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Saturday, 25 February 2012

MASONS' ARMS, Mason Street

 6 Mason Street
Mason Street & Agnes Street opened onto
Meadow Street, right opposite St. Ignatius Church.

1841                      William Sharrock
1842 - 43               Mr. R. Duckett
1847                       Henry Knight  - My Gt. Gt Grandparents were Henry Knight, born at Brockholes in 1820 and Alice Knight 
                                                               (nee Hill) born in Marton also in 1820. Henry was the son of a Farmer, but was chiefly a jobbing
                                                               gardener in Preston and Blackpool. They were married at St. Wilfred’s Chapel in Preston in 1844. 
                                                               They went back to Marton but came back to Preston sometime in 1847, for a daughter Emma was
                                                               born in the April Qtr of 1847 when they were living in Mason Street and Henry’s occupation is 
                                                               recorded as Victualler. How long they stayed there, I don’t know, but their next child Alice Ann was 
                                                               born on the Fylde in the April Qtr 1850. They are on the Blackpool census in 1851 when he is a 
                                                               gardener once again.   P.W.
1851                      James Fitchie
1853 - 54              Thomas Billington
1861                      William Adcroft
1865 - 66              William Holderness
1866                      Edward Webster
1869                      Ann Mason
1870                      James Kitching
1870                      Bernard O'Hare
1871 - 81              Edmund Simpson   d. 23.10.1883 aged 60 years - after leaving the Masons' Arms.
1882 - 97              Alfred Wareing
1897                     Alfred Hothersall
1898                     Ignatius Hartley
1901                     John Corbishley (Court Records: Elizabeth Corbishley 1899 - 1901)
1902                     Richard Thomas Barton
1904 - 24             John Joseph Melling - wife, Mary Jane, died 26th November 1910.
 1932 - 36            Frederick Melling
1940                    John Bateson
1944                    John Raymond
1944 - 48            James Park

1901   Ownd by George Walker, Wheatsheaf Inn, Bolton.   Walker's Brewery, Bolton.

Could it have been called the "FREEEMASONS' ARMS" at one point, as the journal THE ERA called it in 1859?
 Lancaster Gazette  18th January 1851
 Preston Chronicle  12th November 1853
Preston Chronicle  5th September 1874
Preston Chronicle  31st August 1867
Preston Chronicle  4th May 1878
Taken from a Preston North End Match Day programme in 1914,
supplied by Ian Rigby, Official PNE Historian.
 Lot 2
Lancashire Evening Post  9th November 1903
William Sharrock                30 years               Publican
Margaret Sharrock             30                        Wife
William Sharrock                4                          Son
Thomas Sharrock               2                          Son


William Adcroft                  47 years               Public House Keeper    b. Darwen?, Lancs.
Ellen Adcroft                      23                         Daughter                      b. Walton-le-dale
Robert Adcroft                   17                        Son                                         do
Mary Ann Adcroft              15                        Daughter                                 do
Alfred Adcroft                    13                        Son                                         do
Margret Adcroft                 11                        Daughter                                 do
John Adcroft                       7                          Son                               b. Preston
James Adcroft                     5                          Son                                        do

Edmund Simpson              47 years                Innkeeper                      b. Rochdale
Elizabeth Simpson             37                         Wife                              b. Preston

Edmund Simpson              56 years                Innkeeper                      b. Rochdale
Elizabeth Simpson             47                          Wife                             b. Preston

Alfred Wareing                  38 years              Publican                          b. Preston
Jane Wareing                     38                       Wife                                        do
John Wareing                     11                       Son                                         do
George Wareing                 10                       Son                                         do

John Corbishley                 60 years              Head                               b. Haighton
Elizabeth Corbishley          45                       Wife & Publican               b. Catforth
Ann Corbishley                 24                        Daughter                         b. Haighton
John Corbishley                23                        Son                                           do
Eleanor Corbishley            14                        Daughter                                   do

John Melling                     46 years widower  Lic. Vict.                        b. Preston
Frederick Melling             19                          Son / Barman                         do
John Melling                     11                          Son / At school                      do
Elizabeth Green                36 widow               Servant                         b. Wolverhampton
Lily Aston                        22                          Servant                                   do
Cissie Green                      8               Daughter of Eliz Green / at school       do

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