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Leyland - Eagle & Child

Name: The Eagle & Child

Address: 30, Church Road, Leyland

One of the oldest pubs in Leyland a full history can be found on the following link to Leyland Historical Society.

1824 Directory

Listed landlords at the Inn were Nicholas Plaskett (1786), William Kellett (1824-34), William Bannister (1841-46),  Henry Eastham (1851-66), Alice Nightingale (1854), William Wilkins (1869-71), James Bowling (1881-94), Jane Bowling (1894-1901), Sylvester Hore (1911) and James Hilton (1913-17).

Annotated Map of the Pubs in and around Towngate

1834 Directory

1841 Census

1846 Directory

1851 Census

1854 Mannex Directory

An inquest was held on Wednesday last, by Mr. M. Myres, at the house of Mr. Hy. Eastham, the Eagle and. Child Inn, Leyland, touching the death of John Holland, son of Mr. H. Holland, brick and tile manufacturer, aged 17.
01 April 1854 - Preston Chronicle

Slater's 1855 Directory

The annual show of the Leyland Branch Horticultural Show was held on Monday last, at Mr. Eastham's Eagle and Child Inn, Leyland, when there was an excellent display of fruit, roots, and vegetables.
27 September 1856 - Preston Chronicle

1858 Post Office Directory

1861 Census

Marriage: 21 Nov 1865 St Paul, Farington, Lancs.
James Barnes - 23, Mechanic, Bachelor, Farington
Alice Eastham - 20, Spinster, Farington
    Groom's Father: James Barnes, Manager
    Bride's Father: Henry Eastham, Inn keeper
    Witness: Thomas Simpson; Elizabeth Cocker
    Married by Banns by: Henry Power
    Register: Marriages 1858 - 1890, Page 58, Entry 116
    Source: LDS Film 1471151

Marriage: 8 Mar 1866 St Andrew, Leyland, Lancs.
Isaac Pendlebury - full age, Townsman, Bachelor, Salford in the Parish of Manchester
Elizabeth Eastham - full age, Spinster, Leyland
    Groom's Father: James Pendlebury, Manager of Bleachworks
    Bride's Father: Henry Eastham, Publican
    Witness: James Pendlebury; M. J. Pendlebury; Henry Eastham; J. A. Eastham
    Married by Licence by: Kinton Jacques Curate
    Register: Marriages 1856 - 1875, Page 149, Entry 298
    Source: Original register held at Lancashire Archives

Slater's 1869 Directory

1871 Census

1881 Census

Marriage: 7 Feb 1888 St Andrew, Leyland, Lancs.
George Hitchen - 27, Butcher, Bachelor, 27 Plungington Rd Preston
Margaret Wilkins - 29, Spinster, Leyland
    Groom's Father: John Hitchen, Farmer
    Bride's Father: William Wilkins, Deceased, Publican
    Witness: Thomas Wilkins; Annie Hitchen
    Married by Licence by: Benjamin Davies Curate
    Register: Marriages 1875 - 1895, Page 151, Entry 302
    Source: LDS Film 1470827

Occasional Licenses and Extensions — Mr. James Bowling, landlord of the Eagle and Child Inn, Leyland, applied for permission sell liquor in a tent upon a field near his house on the 29th and inst.
14 May 1890 - Preston Herald 

1891 Census

On Monday, Mr. James Bowling, landlord of the Eagle and Child Hotel, Leyland, died at the age of forty-nine years. Deceased was mainly instrumental in starting the Carnarvon Lodge of Freemsons. 
28 July 1894 - Blackburn Standard

1901 Census

1911 Census

1917 Barrett's Directory

Lancashire Daily Post Thursday May 3rd, 1917
Mr James Hilton, Eagle and Child Hotel, Leyland has received information from the War Office of the death in action on April 18th in Mesopotamia of his son Pte J. Hilton, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Deceased was 25 years of age and joined up on February 14th last year, prior to which he was employed at the Leyland Motor Works. He had been connected with Leyland St. Andrew’s Church Lads Brigade and the Leyland Boy Scouts. He was a regular worshipper at the Leyland Parish Church.

South Ribble Museum - Pt John Hilton

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