The Cranborne Lockyers

Joseph Lockyer

Joseph was the landlord of the Horton Inn, an old coaching inn on the Wimborne to Cranborne road, which still stands today. It was an important building and at one time contained an ancient courtroom where manorial courts were held. Like many such inns, it had its own brewery and so Joseph was also the brewer there. The Pubs, Inns and Taverns Index for England (1801-1900) records him thus -

1851 Horton Inn, Horton, Dorset - Lockyer, Joseph [Hunt's Directory]
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Frances was a girl from Sturminster Marshall, the daughter of Thomas Munckton and his wife Jane. The 1881 census tells us that she took over the inn after Joseph's death and that attached to the premises was a farm of some 100 acres.

Joseph and Frances had at least three children, listed here, but it is likely they had more. If anyone can provide extra information I shall be grateful.

Joseph and Frances's family

ParentsJoseph Lockyer*18 August 17995 January 1825
Frances Munckton*6 April 1800
ChildrenThomas William*3 July 1825
Mary*29 April 1832
Joseph*26 March 1843

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