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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1855-

Anchor and Hope

Demolished 1921

Otterham Quay

Upchurch

 

This pub stood on the Otterham Quay during the 1800s on the road opposite the "Lord Stanley Inn."

I believe the pub was closed and sold in 1914 and have been informed that the building was demolished in 1921.

 

West Kent Guardian, Saturday 6th October 1855.

On the same day an inquest was held by the same coroner, at the "Anchor and Hope," Upchurch, on the body of William Floyd, a labourer, age 40, who was found lying dead on a brick clamp by a man named Naylor.

Deceased had been employed by Mr. Wakeling, farmer, to work a threshing machine. On Tuesday night, after leaving his work, he went to sleep on some straw in a field, where he was seen by a witness. He must afterwards have left that spot and proceeded to the brick clamp for the sake of the warmth, where, there is no doubt, he was soon overpowered and suffocated by inhaling the noxious gas from the kiln. The jury returned a verdict accordingly.

 

Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, Tuesday 8 January 1861.

Petty Sessions.

George Freeman, landlord of the "Anchor and Hope," Upchurch, was fined 2s. including costs, for having his house open at illegal hours on Christmas Day.

 

From Maidstone Telegraph 19 January 1861.

SITTINGBOURNE.

At the Petty Sessions, on Monday, George Freeman, of the "Anchor and Hope Inn," Upchurch, was charged with having kept his house open during the prohibited hours, on Christmas Day. Police constable Okill proved the case, and defendant was fined 20s., including costs.

 

From South Eastern Gazette 05 February 1861.

INSOLVENT DEBTORS.

To be heard at the Sessions House, Maidstone, before the Judge of the County Court of Kent, on Wednesday, the Twelfth day February, 1861, at Eleven o'clock in the forenoon precisely.

George Freeman, formerly of King Street, Troy Town, Rochester, Kent, butcher; then of the "Foresters' Arms, No.1, Clarence-place, Maidstone-road, Rochester, Kent, licensed to sell beer and tobacco by retail, and during part of this time cowkeeper and milkman, using a piece of meadow land in Delce-lane, Rochester; and then and late of the "Anchor and Hope," Otterham-quay, Upchurch, Kent, licensed victualler and dealer in tobacco, and during part of this time keeping the "Foresters' Arms" aforesaid.

Charles Morgan, Insolvents' Attorney, Maidstone.

 

London Gazette, 5 February 1861.

George Freeman, Formerly Licensed Victualler, now in the Gaol of Maidstone.

 

From the Maidstone Telegraph, Rochester and Chatham Gazette, Saturday 23 February 1861.

Maidstone Insolvent Court.

George Freeman, of the "Anchor and Hope Inn," Otterham Quay, Upchurch, Kent. He was supported by Mr. Morgan.

Discharged forthwith.

 

From the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald 10 June 1876

POLICE COURT.

Monday. Before E. Twopeny, Esq.

William Beach, 34, labourer, of Maidstone, was charged with stealing 8s. 6d., the money of Charles Thomas Golding, landlord cf the "Anchor and Hope Inn," Upchurch. Prisoner had been lodging at prosecutor's house for the last three weeks. On Wednesday night Mrs. Golding placed 8a. 6d. in a box in a cupboard in a private room, the door of which she locked. On the following morning she found that the door had been forced open, and the money, amongst which was a florin marked with a cut across the crown, had been stolen. In the evening the prisoner and some other men were drinking together in the house, and when it came to prisoner's turn to pay he did not tender any money himself, but gave a man named Packer a florin to pay for him. The man did not notice anything particular about the florin, but Mrs. Golding at once identified it as the one referred to. The coin was now produced, and the mark pointed out to the Magistrate. This circumstance led to prisoner being apprehended, when he said he received the two-shilling piece from Mrs. Golding herself in change when he paid for some tobacco.

Prisoner, who has been a soldier as well as a policeman, was committed for trial. Bail was accepted.

 

Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, Saturday 18th July 1914.

East Kent Compensation authority.

Fourteen Licences Considered Two Renewed.

The principal meeting of the East Kent Compensation Authority was held on Wednesday at the Sessions House, Longport, Canterbury. Lord Harris presided and the following licensing justices were present:- Mr. H. Fitzwalter Plumtre, Mr. W. A. Lochee, Mr. F. H. Willbee, Dr. S. R. Alexander, Captain W. T. Down, Mr. R. Grant, Mr. J. H. Monins, and Mr. F. E. Burke.

No opposition offered.

In the case of the following houses no opposition was offered to the licences being referred to compensation.

Ashford Division:- "Sportsmans Arms," Egerton (tenants, W. Wood, jun.; registered owners, Messrs. Shepherd, Neame and Co.)

Home division:- "Bridge House," Hackington (tenant and owner, Alice Kate Yeatman.)

Sittingbourne division:- "Olive Branch," Bordon (tenant, Sydney G. Holman; owners, Messrs. Shepherd, Neame and Co.);

"Edward I" (tenants, Alfred Wyles; owners, Messrs. Style and Winch);

"Anchor and Hope," Upchurch (tenant, J. H. Larcombe; owners, Messrs. F. Leney and Co.)

 

Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, Saturday 18th July 1914.

East Kent Compensation authority.

Fourteen Licences Considered Two Renewed.

The principal meeting of the East Kent Compensation Authority was held on Wednesday at the Sessions House, Longport, Canterbury. Lord Harris presided and the following licensing justices were present:- Mr. H. Fitzwalter Plumtre, Mr. W. A. Lochee, Mr. F. H. Willbee, Dr. S. R. Alexander, Captain W. T. Down, Mr. R. Grant, Mr. J. H. Monins, and Mr. F. E. Burke.

No opposition offered.

In the case of the following houses no opposition was offered to the licences being referred to compensation.

Ashford Division:- "Sportsmans Arms," Egerton (tenants, W. Wood, jun.; registered owners, Messrs. Shepherd, Neame and Co.)

Home division:- "Bridge House," Hackington (tenant and owner, Alice Kate Yeatman.)

Sittingbourne division:- "Olive Branch," Bordon (tenant, Sydney G. Holman; owners, Messrs. Shepherd, Neame and Co.);

"Edward I" (tenants, Alfred Wyles; owners, Messrs. Style and Winch);

"Anchor and Hope," Upchurch (tenant, J. H. Larcombe; owners, Messrs. F. Leney and Co.)

 

LICENSEE LIST

HUBBARD John 1847-51+ (age 29 in 1851Census)

AKHURST William to May/1854 South Eastern Gazette

MARK John May/1854-58+ Next pub licensee had South Eastern GazettePost Office Directory 1855

Last pub licensee had FREEMAN George 1861+ (age 30 in 1861Census)

CLARK George 1871+ (age 32 in 1871Census)

JENKINS R 1882+

CHEESEMAN S F 1891+ (age 40 in 1891Census) ("Anchor Inn")

SOUTH Thomas W 1899+

RUSSELL Thomas 1901+ (age 28 in 1901Census)

WYLES Alfred 1903+ Kelly's 1903

ORTON Alfred Christopher 1911 (age 36 in 1911Census)

LARCOMBE J H 1913-14+

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Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

CensusCensus

South Eastern GazetteSouth Eastern Gazette

Post Office Directory 1855From the Post Office Directory 1855

 

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