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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1861-

Pelicans

Latest 1861+

Red Hill

Wateringbury

Pelicans Farmhouse 2011

Above photo 2011 by Oast House Archives Creative Commons Licence.

 

I have only found reference to this one so far in the 1861 census, however, the census gives three indications of people living in "Pelicans" as follows in the licensee list, so it seems to me that it used to be a large premises and working brewery. Further information from Dail Whiting tells me the following:- "‘Pelicans’ in Wateringbury was never a pub, though it was leased in the 19th century by the brewers Charles and Frederick Leney, probably for their workers. William West, who lived there in the mid 19th century, was the head brewer at Leney’s brewery, called "Phoenix Brewery", half way down Bow Road. "Pelican’s" was a very old name for the property which still stands on Red Hill, Wateringbury."

According to Wikipedia the building has 16th century origins.

Further information received from Dail Whiting, says the following:- Prior to 1849, ‘Pelicans’ was the residence of Farmer and Baptist minister William Fremlin, older brother to local Miller James Fremlin, who in turn was the father of Ralph Fremlin who founded the brewery in Maidstone which bore the Fremlin name. After William Fremlin moved from the village in 1849, William West, head Brewer at Leneys Phoenix Brewery moved in. My point is that Pelicans should not be in your chart/table ‘cos it was never a pub.

 

Further information found at the following link http://ancestraldata.com/ahnentafel/7504/ kindly sent by Michael Cooley.

 

LICENSEE LIST

GREEN Thomas 1861+ (Maltser age 28 in 1861Census)

MUGGETT William 1861+ (Waggoner age 40 in 1861Census)

WEST William 1861+ (Brewer age 48 in 1861Census)

 

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