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Thursday, 9 February 2012

DOCTOR SYNTAX, Molyneux Square

DOCTOR SYNTAX
Variously as:   18 Molyneux Square, and
8 Shambles
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For a full story of why the name of this race-horse was
commemorated in the name of a pub, visit DOCTOR SYNTAX, Fylde Road.
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DOCTOR SYNTAX - THE HORSE.
-  He was foaled in 1811.

-  His first performance was at Preston in 1814, when he won
the Maiden Purse of £70.

-  His success from this time up to 1823 inclusive, was splendid,
and particularly at Preston, where he won 7 Gold Cups (value
100 guineas each), and 5 of the same value at Lancaster.

-  He also won 5 Gold Cups at Richmond.

-  Out of 49 starts, he won 36 of them!
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MINE HOSTS:
1824               John Hunt  (address in the Shambles)
1825               Bartholomew Dickinson  (address in Molyneux Square)
1829               Nicholas Eccles  (Molyneux Square)
1841               James Walmsley  (Molyneux Square)

Perhaps a clue lies in the following announcement of a birth,
pointed to the possibility that the Doctor Syntax was renamed
the Golden Cross Hotel. James Walmsley was the landlord there
in 1838, at a time when he is shown as being at the Doctor Syntax.
Perhaps they are synonymous?
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BIRTH
On 17th August 1838, Margaret, infant
daughter of Mr. James Walmsley, Golden Cross.
Preston Chronicle  18th August 1838
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THERE COULD, OF COURSE HAVE BEEN TWO JAMES WALMSLEY'S, BUT I THINK IT'S IMPROBABLE.
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