Hann & Co Ltd, Brewer and Mineral Water Manufacturer of Honiton
 

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John George Hann was born at the Anchor Inn in Stoke Abbott, Dorset in 1835 and by 1859 was the miller at Brimley Mill in the village.  Around the age of 30 he left for Colyton, Devon where he somehow had acquired two mills. In 1861 there had been three millers shown on the census, George Chilcott at Coles Mill, Robert Higgins at Colcombe Abbey Mill and Elizabeth Tizzard at Purlbridge Milll. By 1866 there were three mills on the Coly and one on the Umborne being owned by Baker, Hann, Higgins and Tizzard.

He appears to have lived in Tanyard and operated the Colcombe Abbey corn mill but soon married and moved to Plymouth where he lived in East Stonehouse and ran the Durnford Brewery. After a few years he sold up lock, stock and barrel and returned to Colyton at Colcombe Abbey mill

Advertisement for the sale of Durnford Brewery in 28 March 1870 Western Morning News

Stonehouse.—Durnford Brewery, Little Durnford-street.—Sale
Wednesday, March 30th, 1870.-Brewing Plant, sundry Utensils
of Trade, Household Furniture, and Effects
instructed to SELL by AUCTION (without reserve), on next, the
30th day of March, 1870, the Durnford Brewery, Little Durn-
ford-street, Stonehouse, the following PLANT and Effects, viz.,
about 100 casks-various sizes, about ten barrels of fine old and
mild beer, corn sacks, two zinc-lined cisterns, patent weighing
machine, copper pump, settling back, iron pipe, cask horses,
cooling apparatus, stillions, attemperator, gyle tun, vat (bolds 12
barrels), staves, heading, and hooping of vat to hold 70 barrels,
nearly new spring dray with crank axle, set of harness, stable,
utensils.
Also the excellent HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE and Effects,
comprising iron French, bedsteads, feather beds, couches, easy
chairs, 8-day dial, mahogany drawers, oak secretaire, violin, ex-
cellent carpets, mahogany chiffonier, dressing glasses, floor cloth,
stair carpet, wash and dressing tables, toilet sets, blankets, sheets
and counterpanes, 8-day clock in case, excellent culinary utensils,
china and glass in the usual variety, and other effects.
Dated March 31st, 1870

In 1873/1874 he seems to have acquired Coles Mill which was then operating as a sawmill as well.  By 1881 he had left Tanyard to cross the road to Chantry Buildings at the western end of Rosemary Lane and by 1892 he had acquired another sawmill at Martock in Somerset.  Shortly after he moved further east along Rosemary Lane to a new house next to Coles Mill called Coly Bank

Having set up a thriving corn and barley mill, sawmill and timber merchants business in Colyton and Ottery St Mary, both in east Devon, John George Hann left these in the charge of his eldest son Frederick and moved to Honiton in order to take over a brewery and public houses that he ran with another son Lewis Henry.  Later bringing the rest of his family to join him.

There had been a maltster's business in Honiton in the late 1700s run by William Hann.  On his death in 1801 it was taken over by his great-nephew William Pine Hann.  For details of the properties and land he owned and occupied in 1842 see his record - much of this may well have been that used by William Hann. They had operated from land to the west of Mill Street, between High Street and the western end of King Street   In 1848 William Hann Pine was made bankrupt and by the 1851 he had moved elsewhere in Honiton and died later the same year. In 1846 or thereabouts a second brewery was started up in Mills Street, though as yet neither Mill Street, maltster or brewer have been found in the 1851 census. This operated from the south eat end of Mill Street abutting King Street on land that had in 1842 had been Thomas Beed's house, buildings and tanyard.. From 1861 John Grabham was operating there as a maltster and brewer  

Advertisement for the lease of the new Honiton Brewery in the 3 April 1861 Exeter Flying Post

HONITON,- Devon
BREWERS AND OTHERS,
To be LET, from Midsummer next, for
seven, ten or fourteen years, all that DWELLING
HOUSE, Brewhouse, Yard, Stable, and Offices, known as
the "Honiton Brewery," wherein an extensive business
has been carried on for the last fifteen years.  There is an
abundant supply of water and cellarage.
For particulars, apply to Mr. PORTER, Auctioneer, &c.,
Summerland-place,Honiton
Dated February 27,1861

In the 1871 census there were two breweries shown in Mill Street, those of John Grabham at the Honiton Brewery and John Thomas Madge, brewer, miller and landowner of Honiton Old Brewery on the site of William Hann Pine's old premises. James John Cuddon had come from Suffolk to take over the Honiton Brewery in 1873 on John Grabham's retirement and marry a girl from John Thomas Madge's home village, John Thomas selling the old brewery in 1879.

