10 Water Street
(when this pub was demolished, the Balmoral Hotel was built in its place)
The change of name is believed to have taken place on the 25th August 1891,
and the new property built around the turn of the century.
and the new property built around the turn of the century.
|These are the post 1887 plans. Whether they were carried out is difficult to say,|
but it was demolished before 1891, and replaced by the Balmoral Hotel
1827 Edward Jones
1829 Edward Jones - may have returned after a spell at the 'King's Arms' in Church Street.
1831 Mr. Haslam
1837 Mr. Lancaster
1838 - 41 James Winstanley d. 11.2.1846 aged 42 years.
1851 - 66 Charles Swift Wife Anne Swift d. 22.2.1866 Charles died later in 1866.
1869 - 74 James Sharrock
1875 - 81 Stephen Cranshaw
1881 Rufus Yates / Joseph Yates - Joseph died 13.5.1891 aged 32 years
1882 - 84 John Townson
1884 - 85 Edmund Lund
1886 Joseph Edwards
1886 - 87 Rufus Yates
1888 - 91 Joseph Yates d. 13.5.1891 aged 32 years.
1895 - 1901 Thomas Moore
Preston Pilot 20th October 1827
|Preston Chronicle 28th May 1836|
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION
By Mr. T.W. Pemberton
At the 'Black Swan' in Water Street, Preston,
on Tuesday 29th June 1841
LOT 1. ALL that well-accustomed INN or PUBLIC-HOUSE
called "THE BLACK SWAN" in Water Street, with the Brewhouse,
Stable, Yards, and other conveniences thereto belonging, in the
occupation of James Winstanley.
And all that DWELLING-HOUSE situate in Water Street,
adjoining the said Public House, in the occupation of Mr. Charles Swift.
Preston Chronicle 12th June 1841
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION
by Mr. Chritchley
At the Black Swan, Water Street on Friday 13th February 1846
LOT 1. ALL that well-accustomed INN or PUBLIC HOUSE, called
"THE BLACK SWAN" situate in Water Street, with the Brewhouse, Stable, Yards
and other conveniences thereto belonging, in the occupation of Mr.Charles Swift.
Preston Chronicle 7th February 1846
|Preston Chronicle 5th October 1850|
Preston Chronicle 24th July 1852
|Preston Chronicle 15th January 1853|
Preston Chronicle 29th January 1853
TO FARMERS AND BREEDERS OF GOOD STOCK.
THAT NOTED SHORT HORN'D PEDIGREE BULL "WAR EAGLE"
BRED BY GILBERT GREENALL Esq., OF WALTON HALL, WARRINGTON,
Will serve Cows at the BLACK SWAN STABLES, Water Street, Preston, at
FIVE SHILLINGS each, ready money. WAR EAGLE is the winner of the
Second North Lancashire and four other local Prizes. His stock are proving
valuable, and his attendant has a commission to purchase all calves got by him.
WAR EAGLE's Pedigree can be seen at the BLACK SWAN.
Preston Chronicle 23rd April 1853
|Preston Chronicle 11th June 1853|
|Preston Chronicle 24th February 1855|
|Preston Chronicle 16th June 1855|
|Preston Chronicle 15th March 1856|
|Preston Chronicle 9th October 1858|
|Preston Chronicle 14th July 1860|
|Preston Chronicle 23rd March 1861|
|Preston Chronicle 30th March 1861|
Preston Chronicle 1st June 1861
|Preston Chronicle 20th November 1861|
|Preston Chronicle 14th April 1866|
|Preston Chronicle 27th October 1866|
|Preston Chronicle 16th February 1867|
|Preston Chronicle 13th March 1869|
Preston Guardian 14th August 1869
TO BE LET with immediate possession, the BLACK SWAN INN,
Water Street. For a couple, with or without children, this is really a
fortune. Takings and profits good; stock &c., to be taken at a
For particulars apply on the premises, or to T.SHORROCK,
White Hart, Gin Bow Entry.
Preston Chronicle 17th September 1870
|Preston Chronicle 7th December 1872|
|A letter to the local newspaper giving the landlord's point of view.|
|Preston Chronicle 6th September 1873|
TO BE SOLD, By Private Treaty, all that old-established and
well-accustomed PUBLIC HOUSE known by the name of the
"BLACK SWAN" in Water Street; brewing two or three times
weekly, and all retailed on the premises; together with two very
good lodging houses adjoining, registered for 57 and 33 lodgers
respectively, with land to build another shop fronting Leeming
Street; all free from Ground Rent.
For particulars apply, Mr. Cranshaw, Oil Merchant, 4 Greaves Street;
or William MASSEY, Auctioneer and Valuer, 8 Avenham Road, Preston
Preston Chronicle 1st August 1874
|Preston Chronicle 31st July 1875|
Preston Guardian 25th March 1876
FRIDAY NEXT, December 7th, Mr Cranshaw of the BLACK SWAN
Water Street, intends to open his SKITTLE ALLEY and AMERICAN
BOWLING SALOON, when he will give £6 to be competed for in Prizes.
Entrance 1s each, to be made at the above. Back entrance from Grinshaw Street.
Preston Chronicle 1st December 1877
Preston Guardian 12th January 1878
£50 REWARD - A malicious and absolutely false
report having been circulated to the effect that
Stephen Cranshaw, innkeeper, oil and tallow
manufacturer &c., of Water Street, and elsewhere,
is in pecuniary difficulties, Notice is Hereby Given,
that any person or persons who may repeat the same
will be prosecuted; and notice is furthermore given,
that a Reward of £50 will be paid to any one who will
discover the originator, or furnish such evidence as will
result in the conviction of the fabricator of the aforesaid
false and malicious report.
