THE SHIP (1)
There are two references to a Ship Inn in Yeovil but since this, the first Ship Inn, was suppressed they are almost certainly two different establishments.
This first Ship was an alehouse that was built by Nathaniel Cary of the Angel Inn. The Ship was suppressed in 1653 as an 'unfitt place both in regard of the inconveniences of the place as also for the resort of men's servants and other idle persons travelling that way, whereby many of ye neighbours are much prejudiced', recorded as outlined in the documentation notes below.
Nothing else is known.
For that this Court is informed by the Constables, churchwardens and overseers and major part of the parishioners of the towne of Yeovill that a house built by Mr Cary of the Angell at Yeovill now licensed to sell ale is a most unfitt place both in regard of the inconveniences of the place as also for the resort of men's servants and other idle persons travelling that way, whereby many of ye neighbours are much prejudiced. This Court doth hereuppon order that the said alehouse, now called the Ship, shalbe actually suppressed, any license formerly graunted to the contrary notwithstanding.
July 1653 -