Only seen at somewhere in this street in 1867 and under two different
licensees names. Another "Lord Clyde" was to be found at
19 Limekiln Street.
I am beginning to wonder, according to the date this pub was in
existence, whether it was formally titled the "Anglesea
Arms" at 7a Priory Street and previous to that the "Royal
George". Regarding the "Anglesea Arms"
the latest date I have seen being April 1866 when George Baker was in charge, but no
mention of the pub after that date. If I ever find a definitive address
that'll clear up this bit of detective assumption.
I have just found reference to this pub previously being called the "Anglesey
Arms" in the report of the burglary below, dated 25th January 1867. So
that clears that one up.
From the Dover Express and East Kent Intelligencer,
25 January, 1867.
George Clements, a labourer, was charged with stealing from the shop
of Mr. R. H. Forster, chemist, of Castle Street, two boxes of cigars,
value 21s., and two "refreshers," value 1s. 4d.
The prosecutor said that on the previous day the prisoner came into
his shop for a pennyworth of blue stone. He served him; but prisoner
shortly after leaving the shop returned and said prosecutor had given
him too much. He (prosecutor) therefore gave him a smaller piece, and
retired to his desk, where he had been writing. He went on with his
writing, and did not see the going of the prisoner; but shortly
afterwards he missed two boxes of cigars, which were previously standing
on the counter behind the shop door. He gave information to the police,
who in the course of an hour brought back the cigars, with the
refreshers or "vapourisers," which he identified as his property.
Ann Darton, the landlady of the "Lord Clyde" public-house, Priory
Street, said the prisoner had lodged at her house for the past two days.
On the day previous, shortly after two o'clock, the prisoner brought her
a parcel to take care of. It was wrapped in brown paper, and she did not
know what it contained, but placed it at the back of the bar. Shortly
afterwards a police-constable came to her and asked he if she knew
anything of a couple of boxes of cigars. She said she did not, but that
a lodger of hers had a short time before left with her a parcel, and the
policeman was welcome to look at it. On the constable opening the parcel
she saw that it contained two boxes of cigars. On the policeman asking
her if she could point out the young man who had left the parcel with
her, she replied that she could, and took the constable into the
taproom, where the prisoner was seated. On the constable asking the
prisoner how he had become possessed of the cigars, the prisoner said he
had bought them. The policeman then took him into custody.
Police-sergeant Stevens: About a quarter past three o'clock yesterday
afternoon I went to the "Lord Clyde" public-house, and received from the
landlady a parcel containing the boxes of cigars produced. The landlady
pointed out the prisoner as the man who had left them with her, and I
took the prisoner into custody. On asking him where he had got the
cigars, he said he had bought them from a man in the Market, and had
given 12s. 6d. for them. On searching him at the station-house, I found
on him the piece of bluestone produced, and the box containing the
"refreshers." On asking him where he had got the box, he said he bought
it with the cigars. The charge having been taken by the Superintendent
and read over to the prisoner, he repeated that he had bought the
The prisoner, who had nothing to say in his defence, was committed
for trial at the next quarter sessions.
From the Dover Express and East Kent News, Friday,
25 January, 1867.
John Hickey and George Wilson, the first a private in the 70th
Regiment, and the other a man who has been more than once previously
convicted, were charged with burglarously entering the premises of Henry
Moody's, St. James's Lane, and stealing therefrom four pairs of boots
and one odd boot, his property.
