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Sunday, 26 February 2017

BRIDGE INN,1 Maudland Road

1 Maudland Road
also 13 Maudland Road
NB.  According to the Licensing Court Records, this inn was known as the "Little Bridge Inn" at one point. Note the similar comment about the Bowling Green Inn on Ribbleside, and the Regatta Inn at the bottom of Fishergate Hill..

1828 - 29               Margaret Taylor  (At this time their was a Retail Brewer listed in Bolton Street by this name. No mention of the Bridge Inn though.
1834                      James Margisson
1838 - 43               Henry Dobson
1843 - 66               John Noble
1866 - 77               Sarah and Mary Ann Noble
1881 - 91               Mary Ann Noble
1891 - 94               Thomas Richard Aspinall  wife d. 5.2.1894 aged 32 years.
1894                      Thomas Hardacre
1895 - 96               Richard Fazackerley
1897 - 99               Elizabeth Wilcock
1899 - 1901           Joseph Hodgkinson
1902 - 05              Alfred Joseph Latus
1907                      William Barnes
1908 - 17               Robert P. D. Mason
1919 - 24               James Coonan - owner and licensee  d. 18.9.1924
1924 - 27               Catherine Coonan
1932      NO MENTION
and three high-backed FORMS.
Apply at the Bridge Inn, Maudland Bank.
Preston Chronicle  8th October 1859
Preston Chronicle  30th December 1865
 Preston Chronicle  27th July 1872
 Preston Chronicle  22nd December 1877
 Preston Herald  18th March 1885
MR. DEWHURST will offer for Sale by Auction
in lots, early in April next,
The VALUABLE PROPERTY, consisting of the BRIDGE INN, 
Maudland Road, Preston, and the adjoining HOUSES and SHOPS,
No's 10, 11, and 12 Maudland Road, No's 24 and 25 Cold Bath
Street, and No's 1 and 2, Bolton Street.
Further particulars in future advertisements.
W.A. & R ASCROFT, Solicitors
35 Winckley Square, Preston
Preston Chronicle  14th March 1891
 Preston Chronicle  28th March 1891
 Preston Herald  26th July 1893
 Preston Herald  7th February 1894
 Lancashire Evening Post  27th January 1902
 Lancashire Evening Post  9th December 1902
 Preston Herald  19th August 1905
 Lancashire Evening Post  22nd August 1905
TO BE LET, the Free Fully-licensed PUBLIC HOUSE, known as the "BRIDGE INN, " Maudlands.
Apply, Jos. Smith, Ltd., Southgate Mills, Preston.
Lancashire Evening Post  24th October 1905
 Preston Herald  24th October 1908
 Lancashire Evening Post  28th October 1910
 Lancashire Evening Post  18th November 1919
 Lancashire Evening Post  25th August 1932
Henry Dobson                25 years                   Publican
Margaret Dobson           60                            Mother

John Noble                     54 years                   Maltster &                           b. Penwortham
Mary Noble                    54                            Wife                                    b. Warton
Sarah Noble                   25                             Daughter / Barmaid             b. Preston
Mary Ann Noble            18                             Daughter / Barmaid                      do
William Noble                18                              Son                                             do
Mary Askew                  17                              Servant                                       do
William Shorrock           45                              Carter                                         do
William Noblett              40                              Brother-in-law                    b. Warton

Sarah Noble                   39 years                   Barmaid / Daughter              b. Preston
Sarah Eccles                   18                            Servant / Barmaid                186o

Sarah Noble                   45 years                  Head / Unmarried                 b. Preston
Margery Singleton           17                           Innkeeper         
James Noblett                 70                           Visitor / Retired farmer         b. Salwick
Jane Billington                 28                           Domestic Servant                 b. Plumpton
See notes below for further information re: Margery Singleton
Mary Ann Noble            52 years                   Innkeeper                            b. Preston
Mary A. Eccles              30                            Servant                                        do

Mary Ann Noble            65 years                   Lic. Vict.                            b. Preston
Mary Agnes Singleton    20                            Niece / barmaid                          do

Joseph Hodgkinson        32 years                   Publican                              b. Preston
Elizabeth Hodgkinson     31                            Wife                                            do
Agnes Hodgkinson          3                             Daughter                            b. Lancaster
Jane Halliwell                 55  widow                Mother-in-law                    b. Preston

