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Wednesday, 29 February 2012

NEW SHIP, Watery Lane

NEW SHIP
Marsh End
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There's a lot that needs sorting out with the 
continuity of the SHIP INN over the years.
All have occupied the same, or closely situated 
sites on Watery Lane -
SHIP INN  -  Marsh End
NEW SHIP INN   -  Water Lane / Old Quay
The present NEW SHIP INN  -   Watery Lane.
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The present 'New Ship Inn,' but its predecessors need a bit of unravelling.
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MINE HOSTS:
1831                    Mr. Smith
1840 - 47            Richard Smith     d. 27.5.1847
1847 - 56            Elizabeth Smith.  nee Collier m. 22.1.1840
1856 - 57            George Pye  (Had a manager called Matthew Cowherd - was he any relation to Wm Coward  -  see 1862 - 64)
1859                    
1862 - 64            William Coward
1865 - 73            Mrs. Ann Lees   - Preston Chronicle gave the date 1869 (P.C. 21.8.1869).
1876                   John Woodcock -  could this be synonymous with John Wilcock, beneath? PC.25.3.1876 ?
1877                   John Wilcock
1879 - 81           Matthew Sergeant
1882                   John Leeming      -  owned by Matthew Brown & Co.
1883                   Mary Leeming
1883 - 85           John Brown  d. 15.5.1885 aged 58 years.
1885                  Ann Brown
1886 - 87           Peter William Turner
1887 - 91           Richard Fazackerley
1891 - 1901       John Smith
1904                  James S. Hindley
1907                  William Hall
1910 - 13          Oliver Fowler
1917                  A. Hodgkinson
1924                  Stephen McGuire
1932 - 36           James T. Dew. d. 17.3.1938
1940 - 48          Matilda Dew - known affectionately as "Old Mother Dew"! d. 4.4.1974
1962                  Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Bamber
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EXTRAORDINARY PRODUCE OF A BEAN
On Wednesday last, Mr. Smith of the Ship Inn,
Marsh End, gathered from a bank in his garden,
the produce of a single bean, the plant from which
had branched into four stems - 35 pods, containing
86 beans, weighing seven and a half ounces.
Preston Chronicle  23rd July 1831
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Preston Chronicle  22nd October 1831
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DEATH - On 19.4.1835, in his 5th
year, John, eldest son of Mr. Richard
Smith, Marsh End.
Preston Chronicle  25th April 1835
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MARRIAGE - On 18.1.1840 at 
St. Wilfrid's Chapel, Mr. Richard
Smith of the Ship Inn, Marsh End,
to Miss Elizabeth Collier of this town.
Preston Chronicle 25th January 1840
Probably his second marriage. See death of his son, above.
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DEATH - On the 26th July 1842, after
a severe and lingering indisposition,
Ellen, second daughter of Mr. Richard 
Smith, Innkeeper, Marsh End, aged 13 years
Preston Chronicle 13th August 1842
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CURIOUS FACT
On the 24th of last month, a duck belonging
to Mr. Richard Smith, of the Ship Inn, Marsh
End, began to sit on 15 eggs. One of them was
broken, but a few days ago, they were astonished
to find, that from 14 eggs, there were hatched 
seventeen ducklings.
Preston Chronicle 24th June 1843
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Preston Chronicle June 19th 1847
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TO FARMERS, GARDENERS, AND OTHERS
MR. HENRY FARNWORTH
Has received instructions, from the Executors of
the late Mr. Richard Smith, Marsh End, Preston, to
SELL BY AUCTION
Upon the Premises, Marsh End, Preston, on 7/7/1847
THE whole of the FARMING STOCK, IMPLEMENTS
of HUSBANDRY, and GROWING CROPS, &c.
One three year-old Colt; one capital Cob Pony; 
Two breeding Sows; Two Speaning Pigs and Eight
Sucking Pigs; Two Carts with narrow wheels; One
Cart with broad wheels; One wood-carriage; One 
Shandray; One Whitechapel; Horse Geers; Wheel-
barrows; Forks; Spades; and various other Husbandry
Tools and Implements.

The Growing Crops are 2 meadows of excellent Hay Grass;
a large quantity of forward potatoes, in lots; Turnips, 
and other produce.