STEPHEN CRAWSHAW, 10 Water Street, Preston
February 7th 1879
Preston Chronicle 8th February 1879
|Preston Chronicle 21st May 1881|
16 Young STORE PIGS for sale, of good breed.
Apply Black Swan, Water Street, Preston.
Preston Herald 26th August 1885
"AN OBSERVER" writes complaining of what he describes as disgraceful interferences with the services of the Salvation Army in the neighbourhood of the Black Swan, Water Street, Preston
LANCASHIRE EVENING POST 23rd November 1888
EXTENSIVE THEFT OF WHISKY
Thomas Woods and Adam Clarke Laughlin were charged with stealing a bottle containing four gallons of whisky, the property of Joseph Yates, landlord of the Black Swan, Water Street, on Wednesday the 2nd inst. Mr. Parker prosecuted. It appears that the prisoner's went into the public-house and took the bottle away to John Smith's house and there a quantity of it was consumed. The bottle at present contained about ten quarts. Smith stated that at about half-past six on the 2nd inst., the prisoner's came to him and asked him to allow them to bring a bottle containing some beer into his house.
He refused, and they went together to an outhouse, and there part of the whisky was consumed. The witness became insensible through the drink and knew nothing further.
Thomas Thompson stated that the prisoner Laughlin told him that he had taken a bottle of whisky from the Black Swan. Laughlin was, at that time, drunk.
Police Detective Inman stated that he apprehended the prisoner Woods, and charged him with stealing four gallons of whisky from the Black Swan public-house, the property of Joseph Yates. He afterwards apprehended the other prisoner, and when charging them together, Woods replied, "I never stole no whisky." Laughlin made no reply.
Preston Chronicle 15th January 1881
Before Mr. C. R. Jacson and Mr. C. J. Massey
THEFT IN A PRESTON LODGING-HOUSE
A HEAVY SENTENCE.
John Leonard (35), labourer, was charged with stealing £3, the money of Thomas Rodgers, at Preston, on the 27th March. Mr. Cooper prosecuted, and Mr. Shee defended. In his opening statement, Mr Cooper said that on the 27th March the prosecutor had come from Liverpool to Preston. He met the prisoner in the Black Swan Inn, having been previously acquainted with him. He asked the prisoner where he could obtain a bed for the night, and the prisoner took him to a lodging-house in Leeming Street. Just before entering the lodging house the prosecutor counted his money, which amounted to a little over £3, and placed it in an inside waistcoat pocket. Rodgers announced his intention of going to bed. The landlord had lighted a candle with which to conduct Rodgers to his bed, but Leonard snatched this from him, saying that he would conduct Rodgers to his room. When upstairs Rodgers took off his coat and waistcoat, and was proceeding to divest himself of his trouser's when the prisoner blew out the candle and rushed downstairs. The prosecutor followed him downstairs, and saw his waist coast being passed round among a number of men. Shortly afterwards Leonard returned the waistcoat to the prosecutor, who then discovered his money was gone. The prosecutor subsequently gave information to the police, and Leonard was apprehended.
In defence, Mr. Shee relied upon the suggestion that the prosecutor never had £3 in his possession when he reached the lodging-house, because in the lodging-house on the same night when the prosecutor gave a shilling to pay for beer he stated when asking for the change it was "all the money he had, and he required to go to Blackburn the next morning." A verdict of guilty was returned. The prisoner had previously been convicted at Manchester, when he received a sentence of 5 years penal servitude, with 30 strokes of the 'cat'. In passing sentence, he Chairman said that very early in life the prisoner had commenced his criminal career. He would now go to penal servitude for 5 years, with 5 years police supervision.
Preston Herald 12th April 1890
Thanks for this story go to the 2X Great Grandson of the prosecutor, who discovered it in the newspaper.
James Winstanley 35 years Publican
Elizabeth Winstanley 55 ? (might have been James' mother)
Charles Swift 46 years Innkeeper b. Sheffield
Ann Swift 45 Wife do
William Swift 17 Son b. Preston
Thomas Swift 15 Son do
Elizabeth Swift 8 Daughter do
Agnes Swift 6 Daughter do
Edward Swift 3 Son do
Betty Swift 73 Mother b. Dewsbury
Charles Swift 56 years Innkeeper b. Anderton
Ann Swift 56 Wife b. Atcliffe Yorkshire
Elizabeth Swift 19 Daughter b. Preston
Agnes Swift 17 Daughter do
Charles Edward 13 Son do
Betty Swift 90 Mother b. Adlington
There's quite a lot of variation in what would appear to be the same Swift family.
Rufus Yates 53 years Cotton Mill Manager b. Darwen
Ellen Yates 54 Wife do
Joseph Yates 22 Son / Barman b. Blackburn
Joshua Yates 19 Son b. Bury
Joseph Yates 32 years Licensed Victualler b. Blackburn
Margaret Yates 32 Wife b. Preston
Rufus Yates 6 Son do
Thomas Moore 46 years Publican b. Preston
Betsy Moore 45 Wife do
Henry Moore 21 Son do
Joseph Moore 19 Son do
Mary J. Moore 17 Daughter do
Emily Moore 10 Daughter do
M.A. Moore 4 Daughter do