Robert Paul Day Mason  48 years                 Publican                             b. Leeds, Yorks.
Beatrice Mason               39                          Wife                                          do
Margery Singleton was born 23 September 1853 [from the family Bible in possession of Hilary May-Hill of Cardiff]. Margery married Joseph Cole at St. Walburga, Preston on 27 April 1880 and died 10 July 1919 at Birmingham. Buried Lodge Hill Cemetery, Birmingham. Her mother was Agnes Noble, a daughter of George Noble.
The Cole family came originally from Wythburn, near Keswick. Margery could have known a lot of people in the area and her brother-in-law Richard Cole was tenant of the farm ‘’Hollin Brow’’ which was later demolished by Manchester Corporation for the Thirlemere reservoir scheme.
The April 1871 Census gives for Preston St. Peter's Ward No 13 Maudland Road [The Bridge Inn]
Sarah Noble, Head, unmarried, age 45, Innkeeper. Family were brewers in Preston, possibly on Back Lane, now Market St West.
Margery Singleton, unmarried, age 17, Innkeeper. [matches birth 23September 1853].
James Noblett, visitor, widower, age 70, Retired farmer, born Salwick,
Jane Billington, unmarried age 28, domestic servant, born Plumpton.
Details supplied by Trevor Kirkham.
For contact regarding these notes, email Steve Halliwell see CONTACT tab

Monday, 20 February 2017

FLEECE INN, St. John Street

2 / 3  (later 5)  St. John Street
Referred to on occasion as the "Golden Fleece Inn" -
see Preston Chronicle 23.1.1838 and 27.3.1841
1808                 Mr and Mrs Macneal
1812 - 15         William Liddell
1818 - 20         Robert Wilkinson
1825 - 38         Joseph Fazackerley    
1837 - 39        Thomas Fazackerley  d. 7.12.1851 aged 49 years. At the White Bull Inn, Walton-le-dale.
1841 - 43         Askew Brough   d. 1850 aged 50 years. Askew Brough is buried with his
                                                  family in Lancaster main Cathedral burial ground.   pp. Adam Roberts
1844 - 45         Thomas Marsden      d. 13.3.1845 aged 35 years.
1845                Mrs. Marsden
1846                Thomas Meadows
1849 - 54         Thomas Hargreaves
1855 - 60         John Bramwell   -  Went to the Royal Hotel.   d. 20.1.1877 aged 44 years, in Ulverston.
1860 - 66         John Pearson
1866 - 70         John Kay
1870 - 71         George Brown
1871                William Clarke
1873 - 81         James Dewhurst

1881                Mary Dewhurst
1881 - 84         William Cliffe
1884 - 91         Richard Catterall
1891 - 95         John Belger  -  former P.N.E. footballer.  pp. Ian Rigby. Official PNE Historian. Came here from the Black Horse Hotel, Friargate.
1895 - 96         William Dawson
1896 - 1905     James Hindle
1907                Richard Forshaw 
BANKRUPT:  James Sanderson, of Preston, and
Nicholas Sanderson, of Houghton, Lancashire,
cotton-manufacturers, October 31st at the
Golden Fleece, Preston.
Lancaster Gazette  3rd October 1801 
DEATH:  On Tuesday 3rd May 1808, 
universally lamented, in the 36th year
of her age, Mrs. Macneal, wife of
Mr. Macneal, of the Fleece Inn, Preston.
Lancaster Gazette  7th May 1808
Lancaster Gazette   28th October 1815
MARRIAGE:  On Thursday 24th February 1820,
Captain and Adjutant Hansbrow, of the Third
Royal Lancashire Militia, to Jane, second daughter
of Mr. Robert Wilkinson, of the Fleece Inn, Preston.
Lancaster Gazette  26th February 1820
From 1882 until about 1890 the premises were owned by Henry Griffiths, Princes Gate,
Hyde Park, London. It was then sold to a Reverend Richard Atkinson in Kent.
In  1869 the Fleece Inn was the Club House for the
"Society of Masons of Preston," otherwise known as the
Preston Chronicle  6th April 1839
At the house of Mr ASKEW BROUGH
The Golden Fleece Inn, St. John Street, Preston.

