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Sort file:- Deptford, December, 2018.

Page Updated:- Friday, 21 December, 2018.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1826-

Fishing Smack

Closed 1911

Old King Street/22-24 Watergate Street

St. Nicholas

Deptford

 

The Lost Pubs project say this pub closed in the 1910s. The building has since been demolished.

I also have another pub called the "Fishing Smack" addressed at 28 Stowage.

 

Maidstone Telegraph, Saturday 12 September 1868.

Wilful murder at Deptford.

An adjourned inquest was held before Mr. Paine, at Guy's Hospital, on Thursday, to enquire into the circumstances connected with the death of Patrick Desmond, 24 years of age, who had died from a number of stabs received a short time since.

On Sunday week, about 9 o'clock at night, Jeremiah Toomey was sitting asleep in the "Fishing Smack" beer house, King Street, Deptford, when he was robbed of 4s. 6d. by Desmond, the latter of whom went away, and was pursued by Toomey, who was seen to sharpen a knife, and heard to say that he would put 3 inches of it into the man who had robbed him. Evidence was given to show that the two men were seen together in the "Navy Arms" public house afterwards, when Toomey invited Desmond into the street, and shortly afterwards a shadow of a man using a knife was seen through the window, followed by a cry from Desmond, who had been stabbed. The man was afterwards removed to Guy's Hospital, where he expired.

The jury returned a verdict of wilful murder against Jeremiah Toomey, who has absconded.

 

LICENSEE LIST

RITSON John 1826+

MORELAND James 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

RIORDAN Timothy 1840+

OLLEY Thomas 1847-Mar/63 (age 60 in 1861Census)

FOWLES James Mar/1863+

WILLIS George to June/1864 dec'd

BROWN Mary Ann June/1864-66+

COATES Joseph 1869+

TOUNLEY J 1874+

BEAUMONT Walter 1881-82+ (age 29 in 1881Census)

NORRIS Frederick 1884+

BUNYARD John Henry 1891-95+

LAY Frederick 1899+

LONG Robert 1901-05+ (age 57 in 1901Census) (24 Watergate street 1905)

MERCER Walter Thomas 1910+

BINNS Margaret Watson 1911+ (Caretaker for Brewers age 51 in 1911Census)

http://pubshistory.com/FishingSmackWater.shtml

 

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

CensusCensus

 

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