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GREEN MAN SPARHAM Index
- EYNESFORD HUNDRED BEERHOUSE CLOSED 31.10.1958
Eynesford Licence Registers taken 17th September 1794 & PS/3/4/1 - PS/3/4/6 ( c1880 - 1975 )
REEPHAM BREWERY Sold to S&P 1878
STEWARD & PATTESON Licence was retained by S&P following closure
Licensees :
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JOHN HUTSON / HUDSON
Died 1785.
* 1768 to 1785
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THOMAS FIRBY / FORBY 1794 - 1824
JOHN FORBY
( Died 1837 - age 37 )
1836 - 1837
WILLIAM GEAGEN
age 40 in 1841
( Died December 1841 - Will proved 1845)
* 1838 - * 1841
CHARLES PLUMLEY
age 52 in 1851
1845 - 1851
JAMES PLUMBLEY 1854
CHARLES PLUMLEY 1856 - 1858
ROBERT FARMAN
& basket maker
* 1861 - 1872
ROBERT SPOONER by 1875
GEORGE MASON 14.10.1878
WILLIAM COLE
& parish clerk 1890
William J Cole 1891
17.11.1881
Mrs HANNAH COLE widow 21.11.1895
ROBERT BIDWELL
Robert Bidewell 1904
19.10.1896
WILLIAM OSCAR WOODCOCK 16.10.1911
PHILIP FREDERICK KETT
( Frederick Charles Kett 1915 )
18.10.1915
FREDERICK WILLIAM TWITE 24.04.1922
HORACE BREEZE 05.07.1937
LEONARD VICTOR CHAMBERS 23.07.1945
ERNEST FREDERICK NORMAN LUNN 01.12.1958


All Creditors of the late John Hutson were requested to send an Account of their respective Debts to his widow Mrs. Mary Hutson, within one month of 4th August 1785. All those indebted to Mr. Hutson were asked to settle their debts in the same period.

Although recorded in the 1794 Licence Register as Thomas Firby, it is recorded that Thomas Forby, of the GREEN MAN, died in 1824. It would appear that his son John took over immediately after, only to die in 1837.
Miss Mary Forby, daughter of Thomas, had married Banham carrier William Gagen on Wednesday 9th April 1823, who then probably ran the house from 1838 until his early death in 1841.

The Executors of William Geagen published a request for all Persons indebted to the late innkeeper to settle their debts forthwith. Dated 3rd February 1842.

Mrs. Ann Forby died 3rd December 1848, aged 91 ( Born 1758 ) .  She had lived at the GREEN MAN for `upwards of eighty years'. That would put her family in residence from at least 1768 and possibly before. ( Her parents were John and Mary Hutson or Hudson )

 
Lot No. 6 in sale of Bircham & Sons Reepham Brewery Saturday 8th June 1878. Then let to Robert Spooner at annual rent of £15.

The property was described as Freehold, containing :-
`Good Tap, Parlour, Bedroom & Dressing Room on Ground Floor, 3 Bedrooms above; also Cellar with Room over; Club Room, Wash House & Pantry; 2 Stables and Lock Up Coach House with Loft over and Coal House behind; Small Pightle and Garden in rear....'

311/8 barrels of beer sold in final year of trading.

Licence renewed 12th February 1962.
licence not renewed 14th February 1966