Sort file:- Dartford, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 07 March, 2021.


Earliest 1736-


Latest 1804+




There is a "George" address yet unknown that it is said changed name to the "Cock and Lyon" around 1707. So if that information is correct, this is a different pub, less it changed name back again.


I have reference to a "George" address yet unknown, that was mentioned in the Kentish Gazette of 1804.


Derby Mercury, Friday 3 December 1736.

On Saturday last died, at Dartford in Kent, Mr. George Swift, master of the "George Inn" there, which he kept many years with great reputation. He is said to have died worth 30,000, the bulk of which he has left to his two daughters, both unmarried.

From the Kentish Gazette, 3 January 1804. Price 6d.


Valuable and Improvable. Freehold Farms, TO be Sold by Auction, by Peter Cone, Burrell, and Foster, at the “George Inn,” Sittingbourne, on Friday the 6th of January, 1804, at twelve o'clock, in two hits.

Lot 1. WYBORNS. A valuable Freehold Sheep Farm, distributed into 15 enclosures, with several useful and necessary buildings, in Farm House, Barn, and other conveniences, in the parish of Minster, four miles from Sheerness, and about forty-four miles from London; containing 177 acres, 3 roods, and 7 perches of excellent land, compact in a ring fence, let at present to M. William Plane, on lease expiring Michaelmas next, at the very old low rent of 57 10s. per annum, but of the estimated value of 150 per annum net.

Lot 2. MINSTER ABBEY, immediately adjoining, consisting of 3 good Farm House, built of stone, three stories-high, with Barn, Yard, and Lodges, and the ground divided into 17 distinct enclosures, the far greater part feeding land, situate also in the parish of Minster, and containing altogether 310 acres, 3 roods, and 34 perches, divided only by the road leading from Eastchurch to Sheeness, let to Mr. Brett for a term, of which four years only remain unexpired, at a very old and low rent of 200 per annum, but of the estimated value of full 300 per annum net.

May be viewed by leave of the tenants, till the sale, on application to Mr Rouse, senior, of Minster, who will shew the farms; of whom particulars may be had; of Brym Bentham, esq. Sheerness at the “Star,” Maidstone; “Fountain;” Canterbury, “Crown,” Rochester; “George,” Sittingbourne; “George,” Dartford;White Hart,” Gravesend; “Ram and Bell Inns,” Smithsfield; at Lloyd's Coffee-house; of Messrs Williams and Brooks, “Lincoln's Inn,” New Square; and of Messrs. Peter Coxe, Burrell, and Foster, Throgmorton-street, where plans of the estates may be seen.




SWIFT George to Dec/1736 dec'd

CULLEN Thomas 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29


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


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