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Monday, 20 February 2017

FLEECE INN, St. John Street

FLEECE INN
2 / 3  (later 5)  St. John Street
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Referred to on occasion as the "Golden Fleece Inn" -
see Preston Chronicle 23.1.1838 and 27.3.1841
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MINE HOSTS:
1801
1808                 Mr and Mrs Macneal
1812 - 15         William Liddell
1818 - 20         Robert Wilkinson
1825 - 38         Joseph Fazackerley    
1837 - 39        Thomas Fazackerley  d. 7.12.1851 aged 49 years. At the White Bull Inn, Walton-le-dale.
1841 - 43         Askew Brough   d. 1850 aged 50 years. Askew Brough is buried with his
                                                  family in Lancaster main Cathedral burial ground.   pp. Adam Roberts
1844 - 45         Thomas Marsden      d. 13.3.1845 aged 35 years.
1845                Mrs. Marsden
1846                Thomas Meadows
1849 - 54         Thomas Hargreaves
1855 - 60         John Bramwell   -  Went to the Royal Hotel.   d. 20.1.1877 aged 44 years, in Ulverston.
1860 - 66         John Pearson
1866 - 70         John Kay
1870 - 71         George Brown
1871                William Clarke
1873 - 81         James Dewhurst

1881                Mary Dewhurst
1881 - 84         William Cliffe
1884 - 91         Richard Catterall
1891 - 95         John Belger  -  former P.N.E. footballer.  pp. Ian Rigby. Official PNE Historian. Came here from the Black Horse Hotel, Friargate.
1895 - 96         William Dawson
1896 - 1905     James Hindle
1907                Richard Forshaw 
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BANKRUPT:  James Sanderson, of Preston, and
Nicholas Sanderson, of Houghton, Lancashire,
cotton-manufacturers, October 31st at the
Golden Fleece, Preston.
Lancaster Gazette  3rd October 1801 
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DEATH:  On Tuesday 3rd May 1808, 
universally lamented, in the 36th year
of her age, Mrs. Macneal, wife of
Mr. Macneal, of the Fleece Inn, Preston.
Lancaster Gazette  7th May 1808
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Lancaster Gazette   28th October 1815
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MARRIAGE:  On Thursday 24th February 1820,
Captain and Adjutant Hansbrow, of the Third
Royal Lancashire Militia, to Jane, second daughter
of Mr. Robert Wilkinson, of the Fleece Inn, Preston.
Lancaster Gazette  26th February 1820
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From 1882 until about 1890 the premises were owned by Henry Griffiths, Princes Gate,
Hyde Park, London. It was then sold to a Reverend Richard Atkinson in Kent.
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In  1869 the Fleece Inn was the Club House for the
"Society of Masons of Preston," otherwise known as the
"OPERATIVE MASON'S SOCIETY - PRESTON BRANCH.
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Preston Chronicle  6th April 1839
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TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE TREATY
At the house of Mr ASKEW BROUGH
The Golden Fleece Inn, St. John Street, Preston.

THREE GIGS, (one nearly new), one WHITECHAPEL,
and four sets of single HARNESS, all in good condition.
Preston Chronicle  27th March 1841
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Preston Chronicle 11th November 1843
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Preston Chronicle  18th November 1843
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24th February 1844 - The Independent Order of Oddfellows,
Duke of York Branch had assembled at the Fleece Inn for
the past 20 years.
Prior to that they had met at the Windmill, Moor Lane,
the Green Man, Lord Street, and the White Bull, New Street.
The Branch was established in Preston in 1815.
For a full account of this precis, read:-
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Preston Chronicle  24th February 1844
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MARRIAGE
On 15th January 1846, at St. Philip's Church, Liverpool,
by the Reverend E.D. Townsend.
Mr. Christopher Meadows, to Miss Jane Marsden of
the Fleece Inn, in this town.
Preston Chronicle  31st January 1846
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Preston Chronicle 25th October 1851
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Preston Chronicle  14th October 1854
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Preston Chronicle  20th January 1855
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Preston Chronicle 24th May 1856
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TO  BE  LET  BY  TENDER
The old-established and well-accustomed INN or
PUBLIC HOUSE, called the "Fleece Inn," situate
in St. John Street, Preston, in the occupation of
Thomas Hargreaves, and together with extensive
Stabling, Yard, and Shed adjoining thereto,
possession of all which may be had on the 
27th November next.
Preston Chronicle   16th September 1854
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In a testimonial to Mr. Rendall of Preston,
corn remover, John Bramwell of the Fleece
Inn, St. John Street, had this to say:
"Mr. Rendall has extracted a corn from my foot, 
root and branch, without the least pain."
Preston Chronicle  24th July 1858
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FIRE  AT  THE  FLEECE  INN
MR. JOHN BRAMWELLbegs to return his 
sincere thanks to those persons who so kindly lent their 
assistance in subduing the fire which occurred on his
premises on Tuesday night last.
__________

