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FOREHOE HUNDRED BEERHOUSE   CLOSED c1910
Mrs SARAH HOLLEY As recorded 1909
Licensees :
JOHN WARD
age 57 in 1861
* 1854 - * 1879
CHARLES HOLLEY
& coal dealer
age 46  in 1881
1881 - 1900
Mrs SARAH HOLLEY 1904 - 1909


George Pell (26) and Charles Fawkes (19), labourers were charged with feloniously assaulting William Barrett, and putting him in fear of his life, and of stealing his purse at Hardingham, on 21st February 1860.
The three had all been in Ward's beerhouse, but not together. William Barrett was chatting with a girl known as Happy Bilham.
Pell and Fawkes left the house at ten o'clock, the same time as Happy Bilham, Barrett and a man named Mail. The three passed the two accused who were outside Ward's house, Barrett continued on his way home and Bilham and Mail returned to the beerhouse. (Happy Bilham said she preferred Mail to Barrett since the latter was a married man.)
A mile from Ward's, Barratt was accosted by two men who he identified as Pell and Fawkes. Hit on the head with a stick and robbed of £2 17s, he informed the police the following morning.
The licensee of the DOG, George Lilley, testified that Fawkes arrived at his house at eleven forty-five and did not leave until four in the morning.
Footprints at the scene of the robbery were confirmed to match the footwear of the accused.
The pair were found guilty.
 



Said to date from 1775, but as yet not identified by name pre 1881.

There were objections to the beerhouse licence renewal of John Ward at the sessions held Tuesday 24th August 1869. After some discussion it was granted.

 

Licence referred to Compensation July 1909.
Mrs Sarah Holley then licensee and owner.
Premises confirmed as a beerhouse.

(John Ward is listed as an agricultural labourer in 1841, at Queen Street
& 1851 at Baxter Row,
there is no mention of him running a beerhouse until 1854.)