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Sort file:- Sandgate, June, 2023.

Page Updated:- Thursday, 15 June, 2023.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1851-

Freemason's Arms

Latest 1851+

Upper Sandgate Road

Folkestone

Freemason's Arms location 1909

Above postcard, 1909, showing the location of the "Freemasons Arms" being situated where Lloyds bank is today.

Freemason's Arms location 2017

Above Google image April 2017. Showing the front on Lloyds Bank.

Freemason's Arms location 2009

Above Google image April 2009. Showing the side of Lloyds Bank.

Above Google image April 2009, showing the back of the Lloyds Bank.

 

Not a lot known about this at present apart from the following report in the Kent Gazette and Census of 1851 where he was described as a Licensed Victualler.

It has been traced by Eamonn Rooney to where Lloyds Bank is situated today. (2021.)

 

Maidstone Gazette 18 December 1849

Petty Sessions, Tuesday; Before David Major Esq., Mayor, Charles Golder and Wm. Major Esqs.

Transfer of licenses: Freemason's Arms, to Henry Taylor.

Notes:  Freemason's Arms; Neither licensee previously known.

 

Maidstone Gazette 22 October 1850

Petty Sessions, Wednesday; Before J. Bateman, C. Golder, T. Golder and W. Major Esqs.

The following licenses were transferred: John Bridgeand, of the Cooper's Arms, to Henry Barber; Henry Taylor, of the Freemason's Arms, to Edward Wyborne.

Notes: Earlier date for Hills at Marquis; earlier leaving date for Bridgland at Cooper's and Barber previously unknown.

 

Kentish Gazette, 1 April 1851.

Police Court, March 25.

Before Richard Hart, esq. Mayor; Wm. Major, Thom Golder, and Samuel Mackie, esqs.

Edward Wyburn, landlord of the "Freemasons’ Arms," Sandgate Road, was charged on the information of Superintendent Steer, with having his house open for the sale of liquors, on Sunday the 16th instant.

Defendant pleaded not guilty.

Superintendent Steer deposed he visited the "Freemasons’ Arms" at 20 minutes past 11 in the forenoon, and found four men, and on the table a quart pot and three glasses containing beer.

The defendant said the men were all lodgers.

The Mayor said that he and his brother Magistrates were of opinion that the case was fully proved, and fined defendant in 1 and 9s. 6d. costs.

 

Maidstone Gazette 1 April 1851.

Petty Sessions, Tuesday; Before R. Hart Esq., Mayor, W. Major, T. Golder and S. Mackie Esqs.

Edward Wibourn was summoned by Inspector Steer for keeping his house open during divine service on Sunday, the 16th March. From the evidence of the Inspector, it appeared that he visited the Freemason's Arms, Sandgate Road at twenty minutes past eleven o'clock a.m., and found four men with beer on the table; he knew one of them, who lived in the town.

The defendant said they were all lodgers, and were having beer for their breakfast. The person named by the Inspector had slept there that night. He kept his house always closed, and one of them must have gone out and left the door open.

The Magistrates having consulted together, the Mayor, in addressing the defendant, told him he was not allowed to serve lodgers during the hours prohibited by the Act of Parliament, but they would mitigate the penalty to 20s. and costs, but in all future cases the full penalty of 5 would be inflicted.

 

Dover Telegraph 5 April 1851.

Petty Sessions: Edward Wibourn, landlord of the "Freemason's Arms," Sandgate Road, was summoned by Inspector Steer for keeping his house open during divine service on Sunday se'nnight. From the evidence of the Inspector, it appeared that he visited the house at 20 minutes past 11 a.m., and found four men with beer on the table; he knew one of them, who lived in the town.

The defendant said they were all lodgers, and were having beer for breakfast. The person named by the Inspector had slept there that night. He always kept his house closed during divine service, and someone must have gone out and left the door open.

Fined 20s. and costs.

 

 

LICENSEE LIST

WYBURN Edward 1851+ (age 48 in 1851Census)

 

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