From the evidence of Sergeant Barton it appeared that at half past
six o'clock on the previous morning he was in Mill Lane, when his
attention was attracted to the back of Mr. Moody's house by observing a
shop shutter lying on the street. He passed through a narrow passage
leading into St. James's Lane where the prosecutor lives, and he there
saw just a shutter was down from Mr. Moody's shop that a square of glass
was broken in the shop window, and that there were no shoes near that
part of the window which had been broken. It seemed as if the show board
had been cleared of all it contained within reach of a person's arm. He
called up Mr. Moody, who, after the sergeant had been knocking about
twenty minutes, came down stairs. He let the sergeant in and they
examined the shop together. The shutters overlapped each other, and were
not fastened by a bar upon the outside, but by bolts in both the end
shutters. About ten o'clock Barton went to the "Lord Clyde" public house
(late the "Anglesey Arms"), in Priory
Street, accompanied by police-constable Geddes, and he there saw the two
prisoners. He told them he had come to take them in charge for
burglariously entering the premises of Mr. Moody, and stealing some
shoes. Wilson said he knew nothing about it and that he was in the
barracks of the 44th Regiment all night. The prisoner Hickey said that
he was in the barracks of his regiment (the 70th) all night. Barton then
took them to the station house where the charge was entered. Wilson then
said "I am not guilty." Hickey said, "I gave the shoes to the girl" (a
witness to be examined). After the men were in custody, and before the
charge was read to them at the station house Barton went back to the
"Lord Clyde," where he saw the girl (Mary Ann Smith), who gave one pair
of the boots which had been stolen from Moody's to police-constable
Geddes. The girl was conveyed to the station-house, and the prisoner
made the statements above recorded. Barton also said that between 12 and
1 o'clock on the same morning he was on duty in Townwall Street, when he
saw the two prisoners in the neighbourhood of St. James's Lane, and
going towards Moody's house.
By Hickey; I am certain I saw you. You had the collar of your coat
turned up and a handkerchief tied round your neck.
In reply to Wilson he said he was quite sure of his identity - he had
taken him twice for felony before. (A laugh.) He could pick him out of a
Mary Ann Smith, a woman of the town; I was at the "Lord Clyde," in
bed, yesterday morning at eight o'clock when the prisoners came to the
house. I came down stairs about ten minutes past eight. I then saw both
the prisoners. They were sitting in the tap-room, and Wilson asked me
whether I would have a glass of beer. I accepted the beer. I sat by the
fire a few minutes, and the soldier put the pair of boots in my lap, and
asked me if I would take care of them till the evening. Wilson was
present at the time. I said, "The boots look as if they had been
mended," and Hickey then said "Yes, I am a snob." (A laugh.) The men
continued to sit there; and about half an hour afterwards the police
came in, and saying something about boots they took the prisoners into
custody. The police shortly afterwards returned for the boots, and I
gave them up, and went with the constables to the police station.
By Hickey: I am a prostitute, that is true; but I speak the truth.
Other girls were in the room when you gave me the boots - Lizzie and
Polly; and they can say the same.
Police-constable Bailey; On Friday morning, between one and two
o'clock, I saw both the prisoners in a stable at Ladywell belonging to
Mr. Finnis. I took the lamp off my belt and put it in the soldier's
face. I am quite certain as to the identity of both the men.
Henry Moody, a shoe maker carrying on business in St. James's Lane:
My shop has not been opened since last Saturday - on account of the
snow. I put up the shutters when they were last closed, and put in "pinners"
at both ends. The shutters were old; and could easily be prized open. On
Sergeant Barton calling me up yesterday morning, I went down and found
that one of the panes of glass in the window of my shop was broken, and
one of the shutters down. Amongst the boots I missed where three pairs
of side springs, one pair of buttoned boots, and one woman's shoe. They
were all standing near the broken window. The pair of boots now produced
are one of the pairs with elastic sides. They are worth about 4s. The
value of the rest is about 24s. I looked at the shutters after the
sergeant called me, and saw they had been prized open. My shop was safe
the night before last when I went to bed.
Superintendent Coram here asked for a remand of the prisoners.
The prisoners, who now declared that they were drinking at the "Rose
and Crown" the whole of the night in question, were then remanded, and
the witness Smith was bound over to appear.
GILES to Mar/1867
BARTON Mr Mar/1867+
BARTON Ann 1867+