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Sort file:- Canterbury, December, 2018.

Page Updated:- Friday, 21 December, 2018.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1756-

Malborough's Head

Latest 1768+

Canterbury Lane

Canterbury

 

I have only found the one reference to this place, and I am hereby assuming that it was indeed a public house, although only the name is so far known and the owner a John Gosbey. I am also assuming that Canterbury Lane is indeed the one in Canterbury.

Further research found in a document titled "The roll of the freemen of the City of Canterbury A.D. 1392-1800" mentions a John Gosbey as being a Maltster in 1760.

 

From the Journal of William Todd, British Soldier, for the Archives of Wigan Council, Lancashire.

Entry for 23rd December 1756 he writes:- “My Old Comrade Serjeant Merrin got in with Mrs Cooper at the sign of Canterbury "Marlboroughs Head" in Canterbury's Lane and he got himself removed to her House for Quarters…”

 

From the Kentish Gazette or Canterbury Chronicle, Wednesday 26 October, to Saturday 29 October, 1768. Price 2d.

Whereas on Monday Night, the 10th of this Instant, the Windows of John Gosbey, in Canterbury Lane, were broke by some malicious Person or Persons; and that on Wednesday Night the 26th of this Instant, the Chamber Window of the “Malborough's Head,” in Canterbury Lane, was also broke by some such Person or Persons, by throwing a large Piece or Brick through the Window, and nearly hitting a Child laying in Bed; Whoever can give information to John Gosbey aforesaid, to that the Person or Persons may be brought to Justice, shall upon Conviction thereof, receive One Guinea Reward, to be paid by me.

Tho. Viney.

 

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