THREE GIGS, (one nearly new), one WHITECHAPEL,
and four sets of single HARNESS, all in good condition.
Preston Chronicle  27th March 1841
Preston Chronicle 11th November 1843
Preston Chronicle  18th November 1843
24th February 1844 - The Independent Order of Oddfellows,
Duke of York Branch had assembled at the Fleece Inn for
the past 20 years.
Prior to that they had met at the Windmill, Moor Lane,
the Green Man, Lord Street, and the White Bull, New Street.
The Branch was established in Preston in 1815.
For a full account of this precis, read:-
Preston Chronicle  24th February 1844
On 15th January 1846, at St. Philip's Church, Liverpool,
by the Reverend E.D. Townsend.
Mr. Christopher Meadows, to Miss Jane Marsden of
the Fleece Inn, in this town.
Preston Chronicle  31st January 1846
Preston Chronicle 25th October 1851
Preston Chronicle  14th October 1854
Preston Chronicle  20th January 1855
Preston Chronicle 24th May 1856
The old-established and well-accustomed INN or
PUBLIC HOUSE, called the "Fleece Inn," situate
in St. John Street, Preston, in the occupation of
Thomas Hargreaves, and together with extensive
Stabling, Yard, and Shed adjoining thereto,
possession of all which may be had on the 
27th November next.
Preston Chronicle   16th September 1854
In a testimonial to Mr. Rendall of Preston,
corn remover, John Bramwell of the Fleece
Inn, St. John Street, had this to say:
"Mr. Rendall has extracted a corn from my foot, 
root and branch, without the least pain."
Preston Chronicle  24th July 1858
MR. JOHN BRAMWELLbegs to return his 
sincere thanks to those persons who so kindly lent their 
assistance in subduing the fire which occurred on his
premises on Tuesday night last.

No serious damage - about £15
Plus £20 worth of hay.
Preston Chronicle  9th April 1859
The old-established and well-accustomed INN
or PUBLIC HOUSE, called "The Fleece Inn,"
situate in St. John Street, Preston, with the
extensive Stabling, Outbuildings, Yard, and
other conveniences thereto belonging, now in
the occupation of Mr. John Bramwell.
Preston Chronicle  7th January 1860
Preston Chronicle   11th June 1862
Preston Chronicle  25th June 1864
THE ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY of the Operative Mason's, will be held at Mr. Kay's, Fleece Inn, St. John Street, on Monday 6th August. Tickets may be had from Mr. May - Gentleman's 2s 6d; ladies', 1s 9d.
Dinner on the table at 6.30 prompt.
Preston Herald   4th August 1866
Preston Chronicle  18th January 1868
Preston Chronicle  20th February 1869
 Preston Herald   3rd December 1870
Preston Chronicle  25th May 1872
If the person who took by mistake a parcel,
containing two Boy's Overcoats, from the 
Fleece Inn, John Street, on October 14th,
will return the same, the proprietor would 
feel greatly obliged.
Preston Chronicle  11th December 1875
TO CHURCHTOWN (Southport), from the
FLEECE INN, St. John Street, every
Wednesday and Saturday.
Preston Chronicle  18th December 1875
Preston Chronicle 1st September 1877
The house of Mr. G. R. Thompson, solicitor, of Appleby, was
during Saturday night broken into, and a quantity of silver plate,
consisting of salvers, drinking-cups, forks, spoons, and a watch,
was stolen. The burglary was reported to the police on Sunday
morning, and they ascertained that a constable named Bell had
seen a suspicious looking fellow, with a leather and brass-mounted
portmanteau, passing through Appleby. They were likewise informed
that the man had been offering a watch for sale, similar to the one
stolen. The man was then traced to Tebay railway station, and 
they were told that a man answering the description had left by the
 5.15 train for Preston.

The two constables could then only go as far as Carnforth by train, 
and on arriving there they tried to travel on by a luggage train. They
could not do this, but soon, a pilot engine which was going to 
Manchester was driven up, and the men were put on the locomotive.
They arrived at Preston at 5 o'clock in the morning, and went at
once to the Police Station. Inspector Dawson sent for PD Whalley, 
who accompanied the constables to various lodging houses,
public houses, and temperance hotels. 

About 8 o'clock they arrived at the "Fleece Inn" St. John Street, 
and here they found the man they wanted, coming downstairs, 
carrying his portmanteau. He was at once  apprehended, and on
the case  being opened, it was found to contain the articles stolen, 
but they had been seriously damaged, it is supposed, to be melted.

