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Beer Retailers



From the Maidstone Assizes.

11 March 1678.

Before Thomas Twisden, J, and Timothy Littleton, B.

569. Writs, venire facias, (a judicial writ directing the sheriff to summon a specified number of qualified persons to serve as jurors,) for David Harris of Gravesend, victualler. Issued by William Ellys, J, at Maidstone 29 July 1679, and returned by Ralph Petley, sheriff.


Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal 18 February 1803.

Friday last, Mr. Hovel, who kept a public-house, at Gravesend, put an end to his existence, by cutting his throat, leaving a wife and family. It is the same person who was robbed a short time since, of 40 between Gravesend and Rochester.



PIGOT'S Directory 1828.

BECKET Charles, East Street, Brewers.

HEATHORN Robert, West Street, Brewers.


PIGOT'S Directory 1832.

BECKET Charles, East Street, Brewers.

HEATHHORN & PLANE, West Street, Brewers.

PITTOCK William, Queen Street, Brewers.


CENSUS 1841. Census

CRIPPS S, 9 Rope Walk, age 40.

EPPS Selina, East Street, age 31.

HENDERSON Hannah, New Road, age 70, Inn Keeper.

HILLS A J H, Star Street, age 50.

JEPSON Mary, New Road, age 40.

JESSUP James, Bath Street, age 40, Victualler.

LIGHTFOOT Ruth, High Street, age 44.

MOORE John, High Street, age 50, Publican.

PHILLIPS Susan, 61 Star Street, age 50.

PRICE John Milton, King Street, age 45.

ROSLING Gabriel, High Street, age 36, Publican.

WATERMAN Henry, age 50, Publican in Ifield. Possibly "George 1")

WILSON Sargant, Wakefield Street, age 20.


CENSUS 1851.

RHODES William Hunt, Whitehall Place, age 34, Inn Keeper.

COLYER Edward S, 44 Terrace, Milton next Gravesend, age 52, Beer House Keeper.

CROWHURST Eliza Ann, 5 Edwin Street, widow age 40, Ginger Beer Manufacturer.


Southeastern Gazette, 13 September 1853. Gravesend

Twenty-two applications were made for spirit licenses, which were all refused, and the special session was then adjourned till Wednesday next.



CENSUS 1861.

WESTBROOK William, 42 High Street, age 28, Hotel Keeper.

RICHARDSON John, 89 East Street, age 65, Licensed Victualler.


Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser, Monday 27 November 1865.

Caution to Beer Sellers.

Charles Pennotti, keeper of a beer house in the Wrotham Road, was summoned for having his house open at 12 o'clock on the previous Monday night.

Evidence to prove the case was given by Police Sergeant Jayne.

In reply to the charge, the defendant stated that two persons were at the house, one of whom was a friend of his named Johnson, whom he had invited in, and the other was a person named Abberley, who had been at work there all day and was a relation of his wife's.

The Bench considered the case proved, and ordered the defendant to pay a fine of 1s., and 6s. 6d. costs.



CENSUS 1871.

STEPHENS Charles, 27 Terrace, Milton, Gravesend, age 68, Publican.


Gravesend Reporter, North Kent and South Essex Advertiser, Saturday 8 March 1879.

Of premises in Bath Street the license was transferred to Thomas Sawyer.


CENSUS 1891.

CHITTENDEN Harriett, Manor Road, age 59, Beer House Keeper, Milton, Gravesend.




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