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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1828-

Five Bells

Latest ????

1 Five Bells Lane (St Margaret's Bank 1847)

Rochester

 

In 1864 Superintendent Radley of the city police tried to shut down seven pubs as prostitution was rife in the area. This pub was one on the list.

 

Sporting Life, Saturday 22 August 1863.

Robert Styles, of Chatham, will back a lad, 15 years of age, to run Carr, of town Malling, 880 yards, for 5 a-side. The Sporting Life to be stakeholder. A deposit sent to Mr. Melton's, "Five Bells Tavern," Rochester, will ensure a match.

(It is unknown whether Melton was licensee of the pub as reference has been found to him being a prisoner in the 1861 census, if indeed that is the same person.)

 

LICENSEE LIST

PAYNE Sarah 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

CLIFFORD John 1832-34+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

BURREN James 1838-40

JEFFERY George 1847+

HARRISON John 1851+ (age 49 in 1851Census)

BUTCHER H 1855+

BURGESS Henry 1858+

CANFIELD Charles 1862+

WORSLEY William 1871-91+ (age 48 in 1881Census)

VARRALL Giles D 1903+ Kelly's 1903

ALBON Edwin 1911-30+ (age 42 in 1911Census)

SMITH William Smith 1938+

https://pubwiki.co.uk/FiveBells.shtml

 

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

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

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

CensusCensus

 

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