) are, of course also correct. Why only have two when you can, even more confusingly have three? Also in Brereton and in the centre of Rugeley, two Red Lions.

The Talbots (aka the Earls Of Shrewsbury) were big land & colliery owners in the area. There have never been any lions though.
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Re: Talbot Inn Rugeley Staffordshire
« Reply #57 on: Saturday 06 November 21 14:47 GMT (UK) »
Goodness me!  Sounds like a fun place to stay! Probably just as well it no longer exists. Worthy of a Hollywood script.