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Tuesday, 20 March 2012


The "White Horse" flag can be seen just left of centre. By this time (1900) it
was just a restaurant. The George Hotel is on the right on the corner of Market Street,
2 Friargate

1690                      Mrs. Sumner
1732                      Widow Phipps   (Property owned by Widow Parkinson)
1796                      Elizabeth Palmer   DDK/1683/78
1800                     Mr and Mrs. H. Derby            See TO LET notice, below.
1804 - 13              John Scott
1813 - 21              Mr. Francis Wallis  d. 17.9.1821 aged 62 years.
1821 - 25              Sarah Wallis
1827 - 29              Richard Dodgson  -   was he declared bankrupt in 1828 / 1829?  Ref:  Morning Post 15.12.1828
1831                      Mr. Shepherd  - I have serious doubts that this is correct. I have a Mr. Shepherd 
                                                           at the White Hart in Gin Bow Entry. Likely a Directory error?
1831                      John Salthouse
1833                     William Dobson
1834 - 38              Thomas Ackroyd
1841                      Leonard Billington
1842 - 47               Thomas Rainford
1847                      John Machell
1851 - 54              Henry Kellett
1860 - 61              Edward Harris
1865 - 67              James Topham
1867                     George Johnson
1868 - 73              James Bannister
1877                     Ann Lees
1881                     James Ashcroft
1882 - 86             Richard Crook
24.8.1887   No application for a renewal of the licence. Was a restaurant thereafter.
TO BE LET, And Entered Upon Immediately.
All that well-accustomed Inn, known by the sign of the WHITE HORSE, Friargate, Preston. For particulars apply to RICHARD WALTON, Preston.
Gore's Liverpool General Advertiser  9th January 1800
H.DERBY begs leave to inform the public, that he has just now entered into the possession of the above INN, hitherto well-known and frequented, which is fitted up in a most commodious manner, for the reception of GENTLEMEN, TRAVELLERS, &c.
He and Mrs Derby flatter themselves, that, by their assiduity and attention to please and accommodate, as is their duty, as well as inclination to do, they will merit a share of the generous public favour, which they humbly solicit.
Gore's Liverpool General Advertiser  17th April 1800
Lancaster Gazette  10th March 1804
Lancaster Gazette  5th July 1806
About seventy of the friends of Colonel Hanson,
dined together at the White Horse in Preston last Tuesday.
Lancaster Gazette  30th May 1807
Lancaster Gazette  21st November 1812
Lancaster Gazette   22nd March 1817
DEATH:  On Monday last, much respected,
Mr. Francis Wallis, of the White Horse Inn, Preston.
Lancaster Gazette  22nd September 1821 
Preston Pilot  14th July 1827
Preston Chronicle  12th March 1831
Preston Chronicle  27th April 1833
Preston Chronicle  21st May 1836
Preston Chronicle  3rd January 1846
Preston Chronicle  27th July 1872
Preston Guardian  February 2nd 1879
Leonard Billington                35 years                  Publican                        b. Lancs.
Nancy Biullington                 35                           Wife                                     do
William Billington                   5                            Son                                      do
Thomas Billington                  4                            Son                                      do
Catharine Billington                1                            Daughter                              do

Henry Kellett                       54 years                  Innkeeper                     b. Chorley
Mary Kellett                        51                           Wife                             b. Goosnargh
Ellen Kellett                         29                            Daughter                      b. West Aughton
Henry Kellett                       23                            Son                              b. Chorley
Sarah Kellett                        20                           Daughter                                do
Mary Kellett                         16                           Daughter                               do
Margaret Kellett                   14                           Daughter                                do
Oswald John Kellett             11                            Son                                      do
Thomas Kellett                      8                             Son                                       do
Joseph Kellett                       6                             Son                                       do
Henry Cross                       28                             Ostler                          b. Inskip

Edward Harris                    32 years                    Innkeeper                    b. Preston
Esther Harris                       46                            Sister                                    do
Elizabeth Harris                   14                            Niece                                    do
Mary Bradley                      19                            Housemaid                            do
Richard Humber                  50                            Ostler                                    do

James Bannister                  40 years                    Hotel Keeper              b. Slaidburn
Martha Bannister                 36                            Wife                            b. Preston
Ellen Bannister                    16                              Daughter                             do
Thomas Bannister                11                             Son                                     do
Mary Bannister                     9                              Daughter                             do

James Ashcroft                   46 years                    Hotel Keeper              b. Blackburn
Elizabeth Ashcroft               43                             Wife                           b. Clifton
William Henry Ashcroft       21                             Son                            b. Blackburn
Jno. C. Ashcroft                  20                             Son                                    do
James Ashcroft                    8                               Son                           b. Preston
Elizabeth Birch                   18                              Servant                      b. Accrington

?   no longer licensed.

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