78 Church Street
|The house/shop to the right of the Harp Inn, was once a beerhouse called "Fortune of War"|
The Harp was in Church Street, the Fortune of War in Mill Bank.
The ginnel between the two was called 'Jerry Lobby'.
The picture could have been taken from the front door of the old Stanley Street Police Station.
pre-1832 Mr. Rhodes - Timber Merchant
1832 - 35 Thomas Hodgson
1841 - 77 Robert Gardner
1879 Thomas Sefton
1879 Christopher Yates
1879 James Walton
1882 - 87 Arthur Aston
1887 - 92 Adam Walton
1892 - 97 Mary Walton
1897 - 1902 Alfred Gibson
1902 - 10 Robert Allen owned by Alfred Gibson, Priory Lane, Penwortham
1911 - 17 Alfred Gibson
1917 - 24 George Tod - former P.N.E. footballer. Moved from 'Fortune of
War' beer house next door!
1926 - 27 James Woodhouse
1932 - 36 Martin Lyons
1940 - 47 Herbert Iddon d.Allen July 1947
1947 - Mary Iddon
1948 Harry Jackson
Preston Chronicle 11th August 1832.
Although I enjoy nothing more than encountering a
new beer house, I'm willing to accept that "The Hare"
referred to in Lot 8 is, in fact, "The Harp"!!
|and so on................|
Preston Chronicle 10th October 1835
Preston Guardian 6th August 1853
Preston Guardian 2nd October 1875
And a report of the sale:
Preston Guardian 23rd October 1875
TO BE LET - the HARP INN,
Church Street, together with the large YARD,
Stables (for 6 horses), Offices, Carriage Sheds, &c.
The yard would be well-suited for a shoeing smith,
and would be let separately is desired.
Apply to: Mr. FLETCHER, Estate Agents,
Preston Chronicle 30th November 1878
Preston Guardian February 2nd 1879
Preston Guardian 29th September 1883
Preston Guardian 3rd November 1883
NOTES FROM THE FAMILY
Looking at the Harp Inn, you query Roger / Robert Gardner's age in
the 1841 census. In that census the ages of adults (20 and over) were
rounded down to the nearest 5 years, so Roger / Robert's age was 25 - 29
(and judging from later censuses was probably 28). Also, in the 1841 census
there is no indication of relationships, so Margaret and Margery are not
necessarily Roger / Robert's wife and daughter. Furthermore, I think
Robert did have a sister Margaret, five years older than he was.
Robert Gardner married in 1847, (Mary) Jane Irwin, who was the sister
of Sarah Agnes Parker (nee Irwin), so there is a family connection at
the Harp Inn, the Roebuck Hotel, Lancaster Road, and Shelley Arms in
Thanks go to N.S.
Roger Gardner 25 years Coal and Beerseller (I think his name was Robert)
Margaret Gardner 30 Wife?
Margery Gardner 13 Daughter? (Is Roger's age correct?)
See notes from a relative immediately above these Census Returns.
Robert Gardner 38 years Coal Dealer & Beerseller b. Cockerham
Mary Jane Gardner 30 Wife b. Lancaster
Mary Alice Gardner Under 3 months Daughter b. Preston
James Gardner 77 Father b. Cockerham
Robert Gardner 49 years Coal Dealer & Beerseller b. Cockerham
Mary Jane Gardner 40 Wife / Coal Dealer & Beerseller b. Lancaster
Mary Alice Gardner 10 Daughter / School b. Preston
Annie Gardner 8 Daughter / School do
Lawrence Gardner 6 Son / School do
Robert Gardner 58 Beerseller b. Cockerham
Mary Jane Gardner 50 Wife b. Lancaster
Mary Alice Gardner 20 Daughter b. Preston
Lawrence Gardner 16 Son do
Annie Gardner 18 Daughter do
Adam Walton 59 years Beerseller b. Dalton, Cumbria
Mary Walton 55 Wife b. St. Helens
Margaret Walton 30 Daughter b. Preston
John Walton 26 Son do
Ann Walton 25 Daughter do
Katherine Walton 19 Daughter do
Thompson Walton 16 Son do
Adam George Walton 11 Son do
Alfred Gibson 37 years Beerseller b. Preston
Mary Jane Gibson 35 Wife do
Alfred Gibson 47 years Beerseller b. Preston
Mary Jane Gibson 46 Wife do
Alfred and Mary Jane had had three children, all of which had died.