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CLACKCLOSE REGISTER taken 1st September 1794 & CLACKCLOSE LICENCE REGISTERS September 1794 & PS 7/4/1 & PS 7/4/2 (1917 - 1949)
A M HALL Ltd of Ely
HALL, CUTLACK & HARLOCK from 15.12.1930
STEWARD & PATTESON  
WATNEY MANN  
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Licensees :
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Mrs GEARY to 1788
JAMES HAMPSON
(Died February 1810, age 57)
November 1788 - 1794
THOMAS SIZELAND 1803
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WILLIAM WESTON 1817 - 1830
RICHARD PORTER GARRITT 1833 - 1836
THOMAS MINTON
See below
1839 - 1842
OZIAS FULLER 1845 - 1847
GEORGE WESTON
age 39 in 1851
1851 - 1854
WILLIAM LACK *1855 - 1858
GEORGE WESTON 1860 - 1872
GEORGE GIRDLESTONE 1877
GEORGE WATSON 1879 - 1881
Mrs EMMA WATSON 1883 - 1891
FREDERICK MARTIN 1892
WILLIAM MURRELL 1900 - 1903
JOHN MASON 1904 to 1921
ALBERT JOHN FRETWELL 10.01.1921
Fine of 14 shillings was imposed 07.02.1921 for selling whisky at a price exceeding the maximum.
ARTHUR JOHN HELYER 17.04.1939
PERCY DONALD WATSON 15.07.1940
WILLIAM GAGEN 04.01.1943
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BRENDAN MORGAN by 2015


On Thursday 17th March 1842 a Sale by Auction was held of the property of Mr. Minton who was leaving to take on the Red Lion Inn at Boston.
The items on sale included:-
300 Dozen of Fine old Port, Sherry and other Wines,
French Brandy, Old Jamaica Rum, Cordial Gin and other Liquors,
50 Dozen of very fine Scotch Ale, Porter and Cyder,
Milk Punch and Concentrated Lemonade,
A very superior Upright Grand Pianoforte,
An excellent Billiard Table with balls, maces and cues,
3 Gigs and Harness Etc.,
A Patent Weighing Machine,
3 fat Pigs, 20 Pigeons and 50 Fowls.

1985

Said to have been patronised by King John in 1216
and by Charles I in 1646.
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Offered for sale by auction Monday 2nd June 1788.
Part of which had been rebuilt by the late owner, at an expense of over £600. Then in occupation of Mrs Geary at £40 per Annum, who had notice to quit 10th October 1788.
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Mr. James Hampson announced 5th November 1788 that he had entered the commodious Inn, the Swan, which he had fitted up in the neatest manner.......

For sale by auction 13th July 1790

The 1794 register shows the WHITE SWAN, Downham under one entry and SWAN, Downham Market in a second. (One of which will be Nordelph SWAN)

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For Let at Old Michaelmas Day 1803, a commodious and old-established Inn. As advertised May 1803 when Thomas Sizeland was in occupation.
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The death of James Hampson was recorded 17th February 1810.
He was said to be a Liquor Merchant, who for many years had kept the SWAN (now the GLOBE), Downham Market.
All Debtors and Creditors were asked to settle their business immediately in a notice dated 20th March 1810.
His dwelling was advertised to let 19th May 1810 and was described as newly built with 5 bed chambers and liquor vaults. The Household Furniture and other Effects were for sale by Auction Wednesday 23rd May 1810.


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In October 1817, William Weston informed the public that he had carried out alteration and great improvement of the SWAN INN, late GLOBE and that James Reeve, for many years Ostler at the CASTLE INN, had commenced running Post Chaises, to any part of the country, from the SWAN.

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In 1830 :-
Carrier vans of MARSH & SWANNS called every day except Sunday on route from Kings Lynn to Cambridge, Ely & London, and on the return journey.
Simon Melton left every day for Upwell and Nicholas Baker departed daily for Watlington.

Mr. Garritt's opening dinner took place on Friday 29th November 1833. Fifty four gentlemen sat down to a most excellent dinner and enjoyed themselves until an early hour. The whole was conducted in a manner to gain the satisfaction and applause of the largest and most respectable company that had met in Downham for many years.

When the railway first opened on 1846, the sole booking office initially operated from here..

Appears to be the same as the BLACK SWAN mentioned in a document dated 1864 as being an important establishment.