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Monday, 6 February 2012

CRICKETERS' ARMS, South Meadow Lane

CRICKETERS' ARMS
6 South Meadow Lane
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MINE HOSTS:
1864                     Edward Coward
1867                     Cornelius Coward   -  Owner of house - Professional cricketer for Preston C.C., and Lancashire C.C.   d. 15.7.1903 aged 65 years.
1869 - 79             Frederick Coward  Senior  -  Owner of house in 1869
1879                     Frederick Coward Junior. Professional cricketer for Preston C.C., Lancashire C. C., and Preston North End Cricket Club.  d. 15.12.1905
                         THANKS TO Ian Rigby: PNE Official Historian.
1880 - 81             Michael Horrocks
1882 - 89             William Finch
1889 - 1905         Frederick Coward   -  Son of Cornelius, above.
1907 - 10             Thomas Whitehead
1913 - 24             Albert Edward Howarth
1926 - 27             James Huddart
1932                     William Lawson
1936                     William MacMillan
1940 - 48             Mary MacMillan
1972?                   Matthew Shutt
1972 - 77              Alan and June Dickinson
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MARRIAGE: On 28th October 1863, at the Parish Church,
Preston, Cornelius Coward, son of Mr. William Coward,
builder, to Miss Ellen Mayson, of Rufford
Preston Herald ?  31st October 1863 
Preston Chronicle 31st August 1867
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APPLICATION FOR SPIRIT LICENCE
Cornelius Coward had applied unsuccessfully the previous year for
such a licence, at a time when he rent the house from his father. Since
that time he had become the owner. There had also been a large 
increase in population since then. He house was rated at £19, and
when he rented it from his father he paid £20 P.A.
Preston Chronicle  29th August 1868
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APPLICATION FOR A SPIRIT LICENCE
Frederick Coward applied for a spirit licence for the
Cricketers' Arms, a place much frequented by a class
of gentlemen who had recommended the granting of the
licence, who would not, from their profession as
cricketers, have done so if they thought it injurious
and not beneficial.
Preston Chronicle  18th September 1869
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Sheffield Daily Telegraph   20th July 1903
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DEATH:  Cornelius Coward, a well-known 
old-time cricketer, died  at Preston, yesterday.
Coward was 65 years old, and was for many years  prominent in First-Class cricket. Over 40 years ago
he joined the Preston Club, and afterwards he played for Lancashire, England, and the United North.
St. James's Gazette   July 16th 1903 
 
CENSUS RETURNS
1871
Frederick Coward                29 years                 Beerseller                   b. Preston
                                                                       & Professional Cricketer
Mary Coward                       25                          Wife                                  do
Annie Coward                       1                           Daughter                            do

1881
Michael Horrocks                34 years                  Beerseller                 b. Lydiate
Elizabeth Horrocks               38                           Wife                        b. Preston
Ellen Horrocks                     10                           Daughter                          do
William Horrocks                  6                            Son                                  do
Henry Horrocks                    4                            Son                                  do
Thomas Horrocks                 1                            Son                                  do

1891
Frederick Coward                49 years                 Joiner                     b. Preston
Mary Coward                       45                          Wife                                do
Ernest A. Coward                 20                          Son                                  do
Thomas Coward                   18                          Son                                 do
Nellie Coward                      16                           Daughter                         do
Fred Coward                        14                           Son                                do
Grace Coward                      10                           Daughter                         do
Sydney Coward                     8                            Son                                 do
Frank Coward                       7                            Son                                 do

1901
Frederick Coward               59 years                  Publican                b. Preston
Mary T. Coward                  55                          Wife                                do
Fred Coward                       24                           Son                                 do
Grace Coward                     20                           Daughter                         do
Sidney Coward                    18                           Son                                 do
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2 comments:

  1. My parents had the cricketers in the 70s! Alan and June Dickinson. A nice surprise to see their names. Some of my happiest childhood memories were from here. Lynn

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  2. My parents had the cricketers in the 70s! Alan and June Dickinson. A nice surprise to see their names. Some of my happiest childhood memories were from here. Lynn

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