Advertisement for the sale of Honiton Old Brewery in the 24 May 1879 Bristol Mercury                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Valuable BREWERY, Old-established and Well-accustomed
FLOUR and GRIST MILLS, HOUSE, and Valuable
PASTURE LAND, at HONITON, DEVON
MESSRS. HUSSEY & SON are instructed to
offer by SALE by AUCTION, at the DOLPHIN
HOTEL, in HONITON, DEVON. on THURSDAY, the 29th
day of May, 1879/ at Three o'clock in the Afternoon precisely,
The following Valuable FREEHOLD PROPERTIES,
in the undermentioned Lots.-
Lot 1. a Valuable and Compact BREWERY, with
Dwelling-house adjoining, situate in MILL-STREET, in
HONITON aforesaid, known as the OLD BREWERY, having
a Retail Out=door License.
Lot 2. The old-established and well-accustomed Flour and
Grist MILLS, with commodious Dwelling=house adjoining,
situate in MILL-STREET and known as the HONITON TOWN MILLS.
Lots 1 and 2 adjoin each other, and possess together a con-
siderable frontage towards Mill-street and to an exceptional
man with capital offer a very favourable opportunity for a
lucrative business.
Lot 3. A Valuable close of PASTURE LAND, situate at or
near Lot 2, containing 2a 2r., more or less, convenient for
occupation with Lots 1 and 2, and also adapted for building
purposes.
Possession can be had on completion.
:ot 4. A Convenient DWELLING-HOUSE and Six
Cottages adjoining, situate in HIGH-STREET, HONITON,
with extensive Garden, containing 2r 17p, more or less/
This Lot possesses a frontage of 127 feet or thereabouts
against the High-Street, and the Garden adjoins Lots 1 and
2 on the west side.
To view apply to Mr. J. T. Madge, on the premises
and for further information to the auctioneers, Honiton, or to
MESSRS. STAMP and SON,
Solicitors, Honiton

And so to John George Hann's takeover of the Honiton Brewery

Below is a transcription of an undated draft abstract concerning the properties in Honiton and surrounding villages purchased initially and at a later date.  It includes details of the properties and how some came into the hands of JJ Cuddon from whom the estate was purchased and subsequently John George. It is not known when it was prepared and may have been either a running account of the estate or details prepared prior to Hann & Co Ltd's takeover by the Dorsetshire Brewery Company in the 1920's

 There are a number of properties mentioned in the draft

Parish Location Name Now
Honiton Mill Street/King Street Brewery Plant hire yard
  Mill Street Brewery House Ladies' clothes boutique
  56 High Street King's Arms Inn Ladies' clothes boutique
  next to 82 High Street Black Lion Demolished for road widening
  71 High Street White Horse Inn Former antique furniture shop
  178 High Street Anchor Inn The Holt restaurant
  183-185 High Street Globe Inn A tattooist's shop
Awliscombe Chinston Hill Honiton Inn Trading as Awliscombe Inn
Colyton A3052 road in Southleigh (GPS 50.715401, -3.150306) Three Horse Shoes Demolished
  1 Church Street White Hart Inn White Hart Cottage (residential)
  Swan Hill Road, Colyford White Hart Inn Still trading
Dalwood The Village Tucker's Arms Still trading
Dunkeswell Manley's Lane Royal Oak Inn (residential)
Kentisbeare Dulford Four Horse Shoes Inn Trading as Keeper's Cottage Inn
Kilmington Gammons Hill Old Inn Still trading
Luppitt Church Hill Red Lion Inn Luppitt Inn
Ottery St Mary Alphington Alphington Inn (residential)

Other properties known to have Hann & Co connections

Parish Location Name Now
Dalwood Lea Road Carpenters' Arms The Carpenters (residential)
Farway Poltimore Road New Inn New Inn (residential)
Fenny Bridges Old A30 Greyhound Inn Still trading
Honiton 43 High Street Red Cow Inn Yellow Deli American Diner
  84 High Street Exeter Inn Black Lion Court and patisserie and sandwich bar
  115 High Street Dolphin Hotel Trading as Montgomery's Hotel
Lapford Chapel Lane Railway Inn Residential
Northleigh Colyton Road New Inn Ashen House (residential)

