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CHEQUER  WARD FULL LICENCE CLOSED by 1923
KINGS LYNN PETTY SESSION REGISTERS PS 4/3/1 to 4/3/3 (August 1872 to 1956)
EYRES  
MILLER   
BENTLEY     
DONALD STEWARD of Norwich
STEWARD & PATTESON  
Licensees :
ANDREW YOUNG RICHARDSON
age 65 in 1851
& shipwright
1845 - 1854
MATTHEW BEESON * 1856 - 1864
JAMES BULL PALMER 1865
WILLIAM COLLINSON 1869 - 1871
ROBERT DYSON by 1872
JOHN MAY SAMPSON 30.03.1874
HENRY WINSTONE 23.11.1874
HENRY TWAITS 10.05.1875
JAMES WILLIAM DYSON 25.05.1891
ELLEN DYSON 15.08.1892
ALBERT STONEY 02.01.1893
EDWARD MANN 09.04.1894
EDGAR JOHNSON 06.01.1896
Fine of 2s 6d and 4s costs imposed Monday 21st September 1896. See below.
Accused 30.09.1898 of being open out of hours.
Fine 6/- with 11/- costs
CHARLES TILSON 02.01.1899
to closure


Edgar Johnson was accused of assaulting Miriam Woodrow of Terrington.
On the 12th September 1896 the lady had asked her son to meet her, that night, at the ferry, in order to help her with her shopping.
However a boy and girl named Secker came instead and waited to assist. They waited from 3 pm and were drenched by a thunderstorm and unfortunately not seen by Mrs. Woodrow; they saw the last ferry sail without them. They told their story to landlord Edgar Johnson who took them in, dried their clothes, gave them supper, allowed them to sleep  and took them home the following morning. Whilst they were having supper, Mrs. Woodrow came to the house and offered to take the children away to another local house. However the children refused to go and following an argument with Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Woodrow was ordered out.
An altercation took place and apparently the complainant received a cut about the eye and a bloody nose from Mr. Johnson.
For the `Spoiling of a Kindly Deed' Mr. Johnson was fined 2s 6d with 4s costs.

Described as Newly-built when offered for sale by auction Tuesday 22nd July 1845. Sale included an Old-established Brewery and two dwelling houses. Immediate possession of public house and brewery - Houses in occupation of F. R. Partridge Esq. and Mr. J. Scott.

Offered for Sale by Auction Thursday 2nd May 1850, a Brewery and Public House. To be sold in One Lot. Abutting the Harbour of Kings Lynn. Immediate possession.
But.........
For sale by auction Tuesday 28th May 1850 in two lots.
Lot 1 being the very valuable public house in occupation of Andrew Young Richardson. The purchaser to build a 9 inch brick wall, 7 feet high, from the wall adjoining Ferry Lane to the west corner of the Cooper's shop, part of Lot 2.
Lot 2 being the Brewery adjoining comprising tun-room, four store-rooms, malt and hop chambers, brewer's room, coopers shop and cask shed. Brewing plant of 18 barrel dome copper with 13 barrel pan, mash tub for 11 quarters, 55 barrel liquor back, hop back, coolers, guile tuns, machinery for grinding, mashing, sparging and pumping by horse power. Purchaser of this lot to build a 9 inch wall under the archway at the east end and to remove the cask and cart shed from the site on Lot 1.
Two dwelling houses in King Street, adjoining Lot 2 being for sale by private contract.

According to the Lynn Advertiser of 30th September 1898
Edgar Johnson was accused of serving beer to Charles Arnold at 8:25am on Sunday 18th September 1898.
Mr Johnson said that Mr Arnold was there on business relating to driving his steam-launch. Mr Arnold had confirmed this and stated that he had not drunk any beer that morning. He had however initially claimed to P C Pidgeon that he was a lodger at the house, although the constable was aware that he lived at the nearby Brewery buildings.
The several mugs of beer in evidence were said to be standing since the previous evening and the one near Mr Arnold was without froth.
Mr Johnson was convicted, charges against Mr Arnold were dismissed.


Address as Water Lane in 1845 & at
Ferry Boat Lane 1864

Given as the FERRY HOUSE 1875, 1883 & 1888.



Referred for Compensation 06.03.1922
Licence extinct 23.02.1923