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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton and Jan Pedersen

Earliest 1845

Pilot Cutter

Latest 1859

 Harbour Street



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Folkestone Chronicle 3 January 1857.

Wednesday December 31st: Before W. Major, J. Kelcey and G. Kennicott esqrs.

William Henry Swain, licensed victualler, was charged by Sergeant Fleet with keeping his house open at improper hours. The constable went to defendant's house, the Pilot Boat, about 2 o'clock on Sunday morning last, and found some men standing smoking, and several glasses of beer on the table. They were all Folkestone men, and the landlord was present. Fined 1s and 8s 6d costs.


Folkestone Chronicle 24 August 1861.

Annual Licencing Day & Petty Sessions.

New Licences.

Wednesday August 21st:- Before the Mayor, James Tolputt, W.F. Browell, W. Major, W. Bateman, and A.M. Leith esqs.

Mr. Harrison said he appeared to support an application made by Mr. Thomas Golder, for a licence to be granted him for a house he had lately erected in Harbour Street. Mr Golder was no doubt well known to some of the bench, having lived in Folkestone all his life. He of course was determined to keep the house highly respectable; he might add that a house stood a short time ago near the spot where his new house was erected called the Pilot Cutter, but which was removed when the improvements were carried out; and also another house called the Folkestone Arms, which was in the vicinity, was removed. He trusted therefore to have shown sufficient to induce the bench to grant the application. Mr. Harrison also produced a petition numerously signed in favour of the application.

Mr. Boult said he was a publican in the immediate neighbourhood, and if this licence was granted there would be five licenced houses without a single house between them, three adjoining at one side of the street, and two at the other. There had been many houses pulled down in the immediate neighbourhood and very few rebuilt; some that had been were not let.

The Mayor in answer said that the bench had unanimously agreed to grant the licence.




MUMMERY Thomas 1840s+

BESSANT Sarah 1840s+

BATEMAN John 1840s+

CULLEN Jenkin 1850-55 (age 73 in 1851Census)

SWAIN William 1855-58 Next pub licensee had


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