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The licensing of brewers and maltsters was very tight in the early 19th century.

Some local maltsters are mentioned in the convictions recorded in the Accounts & Papers relating to the Court of Chancery, Excise Convictions etc, published 1829.

For breaches of Excise Laws 1803-1812:

A return of of all convictions of licensed Maltsters 1803-1812 showing the amount of charge upon his Annual Licence. All the following are from Hungerford:

5 July 1804 – 5 July 1805:

233: William Blandy. Wetting grain on the floor before the expiration of twelve days. 15s.
235: George Baster. Wetting grain on the floor before the expiration of twelve days. £1 5s

5 July 1805 – 5 July 1806:

240: William Stratton. for Removing grain from cistern before the time allowed by law. Ride £1 15s
241: William Stratton. Mixing fresh grain on the floor with a former wetting. £1 15s
242: William Stratton. Wetting grain on the floor before the expiration of twelve days. £1 15s

5 July 1806 – 5 July 1807:

157: John Baster. Removing grain from cistern before the time allowed by law. £3
159: John Pullen. Removing grain from cistern before the time allowed by law. 5s
161: John Winkworth. Wetting grain privately. 10s
164: William Stratton. Removing grain from cistern before the time allowed by law. £2 10s

5 July 1807 – 5 July 1808:

148: Anthony Hide. Wetting grain without notice. £3
149: John Elton. Wetting grain without notice. £1
152: Charles Kimber. Removing grain before gauged. £2
152: Charles Kimber. Wetting grain without notice. £2 5s

5 July 1808 – 5 July 1809:

122: Anthony Hide. Removing grain from cistern before the time allowed by law. £1
123: William Stratton. Removing grain from cistern before the time allowed by law. £2 10s

5 July 1810 – 5 July 1811:

91: Robert Birch. Removing grain before gauged. £1 5s
93: William Stratton. Concealing wetted grain. £1 5s