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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton and Jan Pedersen

Earliest 1851

Mariner's Home

Latest 1872

(Name to)

15 Radnor Street



Opened by retired seaman William Hall in 1851. However, he left in 1855. A succession of licensees tried in vane to keep a reputable house  but by 1872 there had been no less than 9 licensees, including one retired policeman called David Stone who claimed the house was beyond redemption. In 1872 new licensee George Holloway changed the name to the "Marquis of Lorne."


Southeastern Gazette 18 September 1855.

Local News.

Annual Licensing Day.

Monday: Before the Mayor and a full bench.

All the licenses were granted except those of the Radnor Inn and Mariners’ Home, which were reported by Superintendent Steer as disorderly and harbouring bad characters.


Folkestone Chronicle 29 September 1855.

Wednesday September 26th :- Before W. Major Esq.

Leopold Waelkens and Joseph Comoot were charged by police constable Barry with deserting from the German Legion. The officer found Waelkens in the Mariner's Home, Radnor Street, and as he found he had left a bundle, containing soldier's clothes, in the bar, he apprehended him as a deserter. It turned out however that he did not belong to the service, and was therefore discharged. The soldier's clothes in the bundle turned out to belong to the other prisoner, Comoot, whom Barry found in the tap room, with no jacket nor cap on, but was wearing a pair of military trousers, which, however, were concealed from view, by his wearing a pair of plain trousers over them, and as he had been absent for some days from the camp, he was committed to Gaol as a deserter, and reported to the War Office.


Folkestone Chronicle 13 October 1855.

Tuesday October 9th :- Present W. Major Esq., G. Kennicott Esq., and J. Kelcey Esq.

The Adjourned General Licensing Meeting was held this day, when the following licence was granted: John Taylor, Mariner's Home.


Folkestone Chronicle 3 November 1855.

Wednesday October 31st :- Before G. Kennicott esq., W. Major Esq., J. Kelcey esq., and S. Godden esq.

John Taylor, a licensed victualler, appeared to answer the charge of keeping a disorderly house, the Mariner's Home, in Radnor Street. Fined 20s. and costs.


Kentish Gazette 6 November 1855.

At the meeting of the Magistrates last week, John Taylor, landlord of the Mariners Home, in Radnor Street, was fined 20s. and costs for keeping a disorderly house.


Southeastern Gazette 6 November 1855.

Local News.

Monday: Before J. Kelcey, and G. Kennicott, Esqs.

John Taylor, a licensed victualler, was fined 20s. and costs for keeping a disorderly house in Radnor Street, known as the Mariners Home.


Folkestone Chronicle 29 December 1855.

Wednesday December 26th :- Before James Tolputt esq., Mayor, William Major esq., and James Kelcey esq.

John Taylor, licenced victualler, was charged with having his house open at a quarter past 12 on Sunday morning last. The case having been proved by police constable Charles Ovenden, defendant was convicted in the penalty of 2, including the costs.


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 Mariner's Home was refused, the landlord having been twice summoned, and twice cautioned, during the year, continual complaints having been made respecting it.


Southeastern Gazette 16 September 1856.

Special Sessions, Monday: Before the Mayor, T Golder, W. Major, W. Bateman, G. Kennicott, J. Kingsnorth, J. Kelcey, and S. Mackie, Esqs.

This being licensing day, 55 licenses were renewed, and one refused.

Superintendent Steer reported that the Mariners’ Home, in Radnor-street, kept by John Taylor, was radically bad. The landlord had been twice fined, and he was not a fit man to keep it. Mr. Bateman (one of the magistrates) said it was no better than a common brothel. The magistrates refused the license.


Folkestone Chronicle 20 September 1856.

Tuesday September 16th. Present – The Mayor, W. Major, W. Bateman, S. Mackie and J. Kelcey esqrs.

John Taylor, landlord of the Mariner's Home, Radnor Street, was charged with being drunk and disorderly. Mr. Lyddon appeared for defendant.

