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From: "Colleen" <>
Subject: Re: KING - Braxted & Witham - was Holman's MS etc
Date: Mon, 29 May 2006 14:36:51 +0100
I imagine you've looked at dear old Ian Hunter's Inns & Public Houses of Essex website, hosted and developed by Kevan Wilding? What a lovely memorial that site is to our Ian and how kind of Kevan to keep it alive for Ian - still a greatly missed Essex lister.
There's a mention of your Francis's Will on there - however, he isn't listed as a landlord of the pub - did he live there, or was he an absentee owner? I woulod love to see a transcript of the Will - and it might help me to identify any other points of interest in the data I have.
Francis isn't listed at the Green Man, Braxted either, though the list of past owners there only begins in the 1830s. Could he have lived there perhaps?
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Actually, my ancestor, Francis King, owned the White Hart, if I'm reading the will correctly. The occupants were Benjamin Fraser and a Mr. Alsop, confectioner. I assume Mr Fraser actually ran the Inn and Mr Alsop had an adjoining shop, but Francis King lived in a separate house "at the end of the yard." He also owned the Green Man in Little Braxted and the Chequer Inn in Whickham Bishops.
Francis also owned other land in LB, as well as a manor in Rivenhall, and properties in several other nearby villages. If you want, I can send you my transcript of the will. Most of the properties identify the tenants, so it might be useful for someone doing research in the area.
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