DOVER KENT ARCHIVES
PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Barry Smith and Paul Skelton

Earliest 1868

(Name from)

Rose and Shamrock

Latest 1881

43 (45) St. James' Street

 

James Joyce in 1868 and in 1872 he would have liked to transfer the licence to the "Burlington" in Church Street. He was stopped from doing so at that time, however, he does show up as licensee there in 1874. I don't know what happened to the "Rose and Shamrock" but I can't find mention of it after 1872.

 

Dover Express 08 May 1868.

INFRINGEMENT OF LICENSE.

James Joyce landlord of the "Rose and Shamrock" public house, charged with infringing his license by selling beer at improper hours on Sunday last. The beer, it turned out, was served by a child, and the Magistrates considered that the case would be met by the defendant paying the costs, 6s.

 

From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer, 24 September, 1869. Price 1d.

SERVING DURING PROHIBITED HOURS

James Joyce, landlord of the "Rose and Shamrock," public-house, St. James's Street was summonsed on the information of Police-sergeant Barton, for serving during prohibited hours, and was fined 10s. and 9s. 6d costs.

 

From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer, 4 November, 1870. Price 1d.

DOVER POLICE COURT

Mr. Joyce, landlord of the "Rose and Shamrock," St James's Street, summoned by Mr. Keys, of St. James's Street, Dover for using threatening language, was bound over to keep the peace for six months.

 

Information supplied to me from an email received from Robin Harlow suggests that the "Rose and Shamrock" was formerly the "Crown." James Joyce was formerly a Police-constable before taking on the house.

Robin also suggests that pub was renamed the "Rose and Shamrock" as James was the 'Shamrock' from Limerick in Ireland and his wife Charlotte was the 'Rose' from Buckland, Nr. Dover.

The 1881 Census, for some reason misses out 43 St. James's Street. It mentions both 42 and 44, but I do not know whether the premises was still standing or perhaps just empty. The "Rose and Shamrock seems to be listed as number 45 and James Joyce is still the publican age 40.

 

LICENSEE LIST

JOYCE James B Next pub licensee had 1868-81 (age 40 in 1881Census)

 

CensusCensus

 

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