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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1600s

White Hart

Latest 1600s

St Margaret's Street

Canterbury

 

The book Inns of Canterbury by Edward Wilmot, 1988, mentions a White Hart as being in St. Margaret's Street during the 17th century.

 

Northampton Mercury, Monday 20 August 1770.

Country News. Canterbury, August 14th.

On Monday se'nnight, about noon, arrived here at the New-Rooms, John Wilkes, Esq; with Miss Wilkes, his daughter, and dined with Dr. Macnamara; in the evening he went to the rooms, where was a brilliant assembly.

Mrs. Brooke (Relict of the late Robert Brooke, Esq;) very politely made him an offer (which he accepted) of her house, with the bed and apartments reserved for, and used by his late Majesty, on his return from his German dominions.

On this joyful occasion many of the inhabitants met at the "White Hart;" where the healths of the King, Queen, and Royal Family, Mr. Wilkes, Lord Chatham, Temple, Camden, John Sawbridge, Esq; with many other patriotic toasts were drank.

The Bells rung, and there was a general display of colours from the Steeple, and vessels in the harbour, with the firing of a large cannon on the Fort, which have not been discharged since the landing of his late Majesty, and an Exhibition of fireworks on the parade concluded the joyous day. During his stay here, he was treated, by all degrees of people, with the greatest marks of respect.
On Sunday last, between 12 and 1 o'clock, arrived at the "Fountain," in this city, John Wilkes, Esq; and Miss Wilkes, where they continued about an hour and a half, and then set off for the Seat of John Sawbridge, Esq; at Ollantigh. We hear that an elegant entertainment was provided, and much company invited to meet Mr. Wilkes yesterday to dinner; and that Mr. Trevanion was also expected. Mr. Wilkes intends staying at Ollantigh 2 or 3 days, and then return to London.

 

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