SEVEN STARS alehouse
The first Seven Stars was located in the Borough but very little is known about it. I've given it its own page because it was a named establishment. This Seven Stars should not be confused with the later Seven Stars located in Bond Street.
The Seven Stars Inn was referred to in a marriage settlement dated 1795 between glove manufacturer William Willmington and Martha Collins, both of Yeovil.
This, the first Seven Stars, must have ceased trading after the 1828 reference below but before the new Bond Street public house began trading in 1835.
Following the death of James Cayme the Elder, legal squabbles involving two Yeovil inns, the Full Moon Inn in Wine Street, owned by Cayme, and the Seven Stars Inn in the Borough, went on from 1835 until 1838. It is most likely that the Cayme property, the Full Moon, was successful in the case since the Seven Stars ceased trading at this time and a different Seven Stars Inn opened in Bond Street in 1835. Strangely, James Foan was the first licensee of the Bond Street Seven Stars but by 1941 he was the licensee of the Full Moon - coincidence? or something to do with the legal case?
By 1790 Mary
at the Moon
James Male – owner-occupier (Land Tax Returns SRO Q/RE1)