36 or 38 Main Sprit Weind
1818 M. Townson
1821 Reference to it in Morning Post (London) 16th May 1821.
1825 Jesse Swarbrick
1835 - 41 Thomas Shaw
- 1848 - Robert Taylor d. 20.8.1849 aged 28 years "formerly of the Golden Ball, Preston"
1851 - 55 John Huntington d. 16.3.1855 aged 61 years
1855 - 60 Mary Huntington
1860 Samuel Walmsley
1861 - 64 Richard Singleton
1864 Finley (Finlay) Ringland
1865 John Kelly
1869 - 71 Thomas Dickinson
1871 Robert Whalley
1872 Thomas Fletcher
1872 - 81 # Thomas Henry Topping
# I had a note saying that the place was pulled down in about 1877, and the site taken over by the County Bank. It would seem from the 1881 Census that it was still there then.
Preston Chronicle 6th September 1862
|Preston Chronicle 4th April 1863|
NOT QUITE DEAD
The people of Preston were somewhat stunned on Wednesday
morning through an announcement made by one of our
contemporaries to the effect that Mr. Finlay Ringland, former
Inspector of Police, had suddenly expired on the previous day.
All sorts of rumours were afloat as to the cause of his death;
but every conjecture was wide of the mark, for Mr. Ringland
had not "shuffled off this mortal coil," and gave no more
indication of extinction on Tuesday than the healthiest man
After breakfast time on Wednesday morning, one of the police
officers of the borough, whose duty it is to make enquiries into
cases of sudden death preparatory to an inquest being held,
went to Mr. Ringland's residence for the purpose of obtaining
the particulars of his death.
Imagine his surprise, however, when on entering the house he
found Mr. Ringlnad shaving himself! The officer fainted - fell
down as if definitely "done for" - and Mr. Ringland, the
"dead man" had to assist in removing him.
Afterwards, Mr. Ringland went out, to the astonishment of all,
and the complete terror of some, who saw him and who had
only just read of his quietus.
Preston Chronicle 9th July 1864
GOLDEN BALL INN, MAIN SPRIT WIEND
F. RINGLAND, PROPRIETOR
N.B. GOOD ALES, PORTER, SPIRITS, WINE, &c.
Preston Chronicle 17th September 1864
|Preston Chronicle 16th December 1865|
|Preston Chronicle 26th August 1876|
Thomas Shaw 35 years Publican
Ann Shaw 40 Wife
John Huntington 56 years Lic. Vict. b. Preston
Mary Huntington 54 Wife b. Ellel
Alice H. ? 21 Married Daughter b. Preston
William Huntington 19 Son do
Richard Singleton 28 years Innkeeper b. Woodplumpton
Mary Singleton 27 Wife b. Farrington
John Farrington 1 Son b. Preston
Thomas Dickinson 25 years Innkeeper b. Preston
Mary Jane Dickinson 24 Wife b. Liverpool
Harriet Dickinson 1 Daughter b. Preston
Thomas Topping 45 years Lic. Vict. b. Preston
Margaret Topping 51 Wife do
Henry Topping 19 Son do
Margaret H. Topping 11 Daughter do