DOVER KENT ARCHIVES

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PUB LIST PUBLIC HOUSES Paul Skelton

Earliest 1769-

(Name from)

White Hart

Dec 1910

Newington

Sittingbourne

White Hart

Above photo, circa 1904-14, kindly sent by Peter Moynahan.

White Hart 1930

Above photo, 1930s, kindly sent by Debi Birkin.

Former White Hart

Above image from Google 2014.

 

There is also a "Newington near Hythe."

 

In 1869-70 the pub was part of a consortium who were advertising their goods of selling tea in response to grocers' selling beer and wine. (Click for further details.)

By 1769 the premises was owned by Julius Shepherd of Faversham, part of the Shepherd Neame brewery.

 In the early 20th century it became the White Hart Temperance Hotel which of course was free of alcohol. Before WW2 it changed to a general store which closed in the early part of this century. It's now (2020) a private residence.

 

26 March 1789.

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

Other property or occupiers: the White Hart, Newington (Wm. Hooper, victualler),

 

26 March 1793.

Insured: Julius Shepherd, Faversham, Kent, brewer.

Other property or occupiers: The White Hart Navington (William Hige victualler).

 

From a Headstone.

HEADSTONE.

TO THE MEMORY OF ANN BRETT, WIDOW WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE [ ] DECEMBER 1848.

AGED 82 YEARS LEAVING FIVE CHILDREN TO LAMENT ? THEIR LOSS

JOHN, MARY ANN, JAMES, EDWARD, THOMAS

(Eroded Verses)

 

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Dated 6th March 1843.

Ann Brett.

Her freehold cottage, with outhouse, yard and garden in Church Street, Newington, occupied by Charles Tapp. To her son Thomas, for ever, subject to him paying 160 to his siblings, John, Mary Ann, James and Edward Holland, or to the children of those who may have died before her, equally shared.

All household goods, furniture, linen, china, her clothes, to daughter, Mary-Ann. Her stock of wines, spirits, beer and liquors, with the fixtures, implements and effects used in her business as innkeeper and victualler, carried on for several years at the "White Hart", in Newington, and the goodwill, to daughter, Mary Ann and son Thomas, equally shared. If Thomas declines to carry on the business with Mary Ann, then the whole stock goes to Many Ann, provided she pays Thomas, 50, as his half share of business.

All ready money, invested money, money due on mortgage, bill, bonds or debts, and residue, subject to payment of her debts, funeral and probate costs, to her five children or children of those who may die before her, equally shared.

Son John and John Beaumont of Newington, Cordwainer, are executors.

Witnesses: George Dear Friend. Surgeon and James Buss.

Proved 17th March 1849.

 

Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald 12 February 1910.

LICENSING SESSIONS.

The Licensing Sessions for the Sittingbourne Division were held on Monday, before Messrs. R. G. E. Locke (chairman), G. H. Dean, R. Mercer, T. E. Denson, H. Payne, C. Ingleton, J. Copland, W. R. Elgar, H. L. Webb, and W. N. Rule, and Lieut.-Colonel Thompson, C.I.E.

In the past year 170 persons had been proceeded against for drunkenness, 42 being residents. This was a decrease of 17 compared with the return of the previous year.

The Chairman remarked that the report was very satisfactory. The Justices. he said, had been pursuing their policy of reducing the number of licenses,. and had referred four houses to the Compensation Authority. The four houses were the "White Hart" and "Sir John Falstaff," Newington; and the "Jolly Gardeners" and the "Woodman's Arms," Rainham. With these exceptions the whole of the licenses were renewed.

 

Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald 12 March 1910.

FOUR LICENCES TO BE REFERRED.

At the adjourned licensing sessions on Monday, Mr. R. G. E. Locke in the chair, formal evidence as to accommodation and the class of trade was given by Superintendent Crowhurst in the eases of the "White Hart" and "Sir John Falstaff," Newington, and the "Jolly Gardeners" and "Woodman's Arms," Rainham, the licences of which houses had not been renewed at the Licensing Sessions a month ago. Mr. A. Booth Hearn (Chatham), representing the owners (Messrs. Shepherd, Neame and Co.) and the tenant of the "White Hart," Newington, applied for the renewal of the licence. Formal application for renewal of the licences was also made in respect of the other three houses. The Bench, however, decided to refer all four licences to the Compensation Authority.

 

From the Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald, Saturday, 19 November, 1910.

EAST KENT LICENSING COMMITTEE. SUPPLEMENTAL MEETING.

The "White Hart," Newington, an alehouse, owners Messrs. Shepherd, Neame and Co., Faversham, tenant Mr. William Albert Skinner, in which the agreed total amount was 809 10s., to be divided as follows: owners 684 10s., licensee 125.

 

LICENSEE LIST

SHEPHERD Julius 1769 (owner)

HOOPER William 1789+

HIGE William 1793+

SKILLET John early 1800s (brewer of Rainham)

BATES James 1812+ (brewer of Sittingbourne)

BRETT Ann 1828-48 dec'd (age 70 in 1841Census) Pigot's Directory 1828-29Pigot's Directory 1832-34

BRETT Mary Ann 1855-58+

Last pub licensee had ROPER William 1869-82+ (also wheelwright age 70)

STEVENS James M 1891+ (age 33 in 1891Census)

SHEPARD Walter 1899+

SHEPARD Caroline 1901-03+ (widow age 31 in 1901Census)

SKINNER William Albert 1908-Dec/1910

LARKIN Frank 1930s (Temperance Hotel)

DADSON Frank 1936+ (finally became a general store)

https://pubwiki.co.uk/WhiteHart.shtml

 

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

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

 

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