Police Constable Hawkes said that on Friday night, being on duty in Radnor Street, he heard fighting in the Mariner's Home. He opened the door, and went into the tap room where he found six soldiers of the Swiss Legion and two of the 44th foot. The defendant was also there fighting with one of the Swiss soldiers. Witness endeavoured to part them, which he did with some difficulty. Defendant insisted upon fighting again and threatened to punch witness' head. Defendant's face was covered with blood. Witness got all the soldiers out, but about three quarters of an hour later found them there again.

Mr. Lyddon, addressing the bench, said he was instructed that the party in the house were some of the Swiss Legion who had forced their way into the defendant's house and insisted upon being served with beer. The scuffle deposed to by the policeman arose in consequence of his endeavours to clear his house. He called Sarah Pilcher, who however did nothing to improve his case.

The Mayor, addressing the defendant, said he was sorry to see him before the bench again. He had already lost his licence, and the house being the property of a poor widow made the case worse. In answer to which the defendant said he had no protection from the police.

The magistrates retired to consider the case, and upon their return the Mayor said this was the third time defendant had been before the bench in 12 months; but in consequence of losing his licence they had mitigated his fine to 5s, and 8s 6d costs.


The business was the renewal of licences of public houses to those persons who did not attend the previous sessions. That of the Mariner's Home was granted on the condition that the owner of the premises got another tenant in the place of the present occupier, whose conduct has been anything but satisfactory during the past year, continual complaints having been made respecting it.


Southeastern Gazette 23 September 1856.

Petty Sessions: Before The Mayor, W. Major, W. Bateman, S. Mackie, and J. Kelcey, Esqs.

John Taylor, landlord of the Mariners’ Home, was summoned bv police-constable Hawkes for an assault.

It appeared that the defendant was intoxicated, and was quarrelling and fighting with some Swiss soldiers. The police were sent for, and the defendant struck Hawkes.

Defendant, in answer to the charge, said the police picked him out from others who were doing worse. He endeavoured to keep the soldiers out, when they broke into his house and would have beer. Defendant called his servant to prove his assertions, but she added that her master m his passion assaulted the policeman.

Superintendent Steer, in answer to a question from the Mayor, said that as long as the defendant kept girls in his house, it would never be better; he could not keep a policeman in defendant’s house to preserve order which the defendant expected him to do.

The magistrates having consulted, the Mayor said that as the license of the house had been taken away by them, they would not fine him heavily, but he must pay a fine of 6s., costs 8s. 6d.


Southeastern Gazette 4 August 1857.

Wednesday: Before The Mayor, and T. Golder, Esq.

John Taylor was summoned for for keeping his house open after 11 o’ clock on Sunday morning.

Fined 20s. and 13s. costs.


Southeastern Gazette 22 February 1859.

Local News.

At the Petty Sessions on Wednesday, a licence was granted to David Stone, for the Mariners’ Home, Radnor Street.


Folkestone Chronicle 3 November 1860.

Wednesday October 31st:- Before the Mayor, James Tolputt and William Major esqs.

John Milton, landlord of the Mariner's Home, Radnor Street, appeared to answer two informations laid against him by the Superintendent of Police, charging him with keeping a disorderly house, and harbouring improper persons. Mr. Minter appeared to support defendant. The evidence having been heard, and also Mr. Minter in defence, the magistrates consulted, and ultimately fined the defendant 2, with 23s. costs, in all 3 3s.


From the Folkestone Chronicle 9 February, 1861.


Wednesday February 6th:- Before the Mayor, R.W. Boarer and W.f. Browell, Esqs.

Two privates in the Royal Artillery, and who gave the names of Thomas Williams and William Mansfield, were brought up charged on suspicion of being deserters from Dover.

