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Earliest 1838-

Three Grenadiers

Latest 1862+

2 Military Road


From Kentish Gazette 04 December 1838.


Nov. 23, at the THREE GRENADIERS public-house, Military-road, CANTERBURY, MRS. FORD, aged 26.


From the Kentish Gazette, 12 September 1848.


Thursday being the annual licensing day of victuallers, in Canterbury, the magistrates were occupied some time in making the necessary preparations, and they granted licenses to a hundred and twenty-seven persons; four others being absent, will have theirs at a future sitting. The licenses taken from W. Cullen, "Queen’s Arms"; W. Hunt, "Three Grenadiers," Military-road; George Roberts, "Queen's Head," Northgate; and R. Walpole, "Roebuck," Northgate were restored; and the application made by J. B. Allen for a license of the "Golden Cross," Northgate was granted.


Kentish Gazette, 10 September 1850.

On the annual licensing day (Thursday last) our city magistrates suspended the following licenses:-

"Military Tavern," King Street;

"Eight Bells," King Street;

"Duke of York," Riding Gate;

"Kentish Arms," Jewry Lane;

"Eagle," Whitehorse Lane;

"Golden Cross," Northgate;

"Queen's Head," Northgate;

"City of London," Tower Street;

"Duke's Head," Wincheap;

"True Briton," Northgate;

"Royal George," Northgate;

"Queen's Arms," Northgate; and

"Three Grenadiers," Military Road.


Kentish Gazette, 8 April 1851.


MESSRS. COOPER Are instructed TO SELL BY AUCTION. ON THURSDAY, 10th APRIL, 1851, at 3 o'clock in the Afternoon, at the "Sun Inn," CANTERBURY:—

Lot 4:— A PUBLIC HOUSE, called the "Grenadiers" and the MESSUAGE adjoining, with Yard, Garden and appurtenances, situate in the Military Road.

Lot 5:— Three Brick-built MESSUAGES, adjoining Lot 4. in the Military Road, one of which is used as a Shop, with 6 small TENEMENTS at the back, in the occupation of — Gillett and others.

Further particulars may be obtained at the office of Messrs Furley's and Mercer, solicitors, and of Messrs. Cooper, estate agents, Canterbury.


From a report to the Mayor and Magistrates in Guildhall on 17th April 1859.

"Sergeant Ells reports that he found the following number of Prostitutes at the following public houses and beer-shops yesterday morning:

"Three Grenadiers", Military Road, 2.


From the Kentish Chronicle, 30 March, 1861.



(Before W. Mount, and Peter Marten, Esqrs.)

Two men, named James Smith and George Edwards alias Foster, were charged with being drunk and disorderly and assaulting P.C. Holloway in the execution of his duty.

The accused were at the “Three Grenadiers” drinking, on Friday night, and creating a disturbance, when the landlord called P.C. Holloway in to remove them. The constable requested the men to go quietly, but they refused, and when he attempted to put them out Edwards struck him violently in the mouth, cutting his lips. With assistance they were taken to the station-house, but they resisted and were very violent on the way.

Smith was sent to prison for 21 days, and Edwards for one month.


From Kentish Gazette 25 June 1861.


Friday - (Before Charles Harwood, Esq., Judge.)

RICHARD DREW, publican, THREE GRENADIERS, Military Road, CANTERBURY. - This insolvent passed his first examination, his debts being 210 8s 7d, and his assets Nil.


South Eastern Gazette, Tuesday 10 September 1861.


Most of the old licenses were renewed, but those of the following publicans were left for consideration until an adjourned licensing day (the 12th inst.) in consequence of complaints having been made of the way in which the houses have been conducted. Robert Whittaker, "Princess Royal," Northgate; Thomas Denne, "Wellington," Broadstreet; Richard Drew, "Three Grenadiers," Military Road; William Taylor, "True Britton," Northgate; and Charles Moore, the "Cock," Westgate.


From the Kentish Chronicle and General Advertiser, 14 December, 1861. Price 1 1/2d.

Catherine Keene was charged with stealing one half-sovereign and seventeen shillings, the property of Edward Burnett.

The prosecutor said:- Yesterday, about half-past twelve o'clock, I went to the “Cock” public house, I saw the prisoner there. I gave her some gin and glass of whisky. We went upstairs together, and I fell asleep. On my waking I misled a half-sovereign and 17s. in silver out of my purse. I had previously given the defendant 2s. The prisoner had left the house. I went into several public-houses looking for her during the evening, and at last found her at the “Three Grennadiers,” in Military Road. I told the landlady there what had occurred, and she sent for a policeman.

Mrs. Moore said:- My husband keeps a public-house called the “Cock.” The prisoner lodges at my house. Yesterday afternoon she came down stairs and wanted her bonnet and shawl in a great hurry, so that I expected there was something wrong. The prosecutor told me afterwards that he had missed some money.

Richard Drew:- I keep the “Three Grenadier” public-house in the Military road. The prisoner came to my house about five o’clock last night, and stayed about half an hour. During that time she spent about eighteen-pence. She came again about seven o'clock and changed a half-sovereign. The prosecutor came to my house, and the prisoner was given into custody.

P.C. Cherison said that when the prisoner was searched, 10s, was found on her.

She was committed for trial.


From the Kentish Chronicle, 9 April, 1864.

Elizabeth Sedgwick, 18, and William Scadden, 21, labourers, were charged with having stolen 10, the money of Charles Olive, on the 20th of February, 1864.

The prosecution, a coal merchant, residing in St. Radigund’s-street, said the prisoner Sedgwick had been employed by him. On the 20th February there was about 10 in a box, used by him as a cash box. About 12 o’clock he missed the box.

Isaac Butts saw the two prisoner’s go into Olive’s house on the morning in question, about half past seven o’clock.

P.S. Ellis went with the prosecutor to the “Three Grenadiers” public house. He saw Sedgwick there eating his dinner. Scadden was lying on the floor, drunk, he told them the charge. On Sedgwick he found 1 5s., and on Scadden 1 17s 11 1/2d.

Olive was recalled, and identified two pieces of money found on Sedgwick. He also swore to a pocket, produced, as being one he used as a purse.

The Recorder having summed up, the jury immediately returned a verdict of guilty against both prisoners.

Sedgwick pleaded guilty to having been twice previously convicted.

They were sentenced, Sedgwick to three years’ penal servitude, Scadden six months hard labour.



HUNT W 1848+

DREW Richard 1858-62+ (also shopkeeper) (age 45 in 1861Census) Melville's 1858Post Office Directory 1862


Melville's 1858From Melville's Directory 1858

Post Office Directory 1862From the Post Office Directory 1862


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