Licensees of this pub
1867 - George Wilson
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"At the Public Office yesterday, before the Stipendiary, four men, named William O’Donnell , labourer, 14 court, Weaman Street; Thomas Glenn
, gunmaker, Weaman Street; John Higgins , iron-plate maker, 57, Weaman Street; and John Hope , electroplater, Brearley Street, were charged with creating a
disturbance in Weaman Street, and assaulting Mr. George Wilson, landlord of the Cornwallis public house. About half-past nine o'clock on Saturday night the prisoners went
to the prosecutor's home, and after having some beer, they broke several panes of glass in his windows. Mr. Wilson gave information to the police, and the prisoners were
apprehended, but on paying the damage, and promising the prosecutor that they would not offend in a similar manner, they were set at liberty. In a short time, however, they
returned to the prosecutor's house and called for some refreshment, and on his refusing to supply them, they said if he did not they would have "good row." Mr. Wilson
still refused to comply to their wishes, and the accused then commenced to carry out their threat. They broke the windows, extinguished the gas, and one of the prisoners
threw a half-pint measure at the prosecutor's head. They continued destroying every article they came in contact with, and created a great uproar. At length the excitement
rose to such a pitch that the prosecutor fired a revolver loaded with blank cartridge at the accused. This had the desired effect, for they immediately became quiet and were
taken into custody. On the way to the police station, however, one of the prisoners dealt the prosecutor a blow which fortunately did not injure him severely. Higgins, at
Mr. Wilson's request, was discharged, together with Hope, against whom there was not sufficient evidence. O'Donnell was sent to prison with hard labour for fourteen days,
and Glenn was ordered to find two sureties to keep the peace for six months, or go to gaol for a month."
"Row in Weaman Street"
Birmingham Daily Gazette : July 9th 1867 Page 3.