John Reynolds P.C. deposed that on information received from Dover by telegraph that two of the Artillery had deserted, he kept a look out, and yesterday afternoon being in Shellons Lane saw the prisoners coming down the lane; witness then went for assistance and after a long search found them at the "Mariner's Home," Radnor Street, took them into custody, and brought them to the station; searched them, and found that the number of the brigade was cut off the shoulder strap of their jackets; asked them where they came from and they said Shorncliffe; none of their clothing was marked except Mansfield's, in the sleeve of whose jacket the name of “Harder” was written, and this corresponded with the name in the telegraphic message received.

The superintendent said he had made enquiries and found that none of the Artillery were missing yesterday from Shorncliffe: he had also telegraphed to Dover and expected an answer from them before now. In answer to a question from the Bench, Williams said he was not a deserter; he belonged to the 4th Brigade at Shorncliffe. The prisoner Mansfield whose hair had unmistakeable signs of a military prison crop, said he belonged to the 2nd Brigade, and that Harder was the name under which he had enlisted; and that he was a deserter from the 6th Dragoon Guards, and wanted to give himself up, and for that reason left Dover, as they would not allow him to go to his own Regiment from Dover. The magistrates decided to remand Williams, and send Mansfield to Dover, and just as the court was breaking up a corporal and four gunners of the 2nd Brigade came into court from Dover, and the corporal at once identified both prisoners, giving their names, Williams as James Jenkins, and Mansfield as Thomas Harder, they having come from Dover to convey the prisoners there. The prisoners were immediately handcuffed together, and taken to Dover by the 2 p.m.


Folkestone Observer 9 February 1861.

Wednesday February 6th: Before the Mayor, R.W. Boarer, R.F. Browell, James Tolputt and James Kelcey Esqs.


On Monday afternoon Superintendent Martin received a telegram from Dover, giving information respecting two men of the Royal Artillery stationed there, having broken out of guard. Information of the matter was given to the constables, and about 5 o'clock P.C. Reynolds reported that men, answering the description, had been seen in Shellons Lane. Search was made on the public houses of the town, and after a lapse of an hour or two the men were again discovered in the Mariner's Home, Dover Street. One of the constables who made the discovery went up to the station to report, while the other remained to watch the movements of the suspected men, who, seeing the notice taken of them, came out of the house and walked away, re-entering, however, unobserved by the back door. Superintendent Martin brought down from the battery a corporal's picket, and on going into the house to search, found one of the men in a bedroom, behind a bed, and the other covered up in the bed, dressed in his clothes, and still wearing his spurs, &c. Calling Jenkins by name, he ordered him out of bed, when he saw that his regimental number had been cut off his shoulder strap. Then making the other take off his coat, he observed on the lining the name Harder, which was the second name given in the telegram, his regimental number was also cut off the shoulder strap. The men declared they were from Shorncliffe, but the Superintendent ordered them below. They came down, and proceeding through the passage, just as Jenkins came to the door, and observed the corporal and his guard awaiting them, he turned about, and fetched P.C. Reynolds a severe blow on the cheek. The picket immediately seized him; and Harder proving restive, he was thrown on the ground and handcuffed. After they were lodged in the station, the landlady of the Mariner's Home brought up two stout, knobbly, ash bludgeons; carefully cut; about eighteen inches in length, which had been found in the room they had occupied. Jenkins now denied his identity, and was remanded. Before the case of Harder was disposed of, a non-commissioned officer and a number of men appeared in court from Dover, to receive the prisoners into custody. They were fully identified, but were ordered by the magistrates to be sent in civil custody to the headquarters in Dover.


Folkestone Chronicle 22 June 1861.

Saturday July 15th:- Before the Mayor, Captain Kennicott R.N., W. Major. W.F. Browell and A.M. Leith Esqs.

Ann Tong applied for a temporary authority for selling beer at the Mariner's Home, Radnor Street, till the next licence day. Application allowed.


Folkestone Observer 16 November 1861.

Saturday November 9th:- Before Silvester Eastes, W.F. Browell, and A.M. Leith esqs.

Drunkenness In A Public House.

