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Wednesday, 22 February 2012

JOLLY SAILOR, Stanley Street

JOLLY SAILORS
25 Stanley Street
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I think that this pub became the 
"PRINCE CONSORT"
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MINE HOST:
1838 - 51    James Isherwood
1853           Jane Isherwood              
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Property owned by a Mr. Pickup.
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MOUTRE CASE
A man named James Isherwood was charged with
having in his possession a quantity of moutre. The
prisoner kept a beer-shop in Cellar Street.

In consequence of information received, PC. Walmsley
went to his house and in a hat box, upstairs, he found
20 bobbins of Turkey red-weft, belonging to Richard
Preston, Derby Street.

The prisoner was remanded, to give time to produce
evidence as to how he obtained the weft.
Preston Chronicle 10th March 1849
The following week he was fined £20 or 
one month in prison in default.
I think that the reporter mis-heard Stanley Street
for Cellar Street - a not unusual error in 19th century newspapers
(AN feeD COME TO THINK OF IT, SOME MODERN ONES AS WELL!!)

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Preston Guardian  24th November 1849
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In a court case  when ISHERWOOD had had
something stolen, the paper carried the following:

"It appears that the prisoner, who was
a denizen of Isherwood's abode of
enlightenment, through absolute want,
had taken the articles and pawned them,"

She, (Abigail Hartley) was given 2 months
imprisonment, with hard labour.
Preston Chronicle 9th February 1850
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CENSUS RETURN
1841
James Isherwood              50 years                      Beershop Keeper
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