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Ship Defiance, 277 Grove Street, Deptford SE8

Deptford Index

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

1841/John Powvey/Publican/70/../Census
1841/Sarah Powvey/../21/Kent/Census
1841/Elizabeth Powvey/../19/Kent/Census
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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

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