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8 Last Lane
Formerly the "American Stores", the name changed in 1865. I new license was also granted in 1870 when Frank Matson came on the scene. (See article.) Not for long. It next became "The Oxford". There is conflicting evidence as to when. Marin was reported as keeping it in 1870 but Lane is supposed to have kept the "Oxford" in 1867. A long search to clarify that seemed rather pointless because before you could say Jack Robinson it had changed again to "The Criterion".
JAMES William 1865-67
MARIN Frank 1870+
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