Sort file:- Chatham, August, 2021.

Page Updated:- Friday, 06 August, 2021.


Earliest 1828-

Old White Hart

Latest ????

31 Brook Street



The Licensing Records of 1872 stated the premises held a Full License and was owned by Edward Winch of Chatham.

There is also a "White Hart" and "New White Hart" both mentioned as being in the High Street.


From the Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, 2 December, 1856.


The following publicans and beershop-keepers were convicted of having their houses open after hours of closing, on the night of Saturday, the 15th inst. The cases were proved by Superintendent-constable Everist and Constables Bridges and Hulse.

Charles Yonwin, "Old White Hart, public-house, Brook, Chatham.

Fined 30s., and 25s. costs.

The penalties were paid.


Maidstone Telegraph. 5 June 1869.

Charge of stealing a sheet.

Mary O'Donnell, of Chatham, prostitute, was charged with stealing, at Chatham, on the 28th May, one sheet, valued at 3s. 6d. the property of William Langford, landlord of the "White Hart Inn," Brook, Chatham.

It appeared that prisoner hired lodging at the house and stole the sheet.

The prisoner in her defence said that she pawned the sheet with the intention of redeeming it the same or the next day, but did not have the opportunity.

Committed for trial at the county quarter sessions.


From the Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 6 September, 1871.

Attempted murder at Chatham.

On Monday morning, at an early hour, the shocking attempt at murder occurred at Chatham, the woman on whom the attempt was committed being named Mary Ann Warwick, and the would be murdered a man who passes by the name of "Sam Wilson," a navvy, employed on the extensive works at Chatham Dockyard. For some time past Wilson had cohabited with Mary Ann Warwick, who is a woman of dissolute habits, for the short time since she appeared to have left him, and formed the acquaintance of a soldier, named George Townsend, a private in the 4th Battalion the Rifle Brigade, stationed at Chatham. Wilson appears to have made several overtures to the woman to induce her to give up the company of Townsend, and the again live with him, and on her refusal to do so on more than one occasion threaten to murder her. On Sunday afternoon Wilson was drinking in the "White Hart" public house, Brook, Chatham, in a small house at the back of which the woman Warwick resided, and while there was heard to declare that he intended murdering her that night. Fearing he will carry his threat into execution Mary and Warwick prevailed on Townsend to remain with her that night to protect her, and this Townsend did, absenting himself from the barracks for that purpose. During the night Wilson entered the house, and had an altercation with Townsend, but eventually left. Early on Monday morning Townsend left the house to return to the barracks, and immediately after Wilson gained admittance, when he commenced an attack on the unfortunate woman, whose throat he cut in a shocking manner. After receiving the wound she had just sufficient strength to crawl out of the house, where she was found by the landlord of the "White Hart" and a police constable. On the latter entering the house, Wilson was found lying on the floor with his throat cut, but still alive, a razor covered with blood being found lying near him. Mr. Ely, surgeon, was promptly in attendance and recommended the removal of the woman to St Bartholomew's hospital, Wilson also being subsequently conveyed there.



CARROWAY James 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

GOODHAND Thomas 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

CHAMBERS James "John" 1838-41+ (age 55 in 1841Census) Wright's Topography 1838

YONWIN Charles 1856-58+

LANGFORD William 1869-74+ Next pub licensee had (age 40 in 1871Census) Licensing Records 1872

GRAYSTON Edwin 1881+ (age 30 in 1881Census)

BONIFAS Albert 1891-03+ (age 48 in 1891Census) Kelly's 1903

BONIFAS Adela 1901 Next pub licensee had (widow age 54 in 1901Census)


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

Wright's Topography 1838Wright's Topography 1838

Licensing Records 1872Licensing Records 1872



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