25 Dover Road
Address given as Mill Lane in 1858, Mill Street in 1864 and 37 Dover Road to 1891.
The house changed name to the "Clarence
Hotel" in 1893.
From the Folkestone Observer 11 June, 1864. Transcribed by Jan Pedersen.
Monday June 6th:- Before Captain Kennicott R.N. and James Tolputt,
Louisa Austin, the dissipated wife of a barrister, and who has made
sundry appearances at this court lately on charges of drunkenness, was
again placed in the dock.
P.C. Ovenden said that about midnight he found the prisoner lying
down, partly on the doorstep of the "New Inn" public house and partly on
the pavement. She was drunk, asleep and snoring. He roused her up, but
it was some time before he could make anything of her. She was quite
helpless, but he obtained assistance and brought her to the station.
Prisoner said: I was at the door of my own lodging. I had walked two
miles. I am suffering from palpitation of the heart. I am taking most
deadly drugs. All the medical men of the town can bear me out. I am
taking prussic acid. I was waiting till they came down to open the door
to me. They are very kind people, and they would have been sure to let
me in. I am the daughter of a gentleman, and the wife of a gentleman. I
would rather dash my brains out. I would go away today if I had the
money. For God's sake forgive me. You will sign my death warrant if you
do anything to me. There is a doctor has had his hand on my heart
counting for my life.
Captain Kennicott: If you were not to drink intoxicating liquors your
heart would be all right. There is one thing in your favour – you were
not noisy. We don't know what to do with you. We will try you once more.
You are discharged. If you come here again we will give you a month.
From the Folkestone Chronicle 1 October, 1864. Transcribed by Jan Pedersen.
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Lot 1: The well known Established Inn, known as the "NEW INN,"
situate in Mill Street, Folkestone, at the top of Tontine Street, with
the Coach-houses, Stables, and appurtenances thereto belonging.
This page is still to be updated.
FOORD William 1847+
HUGHES Richard Henry to Apr/1858
HAYWARD Spencer Apr/1858-59+
HAMMOND George 1859-68
SMITH John 1868-69
WHITE Richard 1869
PARKES Thomas 1869-70
WILLIAMS John 1870-71
COBB Thomas 1871-72
WRIGHT George 1872-73
WOOLETT Stephen 1873
WILLIAMS Roger 1873-74
COLLINS Charles 1874
COLLINS William 1874-75
BACK Richard 1875-89
LEE Richard 1889-90
From Melville's Directory 1858
From the Post Office Directory 1874
From the Post Office Directory 1882
From the Post Office Directory 1891
From the Folkestone Chronicle
From More Bastions of the Bar by Easdown and Rooney