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JOHN UPCROFT
Died Thursday 7th January 1819 - age 50
1812 - 1818
Fine of 40s and costs Tuesday 3rd January 1815 for suffering gambling in his house at a very late hour.
(A second report of this event names the house the CHARING CROSS)
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John Upcroft is given at the SAWYERS ARMS 1802 - 1806

Sergeant Karr was billeted at the Bull and Rope in February and March 1795. He would pay Three Guineas, over and above the Twenty Shillings allowed by Parliament, to whoever apprehended the Deserter William Alexander of the 117th or Oxford Regiment.
The soldier had absconded from a Recruiting Party in Norwich and was described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, dark complexion, brown hair, grey eyes and born in the parish of Tibenham.
(A William Alexander was again being sought in April 1797 - Then said to be about 33 years old, 5 feet 4 inches tall, dark complexion, very dark hair, dark eyes, born in Hevingham and a deserter from the East Norfolk Regiment, having been inrolled on 28th March 1796 and absconding on 3rd March 1797. A reward of One Guinea above that allowed by Act of Parliament would be paid to any person who apprehended him - Apply Captain Tapp at Chelmsford Barracks.)

Mrs. Upcraft, wife of Mr. Upcraft, of the Charing-cross public house, died Saturday 8th February 1812. See CHARING CROSS.

Miss Sarah Upcroft, aged 18, daughter of innkeeper John Upcroft, died Monday 7th October 1812.

An ostler from the SWAN INN named Graver purchased a horse from Mr. Upcroft of the BULL & ROPE on 5th May 1813. The agreed price was £26 and £20 was paid as a deposit. The horse proved unsound and was returned to the seller. It died four days later.
On Friday 13th August 1813, although it was said that the horse had been taken with all faults, the verdict was that damages of £20 should be paid to Graver.

John Upcroft was thanked by the prisoners of the City Gaol December 1815 for the £1 1s which was distributed amongst them.

Miss Maria Upcroft of St. Gregory's married Benjamin Fitt Tuesday 31st May 1818.

On Wednesday 19th May 1819 all the Household Furniture, China, Glass, Casks and Effects of John Upcroft, deceased, were to be Sold by Auction.