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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton & Rory Kehoe

Earliest 1851-

King William IV

Latest 1861+

Cross Street

St Dunstan's



I have reference to two other pubs with this name, the "King William IV" at North Lane, and the "King William IV" at 64A Union Street. This one was a short lived beer house not to be confused to the above. Cross Street being the closest to North Lane, and St Gregories Road being the closest to Union Street.


From the South Eastern Gazette, Tuesday 29 October 1861.


On Friday evening last the city coroner T. T. Delasaux, Esq., held an inquest at the "King William IV.," Cross Street, in the ville of St. Gregory, touching the death of a new-born child, the offspring of Mary Ann Clinton, only 15 years of age.

The grandmother of the deceased child deposed that she suspected her daughter of being in the family way, and challenged her with it, but she denied that she was so. That morning witness left her home about half-past six, and returned about 9 o'clock, when she expressed an opinion that her daughter would soon give birth to a child, as she was then very ill, but the daughter still denied most positively that there were any grounds for witnesses apprehensions. Witness then left the house and returned again at about 10 o'clock, when her daughter said she was a little better. Witness again left, returning in about an hour, when she found the deceased child on the floor, its mother lying on the bed. She immediately sent for Mr. Andrews, surgeon.

Mr. A. B. Andrews deposed that he found that the daughter of the previous witness had been recently confined. He examined the body of the deceased child, but found no marks of violence upon it. He could not say whether the child was born alive, unless he made a post-mortem examination of the body, and then only by floating the lungs in water, which the coroner showed by a recent authority could not be received as conclusive proof.

Under these circumstances the jury returned a verdict to the effects that the child in question was still born.



POPE James 1851-Nov/60 dec'd (widower age 56 in 1851Census) Melville's 1858Kentish Chronicle


Melville's 1858From Melville's Directory 1858

Kentish ChronicleKentish Chronicle


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