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Wednesday, 31 October 2012

JOHN O'GAUNT, Avenham Lane

JOHN O'GAUNT
16 Avenham Lane / 1 Brunswick Street
Later 66 Avenham Lane.
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 Above photograph taken 19th January 1959

Photograph taken 4th December 1959.
Note that the 'Snug' sign has been reversed since the beginning of the year.
Who knows the name of the person who put the glass in wrong way round? 
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MINE HOSTS:
1825 - 29               William Harding  (Hardwick) - Mrs. Hardwick, 26 years, 
                                                                                                    d. 20.12.1825.
                                                            Property owned by Richard Teebay in 1828
1834 - 35                Richard Lambert
1839                       Mr. Bailey
1841 - 54               Thomas Tomlinson   - Private residence  45 Chaddock Street.
1855 - 57               Robert Hitchin
1860 - 66               William Swarbrick and Co.    [Mannex’s 1866 Preston Directory]
1869                       Thomas Fowler
1869                       W. Fowler - Preston Chronicle 21st August 1869
1871                       William Fowler
1871 - 72                James McVey
1873 - 76                Mrs. Bridget Bond
1876 - 90                William Calvert
1890 - 92                Thomas Lynch
1892 - 93                William McKennie   -  PNE Footballer.  Info. from Ian Rigby, Official Historian.
                                                                   Died 17.12.1902 at the 'Buxton Hotel', Chorley
1893 - 94                John Iddon
1894 - 95                James Newsham Pearson
1895 - 96                Robert Hull - owner. (The Hull Bros. were brewers in Glovers' Court).
1896 - 97                William Banks
1897 - 99                Roger Clitheroe
1899 - 1904            Benjamin Crossthwaite
1905 - 07                Leonard Wearden
1910 - 17               William Parkinson
1924 - 27               Henry Parkinson
1932 - 48               Mary E. Garland  (Given as Mary F. Garland in 1948)
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TO BE SOLD
All that newly-erected Inn or Public
House, known by the sign of the
JOHN O'GAUNT, with the Brew-
house and Back-buildings therein
belonging, subject to payment of
£28 a year, to Mr. Richard Tebay,
now aged 45 years, or thereabouts,
during his life.
Preston Chronicle  15th February 1828
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Preston Chronicle  24th December 1857
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continued..................................................................................... 
Preston Guardian  2.4.1862
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JOHN O'GAUNT
On Tuesday 9th May, the John o'Gaunt
public house, in Avenham Lane, was sold
by Auction by Mr. J. B. Jones, for £2,400.
Lytham and Kirkham Times  Wednesday 17th May 1876
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JOHN  O'GAUNT  INN,    AVENHAM  LANE
W. CALVERT
In thanking his numerous friends for their
patronage so liberally bestowed upon him
since entering upon the above establishment,
begs to assure them and the public generally 
that he is now prepared to supply them with the

Choicest of Wines and Spirits,
Sparkling Mild or Bitter Ales, Bottled
and Draught Porter, &c.
______________
A GOOD BAGATELLE TABLE
Preston Chronicle  19th January 1878
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 Preston Guardian  21st September 1878
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 Preston Guardian  26th April 1879
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Preston Guardian  14th January 1882.
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CENSUS RETURNS
1841
Thomas Tomlinson             35 years                     Publican
Elizabeth Tomlinson            35                              Wife
Jane Tomlinson                    6                               Daughter
Grace Tomlinson                 5                                Daughter
Teresa? Tomlinson               4                               Daughter 
John Tomlinson                   2                                Son
Joseph Tomlinson                1                                Son

1851

1861
William Swarbrick             34 years                      Innkeeper                  b. Goosnargh

1871
William Fowler                  50 years                      Innkeeper                  b. Elston
Jane Fowler                      57                                Wife                         b. Brindle
Anna Fowler                     20                                Daughter                   b. Preston

1881
William Calvert                 65 years                      Lic. Vict.                    b. Cockerham
Frances Calvert                63                               Wife                           b. Preston
Thomas Calvert                42                                Boarder                              do
Mary E. Calvert               20                                Boarder                               do
Robert Calvert                 18                                Boarder                               do

