Eliza Banting George Inn Keeper

George Inn Hambledon

Eliza Banting was born 1819c, in Hambledon Hampshire, the daughter of George Banting and Mary Gover.

In 1844 she gave birth to an illegitimate son, Henry, who was looked after by his grandparents whilst Eliza went into service for Sir James Campbell and his wife who lived in Soberton Hampshire, where she was working at the time of the 1851 census.

In the 1861 census she was cook for William and Thomas Barkworth in Hambledon

In 1865 Eliza married  George Dancaster, he died after two years and Eliza became the inn keeper of the George Inn in East Street Hambledon and there she ruled for about fifteen years.

The inn was the meeting place of the famous Hambledon cricket club for many years

Eliza died in 1884

 

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