Sort file:- Sandwich, May, 2022.

Page Updated:- Tuesday, 10 May, 2022.


Earliest 1874-

Stour Inn

Latest 1903



Stour Inn 1903

Above photo, circa 1903, kindly sent by Michael Miram. Suggesting the pub was still open in this year.


From the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, 8 January 1887.


The following petitions have been filed in the Canterbury Bankruptcy Court:- John Dilnot Daniels, Sandwich, fly proprietor; solicitor, Mr. George Collard, Canterbury.


From the Canterbury Journal and Farmers' Gazette, Saturday, 29 January, 1887.


Re John Dilnot Daniels.

The official receiver said the debtor had been a licensed victualler and fly proprietor, at Sandwich. He commenced business about 20 years ago, and had no capital. His accounts show that he owed 215 to unsecured creditors. His assets consisted of furniture, fixtures, and other property worth 41 5s., and book debts 3 0s. 6d. The preferential claims amounted to about 8, the net assets being 36 15s. 6d. The bankrupt occupied for sometime the "New Inn," and, after leaving that, he went to the "Stour Inn." He left the "Stour Inn" with a considerable quantity of valuable household furniture. The sale of his furniture by Mr. W. D. Young (acting on behalf of the Court) realised about 8. He had a business as a fly proprietor, and he used in that business several horses and flys and a waggonette. When his property was taken under the bankruptcy he had in his possession one fly, which sold for less than 7, and a horse, which sold for a small sum. The case would require a good deal of investigation, and the bankrupt would have to account for many articles which he had in his possession shortly before his bankruptcy.

Mr. George Collard appeared for the debtor, and Mr. Frederick Hall (accountant, Deal and Sandwich) represented several creditors.

The debtor, who was subjected to a very severe examination by the official receiver, said: I left the "New Inn" two years ago. I was at the "Stour Inn" twelve months, and my valuation when I left it was 70 or 80. Mr. Flint wanted all that. I formally had three horses and 3 flies. The waggonette was not mine. I having son-in-law named Howell, a waiter at the "Fleur de Lis Inn," Sandwich. I gave him 10 worth of furniture for money I borrowed. Some furniture was taken away from my house to Mrs. Boast's. About 10 worth of my furniture was taken from her house to my brother-in-law, and a man named Beer, living at Stelling.

The official receiver: Your pretence is, I suppose, that you borrowed money of Beer, and gave him the furniture in payment.

The Debtor:- I had the 10 off Beer, and sold him the furniture. It was removed in a waggon at about 7 p.m. or 8 p.m., by gas light. I gave my daughter (wife of Howell) a perambulator just before Christmas. I have been short of money for a long time. I have been in debt ever since I left the "Stour Inn." Many of my debts were incurred last year. I borrowed 100 from Mr. Elgar, an independent gentleman. I told him I wanted to buy a carriage, and I bought one for 80 from Mr. Bligh. The waggonette I had either to buy or sell. The horse and harness I had to use whilst I was suiting myself with another, as I had had bad luck with my own two horses. No price was fixed upon for the horse and harness. When the waggonette was taken away, no furniture was sent with it. Another horse I sold for 20 to a man of whom I have previously borrowed 10. That only left me the horse that was sold at the sale.

By Mr. Hall:- I was obliged to sell furniture to get money. I have kept my books. I owed Mr. Hills (Dover) 130 and paid him 60 for a carriage and repairs.

By the Registrar:- My daughter was a barmaid at the "Fleur de Lis Hotel" before she married Howell. Howell paid 30 for furniture and a piano, and he has got money in the bank still.

The Registrar:- He is a lucky waiter then.

In answer to the Official Receiver the debtor said:- When I received some summonses I went to Mr. Payn (Canterbury), who assists people in difficulties.

By the Registrar:- Mr. Payn told me the only thing I could do was to file a petition. I saw him after Christmas.

The debtor was allowed to pass, the Official Receiver saying he would prefer that course to an adjournment, as he wanted the bankrupt and make the usual affidavit as to having disclosed all his property.

Before signing the document, the Registrar warned the bankrupt to carefully read it over and think what he was doing.

Daniels said the affidavit was correct, and he was then sworn and signed it.

[The statement of a Canterbury contemporary that this case was adjourned is incorrect.]



HAMBROOK Charles 1874+ Post Office Directory 1874

LAWRENSE Gilbert 1881+ (age 34 in 1881Census)

BRAZIER Albert 1882 Post Office Directory 1882

Last pub licensee had DANIELS John Dilnot 1885-86 Next pub licensee had


Post Office Directory 1874From the Post Office Directory 1874

Post Office Directory 1882From the Post Office Directory 1882



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