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From the Kentish Post or Canterbury News-Letter, July 28th 1747. Kindly sent from Alec Hasenson.

Advert which reads as "For Sale by the Candle at the Port of Dover, July 28th", a ship's Cargo.

 

 

Presumably they are talking about a pub name here, not the name of the harbour. The advert is a bit vague however, in its wording, and if they mean the harbour rather than a pub, does not mention which area of the harbour the Cargo was being auctioned.

Further research has found the following passage regarding a brewer in 1707, who married a woman called LE CANDLE. Not sure whether there is any connection here, but it's a brewer I haven't heard of before.

 

John FIENES, brewer of Dover married Hester (or Esther) LE CANDLE 1 June 1707.

She was christened 21 October 1680 at Dover St James

d.o. David & Grace LE CANDLE
 

 

I have just been informed by Kathleen Hollingsbee that  for sale "by the Candle" is a sale conducted with a lit candle and the sale finishes when the candle goes out. So I don't think this was a pub after all.

 

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