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George Inn

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73 High Street

Milton Regis


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Kentish Gazette, Saturday 4th August 1770.

To be sold publicly to the highest bidder, on Friday the 17th day of August, 1770, at the sign of the "George" in Milton, next Sittingbourne, between the hours of 4 and 6 of the clock in the afternoon, upon the conditions then produced.

A Messuage or Tenement, and the Barn, Stable, Buildings, and about 15 Acres of Land, more or less, thereto belonging, situate and being in the parish of Ministea, in the Isle of Sheppey, and now in the Occupation of James Bissenden or his undertenants.

For further particulars, inquire of Mr. Mattson, Attorney at Law, at Sandwich.


Kentish Gazette Saturday 8 June 1771.

To be Let, at Midsomer or immediately, if required.

The "George Inn" at Milton, next Sittingbourne.

For particulars, enquire of Mr. John Bean, at the said Inn.


Kentish Gazette, Tuesday 23 June 1772.

To be sold by auction, by Mr. John Smith, at the "George Inn" at Sittingbourne in the County of Kent, on Monday the 17th day of July next, and the 6 following days (Saturday excepted.)

All the Post Chaises, Post Coach, Horses, Household Furniture, Plate, Linen, China, a large Quantity of Wine, Brandy, Rum and other effects, late belonging to Joseph Jones, a bankrupt; and also the Lease of the said Inn, with the Appurtenances thereto belonging, for the remainder of a term of 14 years, whereof there were 12 years unexpired at Lady-day last.

The Goods to be viewed the Friday and Saturday before the day of sale, and catalogues may be had, after the 1st of July, at the "George Inn" at the Borough of Southwark, at the "Marquis of Granby" at Dartford, at the "Crown" at Rochester, at the "Mitre" at Chatham, at the "Ship" at Queenborough, at the "Dolphin" at Faversham, at the "Antwerp" at Dover, at the "Saracens Head" at Ashford, at the "Fountain," the "Red Lion," and "Kings Head" at Canterbury, at the "Star Inn" at Maidstone, at the "Dover Castle" at Greenstreet, at the "George" and "White Hart" at Milton, at the "Green Lion" at Rainham, at the "Rose," "George," and "Red Lyon," at Sittingbourne, and of Mr. John Smith, Auctioneer, at Sittingbourne.


Kentish Gazette, 13 September, 1780.

"George Inn," Milton next Sittingbourne.

Elizabeth Wilson begs leave to acquaint her friends and the public in general, that she will carry on the Business of the said Inn, and returns her most grateful thanks for the favours received in her late husband's time; and by her constant endeavour to please, she ever hopes to merit their continuance, which will be thankfully acknowledged.

By the most obedient humble servant, E. Wilson.


From the Kentish Gazette, 6 January 1804. Price 6d.

A New-built Brick, Timber, and Tile Freehold House. To be Sold by Auction, by Mr. BATTEN, on Friday the 6th January, 1804, at twelve o'clock, at the sign of the “George Inn,” at Milton near Sitttingbourn, a substantial new-built Messuage or Tenement; comprising one parlour; one kitchen, with oven; four small bed chambers, neatly fitted with stoves and grates; situated opposite the sign of the “Lord Nelson,” King's Ferry, in the parish of Iwade; together with an unexpired term of about twenty-one acres of rich fertile marsh-land, now in the tenure and occupation of Mr. W. South, leaving the place.

For particulars apply on the premises; to Mr. Fosset, Solicitor, Sittingbourn; and at the Auctioneer's, St. Margaret's-Bank, Rochester.


From the Kentish Gazette, 27 September 1836.



AT the "George Inn," MILTON, next SITTINGBOURN, on WEDNESDAY, the 5th October, 1836, at One o'clock io the afternoon.

LOT 1:— An that very eligible piece of FREEHOLD ARABLE LAND, very desirable for a Brick-yard, there being a fine large quantity of fine brick earth, situate adjoining to Blind Lane and the Town Meads, in the Parish of MILTON aforesaid, containing by admeasurement two acres, one rood, and three perches, be the same more or less, now in the occupation of Henry Webb, tenant from year to year.

Lot 2:— A FREEHOLD MESSUAGE or DWELLING-HOUSE, now and for some time past used as a BEER-SHOP, called the "Carpenters' Arms;" together with a JOINER'S WORKSHOP, Wheelwright's Shop, detached saw lodge, work shed and timber yard, and appurtenances, in the occupation of John Goldfinch, tenant from year to year.

Also SEVEN FREEHOLD MESSUAGES or TENEMENTS, adjoining the before mentioned premises, with large yard, well of water, and appurtenances to the same, all which premises are desirably situated at the upper end of the Town of MILTON aforesaid, in the occupation of — Osmce, — Steers, — Page, and — Gower, tenants from year to year; and — Price, — Olliss, and — Burgess, weekly tenants, at rents amounting together to upwards of 50 a year.

The Estates may be viewed by leave of the Tenants.

Further particulars of Lot 1 may be known by applying to William Jeffreys, Esq. Banker, Chatham; or of Messrs. Hinde, Solicitors, Milton and Sittingbourn; and of Lot 2 of Messrs. Hinde, or of the Auctioneer, Milton aforesaid; if by letter, post paid.


From the Kentish Gazette, 1 February 1842.


A party of the inhabitants dined together at the "George Inn." Mr. Wood served up a substantial old English feast. The poor were regaled with plum pudding and tea, and the day will be long remembered by them.

Regarding the christening of the Prince of Wales, the Heir Apparent to the British crown. Paul Skelton.


From the Faversham Gazette, Saturday 3 November 1855.


Our obituary this week records the death, at the advanced age of 79, in the Milton Union House, of William Crump, once well known in the cricketing world, but more particularly in the neighbourhood of Leeds and Hollingbourne, near Maidstone, where he had many friends, he formerly kept the "George Inn," Milton, and was well respected in the town as an honest upright man, but affliction and old Father Time, compelled him to end his days in the Union House.


South Eastern Gazette, 25 September, 1860.


WEDNESDAY. (Before J. 'Espinasse, Esq., Judge.)

Henry William Moore, of the "George Inn," Queen-street, Miton-next-Gravesend, victualler, supported by Mr. Morgan, and Alfred Henry Keep, of Greenhythe, Kent, lighterman, supported by Mr. Goodwin, were discharged on bail till Oct 17.


East Kent Gazette, Saturday 31 May 1919.

A General Servant wanted.

Apply Mrs. Buggs, the "George Inn," Milton Regis.



BEAN John 1771+

WILSON Mr to Sept/1780 dec'd

WILSON Elizabeth Sept/1780+

GOUGE Thomas 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

REDMAN Thomas 1832+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

ELFICK Richard 1840+

CRUMP William ????

TARPE John 1851+ (age 57 in 1851Census)

Last pub licensee had JARRETT Thomas 1862-81+ (age 55 in 1881Census)

BUGGS George 1903-22+ Kelly's 1903


Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903


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