Address: Town Road aka New Street, Mawdesley
The Moss family were the first beer sellers to live on Town Road, which was later to be renamed New Street. William Moss Snr. and his wife Ellen lived in the village during the 1840's and following his death in 1848 his probate record confirms his occupation.
|William Moss Probate 1848|
Three years later his widow Ellen was living on Town Road recorded as a beer seller with their children including William Jnr. who was to become the next landlord of the pub. The current building is said to have been built in the mid-late 1850's but from the parish records below the Moss family ran an Inn at the location prior to William Snr.'s death in 1848.
|1845 Map of the Village|
Listed landlords at the Red Lion were therefore William Moss Snr,(-1848), Ellen Moss (1848-58), William Moss Jnr (1858-61), James Stock (1871), Richard Orrell (1881), Joseph Banks (1891-1901), Job Taylor (1911) and James Bentham (1928-41).
Marriage: 7 Jun 1858 St Peter, Mawdesley with Bispham, Lancashire, England
William Moss - full age, Innkeeper, Bachelor, Mawdesley
Catherine Walbank - (X), full age, Spinster, Mawdesley
Groom's Father: William Moss, Innkeeper
Bride's Father: William Walbank, Farmer
Witness: Richard Robinson, (X); Catherine Meadows, (X)
Married by Banns by: Martin Twiss Incumbent
Register: Marriages 1843 - 1919, Page 42, Entry 83
Source: LDS Film 1526409
Special thanks must go to James Anderton from the parish of Mawdesley who provided such wonderful sketches depicting village life used in both the St Peter's Church 150 year celebration book and Mawdesley with Bispham Past & Present.
William Moss had handed over the reins for the Red Lion by 1867 to a James Stock although he was still still living on the same road with wife Catherine and their family at which time he was working as a basket maker.
|Ormskirk Advertiser 19 December 1867|
Burial: 2 Dec 1918 St Peter, Mawdesley with Bispham, Lancashire, England
Job Taylor -
Age: 59 years
Abode: Red Lion Inn Mawdesley
Buried by: W. Pritchard Lord
Register: Burials 1841 - 1925, Page 174, Entry 1385
Source: LDS Film1849640
The marriage of his daughter a year later shows the family were still living at the pub so I assume his widow Elizabeth had continued to run the business after is death.
Marriage: 21 Oct 1919 St Peter, Mawdesley with Bispham, Lancs.
James Wareham - 23, Farmer, Bachelor, Rufford Road
Mary Lucy Taylor - 20, Spinster, Red Lion Inn Mawdesley
Groom's Father: George Edward Wareham, Retired Farmer
Bride's Father: Job Taylor, deceased, Collier
Witness: Job Joseph Taylor; Jennie Wareham; Peter Taylor
Married by Banns by: W. Pritchard Lord M. A. Rector
Register: Marriages 1919 - 1933, Page 1, Entry 2
Source: Original register held at Lancashire Archives