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- HENSTEAD HUNDRED - CLOSED
HENSTEAD & DEPWADE REGISTER taken September 1790 & 1794
STEWARD & Co  House only supplied by Stewards during the years 1844 to 1845 and from 1847 to 1848
Licensees :
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JAMES COOKE 1790 - 1794
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? 1814
JAMES KING
Died Friday 21st June 1844 - Age 68. See opposite.
1820 - 1844
ANN KING 1845
JOHN WORTLEY
age 45 in 1851
1850 - 1854
ROBERT DIGBY 1856 - 1860
MARY ANN DIGBY
& farmer
1860 - 1863



Also as WHITLINGHAM WHITE HOUSE.

In a message to the public dated 13th October 1820, James King announced that he had agreed to continue keeping the Public House and said that a continuance of their favours would be acknowledged with gratitude.

On the evening of Saturday 30th June 1821 landlady Mrs. King was returning home when the cart she was travelling in overturned at Trowse Bridge. Her arm was severely broken and it was necessary to amputate the hand beyond the wrist.
During the last days of April 1841 she was thrown from a gig and the same arm was fractured by her fall.

On Wednesday 10th August 1843, a devastating storm caused much injury and damage in the Norfolk. (23 other counties also suffered). A field of standing corn belonging to Mr. King of the White House, was stripped of every ear. The White House, seated at the bottom of the hill, was inundated with water and ice which was forced through the house like a torrent. The inhabitants were dreadfully alarmed and at one time thought their lives in danger. A lady, who had been upset in a boat, was brought into the house by the gentlemen who had risked drowning to save her. The damage incurred by Mr. King being estimated at £100.

Mr. James King was found lying on the grass, near the staithe, at six thirty on the evening of Friday 21st June 1844. Being apparently insensible he was removed into the house where he moaned faintly, but never spoke again.
At the inquest the following day the jury returned the verdict that his death was "in consequence of a fit of apoplexy caused by drinking."

 The 1854 entry for Whitlingham Parish says that the house is actually in Trowse Parish and includes a ferry connection across the river Yare.

All persons with claims against, or debts to the late Robert Digby were asked to settle their business with his wife Mr. Mary Ann Digby, in a notification dated 28th June 1860.

The entry for 1864 states that the house `has recently been pulled down and its site attached to the mansion at Crown Point.'

However in 1871 the census gives Benjamin Parsons, agricultural labourer living in Whitlingham Lane in a property called the White House.