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Page Updated:- Tuesday, 29 January, 2019.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1827-

Chequers

Latest 1901+

(Name to)

Savage Corner

West Farleigh

Chequers

Above postcard, date unknown.

Chequers 1909

Above postcard, circa 1909, kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Chequers 1948

Above painting by Algernon Newton, R.A. 1948.

Chequers 1950

Above postcard circa 1950. Kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

Awaiting picture of Whitbread sign. If anyone should have an image please email me, address at bottom.

Above aluminium card issued 1950. Sign series 2 number 26.

 

Not a lot of information on this pub at present. Found in the Pigot's Directory of 1828 and 1932. It was listed under Taverns and Public Houses.

The research continues.

 

From South Eastern Gazette 24 April 1827.

On Wednesday last, Sir Henry Fitzherbert, Bart. gave a dinner at the "Chequers," West Farleigh, to all his Cottage Tenants. A plentiful and solid supply of beef, pudding, punch, and ale, diffused a warm feeling of conviviality and the party spent the day in high glee.

 

From the Maidstone Telegraph, Rochester and Chatham Gazette, 5 October 1861.

Farleigh, West.

At the Magistrates' Clerk's office at West Malling on Wednesday, George Lock, Alfred Lee, and Christopher Lee, gypsies, was brought up in custody, charged with assaulting and beating Samuel Mills and George Pearson, at West Farleigh, on the 22nd ult. It appeared that a number of hoppers had been drinking at the "Chequers Inn," on the day in question, and amongst them the prisoners and the complainants. There was a quarrel between the house dwellers and the strangers, and after leaving the house it resulting in a general fight, during which the complainants were severely kicked and beaten by defendants.

The prisoners were fined each 1, including costs, which was paid.

 

From The Leeds Mercury (Leeds, England), Wednesday, July 8, 1891; Issue 16615.

A SEVERE SENTENCE FOR A PHEASANT.

At the last West Kent Quarter Sessions, presided over by Mr. J. G. Talbot, M.P., a publican named Nicholas Long, of the "Chequers Inn," West Farleigh, was convicted and sentenced to six months' hard labour for being in possession of a pheasant, which was found in his stable. The Home Secretary has ordered the sentence to be reduced to three months, on the ground of excessive severity.

 

LICENSEE LIST

PHILPOT John 1828-32+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34

MILLS John 1841+ Census

TOLHURST Thomas 1851-71+ (also postmaster age 57 in 1851Census)

LONG Nicholas 1890-91+ Maidstone and Kentish Journal

MUNN Ernest 1891+ (age 28 in 1891Census)

HOMEWOOD Henley 1894-1901+ (age 43 in 1901Census)

 

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

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34

CensusCensus

Maidstone and Kentish JournalMaidstone and Kentish Journal

 

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