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WEAVERS LANE St. PETER MANCROFT FULL LICENCE then BEERHOUSE from 1847 CLOSED
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Licensees :
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ROBERT KEY 1830
ROBERT RACKHAM
age 43 in 1841
1836 - 1845
ROBERT MONSEY
( as Munsey in 1847 and as Money in 1850 - Hunt )
1845 - 1854
ROBERT ANGELL here May 1854
Fine of £2 11s on Tuesday 23rd May 1854, including costs, for having house open at an early hour in the morning.
The conduct of the house was severely criticised by the Recorder.
WILLIAM FINCH
& horsehair manufacturer
1857 -  * 1869
Fine of £5 and 10s costs 6th March 1867 - See opposite.
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Beerhouse keeper William Finch of Pudding Lane, Upper Market, was summoned Wednesday 6th March 1867 for refusing to admit a police officer into his house and preventing him from exercising his duty. Admitting the offence Finch was fined £5 and 10s costs.

 Spirit licence lost ** 7th September 1847 owing to disorderly manner in which the house had been conducted. One of the magistrates, Mr. Willett, said that he had made up his mind that he would sign no licence to a house that had been proved to be a common brothel. The 10 magistrates agreed that the decision to withdraw the licence would stand.
Continued trading as a beerhouse.

Full licence refused 30th August 1854. Continued in business as a beerhouse.

William Finch applied for a full licence 1st September 1857 but again, it was refused.

On Friday 24th June 1859, William Finch visited the WILLIAM TELL. He played cards for 2s 6d plus a bottle of beer for each game, with landlord William Kilburn. As he was leaving Benjamin Kilburn was alleged to take a sovereign from Finch's pocket and secretly pass it to William Kilburn. Although the theft charges were dismissed, Kilburn was fined £5 on 4th July 1859 for allowing gambling, and Finch was cautioned for gambling and keeping a house with a similar reputation to the WILLIAM TELL.

Brothel keeper Jane Tyce of Gun Lane had a watch and guard stolen from around her neck, when she fainted in Finch's beer-house in Weavers Lane on 12th October 1864. Those accused of the crime, Henry Baker and William Bone, were acquitted.

** One sessions report gives the date of sitting as Tuesday 7th September, but a second report gives Wednesday 8th September 1847.