Author Topic: 4 GALLON, MITCHELL'S WINE & SPIRIT SALT GLAZED JUG  (Read 225 times)

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4 GALLON, MITCHELL'S WINE & SPIRIT SALT GLAZED JUG
« on: Sunday 17 September 17 19:19 BST (UK) »
I purchased this jug years ago. It is marked W Mitchell Wine & Spirit Merchant Lancaster. It has a number 4 on the lip & a number 627 next to the name.
I am hoping to find some information on this jug. Thank you

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Re: 4 GALLON, MITCHELL'S WINE & SPIRIT SALT GLAZED JUG
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 17 September 17 19:47 BST (UK) »
From 1912-13 Bulmer's History and Directory of Lancaster and District

William Mitchell Brewer, Wine and Spirit Merchant and Mineral Water Manufacturer
Central Brewery Market Street

His home was on Belle Vue Lancaster

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Re: 4 GALLON, MITCHELL'S WINE & SPIRIT SALT GLAZED JUG
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 17 September 17 19:52 BST (UK) »
1901
Belle Vue, Lancaster
William Mitchell   59 Bewer Wines and Spirits and Mineral Employer
Jane A Mitchell   44
Isabella Mausengh   74
Mary Bowness   26
Elia Furness   22

In 1891 he was at Brooklands Aldcliffe Road and was described as a Common Brewer

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Re: 4 GALLON, MITCHELL'S WINE & SPIRIT SALT GLAZED JUG
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 17 September 17 19:54 BST (UK) »
In 1881 he was at the Black Horse pub

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Re: 4 GALLON, MITCHELL'S WINE & SPIRIT SALT GLAZED JUG
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 17 September 17 20:04 BST (UK) »
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William Mitchell died 30 July 1919, he left an estate of 218,099 18s 5d.

He was originally a coachman at Ashton Hall before becoming a brewer.

Other than seeing this jar for sale on the internet, no other details appear to be forthcoming.

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Re: 4 GALLON, MITCHELL'S WINE & SPIRIT SALT GLAZED JUG
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Re: 4 GALLON, MITCHELL'S WINE & SPIRIT SALT GLAZED JUG
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 17 September 17 20:19 BST (UK) »
You could try contacting the company to see if they can offer any help with regard to the jar -

https://www.mitchellsoflancaster.com/about-us

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Re: 4 GALLON, MITCHELL'S WINE & SPIRIT SALT GLAZED JUG
« Reply #7 on: Monday 18 September 17 11:23 BST (UK) »
Mitchells are still going strong  and are still a family-run concern (I knew one of the family at one point). It was started in 1871 by William Mitchell at the Black Horse Inn in Lancaster. You could contact them at:

Mitchells of Lancaster
11 Moor Lane,
Lancaster LA1 1QB

Your 4 gallon stoneware jug looks as if it would be pretty heavy to move when full.  I have a similar style one but only for 1 gallon, which we dug up in our Buckinghamshire garden still intact, but sadly empty, but still rather heavy.  Also have a pint or so jug-shaped one from The Victory pub in Putney. An aunt of my husband told us that she used to be sent by her grandmother to get it filled at the pub, so that Granny could drink her beer at home!

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