Address: 3-5 Worden Lane, Leyland
First reference to the Roebuck I can find is on the 1824 Baine's directory below when Rachel Walton was the listed landlady. Prior to that time the pub was reportedly known as "The Stage" although I can find no documentary evidence to support this. Subsequent landlords were Timothy Tomlinson (1834), William Kellett (1839-41), Charles Gilchrest (1846-55), William Lowe (1858), James Speck (1861), James Leyland (1869), Hiram Carlisle (1871-72), John Hurst (1881), John Pagett (1891), Mary Hurst (1901), William Iddon (1911) and James C Smith (1917).
|1824 Baines Directory - Rachel Walton|
Nowadays the pub is called the Withy Arms but for most of its existence it has been the "Roebuck" or "Buck Inn".
|1834 Directory - Timothy Tomlinson|
Marriage: 31 Jan 1839 St Andrew, Leyland, Lancs.
John Collister - full age, Engineer, Bachelor, Leyland
Mary Kellett - Minor, Spinster, Leyland
Groom's Father: John Collister
Bride's Father: William Kellett, Innkeeper
Witness: Elizabeth Pearson; Geo. Pearson
Married by Licence by: Thos. Marshall
Register: Marriages 1837 - 1843, Page 60, Entry 119
Source: Original register at Lancashire Archives
|1846 Slater's Directory|
|1854 Mannex Directory|
|1855 Slater's Directory|
|1858 Post Office Directory - William Lowe|
|1869 Slater's Directory|
|Probate Record Hiram Carlisle|
|1917 Barrett's Directory|