Sort file:- Ramsgate, April, 2022.

Page Updated:- Sunday, 24 April, 2022.


Earliest 1841-

Hope and Anchor

Closed 1912

15 Brunswick Street (6 Waterloo Place 1841)



Kentish Gazette, 30 January 1844.


At Ramsgate, Mr. G. Hooker, aged 31, landlord of the "Hope and Anchor," at that place.


From the Kentish Gazette, 9 December 1845.


Brooks:— Nov. 26, at Ramsgate, Mr. J. Brooks, landlord of the "Hope and Anchor Inn," aged 41.


Kentish Gazette, 23 September 1851.

Desirable Investment.



AT the "ROYAL OAK INN," RAMSGATE, on THURSDAY, the 2nd day of OCTOBER, 1851, at Two for Three o'clock precisely in the Afternoon, in eight lots.

(Unless, at the time of Sale the Vendors shall deem it expedient to sell two or more lots together, or to divide any lot or lots):—

Lot 1:— All that newly erected and well built MESSUAGE and BREWERY, in TURNER’S PLACE, comprising an excellent Dwelling House with private entrance, four chambers, sitting room, kitchen and washhouse; a well arranged brewery with hop and tun rooms, dray house, office and cellarage, well supplied with water; also a stable and back entrance from Broad Street.— the whole let at 60 per annum

Lot 2:— All that well built FREEHOLD INN, or Public House, the "Hope and Anchor," situate in WATERLOO PLACE, near King street; containing four chambers, good club room and front parlour, with bow windows, back parlour, bar, front and back kitchens, capital beer cellar, with well of spring water and rain tank, enclosed yard, back entrance.— let at 28 per annum.


Kentish Mercury 13 March 1852.

Manslaughter Ramsgate.

Henry Rigden, a fisherman, of King Street, Ramsgate, was charged with manslaughter of David Londes, also a fisherman.

Mr Barrow for the prosecution.

Alfred Lampier, a mariner, of Ramsgate, said he was in the market on the 6th of September, when the deceased and prisoner were both there - they had been drinking. Witness heard the prisoner say to his wife that she had been drinking gin along with Sondes, the deceased. Words then ensued between Sonds and the prisoner, and they fought, when Rigden struck the deceased under the ear, and he fell back, his head coming in contact with the stone. The deceased was assisted to Mr Goldsmiths shop, after which he was led home.

Examined by the prisoner:- You were struck by Sondes. Heard the deceased was out after the occurrence.

Richard Darby gave similar evidence, and that the prisoner seemed much irritated by his wife having drank gin with the deceased.

Cross examined by prisoner:- You helped to pick up the deceased.

By the Judge:- Heard the deceased was out afterwards, but I did not see him.

George Hobday said he lodged with Sondes, and on the 6th of September he found him lying insensible on a barrow, when he carried him over to the chemist. Shortly after he was able to walk home, and he went upstairs and threw himself on the bed. Next morning he got him a powder from Mr Pratt; he died on the 12th of that month, six days after the fight.

By the judge:- On the Wednesday after the occurrence, I went out with the deceased. We had some peppermint and water at the "Hope and Anchor" public house.

By the prisoner:- The deceased said he would play cards at the "Hope and Anchor," but he did not do so.

Mr Curling, surgeon, of Ramsgate, said that he attended the deceased on the following Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, as a patient of the dispensary, then Mr Webster did so. He found him in bed complaining of headache, but no marks were visible; if there had been a violent blow the marks would have been apparent. Death arose from effusion of blood on the brain, which might have been caused by the fall in the marketplace.

By the Judge:- The deceased going out with rather have occasioned the flow of blood to the brain.

Mr Webster, also a surgeon at Ramsgate, gave similar opinions.

The prisoner was not defended by counsel, and he offered nothing in defence, but he appeared to express regret at the untimely end of the deceased.

His Lordship in addressing the jury, said it appears that the prisoner and the deceased had not had any previous quarrel, but the former was irritated by his wife having taken gin with the deceased, which led to the fight. The learned judge then went through the evidence, and placed it favourably to the prisoner before the jury, but pointing out that if death was a occasioned through a fight, although there might not be any wilful intention on the part of the survivor, he would be guilty of manslaughter. If the jury had any reasonable doubt as to the cause of death, they would give the prisoner benefit of such doubt.

The jury without hesitation brought in a verdict of "Not guilty".

The prisoner thanked the court, on which his lordship, after directing his discharge, told the prisoner to take care and never engage himself in another fight.



HOOKER Gilbert 1841-Jan/44 dec'd

BROOKS J Mr to 26/Nov/1845 dec'd age 41

WATSON John 1847+

GILBERT William 1851-67+ (age 51 in 1861Census)

WHITLOCK William 1867-71+

BARNETT William James 1881-91+ (also seaman at 15 Brunswick Street)

BRETT Charles 1901+

DIPLOCK William John 1903+ Kelly's 1903

FOREMAN Sydney 1907+

NEWLY Herbert Curling 1911+ (age 34 in1911Census)


Kelly's 1903From the Kelly's Directory 1903



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