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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton and Jan Pedersen

Earliest 1851-

Darlington Arms

Latest 1859

(Name to)

89 Guildhall Street

Darlington Place

Folkestone

 

Address was once Darlington Place and the house was known as the "Darlington Arms" till 1858 when John Baker took over from Thomas Taylor.

 

Southeastern Gazette 25 April 1854.

Saturday, April 22nd: Before The Mayor, J. Kelcey and W. Bateman, Esqs.

Thomas Taylor, landlord of the Darlington Arms, was summoned for an assault on David Field, a bricklayer.

From the statement of the plaintiff it appeared that he was on his way home on Sunday morning last, at about two o’clock, and hearing a noise in the defendant’s house he knocked and asked to be served with beer. The defendant told him if he did not go away he would blow his brains out, and shortly after was seen with a gun in his hand, which was taken from him by a man named Smith, who was in the house at the time, after which the defendant threw up the window and jumped out, and picked up some stones, threatening to knock the complainant’s brains out. The complainant escaped and called next day for an explanation, but was threatened by the defendant.

Fined 10s., costs 9s. 6d.

Note: This gives the "Darlington Arms" an earlier foundation date.

 

Southeastern Gazette 1 January 1856.

Petty Sessions, Wednesday.—(Before J. Tolputt, Esq., Mayor, W. Major and J. Kelcey, Esqrs.)

James Taylor, of the Darlington Arms, was fined 2, including costs, for having his house open at a quarter past 12 o’clock on Sunday morning last.

 

Southeastern Gazette 29 April 1856.

Local News.

Thursday: Before W. Bateman, J. Kelcey, and G. Kennicott Esqs.

Thomas Taylor, landlord of the Darlington Arms, was charged with obstruction by leaving his cart m the public streets.

Fined 5s. and 8s. 6d. costs. Defendant did not appear.

 

Folkestone Chronicle 13 September 1856.

Monday September 8th: - Special sessions were holden for the purpose of renewing licences, and granting new ones. Present, the Mayor, and G. Kennicott, S. Godden, W. Major, J. Kelcey, W. Bateman, S. Mackie, and J. Kinsford esqs.

The licences of 45 houses were renewed. The licence of the Darlington Arms was deferred granting until the adjourned meeting, to be holden on Wednesday next.

 

From the Folkestone Chronicle 20 September 1856.

ADJOURNED SPECIAL SESSIONS – Wed. Sept. 17th 1856.

The business was the renewal of licences of public houses to those persons who did not attend the previous sessions. The licence of the "Darlington Arms" was renewed.

 

From the Folkestone Chronicle 17 July 1858.

Tuesday July 13th:- Before W. Major esq., and Gilbert Kennicott esq.

James Jenner was charged with stealing two brass taps from the cellar of the "Darlington Arms", Darlington Place.

Timothy Dealy, a marine store dealer, living in Millbay, Folkestone, was charged with receiving the before-mentioned property from the prisoner Jenner, knowing it to have been stolen. Remanded till Tuesday next.

 

Southeastern Gazette 20 July 1858.

Wednesday: Before W. Major, Esq., and Capt. Kennicott, R.N.

James Jenner, a boy residing in Darlington Place, was charged with stealing from the premises of Thomas Taylor, of the Darlington Arms, Folkestone, two brass taps, value 15s., and Timothy Dealey, a marine-store dealer, was charged with receiving the same, knowing them to have been stolen, he having given the boy but 6d. for them.

The prisoners were remanded until Tuesday, the 20th, to give time to trace the taps. Since the remand the taps have been discovered by the police in London, where they had been sold to a dealer.

 

Southeastern Gazette 27 July 1858.

Local News.

Tuesday: James Jenner and Timothy Dealy were brought up on remand, Jenner charged with stealing, and Dealy with receiving, two brass taps and unions, the property of Thomas Taylor.

Committed for trial.

 

From the Folkestone Chronicle 30 September 1858.

QUARTER SESSIONS

James Jenner, aged 14, pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing two brass taps, value 15s., the property of Thomas Taylor, of Folkestone, on 21st June, and was sentenced to a fortnight's imprisonment, with hard labour.

In passing sentence on the prisoner Jenner, the Recorder remarked, if there had been a reformatory near here, or available for him, he should have sentenced him to a much more lengthy period of imprisonment.

Timothy Dealy, 40, marine store dealer, was charged with receiving the said taps, well knowing them to have been stolen. The prisoner pleaded not guilty.

