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JOHN MYHILL
(  Mihill 1846 )
1844 - 1850
GEORGE BURTON * 1851 - 1869
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On Thursday 14th January 1869, Mr. George Burton was charged with assaulting an officer of the County Court who had made a seizure at the house of his son.
Upon leaving the house the officer had been locked out and had returned with others to gain forcible entry.  It was then that the officer had been assaulted.
Burton was fined 20s and costs.

Location as on the West side of the High Road in 1851.

Licensees given as George Burton & Sons in 1856
and as G. Burton & Son in 1863, 1864 & 1865.


George Burton testified that four members of the Louth Rifles, Charles Donnally, Patrick Thornton, Thomas O'Brien and Benera Cunningham entered the house on the evening of Thursday 28th July 1859. Donnally asked and received whisky, did not pay for it, but insisted that he had and demanded change. In the ensuing quarrel Donnally knocked over a pewter pot of porter, damaging it to the extent of 1s. John Cudden, who was in the porter room, attempted to put them out but was attacked and beaten. At the Sessions held 1st August, it was said that he was so badly injured that he had been confined to bed ever since. Several witnesses identified O'Brien and Cunningham as taking part in the brawl, but charges against Thornton were unsustained. Donnally was fined 11s and costs, or 14 days and O'Brien and Cunningham £5 each, or 42 days hard labour.

On Thursday 4th August 1859 the magistrates ordered 5/- to be taken from the poor box and be given to Samuel Brewer, who had been walking past the Queens Arms when O'Brien was ejected. Brewster had been knocked down and kicked, when he tried to get up he had been struck with O'Brien's belt.

 

BRIDGE HOTEL built on this site in early 1870's but this house seemingly known as that from 1861.