Sort file:- Rochester, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.


Earliest 1712-

Flushing Tavern

Latest 1876+

St Clements Lane (3 High Street 1847)


Rochester map 1866

Identified on the 1866 map as the light blue building top/middle.


In 1864 Superintendent Radley of the city police tried to shut down seven pubs as prostitution was rife in the area. This pub was one on the list. The location was given as Horsewash lane.

Identified on an 1866 map as being situated in St. Clements Lane. This is all the information I have regarding this pub at present.


From PCC Will PROB11/546. 1712


John Fowler, of Rochester, Gent. By his will of 27th February 1712 (13) left Lands, property all goods and chattels to wife Mary. To grandson John Burges, his house. To granddaughter Mary Burges after his wife's death the "Flushing Inn" in Rochester, occupied by Abel Bourne. Also to Mary Burges house in occupation of James Reed. To kinsman John Fidge 10 to buy mourning. To friend Richard Cleave 21 shillings and six pence to buy a ring. To daughter Susan Burges wife of John Burges of Rochester, Gent. 100, after his wife's death. Residue to son (in law) John Burges and Susan, after his wife's death. If his wife remarry, she gets 200 after her marriage. In such a case, all property left to her goes to John and Susan Burges. John Burges, Executor.

Witnesses: Nathaniel Howell, Rabra Ladd and John Ladd


From the Kentish Gazette, 1 February 1848.

Fatal and Shocking Accident.

On Tuesday morning a lad named Samuel Oram, aged 16, apprentice on board the Donne Castle, of Rochester, came by his death in the following shocking manner. It appears that soon after seven o’clock on that morning, the mate of the brig bailed the deceased to bring the boat ashore, which he was about to do; but before he had time to clear the ship, the barge Malster, of Maidstone, Joseph Sharp master, which was going alongside to take a freight of coals, came suddenly upon him and crushed his head so severely against the side of the ship that he only survived an hour and a half.

A coroner's inquest was held on the body on Thursday evening, at the "Flushing Tavern," before James Lewis, Esq., when a verdict of "Accidental Death" was returned.



BOURNE Abel 1712+

FINCH William 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

PARKINS William 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

BALDWIND Thomas 1847+


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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