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DANIEL WILSON 1780
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DANIEL WILSON 1780
PHILIP PENTIN here  by November 1781
JOHN WILSON May 1788



Appears in the 1767 rates list.
Daniel Wilson paid rates for the premises in 1780.


The Norfolk Chronicle of 8th November 1781 advised ...
Philip Pentin, formerly of the Thatched House Tavern, Brinton, late of the Crown Inn, Sheringham, begs Leave to acquaint his Friends, and the Public in general, that he has taken the Royal Oak Inn, at Cromer, aforesaid, which he has fitted up in the neatest and best Manner, and has laid in a Stock of the very best Wines & Liquors; those who please to make Trial may depend upon the best Usage, and their Favours will be gratefully acknowledged, By their humble Servant, Philip Pentin.

Renamed the NEW INN following take over by John Wilson in 1788 - He announced 31st May 1788 that he had fitted the house in the neatest manner and laid in a large stock of Wines and Spirituous Liquors of the best sort. He had fitted up good Beds and keeps them well aired. Good stables and a careful Ostler.
Mr Wilson had previously been a Waiter at Mrs. Sheppards Feathers, Holt.




Many thanks to Janelle Penney for the 1781 newspaper transcription
taken with permission, from © film provided by the
British Library Newspaper Library
Thanks also to Robert Campbell.