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Crown Tap, Billericay

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This is the same pub as the Coach & Horses, which is also listed separately under Billericay. I have seen two theories of the Crown Tap's origin, one suggesting that it was established in 1817, the other that it was present in the 18th century. It appears to have been so-named because it stood to the rear of the original Crown beerhouse. It was renamed the Coach & Horses in the 1860s and rebuilt in its present form around 1928-1935. ***

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1828/ John Beldham/Licensee/../../Alehouse Recognizances**

1839/Thomas Dent /../../../Pigot's

1845/John Orbell/Painter & Glazier/../../Home Counties*

1848/William Piper /../../../White's

1862/John Thorogood/../../../Kelly's


* Provided by Eric Orbell, who informs that John was born circa 1800 in Brandon, Norfolk and that by 1871 he was the local agent for the SPCK and the Bible Society. John died in Billericay in 1872.

** Provided by Mike Smith

*** Provided by Stephen Harris

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