c1732 – c1791
No record of location has been found, but deeds in 1756, reciting a 1732 document at Shropshire Archives show “the Butchers Arms, the sometime dwelling of George Mason, then in the occupation of Samuel Wootton;” Another of 1768 shows “Butchers Arms, the former dwelling of George Mason, occ Edward Chent”.
A 1791 Trade Directory records William Jones as Victualler at the Butchers Arms and Archdeacon Plymley 1793 records a William Jones as a butcher. The apprentice records show he was a master butcher and took on John Bluck in 1770 at a £3 premium and Edward Gough in 1801.
This case seems to confirm the naming of some pubs after the trade of the landlord.
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