Sort file:- Gravesend, September, 2023.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 06 September, 2023.


Earliest 1545


Open 2023+

38 (19) Queen Street/George Street/Terrace Street



01474 535839

George 1988

Above photo, December 1988, kindly sent by Philip Dymott.

George Inn

Above photo, date unknown. Kindly supplied by John Hopperton.


The pub was rebuilt in 1778.

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From the Kentish Gazette, 27 March 1838.


March 18, Mr. J. Harris, of the "Nag's Head," Borough, London, aged 68, formerly landlord of the "George Inn," Milton.


From the Kentish Gazette, 19 April 1842.


The members of the Milton 50 Burial Society held their first annual meeting on the 4th inst., at the "George Inn," Milton, which was numerously and respectably attended. The Secretary read a report of the proceedings of the Committee during the past year, from which it appeared that the Society was established on the 2nd of April, 1841, and that although one year only had elapsed since its commencement, 227 members had been enrolled, with every probability of the limited number (420) being shortly completed.


Southeastern Gazette, 13 September 1853.

The license of the "George Inn," Queen-street, from James Crittenden to Henry Moore.


South Eastern Gazette, Tuesday 29 March 1864.

Robbing a TillI.

At the Police Court on Monday, before G. Some, Esq., Mayor, M. Troughton, H. Ditchburn, and J. Munn's, Esqrs., Aaron Kemp, a lad age 14, was charged with stealing two half-crowns from the till at the "George" public house, Queen Street, on Sunday evening. Amanda Tracey, 12 years of age, daughter of John Tracy, landlord of the "George" public house, Queen Street, Milton, stated that on the previous evening, between 7 and 8 o'clock, she saw the prisoner come into the bar and pull out the till drawer, put his hand into it and take out some money. He then ran away. She called to her father who was in the coffee-room, and told him what the prisoner had done.

John Tracy said that on Sunday evening he went into the street in pursuit of the prisoner, but did not find him. Witness looked into the till, and missed from it two half-crown pieces, which he was sure were safe there a short time before. He then gave information to the police.

Police constable Barneschina found the prisoner in a water closet at the rear of some houses in Terrace Street, between 1 and 2 o'clock that morning. He found two half crowns on prisoner, who admitted that he had stolen them from prisoners till. The prisoner, who has been twice previously convicted, was sentenced to 21 days' hard labour, and then to be sent to the Redhill Reformatory for three years.


Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, Monday 27 November 1865.

Serious Charge Against a Gravesend Publican.

On Friday last, at the Mansion House Police Court, London, before the Right Hon. the Lord Mayor, John Tracy, a licensed victualler, carrying on business at 19, Queen Street, Gravesend, was brought up on a charge of having felonously forged and uttered, on the 11th of November, 1864, a promissory note for the payment of 110, with intent to defraud Mr. Andrew Eli Redgrave.

Mr. Sleigh, barrister, appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. Buchanan for the Defence.

Mr. Redgrave stated that he was a ship-owner, residing at Belvedere, Erith, Kent, and that in the month of November last year the prisoner applied to him for a loan of 110. Prosecutor agreed to lend him that amount, providing he gave a promissory note that it would pay at the rate of 5 a month, and hand over the balance which might be due at the expiration of twelve months from that time, and also give two sureties and two life policies as security. He assented to these terms, and named his brother, Edward Tracy, and his brother-in-law, John Rowley, has his sureties. On the 11th of the same month he brought the promissory note, bearing date 9th of November, 1864, and his brother signed it. He then took the note away for the purpose of getting Rowley's signature to it, and then about 3 hours afterwards he gave the note to prosecutor opposite the "European Tavern" in the city. It then purported to have been signed by John Rowley, of 45, Devonshire Street, Cambridge Road, Mile End, and prisoners said that he had seen Rowley, and that the latter signed it. Prosecutor thereupon paid him 40 in cash, paid 48 additional on the prisoners account; and the balance between these two sums and the 110 went for the interest and payment on the policies. The prisoner paid 11 of the 5 monthly instalments. These came to 55, leaving on the 9th of November, 1865, when the 12 months expired, another 55 due. In consequence of something prosecutor heard, he instructed his solicitor to write to Rowley for the payment of this balance, when Rowley denied that he had ever signed the promissory note.

In cross-examination, the prosecutor admitted that he had signed a document, which was produced, to the effects that so long as the 110 was regularly paid in 5 monthly instalments, legal proceedings, for the recovery of the money were not to be put in force. He also admitted that the prisoner had commenced an action against him for between 500 and 600. He denied that the locking up of the prisoner at this particular time would be of any advantage to him.

M. Sleigh submitted that the only question in the case was whether Rowley's signature had been forged.

John Rowley was called, and he distinctly swore that he did not sign the promissory note, nor had he given authority to the prisoner or anyone else to sign it on his behalf. He had not seen the prisoner since last August 12 months.

The usual caution having been administered, the prisoner said he had nothing to advance in reply to the charge.

The Lord Mayor then committed him for trial on the charge of having feloniously forged and uttered in the City a certain forged promissory note with intent to defraud, and said he would accept bail for the prisoner himself in 50, and two securities in 50 each.



HARRIS J Mr pre 1838

BOND Charles 1824-28+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

STEVENSON Henry 1832-40+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

NEWING John 1847+

NEWING William 1851+

CRITTENDEN James Sept/1853

MOORE Henry William Sept/1853-58+ (age 33 in 1851Census)

WELLS Jacob 1861+

JEFFERYS William to Dec/1862 Gravesend Reporter

DITHIOT John Dec/1862+ Gravesend Reporter

TRACEY John 1865-69+

BIRD George to June/1870 Maidstone and Kentish Journal

NICHELS Henry June/1870+ Maidstone and Kentish Journal

NICHELLS/NICKELS/NICKOLS Henrietta Mrs 1871+ Census (publican's wife)

CARR William 1874+

BUNDOCK William 1878+

DUNLOP Mrs Mar/1879+ Gravesend Reporter

NEWMAN Alexandra Miss 1882+

BLACK William Henry 1891+

MARTIN Albert 1903+ Kelly's 1903

MARTIN Betsy Ann Mrs 1911-22+ (age 37 in 1911Census)

WALTERS Howard Cecil 1930+


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

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

Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903

Maidstone and Kentish JournalMaidstone and Kentish Journal

Gravesend ReporterGravesend Reporter



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