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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1712-

Flushing

Latest 1866+

St Clements Lane (3 High Street 1847)

Rochester

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

Will.

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

 

LICENSEE LIST

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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