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Monday, 4 March 2013

SPREAD EAGLE HOTEL, Lune Street

SPREAD EAGLE HOTEL
31 Lune Street
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The door detail of the main entrance to the Spread Eagle Hotel.
A Beth Hayes photograph that appears here courtesy of the
 Preston Digital Archive on Flickr
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Quite an imposing entrance.
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The cottages, marked in blue, belonged to the Spread Eagle Hotel,
and included in a sale of the hotel.
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MINE HOSTS:
1807                      Walter Hickman -  wife, d. about 30.9.1807;  these premises? or the 'Old Spread 
                                                                                                                                                 Eagle'?
1808
1824 - 41              John Ainsworth
1843 - 47              George Smith   -  wife, Ann, d. 23.5.1843;  George Smith d. 28.3.1847 aged 50 years.
1851                      James Hill
1852 - 57              William Lancaster
1859 - 66              William Clayton
1866 - 77              John Della Bella
1879                      James Webster    -  the Executors of, to
1879                      James Helme
1881                      George Bannister
1881                      James Helm
1882                      Robert Hosking
1883 - 86              James Walmsley
1886 - 89              Thomas Blackoe
1889 - 91              William Newsham
1891 - 98              John Hulme
1898 - 1900          Albert Edward Woods
1900 - 01              Arthur Waiting
1901                     John Robert Ratcliffe
1902 - 04              Maud Mary Ratcliffe
1907                     John Thomas Phillips
1910 - 11             Patrick Gorman
1913 - 17             Richard H. Lamb
1924                     Harold A.E. Ramsden
1926 - 27             John Thompson - may not be correct.
1932                    John Thompson
1936 - 48             Francis J. Dunderdale
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DEATH:  On Monday se'enight , Mrs. Hickman,
wife of Mr. Walter Hickman, of the 
Spread Eagle public-house, Preston.
Lancaster Gazette  10th October 1807
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Lancaster Gazette  9th January 1808
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Blackburn Standard  23rd January 1839
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MARRIAGE - On 9th April 1839, at St.
Wilfrid's R.C. Chapel, Preston, Mr. Clarkson
of Garstang, Surgeon, to Jane, 2nd daughter
of Mr. Ainsworth, Spread Eagle Inn, 
Lune Street, Preston.
Blackburn Standard   17th April 1839
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J. AINSWORTH
SPREAD EAGLE, LUNE STREET
Begs leave to return his thanks to the FIRE
BRIGADE, the POLICE, and the PUBLIC, 
who so kindly exerted themselves yesterday in 
extinguishing the Fire which broke out upon
his premises, and by whose timely assistance the 
flames were quickly subdued.
Preston Chronicle 9th May 1840
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Preston Chronicle 3rd April 1852
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Preston Chronicle September 3rd 1853
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DEATH - On the 2nd October, 
Mary Ann, wife of Mr. J. Della
Bella Junior, gilder, Lune Street,
and eldest daughter of Mr. Johnson,
assistant overseer, of this town,
aged 28 years.
Preston Chronicle 9th October 1858
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CHRISTMASTIDE
A Superior assortment of WINES and SPIRITS, 
Draught and Bottled BEERS, &c., will be found at
SPREAD EAGLE INN
LUNE STREET, PRESTON.
J. DELLA-BELLA, PROPRIETOR.
Preston Chronicle 20th December 1873
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Preston Chronicle  14th April 1877
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SALE OF "OLD SPREAD EAGLE" INN
On Monday evening, the Old Spread Eagle Inn and
Market Tavern, Lune Street, was sold by Auction by
Mr. H.C. WALTON. There was a good number of
people present.

The let includes three cottages in Chapel Yard
immediately behind the public house, and is freehold
of inheritance, being sold subject to the annual payment
of 50s., and to a lease of the public house and
appurtenances to the present tenant, (Mr. Della Bella),
which will expire in March, 1880.

After some spirited bidding, the lot was knocked down
to Mr. Smith, hatter, Market Place, for £3,410.
Preston Chronicle 5th May 1877
CENSUS RETURNS
1841
John Ainsworth                      55 years                      Publican
Mary Ainsworth                     22                               Daughter
Alice Ainsworth                      17                               Daughter
William Ainsworth                  15                               Son

1851
James Hill                              49 years                       Publican                   b. Preston
Ann Hill                                 39                                Wife                                 do
Richard Hill                            13                                Son                                  do
William Hill                             19                                Son                                 do
Joseph Hill                              9                                  Son                                 do
Ann Ellen Hill                          5                                  Daughter                         do
Elizabeth Hill                           3                                  Daughter                         do
Mary Hill                               1 month                         Daughter                         do

1861
William Clayton                     39 years                        Publican                 b. Dinckley
Mary Clayton                        42                                 Wife                      b. Walyon-le-dale
Joseph Rushton                     22                                  Ostler                    b. Ingol
Grace Roger                         25                                  Servant                  b. Thistleton

1871
John Dellabella                      49 years                        Innkeeper               b. Manchester
Mary Dellabella                     53                                 Wife                       b. Chorley
Ellen Dellabella                      14                                 Daughter                b. Preston
Catherne Dellabella                12                                 Daughter                        do

1881
George Bannister                  47 years                         Publican                 b. Leyland
Alice Bannister                      48                                 Wife                                do
John Bannister                      21                                  Gen. Labourer       b. Farrington
Mary A. Bannister                19                                  Servant                            do
George H. Bannister             11                                  Scholar                            do

1891
William Newsham                51 years                         Lic. Vict.                b. Westby
Mary A. Newsham              52                                  Wife                       b. Ireland
Richard Newsham               18                                   Son                       b. Preston
William Newsham               15                                    Son                                do
Charles Newsham               14                                    Son                                do
Ellen Newsham                   12                                    Daughter                         do

1901
Arthur Waiting                    50 years                          Publican                 b. Bowness, Cumberland
Mary A. Waiting                 49                                   Wife                      b. Dalton-in-Furness
George Waitng                   16                                    Son                                  do
Madeline Waiting                 9                                    Daughter                           do

1911
Patrick Gorman         2 males and 3 females living here.  No further details yet.
[Found in part of the Census. The details relating to the number of m. & f. are correct with below]
           I note also, that Josephine is shown as 'widowed', so I wonder whether Patrick died
                                                  around the Census date?

1911
Josephine Gorman              46 years - widowed       Publican                  b. Ireland
Josephine Gorman              16                         Daughter / Barmaid          b. Manchester (Irish)
Dampier ?? Gorman           15                         Daughter / Barmaid                      do       (Irish)
Lee or Leo Gorman           11                              Son / Schoolboy                      do       (Irish)
Edward Mullen ?               40                           Boarder / Labourer         b. Ireland
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1 comment:

  1. Just wanted to thank you for the great pics. I am 61, my friend Gordon Thompson is 82 and he went to the Spread Eagle pub when he lived in PReston, for many years. Stopped there on the way to the dances he said. So he really enjoyed seeing these great pics! Thanks again! :)

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