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Deal Notes of 1869


From the Deal, Walmer, and Sandwich Mercury, 29 May, 1869. 1d.


An Old-established PUBLIC HOUSE. Immediate Possession can be had. Incoming moderate.

Apply B. R. Eastes, 140 Lower Street, Deal.

(B. R. Eastes was licensee of the "Park Tavern," at 21 Park Street in 1860. Paul Skelton.)


From the Deal, Walmer, and Sandwich Mercury, 11 September, 1869. 1d.


This was the day appointed for granting and renewing licenses to the public-houses, and for issuing certificates under the new Act to beer-house keepers, before obtaining their licenses from the excise authorities. The only cases in which the requisite permission to sell either beer or spirits was withheld were in those of the "Duke of York" public-house, Cemetery Road; the "Sir Sydney Smith" public-house, Beach Street; the "Ship and Castle" beer-house, Lower Street; the "Fawn," Lower Street; and the "Brickmakers' Arms" beer-house, West Street. Complaints had been made as to the manner in which each of the above was conducted, and in three instances the proprietors were in arrears with their rates; consequently the Magistrates declined to renew the licenses until further enquiries had been made, and requested the parties to attend again on Thursday next and in the meantime to pay up their rates. Some little confusion and delay was occasional in the cases of the beer-shops, owing to most of the applicants not having personally served the notices on the Chief Constable and one of the overseers; and as Mr. Woodruff, the assistant overseer, was not in attendance at the first part of the proceedings, several of them had to be adjourned till next Thursday. The same was also the case with one or two of the grocers who made applications for wine licenses.


From the Deal, Walmer, and Sandwich Mercury, 11 September, 1869. 1d.


The annual general licensing meeting was held here on Monday last. After the old spirit and beer licenses had been renewed, the Bench proceeded to take the applications of new licenses and opposed renewals. The Magistrates present were the Mayor (Thos. Dorman, Esq.), in the chair; Richard Harrison, Esq., F. A. Tomlin, Esq., Richard Marsh, Esq., James Dorman, Esq. R. L. Harrison, Esq., and J. C. Drayson, Esq.

The following were the new applications: The "Granville Hotel," Ramsgate. This application was supported by Mr. Peniston and was at once granted, there was no opposition.

The next application was for an eating-house in Victoria Place, Ramsgate, supported by Mr. Peniston, and opposed by Mr. Towne on the part of Mrs. Maclin, the landlady of the "Harp," which was the next house. License refused.

Mr Hallett, a grocer in Harbour Street, applied for a license to sell spirits by retail. Application supported by Mr. Mourilyan, and opposed by Mr. Moss on behalf of the licensed victuallers of Ramsgate. License refused.

The "Artillery Arms," Mr. Mourilyan applied for a license to sell spirits, on behalf of the landlord, Mr. J. D. Peal, and Mr. Moss appeared in opposition. In the course of this case it appeared that a gentleman of Ramsgate had written a private letter to the Magistrates in opposition to the granting of this license. Mr. Mourilyan commented in terms of great severity upon the impropriety of such conduct, and eulogised the course taken by the Bench, "who," he said, " as soon as they discovered the nature of the letter they had received, placed the same in his hand to deal with as he thought fit." After a long discussion the license was granted.

The "Stag's Head," Harbour Street, Ramsgate. Mr. Mourilyan appeared in support; Mr. Moss opposed. License granted.

The "Elm's Hotel," Mr. Bowling appeared in support, but it appearing that there was some doubt as to the house being quite finished, the application was ordered to stand over till the adjournment day.

"Ramsgate Tavern," George Street. The applicant, Mr. A. Rowe, appeared in person, and was opposed by Mr. Moss. License refused.

The "Plough," King Street, Ramsgate. Mr. Mourilyan appeared for the applicant Mr. Robert Hughes, and produced a memorial signed by upwards of 100 of the inhabitants, including the whole of the church wardens and overseers, and 14 of the Local Board. Mr. Marchrow, a publican in King Street, opposed in person. In consequence of there being some dispute to the size of the house, the Magistrates ordered the application to stand over till the adjournment day, and said before that time some of them would visit the house.

William Adams applied for  a license for the "Royal Exchange," Walmer. Refused.

The renewal of the license of Mr. Romney, the landlord of the "Lord Clyde" beer-house was opposed by the Superintendent of Police. Mr. Mourilyan, who supported the renewal, however, produced a memorial, signed by the neighbours, setting forth the good character of the landlord, and that the house was no annoyance to them, and also one signed by some gentleman in the neighbourhood, also testifying to his good character; and stated that Mr. Romney had lived many years in the service of the late Sir N. Knatchbull, also with Colonel Rae and other gentleman of position. The Magistrates immediately renewed the license.


From the Deal, Walmer, and Sandwich Mercury, 18 September, 1869. 1d.


(Before the Mayor, S. Pritchard, W. M. Cavell, J. Iggulden, G. Hughes and R. Hassell, Esqrs.)

The licence of the "Ship and Castle," the "Duke of York," the "Fawn," and the "Brickmaker's Arms," which had been suspended on the previous Thursday, were now granted, unopposed. A spirit license was also granted to Mr. E. F. Redsull of the "New Plough," Middle Deal.

On Mr. Maxted, the landlord of the "Sir Sydney Smith," applying his license, which was one of those suspended on the previous Thursday, Mr. Henry Duncan Reynolds handed in a couple of letters to the Mayor, and afterwards made the following statement on oath:

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