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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

RIFLEMAN INN, Water Street

RIFLEMAN INN
Variouly as 8, 10, 11, 13, Water Street
- later incorporated as the lower part of Manchester Road - 
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MINE HOSTS:
1812 - 19               William Roberts   -   wife died 23.8.1819
1828 - 29               William Burnett (Bennett)
1841                       William Carr
1851                       David Graham   d. 25.6.1851 aged 26 years (Coachmaker)
1852 - 54               Mrs. Hind (Mary Hide)
1857                      James Howarth
1860                      Mrs. Mellor
1861 - 66               Daniel Meller (Mellor)
1866                      George Cook
1867                      Ralph Spencer
1869                      George Smith
1870 - 71              Joseph Pitcher
1871                     James Pitcher(s)  -  could be the same man as above.
1873 - 85              John Smith
1885 - 87              Joshua Yates
1887 - 88              Joseph Barton Fishwick
1888                     Albert Jones
1889                     Tom Wright
1889                     William Porter
1889                     James Monks
1890 - 91             Charles Warriner
1891 - 92             William Moorman
1892                     James Edward Bilsborough
1893 - 94             William Harrison
1894 - 97             Henry Garstang
1898                     George Collins
1898 - 99             Nathan Birchall
1900                    Richard Brade
1901                    Samuel Dickinson    - went to the Woolpack Inn, Back Lane.
1901 - 04             Ernest Coward
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DEATH:  On Monday last, Mrs. Roberts, 
wife of Mr. Roberts, Rifleman Inn public-house, Preston
Lancaster Gazette  28th August 1819
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Preston Chronicle 31st October 1840
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Preston Chronicle  10th July 1841
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FISHWICK MILLS
On Saturday 20th November 1852, a number
of workmen in the employ of Meswsrs Swainson,
Birley & Co., met at the house of Mrs. Hind,
RIFLEMAN INN, Water Street, where an
excellent dinner was served.
Mr. Isherwood, Overlooker, in the Chair.
Preston Chronicle  27th November 1852
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Mr. Penny, Coach-builder, anxious to perpetuate
the good old English Custom of regaling those in
his emply at this usually festive season of the year,
and likewise to strengthen, if possible, the good
feeling existing between himself and his work people,
on Monday evening 26th December, met the whole of 
his men at the RIFLEMAN INN, Water Street, 
where a most excellent supper was provided for them 
by Mrs. Hind.
Preston Chronicle  31st December 1853
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SALE BY AUCTION
TO PUBLICANS, BEERSELLERS, AND OTHERS

MR. H.P.WATSON announces that he will SELL BY 
AUCTION, at the RIFLEMAN INN, Water Street,
Preston, on Tuesday next, June 29th.

The Whole of the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE,
FIXTURES, and STOCK-IN-TRADE of an innkeeper.

For particulars see posters.

The HOUSE TO BE LET, 
with or without a portion of the stock.

Apply to the Auctioneer.
Preston Chronicle 26th June 1858
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Preston Chronicle  24th March 1860
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THE RESULT OF INTOXICATION
Last night, a prostitute named Jane Overhand,
who has only one arm, and is a notorious
character in the town, accidentally broke her
left leg by falling down the stairs facing the house
door, at the Rifleman Inn, Water Street, whilst in
a beastly state of intoxication. The services of
Mr. E. Moore, Surgeon, were called into
requisition, and he, after examining her injuries,
had her removed to the House of Recovery.
Preston Chronicle 5th February 1862
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Preston Chronicle 11th June 1862
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Preston Chronicle  2nd July 1864
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Preston Chronicle  6th May 1865
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Preston Chronicle  6th May 1865
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Preston Chronicle 3rd March 1866
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ASSAULTING A POLICEMAN
At the Police Court on Thursday, a man named
Joseph Alston, was charged with having assaulted
P.C. Brindle. The policeman said that he had been
called to the Rifleman Inn, Water Street, at about
half-past twelve that morning, where he found the
prisoner kicking up a great row. Brindle requested
him to be quiet, but he refused to do so, and struck
the officer in the face. Fined 10s and costs - in
default 14 days imprisonment.
Preston Chronicle 12th May 1866
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TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION
On 24th May 1870
LOT 2.     ALL that INN or PUBLIC HOUSE, situate
in Water Street, in Preston, known by the name or sign 
of the "RIFLEMAN INN," now in the occupation of
James PATCHERS, together with the adjoining
dwelling-house and shop, numbered 14, and in the 
occupation of Mr. John Worden.

