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I have only found reference to this one so far in the 1861 census, however, the census gives three indications of people living in "Pelicans" as follows in the licensee list, so it seems to me that it used to be a large premises and working brewery. Further information from Dail Whiting tells me the following:- "‘Pelicans’ in Wateringbury was never a pub, though it was leased in the 19th century by the brewers Charles and Frederick Leney, probably for their workers. William West, who lived there in the mid 19th century, was the head brewer at Leney’s brewery, called "Phoenix Brewery", half way down Bow Road. "Pelican’s" was a very old name for the property which still stands on Red Hill, Wateringbury."
According to Wikipedia the building has 16th century origins
GREEN Thomas 1861+ (Maltser age 28 in 1861)
MUGGETT William 1861+ (Waggoner age 40 in 1861)
WEST William 1861+ (Brewer age 48 in 1861)
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