Ann Lovick

#46656, b. 1801

Individual's Timeline

Birth1801Ann Lovick
Marriage28 September 1819Ann Lovick1
Deathbefore 1851Robert Goddard

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Ann was an Inn keeper at the Rose and Crown in 1841.
  • Married Name: Her married name was Goddard.

Census details

Research Notes

  • Research note 02: An Elizabeth GODDARD married John LIVOCK in East Harling in 1810. Bride and groom were single and both from the parish. Neither was literate.
  • Research note 01: In 1851, Ann was the licensee of a large Inn (not specifically named). The staff consisted of a Barmaid, an Osler an under-waiter, a boots, a waitress a cook, a chambermaid, a housemaid, a kitchen maid, a potboy and a billiard marker. 11 in all. There were also 2 visitors, one a 'gentleman from Somerset and one a commercial traveler from Ireland..
Background information - The Rose and Crown Hotel has towered over the Fens for nearly 600 years.

The land tax records confirm that there was a hostelry at this location in 1435 and the original cellars from that building form part of the extensive cellars under the building today.

The earliest recorded name for the Hostelry was the Swan, 1461.

An old sign, with the representation of a horn and pheasant is preserved on the Elizabethan gable end to the rear of the Courtyard and the cellars are reputed to have paranormal activity.

During the 17th century stable blocks were built forwards and back from the Hostelry, and travellers had a room above their horse. These rooms were accessed via an open balcony and this is still clearly visible. As Wisbech became a wealthy Georgian Port the Hotel grew and was remodelled to provide function and dining rooms as well as bars. The Georgian façade was added in about 1765. In the Regency period there was a Sailors’ Bar and a Soldiers’ Bar and a Scottish Bar and it was clearly felt desirable to keep these patrons separate! The hotel was again remodelled in the mid 19th century providing more Smoke Rooms and Bars. There is a magnificent black slate fireplace in the Rose Restaurant, fashioned in the High Victorian Gothic style which dates from this period.

When in use as a Coaching Inn the Rose and Crown was a very busy place.

In 1792 Mail Coaches left for London daily at 4pm and traveled via Cambridge to the Golden Cross Inn, West Strand, Charing Cross. The fare was £1.5s.0d, for travel inside or if you were brave enough to weather the elements and bandits 12/6d! Mail coaches from Kings Lynn, Spalding and Boston departed every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Letters and parcels were sent this way for many years and in 1828 three coach companies were using the Rose and Crown; ‘The Hero’, whose coaches terminated at the White Bear, Piccadilly, London, and ‘The Norwich and Stamford Original’ and ‘The Hope Sociable’. These companies respectively ran daily services to Norwich, Stamford and to Boston.

In 1816 Charles Laughton, was proprietor of the Hotel. On 28th October 1822 there was a seven-day sale of the contents of the whole Hotel. Six coaches and post coaches were sold and twenty-nine horses, Donny, Puddle, Spanker and Joey being amongst them. The catalogue lists each room individually but the Paradise Chamber is rather a mystery!

In 1845 Mrs Ann Goddard, ‘a most spirited lady’ became owner. She was renowned for her feasts and banquets and also because she ran an omnibus from the new railway stations ‘to all parts of the town’ with a fare of 6d. The vehicle, including the harness, was made by the local firm of Turners.

For three centuries all civic events of importance have been held at the Rose and Crown.

The first railway to Wisbech was completed in 1847 and on 30th April the Board of the Eastern Counties Railway, having inspected the line, were ‘entertained to a most lavish luncheon at the Rose and Crown Hotel’.

On 11th April 1856 the Hotel hosted the official dinner in honour of the laying of the first stone of a new bridge across the River Nene, the Marquis of Huntly chairing the event.

The new Iron Bridge was opened on 3rd November 1857 and the new owner of the Rose and Crown Hotel, a Mr W Tidnam, provided a Dinner for the dignitaries ‘served up in the best style and in every respect highly creditable, the fare including Roast Swan and Swan giblet soup, of very good flavour befitting a civic banquet, but considerably like goose’.

The Tidnams owned the Hotel until 1932 and imported Port, Sherries and wine up the River Nene. These were matured in the cellars under the Hotel and also in cellars under Bridge Street. These enormous underground chambers were built more than 200 years ago in what had been the cut supplying water to the moat of the medieval castle.

The Tidnams distributed their Ports, Sherries and wines from Wisbech all over Britain and their whiskey brand, Tidnams Tipple, was remembered in the name of the Hotel’s main town bar, Tidnams Tipple Inn, now named ‘Back in Time’.

The above is from the web site http://www.theroseandcrownhotel.com You will find more information if you pay a visit.

