STONE JUG INN
7 Haydock Street / 8 Sizer Street South
The first landlord of this house was described in
the Deeds as a 'stone mason.' I wonder if he
had a sculpted stone jug on display, either on
the interior or outside?
Incidentally, at the time, 'the stone jug' was
a euphanism for prison! Can't see why this should
1855 Edward Walmsley
1861 - 67 Robert Wilkinson
1869 - 70 Samuel Capstick
1870 - 73 Thomas Wignall - 23.10.1870, fined 20s + costs for breaching the Sunday Act.
1873 - 85 John Humphrey(s) - Annual Value £30 in 1876; Rateable Value £25.10s.
1885 - 95 Anthony Pearson
1895 - 1907 Luke Robinson - house bought by Matthew Brown & Co. in 1896
Preston Chronicle 25th May 1867
Preston Chronicle 2nd October 1875
See just above half way down the article.
Preston Chronicle 1st July 1876
NORTH END GRASSHOPPERS' FOOTBALL CLUB
A general meeting of the members of the above club was held on Wednesday evening at the Stone Jug Inn, and there was a good attendance. Mr. Ralph Pendlebury presided, and the following officers were elected for me to season:-
Treasurer John Humphrey; Secretary R. Fox; Committee; R. Pendlebury, A. Pearson, T. Mitchell, J. , Wilson, T. Brown, J. Joseph, and W. Smith.
Captain T. Wilson; sub-captain W. Whiteside.
Preston Herald 5th July, 1884
THE STONE JUG FISHING CLUB
On Saturday afternoon, the 6th July, the members
of the above club held their second competition for
the season. The sport selected was Brock, and after
an hour and a half's good sport, the party adjourned
to the Roe Buck Inn, where a substantial repast was
partaken of, and songs, &c., were rendered.
The party afterwards made the return journey, and
reached home about 10 o'clock.
Preston Chronicle 13th July 1889
VALUABLE BEERHOUSE IN PRESTON
To be sold by Auction on 30th July 1891
THE BEERHOUSE called the "STONE JUG INN,"
situate at the corner of Haydock Street and Sizer
Street, Preston, together with the Brewhouse in the
rear thereof, in the occupation of Mr. A. Pearson.
The Property is Cellared, and contains Bar Parlour,
Taproom, Bar Vault, Kitchen, Good Bedrooms, and
Club-room; front entrance in two streets, is well
situated, carrying on a capital business, and is
Freehold and free from Ground Rent.
Preston Chronicle 30th July 1891
Preston Chronicle 1st August 1891
VALUABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTY
in Sizer Street, Preston.
MESSRS. THOS DEWHURST and SON will offer for SALE by AUCTION, at the PRESTON AUCTION MART, 122 Fishergate, Preston, on WEDNESDAY NEXT, October 26th, 1910, at 7.30 in the evening:
The premises formerly accupied as a BEERHOUSE, and known as the "STONE JUG INN," with Brewhouse, etc., and having frontages to Sizer Street and Haydock Street, respectively.
The property is freehold and free from ground rent. The property is well and substantially built, the frontages to Sizer Street and Haydock Street being faced with stone.
For further particulars apply to the Auctioneers, 122, Fishergate, Preston; or to
Messrs. FINCH, JOHNSON and CO, Solicitors,
13 Fox Street, Preston.
Lancashire Evening Post 22nd October 1910
PRESTON PROPERTY SALE - Messrs T. Dewhursts and Sons, Preston, offered for sale by Auction, last night, the premises formerly occupied as a beerhouses, and known as the "Stone Jug Inn," having frontages to Sizer Street and Haydock Street. A sale was effected at £160. Messrs Finch, Johnson and Co, were the solicitors.
Lancashire Evening Post 27th October 1910
Robert Wilkinson 52 years Publican b. Woodplumpton
Elizabeth Wilkinson 57 Wife b. Myerscough
R.....? Wilkinson 27 Son b. Woodplumpton
John Wilkinson 26 Son do
George Wilkinson 13 Son b. Salwick
Alice Wilkinson 10 Daughter b. Preston
James Wilkinson 3 Grand-son? do
Thomas Wignall 35 years Lic. Beerseller b. Clifton
Ann Wignall 36 Wife b. Ormskirk
John Humphreys 42 years Beerseller b. Ireland
Mary Humphreys 39 Wife do
Anthony Pearson 44 years Beerseller b. Preston
Betsy Pearson 45 Wife do
George Henry Pearson 20 Son do
Thomas Pearson 17 Son do
Elizabeth Alice Pearson 6 Daughter do
Luke Robinson 47 years Publican b. Preston
Luke Robinson 24 Son b. Chorley