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WAYLAND LICENCE REGISTER 2nd September 1789, 16th September 1794
FREE TRADE Supplied by the Watton Brewery by 1937
Licensees :
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EDWARD ELLIS 1781 - 1794
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SUSANNA WRIGHT 1822 - 1830
ROBERT COE
age 45 in 1841
(Went to WHITE HART - Hingham)
1835 -  1843
WILLIAM ALLEN by January 1843 -  1846
Mr R BALEY to October 1848
STEPHEN EMERSON
age 56 in 1851
& architect & surveyor
& farmer 12 acres 1861
( Died Q2 1879 - age 76 )
October 1848 - 1863
LEONARD TILLOTT
& farmer 36 acres
( Died Q4 1884 - age 63 )
1864 - 1871
WILLIAM CLUBB
( Died Q2 1890 - age 69 )
1872 - 1879
GEORGINA HOLMES
age 55
1881
RICHARD GUILLIARD HOLMES sen.
( Died Q3 1890 - age 67 )
1883 - 1890
RICHARD GUILLIARD HOLMES
age 30 in 1891
( Died September 1946 - age 86 )
1891 - 1908
FREDERICK GEORGE STEEL
( Died September 1927 - age 72 )
1911
ARTHUR BLACKMAN 1912
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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.

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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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 1 All that said Inn, being a capital and well accustomed House, with a Brew-house, Granary, Stables, Yard, Garden, Orchard, Bowling Green, and Inclosure of Pasture to the same belonging and adjoining, now in the occupation of Edward Ellis.
Also a Dwelling House, with necessary Buildings adjoining to the aforesaid Premises, late in the Occupation of Mr John Hicks.

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Mrs. Susannah Wright (Widow of the late Mr. Dennis Wright, formerly of the George Inn.) died Wednesday 16th January 1833, age 62. "Few indeed stood more highly and deservedly esteemed by all classes of society, added to which she was a kind affectionate mother and a real friend to the poor. The remembrance of her amiable qualities will not easily be obliterated from the minds of ALL who had the pleasure of knowing and being acquainted with her."

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Advertised to let 16th July 1842, the lease of the current tenant expiring at Michaelmas.
In the last few years convenient Stables, Lock-up Coach house, Gig-houses, Brew-house, Granary and other out-buildings having been erected.
Attached to the Inn are a Barn and Stables for Agricultural Horses, a spacious Bowling Green, large Kitchen Garden and 13 Acres of Arable Land.
Free from Brewer, Wine and Spirit Merchants.

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William Allen was pleased to announce, 28th June 1845, that the GEORGE HOTEL had been appointed by the Railway Company as the General Booking Office for all Passengers, Parcels and Goods for Norwich and London.
The Hold Regulator Coach left for Brandon every morning at 10:30am to meet the 12:15pm London Up Trains and returned having met the Down Train at 2:28pm.
The Royal Mail left every morning at 5:45am for Parcels and Goods to Thetford.
The Prince of Wales Omnibus left every Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday at 7:30am, meeting the Down Train at 9:00am at Attleborough allowing passengers to arrive at Norwich at 10:00am. The Return journey commenced by passengers taking the 4:30 Up Train from Norwich to Attleborough and arriving  back in Watton at 6:30pm. First Class 5s, Second Class 3s.

The Royal George Coach would travel to Norwich by Road as usual, until further notice.
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The Household Furniture, Effects, Horses, Carriages, Harness, Farming Implement and Stock in Trade of Mr. R. Baley were to be sold, without reserve, Monday 9th October 1848, since he was relinquishing Innkeeping at Michaelmas.

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Stephen Emerson announced 12th October 1848 that he had entered into the Inn.

Stephen Emerson was credited with giving every accommodation to the Wayland Association at its fourteenth annual meeting held Thursday 26th November 1848.

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Commercial Hotel & Posting House.

As the GEORGE & DRAGON 1890

Not found after 1912