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Beer Retailers



PIGOT'S Directory 1828.

GIBBON Richard, Brewers.


PIGOT'S Directory 1832.

GIBBON Richard, Brewers.


Maidstone Telegraph, Rochester and Chatham Gazette, Saturday 11th August 1860.

Malling. Petty Sessions.

Samuel Horton was charged by Superintendent Horton for keeping his house open for the sale of beer, &c., at prohibited hours, at Wateringbury.

Fined 2, including costs.


Local News on this day 9th December 1862.

Samuel Fagg Horton, beer seller, of Wateringbury, was charged with having on 21st November, refused to admit the police constable to his house. Mr Goodwin was for the defendant.

Sergeant Fisher said shortly before one o'clock on the morning of 21st November, he went to the defendant's house and found the doors fastened, but on looking by the side of the blind, he saw the defendant and several men in the taproom. He knocked and after some one called out "Who's there?" He replied "Police" and demanded to be admitted. The defendant, after delaying some time, apparently attempted to unfasten the door, but did not do so. He walked back along the passage and it was only after the constable again called out, that he obtained admission. He found four men in the taproom, with a pot containing beer upon the table. The defendant said the men were lodgers, and he had given them the beer; adding that he had been once fined 2 and now, he expected to be fined 5.

Mr Goodwin for the defendant stated that there was an Irishman there, who was worse for the liquor, and who alleged that he had been knocked about in the house. He believed one or two of the men were lodgers. The defence was that the defendant had a drunken (Irishman) man in his house and as he could not get rid of him, he went out to find a policeman, leaving his lodgers in charge of the house, with the promise that he would treat them with some beer on his return. When he came back, he gave them the beer, without charge. The defendant was fined 5.


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