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Wagon and Horses

The Wagon and Horses was on Ashby Road, Swannington

During the 1890s it was one of three Swannington public houses where the landlords were members of the Lovett family.

Simplified family tree for the Lovett family showing the publicans

Landlords / Landladies

1881-1899 Jabez Lovett

The 1881 census records:

  • Jabez Lovett, 32 Innkeeper and Coal Miner, born Hugglescote
  • Mary Lovett, wife 28, born Worthington
  • Maria Richards, sister in law 16, Domestic Servant, born Worthington

Jabez died at the Wagon and Horses on the 21st March 1899

Jabez was the son of Robert Lovett, the Innkeeper at the Robin Hood in Swannington who died 1880, and Sarah Lovett (nee Smith) who continued to run the Robin Hood in 1881 and 1891.  Jabez was the older brother of Levi Lovett who was at the Station Inn, Swannington 1886-1901 before passing it to his daughter Ethel Annie Clay by 1911.  Levi was a coal miner who became a check weighman and President of the Coalville Miners Association whose meetings he hosted at the Station Inn.