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Tuesday, 14 February 2012

FREE GARDENERS' ARMS, Bridge Lane

FREE GARDENERS' ARMS
3 Bridge Lane
Also as: Whalley Square, Bridge Lane
Later 160 Marsh Lane
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MINE HOSTS:
1838                John Dewhurst
1838                William Crook
           The above two people were listed in Whittle's Directory as being at the Free Gardeners' in1838.
1841                William Crook
1841                John Dewhurst
1843                Thomas Crook
1844                William Pearson
1850 - 51         Elizabeth Pearson  - see article below re suicide of her husband. Went to                                           
                                                           "Elephant and Castle" in Bridge Lane (Marsh Lane) in 1851.
1856                John Taylor
1859                Edward Hunter
1866 - 69        John Smith
1870                James Garstang (applied for a licence, but was refused.
           CLOSED DOWN.
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LOT 3 REFERS TO THIS PUB.
The Auction was held at the Crown Hotel, Church Street.

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SUICIDE
On Tuesday last, a man named Etherington Pearson, 
a retail beerseller in this town, committed suicide by 
hanging himself to a bed-post.

Elizabeth Pearson said the deceased was her husband,
and was about 41 years of age. About a fortnight ago
he began a fit of drinking which continued for 3 or 4
days, during which time he confined himself to his 
bedroom. At times he rambled on his talking, and at
other times refused to speak.

On Tuesday last, he was still in his bedroom. At that
time Elizabeth Pearson went upstairs to him. He would
not speak, but looked very low and wild. About an hour
afterwards she again went upstairs, and found that the 
deceased had hung himself by a silk handkerchief to the
bed-post. He was immediately taken down, but he was 
quite dead. Verdict, "hung himself whilst labouring 
under temporary insanity."
Preston Chronicle  6th July 1850
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A MAN DROWNED IN THE RIVER RIBBLE
.......................Elizabeth Pearson, wife of William Pearson, of 
Bridge Lane, knew the deceased...........he came to their house
very often, and was there on the morning previous, about 
10.30am, and stayed until 5.30pm. He had about 7 or 8 glasses
of ale in that time. He was not drunk when he left, nor did he
appear any worse for what he had had.
Preston Chronicle 7th December 1850
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Preston Chronicle  6th September 1856
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Preston Chronicle  17th December 1859
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CENSUS RETURNS
1841
John Dewhurst               30 years                    Retail Brewer
Maria Dewhurst             30                             Wife
Thomas Dewhurst           9                              Son
Margaret Dewhurst         7                              Daughter
William Dewhurst           5                               Son
Ann Dewhurst                4 months                   Daughter

1851
William Pearson            35 years                    Beerseller                     b. Preston
Elizabeth Pearson          35                             Wife                                     do
John Pearson                 10                            Scholar                                 do
Margaret Pearson          10                            Scholar                                 do
Elizabeth Pearson           9 months                                                              do          

1861
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