Rochester pub history index
at 7 Chatham Intra in 1891 and earlier
Directory of Pubs in the UK, historical public houses, Taverns, Inns, Beer Houses and Hotels in Rochester, Kent . The Rochester, Kent listing uses information from census, Trade Directories and History to add licensees, bar staff, Lodgers and Visitors.
North Foreland, 325 High Street, Rochester - in February 2010
Kindly provided by Stephen Harris
The following entries are in this format:
Year/Publican or other Resident/Relationship to Head and or Occupation/Age/Where Born/Source.
1858/William Spencer/../../../Melvilles Directory ****
1861/James W Prentis/Public House Keeper/35/Milton, Kent/Census ****
1861/Elizabeth A Prentis/Wife/27/St Margarets, Kent/Census
1861/Edward W Prentis/Son/5 months/Chatham, Kent/Census
1861/William J Barnard/Potboy/16/Rochester, Kent/Census
1861/Sarah French/House Servant/18/Chatham, Kent/Census
1861/William Cook/Visitor, Brewhouse Labourer/40/Rochester, Kent/Census
1861/Henry Lee/Visitor, Navvey/21/Rochester, Kent/Census
1862/J Prentis/../../../Post Office Directory ****
George Burren (1838 - 1885), is the nephew of James Burren senior, at the Five Bells, Rochester and then the Blakeneys Head, St Bartholomew. ***
After George BURREN, publican in 1871 & 1881 of the 'North Foreland', High Street, Chatham, died in 1885, his widow (3rd wife) Harriett Hannah née WRAY soon (1886) married widower William LANGFORD, who had also previously been a victualler in Chatham (when his 1st wife Mary was still alive). Although William LANGFORD was still recorded as a victualler in High Street, Rochester St Margaret, in the 1881 census, and was clearly still in charge of a pub there - i.e. his wife was described as victualler's wife and a niece was described as bar maid - at the Ordnance Arms, 376 High Street, Rochester.
1870/George Burren/../../../Post Office Directory **
1871 / George Burren / Licensed Victualler, Head, Married / 32 / Chatham, Kent / Census ***
1871 / Elizabeth Burren [née Bullinaria] / Licensed Victualler's Wife, Married / 28 / Rochester, Kent / Census
1871 / Elizabeth L Burren / Daughter / 9 / Gillingham, Kent / Census
1871 / George E W Burren / Son / 3 / Rochester, Kent / Census
1871 / Florence R M Burren / Daughter / 1 / Chatham, Kent / Census
1871 / Matthew Boorman / Servant, Unmarried, Potman / 18 / Rochester, Kent / Census
1871 / Eliza Smith / Servant, Unmarried, Domestic Servant / 18 / Rochester, Kent / Census
1871 / John Dunn / Lodger, Unmarried, Mariner / 31 / Rochester, Kent / Census
1874/Geo Burren/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1881 / George Burren / Licensed Victualler, Head, Married / 40 / Chatham, Kent / Census ***
1881 / Harriett Burren [née Wray] / Wife, Married / 30 / Chatham, Kent / Census
1881 / George Burren / Son, Scholar / 13 / Rochester, Kent / Census
1881 / Elizabeth Wray / Niece, Scholar / 13 / London, Middlesex / Census
1882/Geo Burren/../../../Post Office Directory ***
1887/Walter Smith / Licensed Victualler, Deceased / Died 14 March 1887/../../London Gazette, 12 July 1887 **
1887/Harriett Smith / Executrix/../../London Gazette, 12 July 1887
1891/Mrs H Smith/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1901/Ernest Walter Webb/Licensed Victualler/36/Greenhithe, Kent/Census ****
1901/Rose Webb/Wife/29/Dartford, Kent/Census
1901/Walter Webb/Son/4/Alberta, Canada/Census
1901/Frederick Ernest Webb/Son/2/Rochester, Kent/Census
1901/Edith Chapman/Domestic Servant/18/Rochester, Kent/Census
1901/Hannah Pembleton/Domestic Servant/16/Rochester, Kent/Census
1901/Harry Pellen Rick/General Labourer/51/East Peckham, Kent/Census
1901/Robert Legget/Boarder, shipwright/60/Goldstone, Suffolk/Census
1903/Ernest Walter Webb/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1911/Ernest Walter Webb/Publican/46/Greenhithe, Kent/Census ****
1911/Rose Webb/Wife/39/Deptford, Kent/Census
1911/Walter Owen Webb/Son, Assistant/17/Tethbrisge, Alberta, Canada/Census
1911/Frederick Ernest Webb/Son/12/Rochester, Kent/Census
1911/Grace Vera/Daughter/6/Rochester, Kent/Census
1911/Maude Annie Tompsett/Barmaid/22/Maidstone, Kent/Census
1911/Amelia Eliza Fryer/General Servant/24/Gillingham, Kent/Census
1913/Ernest Walter Webb/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1918/Alfred Bartlett/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1922/Alfred Bartlett/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1930/Alfred Mills/../../../Post Office Directory ****
1938/Geo Edmund Fullman/../../../Post Office Directory ****
** Provided By Stephen Harris
*** Provided By Chris Haines
**** Provided By Kevan
What I am now attempting to achieve is the coverage of an earlier London
street directory in 1832. This is unique, plus
images of the 1842 Robsons directory which confirm earlier entries and also
carry much more trade detail about a premises or person. Here is the index of streets in 1832, many with
1842 imagery added.
And next is the complete 1940 London street directory - this will take some months to complete, so bear with me!
London pub history directory.
London Street Listings in 1832.
London street listings in 1842
London Street Listings in 1818 - mainly A and B.
London public houses in 1833 Pigots.
Entire London Street Listing in 1843 - by surname.
London public houses in 1856.
London public houses in 1869.
London public houses in 1899
London 1921 Street directory in 1921
London 1940 Street directory 1940
London Pubs in 2018