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A listing of London historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Deptford, Kent in the parishes of St Pauls or St Nicholas - now partially in London.
Residents at this address
1809/Chas Powis, Ship Defiance, Grove street, Deptford/../../Holdens Directory
1823-24/Jno Powvey, Ship Defiance, Grove Street/../../Pigots Directory
1826/John Povey/../../../London Directory
1832-34/John Povey, Ship Defiance, Grove Street/../../Pigots Directory
1836/John Powvey, Ship Defiance, Grove street/../../Pigot's Directory
1840/John Powvey, Ship Defiance, Grove street/../../../Pigots Directory
1846/John Rutter, Ship Defiance, Grove Street, Deptford/../../../Post Office Directory
1848/John Rutter/../../../../Post Office Directory
1852/John Rutter, Ship Defiance, Grove Street, Deptford/../../Archdeacons Directory
1856/John Rutter/../../../../Post Office Directory
1858/J Rutter/../../../Melvilles Directory
1862/James Pearcey, Ship Defiance, Grove street, Deptford SE/../../../Post Office Directory
1869/Benjamin Adam/../../../../Post Office Directory
November 1868/B Adams/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
November 1868/T Matthew/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
January 1872/Francis Day, an attorney to Jeremiah Mullins/Outgoing Licensee/../../Era
January 1872/Dennis Mullins/Incoming Licensee/../../Era
1874/D. Mullins, Ship Defiance, Grove street, Deptford, SE/../../../London 1874 Licensed Victuallers & Hotel Keepers
Woolwich Gazette 28 August 1880
Application for transfer of the Ship Defiance, Grove street, Deptford, under the 14th section, to Mr Kettlewell, stating that in 1878, a lease was granted by Mr W J Evelyn to Mr THomas Matthews, to whom the Bench renewed the license in 1879.
It transpired that Mr Matthews, who was, and had been for 27 years in the employ of the Commercial Dock company, had quitted the house, and left it in possession of a manager. As soon as this came to the knowledge of Messrs Stansfield, the brewers, who had a lieu of £1000 upon the property, they took proceedings against Matthews, and in June last obtained judgment against him.
Matthews had yielded up possession, and the present applicant, Mr Kettlewell, had been put in by the brewers, as a tenant likely to satisfy the requirements of the Bench. The complaint was that no responsible person had been in charge of the house for nearly a year past, and that the so called manager was of objectionable character.
The Chairman said these were grave charges, and those whose duty it was to look after the property could not be held blameless. The manager was never a tenant, although in possession, and he was expelled as soon as possible after he was discovered.
The Chairman found it a bad case, and adjourned until 28th September, with no protection offered in carrying on the business until that day.
1882/George Kettlewell/../../../../Post Office Directory