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Saturday, 10 March 2012

SHEDS, The. , Aqueduct Street

THE SHEDS
79 / 80 Aqueduct Street
32  (later 38)  Greenbank Street
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Apologies for this crude drawing. I'll try and
smarten it it up sometime.
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MINE HOSTS:
1856                      Thomas Kew    d. 11.10.1861 aged 38 years.
1860 - 70               Fanny Wallis  (given as Wells in the Preston Chronicle 13.8.1870)
1870 - 73               Thomas Crane
1877 - 81               John Livesey
1881                      Thomas Ashburner
1882 - 83               William Ashburner
1884 - 1911           George Thompson Berry
1913 - 17               John S. Berry
1925                      Bernard Gillett
1930 - 32               John Nightingale Lilley - owned by Richard Dawson
1936  NO MENTION.
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OBTAINING MONEY BY FALSE PRETENCES
John Cunningham, an ex-sergeant of the police
force, was charged with obtaining 1 shilling in
money under false pretences, from Thomas 
Crane, Sheds Inn, Aqueduct Street, on the 
3rd of June.
The case was remanded till Saturday, in order
to make further enquiries.
Preston Chronicle 21st September 1872
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Preston Guardian  12th January 1878
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THRASHING THE WRONG MAN AT PRESTON.
 Judge Coventry and a jury were occupied a long time yesterday at Preston County Court in hearing an action brought by George Crane, a plate-layer, under the following circumstances.
At about 7.30 on the morning of December 3rd, a man went into the "Sheds Inn", Aqueduct Street, Preston, and there insulted the landlord's daughter and assaulted the servant. The landlord, George Berry, under the belief that Crane was the offender, gave him a thrashing, which laid him up for a week.
Berry failed to satisfy the jury that Crane was the man, and he had to pay 3 guineas damages and costs.
Northern Daily Telegraph  8th February 1893
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SINGULAR QUESTION OF IDENTITY
Before his Honour Judge Coventry and a jury,
at Preston County Court, George Crane, a plate-
layer on the Greenbank Railway, claimed five
guineas damages against George Berry, landlord
of The Sheds Inn, Aqueduct Street, for assault.

Crane said that on the morning of Saturday 3rd
December 1892, the defendat attacked him, 
knocked him down, and kicked him several times.

For the defence, it was said that Crane had gone
into the defendant's public house, and insulted 
two young women. This, the plaintiff emphatically
denied, suggesting it was probably a case of
mistaken identity. The two girls were called and
said they were positive that he was the man in 
question.

The Jury considered the evidence of identification
was insufficient, and awarded the plaintiff  just three 
 guineas.
Preston Chronicle  11th February 1893
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CENSUS RETURNS
1861
Fanny Wallis                    33 years - widow.            Innkeeper                b. Coppull
Jane Wallis                        6                                    Daughter                  b. Blackburn
Eliza Wallis                      13                                    Step-daughter                    do

1871
Thomas Crane                 44 years                           Innkeeper                b. Churchtown
Margaret Crane               44                                    Wife                        b. Preston

1881
Thomas Ashburner           26 years                          Publican                   b. Barrow
Elizabeth Ashburner         26                                    Wife                        b. Shrewsbury

1891
George Thompson Berry  42 years                          Lic. Vict.                  b. Kirby Lonsdale
Mary Ann Berry               46                                   Wife                        b. Preston
John Stazaker Berry         15                                    Son                                  do
Elizabeth Thompson Berry 13                                  Daughter                           do
Mary Ann Berry               10                                   Daughter                           do

1901
George T. Berry               54 years                          Publican                   b. Kirby Lonsdale
Elizabeth T. Berry            23                                    Daughter                  b. Preston
Mary A. Berry                 20                                    Daughter                          do

1911
George Thompson Berry  62 years widower            Publican         b. Kirby Lonsdale
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2 comments:

  1. George Thompson Berry was my great great grandfather. Amazing that you have the story above - kind of makes me feel like I know him. Respect him for defending the honour of 2 young women. Sounds like the kind of thing somebody from my family would do...

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    1. I'm glad you've found the story! I'm hoping to add more stories soon, although they may not be about G.T.B.

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