Sort file:- St Lawrence, June, 2022.

Page Updated:- Wednesday, 15 June, 2022.


Earliest 1874-

Montefoire Arms

Latest 1874+


St. Lawrence


Post Office Directory 1874 gives reference to a "Montefoire Arms" at, St. Lawrence.

Further research has found the following showing it was still serving in 1876. It also gives the location as being in Hereson:-

I am wondering whether this is indeed the same as the "Montefoire Arms" of Ramsgate.


Kentish Gazette, 29 February 1876.


Mr. Coroner DeLasaux held an inquest yesterday (Monday) afternoon, at the "Montefoire Arms", Hersden, in the parish of St. Lawrence, upon the body of a man unknown which had been found under the cliff in that parish by a coastguard man early on Sunday morning.

Evidence having been taken as to the finding of the body, Charles Cribb, master of a barge lying in Ramsgate harbour, deposed to seeing a man walk into the sea near the London, Chatham, and Dover Railway Station at Ramsgate, shortly after eleven o'clock on Saturday night. He called to him but received no reply, and an alarm having been given, several persons made a search along the shore, but nothing could be seen of the man, who had plunged head foremost into the water when spoken to by the witness.

The body had not been identified, no papers, marks, or other means of identification having been found upon it. It appeared to be that of a man about 40 years of age, 3ft. 8ins high, of florid complexion, with dark hair turning grey, and a full facts closely shaven. The clothing was new, and consisted of black cloth trousers, striped cloth waist coat, two woollen shirts, socks, and side-spring shoes. No coat was found upon the body, but a hat was picked up about thirty yards off. The jury returned a verdict that the deceased drowned himself, but that there was no evidence to show his state of mind at the time.

The body of the man has since the inquest, been identified by a gentleman from Rotherhithe as that of his son-in-law. Mr. John Fulcher, of 20, New-Church-street, Paddington, an upholsterer, who left home on Wednesday morning for the ostensible purpose of paying some bills in the City. The deceased, who leaves a wife and four children, has been somewhat unsettled in his mind for some months, but no reason can be assigned for the rash act.




FOWLER John 1871-74+ (age 65 in 1871Census) Post Office Directory 1874



Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874


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