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Cat & Wheel, Bristol, Gloucestershire

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The Cat & Wheel was situated on Castle Green.

Charles Cowper  "Licensed Victualler" of the Cat & Wheel, Castle Green (1850-1852) was my great, great grandfather.  It was from the Cat & Wheel that he migrated with his wife and young family to Melbourne, Australia arriving early 1853.  By 1856 he held a miner's right on the Victorian goldfields.  He was also the publican of the Old England Rennison's Bath from at least 1841-1844.  He died as a "gentleman of independent means" in Melbourne on 26 December, 1875 aged 68 years and is buried at the old Melbourne General Cemetery.
Sue Beazley (Dec 2011)
List of known publicans:
1752 William Davridge
1775 Gabriel Rymer
1792 Joseph Newman
1820 William Meredith
1822 to 1829 John England
1830 to 1831 John Rogers
1832 to 1834 Thomas Spiring
1835 John Reed
1836 to 1837 George Meatyard
1838 to 1849 George Hedges
1850 to 1852 Charles Cowper
1853 to 1855 Joseph Abbott
1856 to 1862 Richard Nash
1863 to 1867 George Knight
1868 to 1879 George Webber
1881 to 1885 Mary Ann Webber
1886 to 1889 William Thomas
1890 to 1894 Francis Treasure
1895 to 1902 William Beavis
1903 to 1908 George Couzens
1909 to 1913 Henry Charles
1914 William Tregarthen
1915 to 1939 Frederick Eagles
1940 - 1953 Dorothy Christina Thorne
1956 John Steavenson

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Picture source: Dave Tylcoat

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Sue Beazley 1850-1852 If anyone knows anything of Charles Cowper and his life in Bristol or his association with this  pub, I would appreciate contact.

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