Sort file:- Folkestone, March, 2022.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 06 March, 2022.


Earliest 1766

Saracen's Head

Latest 1794

South Street



I have only recently added Folkestone to this site. The information gathered so far is from "Old Folkestone Pubs" by C H Bishop M.A. Ph.D. and Kevan of

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From the Kentish Gazette, 7-11 August, 1773. Kindly sent from Alec Hasenson.

Sale by auction of a Cutter at the Saracen's Head, in Folkestone, 12th August.

Kentish Gazette 7 August 1773.


To be sold publicly to the highest bidder, on Saturday the 14th instant, between the hours of four and six o'clock in the afternoon, at the Saracen's Head, in Folkestone, a cutter, about fifty six tons or thereabouts, with all her materials, between five and six years old.

For further particulars enquire of Mr. Joseph Sladden, at Folkestone.


Kentish Gazette 21 October 1775.


To be sold by Auction, at the Saracen's Head, Folkestone, on Thursday, the 26th instant, between the hours of five and seven in the evening: A Cutter, of seventy six tons burthen. Has been built for three or four years; is fit for immediate service.


Kentish Gazette 9 January 1779.

Advertisement: To be sold by auction at the Saracen's Head in Folkestone on Thursday, the 21st of this instant, between the hours of two and eight in the evening: all that good cutter privateer called the Surprize, of Folkestone, Thomas Fagg, late commander, burthen 70 ton, fitted with eight Carriage and eight Swivel guns, and small-arms &c., &c., agreeable thereto. The above cutter is a prime sailer, and only ten months old.

For further particulars enquire of Mr. Phineas Jacob, Shipwright, at Folkestone.


Kentish Gazette 16 May 1781.

Advertisement: To be sold by public auction, at the "Saracen's Head" in Folkestone, on Saturday the 26th day of May instant, at two o'clock in the afternoon, a shallop, about fifty tons, with all her materials, arms, ammunition and stores.

For further particulars enquire of Mr. Thomas Tapley, of Folkestone, or Mr. Richard Norwood, of Dover.





JACOBS Phineas 1766-67

JACOBS Martha 1767-73 (Matthew Jacobs listed 1772 Sessions Book)

JACOBS Joseph 1773-92 (John Jacobs listed 1778 Sessions Book)

HALL John 1792-94


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