Samuel Woods and Family

Samuel Woods was the publican of the Bell Public House in Meldreth from at least 1862 until the pub closed in 1910.

Samuel was born in Clothall, Hertfordshire.  His parents were John and Ann Woods.  On 26th September 1861 Samuel married Rebecca Kinns in Hertfordshire and the couple moved to Meldreth shortly afterwards.

They had the following children, who were all baptised at Holy Trinity Church, Meldreth:

NameBaptisedBuried
William9th January 1863
James1st May 186412th November 1896 (age 32)
Thomas29th April 1866
Martha Ann29th September 186718th December 1868 (age 1)
Susan27th June 1869
Henry11th July 1871
Emily31st October 1875

Samuel, Rebecca and their children lived at the Bell Public House for over fifty years, remaining in the house after the pub closed in 1910.  Rebecca died in 1915 and Samuel died in 1922.  The report of his funeral is shown in the gallery below.

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