One record seen suggests that it was the name of what we knew as the Carlton, some time in between being the Maids Head and becoming The Greyhound, about 1700.
Peter May's book "Newmarket Inventories 1662 to 1715" says John Funston's sister Margaret (later Mrs Edward Stafford) and his brother Henry, between them owned several properties in Newmarket, including the White Horse, The Boar's Head and the Blackbird. That was in 1680.
This was found when Rachel Wood was looking for something else and she kindly forwarded it to me. Sadly still no actual location is given
Repository Somerset Heritage Centre...Reference number DD/GL/189
Cottage known as the 'Boares Head', 1693, and the 'Fox', 1713-1723, with another messuage erected (by 1720) in the yard, purchased by Francis Pitt of Newmarket, gentleman, in 1720, conveyed to the Hon. William Morgan of Tredegar (Monmouthshire) Esq., 1723, and acquired by Francis, Earl of Godolphin in 1730, the buildings being then 'lately demolished'. Earlier deeds principally concern the families of Fletcher and Froward alias Thrower [12 documents with original numeration and contemporary abstract]. Ground near the above premises conveyed from Francis, Earl of Godolphin, to Francis Pitt, gentleman, reserving a right of way into the 'Foxyard', 1721, and (probably stray) bond to keep covenants from Richard Bradwell of Newmarket, yeo., to Sir Robert Tyrrell of Castle Camps, 1636.
At least we now know that the Boars Head and Fox ceased to exist from around 1730.
The Earl Godolphin mentioned was the 2nd Earl, and having no children the title died with him. He was the owner of one of the Arabian horses (The Godolphin Arabian) from which today's thoroughbreds are descended
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