DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest ????

Plough

Open 2019+

The Green

Stalisfield

01795 890256

https://theploughinnstalisfield.co.uk/

https://www.whatpub.com/plough-inn

Plough 1940

Above photo, circa 1940.

Plough 2010

Photo taken 1 September 2010 from http://www.flickr.com Jeremy Sage.

 

From the Kentish Gazette, 23 October, 1860.

STALISFIELD. SUICIDE OF A FARMER.

Yesterday (Monlay) afternoon week an inquest was held before C. J. Fox, Esq., deputy coroner, at the "Plough Inn, Stalislield, on the body of John Elvy Chambers, farmer, aged 66 years, who had committed suicide by hanging himself. Hope Chambers deposed:- The deceased was my father, and I lived with him. Yesterday morning, the 14th October, about seven o’clock, I was in the farmyard feeding the cows. I went from the stockyard Into the granary with some beans. Directly I opened the granary door I saw my father hanging by his neck to one of the beams. I immediately cut him down, and called to the waggoner to come to me. My father was quite dead. During the last year he has had several losses in his business, and has been very low-spirited in consequence. I believe that these losses and the bad harvest preyed upon his mind, and caused him to commit suicide.

William Merrells, waggoner to the deceased, deposed:- Yesterday morning, about half-past six, I was in the stable, and saw the deceased come out of his house, and go into the cow-lodge, and afterwards into the granary. It was usual for him to go into the buildings about that time. At seven o’clock the last witness called me to the granary, where I went, and found that he had just cut his father down from the beam. He was quite dead. The deceased’s manners have been very different lately, and he has talked very strangely for the last two months. He complained of having had a great deal of trouble with his stock and crops, more than he could bear. He had lost a horse and thirty sheep this year, and the wet harvest, I believe, affected his spirits, and caused him to destroy himself.

The coroner summed up, and the jury returned a verdict of "Temporary insanity."

 

LICENSEE LIST

CHAPMAN Abraham 1858+

CHAMBERS William 1871-82+ (age 58 in 1881Census)

ROOK Robert 1913+

http://pubshistory.com/Plough.shtml

 

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