1891
Thomas Lynch                 31 years                      Lic. Vict.                     b. Preston
Ellen Lynch                      31                               Wife                                    do
John Lynch                       7                                 Son                                     do
Edith E. Lynch                  3                                 Daughter                             do
Robert Lee                     62                                 Father-in-law                      do
Helen Lee                       59                                 Mother-in-law           b. Ribchester

1901
Benjamin Crossthwairte   46 years                      Lic. Vict.                     b. Preston
Harriet Crossthwaite        40                               Wife                            b. Walton-le-dale
Isabel Crossthwaite          11                               Daughter                     b. Preston

1911
William Parkinson             50 years                     Licensed Victualler      b. Preston
Rachel Parkinson              53                              Wife / Assistant                   do
Alice Parkinson                24                              Daughter / Assistant             do
Elizabeth Parkinson          20                              Daughter / Assistant             do
Lily Parkinson                  12                              Daughter / Scholar               do
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Tuesday, 23 October 2012

BIRMINGHAM ARMS,

BIRMINGHAM ARMS
address not known
BUT
I think it could be synonymous with the "DEVONSHIRE ARMS", Fylde Street.
but see also, the "PLASTERERS' ARMS" in Oak Street.
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MINE HOST:
1866          Mrs. Satterthwaite (Cornelius Satterthwaite - husband, at the "Sir William Wallace" in 1866
1872          Edward Bennett
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Preston Guardian  8th September 1866
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WHITE CROSS, Saul Street

WHITE CROSS
Saul Street
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Synonymous with the "NEW CROSS"
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Sunday, 21 October 2012

GUILD HALL TAVERN, Library Street

GUILD HALL TAVERN
or
GUILD CONCERT HALL
Variously as 1, 2, 2a, 3, or 7 Library Street
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The "Guild Hall Tavern and it's "Concert Hall" were the premises immediately above the 'RAR' in 'Library'
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The premises below the 'L' in the same word, were the
"Queen Adelaide" public house.
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MINE HOSTS:
1866 - 71                Henry Aspden
1871                       Mary Aspden
1871                       Robert Johnson
1876 - 77               Joseph Mason
1878                      Robert Howarth
1878                      Robert Barton Fishwick
1878 - 79              Thomas Hayton
1879                      John Rose
1880                      Peter Martland
1880 - 81              Thomas Barton Fishwick Jnr.   Transferred from TBF to Johnson on the 1.12.1880.
1881                      James Johnson
1882                      Samuel Johnson
1883                      Robert Saul
1883 - 85              John Hull
1885 - 87              Joseph Fishwick Barton
1887                      Charles Beckett
1888 - 89              John Mahon
1889                      John Chippendale
1889 - 90              John Hull
1890 - 91              Septimus J. Wilson
1891                     Ellis Priestly
1891                     William Hartley
1892                     Robert Geldeart
1892 - 93             William Singleton
1893                     William Heys
1893 - 1900          John Chippendale
1900                     William Henry Parker
1901                     William Kellett
1901 - 04              Ernest Jones
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NOTES:

IN 1855, HENRY ASPDEN BECAME THE LESSEE OF THE COCKPIT, FOR THE REMAINING 34 YEARS OF THE EARL OF DERBY'S LEASE. HE STRAIGHT AWAY MADE GREAT ALTERATIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS. IN MARCH 1855 THE INTERIOR HAS BEEN COMPLETELY GUTTED. IT WAS INTENDED THAT IT WOULD CONTINUE TO BE USED AS A PUBLIC HALL. HE TOOK THE LEASE OVER FROM JOSEPH LIVESEY, WHICH IS PROBABLY WHY ANTHONY HEWITSON REFERRED TO IT AS THE "TEMPERANCE HALL" IN HIS BOOK, "NORTHWARD" IN 1851.


