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Monday, 25 May 2015

NEW COCK INN, New Cock Yard

NEW COCK INN
New Cock Yard
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Photo; Courtesy of Glenn Woolley - www.closedpubs.co.uk
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MINE HOSTS:
1810 - 28              William Ascroft
1829                      Edward Bennett
1832                      Thomas Jump
1833 - 35               Samuel Wood
1835 - 36               James Scott Dalgliesh
1836                      James Hall  -  came from the 'Horse Shoe Inn' Church Street.
1836 - 37              Thomas Hall   - see marriage notice below, dated 2.7.1836
1840                      William B. Williams
1840                      William Hoggarth
1841                      Hugh Bibby
1841 - 43              John Machell
1844 - 45              James Fowler
1851 - 61              Jane Lancaster
1864                      Edward Blacoe (Blackoe)
1864                      Jonathan Westray  -  Although the licence was transferred from Blacoe to Westray, it
                                                               isn't clear whether the latter actually took over, or, if he did, for
                                                               how long.   [Preston Chronicle 6.8.1864]
1864 - 69              George Marginson
1869                      John Crook
1871 - 77              John Rostron  (Rawsthorne [in a court case!])
1879 - 83              Benjamin Brooks    - In 1883 Brooks's licence was objected to.
1883 - 1902          Nathan Mather   - Ironically, Mather, who took over the licence from Brooks, had had
                                                          his licence objected to whilst he was at the "Arkwright's Arms"
1902 - 1917         Thomas Turner
1924 - 31              Joseph Wilson
1932                     Henry Pimley
1936                     Elizabeth Ann Pimley (Pimbley)
1940                     Annie Preston
1941 - 47            Alfred Clement(s)
1948                    John Gardner
1952 - 66             Richard Sumner
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TO BE LET
BY PRIVATE TREATY
ALL that well-accustomed INN or PUBLIC
HOUSE, called the "NEW COCK", Preston,
together with the Brewhouse, Stabling for between 
30 and 40 horses, and other appurtenances to the
said INN or Public House.
Possession may be had on the 1st May next.

Apply at the office of SOUTHWARD and ASCROFT,
Solicitors, New Cock Yard, Preston; or to
Mr. WILLAM ASCROFT, Walton's Parade, Preston
Preston Chronicle 2nd February 1833
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Preston Chronicle  22nd June 1833
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ASSAULT
On Monday last, Mr. Samuel Wood, of the New Cock
Inn, appeared at the Town Hall, to answer a summons
alleging an assault on John Beardswood.

The complainant said that on Thursday, the first day
of polling, he was at the bottom of New Cock Yard, 
when Mr. Wood came up to him, and without 
provocation on his part, struck him with a stick
and broke his arm.

A party of the Blues, whose principal rendez-vous
was in the Cock Yard, said he came up to him and
severely kicked and struck him, threatening to kill
him - so that for some time he was insensible.

A woman who lived close by said she saw the defendant
going away from the spot, but did not see the blow struck.

Several witnesses were examined for the defence, but
did not disprove the fact sworn to, and the defendant was
bound over to answer the charge at the Sessions.
Preston Chronicle  17th January 1835
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J. S. DALGLIESH
(Late of Cannon Street, Preston, Draper and Teal Dealer)
BEGS to announce to the Inhabitants of Preston, the
neighbourhood and the Public in general, that he has taken
and entered upon
THE NEW COCK INN
In Fishergate, where, he hopes by attention and judicious
management of the above well-established Inn, to merit 
a share of the public support.

P.S.  Good accomodation for Travellers.
Excellent Stabling, and a steadt Ostler.
GIGS and SADDLE HORSES let out to hire.
Preston Chronicle  14th February 1835
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Preston Chronicle  25th June 1836
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Preston Chronicle  2nd July 1836
Thomas Hall isn't necessarily the landlord - 
he could be the son of the landlord? 
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COURT FOR THE RELIEF OF INSOLVENT DEBTORS
James Scott Dalgliesh, formerly of Cannon Street,
Preston, linen and woollen draper, and tea and coffee
dealer; then of the New Cock, Cock Yard, Fishergate ,
Preston, aforesaid, in no business.
Preston Chronicle  15th October 1836
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Preston Chronicle  10th September 1842
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 Lancashire Evening Post  26th February 1900
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 Lancashire Evening Post  24th September 1929
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 Lancashire Evening Post  30th December 1929
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 Lancashire Evening Post  27th July 1945
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HISTORY OF THE 
NEW  COCK  INN
By J. H. SPENCER
Preston Herald  26th September 1941
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Lancashire Evening Post  4th July 1961
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PULL DOWN MY OLD PUB -
EX-LANDLORD