Lyndhurst, Hampshire

113 High Street

Grand Hotel Hunting Stable, Garage and

Kitchen Garden

Residential. The stables are under the Forestry Commission Depot

Unfortunately they have been grouped in a manner to enable solicitors to refer to the whole document as two schedules each with a first and second part. The first schedule giving details of the properties bought from JJ Cuddon; the second the means by which it came his hands and those subsequently acquired by John George.  Parish names have been added above each section to try and show which parish is referred to in the paragraph(s) below and in the Second Schedule a number has been added to the parish name (in brackets) to try and show to which part of the First Schedule those in the Second Schedule relate.  To get from the First Schedule to the relevant part of the Second Schedule click on the number at the beginning of the paragraph. Note: Some properties only appear in the Second Schedule and appear to be John George's later acquisitions. 

Abstract of the Title of Mr John George Hann to certain Brewery premises Licensed Public Houses lands and hereditaments in the parish of Honiton and elsewhere in the County of Devon

As to the Brewery, Dwellinghouse lands and premises, The Black Lion Inn and adjoining houses, The White Horse Inn and adjoining dwellinghouse and the Red Lion Inn all in Honiton. The White Hart Inn and adjoining land in Colyford. The Red Lion Inn and lands in Luppitt. The Honiton Inn and the Cottage and land adjoining in Awliscombe. The White Hart Inn and adjoining house in Colyton. The Tuckers Arms Inn and lands in Dalwood and The Four Horse Shoes Inn and lands in Dulford

HONITON

 

The brewery site in the early 1900s and 2005

Mill Street, Honiton in September 2005 and no sign of the brewery which once stood on the right-hand side of the road, barring the large shed and the old Brewery House (now known as Willington House) which once had an advertisement for the brewery on its side.  William Hann and William Hann Pine's malthouse and brewery used to stand on the far left-hand side of the road

Map of Hann & Co Ltd public houses

December 21st.
By Indenture between James John Cuddon of Honiton Devon Brewer on the one part and John George Hann of Colyton in the same County Timber Merchant of the other part.
Reciting that the said James John Cuddon had for many years part carried on at Honiton aforesaid the business of a Brewer and Maltster and was entitled in fee simple free from incumbrances (sic) to the Brewery premises licensed public houses and hereditaments specified in the first part of the schedule thereunder written and had contracted for the purchase and conveyance to him of the freehold hereditaments described in the second part of the same Schedule but the last mentioned hereditaments had not then yet been conveyed to him
And reciting that said James John Cuddon had agreed with the said John George Hann for the sale to him of the whole of the said hereditaments and premises and also the goodwill of the business carried on by the said J.J. Cuddon as aforesaid for the sun of £15000.
It was witnessed that in consideration if £15000 to the said J.J. Cuddon paid by the said J.G. Hann (the receipt &c) The said J.J. Cuddon as Beneficial Owner did grant and convey unto the said J.G. Hann his heirs and assigns.
All and singular the Brewery premises and the licensed public houses lands and hereditaments specified in the first part of the Schedule thereunder written
Together with the goodwill of the business of a Brewer and Maltster theretofore carried on in connection therewith And the benefit of all licences annexed to or enjoyed with the said hereditaments respectively And also the benefit of a covenant dated the 31st October 1888 by Robert Lane with the said J.J. Cuddon his heirs and assigns owners and occupiers of the hereditaments described in paragraph
N od. 4. 5. And 6 in the first part of the said Schedule not to allow certain premises situate in the town of Honiton aforesaid in the said covenant referred to as the Chopping Knife premises to be used or occupied as an Inn Tavern or Public House or for the sale of exciseable (sic) liquors for the period of 20 years
To Hold all and singularly the said premises (?thereinbefore expressed to be thereby coming) subject to and with the benefit of all rights & easements in over and affecting the said hereditaments respectively
Unto and to the use of the said J.G. Hann his heirs and assigns for ever
And it was further witnessed that for the consideration aforesaid the said J.J. Cuddon thereby covenanted with the said J.G. Hann that as soon as the hereditaments described in the second part of the said Schedule thereto should have been conveyed to him the said J.J. Cuddon his heirs and assigns he or they would at the request and cost of the said J.G. Hann his heirs or assigns execute and do every such lawful assurance and thing for conveying and assuring the same hereditaments To the use of the said J.G. Hann his heirs and assigns as should by the said J.G. Hann his heirs and assigns be reasonably required.

