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Monday, 20 February 2012

HEN AND CHICKENS, Bridge Street

HEN AND CHICKENS
20 or 21 Bridge Street   (on the south side)
later  53 Marsh Lane
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MINE HOSTS:
1838 - 41                John Seddon
1851                       Jno. Woods
1853                       Roger Tuson
1862                       William Finch
1866                       John Eccles - I'm not 100% certain that this is correct. Any confirmation please?
Preston Chronicle  3rd March 1866          
1869                       William Crossland
1870                       Henry Gemson
1870 - 71               Thomas Gregson
1871 - 72                John Johnson
1874                       Thomas Wearing
1874                       Thomas Bolton
1882                       Daniel Kirby
1882 - 83                Henry Todd
1883                       James McCauley
1884 - 86               John Gildert
1886                       John Hampson
1886 - 88               Jonas Wilkinson
1888 - 90               Mary Gavin
1890 - 91               Patrick Cheevers
1891                      George Howcroft
1892 - 94               William Cookson
1894 - 95               Isabella Cookson
1896 - 98               Robert Henry Taylor
1898 - 1901           Richard Hall
1901 - 02               Richard Midghall
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NOT NECESSARILY the 'HEN AND CHICKENS'
but an interesting read anyway. There is a gap in my knowledge for 1843, so
I'll await further evidence.
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Lot  3.
Preston Chronicle 18th October 1862
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At the Annual Brewster Sessions on 24.8.1874,
Thomas Gregson had his licence objected to 
for Sunday Trading at the 
HEN AND CHICKENS, Bridge Street.
Preston Chronicle 27th August 1870
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At the Adjourned Licensing Session, Henry GEMSON,
HEN AND CHICKENS, Bridge Street, was objected
to for allowing beer to be carried to an adjoining house
and sold to other parties. Certificate granted after
being cautioned.
Preston Chronicle  24th September 1870
NOT SURE WHAT WAS GOING ON HERE. GREGSON SUCCEEDED 
GEMSON  AT THE 'HEN AND CHICKENS.'
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TO BE LET
The "HEN AND CHICKENS" beerhouse,
Bridge Street, in consequence of the death
of the tenant.
Apply - Croft Street Brewery, Preston
Preston Chronicle  26th February 1881
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In a sale notice in 1885, the property was described as follows:
"Hen and Chickens: this consists of a message or dwellinghouse in
Bridge Street, and two cottage houses in Birkett Square, which have been added thereto".
Perhaps this gives an indication of where it was situated, ie. On the corner of Birkett Square.
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CENSUS RETURN
1871
Thomas Gregson                33 years        Plasterer & Beerseller             b. Walton-le-dale
Elizabeth Gregson              33                         Wife                                      b. Bury
Mary J. Gregson                11                         Daughter                               b. Preston
Alice Gregson                     9                          Daughter                               b. Walton-le-dale
Thomas H. Gregson           7                           Son                                                   do
Elizabeth Gregson              5                           Daughter                                            do
Margaret Gregson              2                           Daughter                               b. Preston
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