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Earliest 1828-

Crown and Thistle

Latest ????

49 Queen Street (High Street 1847)

Rochester

Crown and Thistle 1913

Above photo dated 1913.

 

Kentish Gazette - Friday 18 January 1771.

To be Let, and entered upon immediately.

A Public House, ready Furnished; known by the Sign of the "Thistle and Crown," nearly opposite the "King's Head Inn," Rochester.

The House is very complete, and well situated.

For further Particulars, enquire of Mrs. Rebecca Elliott, Brewer, in Rochester, or of Mr. Lachlen Maclean, at the "Globe," in Chatham.

None but Principals will be treated with.

 

Thanet Advertiser 06 December 1890.

ROCHESTER. BREAKING A MAN'S NOSE.

At the Guildhall, Rochester, on Tuesday, Ernest Phyall and William Morrison, labourers, belonging to Snodland, were summoned for assaulting William Charles Jolly, landlord of the "Crown and Thistle Inn," Rochester, on the night of the 1st November.

It appeared that defendants had been to Chatham, and lost their return train. They went to Jolly's house at midnight for a bed, and a quarrel took place over the price. According to Jolly he was undoing the door to let the defendants out, and they both attacked him violently till the arrival of the police. His nose was broken by a blow, and it was suggested that the breaking of a blood vessel in his head eight days afterwards, when he all but bled to death, was a result of this Nasal fracture.

Defendants, on the other hand said complainant asked an exorbitant price for a bed, and they were leaving the house when he attacked them, a friend assisting him by holding one of the defendants.

Supt. Broadbridge said the parties came to the police-station immediately after the occurrence, and all three were the worse for liquor. The magistrates convicted defendants, and ordered them each to pay 2, including costs, in a fortnight, or be imprisoned for a month each.

 

LICENSEE LIST

RICHARDSON Michael 1824+

FOX George 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

JEFFREYS John 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

NEWLAND John William 1847+

WADHAMS Richard 1855-62+

PRENTIS Elizabeth Ann 1870+

ELLIOTT Henry 1874+

LETCHFORD Frederick 1878+

WINTERBOTTOM William 1881+ (age 53 in 1881Census)

WINTERBOTTOM Mary Mrs 1881+

JOLLY William Charles 1890-91+

PARISH William 1903-22+

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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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