Sort file:- Sheerness, July, 2023.

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Earliest 1755-

King's Head

Latest ????

West Street

Blue Town



The "King's Head", which closed long ago, served as the dockyard baptistry, where children born aboard ship were christened by the garrison chaplain.


Kentish Gazette, Wednesday 3 May 1755.

To be Sold by Auction, by John Wright, Auctioneer, on Thursday the 4th day of May instant, and the two following days.

The household Goods, Plate, Linen, China, and Wearing Apparel, of Mrs. Ann Aggar, lately deceased, at her dwelling house, the Sign of the "Kings Head," at Blue houses, Sheerness; consisting of Four-post Bedsteads with Check Furniture; Goose and other Feather beds, Quilts, Blankets, and Counterpanes; Mahogany Chairs; Card and other Tables, Looking-glasses, and great Variety of Kitchen Furniture; fine China; a great Quantity of Linen and Wearing Apparel.

Catalogues to be had at the "George" at Queenborough, the "White Hart" at Milton, "Red Lion" at Sittingbourne, "Ship" at Faversham, "Bull" at Newington, "Cricketers" at Rainham, "Kings Arms" at Minster, and the Place of Sale, at John Wright's Chatham, and at Fishers Printing office, Rochester.

The sale to begin each day at 10 o'clock; the Goods to be viewed the Day before the Sale, and to the time of Sale each Day.


Kentish Gazette 5 January 1802.

Last week died at Chatham, Mr. Lewis Rowe, late of the "Kings Head," Blue Town, Sheerness.

(I also appear to have reference to him being of the "Ship." Paul Skelton.)


South Eastern Gazette, Tuesday 25 August 1846.


We had two rather sudden deaths here during the last week, one being Emma Butt, age 26 years, the wife of a saddler at the "Kings Head," and the other Henry Lamb, 34 aged years, a labourer at the "Swan."

Some reports having been circulated that one having been ill-used and the other poisoned, inquests were held on the bodies on Thursday last, before J, Hinde, Esq., when the juries returned verdicts that Emma Butt from epilepsy, and Henry Lamb from apoplexy.


Southeastern Gazette, 11 January 1853.

Stealing a Shawl at Sheerness.

Richard Hoare 27, seaman, for stealing a shawl, value 5s., the property of Catherine Boke, at Minster, in Sheppey.

Prosecutrix, who is servant at the "King’s Head," hung the shawl up in the kitchen, on the evening of the 5th November. The prisoner came into the kitchen during the evening, and left the house about ten o’clock. The shawl was missed next morning, and information having been given to Pratton, the constable, he went in search, and found the shawl at the "Anchor and Hope," where it had been given by the prisoner to a servant named Thompson, on the previous night.

Three weeks’ hard labour.





AGGAR Ann to May/1755 dec'd

ROWE Lewis to Jan/1802 dec'd

PUCKETT Sarah 1824-28+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

COODY Elizabeth 1832-47+ (age 60 in 1841Census) Pigot's Directory 1832-34

CLIFT Samuel 1855+

COODY Isaac M 1858-67+ (age 40 in 1861Census)


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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