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Earliest 1828-

Waterman's Arms

Latest 1841+

(Name to)

High Street

Rochester

 

The only reference I have found so far for this pub is in the Pigot's Directory of 1828 and 1832 where it was addressed as near the Bridge.

Further research tell me it later became the "Queen's Arms."

 

South Eastern Gazette, Tuesday 8 June 1841.

INQUEST.

An inquest was held on Saturday week, at the "Waterman's Arms," Rochester before Mr. Hinds, coroner, on the body of a young man by the name of James Morley, belongs to the ship Thomas Beaumont, now lying in the river. It appeared from the evidence adduced, that the deceased, after leaving off work the preceding evening, undressed and jumped into the water to bathe, when, it is conjectured, he was almost immediately seized with cramp, went down, and did not again rise. The mate of the Jane and Mary, lying near, on seeing him disappear, jumped overboard to endeavour to save him, but the attempt was, unfortunately, unsuccessful. The deceased remained under water and hour and 20 minutes and when dragged up it was quite evident every spark of life and vanished; he was, however, immediately conveyed to the Medway Bathing Establishment and put into a hot bath, and other restoratives were used by Mr. Sutherland and others, (whose humane and prompt attention was deserving of all praise) but to no effect.

The jury returned a verdict of "Accidentally drowned while bathing."

 

LICENSEE LIST

ANDERSON Thomas 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

BALDWIN Thomas 1832-41+ (age 35 in 1841Census) Pigot's Directory 1832-34

 

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

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

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