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STOCKS HILL EYNESFORD HUNDRED FULL LICENCE CLOSED 30.07.1968
Eynesford Licence Registers taken 17th September 1794 & PS/3/4/1 - PS/3/4/6 ( c1880 - 1975 )
Edward Evans Lorne Esq Of Outwell
SEPTIMUS WARD From 06.04.1918
BULLARD & SONS Ltd to 1968
Licensees :
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NICHOLAS SCALES 1794
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THOMAS WRIGHT
age 60 in 1841
age 73 in 1851
( also given 1856 - perhaps in error )
1835 - 1851
HENRY HOWELL
& carpenter & farmer 8 acres
( Son in law of Thomas Wright )
Age 36 in 1861
* 1854 - * 1861
HENRY PURDY
& farmer  acres 1871
& farmer 48 acres 1881
& wheelwright & farmer 1883
Age 56 in 1891
( Died Q1 1913 - age 78 )
by 12.1863
NOAH BETTS 14.10.1912
THOMAS EDWARD BLAND 16.10.1916
SEPTIMUS WARD 21.10.1918
ARTHUR SHELDARKE 1920
FREDERICK KNIGHTS 10.05.1920
WILLIAM MASKEY
( J Maskey 1922 )
25.04.1921
WILLIAM FREDERICK WADE 16.10.1922
GORDON JAMES GEORGE
( Died September 1972 - age 79 )
10.09.1923
£1 fine 05.09.1932 for supply of intoxicating liquor during restricted hours.
GERALD LAWRENCE REYNOLDS
( Died March 1972 - age 70 )
14.12.1936
THOMAS MATTOCKS 23.04.1956
PERCY WILLIAM DOBBS
( Died August 2004 - age 81 )
06.11.1961
MALCOLM F G  CABLE c1966
JOHN FRANK NEVE 23.09.1968

Foxley resident James Woodhouse was at the Chequers on 20th May 1850 when John Sands (22) took his silk handkerchief and later sold it at Bawdeswell Ram.
At the Sessions held Wednesday 2nd July 1850 the Chairman asked the jury to consider if it was a crime with felonious intent or a drunken frolic. - The prisoner was acquitted.

Mr Henry Purdy found himself before the magistrates Wednesday 9th December 1863 accused of owing John Woodhouse, builder of Bawdeswell, the sum of £1 7s 6d for timber.
His Honour ordered Purdy to pay the money at once, but no costs were awarded to Woodhouse since the court believed that Purdy had offered to pay the debt at an earlier time, but Woodhouse had refused to accept it.

The 1881 census gives a total of 8 occupants : -
Henry Purdy (46), wife Rosina Amilia (39), daughters Edith Amilia (15), Ellen Mary (11), Ada Lucy (8), Ethel Mary (?) and sons Wallice W (13) and Alfred L (7).

The sign of the Chequer Board is still displayed above the entrance.

Closed for trading 30th July 1968