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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1717

White Hart

Latest Sept 1778

(Name to)

Bail Street

Folkestone

 

The name of the pub changed to the "Folkestone Arms" in September 1778, although there is still reference to it being called the "White Hart" in adverts in 1780.

 

From the Kentish Gazette, Sat. October 23 to Wednesday, October 27, 1731.

Kindly sent from Alec Hasenson.

Sale of Brandy and Tea at the White Hart at Folkestone on the 25th Inst.

 

From the Kentish Gazette, November 2 – 5, 1761. Kindly sent from Alec Hasenson.

Sale of a Messuage at Mr. Hills's, at the White Hart in Folkestone.

 

Folkestone Sessions Books 1765 – 1779 & 1792 - 1811.

General Sessions 29 April 1765.

Before John Hague (Mayor), Mr. John Jordan, Mr. William Pope, Mr. Thomas Baker, Mr. Thomas Rolfe, and Mr. John Baker.

Neat Ladd, James Francklyn, Chas. Hill, Thos. Wilton, Ambrose Dadd, Ric Boxer, Widow Jeffery, Widow Gittens, Ric Beear, Mary Gittens, and Joseph Trevillon were fined at this Session 3/4 each for having false measures in their houses, which fines were paid into the hands of the Overseers of the Poor.

Neat Ladd, George; James Francklyn, Rose; Charles Hill, White Hart; Thomas Wilton, no record; Ambrose Dadd, Chequers; Richard Boxer, Fishing Boat; Widow Jeffery, Royal George; Widow Gittens, North Foreland; Richard Beear, Three Compasses; Mary Gittens, Privateer; Joseph Trevillon, Crown.

 

Kentish Gazette 3 December 1768.

To be sold by auction on Wednesday the 21st day of this instant December, at the White Hart in Folkestone, between the hours of Two and Three of the clock in the afternoon; The freehold of six acres of woodland, lying in Rainden Wood, in the Hundred of Folkestone, of the growth of six years. For further particulars enquire of Mr. Robert Tournay, Attorney, at Hythe.

 

Kentish Gazette, 7 December 1768.

To be sold by auction.

On Wednesday the 21st day of this instant, December, at the "White Hart" in Folkestone, between the hours of 2 and 3 of the clock in the afternoon.

The freehold of 6 acres of woodland, lying in Reindeer Wood, in the hundred of Folkestone, on the growth of 6 years.

For further particulars enquire of Mr Robert Tournay, Attorney, at Hythe.

 

Kentish Gazette 8 March 1769.

Cock Fighting.

At Mr. Charles Hills, the White Hart, in Folkestone, on Tuesday and Wednesday, the 14th and 15th of this inst. March, between the Gentlemen of Canterbury and Folkestone. To show twenty one cocks on each side, and to fight for four guineas a battle, and ten the odd. To weigh on Monday, the 13th. There will be a good ordinary on the table at one o'clock.

 

Kentish Gazette, Wednesday 24 May 1769.

A sale of ready made goods &c, by Jonas Clifton, silk-weaver and Warehouseman, from Shoreditch, London.

Who now sells his curious British loom Quilting for Ladies Peticoats, bedgowns, and gentlemens Winter Waistcoats, exceedingly rich, neat, and serviceable;........

Shopkeepers furnished on the best terms.

He will this be this Week, at the "Black Swan," Dover; and next Week at the "White Hart," Folkestone.

 

Kentish Gazette 17 March 1770.

Auction Notice.

To be sold by auction, on Tuesday, the 27th instant, at the White Hart, in Folkestone;

The anchors, cables, sails, materials and stores saved out of the Dutch hoy “de Vrouin Judick”, Capt. Broer Jan de Boer, which was stranded between Folkestone and Sandgate Castle, to be put up as usual in small lots.

Any further particulars may be known by applying to Messrs. Menet and Fector, Merchants, at Dover.

 

Kentish Gazette 28 July 1770.

Notice.

To be sold by auction on Thursday the 2nd day of August at two o'clock in the afternoon, at the sign of the White Hart in Folkestone:

A freehold dwelling house, with four rooms on a floor, fit for a genteel family, with a stable and out-house, a yard and garden, a good cellar, and running water near the door side, situated near the market in Folkestone, and now in the occupation of Thomas Chapman.

For further particulars, enquire of John Chapman, Baker, in Folkestone.

 

Kentish Gazette 19 March 1771.

Advertisement.

Cock Fighting – At Mr. Hill's, at the White Hart, at Folkestone, on Wednesday and Thursday, the 27th and 28th of this instant.

Between the gentlemen of the Weald of Kent and Canterbury and the gentlemen of East Kent and Folkestone, to show twenty one cocks on each side, for four guineas a battle, and ten the main.

A close pit, and a good ordinary at table at one o'clock.

 

Kentish Gazette 18 May 1771.

