Address: 40 (later 56) Market Street, Chorley, Lancashire
|Williams Deacon Bank / The Black Bull|
|Manchester Mercury 07 April 1767|
|Manchester Mercury 11 June 1799|
|Manchester Mercury 22 March 1803|
|Manchester Mercury 01 April 1806|
Listed landlords at the Black Bull were James Bamber (1767), David Fairbrother (1793), Thomas Barton (1799-1803), William Rainford (1804-06), William Cotterall (1809), John Holt (1810), Margaret and Thomas Holt (1818-1843), John Gerrard (1843-1851), Edward Kellett (1851-54), Ellen Kellett (1854-59), Richard Barnes (1859-61) and J Cheatle (1865).
|Manchester Mercury 24 January 1809|
|Manchester Mercury 06 February 1810|
|Preston Chronicle 13 April 1839|
John and Ann Gerrard took over at the Black Bull around 1844 having previously been at the Fox & Goose on Water Street.
|Ann Ainsworth Gerrard nee Cort|
|Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser 17 October 1846|
|Preston Chronicle 19 February 1848|
|Blackburn Standard 08 August 1849|
|Preston Chronicle 10 May 1851|
In March 1851 at the time of the census Edward Kellett was residing in Tockholes with his wife Elizabeth and their seven children; he was the landlord of the Rock Inn. Very shortly after this he must have moved to Chorley and taken over from John Gerrard at the Black Bull as the press cutting below confirms he was there by the end of May.
|Preston Chronicle 24 May 1851|
Burial: 4 Nov 1854 St George, Chorley, Lancashire, England
Edward Kellett -
Age: 50 years
Buried by: J. Stock
Register: Burials 1836 - 1900, Page 195, Entry 1557
Source: LDS Film 1526078
As the above burial record confirms landlord Edward Kellett died in 1854 and was buried at St George's in Chorley. The following year his daughter Mary Ann married Richard Barnes and he then took over running the Black Bull.
Marriage: 16 Apr 1855 St George, Chorley, Lancashire, England
Richard Barnes - full, Brass Foundry?, Bachelor, Wigan
Mary Ann Kellett - full, Spinster, Chorley
Groom's Father: Richard Barnes, Brass Foundry?
Bride's Father: Edward Kellett, Inn Keeper
Witness: William Kellett; Elijah Barnes; Jane Kellett
Married by Licence by: John Stock
Register: Marriages 1853 - 1865, Page 32, Entry 63
Source: LDS Film 1526078
|Blackburn Standard 21 September 1859|
|Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser 05 July 1862|
|Bolton Chronicle 12 April 1862|
|Preston Herald 30 January 1864|
|Preston Herald 02 July 1864|
|Preston Chronicle 19 August 1865|
|RBS, 56 Market Street, Chorley|