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Fordham
- CLACKCLOSE HUNDRED - CLOSED
 
Licensees :
WILLIAM & ALICE WARD 04.1818
WILLIAM & MARY LOCK 07.1823
WILLIAM STAFFORD
Age 45 in 1841
Died Q2 1842
08.1833
- 1842
Mrs ANN STAFFORD
( Married James Wright Q1 1848 )
1842 - 1846
JAMES ELMER
age 30 in 1851
1850 - 1856
JOHN SALMON
& farmer
( Still in residence 1861 - farmer age 65 )
1858
JOSIAH F. SALMON
Age 26 - Innkeeper
1861
GEORGE SEAL
& farmer
( Age 49 in 1861 - Agricultural Labourer )
1863 - 1868
JAMES SEAL
& farmer
( Son of George )
1869
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E. R. Pratt Esq. was Lord of the Manor and the largest landowner in the parish. ( According to Whites 1845 directory the parish totalled 2,066 acres of which 700 acres were owned by the widow of Admiral Woolley, the remainder chiefly to E.R. Pratt Esq.)

It was reported Saturday 20th July 1850, that contrary to previous reports, it was not Mr. R. Elmer of the Pratt's Arms Inn who had caught in the Hilgay river, a 15 stone 3 lbs Sturgeon ( 8 ft 2 inches long and 3 ft 6 inches girth ) by shooting it, but the fish had been taken by fisherman William Brown, who was employed by R. Pratt Esq., to whom the specimen was immediately conveyed. After inspection by the family, the fish was presented back to Mr. Brown to be carefully stuffed for preservation and to be exhibited in the neighbouring towns, parishes and counties.

In directories as PRATT'S or PRATT ARMS 1836 to 1869.
However as the HARE'S ARMS 1864.