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Between 1882 and 1888 the premises were owned by John Barton Fishwick of Stoneygate, beerseller.
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GUILD CONCERT HALL, PRESTON
Proprietor: MR H. ASPDEN

WANTED, a pair of first-class N*****S and a PAIR of
first-class COMIC DUETTISTS; also, a competent leader
for Orchestra, to Open on the 1st October. Parties applying
must state lowest terms. No stamps,

Three days' silence a negative.
Address - W. GRAY, Manager, as above.
Glad to hear from old friends.
THE ERA  16th September 1866
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Preston Guardian  6th October 1866
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WILL VALE, the Great Comic Star of the
Evening, Second Provincial Tour - Guild Concert Hall,
Preston.
I have much pleasure4 in recommending Mr. Will Vale 
to the Special Notice of Proprietors and Managers of
Concert Halls, &c., as a First-class Comic Vocalist,
endowed with a Versatility of Talent, whether displayed
as Eccentric, Grotesque, Mimic, Sensation, or Patter, 
in or out of character. Ranks high above the average
standard. He soon became an immense favourite with
the audience, and his Engagement at the Guild was a
tremendous success.
H. ASPDEN (Proprietor)
W.GRAY  (Manager)
THE ERA  Sunday 21st October 1866
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MASTER C.E. EXLEY
The Little Great Characteristic, Comic, Patter,
and Sensational Vocalist, opened on Monday
November 12th 1866, at the Guild Concert Hall,
Preston, and was received with Five Legitimate Calls.
THE ERA  18th November 1866
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I.X.L. WALLACE GRIMMITT'S
LILLIPUTIAN TROUPE OF BLACK MINSTRELS
(four in number)
Including the "Original Funny Little Joe,"
are now performing with immense success at 
the Guild Concert Hall, Preston
THE ERA  9th December 1866
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Preston Guardian  16th February 1867
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WILLIAM GRAY, Pianist
(late Pianist and Manager, GUILD CONCERT HALL)
Is at liberty to accept an engagement. Twenty years
experience. Thoroughly up to the business.
W.G. trusts his numerous Professional friends
will speak for him.
Private address, W. GRAY, 7 Kirkham Street North,
Preston.
THE ERA  Sunday 31st March 1867
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Preston Guardian  20th April 1867
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W. GRIMMETT'S TROUPE
Are disengaged on the 6th of May, for
Five weeks, on account of the closing
of the GUILD CONCERT HALL,
PRESTON.
THE ERA  21st April 1867
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GUILD CONCERT HALL, PRESTON
WANTED, to Open September 30th 1867,
a GOOD LEADER and PIANIST well up in
Concert Business; also a Ladt Pianist, to play
at a Free-and-Easy.
H. ASPDEN, Proprietor
THE ERA  22nd September 1867
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TO BE SOLD
A Bargain, Five Scenes, Proscenium, Wings, &c.,
suitable for Amateur Stage or Concert Hall, 
painted by T. Bayliss, in first-class Condition, 
including beautiful Act Drop, 131/2 feet by 15 feet;
Chamber Scene 12 feet by 12 feet; Street Scene
12 feet by 12 feet; Garden Scene 81/2 feet by 11 feet;
Forest Scene 81/2 feet by 11 feet. The whole to be
had cheap.
Address - H. ASPDEN, Guild Concert Hall, Preston.
THE ERA  20th December 1868
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Preston Guardian  18th September 1869
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Preston Guardian  29th July 1871
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Preston Guardian  21st September 1872
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Preston Chronicle  12th July 1873
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Preston Guardian  30th January 1875
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Preston Guardian  1st April 1876
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Preston Guardian  16th February 1878
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Preston Guardian  17th August 1878
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Preston Guardian  2nd October 1880
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CENSUS RETURNS 
1871
Mary Aspden                   36 years ?                Beerhouse keeper /          b. Preston
                                                                                  unmarried  
Sarah Ann Aspden           16                            Servant                                    do

1881
James Johnson                 37 years                   Beerseller                        b. Kendal

1891
Septimus J. Wilson           50 years                  Beerhouse Keeper           b. Preston
Mary Wilson                    44                           Wife                                b. Ayrshire, Scotland.

