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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1775-

Pelican

Latest ????

61 (33) High Street

Strood

Pelical 1957

Above photo, 1957.

 

Kentish Gazette 21 January 1775.

TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION.

At Mr. Burch's the Sign of the "Pelican, in Strood, in the County of Kent, on Friday the 10th Day of February, 1775.

The following Freehold estates, situate in the parish of Cliffe, in the said County of Kent......

 

West Kent Guardian 31 July 1841.

KENT SUMMER ASSIZEES. CIVIL SIDE. BURFORD v TANTON.

Mr. Platt (with whom was Mr. Wordsworth) stated that this was an action by Mr. Burford, an extensive horse-dealer of Southwark, to recover from the defendant, late landlord of the "Pelican," Strood, the sum of 79, of which 50 had been lent by the plaintiff to the defendant, and the remaining 29 being the balance remaining unpaid of the price of two horses which the defendant had purchased off the plaintiff.

The jury, without hesitation, returned a verdict for the plaintiff for the amount claimed.

 

Kentish Gazette, 21 October 1851.

Charles Dowding, aged 33, was charged with stealing from the person of James Richard Wigley, whilst asleep at the "Pelican" public-house, Strood, a silver watch, two keys, and three coins, value together, 2 0s. 6d. He was found guilty and sentenced to be imprisoned in the House of Correction for three calendar months.

 

Kentish Gazette, 16 March 1852.

QUARTER SESSIONS.

The Rochester Quarter Sessions for the city, were held on Saturday, before the Recorder, J. 'Espinasse, Esq. There were 7 prisoners for trial. Mr. Hedgecock, sen., was chosen foreman of the grand jury, and Messrs. John Steel, G. Howard, and E. Horsnail, were severally fined 40s. for non-attendance.

Charles Franks, alias Edwards, 29, blacksmith, was indicted for stealing on the 10th February last, at Strood, the sum of 10 1/2d. the monies of John Herbert, landlord of the "Pelican" public-house. Mr. Smith prosecuted. The prisoner was defended by Mr. Russell. The jury found the prisoner guilty, but recommended him to mercy, on account of his previous good character.

He was sentenced to 3 weeks' imprisonment and hard labour.

 

Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, Tuesday 3 January 1854.

J. Herbert, "Pelican Inn," Strood.

Noted house for wines and spirits of Superior Quality and Moderate Prices.

Barclay and Co's London Porter and Stout, Winche's Celebrated Ales, in Bottle or Draught.

Well-aired Beds.

 

LICENSEE LIST

BURCH Mr 1775+

WATSON James 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

VENNELL William 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

TANTON Mr to 1841

HERBERT John 1852-62+

HARNDEN Alfred 1874-1913+ (age 58 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

DENNIS Thomas 1918-22+

FREEMAN Frederick Alfred 1930+

WARE George 1938+

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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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Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

 

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