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Demolished c 1896
The Chequer
High Street
YearNameAddressRelationCM/FAgeOccupationPlace of birth 
1841William GibsonHigh Street  M40 Kent
1841Frances GibsonHigh Street  F30 Kent
1841Frances GibsonHigh Street  F11 Kent
1841Hobday GibsonHigh Street  M9 Kent
1841Hannah GibsonHigh Street  F7 Kent
1841John GibsonHigh Street  M4 Kent
1841George GibsonHigh Street  M2 Kent
1851Sarah A HogbenHigh StreetWifeMF32 Elham
1851William HogbenHigh StreetHeadMM29Ag LabElham
1851Rhoda HogbenHigh StreetDaughter F10ScholarElham
1851Sarah HogbenHigh StreetDaughter F7ScholarElham
1851William HogbenHigh StreetSon M5ScholarElham
1851Thomas HogbenHigh StreetSon M2 Elham
YearText Photos 
Stood at the top of the High Street at the entrance to Cherry Gardens. Closed as an inn around 1800, and demolished late nineteenth or early twentieth century to make way for Lime Villas.  
1731 Thomas White, William White, Katherine White, Robert Seath, John Barham, Joseph Barham, and Robert Barham …. messuage or tenement voc. le chequer, stable and garden, occ. James Howard, previously Elizabeth White dec. .. sold to Edward Maitham. CKS: U 47/3] Elham Manorial Court Rolls.  
1740 Executors to sell messuage or tenement called or known by the name or sign of the Chequer, stable garden and appurtenances late in the tenure of Thomas Ladd the younger … and Malthouse with buildings and ground with joint use of well and way in Elham. To pay debts, etc., and towards educating bringing up and putting out of four children, Edward, John, Daniel, and Elizabeth. Mess or t. where now dwells with garden backside etc. … Hop ground of one acre at or near Bladbean and now occ. – Birch widow and self, to said four children equally. James Spillett and Stephen Pierce executors and guardians. Proved 1st December 1740. CKS: PRC 16/91 f.21] Will of Edward Maytham of Elham, yeoman, 2nd October  
Death of Edward Maytham. Chequer in Upper Market, formerly White’s, late occ. Robert Knowler now Gilbert Pemble or his assigns, to Edward, John, Daniel, and Elizabeth Maytham, all minors CKS: U47/3  
1741 Executors of Edward Maytham sold Chequer to Edward Atwells of Patrixbourne, husbandman (now occ. Mary Atwells, widow). CKS: U47/3  
Given to a Travelling Woman that was Sick at the Chequer in Want 4 0 Given to the Widow Gilbert for Looking after the sick Woman at the Chequer 1 0 Given to the Woman when she went away for a pair of Shoes 3 6 CCA: U3/22, Overseers’ Accounts  
1761 13th January 1761. One House Only called the Chequer in the Tenure of George Oldfield Victr Timber and Tiled not Exceeding One Hundred Pounds. £100. Sun Insurance Policy No. 180109 (Well Cottage)  
 YearAddressHouse Name£ PricePurposeNotesOwner 
 1770 The Chequer   Richard Baldock