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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

BOAR'S HEAD, 6 Friargate

BOAR'S HEAD
6 Friargate
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 A pre-War 'Boar's Head Hotel' with the tram lines still in situ.
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MINE HOSTS:
1732                    Widow of William Walmsley  (Owner Mr Walmsley Showley)
1782                    Robert Cardwell
1807                    John Scott
1807 -                  John Rogerson  d. 7.6.1813 in Blackburn. See below.
1814 - 1817        William Sherrington     d. 15.3.1817
1818                    Christopher Wilcock
1822                    James Wilcock
1825                    Robert Nickson (Nixon)
1835 - 45            John Blackburn
1850 - 65            Peter Howard    -  General News Room in situ in 1853.
1869 - 71            Richard Proctor
1873                    James Talbot
1874 - 78            James Bannister - wife, Martha, died 6.6.1877 aged 43 years
                                                            James died 14.8.1878 aged 48 years *
1880 - 90            William Seed    -  retired, and living at 15 Cross Street in 1901.
1891 - 1910        Joseph Rigby the younger
1913 - 27            Charles William Swift
1932 - 53            William Waldron
1957                    William O. Scott
1970?                  Jean Shipley
  ?                         Rory Liffen
*  On the 25.9.1878, a James Bannister was granted a licence, 'until a buyer could be found'
Could this have been a son, or other relative?
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Lancaster Gazette  12th December 1807
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DEATH:  On Monday last, in Blackburn, after
a long and tedious illness, which he bore with
patience and resignation, Mr. John Rogerson,
aged 66 years, formerly landlord of the
Boar's Head Inn, in this town.
Preston Chronicle  12th June 1813
It isn't known when he left the Boar's Head.
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 Lancaster Gazette  27th August 1814
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DEATH:  On Thursday se'enight, 
Mr. William Sherrington, of Preston, Innkeeper.
Lancaster Gazette  15th March 1817
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Preston Chronicle  7th November 1818
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Lancaster Gazette  14th December 1822
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STORM
During the night of Sunday last, this town and neighbourhood was
visited by a storm of wind, accompanied by occasional heavy rain,
which exited considerable alarm amongst the inhabitants...... We 
have to record one instance of a hair-breadth escape of several 
members of a family from an instant destruction by the falling of a
chimney. A few minutes before three in the morning, Mr. Blackburn, 
landlord of the Boar's Head Inn, Friargate, who, with his wife and an
infant, and two other children, were asleep in a double-bedded room
in the attic storey of the house, was startled by a loud and unaccountable
crash. This apparent explosion was caused by the falling, a few yards
from his bed, of a stack of chimneys on the roof over an adjoining bedroom.

A king-post to the ridge-beam would appear to have thrown much of
the falling debris into the adjacent bedroom.
Preston Chronicle  28th February 1835
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THE O'CONNELL TRIBUTE
A meeting of the Friends and Admirers of D. O'Donnell Esq., M.P.
was held at Mr. Blackburn's, Boar's Head Inn, Friargate, 
on  8th July 1835.
The "O'Connell Tribute Association"
P.WHITTLE
Chairman of the Association.
Preston Chronicle  18th July 1835
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Mr. J. HARDY
Teacher of Dancing, from Edinburgh.
Respectfully intimates to the Inhabitants of Preston, 
that he will open a Class, at the Boar's Head Inn, on
Tuesday the 9th instant, to give instruction in this
useful and elegant accomplishment.

Days of attendance, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
from 9 to 11 o'clock in the forenoon.
Preston Chronicle  6th August 1836
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Preston Chronicle  17th August 1844
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Preston Chronicle  6th August 1853
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TO CLOSE A TRUST
Sale by Auction on 20th October 1881:-
ALL that old-established and well-accustomed PUBLIC HOUSE,
called the BOAR'S HEAD, in Friargate, Preston, with the 
Brewhouse, Stables, Granaries, Washhouse, Outbuildings, and 
Land. The Boar's Head is situated in one of the very best 
thoroughfares in Preston, and has long been well-known as a 
favourite house. Early possession may be had. Stock &c., to be
taken at a valuation.
Further particulars may be had and a plan inspected on
application to Mr. THOMAS SMITH, the Durham Ox, Berry Lane,
Longridge; or Mr. HARRY BANNISTER, 9 Old Shambles, Preston.

                                            EDELSTON & Son, Solicitors, Preston
Preston Chronicle   24th September 1881.
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Taken from the P.N.E. Handbook of the 1898 - 99 Season
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The pumps at the Boar's Head Hotel.

 A display at the Public Hall, advertising the outside
catering services offered by William (Billy) Waldron.
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 Judging by the 'phone number, this could relate to the 1950's.
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CENSUS RETURNS
1841
John Blackburn                   45 years                    Innkeeper                b. Lancashire
Ann Blackburn                    35                             Wife                                  do
Edward Blackburn              12                             Son                                    do
James Blackburn                  8                              Son                                    do
Mary Blackburn                   6                              Daughter                            do
Margaret Blackburn             4                              Daughter                            do
Elizabeth Blackburn              2                              Daughter                            do
John Blackburn                     4 months                 Son                                     do

1851
Peter Howard                     37 years                    Innkeeper                 b. Wigan
Margaret Howard               37                             Wife                         b. Walton-le-dale

1861
Peter Howard                     48 years                    Innkeeper                 b. Ince
Magria Howard                  40                             Wife                         b. Walton
Jane Stock                          24                             Servant                    b. Blackbrook, Lancs.

1871
Richard Proctor                  57 years                   Hotel Keeper (Vict)   b. Walton-le-dale
Mary Proctor                      56                            Wife                                       do

1881
William Seed                      36 years                    Publican                   b. Heaton, Lancashire
Margaret Seed                   47                                   ?                        b. Myerscough

1891
Joseph Rigby                      28 years                   Publican                    b. Preston
Mary J. Rigby                     30                            Wife                         b. Fulwood
Ann Rigby                            3                             Daughter                  b. Preston
Mary Rigby                          3 months                 Daughter                          do

1901
Joseph Rigby                      37 years                   Publican                    b. Preston
Mary Jane Rigby                 40                            Wife                         b. Fulwood
Mary Rigby                         10                            Daughter                  b. Preston
Helen Rigby                          2                             Daughter                         do
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