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FERRY ROAD WALSHAM HUNDRED FULL LICENCE -
BLOFIELD & WALSHAM LICENCE REGISTERS PS 8/6/1 - PS 8/6/3 (1872 - 1957?)
FREEHOUSE JOHN BENNS
FREEHOUSE REVEREND THEODORE HENRY CROSSMAN DAY of Limpenhoe
FREEHOUSE Mrs G E LOCKWOOD of Halifax
YOUNGS, CRAWSHAY & YOUNGS by 1938
FREEHOUSE MAUD MARY BENNS of Reedham
FREEHOUSE NORMAN ARCHER & HARRIETT ALICE ARCHER
   
Licensees :
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JOHN SHEPHERD pre 1773
JOHN HOGGETT
Born 1747 - died 1803
1773 - 1803
MARY HOGGETT 1803 - 1829
JOHN HOGGETT
(Born 1786)
1829 - 1831
JEREMIAH HOGGETT 1831 - 1843
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MARSON MANTHORPE
marshman
1861
JOHN BENNS 1865 to 1881
GEORGE FOWLER HALL 03.01.1881
GEORGE FORDER 14.07.1884
CHARLES EDWARD STONE 19.11.1917
ARTHUR JOHN BENNS 06.03.1944
NORMAN ARCHER 02.01.1950
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Map reference TG 407015
Reedham FERRY - 03.10.1999
1999.

Dates back to early 1600's.

Recorded in Register of Blofield, Taverham & Walsham Hundred licensed houses taken 9th September 1789.

John Hoggett is given at the FERRY HOUSE 1789.

Deeds dated 1773 were displayed in the bar.

Beerhouse, then Full licence from 02.01.1950


The licensees known from 1770's to 1840 also ran the ferry.
In 1843 the Railway Company took over that facility.

   

     


 
Thanks to Chris Boon, gggggrandson of Jeremiah Hoggett, for information on the early innkeepers and ferry operators as in the transcription below :-

I Jeremiah Hoggett
of Reedham in the County of Norfolk Yeoman do hereby solemnly and sincerely declare

1. That
I am upward of Seventy two year of age and have resided in Reedham aforesaid altogether upwards of Fifty three years.

2.
That I well know the Ferry over the River Yare situate in the said Parish and the Ferry house there and was born in the same Ferry house.

3. That from my own knowledge partly and also partly from the statement made from time to time by my late father and mother to me I can state confidently that my said father occupied the said Ferry house and collected the tolls or dues from the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy three or thereabouts until the year one thousand eight hundred and three or thereabouts having succeeded one John Shepherd who had occupied the Ferry house and collected the dues for a considerable period previously and that on the death of my father in one thousand eight hundred and three my said mother occupied the said house and collected the dues and continued to do so until her death in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine.

4.
That from my own knowledge I can state positively that on the death of my said mother in one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine my brother John Hoggett resided there and collected the dues until the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty one in which year I succeeded him and continued to occupy such house and collect the dues until the year one thousand eight hundred and forty three about which time it was understood that the Railway Company had purchased the said Ferry.

5.
That the said Ferry has been used for the purpose of carrying across the river passengers and animals of different descriptions with vehicles agricultural produce and other articles goods and chattels.

6.
That in respect of the Labor and service of carrying across and the use of the Ferry certain fixed tolls or dues have to my knowledge been always paid to the Proprietor or Proprietors or Lessee or Lessees of the Ferry for the time being through their Ferryman or Collector.

7.
That the exclusive right of Ferrying across the River at Reedham and taking duty therefor enjoyed by the Proprietor or Proprietors or Lessee or Lessees for the time being of the said Ferry has not at any period within my knowledge been disrupted or questioned except on one occasion my Sir Edmond Bacon Baronet who had crossed in his carriage and who at first objected to pay the toll but afterwards expressed himself perfectly satisfied and paid the toll accordingly.

8.
That I have been informed by my said deceased father and mother and believe that during and prior to the period of their collection of the Ferry tolls the following charges were made (that is to say)

          For every four wheel vehicle____________    2. 6
          For every Jig_________________________   -. 9
          For every luggage cart_________________    -. 6
          For every horse, donkey or mule with rider_   -. 1½
          For each sheep or pig__________________    -. ½
          For all other animals per head____________   -. 1
          For each passenger       __________________ -. 1

          Four wheel vehicles only had a right to return free on the same day.

9.
That I myself collected the same tolls as last aforesaid and a very ancient Board with such rates upon them then hung in the said Ferry house and had hung there as long as I could remember and that the same tolls are now usually taken by the present Ferryman.

         
And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true and by virtue of the provisions of an Act made and passed in the sixth year of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth entitled "An Act to repeal an Act of the present Session of Parliament entitled 'An Act for the more effectual abolition of oaths and affirmations taken and made in various departments of the State' and to substitute Declarations in lieu thereof and for the more entire suppression of voluntary and extra-judicial oaths and affidavits and to make other provisions for the abolition of unnecessary oaths

Declared and subscribed at
The City of Norwich this Twenty Sixth day of October one thousand eight hundred
and sixty four.






Jeremiah Hoggett
          Before me
          John Oddin Taylor
          A Commissioner to administer
          Oaths in Chancery in England