During the 19th century several families and individuals ran or worked in the licensing trade. In my travels I have been able to add photographs to some of the establishments in Sussex and Kent. This is an area of tracing our ancesters which adds "flesh to their the bones".
I hope to gather more details if and when time permits.>
Henry & Jane HARDS (1851-2).
Stephen HARDS 1861
This building was destroyed by a fire in 1905.
Named "The Star" c.1742. Renamed in 1840 closed 1898. Now a doctors surgery on corner of Roebuck Street.
Henry & Jane HARDS 1861-71.
First licensed in 1801.Originally called " New England Bank". Renamed in 1803. John Keats reported to have stayed here in 1817.
Peter & Ellen HARDS 1861 Beer House Keeper
1871 Farmer & Inn Keeper
1881/2 Hotel Keeper
William HARDS (1867).
Thomas HARDS (1855).
Henry & Elizabeth HARDS (1881-2)
Hugh HARDS (1895-9)
Robert & Charlotte HARDS (1861)
Henry HARDS (1861)