Sort file:- Deal, September, 2021.

Page Updated:- Tuesday, 07 September, 2021.


Earliest 1858-

Sun Inn

Latest 1859+

Brewer Street



From the Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal 07 September 1819.

Valuable Brewery free public houses and other Estates to be sold by auction by Mrs white without reserve.

Lot 16. A new erected Messuage (late in two dwellings) called the "Sun," with the stable, yards, grounds and appurtenances, situate at Deal, in the said county, and now in the occupation of Mr. Kennett.


From the Deal, Walmer & Sandwich Telegram, 15 September, 1858.


Tuesday, September 9th 1858

Charles Williams applied for the transfer of the licence of the "Sun" public house from R. H. Collins. Granted.


However, with there being another "Sun" in Deal at the same time, and Pigots directories already naming the licensee for both pubs in 1858 as not being the names given above, I am unsure which "Sun" this paper is referring to. Regarding Pigots directory not relating to the names given by this paper, often their information was a year out of date.

From the Kentish Chronicle. 6 August 1859. Price 1d.


(Before the Major, and W. Nethersole, Esq.)

John Bowbyes was charged with assault.

William Goldfinch said:— On Sunday evening, 24th July, about half-past eleven, I was in the “Sun” public house, in Deal, when I heard a young girl cry out “Murder!” To the best of my recollection, I went to her assistance (she was by the bar); and on going to her I was knocked down by the prisoner, John Bowbyes, and kicked by him until I became insensible from the effects of his violence. I was under the influence of beer, but not intoxicated. I did not know Bowbyes at the time, but the next morning he was pointed out to me by John Walker. The marks now on my face are the effects of the blows I then received; one of my teeth was also broken.

Cross examined by prisoner:— My coat was not off at the time; I did not challenge you to fight.

Thomas Redsull said:— I am a gardener, and live in Peter Street, Deal. About twenty minutes to twelve last Sunday night, I was at the “Sun” public-house. The prisoner, John Bowbyes come to the house from the street, and immediately commenced beating a young woman who was standing near the bar, which caused her to cry out “Murder!” Goldfinch then went to her assistance, and in doing was about to take Bowbyes away, when a scuffle ensued between them; Rowbyes kicked Goldfinch about a good deal, and when down on the floor, kicked him in the face and on the nose. I then went for a policeman, and saw no more of it.

John Walker said:—On Sunday night, about twenty minutes to twelve, I was in the “Sun” public house, sitting near the bar, and saw Bowbyes kick Goldfinch. I said, “You will kick his brains out.” I went to assist him, when Bowbyes took an oath, and said he would serve me the same; he then struck me about the head, and knocked me down; and whilst I was down he kicked me in the fact with his shoes on, and gave me two black eyes. The police shortly after arrived and I gave him into custody.

In his defence, prisoner said:— The row commenced by a young woman insulting me on that evening. I was irritable, having been drinking. I hit her; and Goldfinch came up to me and said, “Oh. I'll fight you." I had all my clothes off except my flannel, and he challenged me to fight. After we had two rounds he said, “I have had enough of it," but I afterward gave him a little bit more. Walker hit me, but I don't know whether I did not hit him first.

For the assault on Goldfinch, the prisoner was fined 2 and 13s. costs, and for the assault on Walker the same; or two months' imprisonment in Sandwich gaol.



COLLINS R H to 1858 Deal Telegram

HARVEY Robert 1858+ Melville's 1858


Melville's 1858From Melville's Directory 1858

Deal TelegramFrom the Deal Telegram


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