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Saturday, 3 November 2012

KING'S ARMS, Church Street

KING'S ARMS
5 - 6  Church Street
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A 17th Century hostelry, probably preceded by the 
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The "Red Lion" changed its name to the "Crown" in the late 1820's, and
presumably combined to create one larger hotel.
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MINE HOSTS:
1732 
1801                       John Forster    d. 29.10.1801  see notice, below.
1807                       Mr. Foster
1812                      William Eccleston
1818 - 27               John Eccleston            d. 1828
1827 - 28               Edward Jones
1828                      Samuel Ainsworth
1829                      George Latham (possibly a manager)
1932                      Samuel Ainsworth
1837 - c. 1847      Thomas Waterworth   -  See notice below, dated 21.8.1847.
1851 - 54              Thomas Gerard (Gerrard)
1857 - 73              Richard Robinson
1877 - 83              Thomas Horn
1883 - 88              Edward Thomas Houghton
1887                     George Smith (probably a manager)
1888 - 98              Yates Bros. and Co. (Peter Yates)

Owners:  1894 - to this date owned by the Corporation.
               1895 - from this date owned by Nathaniel Miller (hence Miller Arcade).
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According to the 1732 Poor Law Rate
Assessment book, in that year it was
known as the "KING'S ARMS & WOOLPACK"
L.R.O. Ref:  CNP/ 3/1/11

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DEATH:  In Preston, on Thursday 29th
October, 1801, Mr. John Forster, of the 
King's Arms Inn,  one of the town serjeants.
Lancaster Gazette  31st October 1801
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 Lancaster Gazette  12th September 1807
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COACHING INN
TO BE SOLD, BY PRIVATE TREATY
ALL that capital and commodious INN, called the
"KING'S ARMS," situate on the north side of
Church Street, Preston, with the Back-buildings ,
Brew-house, Stables, Yard, Cellars, Vaults, and
other appurtenances, now in the possession of
Edward JONES.

The property was late the inheritance of John 
Eccleston, deceased, is well situated, and has
lately been improved and repaired.
Preston Chronicle 4th October 1818
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Preston Chronicle  10th March 1821
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Preston Pilot  20th January 1827
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Preston Pilot  20th October 1827
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The Creditors of JOHN ECCLESTON, late of
the King's Arms, within Preston, innkeeper,
deceased, are desired to attend at the said
King's Arms, on Monday 11th August next, 
at 3 o'clock, relative to his affairs.
DIXON & ABRAHAM, Solicitors
Preston Chronicle  9th August 1828
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Preston Chronicle 4th February 1832
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Preston Chronicle  25th November 1837
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Preston Chronicle  30th May 1840
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Preston Guardian 21st August 1847
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Preston Guardian  1st January 1848
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Preston Guardian  2nd June 1849
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 Preston Guardian  26th April 1851
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 Preston Guardian  13th August 1853
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 Preston Guardian  12th August 1854
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 Preston Guardian  29th December 1855
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Preston Guardian  18th October 1856
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Preston Guardian  30th August 1862
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Preston Guardian  24th December 1864
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 Preston Guardian  16th February 1867
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Preston Guardian  17th December 1870
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 Preston Guardian  19th December 1874
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Preston Guardian  24th June 1876
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 Preston Guardian  6th November 1880
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 Preston Guardian  15th January 1881
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Preston Guardian  15th July 1882
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 Preston Guardian  20th January 1883
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 Preston Guardian  19th September 1885
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 Preston Guardian  19th December 1885
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CENSUS RETURNS
1841
Thomas Waterworth                35 years                 Publican
Sarah Waterworth                   35                           Wife
Hannah Waterworth                  5                           Daughter
George Waterworth                  1                           Son

1851
Thomas Gerrard                      58 years                 Innkeeper                    b. Anderton
Mary Gerrard                          50                          Wife                            b. Singleton
Sarah Gerrard                          21                          Daughter                     b. Chorley
Thomas Gerrard                       13                          Son                            b. Preston
Alice Gerrard                           16                          Daughter                            do
William Gerrard                        13                          Son                                   do
John Gerrard                             11                         Son                                   do

1861

1871
Richard Robinson                    55 years                 Lic. Vict.                     b. Bentham, Yorks.
Mary Anne Robinson              46                           Wife                           b. Hambleton
Alice Bradshaw Robinson       17                            Daughter                    b. Preston
Mary Anne Robinson               15                           Daughter                            do
Charles Robinson                    14                            Son                                    do

1881
Thomas Horn                          36 years                 Innkeeper                    b. Preston
Ellen Horn   #                          40                          Wife                           b. Simonswood
Elizabeth Kirkham                   24                          Step-daughter              b. Preston
Mary Kirkham                        18                          Step-daughter                      do
Eleanor Kirkham *                  15                          Step-daughter                      do
             #  Ellen was formerly Ellen Kirkham.
             * In 1882 Eleanor Kirkham married a George Swarbrick - see Swan Inn and Vine Tavern.
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2 comments:

  1. The 15 year old Eleanor Kirkham listed above in 1881 later married George Swarbrick in 1882 and was later at the Swan Inn and Vine Tavern - see those entries for more information.

    Dave Swarbrick

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    1. In 1901 Eleanor (now with a 17 year old daughter) was back living with her mother and step-father, at a public house at 57 Bridge Street Road, Chester.
      I believe that George, her husband, was living at 87 Bedford Street, Preston, and described as a 'barman' although I don't think that address was a pub.
      Both were described in the Census as 'married'.

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