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SOUTH GREENHOE HUNDRED FULL LICENCE CLOSED by 1895
 SOUTH GREENHOE LICENCE REGISTERS September 1789 & 16th September 1794
Licensees :
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FRANCIS BREEZE here February 1750
Mr. BREEZE here November 1764
GILBERT CROWN by 1789 - 1804
Miss ANN ROGERSON 01.01.1805
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T W  WOOR 1822
   
JAMES BIRD
Died April 1832
1830 - 1832
THOMAS W. WOOR 1836
WILLIAM PAGE
age 57 in 1851
1839 - 1865
WILLIAM MOORE 1868
ALFRED CRANEFIELD CHAMBERLAIN 1869 - 1877
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Licensee James Bird died Tuesday 17th April 1832, aged 62.
He had formerly been a Captain-lieutenant in the 10th Hussars.


Tuesday 22nd September 1748
A Concert of Musick
For the Benefit of Mr. Oswald.
Tickets 2/6d
The Concert to be followed by an Assembly.

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14th & 15th February 1750
A Main of Cocks between Mr. Samuel Lawrence of Necton and the Gentlemen of Swaffham.

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A Concert and Ball.
For the Benefit of Mr. Blogg
Thursday 21st November 1751. 6:00pm.
Tickets 2/6d each.
N.B. Proper Care will be taken to have the Room well air'd and good Musick for the Ball.

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ALLDAY & KERRISON announced that in pursuance of his Majesty's Proclamation, they would be at the house Thursday 2nd May 1776 to exchange deficient gold coin, coined before 5th January 1772. Guineas, Half Guineas and Quarter Guineas would be exchanged for new coins, provided they were within weight limits.
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Norfolk Chronicle - Saturday 24 August 1776

Swaffham, Aug. 20 1776

At the annual Meeting of the Gentlemen in the Association for apprehending of Horse-stealers, held at the Crown Inn on Saturday July 6, all former Orders and Regulations were confirmed; after which it was moved by the Chairman, and approved by a great Majority of the Subscribers present, that it be recommended to every Subscriber not to hire any Servant in Husbandry, who lived the preceding Year with any Gentleman in this Association, without a Certificate of his good Conduct from under the Hand of his late Master. The Public are desired to take Notice, (agreeable to the Articles of the Association) that as Encouragement for the more immediate apprehending of Offenders, a Reward of TEN GUINEAS, with Allowance of every reasonable Expense, will be paid to any Person or Persons who shall apprehend anyone who stole, or was concerned in stealing, any Horse, Mare, Colt, or Filly from the under mentioned Subscribers, so that he, she, or they may be thereof lawfully convicted, by applying to Chris. Rodwell. Treasurer, at Swaffham.

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For sale by Auction Friday 4th January 1781.
With Stabling for nearly 100 horses, large hay chambers, granary, yards, bowling green, &c. From its situation and long established reputation ( it is ) esteemed to be one of the best in the county of Norfolk.

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For sale by auction 13th July 1790

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The Norwich Mercury of 2nd August 1803 reported ` that Lady Hamilton had, at the Crown, Thursday last, entertained at dinner some of the most considerable families ( of Swaffham ), where herself and most of the ladies of their party took up their abode. Lord and Lady Nelson were domesticated with Captain Johnson of Swaffham.'

Gilbert Crown announced 3rd December 1804 that he was leaving the business and Miss Rogerson would be taking over on January 1st 1805.
Miss Rogerson announced that having run considerable concerns in Norwich and Yarmouth, for ten years past, she would give the greatest attention to Gentlemen Travellers, providing beds and every other accommodation to render the Inn comfortable.


In 1830 the coach from Fakenham, the HERO called here on alternate days at 8:30am ( Also at the WHITE HART ) on route to London. The return was the following day at 7:00pm.
The UNION called daily at 10:00am on route from Norwich to Kings Lynn and Stamford. It returned in the evening at 4:00pm.
The RISING SUN also followed the same route on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 7:00pm, returning Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:00am.

The house possibly became the GRAPES?