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Sunday, 13 January 2013

OLD COCK INN, Old Cock Yard

OLD COCK INN
13  (later 17)  Old Cock Yard
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Old Cock Yard still exists in 2012,
opposite the Miller Arcade.
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MINE HOSTS:
1807                     William Birchall   -   d. 24.2.1816 after he'd left here.
1812                     Matthew Garth   - See also 'Tap Room' at the Bull.
1818 - 20              Margaret Garth - formerly Thompson of the Bull Inn Tap Room. Was she 'Peggy 
                                                                                                                       Rigby' at one time?
1825                     Thomas Wardle
1828                     William Savage
1829                     William Park
1836                     Thomas Wilson     d. 16.6.1838
1837                     Mr. Rushworth
1840 - 42             Margaret Stewart  (Misses Stewart)
 ?                          John Mayor
1847 - 48             Margaret Stewart
1851 - 54             John Spibey
1857 - 59             Henry Proctor Watson - auctioneer
1859 - 60             Thomas Lloyd Jones
1860 - 68             Samuel Walmsley
1868 - 85             David Fitchie
1886 - 88             James Wignall
1888 - 91             William Walmsley
1891 - 95             George Blackwell
1895 - 1907         James Fryer
1910                     Alice Redford
1913                     Alfred James Newton
1917 - 24             Henry Philipson (Phillipson)
1932  NO MENTION.
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MARRIAGE: On Sunday 16th December, 1810,
Mr. Matthew Garth, Book-keeper, to Mrs. Thompson
of the Bull Inn Tap Room, Preston.
Lancaster Gazzette   Saturday 22nd December 1810 
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DEATH:  On Saturday last, at an advanced age,
Mr. William Birchall, formerly an innkeeper,
in Preston.
Lancaster Gazette  2nd March 1816 
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PUBLIC  HOUSE
TO  BE  LET
And entered on immediately.
ALL that well-accustomed HOUSE, situate in the
Old Cock Yard, known by the sign of the "OLD COCK,"
now in the occupation of Mr. WILLIAM SAVAGE.
The Stock, &c., may be taken at a valuation.
For particulars apply to William Savage.
Preston Chronicle  7th June 1828
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DEATH - On 1.10.1836, aged 55,
Betty, wife of Thomas Wilson,
lately of the Old Cock Inn.
Preston Chronicle 8th October 1836
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Preston Chronicle  8th April 1837
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Preston Chronicle  24th December 1840
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Preston Chronicle  22nd October 1842
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Preston Chronicle  28th October 1843
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DEATH:
Preston Chronicle  11th May 1844
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TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION
WITHOUT RESERVE
(By order of the Assignees of John Mayor,  a Bankrupt)
At the house of Margaret Stewart, the Old Cock INN
On 23rd September 1847

LOT 1     INN or PUBLIC HOUSE, known by the 
sign of the "Old Cock" situate in Old Cock Yard..
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Preston Chronicle  18th September 1847
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Preston Chronicle  6th May 1848
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Although it mentions the "New Cock Inn" it should read the
"Old Cock Inn"
Preston Chronicle  6th November 1852
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Preston Chronicle   February 1859
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THOMAS LLOYD JONES begs to announce
to his numerous friends that he has succeeded
Mr. HENRY PROCTOR WATSON as the 
proprietor of the OLD COCK INN, Old Cock
Yard, and he intends to keep a prime glass of
ALE, and to sell only genuine and proof SPIRITS,
and the choicest WINES
The house has been newly refitted in every department.
Preston Chronicle  31st December 1859
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TO BE LET, with immediate possession,
all that well-accustomed INN, known by
the name of the "OLD COCK INN,"
Preston. The house is in beautiful 
condition.
Preston Chronicle  1st December 1860
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Cerf
Preston Chronicle 15th December 1860
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A FIRST-RATE GLASS OF ALE, WINE,
or SPIRITS, may always be relied on at
S.WALMSLEY'S, OLD COCK INN.
A good CLUB ROOM TO BE LET
Preston Chronicle  26th January 1861
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Preston Chronicle  21st December 1867
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CENSUS RETURNS
1841
Margaret Stewart                     45 years                    Publican 
Ann Stewart                             35
Mary Stewart                           30
Ellen Stewart                            20
Harriet Stewart                         14          

1851
John Spibey                              30 years - widower  Lic. Vict.              b. Standish

1861
Samuel Walmsley                     35 years                   Innkeeper             b. Preston
Mary Walmsley                        41                            Wife                     b. Burscough ?
Mary A. Walmsley                   13                            Daughter               b. Preston
James Walmsley                       10                            Son                               do
Frederick Walmsley                   5                             Son                               do
Ellen Walmsley                          3                             Daughter                        do
Catherine Walmsley                   1                             Daughter                        do

1871
David Fitchie                           44 years                    Lic. Vict.              b. Preston
Margaret Fitchie                      40                             Wife                     b. Hoghton

1881
William Walmsley                     43 years                   Lic. Vict.              b. Preston
Elizabeth Walmsley                   42                            Wife                    b. Blackpool
Jane Alice Walmsley                 11                            Daughter              b. Mill Brook
Lizzie Walmsley                         9                             Daughter              b. Chorley
Violet Walmsley                        7                             Daughter              b. Preston
Nanny Walmsley                       5                             Daughter                       do

1891
William Walmsley                     43 years                   Lic. Vict.             b. Preston
Elizabeth Walmsley                   42                    Wife / Housekeeper    b. Blackpool
Jane Alice Walmsley                 11                            Daughter            b. Millbrook
Lizzie Walmsley                         9                             Daughter            b. Chorley
Violet Walmsley                        7                              Daughter            b. Preston
Nanny Walmsley                       5                              Daughter                     do
Mary Birket                             30             General Domestic Servant  b. Stockport

1901
James Fryer                             36 years                   Lic. Vict.              b. Preston
Jane Fryer                                35                            Wife                    b. Guilsfield, Montgomeryshire
Edward P. Fryer                        1                             Son                     b. Preston
William Fryer                           57                             Father                 b. Guilsfield, Montgomeryshire
Jane Jones                               19                 Niece / General Servant   b. Preston

1911
             Not yet traced

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