The prisoner gave his name as Valentine Scambell, a Jew, who is
supposed to be a returned convict. He was at once removed by the
Police to Appleby, there to be dealt with by the Magistrates.
Preston Chronicle  30th March 1878
Preston Chronicle  16th August 1879

Preston Chronicle  22nd July 1882
Preston Herald   28th April 1888
 Preston Herald   31st August 1895
Preston Herald  6th February 1909
Askew Brough                  40 years                    Publican
Ann Brough                       40                             Wife     nee Barnes (his 3rd wife) His 2nd wife was
                                                                                      also called Ann.  Another daughter, Sarah Jane,
                                                                                      was born in the Fleece in 1843. Sarah Jane      
                                                                                      became a Sewell. 
                                                                                                        pp.Adam Roberts.    (Relative)
Ann Brough                       10                             Daughter
Mary Brough                      5                              Daughter

Thomas Hargreaves          25 years                     Innkeeper                        b. Chorley
Mary Hargreaves              24                              Wife                                         do

John Pearson                    30 years                     Innkeeper                        b. Salmesbury
Jane Pearson                    26                              Wife                                b. Brindle
John Pearson                     7 months                   Son                                 b. Preston
Agnes Pearson                  16                             Sister                              b. Broughton
Ann Valentine                   26                             Servant                            b. Clifton
J.......  Banister                 34                              Brewer                           b. Ireland
Frederick James               28                             Stone Masion                  b. Hertfordshire
James Tidy                       28                             Stone Mason                   b. Cornwall
John Tidy                         22                             Stone Mason                            do
Charles Clarke                 24                             Stone Mason                   b. Dumfries

William Clarke                 48 years                    Publican                            b. Blackburn
Betsy Clarke                    46                             Wife                                 b. Lancaster
Mary Ellen Clarke            23                             Daughter                          b.  Preston
Margaret Clarke              20                             Daughter                                    do
Clara Clarke                    18                             Daughter                                    do
John Clarke                     14                             Son                                            do
  ?  Jane Clarke                 8                              Daughter                                    do

Mary Dewhurst               48 years  widow        Innkeeper                          b. Preston
James Dewhurst              14                              Son                                           do
Mary Dewhurst               12                              Daughter                                   do
William Dewhurst            11                              Son                                           do
Alice Dewhurst                 9                              Daughter                                    do

Richard Catterall            44 years                     Publican                             b. Midge Hall
Ellen Catterall                 43                              Wife                                  b. Leyland
William Catterall             16                              Son                                             do
Thomas Catterall            14                              Son                                    b. Mawdesley
John Catterall                 13                              Son                                              do
Ann Catterall                  12                              Daughter                            b. Wrightington
Robert Catterall              11                              Son                                              do
Maggie Catterall               9                              Daughter                                       do

James Hindle                 50 years                      Publican                             b. Alston
Mary Hindle                  51                               Wife                                  b. Much Hoole
Lawrence Hindle           21                               Son                                    b. Preston
James Hindle                 19                               Son                                              do
Ada Hindle                     5                                Daughter                                      do
Thomas Belger              10                               Stepson                                        do