Ann Tong, landlady of the Mariner's Home, was charged with permitting drunkenness on the premises.

Mr. Minter appeared for the defendant.

P.C. Reynolds, about 20 minutes past 11 o'clock, on Wednesday night, was on duty at the further end of Radnor Street. Hearing a great disturbance in the Mariner's Home, which is kept by the defendant, he stood opposite the front door and saw down the passage into the back room. He saw parties there quarrelling, and using foul language; two sailors there commenced fighting, and knocked each other down. Witness then went in and parted them, when he saw a man named Filmer with blood running down his face. The two men who were fighting, as well as Filmer, were drunk. The landlady was in the bar, clearing away some things the men had knocked over; she could see what was going on.

Mr. Minter called Filmer, who lodges in the house, and Carter, a sailor who also lodges there, to show that the quarrel between the fishermen was a sudden one and that the landlady promptly sent for the aid of the police.

The magistrates dismissed the case.


Folkestone Observer 15 March 1862.

Monday March 10th:- Before Captain Kennicott R.N., and James Tolputt esq.

Soldiers On The Spree.

Eli Pape, 21st Fusiliers, was charged with maliciously injuring and breaking glass. On Saturday night, about half past 11, the prisoner and two other drunken soldiers came out of the Mariner's Home public house, Radnor Street, with their belts twisted round their hands, and shouting “Let them come out”, and the prisoner struck the door window with his belt five times, breaking as many panes of glass, value 4s. 8d.. He was then taken into custody. Richard Bailey, landlord, said the soldiers had nothing to drink in his house. Prisoner was sent to Dover jail for seven days' hard labour.


Southeastern Gazette 15 April 1862.

Local News.

Transfer of Licence: At the petty sessions, on Wednesday, the following transfer was made: The Mariner’s Home, Radnor Street, from Ann Tong to Richd. Bailey.


From the Folkestone Chronicle 10 May, 1862.


Saturday May 3rd:- Before the Mayor, W.F. Browell and James Kelcey, Esqs.

Richard Bailey was brought up on summons charged with permitting drunkenness and other disorderly conduct in his house, the "Mariner's Home," Radnor Street.

Ingram Swain, a police constable, being sworn, proved that on Tuesday last, at several hours during the night, he found persons in the premises drunk, and making a disturbance; two sailors had also been fighting; the defendant was drunk.

Police Sergeant Newman corroborated the evidence of P.C. Swain.

Defendant was convicted in the penalty of 20s. and 16s. costs, or imprisonment for ten days.


Monday May 5th:- Before Gilbert Kennicott and James Tolputt, Esqs.

Mary Ward was brought up, charged with stealing two sovereigns, three half crowns and 1 shilling from the person of William Pearce. He was in the "Mariner's Home" and fell asleep on the sofa about 1 o'clock in the afternoon; about 10 minutes after he woke, put his hand in his pocket, and found his money gone.

Prisoner, it appeared, had stolen the money and hid it in an upstairs room, and confessed where it was. Prisoner pleaded Guilty and was sentenced to two months' hard labour.


From the Folkestone Observer 10 May, 1862.


Saturday May 3rd:- Before the Mayor, W.F. Browell and J. Kelcey, Esqs.

Richard Bailey, landlord of the "Mariner's Home," Radnor Street, was charged with permitting drunkenness and other disorderly conduct.

P.C. Swain, at 10 o'clock on Tuesday night, heard several people singing, shouting, and making a great noise at the "Mariner's Home." About half past eleven he visited the house and saw 7 or 8 soldiers in the front room, some drunk and shouting, and sailors and a prostitute in a back room – some of the sailors being drunk.

