THE BULL INN, BROUGHTON
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In 1844 Thomas
Moorhouse was renting The Bull at Broughton and its small farm plus the Hesliker
farm (now called Heslaker on modern maps) from The
Upon his death in January 1845 his widow Martha became the landlady
of the Inn [paying rent to the Tempests*] to support her six children
and two stepchildren. Samuel, the youngest son of Martha and Thomas, was
probably born at The Bull in 1845 after the death of his father but only
lived for 11 weeks. Alice, (the Mother of Thomas) would probably have lived
at The Bull with her daughter-in-law until her death in 1850. Alice had been
living At Hesliker with her son Thomas and Martha after the death of her
husband John in 1838.
The Bull's farm had 46 acres and Martha had servants to help her run the Inn
and farm. The Bull Inn was a coaching inn with stables for the horses.
Martha is shown on the 1851 census at The Bull and on also
on the 1861 census where she is only farming 26 acres. On the 1871 census she
is described as the innkeeper but her son Edward is the manager.
She lived there until her death (caused by falling from a dog cart) in 1873
at the age of 68.
Her son Edward is shown on the 1881
census as landlord of
the inn until his death in 1885 at the age of 46 from epilepsy. On his death
certificate his occupation is innkeeper and farmer, showing the family were
still farming the 26 acres attached to The Bull Inn.
Edward's widow, Alice is shown as the innkeeper on the 1891 census and
continued to be the innkeeper [as
the records from Broughton Hall show] until 1901 when she moved to Gargrave
Road in Skipton and was living under her own means. The Moorhouse family
had run the Bull Inn for over 50 years!
According to Paul Kennedy in "The Struggle of a Minority", the Tempest family
would hold a Christmas party in the barn of the Bull Inn, where songs, dancing
and games took place. There were small presents of crackers and oranges for
* My thanks to Henry Tempest at Broughton Hall for showing me the records. See
also Places/Tempest Estate.
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