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Red Lion


The Red Lion was situated at 20 Hungate.
The publican in April 1870 was George Elmer, before the year was out he had "borrowed" some items from the pub and was subsequently prosecuted. A partial transcript of court documents in October 1870 also reveals the name of the former landlord and pub owners.

Prosecutor: William Marshall and John Marshall, brewers, owners of the Red Lion public house, Hungate. Witnesses: Frederick Charles Ryley, receiver appointed to manage the affairs of the prosecutors; George Harrison of Stainforth near Doncaster, former landlord of the Red Lion; John Lumley Rayner, bailiff of the County Court; Robert Rogers of 336 High Street, cabinet maker; William Lilburn, police officer. Accused: George Elmer, landlord of the Red Lion. Crime: being the bailee of certain goods, namely 2 tables, a chair, a tressel and board, a bagatelle board, a salting tub, a set of bookshelves and an oil painting of Falstaff, and fraudulently converting them to his own use. With copy of the agreement between the prosecutors and defendent dated 28 Apr 1870.
Glen Jones (February 2019)

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