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Tuesday, 16 October 2012

GREY HORSE AND SEVEN STARS, Fishergate

GREY HORSE AND SEVEN STARS
118 later 124 Fishergate
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Formerly the "WHITE HORSE"
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 Between 1858 and 1865
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Perhaps J.H.S was unaware that in the 1732 Poor Law
Rate Assessment book, it was noted as the
"White Horse and 7 Stars"

I would take issue with Mr. Spencer regarding the parentage of Charles Hardwick. I believe that the William Hardwick who died in 1836 was his father.
Sorry J. H.!!
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MINE HOSTS:
1690 -                  Alex Swanfrey - Cuerden map, as the White Horse.
1732                    William Hudson  -  owner occupier  -  as the 'White Horse'
1796                     Richard Beswick
Early 1800's..... James Beswick - not sure when he was here. See death notice 
                                                                                           below.
1812 - 29            James Thompson  - wife, Nancy, died 9.3.1816
1831          possibly Bernard Watkinson  -  see article, dated 8.10.1831, below.
1832 - 36            William Hardwick     d. 14.4.1836
1836 - 38            Mrs Hardwick
1838 - 41            James Johnson
1843                   Mr. Ewart
1848 - 52           William Hardwick
1852                   Mr. Spencer
1853 - 56            John Barrett  d. 28.12.1861 aged 41 years.
1857 - 58            William Fairweather
1858 - 65            James Leigh
1867 - 77            Isabella Bibby
1877 - 81            Thomas Wareing - commercial traveler, who married Isabella Bibby.
1881 - 91            Dennis Rutter   d. 13.6.1892 aged 52 years.
1891 - 1901        William Padgett McNeil  See Inventory at 1891 change of licensee [later]
1901 - 05            Mrs. Betsy McNeil
1907                   Ernest A. Frost (see main picture above)
1908                   Richard Frederick Corless (Manager)
1909 - 17           Martha Elizabeth Mayor
1921                   Charles Lucas    d. 14.9.1921 aged 42 years.

1923   Closed down when the Lancashire Evening Post print rooms were expanded.
                                                                     pp. John Garlington
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DEATH. On Sunday last, suddenly, at
Whalley, aged 57, Mrs. Beswick, relict of
Mr. James Beswick, formerly of the
"White Horse" Fishergate, Preston.
Lancaster Gazette. 27th October 1810
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DEATH:  On Saturday last, Mrs. Nancy Thompson, 
wife of Mr. James Thompson, innkeeper, aged 52 years.
Lancaster Gazette  16th March 1816
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TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION
At the house of Mr. James Thompson, the sign of the
"White Horse and Seven Stars" in Preston, on
Monday 23rd of June 1828.

ALL that well-accustomed Inn or Public House, 
known by the sign of the WHITE HORSE AND SEVEN STARS,
situate on the North side of Fishergate, with the
Brewhouse and three Stables, and other appurtenances
belonging thereto.

Charles Ambler, Auctioneer
4th June 1828
Preston Chronicle 7th June 1828
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 Preston Chronicle   8th October 1831
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Mr. Crompton, accompanied by his father, and 
Mr. Rushton, of Liverpool, met a number of the 
electors on Thursday evening, at Hardwick's, the
"Grey Horse" when several of the points adverted
to on Wednesday, and some others, were discussed.
Mr. Crompton, on this occasion, seemed disposed to
go farther than he did at the first meeting, in dealing
with the debt, as well as other topics.
Preston Chronicle  28th July 1832
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TO BE LET, BY TENDER
For a term of seven years, with immediate possession.

ALL that old-established and well-accustomed INN or
PUBLIC HOUSE, in Fishergate, Preston, known by the
name or sign of the "Grey Horse and Seven Stars" with
the Brewhouse, Stables, and other Outbuildings thereto 
belonging, in the possession of Mrs. Hardwick; together
with the Front Cellar, in the possession of William Park.

Tenders to be left at the office of 
WILLIAM BLACKHURST & Son, 11 Cannon Street,
Preston, on or before Monday next, after which day the
taker will be declared.

