1790 Already well-established, the licence having been transferred form the Market Place "Mitre Inn"
1796 John Taylor - A total of £329 19s. 7d was the total expenditure incurred at the
Mitre Inn, in the lead up to the 1796 elections. DDK/1683/58
John Taylor died 14.7.1816 - see below.
1805 - 07 Henry Aspinall
1807 - 09 Mrs. Aspinall
1808 - 23 John Hilton
1825 Michael Whitehead - April 29th 1826 - Bankruptcy hearing.
1828 - 32 Thomas Lowe
1833 James Pearson
1836 - 39 Samuel Wood(s) - Moved from the New Cock Inn.
1840 - 43 William Mercer
1845 - 54 George Parker - Auctioneer also.
1854 - 61 Thomas Bibby - d. 12.4.1862, aged 38 years, after a lingering illness.
1865 Henry Brown
1867 - 71 Thomas Bailey -
1871 - 73 John Ryding
1873 - 81 Joseph Banks
1881 - 85 Thomas Wareing
1885 - 88 Isabella Wareing
1888 - 99 Henry Baldwin - Wife, Leah, d. 7.6.1890 at the Mitre Hotel, in her 25th year.
1900 - 01 Albert Redmond - my notes from the Court Register shows the name Albert Baldwin in 1900
1901 William Ignatius Swarbrick
1901 - 07 Peter Crook
1910 - 17 James Hothersall
1924 Richard Henry Jennings
1929 - 32 William C. Hayward
1936 Charles Butler
1937 Harold A. Spencer - wife, Alice May, d. 21.11.1937 (see also, Hearts of Oak, Adelphi)
1940 - 48 Richard Rigby
MARRIAGE:- On Sunday last, Mr. Alexander Allen,
of London, to Miss A. Bengough, daughter of Mrs. Aspinall,
of the Mitre Inn, Preston.
Lancaster Gazette 28th December 1805
Reference was made above to the ownership of the premises
by Anthony Hewitson, the Proprietor of the Preston Chronicle.
Hewitson bought the premises in 1874, and it would seem likely
that he was still in possession of them at the time of his death
on the 26th October, 1912 - a total of 38 years.
This additional information has come courtesy of a great great niece of Anthony Hewitson, Margaret Dickinson.
If you would like to know more about Margaret's eclectic mix of interests, then visit her website. Click here.
DEATH: Mr. Henry Aspinwall, of the Mitre Tavern, Preston,
aged 37 years, after a short illness, on the 27th October 1807.
Lancaster Gazette 31st October 1807
DEATH: On Wednesday, last, aged 57 years, Mrs. Aspinwall,
relict of Mr. Henry Aspinwall, of the Mitre Tavern, Preston.
Lancaster Gazette 4th February 1809
Lancaster Gazette 26th June 1813
Liverpool Mercury 3rd September 1813
DEATH: On Sunday last, at an advanced age,
Mr. John Taylor, formerly of the Mitre Inn,
Lancaster Gazette 20th July 1816
Lancaster Gazette 22nd March 1817
Lancaster Gazette 28th February 1818
Liverpool Mercury 12th January 1821
Lancaster Gazette 26th May 1821
Preston Pilot 12th November 1825
Derby Mercury 29th August 1827
Preston Chronicle 2nd March 1833
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
THE CREDITORS OF THOMAS LOWE, late of the
Mitre Inn, Fishergate, Preston, Innkeeper, will be paid
a Dividend of 5s in the Pound, on the amount of their
respective debts, on application at the Vaults of
Mr. James Irving, Spirit Merchants, Church Street,
Preston, on or after Monday 15th instant.
SOUTHWARD & ASCROFT - Attorneys
Preston Chronicle 13th April 1833
See: Thomas LOWE, below -
|Preston Chronicle 18th February 1837|
Preston Chronicle 6th July 1844
On Thursday 23rd April, George PARKER, of
the Mitre Inn, Preston, was appointed Mayor
of Tarleton for the ensuing year.
