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Mount Pleasant

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Mount Pleasant?



Post Office Directory 1874 mentions a "Mount Pleasant" at Minster. No further information is given but I have reference to another pub in the area called "Prospect House" and addressed as Mount Pleasant, so I am assuming the pub was named after the area.

Further research suggests that they are one and the same.


Kentish Gazette, 30 April 1844.


George Emilius Hannam, Esq., having lately retired from the occupation of Alland Grange, in the parish of Minster, Thanet, regaled his workmen with an excellent dinner, at the "Mount Pleasant Inn," on Saturday last.

The men were loud in their plaudits of their late master for his kindness to them, not only as a master but as a friend to help them when occasion required. This gentleman has been a resident of Alland Grange about 14 years, during which time most of the men have been in his employ. We may say of him that he was always ready to lend an helping hand to any that were in need; and likewise to any society that was formed for the benefit of the agricultural labourers, and that his generous acts will be long borne in the breasts of those who really appreciated his worth.

The farm is now in the occupation of Harry Neame. Esq., who has already given ample proof that he will be like his predecessor, a good master and willing friend. Three cheers were given for G. E. Hannam, Esq. and H. Neame, Esq., after which the happy party departed to their homes, highly delighted with the afternoon’s entertainment.


From the Kentish Gazette, 12 September 1848.

ISLE OF THANET. Burglaries.

In consequence of upwards of thirty felonies and burglaries having been committed within the last two months, by a gang from the metropolis, and producing the greatest alarm, a special sessions of the county magistrates resident in Thanet, was, upon the requisition of two principal inhabitants, on Friday last, held at the "Mount Pleasant" public-house, situate near the Union Workhouse. Thirty-nine persons, residing in the parishes of Thanet, were sworn in as social constables by John Boys, and Thomas Blackburn, Jun., Esqrs., for three months, and received staves of office. The justices at the same time intimated, that on Wednesday next, at their weekly petty sessions, at the Town Hall, at Margate, they would swear in the duly qualified persons who were not present at the preceding meeting.


From the Kentish Chronicle, 5 January, 1861.


On Saturday last, C. J. Fox, Esq, deputy coroner, held an inquest at the "Mount Pleasant Inn," Minster, on the body of James Bright, an inmate of the Thanet Union-house, aged twelve years. It appeared that at about one o’clock on Thursday the deceased and a boy named Wilmott, 10 years of age, went to the drying ground adjoining the union, for the purpose of looking at a bird trap they had set there. The ground was covered with snow, and in passing over a tank sunk in the ground, the trap having been left open, the deceased fell into the water, 7ft. or 8ft. deep. He was got out in about half an hour. Isaac Boughey, who is entrusted with the key of the tank-lid, said he generally locked it up at eight, and unlocked it again in the morning, but on account of the snow he did not do so on Wednesday night. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental Death," with a recommendation that the guardians should have the tank in question closed, and a pump fixed thereto.


Thanet Advertiser, Saturday 5 October 1889.

The "Mount Pleasant Inn."

At the adjourned licensing session, held at Ramsgate, on Monday, the license of the "Mount Pleasant Inn," Minster, the renewal of which was ordered to stand over at the Annual Licensing Sessions, was renewed to the present holder, Baron Walter Stratford.



SHEPPARD William 1874+ Post Office Directory 1874

STRATFORD Baron Walter Oct/1889+


Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874


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