The Furniture and Stock, including Brewing Utensils,
Barrels, Casks, Malt, Hops, Spirits, &c., must be taken
at a valuation.
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NOTICE:  All persons having any demands against the
late Mr. WILLIAM HARDWICK, of the said
"GREY HORSE AND SEVEN STARS" or against
Mrs. Hardwick, his widow, are requested to send the
particulars thereof immediately to the office of
WILLIAM BLACKHURST & Son, in order that
the same may be examined and paid.
Preston Chronicle 22nd September 1838
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Preston Chronicle  10th August 1839
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DEATH:  On 29th April 1846, Marianne,
wife of William Hardwick, cabinet maker,
Fishergate, Preston, aged 26 years.
Preston Chronicle  2nd May 1846
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Preston Guardian 2nd August 1851
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GREY HORSE AND SEVEN STARS INN
FISHERGATE, PRESTON.
JOHN  BARRETT
BEGS to annouce to his Friends and the Public generally that he
has entered uopn the above old-established premises, where, by
assiduity and strict attention to the comfort of his guests, he hopes
to merit a share of public patronage and support.

J.B. will always have on hand a Sock of the Choicest Wines, and
best flavoured Spirits, Home-brewed Ales, London and
other Porter.
GOOD STABLING
Preston Chroniucle  5th February 1853
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JOHN BARRETT, GREY HORSE & SEVEN STARS, 
Fishergate, Preston, would feel much obliged if the person who
has frequently pocketed his copy of the Preston Chronicle on the
day of publication, for some time past, would delay his visit until
Monday or Tuesday, when he would gladly make him a present 
of it, and he would have no objections to treat him to a glass of
superior tap in the bargain, as a compensation for the news being
 a little older. He makes this request as he and his customers are
inconvenienced when the Chronicle is taken on the Saturday, as
it is frequently asked for on that day.
Preston Chronicle 22nd October 1853
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JOHN BARRETT begs to return his thanks to his
numerous Friends for the support he has received since he
entered upon the GREY HORSE and SEVEN STARS INN,
Fishergate, and begs respectfully to solicit a continuance of
the same.
His Top of HOME-BREWED ALE is at present first-rate, 
and he regularly receives supplies of PORTER from the 
most noted London and Dublin Breweries.

His WINES and SPIRITS are of the first quality, being
carefully selected from the best stocks.

The Times, the Manchester Guardian, the Weekly Dispatch,
Bell's Life, the Preston Chronicle, &c., received on the day 
of publication.
Preston Chronicle  22nd October 1853
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JOHN BARRETT
OF THE 'GREY HORSE AND SEVEN STARS INN'
FISHERGATE, PRESTON
BEGS to announce to his Friends, that he has taken
out a licence as AUCTIONEER and APPRAISER, in
which business he respectfully solicits a share of public
favour. He assures those that are disposed to patronize 
him, that every exertion shall be exercised to the
promotion of their interest by punctuality and attention.
Preston Chronicle  2nd September 1854
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Preston Guardian  17th November 1855
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UNRESERVED SALE
AT THE GREY HORSE AND SEVEN STARS
Fishergate, Preston.
On Monday next.
MR. HENRY FARNWORTH has received instructions
from Mr. FAIRWEATHER (previous to retiring from business)

