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Beer Retailers



PIGOT'S Directory 1828.

BROWNING Matthew, Brewers.

HOPPER William, Brewers.


PIGOT'S Directory 1832.

BROWNING Matthew, Brewers.

HOPPER William, Brewers.


Kentish Gazette, 21 December 1847.


On Tuesday last, the body of a man unknown, who, having obtained a nights lodgings at the public house of Mrs. Foster of Whitstable, on Monday evening, was found sitting on the edge of the bed next morning, quite dead. He had, in the previous afternoon, appeared very much fatigued and broken down, and breathed with difficulty. Mr. Williams, surgeon, who was called in, expressing his belief that death resulted from natural causes, a verdict accordingly was returned.


CENSUS 1851Census

BAILEY Emma, age 51, Victualler.

IGGULDEN George, High Street, age 48, Beer House Keeper.

MARKING Emma, Old Sea Wall, age 40, Beer Retailer.


Kentish Gazette, 20 April 1852.


Saturday, April 17.

(Before Edward Foss, Esq., W. Delmar, Esq., and, other magistrates.)

James Wood, beer-shop keeper, of Whitstable, was fined 5s., and 14s. 6d. expenses, for opening his house before the proper time on Good Friday last.


CENSUS 1861Census

ANSELL Thomas Sackett, age 29, Beer Retailer.

CORNHILL Joseph, Church Road, age 35, Inn Keeper.

EDWARDS Richard, Harbour Place, age 54, Beer Shop Keeper.

HUBBLE Edmund, High Street, age 49, Inn Keeper.

WHORLOW Ann Marie, Inner Wall, age 66, Beer Seller.


From the Kentish Chronicle, 25 May, 1861.


At the St. Augustine's Petty Sessions on Saturday last, the occupier of a beer-shop situate in the centre of Whitstable-street, in the parish of Seasalter, applied to the justices for their advice how net to act under the following circumstances.

The applicant said he had kept the beer-shop in question for the past 12 years, and during the whole of that time, with the exception of the past fortnight, he had closed his house at eleven o'clock at night; but he had now received orders from Supt. Walker to close it at 10, and he had complied with those orders, but it was very inconvenient so to do, situate as his house was in the very centre of Whitstable-street.

Supt. Walker:— There are several beer-shops similarly circumstanced. As soon as I found that they were keeping their houses open beyond the proper hours, I sent and warned him not to continue to do so. For the parish of Seasalter the time for closing is 10 o’clock, and at Whitstable it is 11. I told the parties, if they felt aggrieved, they had better make an application to the magistrates, and have the matter settled.

The Clerk said if the house was situate within the town of Whitstable, the occupier was entitled to keep his home open till 11 o’clock at night. He thought the question had been settled some time since, but it depended upon the construction of the act of Parliament. If there was any doubt about it, however, the beer-shop keepers so circumstanced ought to have the benefit of the doubt.

Supt. Walker:— Mr object is to have the thing set at rest, and to know how to act with these houses.

The Clerk then read the clause of the Act of Parliament on the subject, by which it was clear that beer-shop keepers within the town of Whitstable, though located in the parish of Seasalter are entitled to keep their houses open until 11 o’clock at night.

The Chairman (Mr. Delmar):— I think there can be no doubt the applicant is entitled to keep his house open till 11 o’clock at night. His house is situate in a populous part of the town of Whitstable.

The applicant thanked the Bench, and withdrew. Although no order was made, it was understood that the magistrates did not wish it to be considered as their opinion that all beer-shops in the parish of Seasalter were to be kept open till 11 o‘clock at night.


Kentish Gazette, Tuesday 7 October 1862.

The Abomination of False Balancing and Measures.

The only business before the court consisted of investigating a number of charges for incorrect scales and measures preferred by Mr. Mount, inspector of weights and measures.

Robert Lawrence, publican, of Whitstable, was charged with having a pint measure deficient in capacity, but as it appeared probable that he was not aware of the circumstance the case was dismissed.

Andrew David Moyes, publican, and Richard Hussell, publican, both of Whitstable, were fined 1s. and 8s. costs each, for having deficient measures.


From the Kentish Chronicle, 4 July, 1863.


Whorlow, the landlord of a beer-house on the Wall at Whitstable, was charged with knowingly allowing card playing in his house on the night of Saturday 30th instant. Several witnesses were called, but the magistrates having some doubt on the matter dismissed the case.



CENSUS 1871Census

BROWNING Joseph, High Street, age 33, Oyster fisher & Victualler.

CHANDLER Joseph, Oxford Street, age 38, Licensed Victualler.

CLOKE Richard, Oxford Street, age 30, Licensed Victualler.

MERRETT Mary Elizabeth, High Street, age 24, Licensed Victualler.

ROWDEN Thomas, 29 Inner Wall, age 33, Beer Shop Keeper.

TERRY John, 19 Outer Wall, age 28, Licensed Victualler.


CENSUS 1881Census

HAYWARD George, 8 High Street, age 41, Wine and Spirit Merchant.



DRIFFIELD Charles, Cheapside, Wine & Spirit Merchants.

CAMBOURNE Thomas Edward, Albert Street.

CREED William, Canterbury Road.

DAAD Henry, Harbour Street.

KEAM George, Island Wall.

KEAM H, Island Wall.

LONGBOTTOM William, Middle Wall.

NORRIS J H, Middle Wall.

WYBORN Edward Alfred, "Brewery Tap," Oxford Street.


From the Kent and Sussex Courier, 6 April, 1901.

Death from Alcoholic Poisoning.

The East Kent Coroner (Mr. E. M. Mercer) held an inquest on Saturday, at Whitstable, on the body of George Mungeam, aged 49, a farm labourer, living at Bug's Hole Farm, Whitstable.

It appeared that deceased had not been to work on the previous Thursday. He came home at four p.m. apparently the worse for drink. He went to bed about 4.45, and nothing more was heard of him. As he did not come down to breakfast on Friday morning his brother-in-law (Henry Benefield) went to his room and found him in bed dead. Dr. Hayward made a post mortem examination and found the cause of death to be alcoholic poisoning. An empty bottle, which had contained spirits, was found under the deceased’s pillow. The doctor knew the deceased was addicted to drink and had been called to him several times.

The jury returned a verdict of death from alcoholic poisoning.


CENSUS 1891Census

ADAM Matilda, Oxford Street, age 87, Licensed Victualler.

FRIEND John S, High Street next to above, age 43, Licensed Victualler.

PAGE Thomas, 36 Harbour Street, age 41, Publican.

WYVER James, High Street, "Shades Public House," age 51, plumber, gas-fitter and decorator.




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