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Archive Reference / Library Class No.Q/RA/1
TitleLicensed Victuallers (alehouse and innkeepers)
DescriptionThe Registers of licensed victuallers record recognisances entered into by persons granted licences for keeping alehouses, inns and victualling houses by justices at their meetings for this purpose in the respective hundreds of the County for which they acted and which have been returned to the Clerk of the Peace.

The lists give the name of the victualler and place with, until 1778, names of sureties and amount of surety. Though they list the innkeepers and alehouse keepers throughout the county for a substantial period, they do not give the name of the inn itself.
Extent5 volumes
RepositoryDerbyshire Record Office
Archive CreatorDerbyshire County Quarter Sessions
Administrative HistoryThe Act of 5-6 Ed VI c 25 (1552) required licensed victuallers to enter into a recognisance (bond) of good behaviour which was to remain on record at Quarter Sessions. The Act of 26 Geo II c 31 (1753) also required the Clerk of the Peace to keep a register of bonds. An Act of 9 Geo IV c 61 (1828) brought this system to an end.
ArrangementThe lists are by hundred with Chesterfield entered separately from Scarsdale hundred.
Related MaterialFor records of public house licensing from the 1870s, see the records of the relevant Petty Sessions Division/Magistrates Court:
Alfreton - D249
Bakewell - D232
Belper - D250
Buxton - D246
Chesterfield - D6116
Derby and South Derbyshire - D1990
Glossop - D246
Hathersage - D562
High Peak, formerly Chapel-en-le-Frith - D246
Ilkeston - D2294
Matlock - D251
West Derbyshire, formerly Ashbourne - D1049
Wirksworth - D199
See also D7657 which contains records for several Derbyshire divisions/Magistrates courts
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