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27 TIMBERHILL STREET St JOHN TIMBERHILL - CLOSED 05.12.1925
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 - PS 1/8/2 (1867 - 1925)
WESTONS 1845 - Sold by auction to Youngs & Co at auction Thursday 18th August 1864
YOUNGS & Co by 1867
Licensees :
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Mrs CURTIS
widow
1822
ELIZABETH CURTIS 1830
GEORGE WARNES 1836 - 1842
HENRY DRANE 1845 - 1846
ELIZABETH DRANE 1850
THOMAS FRANCIS 1854
W CLARKE 1858
BENJAMIN BULLEN * 1861 - 1865
ROBERT ROSE by 1867
SAMUEL IVES 13.10.1868
PHILLIP WINGFIELD 20.05.1873
WILLIAM MOORE 10.10.1873
GEORGE TOLVER 10.03.1875
Convicted 04.06.1878 of felony.
Disqualified.
WILLIAM NATHANIEL COOPER 04.06.1878
WILLIAM ARTHUR SMITH 25.06.1878
ARTHUR KETTERINGHAM 08.03.1879
ROBERT CLARKE 03.10.1884
HENRY ROLL 22.11.1892

Given as the OLD LION & CASTLE, 27 Timberhill to c1850

Before the magistrates on Saturday 28th September 1878, it was heard that the Rev. George Horrocks, of Preston, Lancashire, had entered the house on Wednesday 18th September and ordered a jug of ale. He later ordered more beer and claimed he was the rector of Hunstanton. He did not pay for the beer but said that he had a considerable amount of money and would be receiving a cheque for £10, at the Post Office, in the morning.
He then asked for lodgings, which he kept until Monday 23rd September, when he absconded,  by which time his account amounted to £3 6s 8d. On several occasions before leaving he had asked Mr. Smith to collect his expected cheque from the Post Office, but it never arrived and Horrocks always said `never mind, we gentlemen never do things in a hurry'. He had further claimed that he was worth £30,000 which was a small sum to him.
At the adjourned hearing, on Thursday 3rd October 1878, Horrocks was committed to trial but allowed bail of £20 in his own recognisances and to find two sureties of £10 each.

Licence provisionally refused 10.02.1925 and referred to Compensation.
Closed under Compensation 05.12.1925

 

 

 

 

House no. 75 on 1845 Magistrates list