The defendant appeared to be the worse for liquor. At a quarter past 12 o'clock the defendant called for the police, and witness and P.C. Hills went to his house, in the front room of which he found one man down on the floor bleeding from the face, and another standing near him, stripped to his shirt. Bailey desired the people present to go out, and some went. In the back room were two soldiers, stripped to their shirts, covered with blood, and with black eyes. Blood was on the floor and on the table. Witness cautioned defendant, and persuaded several of the men to go away; and several did go. He reported the state of the house to P.S. Newman, and at half past 12 the sergeant and himself visited the house together, when they found it much quieter. He had cautioned the defendant that the woman was a prostitute.

Sergeant Newman also gave evidence as to the state of the house and of Bailey himself.

The magistrates sentenced the defendant to pay a fine of 20s. and 10s. costs, or imprisonment for 10 days.


Folkestone Observer 17 May 1862.

Drunk And Riotous.

Saturday May 10th:- Before Captain Kennicott R.N. and James Tolputt esq.

Edward Jordan, labourer, was charged with being drunk and riotous, and with resisting the police. About 20 minutes past 11 the previous night P.C. Reynolds saw the prisoner and his wife in the Mariner's Home, Radnor Street, fighting.The man put his wife into the street, where they renewed the fight. Witness parted them, but they refused to go home, and so he took the prisoner into custody, and though much resistance was shown, he brought him to the station.

Sarah Jordan, wife of the prisoner in the last case, was next put at the bar charged with similar offences. When P.C. Reynolds was taking Jordan to the station, prisoner ran up, and seizing her husband endeavoured to release him. P.C. Reynolds called on Mr. John Banks for aid; but when he laid hold of her she bit his hand, and he let her go. On her promise to go home she was allowed to go away; but she made her appearance again at the top of the High Street, and was arrested and locked up.

The magistrates now sentenced Jordan to pay a fine of 1s. with 4s. 6d. costs, or in default, 5 days' imprisonment; and the wife to a fine of 1s. with 5s 6d. costs, or 5 days' imprisonment.


Folkestone Chronicle 6 September 1862.

Wednesday September 3rd:- Before Captain Gilbert Kennicott R.N., W.F. Browell, James Tolputt, A.M. Leith and W. Wightwick esqs.

Henry Hazle, landlord of the Mariner's Home, transferred the licence of that house to Henry Richardson.

Note: More Bastions lists him as Bazle.


Folkestone Observer 24 January 1863.

Drunk And Resisting.

Tuesday January 24th:- Before Captain Kennicott R.N., A.M. Leith and James Tolputt Esqs.

James Betts, 23, was charged with being drunk and riotous at the Mariner's Home, and with resisting P.C. Reynolds.

The landlord of the Mariner's Home said that prisoner came to the house at eleven the night before, rather fresh, and commenced dancing on the chairs &c. He did not wish to press the charge, only he wished it to be understood that people could not come into his house and do as they liked.

P.C. Reynolds said that when the prisoner was given into custody he would not come along, and resisted, but did not strike him.

Prisoner said, in reply to Captain Kennicott, that he had been seven years a man-of-war's man, but he had had enough of that. The only cause of resisting the officer was the loss of his cap, which he wanted to go back for. If he had been allowed his cap he should not have resisted.

Superintendent Martin said as prisoner had not struck the officer with his hand he would not press that charge.

Prisoner was then discharged on payment of costs.


Folkestone Chronicle 1 April 1865.

Saturday March 25th:- Before the Mayor, J. Kelcey and R.W. Boarer Esqs.

Henry Richardson appeared on a summons, charged with having six ounces of Cavendish. Pleaded Guilty. Convicted in a similar penalty.

Defendant was convicted, and fined 20, but the bench recommended the Board to mitigate the penalty. Six months imprisonment in default.

The penalty, mitigated by the board to 5, was paid by the defendant, and he was discharged.

Note: Henry Richardson is a mystery as such. Records suggest that there was a Henry Richardson was at the Chequers in 1868, but nowhere before. A John Richardson was at the Crown and Anchor at the time of the case, but it is much more likely to have been H.J. Richardson, who had the Mariner's Home.


Folkestone Observer 26 August 1865.