1901
William Kellett                 33 years                   Beerseller                        b. Woodplumpton
Margaret Kellett              33                            Wife                                b. Preston
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BLACK SWAN, 10 Water Street

BLACK SWAN
10 Water Street
(when this pub was demolished, the Balmoral Hotel was built in its place)
The change of name is believed to have taken place on the 25th August 1891,
and the new property built around the turn of the century.


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An interesting drawing that was made from a plan at L.R.O., showing a passage that skirts the vault, and leads to the 'Concert Hall' at the rear. A singer on an up-turned box would probably constitute a 'concert hall'. Not certain of the date, but the plans noted pre-1887. My guess is that it would be a long time before that date  when it was used as such.
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These are the post 1887 plans. Whether they were carried out is difficult to say,
but it was demolished before 1891, and replaced by the Balmoral Hotel
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MINE HOSTS
1827                 Edward Jones

1829                 Edward Jones - may have returned after a spell at the 'King's Arms' in Church Street.
1831                 Mr. Haslam
1837                 Mr. Lancaster
1838 - 41         James Winstanley      d. 11.2.1846 aged 42 years.
1851 - 66         Charles Swift    Wife Anne Swift d. 22.2.1866       Charles died later in 1866.
1869 - 74         James Sharrock
1875 - 81         Stephen Cranshaw
1881                Rufus Yates / Joseph Yates   -  Joseph died 13.5.1891 aged 32 years
1882 - 84        John Townson
1884 - 85        Edmund Lund
1886                Joseph Edwards
1886 - 87         Rufus Yates
1888 - 91        Joseph Yates  d. 13.5.1891 aged 32 years.
1895 - 1901    Thomas Moore
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Preston Pilot  20th October 1827
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Preston Chronicle 28th May 1836
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TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION
By Mr. T.W. Pemberton
At the 'Black Swan' in Water Street, Preston, 
on Tuesday 29th June 1841

LOT 1.   ALL that well-accustomed INN or PUBLIC-HOUSE
called "THE BLACK SWAN" in Water Street, with the Brewhouse,
Stable, Yards, and other conveniences thereto belonging, in the
occupation of James Winstanley.

And all that DWELLING-HOUSE situate in Water Street, 
adjoining the said Public House, in the occupation of Mr. Charles Swift.
Preston Chronicle  12th June 1841
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TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION
by Mr. Chritchley
At the Black Swan, Water Street on Friday 13th February 1846

LOT 1.    ALL that well-accustomed INN or PUBLIC HOUSE, called 
"THE BLACK SWAN" situate in Water Street, with the Brewhouse, Stable, Yards 
and other conveniences thereto belonging, in the occupation of Mr.Charles Swift.
Preston Chronicle  7th February 1846
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Preston Chronicle  5th October 1850
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Preston Chronicle   24th July 1852
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Preston Chronicle 15th January 1853
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Preston Chronicle  29th January 1853
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TO FARMERS AND BREEDERS OF GOOD STOCK.

THAT NOTED SHORT HORN'D PEDIGREE BULL "WAR EAGLE" 
BRED BY GILBERT GREENALL Esq., OF WALTON HALL, WARRINGTON,

Will serve Cows at the BLACK SWAN STABLES, Water Street, Preston, at
FIVE SHILLINGS each, ready money.  WAR EAGLE is the winner of the
Second North Lancashire and four other local Prizes. His stock are proving
valuable, and his attendant has a commission to purchase all calves got by him.

