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RAMPANT HORSE STREET St. STEPHEN FULL LICENCE CLOSED
SEAMAN as given 1845
Licensees :
RICHARD ENGLISH 1845 - 1850
JOSEPH BIDWELL 1853 - 1854
Fine of 5s and 12s 6d costs 11th May 1853 - see opposite.
HENRY CAWDRON 1856 - 1858
GEORGE SMITH
Age 47 in 1861
1859 - 1861
( Cautioned for offences committed between 30th August 1860 and 30th August 1861. Licence REFUSED 6th September 1861 )
Went to PRINCE OF WALES by 1865
WILLIAM CARTER HAINES 19.08.1862
ELIZABETH PORTER 1864


On Wednesday 11th May 1853, Mr. Bidwell of the Greyhound, was summoned for having supplied a number of persons with ale and spirits in his house at 2:00am on the previous Sunday morning.
Mr. Bidwell claimed that some of the party were commercial travellers and the rest were theatricals who lodged at the house. The latter had left the theatre at between 1 and 2:00am and had brought some friends with them for supper.
Having been cautioned by the police on one or two previous occasions, Mr. Bidwell was fined 5s and 12s 6d costs.

George Smith appeared before the magistrates Saturday 24th August 1861 charged with knowingly suffering and permitting persons of notorious bad character to assemble at his house. Police constable Futter said that upon entering the premises at ten minutes past twelve on Wednesday morning, he saw three prostitutes standing a\t the bar, he immediately went out. Returning at three o'clock the same morning he saw four girls, one of whom appeared to be enjoying a mug of stout. On no occasion had there been any disturbance and he had not made any complaint to the landlord about the suspicious character of his customers. Since it could not be shown that the girls were in the house for an improper purpose, the defence stated that the landlord was in no way answerable to the law.
The Bench dismissed the case since the constable had not acquainted the defendant with the character of his customers and had not directed their expulsion from his premises.

The licence of George Smith was refused 6th September 1861 on grounds of prevarication in a case before the magistrates and for irregular conduct of his house.

The full licence was granted at the Annual Licensing Meeting 19th August 1862 since the Chief Constable said that the house was better conducted.


Note : -
Robert (?) English is identified at the Greyhound, St. Stephen ( Later to be the Boars Head) in 1818 & 1811.

It seems likely that this house opened c1845 upon the `old' Greyhound being renamed the Boars Head.