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SMITHDON REGISTER taken 13th September 1790 & 15th September 1794 and SMITHDON, DOCKING & BROTHERCROSS LICENCE REGISTERS PS 13/4/1 & 2 (1949 to 1975)
CLEMENT BOLE Leased from Thomas Maynard of Hoxne & the Rev. Thomas Hythe of Eye for 5/- per year from 24th May 1790
ROBERT FREEMAN Leased from Giles Pilling from 16th July 1795
TIMOTHY WHISTLER 1832 - 1833 (Also owner of the Jolly Sailors at this time)
JOHN WHISTLER (died 1854)
ELIJAH EYRES by 1857 : For sale by auction 22nd July 1878
MORGANS    
STEWARD & PATTESON 1/10/1961 to closure 29.09.1964 as confirmed in letter from S&P dated the following day.
WATNEY MANN   
CHEF & BREWER   
BRENT WALKER   
..  
   FLYING KIWI INNS 2009 to 2018
CHAPLIN GROUP From June 2018
Licensees :
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JOHN CHAPMAN 1790
EDWARD PRESTON 1794
.......... ABBOTT 1795
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TIMOTHY WHISTLER
in occupation
1832 - 1833
JOHN CUTTING
(Ship Inn)
See below
1835
MARY CUTTING
(Royal Sovereign)
Died Q1 1839
1836
WILLIAM MAYS 
age 30 in 1841 (Mayes)
(Ship according to Pigot 1839)
(Royal Sovereign according to Robson 1839)
Died Q4 1848
1839 - 1846
THOMAS FREEMAN CHAPMAN (Ship)
Age 60 in 1851
1850 - 1851
THOMAS FREEMAN CHAPMAN (Royal Sovereign) 1854
FRANCIS ALFLATT
Age 36 in 1861
1858 - 1863
WILLIAM FIDDY CARPENTER
Died Q1 1870 - age 62
1864 - 1870
Mrs ANN CARPENTER
Age 62 in 1871 - widow
(Died Q1 1899 ? - age 92)
1871 - 1879
HENRY JARVIS
Age 57 in 1881
1881 - 1883
JAMES FREDERICK THOMPSON
& builder
1888
MARTIN LINFORD 1890
FREDERICK WORDINGHAM
& fisherman
1891 - 1892
JOHN THOMAS HUNT 1896
FREDERICK WORDINGHAM
& fisherman
Died Q4 1937 - age 88
1900 - 1937
MAUD MARY WORDINGHAM
(Died Q4 1964 - age 82)
to 1953
GEORGE BAILEY FARMAN 12.01.1953
LLOYD STEVENS 06.12.1954
FRANK KAY HINDLE 14.10.1963
PETER & EVE BAMBRIDGE 13.06.196
 to 1973+
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All the useful Household Furniture, Fixtures, Capital Brewing Plant, Washing Utensils, Farming Implements, Growing Crops of Corn and Hay and other Effects were offered for sale, on the premises, Friday 3rd July 1835, under a Deed of Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors.
Brancaster Ship 1998
1998

The house, together with stables, coach house, yards and gardens, was leased by Giles Pilling (of Gaywood) to Robert Freeman (of Kings Lynn)  for one year. The bargain and sale is recorded in an indenture dated 6th July 1795. The only sum mentioned is Five Shillings of lawful money of Great Britain. 
The property was then in the occupation of Abbott.

Given as the ROYAL SOVEREIGN 1836, 1839, 1846 & 1854

Named the SHIP in a conveyance between Emilia Styleman, Henry Shute, Elijah Eyre and John Charles Williams, dated 6th April 1842.

John Whistler had a brewery on the premises.
It was auctioned following his death in 1854

Morgans sales for 1960 given as :-
83 barrels of beer
88 spirits

The house displays a 6ft model ship, purchased c1950 by Sir Geoffrey Cory-Wright. It was then reputed to be at least 50 years old.
(The model is named BLACK DIAMOND)

 27.12.1998
1998