Preston Chronicle 25th April 1846
MITRE INN, FISHERGATE
BEGS to inform her Friends and the Public that she
has taken the BILLIARD ROOM adjoining her house,
lately in the occupation of Mr. Jos. Robinson, (entrance
Cannon Street) and which will be RE-OPENED on
MONDAY NEXT, the 9th inst. She has at considerable
expense, redecorated the room &c., she trusts that she
will merit a portion of public patronage and support, and
it will be her study to give every comfort and general
N.B. An experienced marker in attendance.
Mitre Inn, Fishergate.
Preston Chronicle 7th November 1846
LECTURE BY P.A. WHITTLE
.........In the same year (1715) the Shambles
leading out of Church Street were erected by
Thomas Molyneux, Esq., a Turkey Merchant,
who, with Sir Thomas Stanley, was a member
of Parliament for the borough in 1695.
The rebellion also took place in this year (1715);
and on the 9th November the Pretender entered
Preston, and remained until the 14th. Immediately
on their entrance the rebels proclaimed James III
of England and VII of Scotland, after which a
council was held at the Mitre Inn, Fishergate,
which continued as their Head Quarters during
their stay here.
Preston Chronicle 10th November 1849
This seems very early for the Fishergate Mitre Inn.
Was Whittle correct?
MARRIAGE: On Tuesday 22nd August 1854,
Mr. Thomas Bibby, Innkeeper, to Miss Mary Smith,
both of this town.
Preston Chronicle 26th August 1854
Lancaster Gazette 23rd September 1854
DEATH: On Thursday 24th September 1857,
Mary, wife of Thomas Bibby, of the Mitre Inn, in
this town, aged 27 years.
Preston Chronicle 26th September 1857
DEATH: On the 16th January 1859,
Frederick, only surviving child of
Mr. Thomas Bibby of the Mitre Inn,
aged 4 months.
Preston Chronicle 29th January 1859
Longworth's Advertiser 1873
Preston Chronicle 2nd May 1874
Mr. PETER CROOK wishes to inform his numerous friends and the public generally, that he has now taken possession of the Mitre Hotel, Fishergate, Preston, next door to Liptons, and hopes that they will favour him with a call.
Lancashire Evening Post 4th October 1901
Lancashire Evening Post 27th November 1929
Lancashire Evening Post 19th November 1930
Was this the former home of William C. Hayward - see
Lancashire Evening Post 9th September 1933
Lancashire Evening Post 22nd November 1937
Lancashire Evening Post 26th November 1937
Lancashire Evening Post 29th September 1938
William Mercer 25 years Publican
Jane Mercer 30 Wife
John Mercer 7 Son
James Mercer 4 Son
Mary Mercer 3 Daughter
Jane Mercer 1 Daughter
George Parker 48 years Auctioneer & Approaiser b. Hoole
Sarah Parker 37 Wife b. Lancaster
Fanny Parker 14 Daughter b. Preston
George Parker 7 Son do
Thomas Bibby 37 years Innkeeper b. Walton-le-dale
Isabella Bibby 21 Wife b. Preston
Thomas Bailey 34 years Innkeeper b. Preston
Mary Bailey 34 Wife do
Richard Bailey 11 Son do
William Bailey 9 Son do
Elizabeth Bailey 7 Daughter do
Thomas Wareing 38 years Innkeeper b.Bamber Bridge
Isabella Wareing 38 Wife b. Preston
Florence M. Wareing 2 Daughter do
Henry Baldwin 39 years Lic. Vict. b. Burnley Wood?
Jane Hill 30 Servant / Barmaid b. Blackpool
Albert Redmond 35 years Publican b. Burnley
Mary Redmond 34 Wife b. Preston
Willie Redmond 12 Son do
Walter D. Redmond 9 Son do
Jane Godkin 69 Mother-in-law b. Longridge
James Hothersall NOT YET TRACED -