It was licensing day on Tuesday, when the magistrates suspended the license for the Mariner's Home, Radnor Street, for harbouring prostitutes.


Folkestone Observer 12 October 1866.

Saturday October 6th:- Before the Mayor and J. Tolputt Esq.

Henry John Richardson was charged with assaulting Richard Mercer on the 3rd instant.

Richard Mercer, carpenter, Harvey Road, said, on the 3rd instant, about eleven o'clock, he went into the Mariners' Arms (sic), kept by the defendant. He had a friend with him, and called for a pint of beer. They had the beer, and witness sat on the form and went to sleep. He slipped off the form on to the floor. Mr. Richardson came and pulled him out from under the form, and gave him a kick in the side, and said “Get up, you ----“. Before witness could get up, defendant kicked him in the eye. Asked defendant to let him get up, and on getting up he rushed to the door to get out, and defendant ran after him and struck him on the face. Then struck in return. Had not struck defendant before. Before witness got out of the door, defendant pulled him back into the tap room, and threw him down on the floor and kicked him and jumped on him. Got up again, and then defendant allowed him to go out. The jumping and kicking lasted a quarter of an hour. Defendant's wife held witness down while defendant was kicking him. The right eye (swollen and very black) was occasioned by a kick. The left eye (also blacked) he believed was struck with defendant's fist. Is bruised on the body. Had not had a word of quarrel before this took place, nor said anything to him. Witness's friend was with him all this time, but did not attempt to assist.

Cross-examined: Did not strike the first blow. If he had come on purpose for a row, would not have gone asleep.

William Iverson, omnibus conductor, living on The Narrows, said he was with Mercer about half past eleven on Wednesday evening and went into the Mariner's Home with him. Witness called for a pint of beer. One of the common prostitutes served him. Mercer sat on one form ant witness on another. Mercer was playing with a dog of witness's and fell off a form, and then he lay there and went asleep. Five or six minutes after, defendant said to him “Dick, get up”. Mercer was fast asleep and made no reply. Defendant said “Get out here, and go home. Get up, you ----, or else I'll kill you”. He then ordered his common prostitutes out of the house, and Burvill, who had been there, also went out. There were then left in the room defendant, defendant's wife's brother, Mercer and witness. Witness stopped behind to see the game. Went to the door to see for complainant's brother, who had gone by just before. Was gone about a minute and a half. When he went in again, Mercer was on his left side on the floor. Saw defendant kick him in the eye. Had his boots on. No doubt Mercer was kicked quite silly. Said to defendant “What are you going to do? Are you going to kill the chap or let him go home? Your conduct is most silly”. Defendant said “You go home, or I'll serve you the same”. Just before the Kick, Mercer got up and went to the door to go out, and defendant pulled him back. Mercer took his own part, or they might have killed him. They threatened to take his life two or three times. Defendant, his wife, and wife's brother all pulled Mercer back. When witness came in and asked if they were going to kill Mercer, he himself was knocked down with a stick or poker, and was insensible five or six minutes. When he came to his senses, defendant and his party helped to get Mercer up, and they went away. They knocked Mercer over the table while striking him.

Cross-examined: Defendant's wife struck witness. Took the silter away from the wife. Still had the mark on his head where he was struck.

This was Mercer's case, and there being a cross-summons Mercer now took his place as defendant.

Henry John Richardson, as complainant, now said that on the 3rd instant Richard Mercer and William Iverson came in and ordered a pint of beer. Witness served it in the tap room, and Iverson paid for it. Witness went to them at a quarter to twelve and too Mercer by the arm, and said “Hello, Dick. What's the matter, Dick? Come, it is time to shut up.” He got up, and as soon as he did so he struck witness with his fist a blow on both eyes. Immediately returned the blow. Had not struck him before. Did not hit him again, but shook him, and he said “If you will let me go, I will go out”. As soon as he let him go he struck witness in the face again. Witness stryck him again and Iverson came back. Witness's brother-in-law came to his assistance, and then Mercer, striking at witness, hit the door post. They then went away. It did not last five minutes altogether. Did not believe he kicked Mercer at all. Did not pull Mercer back at all. Believed the marks on Mercer's face were caused by witness's blow. There was no disturbance calling for a clearing of the house. It was shutting up time, and Mercer was lying about, pretending to be asleep.

