[Where the Jennings mentioned are ancestors – and the comments about my relationship to publicans can now begin!]

Birmingham Daily Post, 14 September 1895, page 1.

Valuable Freehold Properties and Building Land

At Yardley, Tyseley, Moseley, and King’s Heath (near Birmingham)

Including the two well-known licensed houses (free from any tie or lease) “The Swan,” Yardley and “The Britannia,” Tyseley.

To be sold by auction

By Mr Frank Smith (of the Firm of Frank Smith and Wilson) at the Grand Hotel, Colmore Row, in the city of Birmingham, on Thursday, 3rd day of October 1895, at Six O’clock in the evening precisely, in the following lots, as to three-fifths, by order of the Representatives under the will of the late Mr John Taylor, and as to the remaining tw-fifths pursuant to the order of the Court has set forth in the advertisement above re Goff v Goff, with the approbation of the Honourable Mr Justice Kokewich.

Lot 1 – “The Swan Inn” Coventry Road, Yardley,- all that valuable Old-established freehold property (free from any title or lease) known as “the Swan” on the main Coventry Road, at Yardley, now occupied by Mr Walter Jennings, and for very many years let to his ancestors, with the Butcher’s Shop, Registered slaughter house, stabling, and premises, and field of sound Old turf Land in the rear, with long frontages to two main roads, containing 2 acres 0 roods 11 perches, or 10024 square yards, and now quite ripe for building purposes. “The Swan” (licensed in 1605) is one of the best known roadside houses near Birmingham, and the present tenancy being an annual one (at the approportioned rent set forth in the sale particulars) the lot is specially worthy the attention of Brewers.download