Sort file:- Sheerness, November, 2023.

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Beer Retailers



From Pigot's Directory of 1828.

COBB Edward & Co, Brewers.

HOOKER John, Brewers.

MILLIGAN James, Brewers.


Kentish Gazette, 6 February 1844.

Jan 29, at Sheerness, Mr. C. Walton, formerly a tavern keeper.


South Eastern Gazette, Tuesday 17 April 1849.


Frederick Joseph Edgcombe, licensed victualler, of Sheerness, was opposed by Mr. Sargood, for Sir Henry Meux and Co. The opposition was merely to obtain possession of the house and licences, which the insolvent refused to give, on the grounds that the rent was regularly paid, and whilst it continue to be paid he would not give up possession until he hade received a regular notice.

Mr. Morgan, the insolvent's solicitor, advised him to take a conditional charge on giving up the premises.

The insolvent said he would leave it altogether in the hands of his Honour.

His Honour said he could not advise him; he was there to adjudicate upon the case.

A long discussion then ensued, and ultimately the insolvent was ordered to be discharged, conditionally on filing the licenses in court, and giving up possession to the opposing creditors. If not done within three weeks Mr. Sargood to have permission to oppose at the next court date.


CENSUS 1851.

BAKER William, "Minster Garrison," age 55, Licensed Victualler.

BRISLEY Richard, age 58, Licensed Victualler.

CLARKESON George, High Street, Mile Town, age 49, Licensed Victualler.

FISHENDEN James, age 62, Licensed Victualler.

MILINER James, Victory Street, age 29, Licensed Victualler.

PENMAN Henry, High Street, age 31, Beer Retailer.

SANSUM George, Rose Street, Mile Town, Beer Retailer and Shoemaker.

SMITH Ben, High Street, age 38, Inn Keeper.

TUCKER John, High Street, age 31, Beer Retailer.


Southeastern Gazette, 1 March 1853.

Lawrence Curry, of Sheerness, beer-shop keeper, appeared at the Petty Sessions on Monday, charged by Mr. Boyd, the superintending constable, with opening his house for the sale of beer on Sunday, the 3rd January last, before halfpast twelve in the afternoon. William Pratten of Sheerness, constable, proved the case. ("Lamb and Flag")

Fined 17s. and costs.

John Duller, of the same place, victualler, appeared to answer a similar charge. ("Unknown")

The ease was dismissed.

John McKenzie, of the same place, victualler, appeared to answer a like complaint. ("Lord Nelson")

Buckhurst, the constable, proved the case.

Fined 1 9s. and costs.

Edwin Shrubsall, of the same place, victualler, appeared to answer a similar complaint. Luckhurst also proved this case. ("Rose Tavern")

Fined 2 and costs.


Southeastern Gazette, 2 August 1853.


TO BE DISPOSED OF, In the town of Sheerness, Isle of Sheppey; coming-in not more than 50.

MR. G. TYE has been instructed to procure a purchaser for this very desirable old-established PUBLIC-HOUSE, consisting of bar, three parlours, taproom, seven bed-rooms, kitchen, cellar, yard, and large garden. Rent 35 per year. The above stands away from any other in the same line by 200 yards and in a good neighbourhood.

Apply at the "Wellington Inn," New-road, Chatham, Kent.


South Eastern Gazette, 25 October 1853.

Stealing money at Minster.

George Witherden, 18, for stealing three shillings and six six-pence's, the moneys of Richard Stone, at Minster in Sheppey.

The prosecutor stated that on the 23rd September he was at his house, a beer shop, in Sheppey Street, Sheerness, with a money named in the indignant in his pockets. The prisoner was allowed to sleep there that night before the fire, as he had no other place to go to. Witness went to bed about 3 o'clock in the morning in another room on the same floor, leaving the money in the pocket of his trousers. On getting up at half past 7 o'clock he missed the money, and the prisoner had left the house. He went in search for him, and found him at a public house near the pier, in company with three or four other persons, drinking. He asked him for the money he had taken out of his pocket, when he denied having taken any. He then told prisoner to take out his money, and on his doing so he took hold of one six months, which he could swear to as being his money, from its being bent across the middle of it. He also identified another sixpence found by the constable upon prisoner, as his property, from it being marked with words "I. T." upon it.

Not guilty.

(Only two houses I know address as Sheppey Street are the "Cricketers Arms" and the "Navy Arms."  Richard Stone doesn't appear as licensee of any as yet. Paul Skelton.)



CENSUS 1861.

SAMSOM George, Rose Street, Mile Town, Beer Retailer.


From the Maidstone Telegraph, Rochester and Chatham Gazette, Saturday 4 May 1861.

Edward Stafford was charged with wilfully damaging two chairs and other articles, the property of John Priestley White, landlord of a public house at Marine Town, Sheerness, on Saturday afternoon.

Fined 7s. 6d. damages, and 13s. 4d. costs.


KELLY'S DIRECTORY 1930 Kelly's 1830

BOWDEN Alfred J, East Lane, Beer Retailer.

MILWAY Arthur C, 1 West Lane, Beer Retailer Next pub licensee had

Shepherd Neame Ltd, West Street, Brewers Stores.


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