DOVER KENT ARCHIVES
PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1740

Lord Rockingham's Arms

Latest 1790+

(Name to)

 Waldershare

 

Only reference found so far is in the Wingham Division Ale Licence list, which shows the "Lord Rockingham's Arms," Waldershare, to have a new licensee for the sum of 16 shillings in 1740. This being a new licence I will assume this is a new pub. At present I have no idea exactly where it was or indeed how long it lasted.

However, just found, reference to a "Polyanthus Feast" mentioned in the Kentish Gazette Apr 2-6 1790. p.1. Evidentially at Loughborough between 1789 and 1791 florist societies held feasts to celebrate their love of flowers. Word must have travelled to this pub in Waldershare and they continued the idea.

 

From the Wingham Division 2 Sep 1740, Kent Co.Archives.

Samuel BRIGGS, alehousekeeper “D.Rockingham's Arms”, Waldershare. “Ale” Licence renewal “New” Licence – (i.e. probably means he had not had a licence before, here)

 

 

Colin VarralI says the following:- "I do believe that there is a connection with Sir Robert Furnese, who had the present and existing Waldershare mansion built. His second wife was the Honorable Arabella Watson, who was one of the daughters of Lewis, Lord and later Earl of Rockingham.

 

LICENSEE LIST

BRIGGS Samuel 1740+ Wingham Ale Licences 1740

 

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

 

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