A cask of malt whiskey; one cask of old port wine, of the 
year 1851 Vintage; a lot of old port wine, in bottles; six
gallons of French brandy; two pockets of hops; one of the 
best bagatelle Boards in Preston, with balls, extra cues,
cue stand, and two marking boards; a number of chairs
and forms; ale and wine glasses; a capital 13" barometer; 
eight days clock, in oak case; pictures, maps of Preston, &c;
together with the whole of the brewing utensils, comprising 
an excellent mash tub, large and small coolers, two working
troughs, load and half-load barrels, quarter casks, stillages,
and every requisite for brewing purposes. Also a capital
malt crusher. An excellent saccharometer for proving the
strength of ale when brewing.
Apply on the premises for particulars.
Preston Chronicles 11th September 1858
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MARRIAGE:  On Monday 14th May 1860,
at the Parish Church, John, eldest son of Mr.
James Leigh, innkeeper, to Alice, third daughter
of the late Mr. George Clark, all of this town.
Preston Chronicle  19th May 1860
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DEATH:  On the 4th December 1862, 
William, the son of Mr. James Leigh, of the 
Grey Horse & Seven Stars, Fishergate,
aged 21 years.
Preston Chronicle  6th December 1862
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WANTED
Immediately, a middle-aged MAN,
to live in the house and make himself
generally useful.
Apply at the Grey Horse & Seven Stars,
Fishergate.
Preston Chronicle 10th December 1870
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Preston Chronicle  18th November 1876
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Preston Guardian  24th March 1877
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FOUND
A Bank of England Note.
The owner can have it by giving
the number.
Apply Grey Horse and Seven Stars
Fishergate
Preston Chronicle  29th September 1877
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GREY HORSE AND SEVEN STARS
Fishergate, Preston
W.P. McNEIL wishes to announce that he has taken the
above well-known House (late Mr. RUTTER), and hopes 
that by supplying - 
FINE SPARKLING ALES, PORTER, WINES,
SPIRITS and CIGARS of the Best Brands
To receive the liberal patronage hitherto accorded.
TRY OUR SPECIAL SCOTCH.
BILLIARDS.
Preston Chronicle 26th December 1891
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The following Inventory was contributed by
Paul Townsend of Kendal, Cumbria. Many thanks.
It relates to the transfer of licence between Dennis Rutter
and William Padgett McNeil in 1891.
See







The above Inventory was contributed by Paul Townsend
of Kendal, Cumbria. Many thanks.
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Preston Guardian  18th June 1892
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Lancashire Evening Post   6th February 1908
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Lancashire Evening Post   10th July 1947
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CENSUS RETURNS
1841
James Johnson                  55 years                     Publican
Margaret Johnson              55                             Wife

1851
William Hardwick              30 years                    Innkeeper                   b. Preston
Margaret Hardwick           27                              Wife                                  do
William Buxton Hardwick   8                               Son                            b. Buxton (probably to wife no.1)
Mary Ann Hardwick          2                               Daughter                     b. Preston
Fanny Hardwick                8 months                   Daughter                              do

1861
James Leigh                     46 years                      Innkeeper                    b. Walton-le-Dale
Thomas Leigh                  60                               Brother                                     do
William Leigh                   19                               Son                              b. Preston
Charles Leigh                   14                               Son                                       do
Isabella Leigh                   13                               Daughter                               do
Isabella Yates                   23                               Barmaid                                do
Jane Wignall                     44                               Servant                        b. Longton
Thomas Bullen                  54                               Brewer                        b. Ballam

1871
Isabella Bibby                  30 years                      Innkeeper                     b. Preston

1881
Dennis Rutter                   40 years                      Publican                       b. Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Betsy Rutter                     48                                    do                           b. Preston
George A. Rutter              5                                Son                                      do

1891
Dennis Rutter                   50 years                      Innkeeper                     b. Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Sarah Rutter                    40                               Wife (2nd)                    b. Melbourne, Derbyshire
George Rutter                  15                               Son                              b. Preston

1901
William NcNeil                47 years                       Publican                       b. Preston
Bessie McNeil                 43                                Wife                            b. Chorley
Dorothy McNeil               7                                  Daughter                     b. Preston
Mabel McNeil                  4                                  Daughter                             do
Kathleen McNeil              2                                  Daughter                             do

1911
Martha Elizabeth Mayor   42 years widow           Lic. Vict.                     b. Preston
Lillie Mayor                     21                                Daughter /  Barmaid             do
Gertrude Mayor               18                               Daughter / Barmaid              do
John Mayor                     16                                Son / Barber's Assistant       do
Helan Mayor                   10                                Daughter / School                do
Henry Thompson             31                               Tailor's Cutter                      do
Edward Barton                50                               Confectioner / Sugar boiler   do
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