Also, one stack of well-got HAY.
Preston Chronicle  3rd July 1847
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PYE  v  EVANS
George Pye, landlord of the Ship Inn, sued the 
skipper of a recently launched Schooner, for
£2. 7s. 4d., the price of 188 pints of ale, given
as "an allowance" to the men who assisted in
the launch. Various witnesses gave evidence 
that there were between 80 and 100 men in the
Ship Inn on the occasion, and the judge, who
queried why it took so many men to launch 
one Schooner, was finally persuaded to accept 
the evidence of so many witnesses giving 
similar evidence.
Verdict for the plaintiff.
Preston Chronicle  5th December 1857
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THE SHIP INN, ASHTON
TO BE LET
WITH IMMEDIATE POSSESSION

THE "SHIP INN," at the Marsh End, Ashton-
upon-Ribble, lately in the occupation of Mrs. 
Elizabeth Smith. The house has been recently
enlarged, and possesses every convenience for
carrying on an extensive and lucrative business.

The owner will, if required,let along with the 
house, the good plot of Garden Ground adjoining
the dwelling-house, and containing about one 
statute acre of land.

For further partculars apply to Mr. W. Bond,
Marsh End, the owner.
Preston Chronicle  16th February 1856
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Preston Chronicle  11th June 1859
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SHIP INN, MARSH END, PRESTON
Mr. HENRY P. WATSON respectfully announces that he
is instructed by Mr. George Pye, to SELL BY AUCTION,
at the Ship Inn, Marsh End, on Monday 27th February
(in consequence of the premises being about to be 
converted into private dwelling-houses), the entire
STOCK-IN-TRADE of an INN-KEEPER, including
Furniture of a varied description, beat-iron Boiler, 
Prime Hops, Capital Ale, good load, half-load, and 
quarter-barrels, &c., &c.
For full particulars see posters.
Preston Chronicle  18th February 1860
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Preston Chronicle  8th April 1871
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Preston Chronicle  4th October 1879
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Blackburn Standard  2nd September 1893
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Preston Herald  11th May 1962
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Matilda Dew (better known to regulars at the New Ship as 
'Old Mother Dew' was laid to rest in the graveyard of St. James's Church in Brindle, along with her husband, James.


Many readers must have affectionate recollections of
'Old Mother Dew'. Email me via the contact page with
any stories you wouldn't mind repeating on this site.
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CENSUS RETURNS
1841
Richard Smith                  35 years                 Publican
Elizabeth Smith                30          
Mary Ann Smith              14
Ellen Smith                      12
Elizabeth Smith                 8
Richard  Smith                  5
John Smith                        3 months

1851

1861

1871
Ann Lees                       56 years                  Lic. Vict.                b. Whitegift? Yorks.
Margaret Poole              29                           Sister-in-law          b. Lea

1881
Matthew Sergeant          43 years                  Lic. Vict.               b. Penwortham
Maria Sergeant               44                           Wife                     b. Lowmoor, Lancs.

1891
John Smith                    58 years                  Publican                  b. Balderstone
Alice Smith                   45                           Wife                       b. Blackburn
Ann Smith                     20                            Daughter               b. Ramsgrave
Christopher Smith          16                           Son                       b. Blackburn
Catherine Smith             15                           Daughter                          do
Beatrice Smith               10                           Daughter                          do
Ellen Smith                     8                            Daughter                          do

1901
John Smith                    67 years                  Publican                  b. Mellor
Alice Smith                   54                           Wife                        b. Blackburn
Ann Smith                    30                            Daughter                          do
Christopher Smith         26                           Son                                  do
Katherine Smith            24                           Daughter                          do
Beatrice Smith              20                           Daughter                          do
Ellen Smith                   18                           Daughter                          do
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3 comments:

  1. My father, Fred Bamber, took over the New Ship from Mrs Dew who was running the pub at the beginning of the 1960s - my father's name was Fred, never Frederick, and at the time he was running the Lamb Hotel on Church Street where he had been the tenant from 1953 ... prior to that he was a Boxing promoter ... my mother and i ran the Lamb for about 6 weeks before a Manager was appointed and we both moved down to the New Ship - i have cine film of times there and times on the river

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  2. Post the video's on Preston past and Present, would love to see them.

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    1. Not quite sure what's being requested here!?

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