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Friday, 16 March 2012

TURK'S HEAD, Turk's Head Court

TURK'S HEAD
20  (later 7)  Turk's Head Court (Yard)
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The first lock-up (police station) is shown here next
to the Turk's Head, in Turk's Head Yard. The yard
could be accessed from Avenham Street also.
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MINE HOSTS:
1796 - 1802          William Pemberton ?  See death notice, below.
1812 - 16              James Merrick     d. 4.7.1816  -  see below.
1816 - 25               Ellen Merrick
1829 - 38               Christopher Cronshaw
1839 - 41              William Whittam
1841                      John Hardman
1851 - 53               Richard Marsden
1853 - 57               Maria Pemberton
1858 - 62               Ralph Worthington
1871                      William May*
1874 - 77               Joseph Redhead*
1881 - 1901           James Gorton
1901 - 07               James Gorton Junior.
* See also "Slip Inn"
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DEATH:  At Preston, Mrs. Pemberton, wife of
William Pemberton, publican,  Turk's Head Yard.
Lancaster Gazette  27th March 1802
There's nothing to say that this belongs to this
tavern, but there are no others (to my knowledge)
that have been here since this date.  
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DEATH:  On Thursday se'enight, Mr. Merrick,
of Preston, innkeeper.
Lancaster Gazette  20th July 1816 
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Preston Chronicle 16th March 1839

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TURK'S HEAD, CHURCH STREET
PRESTON
W. WHITTAM
Respectfully informs the Public that he has
constantly on hand, a supply of his Prime
ALE and TABLE BEER, 
in Casks, suitable to the consumption of
Private Families, or of Innkeepers who
do not brew their own.
Preston Chronicle  23rd March 1839
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TURK'S HEAD, CHURCH STREET
PRESTON
W. WHITTAM
GRATEFUL for the liberal encouragement received
since he commenced as WHOLESALE BREWER,
respectfully solicits a continuance of the same, and
assures his Friends and the Public generally, it shall
be his endeavour to merit their future support.

N.B. It is his intention to have a few choice brews of
STRONG PALE ALE for Christmas; 
those who are desirous of having a glass of
"PRIME OCTOBER"
to treat their friends with, will please
give their orders early.
Preston Chronicle 19th October 1839
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Preston Chronicle  19th June 1841
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Preston Chronicle 28th July 1849
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Preston Chronicle  31st July 1858
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Preston Chronicle  20th August 1859
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Part of Licensing Sessions Report.
Preston Chronicle  27.8.1859
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At this time, Ralph Worthington was the 'Mine Host'.
Preston Chronicle  14th January 1860
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Blackburn Standard   28th March 1860
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On Wednesday 24th September, Ralph Worthington,
landlord of the Turk's Head beerhouse, applied for
the renewal of his licence, which was suspended at 
the annual licensing session last month - the objection
had been that there was a dancing room in connection
with it. If, however, the Police Authorities desired it, 
Mr. Worthington would close the room.

On the understanding that the room remained closed, 
and that Worthington would conduct his house better in 
the future, the Magistrates renewed the licence.
Preston Chronicle 27th September 1862
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 Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer 12th October 1905
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 Lancashire Evening Post  12th October 1905
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  Lancashire Evening Post  13th February 1907
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CENSUS RETURNS
1841
John Hardman                   40 years                      Innkeeper
Ann Hardman                    30                               Wife
Ellen Hardman                   15                               Daughter

1851
Richard Marsden              38                                Innkeeper                   b. Wheelton
Margaret Marsden            39                                Wife                           b. Farrington
Ellen Marsden                   12                                Daughter                    b. Wheelton
John Marsden                    11                               Son                                      do
Isabella Marsden               9                                  Daughter                              do
Mary Marsden                   4                                 Daughter                    b. Leyland
Alice Marsden                   2                                  Daughter                   b. Hutton

1861
Ralph Worthington            33 years                       Victualler                    b. Ribbleton
Martha Worthington          35                                Wife                           b. Preston

1871

1881
James Gorton                   35 years                        Publican                     b. Preston
Jane Gorton                      38                                 Wife                                  do
John Gorton                      13                                 Son                                   do
Mary Gorton                     12                                 Daughter                           do
Elizabeth Gorton                10                                 Daughter                           do
James Gorton                     4                                  Son                                   do
Joan ? Gorton                     1                                  Daughter                           do

1891
James Gorton                    45 years                        Lic. Vict.                  b. Preston
Jane Gorton                       48                                Wife                                  do
Mary Gorton                      22                                Daughter                           do
Elizabeth Gorton                 18                                Daughter                           do
James Gorton                     14                                Son                                   do
Joyce Gorton                     11                                 Daughter                           do
Joseph Gorton                   34                                 Brother                             do

1901
James Gorton                    24 years                        Lic. Vict.                 b. Preston
Mary A. Gorton                22                                 Wife                                 do
John Yates                        54                                 Father-in-law                    do
Elizabeth Yates                  52                                Mother-in-law                   do
   Could this be the Yates family of Yates' Wine Lodge dynasty?
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