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Friday, 27 January 2012

BANK TAVERN, 46 Moor Lane

BANK TAVERN
46 Moor Lane
MINE HOSTS
1849 - 53      Jno. (John) Ward     [Owned by Alice Bradshaw]
1858 - 61      Robert Nixon   [Wife, Alice, committed suicide on 2.12.1858]
1869 - 71     Isabella Riley
1871 - 82     Mrs Isabella Singleton [Was this lady 'Isabella Riley'?]
1883 - 92     P.B.  Parkinson  ['Pilkington Bamber']
1892             Joseph Marsden
1892 - 99     Benjamin Crossthwaite
1899            Agnes Porter
1899            William Henry Parker
1900 - 01    Anthony Benson
1901            Henry Whitehead
1902 - 07    Edward Gabbott
1909.     Owned by Albion (Burton on Trent) Brewery.
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SUPPOSED SUICIDE
On Thursday 2nd December 1858, at about 7 o'clock, Mrs Alice Nixon, 
wife of the landlord of the Bank Tavern, in Moor Lane, chided one of her
children, as her husband thought unnecessarily, and he expostulated with her.

On that she left the house, and was never seen alive again, her dead body
being found on Saturday morning in the lodge of Mr. J. Humber's mill opposite
the Bank Tavern. The deceased presented a shocking spectacle, the water of the 
lodge being warm.

An inquest was held at the Duke of York public house, Friargate,
Verdict, "Found drowned."
Preston Chronicle 11th December 1858
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 Preston Guardian  20th September 1862
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Preston Chronicle 26th January 1884
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CENSUS RETURNS
1861
Robert Nixon                           36 years                Victualler                         b. Clifton
Mary Nixon                              41                         Wife                               b. Preston
Richard Nixon                           1                           Son                                         do

1871
Isabella Singleton                      60 years                Beerseller                        b. Preston

1881
Iasabella Singleton                    49 years                 Licensed beerseller          b. Preston
John Singleton                          19                          Son                                        do

1891
Pilkington Bamber Parkinson    39 years                 Beerseller                        b. Blackburn
Ellen Parkinson                         35                          Wife                               b. Preston
Sarah Ellen Parkinson               13                          Daughter                                 do
Mary Elizabeth Parkinson          11                         Daughter                                 do
Christopher Parkinson                9                          Son                                         do
William Henry Parkinson            7                          Son                                         do
Eli Parker Parkinson                  5                          Son                                          do
John Parkinson                          3                          Son                                          do
Agnes Parkinson                       1                           Daughter                                  do

1901
Anthony Benson                       22 years                Publican                          b. Chorley
Sarah Benson                           20                         Wife                               b. Preston
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