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Saturday, 10 March 2012

SHAKESPEARE TAVERN, Strait Shambles

SHAKESPEARE TAVERN
1  Strait Shambles
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The close-proximity of the "Shakespeare Tavern" and
 Lang's "Swan With Two Necks" can be seen here.
'Strait' means 'narrow' in Strait Shambles.
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The Shakespeare was the rear portion of the ancient
Mitre Tavern, with the addition of the bow-front that
can be seen here.
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MINE HOSTS:
1818 - 25              Richard Sharples     d. 21st August 1853, aged 83 years.
1830 - 38              Thomas Hind(e)
1841 - 42              Thomas Buxton
1842                      James Leigh
1842                      Thomas Pickburn
1847                      Thomas Gerrard
1849 - 51              John Worsley
1853                     Richard Lancaster - son of Mrs. Lancaster, landlady of the New Cock Inn at the time. Also seen as 'Mr. J. Lancaster'.  She also had a son 'John'.
1854                      Edward Blackoe
1857                      George Snape
1860                      John Green
1860 - 61              William Hayton
1865 - 66              John Lancaster - 
1866 - 67              William Whalley (Walling)
1867                      Henry Sellers
1867 - 68              Francis and Sarah Mansley
1868                      Charles Henry Gillett
1869 - 71              George Bateman
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Preston Chronicle  17th March 1821
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PEDESTRIANISM
A person of the name of Robert Skipper, of pedestrian
notoriety, commenced on Monday last, the arduous task
of walking 50 miles a day, for twelve successive days,
Sunday excepted. He starts every morning about five 
o'clock, on the other side of Lancaster, and walks to the
Shakespeare Tavern in this town, where he breakfasts,
and returns northwards soon afterwards. Yesterday was 
the fifth day of his performance, and he appears to be 
as little fatigued as on completion of the first day of his
arduous undertaking. He confidently asserts that he could 
travel on foot 60 miles a day for 12 days together.

He is about 46 years of age, is about 5' 10" high, and of
a muscular, though rather slender build. He is said to have
excelled most of the celebrated pedestrians in the kingdom,
and we can only add that he depends solely, for the reward 
of his labour, on the contributions of a generous public.
Preston Chronicle 11th February 1832
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Preston Chronicle  14th July 1832
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TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION
On Wednesday 7th February 1838, at
seven o'clock in the evening, at the House
of Mr. Hinde, the Shakespeare Tavern.
TWENTY-FIVE SHARES in the
PRESTON STEAM SAWING COMPANY.
For further particulars apply to Mr. CORRY,
Jordan Street, Preston.
Preston Chronicle 3rd February 1838
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MARRIAGE:  On the 15th May 1838, at 
Lancaster, Mr. Thomas Hinde of the 
Shakespeare Tavern, Preston, to Miss.
Dickenson of Lancaster.
Blackburn Standard  23rd May 1838
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Preston Chronicle  10th April 1847
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Preston Chronicle  15th January 1853
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The Morning Post (London) 11th October 1860
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CHARLES GILLETT
SHAKESPEARE INN
MARKET PLACE
NB. A LARGE CLUB ROOM TO LET.
Preston Chronicle  25th April 1868
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Preston Chronicle  9th May 1868
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CENSUS RETURNS
1841
Thomas Buxton                        35 years                         Publican
Sarah Buxton                           30                                  Wife

1851
John Worsley                           46 years                         Innkeeper                   b. Bolton
Mary Worsley                          47                                  Wife                                   do
Martha Worsley                       19                                   Daughter                   b. Preston
James Worsley                         16                                   Son                                    do
Sarah Worsley                         13                                   Daughter                             do
Mary Worsley                          11                                   Daughter                            do
John Worsley                            6                                    Son                                    do

1861
William Hayton                       44 years                          Innkeeper                   b. Carlisle
Margery Hayton                     34                                    Wife                          b. Wigan
William Hayton                       15                                    Son                            b. Preston
Edward? Hayton                    15                                    Son                                    do
Amelia Hayton                         7                                     Daughter                            do
Emma Hayton                          9                                     Daughter                            do
Edmund Hayton                       5                                     Son                                    do

1871
George Bateman                    59 years                          Printer         b. Burton-in-Kendal     
Margaret Bateman                 66                                    Wife                       b. Preston
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