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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1827-

Mitre Tap (Shades)

Latest ????

Mitre Mews, High Street

Maidstone

 

Mentioned as being situated in the Market Buildings and also known as the "Mitre Shades."

Obviously the tap to the Tavern of the same name.

 

South Eastern Gazette, 4 April, 1860.

KENT COUNTY COURT — MAIDSTONE.

This court was held yesterday, before J. ’Espinasse, Esq., Judge. The cause list comprised a total of 206 cases.

Horse Case. — Town v. Costen.

This was an action to recover 29 18s. through a breach of warranty. Mr. Morgan appeared for the plaintiff, landlord of the "King’s Arms," Maidstone; the defendant, who did not appear, being a fruiterer living at Farleigh.

Plaintiff said that on the 13th February he was at the "Mitre" stables, where he saw defendant, of whom he bought a horse, and in exchange gave him another horse value 18 and 7 to boot. Witness told defendant that he wanted the horse for a gentleman, and asked him whether he could warrant it as a quiet one, when defendant replied "Oh! I can warrant it as quiet as a lamb." On the 15th of the same month plaintiff put the horse into a cart and took it out to see how it went. When in Sandy-lane, about a mile and a half from Maidstone, the horse set too kicking, knocked in the front of the cart, and threw plaintiff out, rendering him insensible. Plaintiff applied to defendant to return the horse and money he had paid him, but he took no notice. The damage he had sustained was 2 4s. 3d., and the keep of the horse had cost him 2 14s.

Henry Hawkins was called to prove the purchase, when his Honour remarked that there was no necessity for his evidence. The horse was warranted as quiet as a lamb, instead of which it appeared to be more like a lion [laughter].

Immediate payment, with costs.

 

 

LICENSEE LIST

HUGGETT William 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

SPENCER Thomas Huntley 1841+ Next pub licensee had (age 20 in 1841Census)

SPENCER Abraham 1855+

HAWKINS Henry 1861+ (tap Keeper age 51 in 1861Census)

SPRANGE Marco (Moses) 1871-91+ (Job Master age 51 in 1881Census)

HICKMOTT Charles D 1901+ (age 31 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

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

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Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

 

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