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Various Barracks



Kentish Gazette, 14 November, 1804.


Tuesday died, Mr. Love, at the "Canteen," in the King’s Barracks, near this city.


From the Kentish Gazette, 8 May 1838.


May 5, Mr. Daniel Pearson, landlord of the "Canteen."

From the Kentish Chronicle, 10 December 1859.


(Before Alderman Masters and Captain Love.)

Mary Wilkinson, the wife of a shoemaker working in the barracks, was charged with stealing two quart pewter pots belonging to Mr. Beck, "Calvalry Canteen," which were broken and partly melted, and offered for sale to Mr. Notley, broker, Northgate, who detained them and gave notice to the police. The case was remanded until the following day to be summarily dealt with.


South Eastern Gazette, 31 January, 1860.

Robbery at the Infantry Canteen.

On. Wednesday last, a woman named Bridget Marsh was charged before the city justices with having stolen a quart pewter pot, value 2s., the property of Adolphus Bigg, landlord of the "Infantry Canteen."

P. C. Holloway said he was at the shop of a person named Duly, in Artillery-street, on the previous day, when prisoner offered the pot for sale. He looked at the pot, and told her he should detain it, as he believed it was stolen property. Witness then searched for the owner, and the pot was claimed by the prosecutor.

Mr. Bigg identified the pot as his property. Although the name and sign had been partly obliterated, he could still trace sufficient to induce him to swear to the pot.

The prisoner denied the charge, and stated that she received the pot with some other articles from a man in the barracks.

The case was remanded till Monday.


From the Kentish Chronicle, 9 February, 1861.


The Robbery at the Barracks.

Henry Biron was brought up on remand, charged with stealing a cash box and 35 in money, the property of Mr. Beck, the landlord of the "Cavalry Canteen," under circumstances reported last week. Some additional witnesses were examined to complete the chain of evidence as regards the tracing of the 5 note. In reply to the usual caution from the bench, the prisoner declined to make any statement, and he was committed for trial.


From the Kentish Chronicle and General Advertiser, 12 October, 1861. Price 1 1/2d.


All inquest was held at the “Cavalry Canteen,” by T. T. Delasaux, Esq., at half-past six o'clock on Friday evening, on the body of James Campbell, 26, a gunner in the G Battery of Royal Artillery, stationed in the Canterbury Barracks, who had destroyed himself by cutting his throat with a razor.

Robert Gibson, a sergeant, deposed to seeing deceased last alive on the previous night between 9 and 10 o’clock, in the mess-room. He had been low and melancholy for some days. Witness produced two letters which had been received by the deceased from his mother, representing her to be in great pecuniary distress. About a quarter to six o'clock this morning witness heard a dog, which was in the habit of sleeping in the mess-room with the deceased, making a piteous noise, and going to the room and opening the door, he found deceased sitting on a form behind it quite dead, with his throat cut, his back leaning on the table. There was blood all across the room to the bed, which was about 18 feet from the place where the body was. Beside the bed there was a large pool of blood and a razor. It seemed as if the deceased had cut his throat in bed and then walked across the room to the place where his body was found.

E. Hardinge, Esq., assistant surgeon spoke to being called to the deceased who was quite dead. He was of opinion that deceased committed the act while on the bed, and had jumped up and gone across the room. Their was no doubt but that it was his own act. It would be possible for a man after indicting such a wound to walk 18 or 20 feet.

The jury returned a verdict, that the deceased destroyed himself while labouring under a fit of temporary insanity.


Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, 16 April 1870.


Monday. (Before the Mayor and P. Marten, Esq.)

A license was granted to Sergeant Lavender, of the East Kent Militia, for the "Canteen" at the Infantry Barracks for the Milits.



LOVE ???? Mr to Nov/1904 dec'd (King's Barracks)

PEARSON Daniel to May/1838 dec'd

BIGG Adolpus 1860+ (Infantry Canteen)

BECK Mr 1861-64+ (Cavalry Barracks)

LAVENDER Sgt. 1870+ (Infantry Barracks)


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