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39 MARKET PLACE MITFORD HUNDRED FULL LICENCE CLOSED 1964
MITFORD REGISTER taken 12th September 1794 & MITFORD & LAUNDITCH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 12/5/1 & PS 12/5/2 (1901 to 1975)
GEORGE BARTON   
THOMAS HENRY WILLIAM KEATES 25.11.1904
Sir EUSTACE GURNEY of Sprowston Hall
Executors of Sir E GURNEY 02.1929
ALBERT ROBERT STRINGER undated
IONA DAYMAR EVERARD
& ROY EVERARD
03.1938
Licensees :
   
ROBERT GOSLING February 1758
CHARLES BANYARD to 1779
ELIZABETH BANYARD
widow
June 1779
........ GIRLING 1780
GEORGE GIRLING
(Mrs Girling died Saturday 20th September 1823 - age 87)
1791 - 1782
RICHARD GOODRICH
(Goodrick 1794)
Died March, buried 16.03.1796 - age 32
(Robert Goodrich, infant son of Richard & Susanna had died in 1794) 
1794 - 1796
SUSANNA GOODRICH
(Goodrick 1795)
(Widow of Richard Goodrich - married ROBERT ROPER  according to the Bury & Norwich Post of 30th November 1803
1796 - 1803
Mrs ROBERT ROPER
died 30.08.1804 - age 44
(Robert Roper married Miss Robinson of Thorpe
14.11.1804)
1804
-  
WILLIAM HOWARD
(See White Hart, Hingham - 1836)
Died 7th June 1836.
Ownership of the Kings Arms passed to his wife Dorcas.
1815 - 1835
CHARLES HOWARD
age 30 in 1841
1836 - 1843
Mrs DORCAS HOWARD
& licensed to let horses.
Retired April 1850
Dorcas Howard died 10th November 1854 and according to her will, the house was to be sold and the proceeds divided between her 7 children.
One of her daughters, Jane,  was married to a John King.
1843 - 1850
JOHN KING
age 33 in 1851
April 1850 - 1859
Mrs MARIA WALES
age 48 in 1861
1861 - 1869
MATTHEW CARTER
age 42 in 1871
1870 - 1883
GEORGE BARTON
age 53 in 1891
1887 to 1904
THOMAS HENRY WILLIAM KEATES 25.11.1904
WALTER EDWARD HANSELL 04.01.1906
HERBERT CHAPPELL 26.08.1910
FREDERICK COLLS 28.03.1913
GERTRUDE COLLS 13.07.1917
FREDERICK COLLS 28.02.1919
JOHN RUSSELL DAVIS 17.10.1933
ROBERT CLARKE 08.04.1938
HAROLD GLADSTONE COCKERILL 11.10.1940
ALEXANDER NELSON
(Went to ROYAL OAK, Ormesby St Margaret)
18.08.1944
LESLIE ELLIS LEWIS 10.11.1951
STANLEY VICTOR JONES 21.11.1952
ALBERT ROBERT STRINGER 08.10.1954

THE KINGS ARMS - c1920                           waw
c1920

16thC building with 18thC frontage.

ALLDAY & KERRISON announced that in pursuance of his Majesty's Proclamation, they would be at the house  Wednesday 1st May 1776 to exchange deficient gold coin, coined before 5th January 1772. Guineas, Half Guineas and Quarter Guineas would be exchanged for new coins, provided they were within weight limits.

Elizabeth Banyard, widow, announced 3rd June 1779 that she was to continue at the Inn. All those indebted to the late Charles Banyard were requested to settle their accounts.

Sold at auction 9th July 1792

22nd September 1804 - Robert Roper thanked the Nobility, Gentry and Others who had honoured him with their favours during the life of Mrs Roper and informed them that he intended to carry on at the Inn.

Offered for sale in 1804 with barn, stables, coach-house, yards, garden & bowling green.

A meeting was held here c1812 for people with common rights to make their claims to the Enclosure Commissioners.

Mr. Howard offered a handsome reward for the return of his Greyhound Dog, answering to the name Duke, lost on Saturday 23rd September 1820.
Whoever detained the dog after the notice to be prosecuted.

A meeting in 1830 resolved to raise a pack of fox hounds and to encourage landowners to conserve foxes.

In 1830 a coach called the RISING SUN stopped every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 5:00pm on route from Norwich to Kings Lynn The UNION called every Monday morning at 8:00am on the way from Norwich to Stamford.

As Hotel & Excise office 1836.

Charles Howard assigned all his Personal Estate and Effects to three Trustees for Equal Benefit of his Creditors in an Indenture dated 12th February 1840.

Charles Howard provided a sumptuous dinner for about eighty gentlemen who had assembled at the house on Friday 20th January 1843, to celebrate the birthday of the Right Honourable Lord Sondes.

For Sale by Auction Friday 6th January 1843. Mr. Charles Howard in occupation until Michaelmas 1843.

Mrs. Dorcas Howard, widow of the late William Howard, advised 30th March 1843 that she had taken over the Inn.

A dinner was held here Monday 15th February 1847 to mark the arrival of the first passenger train to Dereham.

Offered for Sale by Auction Wednesday 2nd May 1855 by the Executors of the late Mrs. Howard.
The front having been built within the previous 26 years.
In occupation of John King at a rent of £200 per annum.
Possession from Michaelmas 1855.
<Seemingly not sold since fourteen months later...>
For Sale by Auction July 1856 upon the instructions of the Trustee of the Will of Mrs. Dorcas Howard, deceased. Then in still occupation of Mr. John King who would give up possession at Michaelmas.

For Sale by Auction Friday 29th July 1859.
Containing a spacious Entrance, Commercial-room, Porter-room, Bar, Kitchen, Pantry, Scullery, Larder and Tap-room. Two excellent Dining-rooms, forming when required, one room 47ft by 16ft, two upper Sitting-rooms, sixteen Bed-rooms and a Water-closet, four Wine and Beer Cellars and a spacious Yard. A range of Knife, Shoe, Coal and Corn Houses, extensive Stabling and Coach-houses, Corn Granaries, walled in Yard, Barn and Cow Houses also large Kitchen Garden and excellent Bowling Green. The only Posting House in Town or surrounding area.
In occupation of Mr. John King until Michaelmas 1859.

September 1859 - For sale or to be let with possession from 10th October 1859.

Anthony Trollope stayed here in 1863

Purchased Friday 27th May 1870 by plumber Matthew Carter for the sum of £3200.
He outbid his brother Richard Carter, landlord of the DUKES HEAD.

For Sale by Auction August 1881.
with seven Sitting-rooms, twenty Bed-rooms and Billiard-room.
A Freehold Estate occupying 1A 1R 26P.
Possession from Michaelmas 1881

 Given as Commercial & Family Hotel & Posting House.
As well as Fire Alarm station.

A sign above the entrance in 1908 read :-
`Public House Trust Company'.

Licence not applied for 11th February 1964
Closed by 1964.
Demolished by 1967.