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THREE TUNS WELLS next the Sea Index
FREEMAN STREET
QUAY
NORTH GREENHOE HUNDRED   CLOSED by 1900
NORTH GREENHOE REGISTERS September 1789 & 10th September 1794
Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Raynham 1624 - 1738
Owned by Peter Hudson (junior?) to at least 1815
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Licensees :
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WILLIAM HERRING 1759
WILLIAM TINKLER
Died Thursday 4th March 1776
to 1776
Mrs MARY TINKLER
re-married to Peter Hudson
1776 - 1778
PETER HUDSON senr
(Went to Fleece October 1795)
09.1789
WILLIAM PEARSON 10.1795
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ROBERT LEEDER 1812 - 1813
THOMAS POWDITCH to 01.1820
THOMAS WABON 1822
THOMAS SMITH
Age 30 in 1841
1830 - 1841
WILLIAM WARNER 1845
RICHARD CARROWAY
age 58 in 1851
& shopkeeper
Died October 1859
1846 - 1858
GEORGE ELLIS BAKER
& ropemaker
1861 - 1863
WILLIAM PLANE *1865
SAMPSON SOUTHGATE
& butcher
1867 - 1879
Monday 3rd June 1867 - Fine of 11s, including costs, for having unjust scales on his premises on 17th May 1867. Mr. Southgate said that he had since had his scales lined with zinc so as to prevent them getting out of order in future.


The THREE TUNS is mentioned in Wells Manor Court Records. 1640. Also recorded 1751 and 1759.

The house apparently traded in 1764 as the SEVEN STARS, but given as the THREE TUNS INN in 1776..

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William Pearson announced 7th October 1795 :-
`In returning his sincere thanks to his numerous Friends for their favours conferred upon him in the Carrying Business, which he has now declines, embraces this opportunity of informing them, and the public in general, that he has taken the TUNS INN at Wells which he has properly fitted up and, laid in WINE, SPIRITS &c. of the best quality for their accommodation and hopes for their patronage and support in the undertaking'. ~

Meeting place for the Wells Club, an organisation to which Horatio Nelson made reference in a letter to his brother dated 1781.

For Sale by Auction 1st January 1820, in occupation of Thomas Powditch, who had notice to quit.

Property owned by Peter Hudson to c1815

George Ellis Baker, the bankrupt, applied for an Order of Discharge on Saturday 9th January 1864. His expenditure had been a total of £208 in the previous two years and had never been bankrupt before. His unsecured creditors lived mainly in Wells, Norwich, East Dereham and Blakeney. He gave up 5s 6d as the remainder of his `estate', which was returned to him along with an immediate Order of Discharge.