Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy


Dorset, England, Alehouse Licence Records, 1754-1821 Provided in Association with

After the 1753 Licensing Act, to obtain a licence to keep an alehouse, the proprietor had to enter into a recognizance, in which the proprietor posted a bond that would be forfeited if the terms of the agreement were not kept. These terms included a guarantee of good behavior and might include not permitting “any unlawful Plays or Games” or “tipling or drinking, contrary to Law.” for more click hewre

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