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NORFOLK ARMS FORNCETT St. PETER Index
- DEPWADE HUNDRED - See SOPE HOUSE
STEWARD & PATTESON Freehold - Only supplied from year beginning November 1837 to year ending November 1845
Licensees :
MARY MOORE 1836 - 1845
JOHN MOORE
age 31 in 1851
1846 - 1865
STEPHEN ENGLISH * 1869 - * 1875
THOMAS ENGLISH
& shopkeeper
* 1877 - * 1883
Mrs MARY ENGLISH
according to Kelly
* 1883 - * 1904
DONALD & EMMA ENGLISH * 1908

 


Appears on Bryants 1826 map.

Although found as the NORFOLK ARMS from at least 1836, on Saturday 7th August 1841 a meeting was held at the SOAP HOUSE, Forncett St. Mary by the Tithe Commissioners for England and Wales to discuss the Apportionment of the Rent-charge to be paid in lieu of Tithes........

On 7th January 1842 it was reported that the landlord would relate that the house was formerly a jail. It was further suggested that it was originally known as the Soke House, a place where the Court for the Soke, or liberty of the Manor, was immemorially held, not merely a public house, but as the site of the ancient Manor House.

Wednesday 18th October 1848 - 23 year old William Serjeant was found guilty of stealing two drinking glasses from John Moore. 21 days hard labour, the last three days to be in solitary.

At the Norfolk Sessions held Wednesday 3rd March 1852, William Randy, William Carr Moore and Henry Moore were sentenced to six months imprisonment, with hard labour, for stealing money from Mr. Eldon Knights by false pretences. On 5th February 1852, they had used loaded dice in a game played at the SOUP HOUSE of Mr. John Moore.

At Wymondham on Saturday 8th December 1860, John Moore, innkeeper was declared insolvent, the debt on which judgement had been obtained, but not scheduled, was accepted from the order of protection.

The Parish records of Forncett St Peter contain papers dated 1865 to 1889 and contain reference to the the purchase of the
NORFOLK ARMS `alias the SOPE HOUSE'.