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Mrs. Emma Stanway, nee Munns, former Leeds Publican

Mrs. Emma Stanway, nee Munns, former Leeds Publican
13th November 1919. Studio portrait taken in Wakefield, of Mrs. Emma Stanway, nee Munns, a former Leeds publican, on the occasion of her 70th birthday. Although the period of the photograph is later (1919) she is dressed in Edwardian style finery with a large plumed hat, fur stole and fur handwarmer or muff. She also appears to be wearing a pendant watch on a necklace and rings on her fingers. Emma had been the publican of several well-known establishments in the Leeds area including the Angel Inn in Briggate. She was married four times and had 10 children, some of whom did not survive to adulthood. She was born Emma Munns on the 13th November 1849 in Northamptonshire. By 1874 she had moved to Leeds and was living with her second husband, Robert John Fuller, and children. He died in 1894 and from the 15th June 1894 until 20th October 1903 she was the publican of the Angel Inn in Briggate and resided in Angel Inn Yard. She remarried on 27th March 1895 to another resident of the yard, Henry Payler, who bacame her 3rd husband. In 1896 it is known that Emma applied to the Stage, Plays and Music Licences Committee to obtain a music licence for the Angel Inn but her application was refused. Emma's 4th marriage was to Thomas Stanway of 1 North Hall Terrace, which took place on the 24th October 1904. From the 26th April 1906 until the 26th July 1907 she was the publican of the Britannia Hotel in Belinda Street, Hunslet. She moved from there to take over the Mexborough Arms in Low Road, Hunslet (26th July 1907 - 24th January 1908.) By 1911 Emma had moved to Wakefield to become a Boarding House Keeper. She died in Wakefield in her 79th year and was interred in Hunslet Cemetery on 5th October 1929.

User Comments:

David Burdekin

Emma's licensing history is as follows: She was the licensee of The Angel Inn (Beer House) Angel Inn Yard Briggate from 15/6/1894 through until 20/10/1903. She then moves to the Woodman Inn (Beer House) Commercial Road Kirkstall on 30/10/1903 & stays there until 28/10/1904 before moving to the Sussex Tavern (Beer House) North Hall Terrace (Between Kirkstall Road & Burley Road) & taking up the license on the same day (28/10/1904) she didn't stay long, leaving on 9/3/1905 to go to the Britannia Inn (Beer House) Belinda Street Hunslet on 29/4/1906 where she stayed until 26/7/1907. Her final move is to the Mexborough Arms (Public house) Low Road Hunslet, the license transferring on the same day 26/7/1907 where she stayed until 24/1/1908.




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