HEARTS OF OAK
26 or 27 William Street
1851 - 53 John Dewhurst Jnr.
1861 Robert and Sarah Richards
1869 - 72 Thomas Byrnes
1877 Mrs. Jane Byrnes
1877 Thomas Blackhurst
1881 Thomas Blackburn
1882 - 93 John Balshaw
1893 Margaret Ann Balshaw
1894 - 97 John Berry
1897 Richard Hebblethwaite
1898 Mary Ann Grady
1899 William James Taylor
1899 William Hulme
1899 Alfred Turner
1900 - 04 Benjamin Head
BREWSTER LICENSING SESSIONS
In September 1870, Thomas Byrnes was objected to
for selling beer during prohibited hours. Police Detective
Dawson said that he had frequently seen the applicant's
wife cross over the street to a house in which were a number
of men. It was supposed that drink was carried over there,
and that it was being consumed there.
Mr. Watson, who appeared for the applicant, said, "There
is no act which prohibits a landlord from going out of his
house on a Sunday," a remark that caused much laughter.
The Police Officer replied, "I am not aware of any," causing
even more laughter.
Preston Chronicle September 1870
Preston Chronicle 27th October 1877
John Dewhurst 61 years Land Surveyor b. Cuerden
Elizabeth Dewhurst 64 Wife b. Higher Tabley, Cheshire
John Dewhurst 25 Son / Beer-seller b. Preston
Robert Dewhurst 29 Son do
Robert Richards 34 years Printer / Compositor b. ? (Welshpool)?
Sarah Richards 30 Beer-seller b. Nether Kellett
Mary Ann Richard 4 Daughter b. Preston
Robert Garth Richards 3 Son do
Roger ? Richards 1 Son do
Thomas Byrnes 34 years Beer-seller b. Herts.
Jane Byrnes 32 Wife b. Stockport
Edward ? Byrnes 10 Son b. Preston
Peter ? Byrnes 8 Son do
Thomas Byrnes 6 Son do
Margaret Ann Byrnes 1 Daughter do
Thomas Blackburn 43 years Beer-seller b. Preston
Jane Blackburn 38 Wife b. Stockport
Mary Ann Blackburn 3 Daughter b. Preston
Thomas Byrnes 16 Son do
It looks like Jane Blackburn was Jane Byrnes in 1871.
John Balshaw 47 years Beer-seller b. Preston
Margaret A. Balshaw 47 Wife do
Benjamin Head 54 years Publican b. Wellingborough, Northants.
Eleanor Head 55 Wife b. Kendal
Ernest Head 21 Son do
Charles Head 11 Son do