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Sort file:- Chatham, December, 2018.

Page Updated:- Friday, 21 December, 2018.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1793-

Ship Inn

Latest ????

141 High Street

Chatham

 

I have reference to a "Ship" also in the High Street and at present have difficulty in separating the two. If indeed these are not one and the same due to road renumbering. Looking at the licensing lists though, it appears they could well be different premises.

 

South Eastern Gazette, Tuesday 16 March 1858.

Inquest.

On Monday and inquest was held at the "Ship Inn," Chatham intre, before J. Lewis, Esq., city coroner, on the body of Mary Balcombe, age 30, who was accidentally drowned some weeks ago when attempting to get on board the Providence barge, on a dark night, with the master of which he cohabited. The particulars of the accident appeared in this paper at the time of the occurrence. The deceased and the man with whom she lived were attempting to get on board the barge at an early hour on the morning of the 12th January last, both of them being in a filthy state of intoxication. The deceased missing her footing, fell into the water, and was drowned, the body not being recovered until the above day.

Verdict, "Accidentally drowned," whilst in a state of intoxication.

 

LICENSEE LIST

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

WARD William George 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34 (141 High Street)

MARTIN Thomas 1838+ Wright's Topography 1838

 

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

Wright's Topography 1838Wright's Topography 1838

 

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