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Ye Olde Leather Bottel, Dover Road, Northfleet

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Ye Olde Leather Bottel / Leather Bottle Inn, Dover Road, Northfleet. This pub was present by 1706.**

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

Ye Olde Leather Bottel / Leather Bottle Inn, Dover Road, Northfleet - in March 2009

Ye Olde Leather Bottel / Leather Bottle Inn, Dover Road, Northfleet - in March 2009

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.

John and Eliza Higgins are buried in St Botolph's Church, Northfleet. The inscriptions on the headstone (recorded circa 1900) is/was "509. [CCCCXIV]. Head and footstone: Olive, wife of William HIGGINS (Millwright) 20 June 1826, 37. William HIGGIN 17 July 1832, 53. John Higgin, father of above 7 April 1837, 93. Emma, dau. of John FRY and Eliza Higgins 21 June 1843, 9 mos. John Fry Higgins 29 Dec. 1875, 63. Eliza, wife of John Fry Higgins, 16 Mar 1876, 61 having survived her husband only ten weeks."  ***

In the 19th Century it was common for inquests to held in pubs. There were county coroners, but inquests were always held in the parish in which the body was found. On Wednesday 3rd August 1831 The Standard reported an inquest that had taken place at the Leather Bottle on the 1st. The Kent county coroner Carttar mentioned was succeeded by his son and then his grandson. Sadly official records of inquests are very few and far between, so we have to rely on press reports. ***

1840/Morris Cherry/../../../Pigot’s Kent Directory **

1855/John Davies/../../../P.O. Directory **

1858/John Higgins/../../../Melvilles Directory ****

1861/John F Higgins/Victualler & Bilder/48/Northfleet, Kent/Census ****
1861/Eliza Higgins/Wife/45/Middlesex/Census
1861/Caroline Higgins/Daughter, Barmaid/22/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1861/Eliza Higgins/Daughter, Barmaid/20/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1861/Frederic Higgins/Son/10/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1861/Henry W Harman/Visitor, Civil Engineer/44/../Census
1861/Henry W Fuldrick/Visitor, Travelling Stationer/30/Bromley, Middlesex/Census
1861/Ann E Forrester/Domestic Servant/18/Chatham, Kent/Census
1861/William Best/Pot Boy/15/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1861/John Venables/Groom/35/Richmond, Surrey/Census

1865/John Higgins/../../../Hall’s Directory **

1871/John Higgins/Licensed Victualler/58/Northfleet, Kent/Census ****
1871/Eliza Higgins/Wife/54/Middlesex/Census
1871/Caroline Higgins/Daughter32/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1871/Louisa Higgins/Daughter/22/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1871/Mary Ann Watts/Domestic Servant/19/Grays, Essex/Census

Aug 23rd 1872/George Wood, East Street Brewery, Gravesend/Owner/../../Registrar of Licences *

Aug 23rd 1872/John Higgins/Licensee/../../Registrar of Licences *

1874/John Higgins/& Builder/../../Post Office Directory ****

1875/John Fry Higgins / Licensed Victualler, Deceased / Died, 29 December 1895/../../London Gazette, 30 June 1876 **
1875/Eliza Higgins / Widow, also now Deceased/../../London Gazette, 30 June 1876

1881/William Cooper/Licensed Victualler/39/Limehouse, Middlesex/Census ****
1881/Anne Cooper/Wife/32/Kentish Town, Middlesex/Census
1881/Robert Jeffrey/Barman/22/Poplar, Middlesex/Census
1881/Emily Brooks/Domestic Servant/21/St Sepulchre, Norwich/Census

1891/William Cooper/../../../Kelly’s Directory **

1891/Clara S Banbridge/Wife to head/19/St Lukes, London/Census ****
1891/Sydney Banbridge/Son, Barman/43/Victoria Park, London/Census
1891/Frank Banbridge/Son/12/Victoria Park, London/Census
1891/Christopher Banbridge/Son/11/Victoria Park, London/Census
1891/David Banbridge/Son/9/Victoria Park, London/Census
1891/Clara Banbridge/Daughter/20/Victoria Park, London/Census
1891/Randolph Banbridge/Son/5/Victoria Park, London/Census
1891/Maud Banbridge/Daughter/7/Victoria Park, London/Census
1891/Frances Banbridge/Daughter/3/Dalston, London/Census
1891/Emma Watson/Domestic Servant/25/Hornsboro, Kent/Census
1891/Emily Burnett/Domestic Servant/17/Gravesend, Kent/Census

1895/Alfred Thomas Hollingberry, landlord of Ye Olde Leather Bottle, Northfleet, was summoned by the Excise authorities for illegally retailing beer, and it was proved that when his carman delivered ale at one house he sold a gallon of porter for Is. ***

1901/Fred G Johnson/Licensed Victualler/37/Milton Gravesend, Kent/Census ****
1901/Mary A Johnson/Wife/36/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1901/Fred W Johnson/Son/3/Milton Gravesend, Kent/Census
1901/Thos Blunt/Boarder, Chemist Manager/72/Moulton, Northamptonshire/Census
1901/Alice M Hailey/Barmaid/22/Sittingbourne, Kent/Census
1901/Amy E Gray/Barmaid/21/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1901/Alice M Reynolds/General Servant/19/East Tilbury, Essex/Census
1901/Wm Jackson/Hostler/17/Northfleet, Kent/Census

1903/Fredk. George Johnson/../../../Kelly’s Directory **

1911/Fresderick George Lancaster Johnson/Inn Proprietor, Licensed Victualler/47/Milton, Kent/Census ****
1911/Maria Ann Johnson/Wife/47/Gravesend, Kent/Census
1911/Fresderick William Johnson/Son/13/Milton, Kent/Census
1911/Herbert Charles Johnson/Son/7/Northfleet, Kent/Census
1911/Martha Johnson/Mother, Widow/73/Dublin/Census
1911/Nellie Hardy/Barmaid/24/West Ham, Essex/Census
1911/Sydney Joseph Miles/Boarder, Political Agent/44/Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire/Census
1911/Annie Elizabeth Bates/General Servant/20/Gravesend, Kent/Census

1913/F C Smith/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1918/Frank Chas Smith/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1922/Frank Chas Smith/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1930/Fredk Lawrence Smith/../../../Post Office Directory ****

1938/Fredk Lawrence Smith/../../../Post Office Directory ****


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*** Provided By Bill Ellson

**** Provided By Kevan

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