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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

PLOUGH INN, Friargate

PLOUGH INN
115 Friargate
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MINE HOSTS:
1796                        John Leach
1804                        Mrs. Leach
1810                        Richard Sharples
1812 - c.22             Simon Proctor   d. February 1822, see below.
1825                        Robert Hindman
1826                        William Hind
1833                        William Mossop
1837                        James Thornley     d. 21.10.1837 at Burton, Kendal, aged 44 years
pre-1838                 Richard Wilding
1839                        George Topham
1839 - 41                John Craven
1851 - 52                George Richardson
1852 - 60                James Taylor
1861                       James Stirzaker
1861                       James Ferguson
1962 - 65               Thomas Walton       d. 
1865 (Dec)             Ann Walton
1865 - 68               Thomas Crane
1868 - 69               Joseph & Elizabeth Turner
1870                       Richard Waterhouse
1870 - 71               Robert Richardson
1871                      William Ireland
1873 - 74               William Beesley
1874 - 81               John Gregson
1882                      William Bradshaw
1883 - 90               John Harrison
1890 - 92               John Duckworth
1892                      Thomas Graham
1893 - 94               James Gradwell
1894 - 95              Ann Gavin
1895 - 96               Catherine Cheevers
1896                      Anthony Kelly
1897                      Mary Clitheroe
1897 - 98              J. Earnshaw
1898                     James Michael Fender

The "PLOUGH INN" was renamed as "HOTEL NATIONAL". I have a note that indicates that that
occurred around the turn of the century (1901 Census), but the Licensing Court Register indicates it as early as 1882.

Whatever, I'll repeat the licensee holders after the above date of 1898.

1899 - 1901          Michael Tommony
1901                     John Bullen
1902 - 04              Henry Atkinson
1907                     Michael Tommony
1910                     Mrs. Elizabeth Tommony
1913                     James McDonough

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The following were election expenses paid by Jno Watson, to John LEACH, Plough Inn, 1796:
To 4 days eating for the musicians on the canvas, at 1/6 per day   =  £1. 4. 0

9 musicians, 4 days at dinner at 1/- each  = £1.16. 0d

Liquor to above    =   £2. 4. 6d

11 days eating for Committee and attendance at 30/-     = £16. 10. 0d

Sundry liquor during the Poll, as per book £163. 6. 0d

On the Saturday before the taps were stopped  £2

TOTAL:   £187. 0. 6d
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Lancaster Gazette  31st March 1804
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DEATH:  On Thursday se'enight, aged 37 years,
Mr. Simon Proctor, formerly of the Plough
public-house, in Preston.
Lancaster Gazette  2nd March 1822 
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TO BE LET
And possession to be had on May-day Next.
THAT  well-accustomed PUBLIC-HOUSE, 
known by the sign of the "PLOUGH,"
together with the DRAM-SHOP attached, 
eligibly situated in Friargate, and well-adapted
for carrying on an extensive business.
The Taker may be accommodated with the Stock
and Fixtures at a fair valuation.
Apply on the Premises.
Preston Chronicle c. 1831
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PLOUGH  INN
TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION
All that old-established and well-accustomed
INN or PUBLIC HOUSE, situate in Friargate,
known by the sign of "THE PLOUGH," in the
present occupation of William MOSSOP as
tenant thereof.
Preston Chronicle 20th April 1833
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The Court for the Relief of
Insolvent Debtors
RICHARD WILDING, formerly of Swarbrick Hall, Weeton, near Kirkham, Lancashire, Farmer; then of the Woolpack public house, Back Lane, Preston, Publican and Farmer, part of the same time carrying on business in co-partnership with Thomas Myerscough, as Hay Dealers; then of the 
PLOUGH INN, Preston, aforesaid, Publican only; and late in lodgings in Lancaster Road, in Preston, in no business.
Preston Chronicle 27th October 1838
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Preston Chronicle  25th July 1840
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DESERTING A FAMILY
ENOCH ETHERINGTON, who is employed
at the Plough Inn, Friargate, a house well-known to
the police as a disreputable one, was on Wednesday
last committed from the Town Hall to the House of
Correction, for a month, on a charge of deserting 
his family.
Preston Chronicle 22nd January 1842
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Preston Chronicle  2nd October 1852
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Valuable freehold property in Preston
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION
by Mr. FARNWORTH, at the Plough Inn,
Friargate, on Tuesday 11th April 1854 at 7.30pm
LOT 1.    All that old and well-accustomed FREEHOLD
PUBLIC HOUSE, situate at the top of Friargate Brow,
in Preston, known by the sign of the "Plough Inn,"
together with the cottage adjoining. There is a large
Vault connected with the Public House, which is doing
a first-rate business.
Mr. Taylor, the present occupier, will show the premises.
Preston Chronicle 1st April 1854
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Preston Chronicle  4th July 1857
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AN UNRULY DOMINO PLAYER
A young man, named Patrick Hobin, was charged
with assaulting a man named Bamber, and P.C. Bell. 

