History of Orsett
Old Hall Fram, Orsett, c.1960
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Orsett >> Orsett Snippets
When researching for this website we often find a little snippet of information on a location or subject which may be of interest. Some are quirky, some show that there is nothing new in this world, and some about the attitudes and morals of the time. [index to snippets] Here is one for Orsett showing the sin of opening a pub while church services were undergoing.
The Essex Standard 22 April 1842
Public House and Beer-Shop Convictions
Mary Ann Ramplee, widow, of the George public-house, Orsett, appeared upon information laid by John Ireland, police-constable, for keeping open the said house during divine Service on Sunday, 29th March. - Fined 6d. and costs.
John Thurston, of the Lord Chancellor beer-shop, Baker Street, was convicted upon a similar information. - Fined five shillings and costs.
Thomas Jarvis, of Swan public-house, Orsett, was convicted of the same offence. - Fined five pounds and costs.
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Orsett - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
Orsett - First Series Ordnance Survey Map 1805
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