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- FREEBRIDGE MARSHLAND FULL LICENCE CLOSED
FREEBRIDGE MARSHLAND REGISTER 9th September 1794 &
BLACKBURNE & BONNER to 1810
ELIJAH EYRES to at least 1910
MORGANS as recorded 04.03.1912 
Licensees :
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JAMES SMITH 1794
   
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Mr. John Cousins
(Farmer, former master of the Ferry-house, died Friday 9th May 1820 - age 65. A second report gives his age as 59 and that he had been master of the Lynn Ferry)
pre 1820
JOHN LAWS
See below
1830 - 1845
SAMUEL ENGLAND 1846
JAMES BOBBITT
age 38 in 1851
(as James Hobbit 1856)
1850 - 1877
GEORGE HENRY WALDEN 1879
GEORGE HILTON
sawyer
1881
EDWARD RYE 1883 - 1885
MICHAEL ROSE 1888
WILLIAM SPARROW 1890 - 1896
THOMAS HOLT 1900
GEORGE SPRATT
Went to Swan, West Lynn by 1904
1901
ROBERT BLADE 1904 - 1912

  On Sunday 23rd June 1844, Mrs. Laws, landlady, left her bedroom saying that she was going lay out some soap for the washerwoman who would be there in the morning.
Shortly afterwards she was found by friends, in a pond near the house. She had tied several iron hoops about her neck to prevent her rising.
On Monday 25th June, a verdict of temporary insanity was recorded.
 

Also found as FERRY HOUSE.

(A ferry boat service is known to have operated in the vicinity from at least 1285)


For Sale by Auction Tuesday 5th June 1810.
With extensive stabling, spacious granary, coal yard and lime kiln.
With the Right of Ferrying across the river.
Also 43A 3R 23P, more or less of rich Arable and Pasture Land.
In occupation of Messrs. Blackburne & Bonner and their undertenants with notice to quit at Old Michaelmas.

Offered for sale by Auction Tuesday 8th may 1860 at the instruction of the Executors of the late Richard Hopkins Esq. Then let to Elijah Eyre, Esq. and his under-tenant James Bobbett.
Containing Parlour, Bar, Tap-room, five Chambers, large Room, extensive Cellar and Stores; A Dwelling House adjoining, with Parlour, Kitchen and five Chambers, well adapted for a Bake-house or Shop, with Yard next to the Free Bridge, and Wharf fronting the river Ouze; and also the valuable Garden and Quoit Ground, containing 1A 0R 10P, fronting the Clenchwharton Road.

Offered for sale by auction 22nd July 1878.
Then described as facing the river Ouse, close to the ferry crossing.

Licence referred to the Compensation Authority at the licensing sessions of Monday 7th March 1910.

At the Petty Sessions 5th February 1912 the licence renewal was withheld on the grounds of redundancy, but would be open to argument at the 4th March licensing meeting.

At the meeting 4th March 1912 there was no objection raised to the licence being referred to compensation.

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Closure unopposed at Licensing Authority meeting Friday 21st June 1912.

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Licensee name confirmed as Robert Blade and Registered Owner as Elijah Eyre & Co. when licence refusal by reason of closure by Compensation, published 23rd August 1912. (Although Morgans had taken over Elijah Eyres Brewery in 1900)