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Tuesday, 7 February 2012

CROSS AXES INN, St. John Street

CROSS AXES INN
27 & 28 St. John Street
- later Tithebarn Street -
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This plan gives a good idea as to where one inn was in relation to
another.St. John Street later became Tithebarn Street.
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MINE HOSTS: 
1812                  Robert Preston
1818                  John Mayor
1819 - 61          Ralph Dewhurst
1867                  Thomas Graham
1868                  James Graham
1869                  John Hothersall
1869 - 71          John Banks
1873                  Henry Brunton
1873                  Mrs. Jane Cragg
1874                  Mary Ann Croft
1877 - 81          William Lees
1882 - 92          Francis Knighton
1892 - 99          James Statham
1899                 Charles Rowe
1899 - 1905      Thomas Foster
1907 - 17          Hugh Gibson
1924                 Frederick Porter
1926  NO MENTION.
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MARRIAGE:  On Saturday last, Mr. Ralph  Dewhurst,
auctioneer, to Miss. Cheetham, milliner, both of Preston.
Lancaster Gazette  21st February 1818 
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DEATH - On 31st August, 1837, 
Elizabeth, wife of Ralph Dewhurst,
Cross Axes, St. John Street, Aged 60 years.
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DEATH - On 16th February, 1838, 
Mr. Thomas Dewhurst, of Clayton Green,
father of Mr. Ralph Dewhurst, of the
Cross Axes Tavern, St. John Street.
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Preston Chronicle  11th July 1846
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DEATH - On 16th August, 1852, 
aged 68 years, Mary, wife of Mr. Ralph Dewhurst,
od the Cross Axes public-house, St. John Street.
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MARRIAGE - On 20th November 1852, 
by the Rev. S. Hastings, M.A., Mr. Ralph
Dewhurst, of the Cross Axes public house,
to Miss Elizabeth Parker, both of this town.
This was the fifth appearance of the gallanr
bridegroom, who is seventy two years of age,
at the hymeneal altar.
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ON SALE
94 HALF-YEARLY VOLUMES 
of the "LONDON CHRONICLE"
commencing 1757, in good order, half-bound,
and formerly the property of Sir Francis FREELING,
Secretary to the Postmaster General.
Apply to RALPH DEWHURST
Cross Axes Inn, Preston. 
Preston Chronicle  10th September 1859
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On Wednesday 27th November 1861, Mr. Ralph Dewhurst,
Innkeeper, died, at the patriarchal age of 81 years.

At the time of his death he was the oldest licensee in Preston, 
having been in the trade for upwards of 42 years, all of it
at the Cross Axes, in St. John Street.

He was formerly an auction broker as well as an Innkeeper.
He was once town crier and bellman, an office he held for 
some years, but resigned it about 35 years ago.

He was a native of Clayton-le-Woods, but came, early in
life to Preston. He was married five times; his fifth wife
survives him.
Preston Chronicle 30th November 1861
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Preston Chronicle 12th August 1871
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Preston Chronicle  26th July 1871
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This is a part of a report relating to property sales:-
Preston Chronicle  9th September 1871
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ERA   18th August 1883
WANTED, Lady PIANIST and
VOCALIST, to live in. State
age and terms.
F. KNIGHTON, Cross Axes Inn, Preston.
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NOTES:
Ralph Dewhurst's wife, Elizabeth, died on
31st August 1837, aged 60 years.
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Ralph's father, Thomas Dewhurst of Clayton Green, 
died 16th February 1838 aged 82 years.
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Ralph Dewhurst's 2nd? wife, Mary, died on
16th August 1852, aged 68 years.
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On the 20th November 1852, Ralph Dewhurst, of the
Cross Axes, married Miss Elizabeth Parker of Preston.
THIS WAS THE 5TH APPEARANCE of the
gallant bridegroom, who was 72 years of age, at 
the hymeneal altar.
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Taken from the P.N.E. Handbook of the 1898 - 99 Season
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 Lancashire Evening Post  10th December 1900
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 Lancashire Evening Post   17th April 1902
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 Lancashire Evening Post  24th September 1903
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 Burnley Express  27th April 1904
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 Lancashire Evening Post  8th March 1907
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CENSUS RETURNS
1841
Ralph Dewhurst                  60 years               Innkeeper 
Mary Dewhurst                  50                        Wife
Elizabeth Dewhurst             55                        Servant

1851
Ralph Dewhurst                 70 years               Lic. Vict.                   b. Clayton Green
Mary Dewhurst                  61                        Wife                         b. Garstang
Bettsy Dewhurst                 65                        Sister                       b. Clayton Green
Jane Singleton                    25                        Servant                     b. Kirkham
Ellen Singleton                    65                        Lodger                              do

1861
Ralph Dewhurst                 80 years               Victualler                   b. Leyland
Elizabeth Dewhurst            50                         Wife                         b. Bolton-le-Sands
Esther Parker                    39                         Sister-in-law                          do

1871
John Banks                       39 years                Publican                    b. Preston
Barbara Banks                  36                         Wife                         b. Bolton-le-Sands
James Banks                      3                          Son                          b. Preston

1881
William Lees                    31 years                 Lic. Vict.                   b. Preston
Eliza Lees                        30                          Wife                                  do
Eleanor Lees                     8                           Daughter                           do

1891
Francis Knighton             60 years                 Publican                     b. Huntingdonshire

1901
Thomas Foster                50 years                 Publican                     b. Preston
Ellen Foster                     50                          Wife                                   do
Margaret Foster              19                          Daughter                             do
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