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48 KING STREET MARKET WARD FULL LICENCE to 1865 then
BEERHOUSE
CLOSED
(Not found in) Gt. YARMOUTH LICENCE REGISTERS Y/CJ/31 - Y/CJ/32 (February 1903 - February 1953)
Licensees :
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JOHN TEASDELL 1830
WILLIAM GREEN 1836 - 1839
RICHARD BEALES 1845
GEORGE LAYTON
(ex policeman)
1846
JONATHAN OLIVER
age 60 in 1851
1849 - 1851
JAMES PLANE 1854
ROBERT WATTS 1856
ROBERT JOHN LAKE 1858
SAMUEL COLLS
See opposite
1863
THOMAS ELKINGTON 1864
EDWARD SMITH 1865
ROBERT PEACOCK by December 1865 
Monday 4th December 1865 - Fine of 5s for having house open at prohibited hours.
Fined a total of £37-10s on Saturday 13th April 1867 - See opposite
G. ISAAC 1885 - 1886
JOHN GRUMWELL MITCHELL 1888 - 1890
JOHN HUNT 1892 - 1896
WILLIAM MEAD 1900 - 1908




Address as 48 King Street in 1864 and before.


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Harriet Candler was murdered in November 1844 (See BLACK SWAN)
John Hall, Robert Royal and James Mapes, were accused of the deed and appeared in court in April 1845. With alibis given for all three and the witness against them, Samuel Yarman being accused of perjury, the three were acquitted.
There was a second trial in March 1846 and Samuel Yarman was found guilty and hanged two weeks later at the Norwich Fair, Castle Hill.

George Layton, keeper of the King's Head public house, had not been called at the 1845 trial. He told the court that in November 1844 he had been a policeman in Yarmouth and that on the night of the murder he had seen the three accused heading towards the Denes. Layton's testimony was not in itself particularly significant, but his subsequent admission that the had been discharged from the police force as a consequence of "some disagreement between me and the superintendent - I was charged with leaving my beat " caused some amusement among the spectators and eased the tension in court'

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At the Police Court on 25th April 1849, it was heard that Elizabeth Hubbard had broken 7 panes of glass in Mr. Oliver's house. Found guilty of violent and disorderly conduct she was ordered to pay 9s for the damage done and 10 s costs. In default two months' hard labour.

Samuel Colls, listed here 1863, apparently relocated to Lowestoft where he "applied to his own use", certain goods entrusted to him by a Mr. J. Wright.
He was subsequently sentenced to three months' imprisonment.
On Friday April 7th 1865, some four months after the conviction, Mr. Colls applied for an arrest warrant, on a charge of wilful perjury, for the wife and daughter of Mr. Wright. The magistrates refused the application and advised him to keep out of dirty water in future.

The full licence was transferred to the BLACKFRIARS TAVERN on Monday 28th August 1865.

Recorded as the OLD KINGS HEAD in December 1865 when the landlord was fined for selling out of hours.

On Saturday 13th April 1867, J. T. Peacock, landlord of the Kings Head beerhouse, Chapel-street was charged by Mr. William Quinton, the Excise Supervisor, of having wine and spirits illegally stored in his house and with having illegally sold, on March 1st, a gill of gin and a gill of sherry. The defendant did not appear but was fined £12-10s on each offence, a total of £37-10s.

Mr. G. Isaac applied for a Wine Licence Friday 28th August 1885. Granted.

No licensee yet discovered in the period May 1867 to 1884, but in 1888 the house is again recorded, as a beerhouse, at 48 King Street.

By 1901 the YORK HOTEL bore the address of 48 King Street with licensee Walter Mead, but the KINGS HEAD is still at 48 King Street in 1908 with William Mead in charge.