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Sort file:- Maidstone, January, 2023.

Page Updated Maidstone:- Sunday, 08 January, 2023.

PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest ????

Maid of the Mill

Latest 1931-

21 Water Lane (Padsole lane in 1900)

Maidstone

 

Ind Coope & Co Ltd purchased a Messuage that was previously the "Maid of the Mill" from Budden & Biggs Brewery Ltd by conveyance and assignment dated 23 March 1931. The pub was not licensed at the time, so had closed previous to this date.

 

I will be adding the historical information when I find or are sent it, but this project is a very big one, and I do not know when or where the information will come from.

All emails are answered.

 

From an email received 7 January 2023.

I’m researching my links with the Porter family in Kent. I have a copy of the accounts of the Will of the late John Claude Porter of Maidstone. In it gives sales of freehold properties he owned, one of which given as “Maid of the Mill,” Maidstone, sold in December 1939 for 275. I am assuming albeit could be wrongly, that this is the same property you are looking into. I know he was licensee of the "Sun Inn," Maidstone for a number of years before enlisting for military duties in WW1. He seems to have been quite a character from what I am learning and owned a number of freehold properties in Maidstone and elsewhere.

I have no idea when he purchased "Maid of Mill," all I know, is the sale in 1939 he having died in March of that year.

Hope this helps.

Kind regards,

Rosemarie Greenhalf.

 

LICENSEE LIST

HEARNDEN Thomas 1858+

GOODBODY John 1861+ (age 33 in 1861Census)

BROWN John Henry 1871+ (age 29 in 1871Census)

BENGES William 1881+ (also carpenter age 34 in 1881Census)

PEMBROKE Anne Mrs 1882+

BRISTOW Deborah 1891+ (widow age 54 in 1891Census)

Last pub licensee had PENFOLD Henry William 1901-03+ (age 59 in 1901Census)

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