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 Post subject: Whittaker - Whittam 1828
PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:59 am 
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The Manchester Times

Friday November 7 1828

On the 28th ult. at Burnley, William, son of Mr. Whittaker, of the Sparrow Hawk Inn, in that town, to Miss Whittam, eldest daughter of John Whittam, Esq. Jacob Lathe, Habergham Eaves.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:19 am 
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I didn’t realise the Sparrow Hawk Inn was so old.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:07 pm 
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From Bennett's History of Burnley.
John Towneley purchased the property in 1586 for £20, and perhaps at that time it became known as "The Sparrow Hawk", the bird which forms the Towneley crest.

I'll look for more, but it runs in my mind that that was the Olde Sparrow Hawk, and the one on the site now is the New one.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:21 pm 
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Sorted--Based on Fishwick's map, Burnley in 1827
Old Sparrow Hawk was at the bottom of Godley Lane, which I think is now Ormerod Rd.
New Sparrow Hawk was across the road (Church St) in front of a tan yard . Further away from St Peters, towards the now Burnley centre.

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