WAR EAGLE's Pedigree can be seen at the BLACK SWAN.
April 1853
Preston Chronicle  23rd April 1853
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Preston Chronicle 11th June 1853
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continued......................................
Continued......................................
Preston Chronicle 24th February 1855
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Preston Chronicle 16th June 1855
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Preston Chronicle 15th March 1856
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Preston Chronicle 9th October 1858
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Preston Chronicle 14th July 1860
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Preston Chronicle 23rd March 1861
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Preston Chronicle 30th March 1861
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Preston Chronicle  1st June 1861
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Preston Chronicle 20th November 1861
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Preston Chronicle  14th April 1866
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Preston Chronicle  27th October 1866
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Preston Chronicle 16th February 1867
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Preston Chronicle 13th March 1869
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Preston Guardian   14th August 1869
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TO BE LET with immediate possession, the BLACK SWAN INN, 
Water Street. For a couple, with or without children, this is really a
fortune. Takings and profits good; stock &c., to be taken at a 
valuation.
For particulars apply on the premises, or to T.SHORROCK,
White Hart, Gin Bow Entry.
Preston Chronicle 17th September 1870
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Preston Chronicle 7th December 1872
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A letter to the local newspaper giving the landlord's point of view.
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Preston Chronicle 6th September 1873
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TO BE SOLD, By Private Treaty, all that old-established and
well-accustomed PUBLIC HOUSE known by the name of the
"BLACK SWAN" in Water Street; brewing two or three times
weekly, and all retailed on the premises; together with two very 
good lodging houses adjoining, registered for 57 and 33 lodgers
respectively, with land to build another shop fronting Leeming 
Street; all free from Ground Rent. 
For particulars apply, Mr. Cranshaw, Oil Merchant, 4 Greaves Street; 
or William MASSEY, Auctioneer and Valuer, 8 Avenham Road, Preston
Preston Chronicle 1st August 1874
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Preston Chronicle  31st July 1875
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Preston Guardian  25th March 1876
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FRIDAY NEXT, December 7th, Mr Cranshaw of the BLACK SWAN
Water Street, intends to open his SKITTLE ALLEY and AMERICAN
BOWLING SALOON, when he will give £6 to be competed for in Prizes.
Entrance 1s each, to be made at the above. Back entrance from Grinshaw Street.
Preston Chronicle 1st December 1877
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Preston Guardian  12th January 1878
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£50 REWARD - A malicious and absolutely false
report having been circulated to the effect that 
Stephen Cranshaw, innkeeper, oil and tallow
manufacturer &c., of Water Street, and elsewhere, 
is in pecuniary difficulties, Notice is Hereby Given,
that any person or persons who may repeat the same
will be prosecuted; and notice is furthermore given, 
that a Reward of £50 will be paid to any one who will 
discover the originator, or furnish such evidence as will 
result in the conviction of the fabricator of the aforesaid 
false and malicious report.
STEPHEN CRAWSHAW, 10 Water Street, Preston
February 7th 1879
Preston Chronicle 8th February  1879
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Preston Chronicle 21st May 1881
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CENSUS RETURNS
1841
James Winstanley                   35 years                      Publican
Elizabeth Winstanley               55                                  ?            (might have been James' mother)

1851
Charles Swift                          46 years                     Innkeeper               b. Sheffield
Ann Swift                               45                              Wife                                do
William Swift                          17                              Son                        b. Preston
Thomas Swift                         15                              Son                                  do
Elizabeth Swift                         8                               Daughter                          do
Agnes Swift                             6                               Daughter                          do
Edward Swift                          3                               Son                                  do
Betty Swift                             73                              Mother                   b. Dewsbury

1861
Charles Swift                         56 years                     Innkeeper               b. Anderton
Ann Swift                              56                              Wife                       b. Atcliffe Yorkshire
Elizabeth Swift                       19                              Daughter                b. Preston
Agnes Swift                           17                              Daughter                        do
Charles Edward                     13                              Son                                do
Betty Swift                             90                              Mother                 b. Adlington

                   There's quite a lot of variation in what would appear to be the same Swift family.    

1881
Rufus Yates                          53 years                     Cotton Mill Manager    b. Darwen
Ellen Yates                           54                              Wife                                     do
Joseph Yates                        22                              Son / Barman               b. Blackburn
Joshua Yates                        19                              Son                              b. Bury

1891
Joseph Yates                        32 years                    Licensed Victualler        b. Blackburn
Margaret Yates                    32                             Wife                              b. Preston
Rufus Yates                           6                              Son                                       do

1901
Thomas Moore                    46 years                    Publican                        b. Preston
Betsy Moore                       45                             Wife                                       do
Henry Moore                      21                             Son                                         do
Joseph Moore                     19                             Son                                        do
Mary J. Moore                    17                            Daughter                                 do
Emily Moore                        10                           Daughter                                 do
M.A. Moore                         4                            Daughter                                 do
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