No serious damage - about £15
Plus £20 worth of hay.
Preston Chronicle  9th April 1859
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TO   BE   LET
The old-established and well-accustomed INN
or PUBLIC HOUSE, called "The Fleece Inn,"
situate in St. John Street, Preston, with the
extensive Stabling, Outbuildings, Yard, and
other conveniences thereto belonging, now in
the occupation of Mr. John Bramwell.
Preston Chronicle  7th January 1860
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Preston Chronicle   11th June 1862
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Preston Chronicle  25th June 1864
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THE ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY of the Operative Mason's, will be held at Mr. Kay's, Fleece Inn, St. John Street, on Monday 6th August. Tickets may be had from Mr. May - Gentleman's 2s 6d; ladies', 1s 9d.
Dinner on the table at 6.30 prompt.
Preston Herald   4th August 1866
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Preston Chronicle  18th January 1868
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Preston Chronicle  20th February 1869
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 Preston Herald   3rd December 1870
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Preston Chronicle  25th May 1872
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If the person who took by mistake a parcel,
containing two Boy's Overcoats, from the 
Fleece Inn, John Street, on October 14th,
will return the same, the proprietor would 
feel greatly obliged.
Preston Chronicle  11th December 1875
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CARRIERS  FROM  PRESTON
TO CHURCHTOWN (Southport), from the
FLEECE INN, St. John Street, every
Wednesday and Saturday.
Preston Chronicle  18th December 1875
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Preston Chronicle 1st September 1877
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CLEVER CAPTURE OF A THIEF IN PRESTON
The house of Mr. G. R. Thompson, solicitor, of Appleby, was
during Saturday night broken into, and a quantity of silver plate,
consisting of salvers, drinking-cups, forks, spoons, and a watch,
was stolen. The burglary was reported to the police on Sunday
morning, and they ascertained that a constable named Bell had
seen a suspicious looking fellow, with a leather and brass-mounted
portmanteau, passing through Appleby. They were likewise informed
that the man had been offering a watch for sale, similar to the one
stolen. The man was then traced to Tebay railway station, and 
they were told that a man answering the description had left by the
 5.15 train for Preston.

The two constables could then only go as far as Carnforth by train, 
and on arriving there they tried to travel on by a luggage train. They
could not do this, but soon, a pilot engine which was going to 
Manchester was driven up, and the men were put on the locomotive.
They arrived at Preston at 5 o'clock in the morning, and went at
once to the Police Station. Inspector Dawson sent for PD Whalley, 
who accompanied the constables to various lodging houses,
public houses, and temperance hotels. 

About 8 o'clock they arrived at the "Fleece Inn" St. John Street, 
and here they found the man they wanted, coming downstairs, 
carrying his portmanteau. He was at once  apprehended, and on
the case  being opened, it was found to contain the articles stolen, 
but they had been seriously damaged, it is supposed, to be melted.

The prisoner gave his name as Valentine Scambell, a Jew, who is
supposed to be a returned convict. He was at once removed by the
Police to Appleby, there to be dealt with by the Magistrates.
Preston Chronicle  30th March 1878
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Preston Chronicle  16th August 1879
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Preston Chronicle  22nd July 1882
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Preston Herald   28th April 1888
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 Preston Herald   31st August 1895
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Preston Herald  6th February 1909
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CENSUS RETURNS
1841
Askew Brough                  40 years                    Publican
Ann Brough                       40                             Wife     nee Barnes (his 3rd wife) His 2nd wife was
                                                                                      also called Ann.  Another daughter, Sarah Jane,
                                                                                      was born in the Fleece in 1843. Sarah Jane      
                                                                                      became a Sewell. 
                                                                                                        pp.Adam Roberts.    (Relative)
Ann Brough                       10                             Daughter
Mary Brough                      5                              Daughter

1851
Thomas Hargreaves          25 years                     Innkeeper                        b. Chorley
Mary Hargreaves              24                              Wife                                         do

1861
John Pearson                    30 years                     Innkeeper                        b. Salmesbury
Jane Pearson                    26                              Wife                                b. Brindle
John Pearson                     7 months                   Son                                 b. Preston
Agnes Pearson                  16                             Sister                              b. Broughton
Ann Valentine                   26                             Servant                            b. Clifton
J.......  Banister                 34                              Brewer                           b. Ireland
Frederick James               28                             Stone Masion                  b. Hertfordshire
James Tidy                       28                             Stone Mason                   b. Cornwall
John Tidy                         22                             Stone Mason                            do
Charles Clarke                 24                             Stone Mason                   b. Dumfries

1871
William Clarke                 48 years                    Publican                            b. Blackburn
Betsy Clarke                    46                             Wife                                 b. Lancaster
Mary Ellen Clarke            23                             Daughter                          b.  Preston
Margaret Clarke              20                             Daughter                                    do
Clara Clarke                    18                             Daughter                                    do
John Clarke                     14                             Son                                            do
  ?  Jane Clarke                 8                              Daughter                                    do

1881
Mary Dewhurst               48 years  widow        Innkeeper                          b. Preston
James Dewhurst              14                              Son                                           do
Mary Dewhurst               12                              Daughter                                   do
William Dewhurst            11                              Son                                           do
Alice Dewhurst                 9                              Daughter                                    do

1891
Richard Catterall            44 years                     Publican                             b. Midge Hall
Ellen Catterall                 43                              Wife                                  b. Leyland
William Catterall             16                              Son                                             do
Thomas Catterall            14                              Son                                    b. Mawdesley
John Catterall                 13                              Son                                              do
Ann Catterall                  12                              Daughter                            b. Wrightington
Robert Catterall              11                              Son                                              do
Maggie Catterall               9                              Daughter                                       do

1901
James Hindle                 50 years                      Publican                             b. Alston
Mary Hindle                  51                               Wife                                  b. Much Hoole
Lawrence Hindle           21                               Son                                    b. Preston
James Hindle                 19                               Son                                              do
Ada Hindle                     5                                Daughter                                      do
Thomas Belger              10                               Stepson                                        do
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