Sort file:- Gravesend, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.


Earliest 1849-

(Name from)

Prince George

Latest 1868+

73 Bath Street



Originally known as the "Sailmaker's Arms" the pub changed name some time before 1849. I have also heard that the name changed in 1853 but the following article suggests this is not true.


From The Era 9 September 1849.

"Prince George," Bath-street. Palmer Carter applied for this license, which was refused.


Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, Tuesday 28 January 1862.

The White Sergeant.

Sarah Bennett was charged with having assaulted William Toplatt.

It appeared that on the previous Wednesday night's the complainant and defendant and her husband were with others at the "Prince George Inn." Complainant remarked to one of his companions, "I expect the White Sergeant here for me to-night," meaning, as he alleged, his wife. Defendant thought and persisted that complainant had applied the term White Sergeant to her, and followed prisoner out into the yard, abused and struck him in the mouth.

The magistrates suggested that the matter should be settled out of court, but defendant refused to take the magistrates advice.

She was fine 5s. and 7s. 6d. costs.


Gravesend Reporter, North Kent and South Essex Advertiser, Saturday 7 November 1868.

William Oxley, occupier of the "Prince George Inn," Bath Street, was summoned for having knowingly permitted persons of notoriously bad character to meet together at that house, on the 24th alt., contrary to the statute.

From the evidence it seemed that a disturbance was occasioned in the streets on the day in question, and on the police entering the defendants house two men was seen with "boxing" gloves on, and seemed much excited. One of the "boxers" was a man of colour. The inhabitants of Bath Street a complaint of the disorderly proceedings that had taken place in defendants house. There had been some fighting in the house about a week previously. Complainants were numerous in the neighbourhood.

Two previous convictions were put in against defendant, for offences committed in May and June last year.

The Mayor said the Magistrates convicted defendant of his offence and adjudged him to pay a penalty of 5 and costs 7s. 6d., or the alternative of three months imprisonment.


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CARTER Palmer 1849-51+ (age 31 in 1851Census)

O'COCK Sarah 1891+ (widow age 71 in 1891Census) only lodging house and not a licensed pub by 1891.




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