10 - 11 Church Street
|This is the site of the Miler Arcade on Church Street. The Town Hall can be seen on the left.|
The "STANLEY ARMS" on the right were blocking the entrance to what is now
Lancaster Road, and at the time was adjacent to a passage into the Shambles.
1827 - 34 Henry Crook - d.20.6.1834 aged 52 years; his wife, Ellen, d. 22.5.1840 aged 54 years. Daughter Ellen, d. 28.3.1836. Son, William, died 6.4.1836, aged 23 years.
1835 - 40 Mrs. Ellen Crook see above for death details.
1841 Samuel Ainsworth - Possibly synonymous with the Spirit Merchant by that name - interim
landlord? Living near Moor Park at the time.
1843 - 44 Richard Preston
1851 - 52 Susannah Preston
London Morning Chronicle 20th January 1830
DEATH: On Friday 20th June, 1834, aged 52 years,
Mr. Henry Crook, of the Stanley Arms Public House,
in this town. His disinterested generosity and cheerful
disposition created him many friends by whom he will
be long remembered and regretted.
Preston Chronicle 21st June 1834
Liverpool Mercury 27th June 1834
This seems to confirm the 1830 item, above, as 'our'
Preston Chronicle 4th April 1835
DEATH: On Sunday last, in the 19th year of her age,
Ellen, fourth daughter of the late Mr. Henry Crook,
innkeeper, Stanley Arms.
Preston Chronicle 2nd April 1836
Preston Chronicle 4th November 1837
In November 1843, James Tomlinson assaulted
Richard Preston of the Stanley Arms, Church Street.
Preston appeared to give evidence this last week,
on a pair of crutches. He said that Tomlinson had
come into his house and made use of some very
abusive language towards his (Preston's) daughter.
This led to an altercation during which Preston
was kicked, knocked down, and broke his thigh
in the fall. Tomlinson was bound over to keep
the peace, to answer the charge as the Sessions.
Preston Chronicle 3rd February 1844
MARRIAGE: On the 12th May 1852, at
St. Wilfrid's Catholic Chapel, Mr. Joseph Aspden
to Martha, second daughter of the late
Mr. Richard Preston, Stanley Arms Inn, both of
Preston Chronicle 15th May 1852
Preston Chronicle 9th October 1852
Susannah Preston 49 years Innkeeper b. Preston
Martha Preston 25 Daughter do
Susannah Preston 17 Daughter do
Jane Preston 11 Daughter do
Mary A. Preston 5 Daughter do