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FREEBRIDGE -LYNN HUNDRED FULL LICENCE CLOSED 1932
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SWAFFHAM BREWERY Lot no. 31 in sale of the estate of the late John Morse, held 8th & 9th September 1847
STEWARD & PATTESON Closed by Compensation 1932 - Sold 1935
Licensees :
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Mr FRANCIS BUSH
age 36 in 1851
& glazier
1847 - 1856
SAMUEL HOOKS 1858
ELIZABETH HOOKS 1861
SAMUEL HOOKS 1863
THOMAS HOOKS *1864
JOHN WOODS *1869 - 1872
ROBERT WILSON
(Age 24 in 1871)
*1873 - *1874
See below.
MICHAEL BELSHAM *1875 - 1891
   
JOHN SUSSENS PITCHER to July 1908
THOMAS ELVARD 20.07.1908


On 6th August 1873, Robert Wilson fined a total of 55s, including costs, for having been found selling beer at 2:00 a.m.

On 10th August 1874 he was accused of stealing 2 sovereigns and a silver watch on 2nd June.
Outcome yet to be discovered.

On 26th August 1874 he was accused of stealing 6d worth of barley and of attempted bribery.
Judgement was that the theft was accidental and a verdict of Not Guilty was given.

In August 1874 he is described as a 26 year old innkeeper.
The house is not named in either 1873 or 1874.

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Appears in Swaffham Brewery deeds 1781 to 1848.

Described in 1847 sale as having;-
Large Club Room, Glaziers Shop and Convenient Outbuildings in the yard - Freehold.

Known locally as the FROG IN A JAR
or FROG IN A CUP
following a customer bringing in a live frog - and proceeding to swallow the creature for a challenge!