GREY HORSE AND SEVEN STARS
118 later 124 Fishergate
Formerly the "WHITE HORSE"
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
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
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
DEATH: On Saturday last, Mrs. Nancy Thompson,
wife of Mr. James Thompson, innkeeper, aged 52 years.
Lancaster Gazette 16th March 1816
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
Charles Ambler, Auctioneer
4th June 1828
Preston Chronicle 7th June 1828
Preston Chronicle 8th October 1831
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
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.
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
|Preston Chronicle 10th August 1839|
DEATH: On 29th April 1846, Marianne,
wife of William Hardwick, cabinet maker,
Fishergate, Preston, aged 26 years.
Preston Chronicle 2nd May 1846
Preston Guardian 2nd August 1851
GREY HORSE AND SEVEN STARS INN
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
Preston Chroniucle 5th February 1853
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
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
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
Preston Chronicle 22nd October 1853
OF THE 'GREY HORSE AND SEVEN STARS INN'
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
Preston Guardian 17th November 1855
AT THE GREY HORSE AND SEVEN STARS
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
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
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
Immediately, a middle-aged MAN,
to live in the house and make himself
Apply at the Grey Horse & Seven Stars,
Preston Chronicle 10th December 1870
Preston Chronicle 18th November 1876
Preston Guardian 24th March 1877
A Bank of England Note.
The owner can have it by giving
Apply Grey Horse and Seven Stars
Preston Chronicle 29th September 1877
GREY HORSE AND SEVEN STARS
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.
Preston Chronicle 26th December 1891
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.
The above Inventory was contributed by Paul Townsend
of Kendal, Cumbria. Many thanks.
Preston Guardian 18th June 1892
Lancashire Evening Post 6th February 1908
Lancashire Evening Post 10th July 1947
James Johnson 55 years Publican
Margaret Johnson 55 Wife
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
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
Isabella Bibby 30 years Innkeeper b. Preston
Dennis Rutter 40 years Publican b. Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Betsy Rutter 48 do b. Preston
George A. Rutter 5 Son do
Dennis Rutter 50 years Innkeeper b. Ashby-de-la-Zouch
Sarah Rutter 40 Wife (2nd) b. Melbourne, Derbyshire
George Rutter 15 Son b. Preston
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
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