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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1717-

King's Head

Latest 1839+

(Name to)

Opposite the Harbour

Ramsgate

Ramsgate Harbour map 1872

Above map,1872, kindly supplied and annotated by Bob Lee.

 

Originally just a coffee house called the "King's Head," this gained a license to sell intoxicating liquor in 1717 and changed name to the "King's Head Tavern."

 

From the Kentish Gazette or Canterbury Chronicle, Saturday 6 May to Wednesday 10 May, 1769. Price 2d.

RAMSGATE, THE 9TH OF MAY 1769

To be sold to the highest bidder, at the sign of the “King's Head,” in Ramsgate, on Tuesday the 16th instant May, at two o'clock in the afternoon.

The Sloop Ramsgate, Roger Bayly, late Master, Burthen about ninety Tons. The inventory to be seen at the place of sale.

 

From the Kentish Gazette, 17 January 1804. Price 6d.

RAMSGATE. TO be SOLD by AUCTION.

By Dyason and Son, on Monday the 23rd of January, 1804, at the “King's Head” Coffee-Room,

Two Dutch Hays, sent in as prizes by his Majesty's ship Immortalite, and since condemned in the High Court of Admiralty, with round sterns, and one deck, are well found in stores, carry great burthen, at an easy draught of water, are well calculated for rivers or coasting trades, or any other, where burthen is repaired.

No. 1. Hoy—length 65 feet, by 17 feet in breadth—admeasures about 80 tons.

No. 2. Ditto—length 57 feet by 16 feet in breadth—admeasures about 70 tons.

Each vessel will be sold with their anchors, cables, sails, and other stores, as they now lie.

After which the Cargoes of the said vessels will be sold in lots, consisting of osier wood in bundles, fit for the repaying of trails by the sea shore.—The sale to begin at one o'clock.

For further particulars apply to Edward Iggulden, esq. Deal, agent; or of the Auctioneers, Bath Place.

 

Kentish Gazette 20 July 1804.

On Monday died, Mrs. Richardson, wife of Mr. J. Richardson, master of the "King's Head Tap," Ramsgate.

 

Morning Advertiser 10 March 1830.

SALE BY AUCTION. KING'S HEAD HOTEL and TAVERN, Ramsgate.

By Mr. Charles Cottrell, at Garraway's Coffee-house, Cornhill, this day, March 10, at One, by order of the Assignees of Mr. Henry Haywood, a bankrupt.

That old-established Hotel and Tavern, with the Tap attached, desirably situated for carrying on business to any extent, and commanding a beautiful view of Ramsgate pier and harbour. The premises are neatly furnished and fitted up, and held upon two leases. Full particulars of which will be prepared, and may be had any time previous to the day of Sale; on the Premises; at the "Mitre Inn," Chatham; "King's Head Inn," Canterbury; "King's Head," and "Foy Boat," Margate; "Albion Hotel," Broadstairs; "Turk's Head," and "King's Arms Inn," Old Kent-road; the "Hero of Waterloo Inn," Waterloo-road; at the "Horns Tavern," Kennington; at Garraway's; of Messrs. Young and Ware, Solicitors, Blackman-street, Borough; and of the Auctioneer, York-terrace, Camberwell New-road.

 

From the Kentish Gazette, 23 January 1838.

DEATH.

Jan. 10, at Ramsgate, after many years’ severe affliction. Lucy, daughter of Mr. Henry Haywood, formerly of the "King’s Head Inn."

 

I also have reference to an "Old King's Head" addressed at Harbour Street which was in existence in 1828 and was opposite this one.

After a visit by King George IV in 1821, by royal warrant, the name was changed to the "Royal Hotel," and the Royal arms, used to stand outside the hotel up to the first world war.

 

LICENSEE LIST

RICHARDSON J Mr 1804+ ("King's Head Tap")

HAYWOOD Lucy 1826-28+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

HEYWOOD Henry 1823-Mar/30 Pigot's Directory 1828-29

HISCOCK Zachariah 1839+

 

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

 

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