A list of Kent County tavern rates in 1762.
The Kent County Court of Quarter Sessions was in charge of making the tavern rates for the local “publick houses.” A copy of the rates was sent to each tavern and they in turn had to display the list to be available to their guests. Not only would the cost for drinks be listed, but costs of lodging, breakfast and dinner.
This document is from the Kent County Court of Quarter Sessions. These documents are in the collective record of the Kent County Court of Common Pleas, Orphan’s Court and the Court of Equity from 1680 to 1786. Documents include, court proceedings, grand jury inquests, recording of apprentice indentures, appointment of court officers, power of attorneys, appointment of guardians, indenturing orphans, mill condemnations and military appointments.