Cock Fighting.

At Charles Hill's, at the White Hart, Folkestone, on Wednesday and Thursday, the 22nd and 23rd of this instant, May, between the gentlemen of Canterbury and Bridge and the gentlemen of Folkestone. To show eleven cocks on each side each day, for four guineas a battle, and ten the main. Two large cocks to be fought both days before dinner for five guineas a battle.

A close pit, and a good ordinary on table each day at one o'clock.

 

From the Kentish Gazette, Wednesday, December 30, 1772. Price 1d.

COCK FIGHTING.

At the “White Hart,” at Folkestone, between the gentlemen of Folkestone and Canterbury.

To shew twenty-one Cocks on each side, for FIVE GUINEAS a Battle, and TEN the odd battle.

A good ORDINARY on Table at One o'clock.

 

Kentish Gazette 6 January 1773.

Cock Fighting.

At the White Hart, Folkestone, between the gentlemen of Folkestone and Canterbury. To show twenty one cocks on each side, for five guineas a battle and ten the odd battle.

A good ordinary on table at one o'clock.

 

Kentish Gazette 3 March 1773.

Cock Fighting.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the ninth and tenth days of March, one thousand seven hundred and seventy three, will be fought, at the White Hart, in Folkestone, between the gentlemen of Folkestone and Canterbury, a grand match, to show twenty one cocks on each side, for ten guineas a battle and fifty guineas the main.

Dinner on the table each day at one o'clock precisely.

 

Kentish Gazette 23 June 1773.

Advertisement.

To be sold by auction on Thursday, the first day of July next, at the sign of the White Hart, in Folkestone, between the hours of two and four in the afternoon (unless disposed of in the meantime by private contract) all those two new-erected messuages of tenements, with the ground and appurtances thereunto belonging, situate, lying and being in the town of Folkestone, in a certain street there called Gulstone, and now in the occupations of John Brockman and ---- Wood. And also all that storehouse and shop, situate at the back part of a street called Fisherman's Row, in the said town of Folkestone, and now occupied by Thomas Hawkes, sail maker. To be put up in separate lots.

For particulars enquire of Mr. Wickell, at Folkestone.

 

Kentish Gazette 9 November 1776.

Advertisement.

James Bateman, at the White Hart Inn, Folkestone, begs leave to acquaint the public that he intends every Tuesday and Saturday morning, at Half past Eight O'Clock, to set out from Folkestone to Mr. Richard Barrett's, at the sign of the Folkestone Cutter, at Dover, with a genteel post-chaise, able horses, and a careful driver.

To begin for the first time on Saturday next, and to return to Folkestone on the evenings of those days.

To carry passengers at One Shilling and Sixpence each.

Parcels, &c., will be taken in, and carefully delivered, with the greatest punctuality.

The favour of his Friends, and the Public in general, will be ever most gratefully acknowledged.

By their most obedient humble servant,

James Bateman.

Folkestone, November 11th, 1776.

Note: Date for name change to Folkestone Arms is at variance with More Bastions.

 

Kentish Gazette 26 March 1777.

Came astray, on Tuesday the 18th day of this instant March, to the house of James Bateman, commonly called or known by the sign of The White Hart in Folkestone, a handsome pointer dog. Whoever owns the same, by applying as above, describing the marks and blighs, and paying the charges of advertising and keep, may have the same again.

Note: This extends the life of the White Hart from 1772.

 

Kentish Gazette 17 - 21 October 1778.

Tomorrow, Thursday the 22nd inst. Mrs. Harrington attends at the White Hart, Folkestone, and for that day only takes the most striking likenesses, in one minute, at 2s 6d each. Mrs. Harrington respectfully solicits those inclinable to honour her by sitting, to favour her on that day, as engagements in London will not permit a longer stay.

 

Kentish Gazette 23 June 1779.

Advertisement: Stolen or Strayed from the "White Hart Inn," in Folkestone, on Monday, the 6th day of June instant: A large, handsome, white greyhound dog, with a few brindled spots on his head and rump, remarkably deep-chested, and answers to the name of Smoker.

Whoever will give information of such dog, so that he may be had again, to James Bateman, at the White Hart aforesaid, shall receive half a guinea reward for their trouble, and whoever secretes the said dog after this public notice will be prosecuted for the same with the utmost rigour of the law.

 

Kentish Gazette 16 February 1780.

Advertisement: Cock Fighting: On Tuesday the 22nd and Wednesday the 23rd instant will be fought, at the "White Hart," Folkestone, a main of cocks, between the gentlemen of Folkestone and the gentlemen of Hothfield, with the adjacent parishes. To show eleven cocks on a side each day, for three guineas a battle, and six the odd.

A good ordinary at the White Hart each day at one o'clock.

 

 

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SMITH Ann 1717+

HILL Charles 1741-72

Renamed "Folkestone Arms."
 

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