NEW LEGS OF MAN
127 (later 121) Fishergate
1817 - 28 Richard Tuson - wife died 12.4.1817 aged 32 years.
1829 Rachel Tuson - either a daughter or a second wife?
1831 - 52 James Pickering - His father, John Pickering, farmer, Penwortham, died, aged 95 years 2.2.1847. James died 2nd November 1866 in Chaddock Street.
1852 - 61 William Harrison
1866 - 67 William Wilkinson
1867 John Whitehead
1868 - 69 Joseph Banks
TO BE LET BY TICKET
At the house of Mr. Richard Tuson,
the Legs of Man, Fishergate.
Mr Tuson retiring from business.
Preston Chronicle 15th November 1828
DEATH - Pn the 25th February, 1840,
Mr. WILLIAM TUSON, of the Eaves
Cottage, Woodplumpton, aged 71 years,
for many years a highly respected landlord
of the LEGS OF MAN, Fishergate, Preston.
Preston Chronicle 7th March 1840
Was he the father of Richard Tuson 1818 - 28 ?
Preston Chronicle 21st February 1846
AN ODD FISH
Yesterday, there was exhibited to a large number of
persons at the NEW LEGS OF MAN INN, in this town,
an Angel Fish, or Ray Shark, which was caught on the
previous afternoon in the mouth of the River Lune,
between Sunderland and Glasson Dock. It is 4' 11" in
length, has a very large mouth, the latter being furnished
with numerous sharp teeth. This fish, which is an exceedingly
voracious one, is frequently met with on the Southern Coast
of England, and occasionally on the eastern side, but is seldom
found on the western shores.
Preston Chronicle 14th March 1846
Preston Chronicle 30th March 1850
Preston Chronicle 6th December 1851
Preston Chronicle 31st January 1852
Preston Chronicle 14th February 1852
Preston Chronicle 5th August 1854
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Preston Chronicle 4th July 1857
Preston Chronicle 5th September 1857
Preston Chronicle 5th December 1857
Preston Chronicle 30th January 1858
Preston Chronicle 2nd October 1858
PROSPECTS FOR THE GROUSE SEASON
We learn that in the north of Scotland the prospects
of the Grouse shooting are better than on the moors
in England. A letter, addressed to Mr. Harrison of the
New Legs of Man Inn, in this town, from a gentleman
at Loch Treig, Invernessshire, says, "The Winter and
Spring were very severe all over the Highlands; but in
April and May the weather was in favour of breeding,
especially in this part of the country. It has been, if
anything, too wet, but not to such an extent as to
destroy eggs. There is, therefore, a prospect of excellent
grouse shooting; better, I am sure, for many years past."
Preston Chronicle 7th July 1860
Preston Chronicle 29th September 1860
I am sure this should read "New" Legs of Man.
Preston Chronicle 10th August 1861
Preston Chronicle 10th August 1867
Both the above:
Preston Chronicle 26th September 1868
Preston Chronicle 8th May 1869
Preston Guardian 11th March 1893
This was, of course, the "NEW" Legs of Lamb. The premises were older than those of the "Old Legs of Lamb" opposite the Town Hall, but had clearly been known as something else earlier. By the time that the name was changed to the Legs of Man, it was, by that time, and to differentiate it from the "Old Legs of Man" given the title "New Legs etc."
Is that clear?
James Pickering 50 years Publican
Nanny Pickering 45 Wife
James Pickering 16 Son
Margery Pickering 13 Daughter
John Pickering 10 Son
James Pickering 62 years Innkeeper b. Penwortham
Ann Pickering 58 Wife b. Farrington
Margery Pickering 22 Daughter b. Longton
John Pickering 20 Son b. Preston
Catherine Pickering 16 Daughter do
William Harrison 57 years Innkeeper b. Inglewhite
Betty Harrison 57 Wife b. Warton
Ellen Dyson 22 Servant b. Ulverston