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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1869-

Royal Oak

Latest 1908+

Newnham Street

Newnham

Royal Oak 1908

Above postcard, circa 1908. Kindly sent by Rory Kehoe.

 

Only reference found to this one at present has been in the census of 1871. The licensee was described as a Beer Trader.

 

Kentish Gazette 12 January 1869.

COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS.

On Thursday last, before the Hon. G. W. Milles, M.P., Mr. Sergeant Spinks, and Mr. R. J. Hilton, Esq.,

John Sellen, the younger, of Newnham, labourer, was summoned for assaulting Friend Allen Hope, at Newnham, retailer of beer, on the 12th December.

After hearing the evidence Mr. Milles said the Bench considered that the defendant had committed the assault, and he would be fined 19s. including costs.

 

Kentish Gazette, 11 January 1876.

CAUTION TO BEERHOUSE KEEPERS.

Walter Austin, keeper of the "Royal Oak" beerhouse, Newnham, was summoned for keeping his house open during prohibited hours on Sunday, the 2nd inst.

Police sergeant Bates deposed to visiting defendant's house in plain clothes on the morning in question. He noticed defendant and his father standing in the high road as he approached the house, and when they saw him they ran round to the side of the house. He followed, and saw two men run away from the pig-stable up to the pig-pound. He then went into the stable, where he found the defendant's father. Defendant himself was in a loft above, and witness found a can containing beer there. Defendant then said, "I did draw it and give it to the men."

Mr. Delasaux, who appeared for the defendant, contended that there was no evidence that defendant kept his house open for the sale of beer, nor proof that any beer was sold, drank, or ordered. he called Charles Austin, father of the defendant, who deposed that Pilcher came to his son's house to look at some pigs and to pay for some wood; these were the only two men there. They did not go into the house at all, but stood by the pig pound. No beer was drawn that morning.

The two men Pilcher and Ray also deposed that they did not see or partake of any beer, and that they did not go into defendant's house or stable. There was a discrepancy in their evidence, however, as to who went to the pig pound first, Ray stating that Pilcher came up while he was there and vice-versa.

The defendant had laid himself open to a penalty of 20 for lodging a convicted thief, as was his father, after repeated convictions.

James Pilcher and Henry Ray, labourers, were then charged with being at the above-mentioned licenses premises during prohibited hours.

Superintendent Mayne withdrew the summons on the defendant's paying the costs (6s. 6d. each.)

 

 

LICENSEE LIST

HOPE Friend Allen 1869-71+ (age 41 in 1871Census)

AUSTIN Walter 1876+

ROBBINS Edward 1891+ (age 57 in 1891Census)

 

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