Thomas Taylor, prosecutor, proved the loss of the taps, which he had not seen since.

The prisoner James Jenner was the put in the witness box, and after being duly cautioned by the Recorder, deposed he had stolen the taps, and sold them to the prisoner Dealy. He did not tell him where he had stolen them from, but that he had got them from home. Some other unimportant evidence having been given, the Recorder summed up, and the jury delivered a verdict of “Not Guilty”.

 

Folkestone Chronicle 2 October 1858.

Quarter Sessions.

Thursday September 30th:-

James Jenner, aged 14, pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing two brass taps, value 15s., the property of Thomas Taylor, of Folkestone, on 21st June, and was sentenced to a fortnight's imprisonment, with hard labour.

In passing sentence on the prisoner Jenner, the Recorder remarked, if there had been a reformatory near here, or available for him, he should have sentenced him to a much more lengthy period of imprisonment.

Timothy Dealy, 40, marine store dealer, was charged with receiving the said taps, well knowing them to have been stolen. The prisoner pleaded not guilty.

Thomas Taylor, prosecutor, proved the loss of the taps, which he had not seen since.

The prisoner James Jenner was the put in the witness box, and after being duly cautioned by the Recorder, deposed he had stolen the taps, and sold them to the prisoner Dealy. He did not tell him where he had stolen them from, but that he had got them from home. Some other unimportant evidence having been given, the Recorder summed up, and the jury delivered a verdict of “Not Guilty”.

 

Southeastern Gazette 5 October 1858.

Quarter Sessions.

Thursday: Before J. Lonsdale Esq.

James Jenner, 14, pleaded guilty to stealing two brass taps, the property of Mr. Taylor, at the Darlington Arms.

Fourteen days’ hard labour.

Timothy Dealey, a dealer in marine stores, was indicted for receiving two brass taps, value 15s., the property of James Taylor, a publican.

The prisoner Jenner gave evidence against Dealey, but it appeared that he purchased the taps in the ordinary way of trade, after duly asking the lad if he came by them honestly.

Acquitted.

 

Folkestone Chronicle 11 June 1859.

Notice.

Whereas a petition of Thomas Taylor, formerly of the Darlington Arms, Shellons Lane, in the town of Folkestone, in the County of Kent, innkeeper, contractor, and lime merchant, then of No. 1, Darlington Place, Shellons Lane, in the town of Folkestone aforesaid, lime merchant and contractor, then and now residing at No. 1, Darlington Place, Shellons Lane, in the town of Folkestone aforesaid, out of business or employment, an insolvent debtor, having been filed in the County Court of Kent, holden at Folkestone, in the said County, and an Interim Order for Protection from Process having been given to the said Thomas Taylor, under the provision of the Statutes in that case made and provided, the said Thomas Taylor is hereby required to appear in the said Court, to be holden at Folkestone aforesaid, before the Judge of the said Court, on the fifteenth day of June, 1859, at ten o'clock in the forenoon precisely, for his First Examination touching his debts, estate, and effects, and to be further dealt with according to the provisions of the said Statutes: And notice is hereby given that the choice of Assignees is to take place at the time so appointed.

All persons indebted to the said Thomas Taylor, or who have any of his effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to Ralph Thomas Brockman, the Registrar of the said Court, at his office at Folkestone, the Official Assignee of the Estate and Effects, of the said insolvent.

William Larkins,

High Bailiff, Messenger of the said Court.

 

From the Folkestone Chronicle 19 June 1859.

COUNTY COURT INSOLVENCY CASE.

Wednesday June 15th:- Before C. Harwood Esq., County Judge.

Thomas Taylor, formerly of the "Darlington Arms," Shellons Lane, innkeeper and contractor, appeared to pass his first examination.

Mr. Minter appeared to support the insolvent, no opposition was offered and a protection order was therefore granted.

 

Folkestone Chronicle 23 July 1859.

County Court.

The monthly sitting of the County Court was held on Wednesday, the 20th, inst., before Charles Harwood Esq., Judge. The cases were but few, and of no importance and were disposed of in less than an hour. Thomas Taylor, of Folkestone, insolvent, obtained his final order.

 

 

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TAYLOR Thomas 1851-58 Next pub licensee had (age 33 in 1851Census) Bastions

BAKER John 1858-59

Name changed to "Eagle Tavern"

 

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