|NORFOLK PUBLIC HOUSES
To be sold at Auction in Small Lots, at the Custom House
at Cley, on Wednesday 23rd June 1779.
Upwards of Three Hundred Gallons of Foreign Geneva, seized very lately.......
On July 9th 1840 the French sloop, Union of Gravelines, lying in Cley harbour
was seized by the Morston Coastguard after the master and four men were captured
bringing spirits ashore in bladders.
The ship had a crew of the master, four men and three boys, together with a
cargo of about 190 gallons of spirits and wine, 53 casks of salt and sundry
other articles. The master and men were convicted by the magistrates and
committed to Walsingham prison until each had paid a fine of £100. The three
boys were liberated by the order of the Honourable Board of Customs.