Also known as simple the "Granby," and known as early as 1734
Evidently James or John Hall in 1851 decided to up and leave this
establishment, only to set up another public house in Radnor Street and
calling that the "Marquis
of Granby" as well.
This pub went on to be called the "Eagle
From the Folkestone Chronicle 26
November 1859. Transcribed by Jan Pedersen.
Wednesday November 23rd:- Before the Mayor, William Major, and James
Michael Clark, the reputed landlord of the "Marquis of Granby Inn,"
High Street, appeared to answer a summons obtained against him by the
Superintendent of Police, which charged him that being a licensed
victualler, he had knowingly harboured and permitted common prostitutes
and other disorderly persons to be, and assemble in the said house.
Defendant pleaded Not Guilty.
William Martin, Superintendent of Police, said on Monday night last
in company with P.S. Newman, he visited defendant's house; in the lower
room adjoining the bar a prostitute was sitting with two or three men
one of whom was drunk; in the upper room two or three more were dancing,
a man playing a fiddle. Had repeatedly cautioned defendant as to the
manner in which he misconducted his house, but without effect, and was
now compelled to summons him, from the constant complaints made by the
neighbours for the manner in which the house was conducted, and the
noises and disturbances arising from persons who frequented it.
P.S. Newman fully corroborated the statements made by the
Superintendent, and added that he had repeatedly known men to be in the
house who were associates of thieves.
The defendant generally denied the statements of the police, but the
magistrates considered the case as fully proved, and the Mayor announced
the decision of the bench to be a fine of 10s., and costs, with a
caution as to the conducting of the house in the future, and an
intimation that in the event of being again brought before them a fine
of £10 would be inflicted.
From the Folkestone Observer 4 May, 1861. Transcribed by Jan Pedersen.
DRUNK AND RIOTOUS
Monday April 29th: Before W.F. Browell, R.W. Boarer and J. Kelcey,
Elizabeth Collins, who had been out on bail, and who now appeared
with a child in her arms, was charged with drunkenness and riotous
conduct, on Saturday evening, outside the "Marquis of Granby" public
house, High Street. She pleaded in extenuation that she had met her
brother on Saturday, the first time for two years, and he had given her
a glass of spirits, to which she was unused, and having gone to the
"Marquis of Granby" for her brother, the landlord had turned her out of
doors. She had never before been in trouble. Her husband also said that
during the 17 years they had been married he had never known her to be
drunk. Fined 1s and 6s 6d costs, or imprisonment for 7 days. The fine
From the Folkestone Observer 19 July, 1862. Transcribed by Jan Pedersen.
DRUNK AND RIOTOUS
Monday July 14th:- Before The Mayor, R.W. Boarer and J. Kelcey, Esqs.
James Lightfoot, painter, was charged with being drunk and riotous.
P.C. Ryenolds was on duty in High Street about half past twelve, when
there was a great disturbance in front of the "Marquis of Granby," in
consequence of the prisoner being very drunk, and quarrelling. Defendant
said he only had five glasses of beer that evening. They Mayor thought
prisoner would be of more use at work than in prison, and as he had been
already two nights in prison, he would now be dismissed.
From the Folkestone Observer 13 August, 1864. Transcribed by Jan Pedersen.
DRUNK AND RIOTOUS
Tuesday August 9th:- Before James Kelcey, R.W. Boarer and S. Eastes,
William Pettit was charged with being drunk and riotous, and using
P.C. Hills said that about six o'clock last night he met the prisoner
coming up High Street, talking very loudly, in company of two soldiers
and two officers' servants. They went into the "Marquis of Granby" and
came out again. He was riotous and said he should use what b--- noise he
liked. Witness told him to go home, and as he refused, took him into
custody and brought him to the station. There were about thirty people
there when he was using the obscene language. One of the soldiers
attempted to strike the prisoner, but he did not attempt to strike in
The bench fined the prisoner 2s. 6d. – costs 4s 6d.
MUMMERY Thomas 1760s
BOLDEN John Listed 1775
MARKS Thomas 1779-1807
STEBBING Charles 1807-24 (No
HARRISON Thomas William 1824-46
HALL James (John) 1846-51
KENNETT John 1851-54
BANKS John 1854-June/57
DOWNS Robert June/1857-Feb/58
PINNOCK William Feb/1858-59
CLARK Michael 1859-61
FRODSHAM Samuel 1861-69
From the Pigot's Directory 1823
From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34
From the Pigot's Directory 1839
From the Pigot's Directory 1840
From Bagshaw Directory 1847
From More Bastions of the Bar by Easdown and Rooney
From the Folkestone Chronicle