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STEWARD & PATTESON   
WATNEY MANN     
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Licensees :
SAMUEL ELLINGTON 1781 - 1789
MARY ELLINGTON 1794
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CHARLOTTE MANN
(Died Q3 1850 - age about 67)
1822 - 1830
JOHN CANHAM
age 50 in 1851
Brewer 1845
(Died Q1 1873)
1835 - 1853
THOMAS SPANTON 1854 - 1856
Mrs FRANCES SPANTON
widow age 59 in 1861
- age 68 in 1871
Died Q2 1874 - age 73
1856 - 1872
Miss SARAH SPANTON
age 49 in 1881
(Boarding house keeper in 1891)
(Died Q4 1910 - age 78)
1875 - 1888
JOHN WELCHER
Died Q3 1895 - age 46
1890 - 1894
EDWARD WILLIAM ALLAN SAYER
age 33 in 1901
Died December 1933 - age 66
1896 - 1929
GEORGE JOHN BAKER 1933
LIONEL CHARLES DENNIS
Died Q1 1939 - age 50
by 1937
Mrs DENNISE representative of the late L. C. Dennise / Denniss
(Temporary transfer to W. C. Dean Friday 24th February 1939)
to 02.1939
WILLIAM CLAUD DEAN 10.03.1939
ROBERT CECIL HOWLETT 06.10.1939
WILLIAM LOUIS PAGE
(Temporary transfer made 29th November 1940 - confirmed on date opposite)
(Died December 1962 - age 76)
13.12.1940
CECIL LESLIE FRENCH
(Died June 1981 - age 78)
20.05.1949
ALFRED JAMES CHARLES MARKS
(Died December 2000 - age 79)
07.02.1969
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1907

The Norfolk Chronicle of 1st December 1781 reported ...
To be sold at Auction, by Richard Bacon, By Order of the Assignees of Francis Hicks, a Bankrupt, on Thursday the 6th Day of December, Instant between the hours of two and five in the Afternoon, at the George Inn, Watton, in the County of Norfolk.
Lot 2 All the Public House, in Watton aforesaid, called the Bull, with the Outhouses, Stable, Yard, and spacious Garden to the same belonging, now in the Occupation of Samuel Ellington.
Also a Dwelling House to the said Premises adjoining, now in the Occupation of Edward Stebbing

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Due to the Lease of Mr. John Canham expiring on 20th September 1853, All the Excellent Household Furniture, Cut Glass, China, Plate, Plated Goods, Linen, Wines, Spirits, Ales and other Effects, throughout the Bull Inn, were to be Sold by Auction Friday 7th October 1853.
Also Three well-bred Horses, a Neat open Clarence, suitable for one or a pair of horses, Stage Coach, two Horse Gigs, Dog Cart, light pair-horse Van on steel springs, with moveable hood, Tumbrel, sets of Harness, Posting Saddles and other Effects in the Stables.
Also an excellent Spacious Boarded Booth, capable of dining from 200 to 300 persons, fitted with two bars, dining tables with folding trestles, forms, boarded floor, flags, banners, lamps and other appendages; also a well-built Breasted Drag, for carrying the above Booth.
A total of 505 Lots to be sold in one day.

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Permission was granted to Steward & Patteson Ltd. on Friday 29th June 1951, for structural alterations including the conversion to some outbuildings to a new dining room.

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Recommended in D. A. Yates 1969 guide.

Observed to be closed, boarded up and for sale April 2009

Many thanks to Janelle Penney for the 1781 newspaper transcription
taken with permission, from © film provided by the
British Library Newspaper Library
Thanks also to Robert Campbell.