William was born before 1800, the son of unknown parents. The place is not known.[Note 1]
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1822 Winsor and Eton Express April 27
I WILLIAM CAVE do hereby acknowledge being landlord of the public-house called the Royal Oak in the parish of Tingewick
I did on the night of Shrove Tuesday last permit several persons to remain tippling during undue hours (after cock-fighting had taken place)against the law and the principles of morality and decorum .
Legal measures having been proceeded in against me by the Magistrates of the hundreds in consequence and offered to be withdrawn upon my expressing contrition for this offence I hereby express my sincere sorrow for it and promise never again to offend in like manner
I never will permit any liquor to be drawn in my house after the hour notified by law
I never will allow any riotous assembly to remain within my house or cards dice skittles cock fighting or any other illegal game to take place there or on my premises.
And I give information to magistrates of any circumstance which may come within my knowledge whereby poaching may be prevented or poachers detected.