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Details of pub: Spread Eagle, Aberystwyth

Other names: Eagle
Address/Location: Great Darkgate Street, Aberystwyth
OS Grid Ref: SN5835981700 approx
Opened: before 1815      
Closed: after 1849       Type: Pub
Notes: 1815
"At the Eagles Inn, Aberystwith, Edw. Humphreys, better known by the name of Admiral Hawke, from his having evinced much gallantry in several of that renowned Commander's engagements, and being superlatively proud of his laurels. He continued some time in the service of his king and country, during the present reign was the oldest inhabitant and burgess of Aberystwith, being in his 99th year, and notwithstanding his age and the misfortune of having lost his sight, he attended, and voted at, the last election for the borough of Cardigan. "
N. Wales Gazette 12 Jan 1815. [Presumably it's the same pub]

1816
A. Humphreys, Spread Eagles, Great Darkgate Street, (Aberystwyth Guide, 1816)

1822
Ann Humphreys, Eagle, Great Darkgate Street (Pigot’s directory, 1822)
1823 -1826
licensee: Anne Humphreys
St Michaels Vestry Rate lists, Ceredigion Archives, CPR/ASTM/123-128

1830
licensee: Ann Humphreys,
source: Pigot and Co, 1830
1837
licensee: Anne Humphreys
St Michaels Vestry Rate lists, Ceredigion Archives, CPR/ASTM/123-128
1837
On the list of premises which were provided with water by the Aberystwyth Improvement Commissioners, 1837. Occupier / Landlord: Richard James, 9 Great Darkgate Street, premises described as 'late Spread Eagle' (Ceredigion Archives)
1840
licensee: R James and Co
source: Robson's trade directory 1840

1849
James Edward Drew
Hunt and Co. Directory (1849)


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