"Bankruptcies, announced between the 20th of May and the 20th of June, 1819 - M. W. Sankey, Brewer, Canterbury."

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine 1819


William Sankey (d.1789) was brewing in the mid 1750s probably in Beer Cart Lane. Willam Webster Sankey (b.1767) son of above was in partnership with William Baldock, who sold his share in 1791 to Henry Simmons & John Nutt who both became partners in the brewery. Matthew William Sankey (b.1765/6) brother of WWS was by 1800 heading up the firm Sankey & Nutt. MWS bought out both Simmons' & Nutt's shares and in 1798 he also bought the Folkestone company John Baker/Millbrook Brewery, which then traded as Sankey & Holman until 1819.

As you know, in 1819 Sankey was declared bankrupt (over-extended himself in the refit you described?) and it seems Sankey & Nutt was largely bought up at auction by his B-i-L George's son, who confusingly, was another George Ash.

Some of the pubs owned by him:

The Town of Dover situate in the old Dover Road, in the borough of Longport.
The Red Lion in Denton. Re-named the Jackdaw in the early 1960s. Was a Gardner's of Ash pub, then (after 1951) Tomson & Wotton of Ramsgate
Some other properties:
The Swan, Sturry. Closed in 2012. Being converted into a restaurant
The Sun, Deal.
The Plough, Harbledown. Closed in 2012. Currently derelict. Was an Ash's pub
Blacksmiths Arms, Deal.
The Marquis of Granby, Folkestone I presume this is Alkham. Now The Marquis Gastropub
The Rose, Folkestone
Eight Bells, Sandwich
Black Horse, Swingfield Was George Beer & Rigden.
Noah's Ark, Deal
White Horse, Elham

*extra information supplied kindly by Rory Kehoe


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