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Notes of 1846



From the Kentish Gazette, 10 February 1846.


TO BE LET, and entered upon immediately if required.

ALL that Old Established and well-accustomed BREWERY, situate at FOLKSTONE, in the County of Kent, called the Folkstone Brewery, with every convenience, in good condition attached, for carrying on a good and profitable business.

From the fact alone that Folkestone, in a commercial point of view, is rapidly increasing in importance, the present opportunity is very favourable for a safe investment of capital.

The Tenant’s fixtures and such articles and effects as a tenant may require, to be taken at a valuation.

Thomas Foord, of Folkestone, (adjoining the Brewery), will show the Premises, and further information may he obtained on Application to Messrs. Gravener and Son, Solicitors, Dover, or to Messrs. Miller and Carr, Solicitors, 47, Eastcheap, London.

6th February, 1846.


From the Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser, Saturday, 7 March, 1846. Price 5d.


The “Spread Eagle,” Margate, to John Congrave.


From the Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser, Saturday 11 April, 1846. Price 5d.


Jane Dodd, one of the frail nymphs, was charged by Police-constable Marsh, with indecent conduct, and insulting him. The insult, it appeared, was a vulgar extension of the fingers and thumb from the nasal organ, and the case, altogether, was of so trumpery a nature, that it was dismissed.


From the Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser, Saturday, 22 August, 1846. Price 5d.


The greatest activity prevails in the Excise department, making arrangements in the event of the Spirits Licences Bill passing into a law. Mr. John Wood, the chairman of the board, who has left town for the purpose of making his annual inspection of the coast, was called to town, and remained in communication with the Chancellor of the Exchequer the whole of Friday and Saturday last; and Mr. C. Freeling, the secretary, was also required to be in attendance to afford information. The duties of the surveying officers in thickly populated districts are at present sufficiently heavy, and little addition can be made to them, consequently some few new officers will be required; but in other districts, it is stated the additional duty will be performed by the surveying officers. The premises of chemists and druggists will be periodically visited; and each vendor will be require to take out a two guinea licence. The object of the bill is to put a stop to illicit distillation.


From the Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser, Saturday, 26 September, 1846. Price 5d.


A rather stylishly-dressed young man, who gave the name of William Gibby, a linen draper's assistant, was fined 12s., including costs, for causing an obstruction in Townwall Street. He paid the fine. It appeared the prisoner and a friend of his had indulged too much in brandy and water, which proved too strong, for when they got to the street they commenced sparring and other feats, and collected a crowd of about 100 persons. The friend “moved on” at the Policeman's mandate, but the prisoner, who said he was a “lord,” refused to “depart in peace,” and was taken into custody.


From the Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser, Saturday, 3 October, 1846. Price 5d.


John Parsons, a fly-driver, whose many appearances before the Bench will soon cause his name to be familiar to our readers, was charged with being drunk, and leaving the seat of his fly, at the “Railway Terminus”. He did not deny the charge, and was fined 30s., including costs; he paid 1 and was allowed seven days for paying the remainder.


From the Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser, Saturday, 19 September, 1846. Price 5d.


In consequence of numerous frauds being practised, the Public are respectfully cautioned not to purchase any of GUINNESS' and CO's STOUT, except through an authorised Agent, or with the Agent's Label on the Bottle.

N.B. Mr. STEPHEN COURT is sole Agent for Dover; Messrs. R. & B. HISCOCKS, are sole Agents at Ramsgate; and Messrs. C LAW and CO., are sole Agents for Margate.


From the Dover Telegraph and Cinque Ports General Advertiser, Saturday, 31 August, 1846. Price 5d.



Mr. Kenyon Parker, Q.C., applied for an injunction to restrain the defendant, a bottled porter dealer at Dover, from selling as Guinness's stout, malt liquor not brewed by Messrs. Guinness and Co., and from selling it in bottles with forged labels thereon.

It appeared in evidence that the plaintiffs, who are the well-known brewers in Dublin, have, for many years past, with the view of securing the public from impositions, been in the habit of shipping their stout to Mr. Moline, of London Bridge (their sole consignee for London and the Eastern Division of England), or to his order, and that Mr. Molne appoints agents, who sell the stout in bottles with certain labels thereon, which are printed exclusively by his order, and are by him supplied solely to the agents, who are bound not to sell any bottled stout without such a label. It was proved that the defendant had been detected in selling considerable quantities of malt liquor, of a very inferior quality, as Guinness's stout, in bottles, with forged labels, being an exact imitation of Messrs. Guinness's label, and containing a fac simile of the signature of the firm.

The Master of the Rolls compared the defendant's labels with the plaintiffs' labels, and said that they closely resembled each other, and that the plaintiffs were entitled to the order.

Injunction granted.