Children of Ann Lovick and Robert Goddard

Citations

  1. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Norwich
    Church     St Andrew
    RegisterNumber     76
    MarriageDate     28 Sep 1819
    GroomForename     Robert
    GroomSurname     GODDARD
    GroomAge     
    GroomParish     Saint Paul
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    GroomOccupation     
    GroomAbode     
    BrideForename     Ann
    BrideSurname     LOVICK
    BrideAge     
    BrideParish     
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    BrideOccupation     
    BrideAbode     
    GroomFatherForename     
    GroomFatherSurname     
    GroomFatherOccupation     
    BrideFatherForename     
    BrideFatherSurname     
    BrideFatherOccupation     
    WitnessOneForename     Samuel
    WitnessOneSurname     LOVICK
    WitnessTwoForename     Mary
    WitnessTwoSurname     PULL
    Notes     By Licence
    FileNumber     4833.
  2. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Norwich
    Church     St. Peter Mancroft
    RegisterNumber     464
    DateOfBirth     04 Aug 1820
    BaptismDate     10 Aug 1820
    Forename     Ann Lovich
    Sex     F
    FatherForename     Robert
    MotherForename     Ann
    FatherSurname     GODDARD
    MotherSurname     
    Abode     St. Peters Mancroft
    FatherOccupation     Linen Draper
    Notes     
    FileNumber     1055.
  3. International Genealogical Index (IGI), name:     Robert Goddard
    gender:     Male
    baptism/christening date:     11 Jan 1822
    baptism/christening place:     St. Peters Mancroft, Norwich, Norfolk, England
    father's name:     Robert Goddard
    mother's name:     Ann Goddard
    indexing project (batch) number:     I07460-8
    system origin:     England-EASy
    source film number:     1278884.
  4. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Norwich
    Church     St. Peter Mancroft
    RegisterNumber     667
    DateOfBirth     20 Feb 1823
    BaptismDate     23 Feb 1823
    Forename     Robert
    Sex     M
    FatherForename     Robert
    MotherForename     Ann
    FatherSurname     GODDARD
    MotherSurname     
    Abode     St. Peters Mancroft
    FatherOccupation     Linen Draper
    Notes     
    FileNumber     1055.
  5. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk, Norfolk
    Place     Norwich
    Church     St. Peter Mancroft
    RegisterNumber     792
    DateOfBirth     27 Sep 1824
    BaptismDate     13 Oct 1824
    Forename     Matilda
    Sex     F
    FatherForename     Robert
    MotherForename     Ann
    FatherSurname     GODDARD
    MotherSurname     
    Abode     St. Peter Mancroft
    FatherOccupation     Linen Draper
    Notes     
    FileNumber     1055.
  6. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Norwich
    Church     St Peter Mancroft
    RegisterNumber     138
    DateOfBirth     04 Jul 1826
    BaptismDate     11 Jul 1826
    Forename     Ellen
    Sex     F
    FatherForename     Robert
    MotherForename     Ann
    FatherSurname     GODDARD
    MotherSurname     
    Abode     This Parish
    FatherOccupation     Linen Draper
    Notes     
    FileNumber     1060.
  7. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Norwich
    Church     St Peter Mancroft
    RegisterNumber     389
    DateOfBirth     11 Sep 1829
    BaptismDate     15 Sep 1829
    Forename     John
    Sex     M
    FatherForename     Robert
    MotherForename     Ann
    FatherSurname     GODDARD
    MotherSurname     
    Abode     This Parish
    FatherOccupation     Linen Draper
    Notes     
    FileNumber     1060.
  8. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Norwich
    Church     St Peter Mancroft
    RegisterNumber     483
    DateOfBirth     30 Dec 1830
    BaptismDate     09 Jan 1831
    Forename     Rose Mary Henrietta
    Sex     F
    FatherForename     Robert
    MotherForename     Ann
    FatherSurname     GODDARD
    MotherSurname     
    Abode     This Parish
    FatherOccupation     Linen Draper
    Notes     
    FileNumber     1060.
  9. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Norwich
    Church     Octagon Unitarian Chapel
    RegisterNumber     
    DateOfBirth     05 Nov 1832
    BaptismDate     27 Nov 1832
    Forename     Henry Brougham Goddard
    Sex     M
    FatherForename     Robert
    MotherForename     Anne
    FatherSurname     GODDARD
    MotherSurname     
    Abode     
    FatherOccupation     
    Notes     
    FileNumber     1062.
  10. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk, Norfolk
    Place     Norwich
    Church     The Rosary
    RegisterNumber     333
    BurialDate     14 Apr 1834
    Forename     Henry
    Relationship     son of
    Rel1MaleForename     Robert
    Rel1FemaleForename     Anne
    Rel1Surname     GODDARD
    Surname     GODDARD
    Age     6 weeks
    Abode     St Andrews
    Notes     Died April 11th
    FileNumber     3488.