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HENSTEAD & DEPWADE REGISTERS taken September 1789 & 1790
STEWARD & PATTESON Copyhold property owned by Finch & Steward as listed 1837/1851
WATNEY MANN  
BRENT WALKER  
PUBMASTER  
Licensees :
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ROBERT SMITH 1789 - 1790
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HENRY LEGOOD 1836
HENRY LEGGATT 1839
JOHN ROBERTS 1844 - 1846
FRANCES ROBERTS
Age 36 in 1851
( Has two sons in 1851, one named Wormall Roberts, age 2. No husband mentioned. )
1850 - * 1851
WARMOLL THROWER 1854 - 1856
JOHN CULLINGFORD 1858
THOMAS PALMER
Age 37
1861
CHARLES PEARCE 1863
THOMAS PALMER
& carpenter
1864 - 1869
JOHN MATTHEWS
Age 40 in 1871
1871 - 1890
JOHN HINCHLEY
Age 32
1891
JOHN HICKLING 1892
PETER GEORGE VARLEY 1896 - 1900
HARRY BURDETT
Died December 1925 - age 53
by 1904 - 1925
Convicted pre February 1906 of keeping open during prohibited hours. See below
Mrs FLORENCE BURDETT 1925 - 1950
Fine of £1 on Tuesday 28th February 1950 for selling out of hours. See below.
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Hempnall - May 1999
May 1999

Hempnall - May 1999
1999
 
At the County Sessions Thursday 4th January 1844 :-

Francis Alexander was charged with stealing a sovereign, the property of John Roberts, of the Queen's Head public-house. On the Fair night, 11th November, at about 11 0'clock, the prisoner, with others came into the house and asked for a pot of porter, for which he tendered a sovereign. Mr Roberts alleged that he put down the sovereign on a side board in the bar and that he counted out 19s 6d which he laid near the sovereign. The prisoner was said to have swept both the sovereign and silver into his purse. When he missed the sovereign, he asked the prisoner to show his silver, which he refused to do. A policeman was sent for, who searched him, and found exactly one sovereign and 19s and 6d. He was then taken into custody.
Alexander claimed that he had received payment earlier in the day of £2/14/1 and had only spent the odd silver at the fair.
After a trial of nearly three hours, the Jury returned a verdict of Not guilty.
The Chairman ordered the 19s 6d to be returned to Alexander but the sovereign to Roberts.
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On Tuesday 9th October 1866, Martha Elvin a dirty, dissipated-looking young woman of about twenty years old was charged by landlady Sarah Palmer of being drunk and refusing to quit the house. Ordered to pay a fine and costs totalling 14s, the money not forthcoming, she was committed to the Wymondham Bridewell for fourteen days' hard labour.

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At the Long Stratton Brewster Session held Tuesday 14th February 1906 it was heard that the tenant had been convicted of selling out of hours - but this was seemingly the only misdemeanour in the area.

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76 year old Florence Burdett was fined £1 on Tuesday 28th February 1950 for selling liquor out of permitted hours. Mrs. Florence Hollis of the same address was fined £2 for aiding and abetting consumption and Robert Hazell, labourer, £1 for consuming.
It was heard that Mrs. Burdett had been at the house for 47 years and held the licence since her husband died 25 years previously.
This was the first time she had been in trouble.