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The Lord Leigh

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Prentice Cycles Lower Ford Street

NAME LORD LEIGH
ADDRESS 29 LOWER FORD STREET
ALTERNATIVE ADDRESSES 65 LOWER FORD STREET, 1 DERBY TERRACE

The Lords Leigh were the owners of Stoneleigh Abbey. On 30th August 1861 a new license was granted to Charles Southwell to open a pub in Lower Ford Street. Was this the Lord Leigh?

The pub closed on 26th November 1922.

Known Licensees are;
1871 George Hill
1874 C. Longshaw
1879 - 1881 George Wright
1886 - 1891 James Kirk
1893 - 1894 H. Watson
1896 - 1903 Mrs. Mary A. Watson
1905 - 1909 D. Killpack
1911 - 1912 F. C. White
1912 - 1913 J. Bayliss

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Name From the Lords Leigh who owned Stoneleigh Abbey

1.9.1865 JA16 New license granted to Charles Southwell to open a pub in Lower Ford Street. Could be No 29, Lord Leigh.

28.8.1878 LJ Vol 1 P49 LORD LEIGH, Lower Ford Street Alehouse
Owner : Henry Willford, Smithford Street
later J. Marston & Son Ltd, Burton on Trent
Licensee : George Holgate & Thomas Wright
31.5.1883 TOL to John Batchelor Wright
13.3.1884 TOL to Richard Walsh
15.1.1885 TOL to James Kirk
3.11.1887 TOL to Henry Watson
14.5.1896 TOL to Mary Ann Watson

1887 COC Cov Times Inn signs

26.11.1922 Closed

by 1926/27 JA16 Had become a private dwelling

LICENSEES

[ m Mary Ann, 23 & 1d

1871 Census George Hill 25 yo licensed victualler & ironmoulder b Coventry

1874 C&B C. Longshaw

1878 LJ Vol 1 P49 George Holgate & Thomas Wright George Holgate Wright & ?
1879 Stevens George Wright

1881 C&B G. Wright
1883 LJ Vol 1 P49 George Holgate & Thomas Wright George Holgate Wright & ?
1883 LJ Vol 1 P49 John Batchelor Wright
1884 LJ Vol 1 P49 John Batchelor Wright
1884 LJ Vol 1 P49 Richard Walsh
1885 LJ Vol 1 P49 Richard Walsh
1885 LJ Vol 1 P49 James Kirk
1886 C&B James Kirk
1887 LJ Vol 1 P49 James Kirk
1887 LJ Vol 1 P49 Henry Watson
1890/91 R&G James Kirk Out of place ?

1893 Reporter H. Watson

1894 R&G H. Watson
1896 LJ Vol 1 P49 Henry Watson
1896 LJ Vol 1 P49 Mary Ann Watson
1896 R&G Mrs Mary A. Watson

1903 R&G Mrs Mary A. Watson

1905 R&G D. Killpack

1909 R&G D. Killpack

1911/12 Spennell F. C. White

1912/13 Spennell J. Bayliss

OWNERS

1878 LJ Vol 1 P49 Henry Willford, Smithford Street
later LJ Vol 1 P49 J. Marston & Son Ltd, Burton on Trent
1898 LJ Vol 1 P49 J. Marston & Son Ltd, Burton on Trent

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