A disorderly Mill End alehouse in 1588

In 1588 27 residents from various parts of the old parish petitioned JPs Sir Charles Morison and Francis Heydon about the alehouse in Mill End run by Richard Heyward. Poor men were wasting their time and money there, so that their families were suffering. By investigating the identities of the petitioners, JPs and alehouse-keeper it is possible to reconstruct local attitudes and social alignments. (From this distance in time it is impossible to locate Heyward’s alehouse.)rose-and-crown-rhs

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