Richard Burvill, labourer, living in Shellons Lane, went into Richardson's house on Wednesday evening about a quarter to eleven. Mercer and Iverson came in, and Mercer sat down beside witness on a form. They had a pint of beer. Mercer had a dog in his arms, playing with it, and he fell down on the floor and rolled under the form. Could not say whether Mercer was asleep or not. He might have been lying there a quarter of an hour, when Richardson came to him and said “Now, Dick, get up. It is time to get up”. Mercer made no answer. Richardson then took hold of his arm and shook him. He let him get up, and as soon as he got up, he struck Richardson in the face. Richardson returned the blow. Then witness left the room. He came in again after. Richardson took hold of Mercer by the left arm and shook him, and helped him, and Mercer struck out with his right hand. Is quite certain that Mercer struck the first blow.

Richard Jerrard, brother-in-law of Richardson, and living at the Mariner's Arms, was upstairs in bed. Hearing a noise he came down. Saw Richardson bleeding over the eye. Mercer was down on the floor calling out “Let me get up and I'll go”. As soon as he got up he hit Richardson in the mouth. As soon as he hit Richardson, Richardson collared him, and held him over the table. Richardson did not hit him then. Did not see the commencement. Did not see who struck the first blow. Iverson, who had been out, came in and said “I'll kill some of you”.

The bench, after a long consultation, dismissed both cases, being unable to say who struck the first blow.


Folkestone Express 9 January 1869.

Monday, January 4th: Before The Mayor.

Phoebe Andrews, a woman apparently about fifty years of age, was charged with being drunk and behaving indecently.

P.C. Swain deposed that about twenty minutes past twelve on Saturday night last he visited a passage at the back of the Mariner's Home in Radnor Street and saw the prisoner in company with a soldier. It was a public thoroughfare. The soldier ran away.

The prisoner, in answer to the charge, said she and her husband was nearly starving and, having a little drink, it overcame her. She was very sorry and hoped the Bench would deal leniently with her.

The Bench said it was disgraceful to see a woman, the mother of a family, in such a position, and hoped the punishment would act as a caution. They fined her 10s. and costs, a total of 13s. 6d., or seven days' imprisonment.



Chronicle 15 June 1872.

Thursday, June 13th: Before The Mayor, J. Tolputt and T. Caister Esqs.

Grace Holloway applied for temporary authority to sell excisable liquor at the Mariner's Home under the license granted to George Greenland at the last general licensing meeting. Granted.

Note: More Bastions lists George Holloway. It also appears that the reporter has used the former name of the house.




HALL Thomas 1851 (also Mariner age 39 in 1851Census)

HALL William c1851-55 Bastions

TAYLOR John Oct/1855-57+ Next pub licensee had Folkestone ChronicleBastions

STONE David 1859 Bastions

MILTON John 1859-June/61 (age 43 in 1861Census) BastionsFolkestone Chronicle

TONG Ann June/1861-62 BastionsFolkestone Chronicle

Last pub licensee had BAILEY Richard Mar/1862 BastionsFolkestone Observer

BAILEY Sarah Anne 1862 Bastions

BAZLE/HAZEL Henry Sep/1862 BastionsFolkestone Chronicle

RICHARDSON Henry J Sap/1862-70 BastionsFolkestone Chronicle

GREENLAND George 1870-72 Bastions

Renamed "Marquis of Lorne"


Folkestone ChronicleFrom the Folkestone Chronicle

BastionsFrom More Bastions of the Bar by Easdown and Rooney

Folkestone ObserverFrom the Folkestone Observer



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