Name: The Black-a-Moor's Head aka The Black Boy aka The Moor Inn
|Black Boy Inn Aug 2016|
There have been a steady stream of different landlords including Thomas Speakman (1824), William Turner (1835-39), James Mansfield (1841), Ralph Taylor (1851), Sarah Hope (1861), William Shaw (1865-71), James Marsden (1874-6), Pennington Ashton (1879), Daniel Ratcliffe (1881), Peter Lilley (1882), Joseph Hodgkinson (1889-91), Thomas Marsden (1901), Robert Crook (1911), William Robinson (1936) and Frank Wignall (1940's).
The 1851 census shows Ralph Taylor as the Innkeeper at the age of 77 years; he was widowed and living with his daughter Sarah Hope who went on to be the landlady following Ralph's death in Chorley in 1860 (see 1861 Census below).
|Preston Chronicle 17 January 1857|
Peter Lilly was the landlord in 1883 when he ending up in court for permitting drunkenness in the pub!
|Preston Chronicle 05 May 1883|
It was a busy year for Peter as he found himself up in front of the magistrates in August too...
|Preston Chronicle 11 August 1883|
The final three census show the progression of landlords as listed above: -
|c.1940 Joseph Wignall (left) who was landlord of the White Bull's Head. |
His son Frank was running the Black Boy Inn.