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ROYAL OAK 64 St AUGUSTINE STREET, St AUGUSTINE
St GREGORY
64 BER STREET, St JOHN SEPULCHRE
132, OAK STREET, St MARTIN AT OAK
46 UPPER KING STREET, St PETER PERMOUNTERGATE
221 / 223 ESSEX STREET, St. STEPHEN
8 / 10 HEIGHAM STREET, HEIGHAM

 

  It was reported 12th December 1860 that :-
On Friday 7th December 1860, Henry Sayer landlord of the ROYAL OAK,  was accused, in his absence, of an indecent assault on Mary Ann Osborn, a girl of about 17 years old, a servant at the BUSHEL
. (St. Augustine's)
It was said that on the previous Tuesday, Sayer had come to the Bushel and pressed the girl to drink with him, threatening to throw water over her if she did not. To oblige him she had a taste of the drink offered and found it to contain some powder which made her feel very ill. Sayer then endeavoured to take improper liberties with her. She resisted and screamed which brought two women and a little girl to her assistance, but they were put out (of the room) by Sayer. At last the girl was released.
A warrant for his arrest was issued.

Which Royal Oak has yet to be identified. NOT St. Augustine's or Heigham it seems.