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191 LOWER KING STREET St. JULIAN FULL LICENCE See FERRY BOAT
NORWICH LICENCE REGISTERS PS 1/8/1 to PS 1/8/4 (1867 to 1965) Index of
Barges,
Steam Barges
Steam Packets
Nelsons Barge
Etc....
YOUNGS & Co As given in 1845 Magistrates list ( Steam Barge ).
YOUNGS, CRAWSHAY & YOUNGS see Ferry Boat Inn
Licensees :
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WILLIAM THOMPSON senior
& coachbuilder - age 63 in 1851
( a William Thompson died Q4 1856 )
1822 - 1851
Fine of £15 on 25th July 1845 for selling spirits without a licence. See opposite.
WILLIAM THOMPSON junior
& upholsterer  - age 43 in 1861
age 64 in 1881
by 1861 - 1883
Tuesday 12th June 1866 - charged with selling beer during the hours of divine service on the previous Sunday. Charges dropped upon discovery that those drawing beer were family members preparing for a river trip.
WILLIAM JOHN SHINGLES THOMPSON
( a William Thompson died Q1 1889 - age 72 )
28.12.1883
WILLIAM JOHN ALDOUS
age 50 in 1891
12.03.1887
ALBERT JOHN ALDOUS
age 32 in 1901
25.06.1895
HARRY JOHN BROWN
( Given at Ferry Boat from 1925 )
died Q2 1928 - age 59
11.06.1907



( Perhaps the HORSE PACKET 1822 ?)

Recorded 17.03.1888 as the property of John Youngs the Elder.
Site said to be adjoining Wickams Yard.


STEAM BARGE 1830 & 1845 ... but
STEAM PACKET in 1833, then
STEAM PACKET from 25.10.1867

First mention as FERRY BOAT from 1925


Before the magistrates on Friday 25th July 1845 it was heard that Excise Officer Thomas Smith that he had entered the STEAM PACKET on the previous Sunday afternoon and called for a glass of beer and a cigar. He said that he was to meet a gentleman, but was advised that the person had not been seen at the house for six months. After ten minutes the officer called for a glass of gin and water which was mixed without hesitation by the woman who he supposed to be Mrs Thompson.
The fine for such practice was £50, but the Magistrates had the power to reduce that to £12-10s. They settled on £15.
The Excise Officer was severely reprimanded for using a gentlemans name in order to get the confidence of the house and getting them to commit the offence.

House No. 19 on 1845 Magistrates list ( Steam Barge )