Sort file:- Herne, April, 2021.

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Earliest 1852-

Little Dolphin

Latest 1861+


Herne Bay


Knowing that there is a "Dolphin Hotel" and also "New Dolphin" in Herne Bay in 1860, I am not certain whether this one is actually referring to one of those.

Further research as shown below suggests that this indeed is the same as the "New Dolphin."


Kentish Gazette, 26 October 1852.

ST. AUGUSTINE'S PETTY SESSIONS, Saturday, October 23rd.


David Neame, ostler and potman at the "Little Dolphin Inn," Herne Bay, was charged with having embezzled several sums of money, the property of his employer, Mrs. Ann White and Son. Three cases were gone into and fully proved, upon which the prisoner was fully committed for trial.


From the Kentish Chronicle, 25 August, 1860.


On Monday week Mr. John Penn offered for sale by public auction, at the "Little Dolphin Inn," Herne Bay, two excellent freehold dwelling houses, situate in High-street, Herne Bay, occupied by Mrs. Hurd and Mr. Jones. The houses which were sold by order of the devisees under the will of Miss Elizabeth Ann Crippen, deceased, are let for an annual aggregate rental of 30, and the amount realised by the sale was 500.


From the Kentish Chronicle and General Advertiser, 17 August, 1861. Price 1 1/2d.

William Mount was charged with assaulting P.C. Beeching, K.C.C., in Herne Bay, on Sunday, the 11th inst., and Elizabeth Ann Mount, his wife, with aiding him to escape from custody.

P.C. Beeching said:— I was on duty at Herne Bay. On Sunday morning, between 12 and 1, I went to the “Little Dolphin,” kept by Mrs. White. I was requested by Mr. White (son of the landlady; to clear the house, as he was unable to get the prisoner out, I found Mount on a bench asleep (or appearing to be), I requested him to leave the premises. I shook him and tried to wake and get him up. All at once the prisoner got up, and with oaths declared that he would not be put out by 40 such as I. He then took hold of my cheek with his teeth, struck me repeatedly and resisted very much. He ultimately made his escape through the interference of the latter prisoner, but was recaptured, when she was also taken into custody.

Mr. Delasaux, who appeared for the prisoners, asked for a remand in order to produce witnesses whom he said could prove that the constable was in fault.

The magistrates granted the request, and admitted prisoners to bail in their own recognizance’s to appear on Tuesday.


William Mount and his wife were again brought before the magistrates. The depositions of the previous day having been road over, William White, son of the occupier of the “Little Dolphin,” Herne Bay, corroborated the policemans evidence.

Mr. Delasaux then called two men named Lawrence and Cox, but they in their evidence contradicted each other.

The Bench convicted the male prisoner in the sum of 40s. and costs, in all amounting to 3 14s, but acquitted the woman.

The man has been convicted before of an assault on a police constable. He lives near Herne, and bears a very bad character.



WHITE Ann Mrs 1852-May/62 Kentish Chronicle

WHITE William (son) May/1862+ Kentish Chronicle


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