titute of a Public House of Entertainment for strangers &c. and Mr. Thomas Willis proffering to supply said defect, the Selectmen of Meadford do allow of his proffer accounting him a fitting man for that purpose.
Nath. Wade. Stephen Willis.
Selectmen of Meadford.
The court granted Mr. Willis a license.
Again in the year 1692 the selectmen addressed the court.
To the Hon. Justices of the Peace at the Sessions holden 19th. July instant in Charlestown, by the virtue of a warrant from Mr. Samuel Phipps, Clerk, dated July 7. 1692 the Selectmen doe approve of Mr. Thomas Willis and judge him a meet person to be licensed to retail beer, Ale, Rum, Syder &c. and to keep a House of Public Entertainment for the use of the town and strangers dated 18 day of July 1692.
from your Worships humble servants, Nath. Wade, Stephen Willis, John Whitmore, Selectmen of Meadford.
Mr. Willis was again granted a license.
The next year (1693) we find Mr. Willis again licensed.
Where the Willis Tavern