Lancashire Evening Post
Wednesday 25th January 1978
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Preston Chronicle  28th March 1840
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Preston Chronicle  13th June 1840
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Preston Chronicle  5th June 1841
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Preston Chronicle  13th August 1842
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Preston Chronicle  28th October 1843
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Preston Chronicle  15th March 1851
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Preston Chronicle  28th February 1852
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Preston Chronicle 15th January 1853
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Preston Chronicle  23rd April 1864
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Preston Chronicle  27th August 1864
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Preston Chronicle  3rd September 1864
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Preston Chronicle  21st January 1865
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 Preston Chronicle  11th March 1865
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Preston Chronicle  18th March 1865
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 Preston Chronicle  28th April 1866
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Preston Chronicle  11th May 1867
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Preston Chronicle  14th December 1867
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Preston Chronicle  28th August 1869
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Preston Chronicle  3rd June 1876
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 Preston Chronicle  31st March 1877
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 Preston Chronicle  11th October 1879
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Preston Chronicle  26th June 1880
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Preston Chronicle  25th August 1883
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Preston Chronicle  13th September 1890
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Preston Chronicle  24th December 1892
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FOR SALE, WITH IMMEDIATE POSSESSION, the
Excellent FULLY-LICENSED FREE PUBLIC HOUSE,
known as  
"THE NEW COCK INN"
NEW COCK YARD
FISHERGATE, PRESTON
with the Brewhouse, Garages, Offices, Yard
and Premises thereto belonging.

A capital trade is carried on, and the premises, which are
freehold and free from ground rent, are situate in the heart
of the town and adjacent to Fishergate, the main thoroughfare.

For particulars apply
OSWALD A. GOODIER, Solicitor
10 Chapel Street, Preston
Tel No.  945
Lancashire Evening Post  23rd September 1929
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FIRING UP FOR CHRISTMAS?
Joseph Wilson (50) New Cock Inn, Preston,
was fined 5s. at Preston today for allowing his chimney to be on fire at 6.20pm on Sunday 1st inst. It was stated that soot fell
into Fishergate and caused annoyance to people.
Mr. H. Fazackerley, for Wilson, suggested that the defendant was firing up for Christmas.
Lancashire Evening Post   30th December 1929 
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 Lancashire Evening Post  23rd September 1931
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http://mail.aol.com/38252-111/aim-6/en-gb/mail/get-attachment.aspx?uid=6040&folder=Inbox&partId=3
 Taken from a Preston Guardian in the 1940's
It shows the landlord, Richard 'Dick' Sumner, inspecting
the enclosure for cocks used in cock-fighting.

It was rumoured locally that when the inn was demolished to make way for Boots the Chemist, there was still a Cock-pit 
on the first floor of the pub - as was this enclosure.

You'll recognise the landlord from the other article about him higher up this page.
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CENSUS RETURNS
1841
Hugh Bibby                       20 years                        Publican
Elizabeth Bibby                 20                                 Wife

1851
Jane Lancaster                  60 years                         Lic. Vict.                   b. Myerscough
William Lancaster             36                                  Son                           b. Goosnargh
Elizabeth Lancaster           27                                  Daughter                   b. Winmarleigh
John Lancaster                 22                                  Son                           b. Broughton
Letitia Lancaster               18                                  Daughter                   b. Barton

1861
Jane Lancaster                 69 years                         Innkeeper                  b. Myerscough
John Lancaster                 31                                  Son                           b. Broughton
Ann Brown                      36                                  Daughter                   b. Broughton
William Brown                  6                                   Grand-son                 b. Preston

1871
John Rostron                   55 years                          Innkeeper                 b. Freckleton
Eliza Rostron                   45                                   Wife                         b. Burscough
Mary Rostron                  20                                   Daughter                  b. Preston
John Henry Rostron         18                                   Son                                    do
Charles Rostron               15                                   Son                                    do
Maria Rostron                  12                                  Daughter                             do
Charlotte Rostron              8                                   Daughter                             do
Amelia Rostron                 4                                    Daughter                            do

1881
               Still to be traced.

1891
Nathan Mather               47 years                           Publican                   b. Blackpool ?
Alice Mather                  40                                    Wife                         b. Chipping
Thomas Heap                18                                     Step-son / Barman   b. Preston
Mary Alice Heap           15                                     Step-daughter                   do

1901
Nathan Mather               54 years / Widower         Publican                    b. Blackrod ?
Thomas Heap                 28                                   Step-son                   b. Preston

1911
Thomas Turner               63 years                          Publican                    b. Chipping
Ann Turner                     61                                   Wife                         b. Liverpool
Alice Turner                   37                                    Daughter                  b. Preston
Esther Turner                 31                                    Daughter                  b. Blackburn
Isabella Turner               26                                    Daughter                           do
Henry Turner                 24                           Son / Engineer's Pattern     b. Preston
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Thomas Turner              34                           Son / Electrical Tool Maker        do
Helen Turner                 34                                    Daughter-in-law                 do
Esther Jeffery                20                                    Niece / Milliner         b. Morecambe
Frederick Turner            7                                    Grandson                  b. Preston
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