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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1740-

King's Head

Latest 1781+

 

Littlebourne

 

Only reference found so far is in the Wingham Division Ale Licence list, which shows the "King's Head" to be re-licensed for the sum of 8 shillings in 1740 indicating that the pub was present before 1740.

 

Oxford Journal, Saturday 3 February 1781. Canterbury, January 27th.

On Thursday evening two men came to the "Kings Head" at Littlebourne, and desire to lodge their, at the same time requesting that they might be furnished with a spade, which they should have occasion for early in the morning, and desired their breakfast to be ready at 7. At the time of pointed they came into breakfast, and brought with them a basket and a sack, with something in each of them. The woman of the house having some suspicion of them, informed her neighbours, and after they had paid their Reckoning, and were set out on their journey, they were pursued; and, on being taken, the Plate of which Mr. Legrands house was robbed, was found in the sack and basket, which on being sworn to before the Rev. Mr. Hey, the men were both committed to St. Dunstans Jail. It appeared that the Plate had been buried under a large Stack of hop polls in the Neighbourhood of Littlebourne.

 

(I am informed by Debi Birken that the two men were later hanged for the robbery.)

 

LICENSEE LIST

SLADDEN William 1740+ Wingham Ale Licences 1740

 

Wingham Ale Licences 1740From Wingham Division Ale Licences 1740 Ref: KAO - QRLV 3/1

 

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