Post by joanborrowscale80 on Dec 8, 2011 6:52:49 GMT -5
Hello Geoff - Gateacre Brewery was owned at one time by the Gregory family who I think came from Prescot area Huyton etc.... Would you like to research its history ? There must be a lot of documents in Liverpool Library for Little Woolton that is if you are in Gateacre Liverpool Joan
Post by joanborrowscale80 on Dec 8, 2011 8:45:40 GMT -5
Hello again Geoff. In 1832, and up to 1848 - the Fleetwood family were said to be the owners? of Gateacre Brewery. In 1848 Henry Fleetwood was at the Bull. It appears William, John, were running the Brewery. By 1840 William and John had died In 1851 Thomas Fleetwood was at the Bear - and Ellin Cross was housekeeper at the Brewery and Hannah Fleetwood was at the Bear Hotel. By 1861 James Ratcliffe was a Lic. Victualler at the Bear. George Fleetwood was 'Brewer' in Gateacre. Also by 1861 - John Gregory was Lic. Victualler at the Bear.... The next mention of the Gregory family was in 1881 Thomas Gregory was listed as a Brewer living in what we think as 'Elmsvale' This is an interesting note by Janet Gnosspelius on Breweries :- " We note in passing that both John and Thomas Gregory were born in Tarbock, as were the Fleetwood family. We also find that John and Thomas Gregory had a brfewery in Mersey Road, Aigburth which they seem to have given up in favour of Gateacre" In the History, Directory and Gazetteer of Lancashire Vol II `1825 - we can sketch a survey of breweries around Gateacre as follows: Aigburth : Thos. Bailey Mersey Road Huyton : Barker & Co. (near the Church) Wavertree: Thos. Fleetwood Tarbock: J. Fleetwood ( also a malster) By 1832 Gores directory - John Fleetwood is listed as being a Brewer in Gateacre and the 1835 map shows buildings on the site of the Brewery. But by 1840 the property was owned by the Executors and for the next 35/40 years there was a succession of people for short periods involved in the Brewery. Then by 1881 John and Thomas Gregory had arrived from the Aigburth Brewery and they and their heirs and Executors continued the business until about 1920.
Janet Gnosspelius - for The Gateacre Society 22 February 1994 I hope this helps Geoff - and if you can add to it - it would be helpful. Joan Borrowscale
Thanks Joan. What a History Gateacre has . Those were the days when breweries and publicans possibly did well. Just up the Sandfield ( old Gateacre speak for Sandfield Road ) on the right is a building that may have been a local Electricity Generating ( power station) .It would I imagine have supplied electricity for the village and possibly the Brewery. Has I wonder the Gateacre Society any information on this ?
hello geoff, my relation ellen cross and her husband thomas cross were living at the brewery in 1841 census, and in 1851 her husband thomas cross was dead, and ellen was the housekeeper there with some of the fleetwoods, ellen was originally ellen higginsonborn in1803 in liverpool, my gt, gt, grandfather was her brother, she ended up being the proprietor of houses and lived along halewood road, her husband was a brewer in 1841, dont know if they owned the property then, or he was the manager, but she left money in her will when she died, hope that is of interest to you, regards jackanory.
Post by jborrowscale80 on Dec 15, 2011 20:03:13 GMT -5
Hello Geoff - who do you mean by the Earle family - they were I think a well established family in Liverpool and Gateacre. There is a grave and headstone in Childwall Churchyard
Hello Jackanory - Let us have some more information on the Cross family - how about a write up for the magazine, and any photographs - where they born in Gateacre ? It seems to be an interesting family - Joan
hello joan, cant tell you much about the cross family as dont know much myself, but ellens sister ann higginson was married to a george houghton a wheelwright from halebank, and she left her money and property in halewood road to thomas houghon their son, May have a look at the gores directories and see if I can find anything on the crosses, regards jackanory.
Hello Joan , My grandfather Samuel John Earle moved to Gateacre Village in the early 1890's. He worked on the Cheshire Lines Railway as did two of his sons , one of them being my father Samuel Earle. They must have left the village ( except for my uncle Alfred ) sometime before the First World War and moved to Station Road Halewood . When my father and mother married they moved to a Cottage below Childwall Station I think about 1927.
You also mentioned possibly ( no relation) the Merchant Family called Earle. That name were first seen in Liverpool in the 1600's . They were one of the Merchant Adventurers Involved in the Slave trade and Privateering In Liverpool . And one of their many homes was Spekelands by crown street and later Allerton Tower . Hardman Earle who lived at Allerton Tower was a Director of the Liverpool Manchester Railway and Earlestown is named after him. There are I believe a number of that family buried at St Peters Church Woolton. Hardman Earle's son was Killed in the Sudan after he led an attack up the Nile to rescue General Gordon . Major General Earle Statue stands outside St Georges Hall.