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Saturday, 17 March 2012

VICARAGE INN, Vicarage

VICARAGE INN
Vicarage (off Lancaster Road)
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MINE HOST:
1841 - 53     Robert Slater
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APPREHENSION OF WHOLESALE COINERS
A "navvie" calling himself John Smith, and
a woman named Ellen Healey, were charged 
with coining. It appears that the constables,
in consequence of information they had
received, went to the lodgings of the prisoners,
at the Vicarage Inn. 

On entering the room, the male prisoner
had a mould in his hand, but on seeing the 
policeman he dashed it upon the ground, and
jumped upon it. He was instantly seized, and
the fragments of the mould, which were warm, 
and counterfeit, were taken up. 3s. and 2s. 6d,
also warm, and counterfeit, were taken from 
the cornice. One bad shilling was found on the
female prisoner. It was also discovered that a
base shilling had been paid by the prisoners to 
the person with whome they lodged.
They were remanded for a week.
Preston Chronicle 25th May 1850
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STEALING A SHAWL
On Thursday, a woman named Alice Gardner
was charged with stealing a shawl belonging
to the wife of William Cross of Albert Street.
The stolen article was taken, on Tuesday, 
from the Vicarage Inn, and pledged at 
Mr. J.M. Brandreth's pawn-shop by the
prisoner.
Committed for trial.
Preston Chronicle  13th September 1851
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YOUTHFUL CRIMINAL
A boy named Irving Horum was brought up, 
charged with stealing the sum of 21 shillings
from the shop of Susan Shepherd, confectioner,
Gin Bow Entry.

In the absence of Shepherd, the premises
were entered, and two five-shilling papers, 
and 10 or 11 shillings, all in copper, were
stolen from the cupboard. On the following
Monday, Inspector Rigby saw the prisoner
putting something into a hole in the ground
near the Vicarage Inn. Horum, on seeing him, 
decamped; and Rigby, on examining the place, 
found  21 shillings in copper, including two
five-shilling papers, which were identified by
Mrs. Shepherd.

He apprehended the prisoner on the following
Thursday.  Committed for trial.
Preston Chronicle 1st January 1853
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CENSUS RETURN
1841
Robert Slater                      35 years                    Publican
Margaret Slater                   35                            Wife
John Slater                           9                             Son
Hannah Slater                      7                              Daughter
William Slater                       5                             Son
Thomas Slater                      3                             Son
Elizabeth Slater                     1                             Daughter
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