This lot is leasehold, and will be sold for the residue 
of a term of 999 years, and subject to the yearly 
Ground Rent of £3. 5. 4d.
Preston Chronicle  7th May 1870
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Preston Chronicle 24th September 1870
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Preston Chronicle 8th April 1871
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Preston Chronicle  10th June 1871
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Preston Chronicle  10th June 1871
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A farm servant from Leyland appeared in court
to prosecute two "ladies of easy virtue" for having
robbed him of £4. 15s.

On Saturday evening last, the complainant came to
 town, and in the course of his peregrinations, he arrived
in the "delightful" neighbourhood of Water Street.
After wandering about for some time he ultimately
dropped into the Rifleman Inn...................
Preston Chronicle 23rd October 1875
I include this just so you can get a 'feel' for the district.
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Preston Chronicle  14th March 1891
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Preston Chronicle 5th March 1892
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THE RIFLEMAN INN LICENCE
Mr. Blackhurst applied on behalf of Mr. James
Edward Bilsborrow for the transfer of the licence
of the Rifleman Inn, Water Street, from Mr. William
Moorman.
A previous application had been objected to because
of an internal communication with the lodging house
next door. The passage had now been built up, so
that there could be no objection on that ground.
Licence granted.
Preston Chronicle  26th March 1892
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CENSUS RETURNS
1841
William Carr                      55 years                     Innkeeper
Ann Carr                           52                              Wife
Margaret Carr                   20                               Daughter

1851
David Graham                   26 years                     Innkeeper                       b. Preston
Margaret Graham              22                              Wife                                       do
Alice Graham                     3                                Daughter                                do
Robert Graham                  5 months                     Son                                       do

1861
Daniel Mellor                   38 years                      Lic. Vict.                        b. Duxbury
Frances Mellor                39                                Wife                              b. Coppull
Margaret Alice Mellor       4                                Daughter                        b. Chorley
Sarah Mellor                     2                                Daughter                        b. Preston
David Daniel Mellor          5 months                    Son                                         do

1871
James Pitcher                  35 years                      Beerhouse Keeper          b. Great Yarmouth
Elizabeth Pitcher              33                               Wife                               b. Blackburn
John James Pitcher           5                                 Son                                b. Preston
Mary Elizabeth Pitcher     4                                 Daughter                                  do
William Henry Pitcher      8 months                      Son                                         do

1881
John Smith                      55 years                       Innkeeper                       b. Preston
Margaret Smith               50                                Wife                               b. Milnethorpe
Jane Smith                      26                                 Daughter                        b. Preston
Alice Smith                     20                                 Daughter                                 do
Sarah Smith                     7                                  Daughter                                 do

1891
Charles Warriner            27 years                        Lic. Vict.                        b. Preston
Jane Warriner                 30                                 Wife                                        do
Elizabeth Warriner          12                                  Daughter                                 do
Charles Warriner             4                                  Son                                          do
Joseph Warriner              3                                  Son                                          do
Matilda Warriner             1                                  Daughter                                   do

1901
Samuel Dickinson          35 years                         Lic. Vict.                        b. Skipton
Martha Dickinson          32                                  Wife                               b. Preston
Thomas Dickinson         13                                  Son                                         do
Samuel Dickinson          11                                  Son                                         do
Gertrude Dickinson       10                                   Daughter                                 do
William Dickinson           7                                   Son                                         do
John Dickinson               4                                   Son                                         do
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