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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1779-

Red Lion

Latest 1862+

Harbour Street

Whitstable

 

Kentish Gazette, Wednesday 11 August 1779.

To be sold by private contract.

A Sloop called William and Mary, with all her masts and rigging now standing. She now lies in Whitstable Bay, is about 40 tons, well sound, a prime sailor, and fit for immediate service.

For particulars enquire of Matthew Browning, at the "Red Lion," Whitstable, where an inventory may be seen.

 

Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal, Tuesday 15 November 1796.

Friday evening died, Mrs. Browning, wife of Mr. Browning, "Red Lion," Whitstable.

 

Kentish Gazette, Tuesday 29 August 1797.

Thursday afternoon died, age 51, Mr. M. Browning, master of the "Red Lion Inn." Whitstable.

 

26 March 1789.

Insured:- Julius Shepherd, Faversham, Kent, brewer.

Other property or occupiers: the Red Lion, Whitstable (Matthew Browning, victualler);

 

26 March 1793.

Insured: Julius Shepherd, Faversham, Kent, brewer.

Other property or occupiers: Whitstable The Red Lion (Matthew Browning victualler);

 

From the Kentish Chronicle 24, December 1859.

WHITSTABLE. DEATH.

On Saturday night last at eleven o’clock, Mrs. Marianne Gardner for upwards of fifty years an inhabitant of the parish, and for twenty years landlady of the "Red Lion Inn," departed this life. She was one of the kindest of parents, and an excellent neighbour, she has left surviving her, four sons and three daughters who will greatly feel the loss; she was universally respected here and in the neighbouring villages.

 

From the Kentish Chronicle and General Advertiser, 4 January, 1862. Price 1 1/2d.

William Lester, landlord of the “Red Lion” public-house, Whitstable, was fined 1s. and costs for having company drinking in his house during the prohibited hours on the morning of Sunday, the 27th December.

The case was proved by the evidence of P C. David Hoad, K.C.C., who visited the house at a quarter-past twelve o'clock on the morning of the day in question. Five men were then standing at the bar drinking what the policeman believed to be gin, and two men were seated in one of the rooms. The defendant admitted the circumstances as stated by the policeman, but pleaded that he was not aware it was past the hour for closing, as his clock got out of repair a day or two before and he had not had time to get it repaired.

 

Kentish Gazette, Tuesday 31 May 1864.

WHITSTABLE.

The Whitstable running club commenced operations for the season on Wednesday evening, when a match of strokes was played between the married and single men. The former on this occasion proving the victors. There was some good running on both sides. A meeting was afterwards held at the "Red Lion Inn," when Mr. Edward Nicholls was elected treasurer of the club.

 

From the Kentish Chronicle, 4 June, 1864.

THE WHITSTABLE RUNNING CLUB.

This Club commenced operations for the season on Wednesday evening, when a match of strokes was played between the married and single men. The former on this occasion proving the victors. There was some good running on both sides. A meeting was afterwards held at the “Red Lion Inn,” when Mr. Edward Nicholls was elected treasurer of the club.

A running match took place on the “salts” on Wednesday evening, between Messrs. Humphrey, J. Ridden, and J, Friend, for 1. The distance was 20 rods. Humphrey came in the winner, but was followed very closely by Rigden. The distance was run in 16 seconds.

 

Kentish Chronicle, Saturday 12 May 1866.

Whitstable.

To be sold by auction by Mr. J. T. Reeves at the "Red Lion Inn," Whitstable.

On Wednesday, 16th May, 1866, at half-past three o'clock in the afternoon to a minute.

In one lot, all that messuage or Tenement and double fronted corner shop, with the ground and hereditaments thereto belonging, situated in Harbour Street, Whitstable, and now occupied by Mr. Thomas Weatherly.

For further particulars and conditions of sale, apply to the Auctioneer, Whitstable, or to Messrs Sankey, Son and Flint, Solicitors, Canterbury.

 

I am informed that in 1866 a fire damaged the premises. Further details hopefully to be added.

I believe that William Lester moved on to the "Duke of Cumberland" which could well have stood next door, or certainly nearby both being addressed at one time as Harbour Street.

 

LICENSEE LIST

BROWNING Matthew 1779-Feb/97

GARDNER Thomas 1828+ Pigot's Directory 1828-29

GANN James 1832-39+ Pigot's Directory 1832-34

REEVES Alice 1840+ Pigot's Directory 1840

GRAVES Joseph "John" 1847-58+ (age 67 in 1851Census)

LESTER William 1861-62+ Next pub licensee had (age 43 in 1861Census)

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Pigot's Directory 1828-29From the Pigot's Directory 1828-29

Pigot's Directory 1832-34From the Pigot's Directory 1832-33-34

Pigot's Directory 1840From the Pigot's Directory 1840

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