UNION HOTEL, Maudland Bank / Pedder Street

1 Maudland Bank / 43 Pedder Street
- Given as 17 Pedder Street in 1851 Census -
1850 - 51              John Fisher Smith
1853 - 54              Thomas Brooks 
1856                      Anthony Westhead
1857                      John Cox
1858 - 69              Thomas Grime (Councillor)
1870                      James Grime
1870 - 81              Thomas Swindlehurst
1881                      Ruth Swindlehurst
1882 - 88              Elizabeth Swindlehurst Property sold by E.S. to James Hull Brewer & Maltster, Glovers' Court.
1888 - 90              George Smith
1890                     James Park
1890 - 94              Thomas Dixon
1894 - 97              Thomas Nightingale
1897                      Richard Banks
1898                      Edward Chatburn
1899 - 1901          John McMahon
1904 - 08              John Smith.  d. 24.9.1908 aged 57 years. (See report below)
1908 - 13              Elizabeth Smith
1913 - 17              William Moxham
1924                     James T. Dew
1932                     Alexander Doolan
1936                     John W. Wane
1940 - 44             Agnes Moss
Preston Chronicle 12th January 1850
 Preston Chronicle  10th January 1852
Preston Chronicle   30th October 1852
Kendal Mercury  26th November 1853
TO BE LET, and may be entered upon immediately, all that well-accustomed INN or PUBLIC-HOUSE, known by the sign of the "Union Hotel," situate in Maudland Bank, corner of Pedder Street, within Preston, together with Brewhouse, Yard, STABLING, and every convenience for carrying on the business of a wholesale Brewer.
For particulars apply on the premises.
Preston February 11th February 1854
TO BE LET, with immediate possession, all that well-known PUBLIC-HOUSE called the "Union Hotel," situate at Maudland Bank. The stock to be taken at a fair valuation. For particulars apply on the premises, or to Mr. WILLIAM AINSWORTH, Auctioneer, 48, North Road, Preston.
Preston Chronicle  25th February 1854
Preston Chronicle   1st March 1856
at the UNION HOTEL, Maudland Bank, Preston.
On 19th November 1856
and HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, the property of Mr. A. Westhead,
who is declining business, comprising large coolers, mash tub, 
stillages, working trough, load and half-load barrels, quarter
casks, quantity of hops, jugs, glasses, decanters, pewter 
measures, ale drainer, spirit fountain with six taps, piping,
and barrels, forming and tables in back and front parlours,
leather seating round bar-parlour, &c.
Preston Chronicle 15th November 1856
Preston Chronicle   1st January 1859
Preston Chronicle  26th November 1859
Preston Chronicle   28th August 1861
Preston Chronicle   22nd November 1862
 Lancaster Gazette  4th April 1863
Preston Chronicle   1st January 1876
 Preston Chronicle  10th February 1877
 Preston Chronicle  24th November 1877
 Preston Herald  23rd September 1885
 Preston Herald  22nd February 1890
Preston Chronicle   20th September 1890
 Preston Herald  1st November 1890
An inquest was held at Preston Police Station, this afternoon, on the body of John Smith, 57, landlord of the Union Hotel, Maudland Bank, who died suddenly on Thursday morning shortly after retiring to bed.
His wife, Elizabeth Smith, said they had only been married eight months, and during that time her husband had been troubled with pain in the left breast. About 11 o'clock on Wednesday night she went to bed, and her husband, who had been working in the bar all day, followed her a short time afterwards. He complained of feeling the pain again, and about 12.20am suddenly stopped speaking, turned over on his face in bed, and moaned. She could get no answer from him, and afterwards found that he was dead.
In answer to the Coroner, she admitted that he had taken drink, but not to exceed. He never got drunk.
Dr. By water wrote stating that he attended the deceased 18 months ago for alcoholism. In his opinion death was due to heart failure following upon alcoholism.
The Jury found that the deceased had died from heart failure.
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John F. Smith                       36 years                  Innkeeper                         b. Cadley
Elizabeth Smith                     41                           Wife                                 b. Walton-le-dale
Margaret Frances Smith       10                            Daughter                          b. Preston
James Fisher Smith                9                            Son                                           do
Elizabeth Ada Smith              7                             Daughter                                   do
Grace Sarah Smith                5                             Daughter                                   do
Samuel Smith                        3                             Son                                           do
Martha A. Smith                   1                             Daughter                                   do
Grace S. Smith                    16                            Niece / Servant                          do

Thomas Grime                     50 years                  Reed Maker/Publican       b. Preston
Mary Grime                         46                           Wife                                          do
James Grime                        26                           Son                                           do
John Grime                          20                           Son                                           do
Thomas Grime                     18                           Son                                           do
Ellen Grime                          16                           Daughter                                   do
Lettice Grime                       13                           Daughter                                   do
Mary Grime                          8                            Daughter                                   do
Sarah Grime                         4                            Daughter                                   do
Frederick Grime                   2                             Son                                          do

Thomas Swindlehurst          37 years                  Innkeeper                          b. Fulwood
Elizabeth Swndlehurst         38                           Wife                                  b. Preston
Cornelius Swindlehurst        8                             Son                                            do
Wilfrid Swindlehurst            4                             Son                                            do
Mary A. Swindlehurst         1                             Daughter                                     do

Ruth Swindlehurst               48 years                  Innkeeper                          b. Preston
Cornelius Swindlehurst        17                           Son                                            do
Maria Swindlehurst             10                           Daughter                                     do
John H. Swindlehurst            8                           Son                                             do

Thomas Dixon                   34 years                   Lic. Vict.                           b. Longridge
Alice Dixon                       38                            Wife                                  b. Broughton
Ann E. Dixon                      5                             Daughter                           b. Dutton

John McMahon                 49 years                   Innkeeper                          b. Chatham
Elizabeth A. Brown             6                            Grand-daughter                  b. Liverpool

Elizabeth Smith                  46 years widow       Licensed Victualler             b. Preston
Ann Smith                         50            Sister-in-law  /  Licensed Victualler             do
James Smith                      17                      Step-son / General Servant               do
Jane Weir                          54 widow               General Servant                  b. Liverpool