On the previous night he went into the Plough Inn,
Friargate, where he wanted to have a game at dominoes.
Being refused the use of the dominoes, he went out of 
the house, but soon returned, and finding the door
closed, burst it open and went into the house. 

He then commenced kicking and abusing Bamber, who
was in the house at the time. P.C. Bell was called in, when 
the prisoner began to kick him also.

Fined 40s and costs for assaulting Bamber, and 10s for
assaulting the policeman.
Preston Chronicle  1st February 1862
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"AMONG THE SPIRITS"
Edgar Lofthouse, a young man, was charged at the
police court with stealing a quantity of whiskey from
the Plough Inn, Friargate. Sarah Hollin said she was
at the Plough Inn on Monday night, when she saw the 
prisoner in the bar. When he went into the house he 
was quite sober, but when he left he was in a state of
intoxication. He could not have become so inebriated
from the liquor he had paid for, as he only had one
glass of beer, that he ordered and paid for. 

Mr. Walton, the landlord of the house, said that from
information he had received on the night in question,
he went into the barn, and found some whiskey running
from a keg, in consequence of which he had lost about 
a gallon of the coveted liquor.

As soon as he had ascertained the cause he sent for
a police officer, who eventually took the prisoner into
custody. The prisoner, who pleaded guilty to the charge,
was sentenced to 14 days imprisonment with hard labour.
Preston Chronicle 9th January 1864
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Preston Herald   4th May 1867
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Preston Herald   11th April 1868
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"ILLICIT STILL"  CASE
Preston Chronicle 30th May 1868
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 Preston Herald  30th May 1868
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Preston Chronicle 22nd February 1869
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 Preston Herald   27th August 1870
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Preston Herald   9th February 1876
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Preston Chronicle  9th November 1878
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Preston Herald   23rd December 1896
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CENSUS RETURNS
1841
John Craven                        37 years                          Innkeeper
Agnew Craven                    35                                   Wife
Nancy Craven                     12                                   Daughter
Margaret Craven                  3                                    Daughter                     
Mary Craven                       10 months                       Daughter

1851
George Richardson              37 years                         Publican                         b. Preston
Charlotte Richardson           21                                  Wife                               b. Knightsbridge
Harriet Mary Richardson      1                                    Daughter                                     do
George Mayor Richardson   3 months                        Son                                             do

1861
James Ferguson                  41 years                          Lic. Vict.                       b. Wigton, Cumberland
Anna ? Ferguson                38                                   Wife                              b. Cockerham
Susannah Ferguson             11                                   Daughter                       b. Liverpool
John Ferguson                      9                                   Son                                          do
Robert Ferguson                  8                                    Son                              b. Preston
Joseph Ferguson                  6                                    Son                                       do
Mary Ferguson                    4                                    Daughter                                do
Margret Ferguson                2                                    Daughter                               do

1871
Robert Richardson             60 years                          Publican                        b. Preston
Jane Richardson                 34                                      ?                                       ?
William Tyson                    72                                   Spade Labourer            b. Boston, Lincs.

1881
John Gregson                     45 years                          Innkeeper                 b. Walton-le-dale
Elizabeth Gregson               55                                  Wife                               b. Farington
Robert Gregson                  15                                  Son                                b. Walton-le-dale
Maggie Gregson                 17                                   Daughter                                      do

1891
John Harrison                     62 years                          Publican                        b. Much Hoole
Mary A. Harrison               61                                   Wife                             b. Preston
Anne Harrison                    14                                   Grand-daughter                    do
Ellen Thompson                  19                                  Grand-daughter                     do
Mary J. Thompson             15                                   Grand-daughter                    do

1901  (Indicated the "Hotel National")
John Bullen                        31 years                              ?                               b. Preston
Margaret A. Bullen            29                                    Wife                                       do
Aloyisius Bullen                  7                                     Son                                        do
John Bullen                        6                                      Son                                        do
William Bullen                    1                                      Son                                        do

1911

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