63 (later 241) Fylde Road
c. 1839 Thomas Monk
1839 - 41 William Bond
1851 - 53 John Burgess
1853 - 65 Frederick Booth - See advertisement, below, dated 25.10.1851. Curious? Says that
Frederick Booth took over in 1851. Did he put a manager in?
In Oakey's Directory 1853 given as 'Fylde Road Brewery'.
1865 Alice Booth
1865 - 82 James Schofield
1883 - 1902 Christopher Gregson - Had married Mary Tuson in 1870. She died in 1886, two weeks after the
birth of their 9th child, Lily.
1902 Hannah Gregson
1904 Executors of Christoper Gregson (still shown as C.G. in 1905 Kelly's Directory.)
1907 - 17 Nicholas Fish
1924 Richard Mayor
1926 - 32 Herbert Botham
1936 - 44 John W. Duce
1948 John W. Bothman (Botham) Nellie Botham
|Below you will find the reason|
why the pub got its' name.
THOMAS MONK, formerly of Leyland, near Preston,
Farmer and Retail Beerseller, Timber and Hay Dealer;
afterwards of the "Doctor Syntax" Fylde Road, Preston,
Publican; and late of Leyland, a farmer.
Preston Chronicle 13th July 1839
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION
At the Black Bull Inn, Friargate,
on Thursday 7th November 1839
ALL that PUBLIC HOUSE, called the "DOCTOR
SYNTAX," in Fylde Road, Preston, with the Stable,
Brewhouse, and appurtenances belonging; now in the
possession of William Bond as tenant thereof.
The House is well-cellared and comprises 5 Rooms
on the first floor; Club Room and 3 Bed Rooms on the
2nd floor; and 5 Bed Rooms on the 3rd floor; and has
a Stable for 3 Horses, Brewhouse, and Malt Room.
The above premises have been built about three years,
and they are well-adapted for carrying out an extensive
business. The premises are subject to a yearly Ground
Rent of £3 14s 3d, payable to James Pedder Esq., his
heirs and assigns, forever.
Further particulars apply to Mr. Richard Holliday,
Preston Chronicle 2nd November 1839
|Preston Chronicle 25th October 1851|
TO LET, a five-stall STABLE behind
the "Doctor Syntax" Fylde Road, Preston.
Also a LARGE ROOM, suitable for
storage or workshop. Terms cash.
Apply William Hayhurst, 125 Church Street.
Preston Chronicle 29th August 1874
Taken from the P.N.E. Handbook of the 1898 - 99 Season
William Bond 35 years Innkeeper
Nancy Bond 35 Wife
Frederick Booth 50 years Innkeeper b. Preston
Alice Booth 41 Wife b. Goosnargh
James Schofield 40 years Innkeeper b. Anderton
Alice Schofield 48 Wife b. Eccleston
James Schofield 49 years Publican b. Anderton
Alice Schofield 58 Wife b. Eccleston
Christopher Gregson 41 years Publican b. Preston
Hannah Gregson 18 Daughter do
Roger Gregson 17 Son do
John Gregson 15 Son do
Elizabeth Gregson 12 Daughter do
Eleanor Gregson 10 Daughter do
Veronica Gregson 9 Daughter do
Lily Gregson 5 Daughter do
John G. died in ......... as a result of burning, after falling into a hot vat of beer.
Margaret died after falling off a swing in c. 1883, aged 5 years - see Fountain Inn
Helena died as a result of peritonitis in c. 1884 aged 13 years - see Fountain Inn
Christopher Gregson 51 years Lic. Vict. b. Preston
John Gregson 25 Son do
Hannah Gregson 28 Daughter do
Elizabeth Gregson 22 Daughter do
Veronica Gregson 19 Daughter do
Sally (Lily) Gregson 15 Daughter do
Nicholas Fish 50 years Publican b. Darwen
Josephine Fish 38 Wife b. Cheshire
Jennie Fish 24 Daughter b. Turton
Nicholas Fish 16 Son / Appr. Engineer b. Manchester
Arther Fish 15 Son / Scholar b. Bolton
Hudson Fish 13 Son / Scholar do
Josephine Fish 12 Daughter / Scholar do
Frank Fish 10 Son / Scholar b. Droylesden
Dorrace Fish 6 Daughter / Scholar b. Preston
Lorna Fish 4 Daughter / Scholar do