Series NCR 14e/1-6 - Alehouse Recognizance files and index

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NCR 14e/1-6


Alehouse Recognizance files and index


  • 1760-1933 (Creation)

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6 volumes

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Received an annual grant from the Yarmouth Pier and Haven Commissioners towards the expense of clearing their section of the navigable river between Yarmouth and Norwich New Mills. To ensure the efficient flow of the water, to prevent inundations of adjacent lands and to facilitate the uninterrupted navigation of the rivers.

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Files of previously folded proforma recognizances guarded and bound in volumes in the 1930s. The volumes are divided into sections, each representing a city parish or hamlet and the recognizances in each parish are filed alphabetically by the sign. Each parish section is preceded by a typescript, contents list of signs, years (when sureties were taken) and licensees' names and occupations. The recognizances are bonds entered into each year by alehouse/inn keepers to be granted licences. Each recognizance was autographed by the authorising magistrates (often the mayor and a fellow justice). These volumes appear to consist of recognizances from certain years only within the above covering dates. Represented are bonds from 1760-1764 and from 1806-1807. Two papers from the 1824 sessions also appear (in volumes 1 and 5).

Vol. I All Saints-St George Tombland
Vol. II St Giles-St Lawrence
Vol. III St Margaret-St Peter Hungate
Vol. IV St Peter Mancroft-St Peter Southgate
Vol. V St Saviour-St Swithin and the hamlets
Typescript index to alehouses and licencees [by Mary Grace?].

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Quarter sessions records

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Typescript index to alehouses and licencees [by Mary Grace?], as above.

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Before this date entered in the Sessions Books. For innkeepers and tipplers book, 1587-1597, see NCR 17d.

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Created 08/01/2007 by Droip. Modified 23/01/2020 by Drott.


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