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Castle Inn, Eastchurch, Sheerness

Eastchurch pub history index

Castle, Eastchurch, Sheerness

Castle, Eastchurch, Sheerness

Kindly provided by Paul Prior

Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Eastchurch, Sheerness, Kent . The Eastchurch, Sheerness,  Kent listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.

The following entries are in this format:

Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.

1858/G Chapple/../../../Melvilles Directory ****

1862/G Chapple/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1871/George Chappell/Victualler (Castle In)/55/Milton, Kent/Census *****
1871/Elizabeth Chappell/Wife/40/Eastchurch, Kent/Census
1871/Emily Eliza Chappell/Daughter/18/Dover, Kent/Census
1871/George Edward Chappell/Son/16/Eastchurch, Kent/Census
1871/Hannah Sarah Chappell/Daughter/2/Eastchurch, Kent/Census
1871/Albert William Latter/Nephew/11/Queenborough, Kent/Census
1871/Mary Ann Pilcher/General Servant/23/Eastchurch, Kent/Census
+ Lodgers

1874/George Chapple/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1881/George Chappell/Licensed Victualler, Widow/65/Milton, Kent/Census ****
1881/Emily C Chappell/Daughter, Housekeeper/28/Dover, Kent/Census
1881/George E Chappell/Son, Gardener/25/Eastchurch, Kent/Census
1881/Phoebe Mole/General Servant/19/Minster, Kent/Census
1881/James Pearce/Boarder, Agricultural Labourer, Widow/53/Reading, Berkshire/Census
1881/Richard Long/Boarder, Agricultural Labourer/60/Preston, Kent/Census
1881/Eli Marshall/Boarder, Agricultural Labourer/38/Ash, Kent/Census
1881/Thomas Jarrain/Boarder, Agricultural Labourer/47/Chisilton, Wiltshire/Census
1881/John C Michael/Boarder, Agricultural Labourer/60/Sheerness, Kent/Census
1881/Joseph Lines/Boarder, Agricultural Labourer/48/Tring, Hertfordshire/Census

1891/William Allen Bishop/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1891/William Allen Bishopp/Inn Keeper/37/Lenham, Kent/Census ****
1891/Emily Bishopp/Wife/39/Maidstone, kent/Census
1891/Emily C Bishopp/Daughter/5/Eastchurch, Kent/Census
1891/William A Bishopp/Son/3/Eastchurch, Kent/Census
1891/Mary Ann Bishopp/Daughter/1/Eastchurch, Kent/Census
1891/Julia Batty/Domestic Servant/17/Eastchurch, Kent/Census
1891/John Alfred Lewis/Ostler/40/Ipswich, Suffolk/Census
1891/Thomas Bowins/Lodger, , Widow/87/Horsham, Sussex/Census
1891/William Barton/Lodger, Agricultural Labourer, Widow/62/Debtling, Kent/Census

My relation Newberry Jesse Castle was born Lower Halstow Kent 1842. By 1881 he was running The Britannia at Lower Halstow. In 1901 he is running the Crown at Upchurch. I am told, but haven’t seen it, that some of Newberry’s crockery is still round the fireplace there to this day. ***

One of his sons was Alfred Castle, born at the Britannia in 1878 ( so presumably father was running it before then). In the 1901 census he is running The Castle Inn at Eastchurch apparently on his own - I imagine a venture he set up himself. He married in 1901 (at Upchurch, April 8th) when he was described as Alfred Castle, publican, of Eastchurch son of Newberry Castle;  Newberry died in 1906 (q3) when it looks as if son Alfred took over The Crown more or less at once. He was certainly running it in 1908 ***

Then the debts built up, or he wasn’t up to the job, in any event he took a shotgun and killed himself in 1909 and is buried with his parents in Upchurch. His six children went into orphanages but all survived! ***

1901/Alfred Castle/Licensed Victualler/22/Lower Halstow, Kent/Census ****
1901/William S Chittenden/Boarder, Potman/24/Eastchurch, Kent/Census
1901/Emma Manning/Housekeeper/55/Cockfield, Suffolk/Census

1903/Alfred Castle/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1911/Francis Uden/Publican/39/Sturry, Kent/Census ****
1911/Ellen Uden/Wife, Assistant/39/Ramsgate, Kent/Census
1911/Grace Uden/Daughter/10/Ramsgate, Kent/Census
1911/Hector Uden/Son/7/Gillingham, Kent/Census
1911/Cecil Uden/Son/5/Eastchurch, Kent/Census
1911/Frank Uden/Son/3/Eastchurch, Kent/Census
1911/Mabel Doughty/General Servant/21/Gillingham, Kent/Census
1911/Edward Renson/Ostler/36/Hackney, London/Census

1913/Francis Uden/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1922/Robert T Emory/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1938/Chas E Shell/../../../Post Office Directory ****


*** Provided By James Burgess

**** Provided By Kevan


And Last updated on: Saturday, 01-Apr-2017 15:09:19 BST