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Friday, 17 February 2012

GOLDEN CROSS HOTEL, Shambles

GOLDEN CROSS HOTEL
29 Shambles  (1818)
12 Lancaster Road  (1854)
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This hotel was replaced by one of the same name in around 1861, at
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MINE HOSTS:
Of the original Golden Cross -
pre-1807              Edward Sharples   d.
1807                    Mrs. (Edward) Sharples  -  Married Henry Sharples, see notice below, 1807.
1811 - 17            George Brannon (Brennon) - Confined in Lancaster Gaol as a debtor c. 21.6.1817
                                                                        Described as a 'sherrif's officer and victualler'.
                                                                                               Lancaster Gazette  21.6.1817
1817 - 27            Robert Gornall - son, Robert, 14 years, died 8.4.1817.
1829                    Richard Gornall
1835 - 45            James Walmsley
1846 - 47            James Rainford
1848                    Thomas Ellis
1848 - 51            James Smith
1853 - 54            James Johnson
1855 - 61            William Hesmondhalgh (same landlord in the NEW Golden Cross Hotel.
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MARRIAGE:  On Sunday 30th March, 1807, Mr. Henry Sharples, reed maker, to Mrs. Sharples, relict of Mr. Edward
Sharples, of the Golden Cross Tavern, Preston.
Lancaster Gazette  4th April 1807
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Lancaster Gazette  16th February 16th February 1811
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DEATH:  On Thursday last, aged 78 years,
Mrs. Makinson, mother of Mr. George Brannan,
of the Golden Cross public-house, Preston.
Lancaster Gazette  24th August 1811 
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JAMES WALMSLEY
GOLDEN CROSS INN
Wishes to acquaint the public in general that he has 
purchased, for the purpose of letting to hire, a 
splendid BATH CARRIAGE, and those ladies 
and gentlemen who please to favour him with their 
commands, may depend upon always having
careful drivers and steady horses.
Preston Chronicle  31st December 1841
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Preston Chronicle  28th October 1843
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Preston Chronicle  3rd October 1846
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Preston Chronicle  4th December 1847
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CENSUS RETURNS
1841
James Walmsley          36 years               Publican
Alice Walmsley            35                          Wife
Richard Walmsley         8                          Son
Isabella Walmsley         5                          Daughter
Sarah Walmsley             9                          Daughter
Mary Addison               28                          F. S.
Alice Beardsworth       15                          F. S.

1851
James Smith                 58 years               Innkeeper                 b. Claughton
Mary Smith                  53                        Wife                                    do
George Smith               28                        Son / Innkeeper                   do
Alice Smith                   18                       Daughter                   b. Scotforth
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