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Earliest 1858-

Good Intent

Latest 1918+

26 Hope Street

Mile Town



Sheerness Guardian, 22 September, 1860.


Monday, before E. Twopenny, (chairman), J. D. Dyke, Sir T. M. Tylden and the Rev. G. B. Moore.

General Licensing Day.

Mr. Hills made application on behalf of Mr. John Mills for a spirit license to the "Good Intent," Hope-street, Mile Town. The application was grounded on the fact that there were a large number of houses in the immediate neighbourhood requiring the accommodation, and that the house had formerly been licensed. It was also represented that the nearest houses having licenses were at the distance of 741 feet, 593 feet, 779 feet, and 338 respectively. Application refused.


South Eastern Gazette, 25 September, 1860.

Petty Sessions, Monday (Before E. Twopeny, Esq., in the chair, Sir J. M. Tylden, the Rev. G. B. Moore, and J. Dixon Dyke, Esqrs,)

The following applications were then made.

By Mr. Wightwick, for William Carpenter, beer-shop keeper, near the railway station, Sittingbourne, ("Globe and Engine") opposed by Mr. Hills, for the landlord of the "Fountain;" for J. C. Lombardy, of the "Prince of Wales" beer-shop, Smith's-hill, also opposed by Mr. Hills; and for Daniel Cooks, of the "Army and Navy" beer-shop, Blue Town, Sheerness.

By Mr. Hills for John Wood, Manor-street, Rainham; ("Unknown Name") for John Mills, of the "Good Intent," Mile Town, Sheerness; for John William Attwater, beer seller, of West Minster; and for Joseph Henry Burley, of the "Clarence Hotel," for a new house intended to be built in another part of Sheerness, opposed by Mr. Wightwich.

By Mr. Stephenson, for James Hughes, of Warden, near Eastchurch, opposed by Mr. Wilghtwick; and by Mr. Craven for John Selling, of Marine Town, Sheerness, opposed by Mr. Hills.

The magistrates having retired, on their return into Court announced they had granted licenses to John Wood, and Daniel Cook, of Blue Town, Sheerness; and others refused.


East Kent Gazette, Saturday 1 June 1867.

To Be Let. (With possession at Midsummer).

The "Good Intent" public house, situated in Hope Street, Mile Town, Sheerness. A good trade is done; and satisfactory reasons can be given for the present tenant leaving.

For further particulars apply at the Steam Brewery, Milton-next-Sittingbourne.


From the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald. 22 June 1867. Price 1d.


Thomas Monday, a tramp, was charged for that he on the 16th August, 1864, at Sheerness, did unlawfully entice away and detain a certain male child named Thomas Hagger, with intent to deprive Sarah Hagger, the mother, the possession of the said child.

Sarah Hagger, a single woman, living at Maidstone stated:- In the month of August 1864, I was lodging at the "Good Intent" beerhouse, Sheerness, and had my child a boy, then two years old with me. About two days after I went there the prisoner came to lodge at the same house. He had a boy about five years old with him. He took great notice of my child, and gave him little things. I did not think any harm of it, but after lodging there five or six days he left on the 16th August, in 1864, and I never saw my child from that day until this morning. The child produced by Lacy Day is my child. I am quite certain of it, and I know it by a mark on the right ear. I gave information to the police at the time, and followed the prisoner to Gravesend, where I lost all trace of him. I never saw him again until 7th June, inst., when I saw him in Stone Street, Maidstone, and I caught hold of him and asked where my child was. He said he did not know me nor anything of the child. He also denied to the police in my presence that he had never been at Sheerness. He afterwards admitted that he had taken my child and that it was alive and in the custody of a woman at Bristol.

Lucy Day stated:- I have been cohabiting with the prisoner almost twelve months, but during that time I have been living at 4, Points, Pole, St. Philip's, Bristol. He had the child claimed by Sarah Hagger when I first lived with him. He told me it was his child, and the mother was dead. I have kept the child ever since. Ha left Bristol an Easter Monday.

This with the evidence of Mr. Supt. Green, who received prisoner in custody, and which contained no very important facts was the case for the prosecution, and the prisoner upon being called upon for his defence stated as follows:- I've been a father and mother to it and kept it clean and plenty of necessaries and clothed it, and I could do no more than I have done for it. She lent me the child to take out begging, and I paid her 6d. a day.

Prisoner was committed to trial at the next Quarter Sessions.


Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald 12 February 1910.


The Licensing Sessions for the Sittingbourne Division were held on Monday, before Messrs. R. G. E. Locke (chairman), G. H. Dean, R. Mercer, T. E. Denson, H. Payne, C. Ingleton, J. Copland, W. R. Elgar, H. L. Webb, and W. N. Rule, and Lieut.-Colonel Thompson, C.I.E.

The annual report of Superintendent Crowhurst mentioned that two ale-houses and two beer-houses that had been referred for compensation were closed on December 31st last. These houses were the "Jolly Sailors," Milton; the "Criterion," Sheerness; the "Good Intent," Sheerness: and the "Sons of Sheppy," Minster.




LAWRENCE Henry 1858+

MILLS John 1860-82+ (age 36 in 1861Census)

HARRIS Henry 1891+

CATCHPOLE Frank George 1899-1903+ (age 32 in 1901Census) Kelly's 1903

PRETTY William 1913+

LEWIS Richard 1918+


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903



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