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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1853-

Zebra

Latest 1853+

 

Maidstone

 

Only one instance of this beer house has been found to date and unfortunately no address, as indicated in the article below.

 

Southeastern Gazette, 8 February 1853.

Suspicious Character.

A man named Richard Austen, who was recently charged at Cranbrook with robbing the till of a public-house at Milkhouse-street of 19s., and who was afterwards at the same house when a watch was stolen from one of the bed-rooms; and was also at the "Zebra" beer-house, Maidstone, when Mr. Barnes, the landlord, was robbed during last Maidstone fair of from 4 to 5 in cash, out of a bed-room, was discovered, on Wednesday night last, under very suspicious circumstances, on the premises of Mr. Dann, brazier and coppersmith, High-street, Maidstone, which he had entered by getting over a high wall with a ladder. It was believed that he had intended to rob the premises, but being found there, after much prevarication he stated that he was on his way to Mr. Barnes's stable, where he said he had leave to sleep. He was left in the custody of one person, whilst another went to inquire into the truth of the story, but he extricated himself from the grasp of his retainer, and "bolted" into the Fair Meadow. The police have since been on the alert to discover him, but unfortunately without success.

 

South Eastern Gazette 8 February 1853.

SUSPICIOUS CHARACTER.

A man named Richard Austen, who was recently charged at Cranbrook with robbing the till of the public-house at Milkhouse-street of 10s., (probably the "King's Head") and who was afterwards at the same house when a watch was stolen from one of the bed-rooms; and was also at the "Zebra" beer-house, Maidstone, when Mr. Barnes, the landlord, was robbed during last Maidstone fair of from 4 to 5 in cash, out of a bed-room,—was discovered, on Wednesday night last, under very suspicious circumstances, on the premises of Mr. Dann, brazier and coppersmith, High-street, Maid-stone, which he had entered by getting over a high wall with a ladder. It was believed that he had intended to rob the premises, but being found there, after much prevarication he stated that he was on his way to Mr. Barnes's stable, where he said he had leave to sleep. He was left in the custody of one person, whilst another went to inquire into the truth of the story, but he extricated himself from the grasp of his retainer, and "bolted" into the Fair Meadow. The police have since been on the alert to discover him, but unfortunately without success.

 

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BARNES Mr 1853+

 

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