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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1793-

Bell

Latest 1903

67 Brook

Chatham

 

The pub was operating under a Full License by 1872 and was owned by Edward Winch of Chatham.

 

Kentish Gazette 03 February 1809.

On Sunday morning, about five o'clock, a fire broke out at the "Bell" public-house, on the Brook, Chatham, which was got under without doing any great damage. The fire originated by a candle being placed so near a bed that it caught the curtains.

 

Maidstone Telegraph, Rochester and Chatham Gazette, Saturday 4th August 1860.

Burglary at Chatham.

James Brady, 19, and George Goldfinch, 19, soldiers, were indicted for a burglary at the house of Alfred James Hearn, and stealing two drawers, containing money, at Chatham, on 31st May.

Mr. Barrow was for the prosecution.

The prosecutor is a grocer, &c., at Chatham, and his premises were entered on the night of 31st May, the back shutters being forced. Two tills, containing between 3 and 4 in copper, were taken from the shop, and the tills were afterwards found on the back premises, emptied of their contents. Between 7 and 8 o'clock that morning the prisoners went together to the "Bell," on the Brook, had drink to the amount of 15d., which they paid for in copper, and also got the landlord to give them 8s. in silver for copper to that amount. It was further shown that on the afternoon preceding the robbery of the prisoners had purchased a chisel which fitted the marks on the shutter; that they were seen near the prosecutors house during the night, and that when apprehended a large amount of copper was found upon them, some of which could be identified from marks upon it.

The prisoners were found guilty, and two previous convictions were proved against Goldfinch, who was sentenced to 3 years' penal servitude; Brady, 12 months' hard labour.

 

LICENSEE LIST

PACKHAM George 1793+ Trade Directory 1793

BALDOCK James 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

STEPHENS Richard 1838-55+ Wright's Topography 1838

SELLS Thomas 1858+

KELLY Michael 1872+ Licensing Records 1872

BAKER George Henry 1881-82+ (age 51 in 1881Census)

FOWLE Mary A (widow age 42 in 1891Census)

JOLLEY Frederick 1901-03+ (age 35 in 1903Census)

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Trade Directory 1793Universal British Directory of Trade 1793

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

Wright's Topography 1838Wright's Topography 1838

Licensing Records 1872Licensing Records 1872

CensusCensus

 

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