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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1828-

King's Head

Latest ????

Milkhouse Street

Cranbrook

 

Only reference I have to this public house at present is from the Pigot's Directory of 1828. Further research has also turned up this possible mention as well, dated 1853.

 

South Eastern Gazette 08 February 1853.

SUSPICIOUS CHARACTER.

A man named Richard Austen, who was recently charged at Cranbrook with robbing the till of the public-house at Milkhouse-street of 10s., (probably the "King's Head") and who was afterwards at the same house when a watch was stolen from one of the bed-rooms; and was also at the "Zebra" beer-house, Maidstone, when Mr. Barnes, the landlord, was robbed during last Maidstone fair of from 4 to 5 in cash, out of a bed-room,—was discovered, on Wednesday night last, under very suspicious circumstances, on the premises of Mr. Dann, brazier and coppersmith, High-street, Maid-stone, which he had entered by getting over a high wall with a ladder. It was believed that he had intended to rob the premises, but being found there, after much prevarication he stated that he was on his way to Mr. Barnes's stable, where he said he had leave to sleep. He was left in the custody of one person, whilst another went to inquire into the truth of the story, but he extricated himself from the grasp of his retainer, and "bolted" into the Fair Meadow. The police have since been on the alert to discover him, but unfortunately without success.

 

 

LICENSEE LIST

MASTERS Robert 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

MASTERS Richard 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

 

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

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

 

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