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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1839-

Dragoon

Latest 1865-

(Name to)

Military Road

Canterbury

 

Traced to 1839, the premises was built in the early 1800s as a grave-diggers cottage and is set on the edge of a cemetery.

The name "Dragoon" appears to have gained royal approval by 1865 when it appeared in the directories as the "Royal Dragoon."

A report in the Kentish Chronicle of 1861 reported this as being the "Flying Dragoon."

 

From the Kentish Chronicle, 9 March, 1861.

SUDDEN DEATH.

On Thursday evening on inquest was held at the “Flying Dragoon,” Military-road, on the body of Matthew Fitzgerald, a sergeant in the 3rd Dragoons Guards, who died very suddenly on the previous evening, aged 39.

David Hamilton, a sergeant in the 3rd Dragoon Guards, deposed to being in the mess-room on the previous evening with the deceased, about 10 o’clock, and was playing at dominoes, and just after the game had finished, deceased threw up his hands, fell from his seat, and immediately expired. Deceased had always been considered a sickly man. He instantly called the attention of the other sergeants, who fetched the surgeon of the depot.

The surgeon deposed that on going to the mess-room he found the deceased quite dead; and imagined from the marks of blood about the nose that probably decreed had died from the rupture of a blood-vessel near the heart. He had since made a post mortem examination of the body, and found that death had been the result of what he had at first imagined.

The jury immediately returned a verdict of “Natural death.” Deceased has left a wife and two children.

 

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HURST Joseph 1847+ Bagshaw's Directory 1847

 

Bagshaw's Directory 1847From Bagshaw Directory 1847

 

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