DOVER KENT ARCHIVES
PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Barry Smith and Paul Skelton

Earliest 1844-

Game Cock

Latest 1844+

New Street

 

Little else is known about this establishment yet other than the name of the public house and that it was hosted by William Newing in 1844. William Newing is also mentioned as being the licensee of the "Regent Tap" in 1853, so he may have been at this establishment till that time, but I have no further information past 1844.

 

From the Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser, Saturday 31 August, 1844.

CORONER'S INQUEST

On Monday an inquest was held at the “Rose Inn,” Biggin Street, before G. T. Thompson, Esq., Coroner for the Borough, on the body of Charles Chaplin, aged 34 years. It appeared from the evidence, that the deceased was a sawyer by trade, and that on the Sunday night previous to his decease, he went to bed at the “Game Cock” public-house. In the morning he remained in the room after the lodgers had gone down stairs, and when the servant went to make the beds, seeing him in bed tried to wake him, but could not do so. Being much alarmed at his appearance, she immediately went to her mistress, who sent for Dr. Rutley, who upon his arrival pronounced him dead.

The Jury having declared there was no evidence to show how the deceased came to his death, the Coroner adjourned the enquiry till Tuesday morning, in order that Mr. Rutley might make a post mortem examination.

The Jury having re-assembled on Tuesday morning, Mr. Rutley stated that he had made a post mortem examination, and had found the heart much enlarged, and he attributed death to disease of the heart. The Jury then returned a verdict “That the deceased died by the Visitation of God.”

 

From the Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser, Saturday 14 December, 1844. Price 5d.

DOVER POLICE REPORT

William Newing was charged with an assault on James Timan. After hearing evidence of a very conflicting nature, the bench being of an opinion that the assault was committed during a contest between the parties, who are the landlords of rival beer shops, the "Game Cock" and "Horse and Jockey," in New Street, inflicting a penalty of 15s. including costs.

 

 

LICENSEE LIST

NEWING William 1844 Next pub licensee had

 

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