Sort file:- Chatham, December, 2018.

Page Updated:- Friday, 21 December, 2018.


Earliest 1828-

Lord Nelson

Latest ????

52 Ordnance Street (Ordnance Place 1828) (52 Front Row 1891Census)



From an email received 20 June 2014.


My relation was a licensee with her husband of this pub in the early 1900s. Her name was Minnie Esther Bathurst (nee Jarvis) and her husband was Alfred Bathurst. I have no other information apart from the Bathurst family were from Nags Head Lane area of Rochester and their home there was called Bathurst Terrace (long vanished) so maybe they were builders?

Minnie was the sister of my great grandmother and I think she helped her run The "Army and Navy Hotel" (now Churchill's) in the Brook.

My great uncle Owen Thomas (born 1915) lived in the "Army and Navy" as a child. The owners of the paddle ships advertised in the pub and Owen was given a free ticket to go to Sheerness by them. He sold sandwiches to the customers of the "Army and Navy" to raise pocket money for his trip.

I would be very interested if you find any more out about these pubs. Someone told my dad when he was young that there was a suicide in the "Lord Nelson" but I have never been able to find out any more details.

Regards Katie Ford - Chatham


The Licensing Records of 1872 stated that the premises held a Full License and was owned by Messrs Meux and Co. Sir Henry Meux Bart Sir Dudley Coutts Marjoribanks Bart and Mr Richard Berridge, Horse Shoe Brewery Tottenham Court Road.

Up to and including the 1891 census the address appears as 52 Front Row.


This pub is one in the list of my "Project 2014."

I will be adding the historical information when I find or are sent it, but this project is a very big one, and I do not know when or where the information will come from.

All emails are answered.



CHANEY Thomas 1828-32+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34

EVERIST William 1872+ Licensing Records 1872

SMITH George 1851-62+ (age 42 in 1851Census)

EVEREST William 1874-82+ (age 53 in 1881Census)

EVEREST M A Everest 1891+ (widow age 61 in 1891Census)

BATHURST Alfred Henry 1903-30+

RUSSELL Arthur William 1938+


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

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

Licensing Records 1872Licensing Records 1872


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