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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1856-

British Oak

Latest 1874-

(Name to)

Military Road

Canterbury

 

Not to be confused for the other "British Oak" situated at Rosemary Lane, this pub changed name to the "Star and Garter" some time between 1859 and 1874.

 

From South Eastern Gazette 24 June 1856.

CANTERBURY. ROBBERY BY A DEPUTY BEER-SHOP KEEPER.

Thomas Baker, son of the landlady of the "British Oak" beer-house, Military-road, was had before the City Bench, yesterday, and remanded till Thursday next, on the charge of having picked the pocket of one Walker, a disbanded militiaman, of 15s. and his discharge paper. The prosecutor had partaken of a pint of beer, and was leaving the house in question, when the accused pushed up against him, and, as the prosecutor believed, then picked his pocket of his purse and its contents.

 

From a report to the Mayor and Magistrates in Guildhall on 17th April 1859.

"Sergeant Ells reports that he found the following number of Prostitutes at the following public houses and beer-shops yesterday morning:

"British Oak", Military Road, 1.

 

From the Kentish Chronicle, 20 October, 1860.

CANTERBURY POLICE COURT, Saturday.

A man named William Rowe, one of the navvies employed in the construction of the new drain, was placed at the bar, charged with having assault Eliza Kendall, a woman living at the "British Oak," Military Road. The complainant stated that she was a single woman, and had, up to the past three months, lived with the defendant, between nine and ten o'clock, she met him in the fair, when, without speaking a word, he struck her a violent blow on the face, and afterwards threatened to do for her.

P.C. Groombridge took the defendant into custody, when he was very violent and threatened his life.

Fines 10s., costs 7s., or fourteen days' imprisonment.

 

South Eastern Gazette, Tuesday 10 September 1861.

CITY PETTY SESSIONS. THURSDAY.

The applications for new licenses were then made, as follows:-

Thomas Francis Russell, for the "British Oak," beer-house, Military Road. The applicant handed in a memorial numerously signed, and a petition alluding to the fact that he had kept the "Cock" public-house, Westgate, for eight years without having been complained of. The house had been previously licensed, but the license had been suspended, in consequence of the way in which the house was conducted, while occupied by another person.

The application was refused.

 

From the Kentish Chronicle, 22 June, 1861.

CHARGE OF THEFT.

Sarah, wife of William Potter, labourer, was charged with having on the 20th March last, stolen a little girl’s frock, the property of John Gillis, beershop keeper, Military Road. ("Fortune of War.") Mrs. Gillis deposed that she was washing on the day in question, and saw the frock safe about dinner time, but in the afternoon she missed it. On Thursday afternoon last she discovered that a little girl named Russell was wearing the frock. After making some enquiries, she gave information to the police, in consequence of which the prisoner was taken into custody.

Mrs. Russell landlady of the “British Oak” beer-house, Military-road, deposed that in March last she bought the frock for 8d. from the prisoner, who was then passing as the wife of a "navvy" who was lodging at her house, the “Cock” public-house, in Westgate grove.

The prisoner said she had bought the frock off another woman, and had given 7d. for , it.

As there was no evidence to prove that the prisoner had stolen the frock, the magistrates gave her the benefit of that doubt, and discharged her with a caution as to her future conduct.

 

 

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