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Sunday, 29 January 2012

BIRCHALL'S ARMS, 150 Ribbleton Lane

BIRCHALL'S ARMS
237 (later 150) Ribbleton Lane

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In 1867 there was a Lieut. Col. Birchall living at Ribbleton Hall
at this time. Was this the man after whom the pub was named?
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MINE HOSTS
1869                     Leonard Walker
1870                     Thomas Gillespie
1870 - 83             William Banks
1883 - 84             Richard Sandham
1885                    James Ashton
1885 - 87             Joseph Banks
1887 - 1910         James Woan
1913 - 17             Edward Wignall
1924                    Henry Walmesley
1926 - 27            John Hesketh
1930                    Mr. Berry
1932                    Robert Fairclough
1936                    Herbert Smith
1940                    John J. Walsh
1944 - 48            Arthur Holt
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Taken from the 1909 edition of Preston North End's Record Book.
Supplied by Ian Rigby, the Official PNE Historian.

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CENSUS RETURNS
1871
William Banks                  46 years                     Beerseller                   b. Preston
Martha Banks                  48                              Wife                                   do
William Bamford              23                              Son-in-law                         do
Mary Bamford                 23                              Daughter                             do
Margaret Ellen Banks       17                              Daughter                             do
Joseph Banks                   15                              Son                                    do
Martha Banks                   13                             Daughter                             do
Elizabeth Banks                 9                               Daughter                             do

1881   237 Ribbleton Lane.  Was someone else managing the Birchall's Arms?
William Banks                  59 years                     Cotton Overlooker    b. Preston
Martha Banks                  58                         Wife / Cotton Weaver            do                                
Joseph Banks                   26                         Son / Cotton Spinner             do
Elizabeth Banks                20                   Daughter / General servant           do
Joseph Woan                    4                               Foster Son                        do

1891
James Woan                    36 years                     Beerseller                   b. Preston
Margaret E. Woan           36                              Wife                                    do
Joseph Woan                   14                              Son                                     do
William Woan                  12                              Son                                     do

1901
James Woan                    44 years                     Beerseller                   b. Preston
Mary Jane Woan             45                              Wife                           b. Manchester
William Woan                  22                              Son                            b. Preston
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Some additional information that I acquired over the years relating to the Banks and Woan families.
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Further information re. the Woan family:
Joseph Woan, b. 1867, married Alice Hosker, b. 1879
Joseph's father, James, was born 1825 and died 1913. He was married to Margaret, nee Bleasdale, 1830 - 1909.
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Joseph and Alice had at least FOUR children:
James       b. 1898
Edith        b. 1903
Ivy Bailey    b. 1910
Stanley        b. 1911
THREE others died in infancy.
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