Sort file:- Sheerness, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.


Earliest 1771-

Chequers or Royal Arch

Latest ????


Blue Town



Local knowledge, pictures, and licensee information would be appreciated.

I will be adding the historical information when I find or are sent it, but this project is a very big one, and I do not know when or where the information will come from.

All emails are answered.


4 Sept 1771.

Mr Broad at the "Swan," Milehouses, and Baker at the "Thatched House," licences was taken away by the Justice at the Sitting, Greenstreet.

The Reverend Mr David Martin, Curate at Minster, the only instrument, and would have put down the "Chequers," "Highlander," and all the others, except his nephew (William Gardner’s "Kings Arms") if he could have had his will....


From the Kentish Gazette, Friday 18 March, 1796.

To be sold by auction, by Mr. Charles Turner, at the "Crown Inn," Rochester, on Tuesday, April 12, 1798, between the hours of twelve and two o'clock in the afternoon, in two lots, subject to such conditions as will be then and there produced.

LOT 2.

Consists of a large, substantial, well built brick dwelling house, known by the name or sign of the "Chequers," or "Royal Arch" public house, situate in the best part of the Blue Houses for trade, late in the occupation of Mr. Monday, with twelve substantial, well-built brick tenements behind the public house, together of the annual value of one hundred pounds; subject to a ground rent of ten shillings per year.

The above estates are held by lease for 99 years, or three lives, renewable, upon failure of each life, upon paying a fine of seven pounds.

The public house is a house of considerable trade for beer, spirits, &c., and well worth the attention of any brewer or distiller.
For further particulars apply to Mr. Prall, attorney, or the auctioneer, Rochester, or Mr. Burr, attorney, Maidstone.



MONDAY Mr to 1796

CLARK Michael 1824+

BARTON John 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

WICKEN John 1832-39+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34


Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34


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