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Sort file:- Chatham, December, 2018.

Page Updated:- Friday, 21 December, 2018.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1795-

Hit or Miss

Latest 1850+

(Name to)

86 High Street

Chatham

 

The Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre has referenced a set of documents, that I haven't seen yet, and is part of the Watts Charity MSS, 1579-1972.

Reference is made as follows:-

1780-1795

T12. Premises in Chatham and Rochester [Including the "King's Head," "King's Arms," "Hit and Miss" and "Dover Castle;" 3 messuages in Whittle Alley, High Street, and 9 messuages in Deal Yard, High street; and several messuages in Globe Lane and Holborn Lane, all in Chatham; 4 messuages in Love Lane, St. Margaret's Rochester] (26 docs.)
[Original bundle no. 15]

 

1850-1864

T31. The "Hit or Miss," otherwise called the "Rose," adjoining fishmongers shop, and several messuages behind it, High Street (3 docs.)

It seems to me the premises must have changed name between 1850 and 1864.

 

Pigot's Directory of 1828 and 1832 gave this the name "Hit or Miss."

 

Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal 29 April 1808.

Free Public House, Chatham.

TO BE LET.

For the term of Twenty-one years with immediate possession.

A Very desirable Public House now in full trade, and capable of great improvements, known by the name of the "Hit or Miss," situated in the centre of the High-Street, Chatham. This house is truly recommendable to Boat-builders, Rope-makers, Coal Merchants, Hoymen, and various other branches, there being extensive Wharfs and store-houses attached to the premises, and which can be obtained for the same term of years. An early application is recommended by reference to Mr Thomas Mather, at the "Chest Arms Tavern," who will shew the premises, and treat for the same.

 

LICENSEE LIST

PIENITT Fred 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

PIGUENIT George 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34 (86 High Street)

CHIDLEY James 1838+ Wright's Topography 1838

BARNARD Daniel 1851+ (age 27 in 1851Census) (Mail Tavern)

TUFFILL Charles J 1901+ (wine merchant age 54 in 1901Census)

 

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

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

Wright's Topography 1838Wright's Topography 1838

CensusCensus

 

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