The Schedule thereinbefore referred to

First Part

1 All that messuage or dwellinghouse and the brewery stables shed kiln yard garden and malt house thereto adjoining lying together situate in the town and Borough of Honiton in the County of Devon and bounded on the North by the workshops yard and premises now used as an Ironfoundry formerly belonging to William Huxtable but now belonging to and occupied by Walter Mickelburgh on the east by cottages gardens and premises formerly belonging to Robert White and now to ___________________ and on the south and west by the highway known as Hind Street or King Street and Mill Street and also All that building used as a malt house situate in the town and Borough of Honiton aforesaid lying in a Westerly direction from Mill Street aforesaid together with the road or way leading thereto from the same Street which said hereditaments lastly described are bounded on the North and east by the premises in the occupation formerly of __________ Bright and Benjamin Rowlatt but now of Alfred Leaman and _________ Bruce on the West and South by premises in the occupation formerly of John Clark but now of John Skinner and by premises formerly belonging to Mary Mockridge but now to ________________________

2 All that messuage or dwellinghouse and the brewhouse cellarage storeroom taproom buildings and yard thereto adjoining and belonging with the said wall on the North side thereof situate in Mill Lane otherwise Mill Street aforesaid in the said Town and Borough of Honiton and formerly in the occupation of John Thomas Madge bounded on the North by two Cottages gardens and curtilage formerly belonging to the said Mary Mockridge on the South by the messuage and the buildings known as the Honiton Town Mills belonging to Job Knowles on the East by Mill Lane aforesaid and on the West by gardens part thereof formerly an Orchard belonging to or lately belonging to Rebecca Madge together with the fourquarter steam plant in and the off license attached to and enjoyed with the same hereditaments and also all that piece or parcel of land containing 1r. 28p. or thereabout situate at the Western end and on the south side of King Street in the town and Borough of Honiton aforesaid Together with the stable waggon linhay and buildings sometime since erected thereon formerly in the occupation of the said T. Madge and also the piece of land containing 1 rood or thereabouts formerly part of Rue Meadow on the South side of and lately annexed to and enclosed by a stone wall with the last mentioned hereditament

3 All that field or close of land containing 2a. 2r. 0p. thereabouts situate in the parish of Honiton aforesaid and near the Town Mills being part of the lands heretofore known as Mill Head ground and on the Tithe Commutation Apportionment and map for the said parish of Honiton numbered 1096 bounded on the Northern side thereof by the garden or part thereof lastly thereinbefore described on the North by a lane or way leading towards Battishorne on the South by lands belonging to Walter John Miller and others and on the East partly by the stream supplying the said Mills and partly by the mill pond supplying the said Mills and by the Western wall of the said pond All which said hereditaments hereinbefore described are now in the occupation of the said J.J. Cuddon.

4 All that messuage Inn or Public House called or commonly known by the name of the Black Lion Inn situate partly in High Street and partly in New Street in the said Town and Borough of Honiton and the yards cellars ware room or cheese room stables coachhouses skittle alley outbuildings and gardens lying at the rear thereof or thereto adjoining or belonging formerly in the occupation of Henry White afterwards of J.N. Bishop and now of Henry Griffin as tenant thereof And also all those three several messuages or dwellinghouses situate in New Street aforesaid adjoining each other and the Messuage Inn or premises lastly hereinbefore described now in the several occupations of James Walters Isaac Stone and ________ Totterdale as tenant thereof

5 All that messuage or dwellinghouse commonly called or known by the name of the White Horse  Inn and the Brewhouse cellar stables and curtilage behind the same and belonging thereto situate on the North side of High Street at the junction with Silver Street in the Town and Borough of Honiton aforesaid in the occupation formerly of James Hill but now of William Gillard as tenant thereof And also all that Cottage or dwellinghouse situate on the Western side of the Court belonging to the said White Horse Inn and adjoining a certain passage or public way leading from Silver Street aforesaid to a garden and other houses theretofore belonging to John Roderigo and John McKno and Francis Cust Glanville but now to __________________

6 All that Dwellinghouse and Inn with the curtilage stables skittle alley outhouses offices and appurtenances thereto belonging called the Red Cow Inn situate on the North side of the High Street of the Town and Borough of Honiton aforesaid formerly in the occupation of Wm. Corner but now of Pharez Tucker as tenant thereof

COLYTON

7 All that messuage or dwellinghouse and Inn called or commonly known by the name of the White Hart Inn and the garden and field or paddock adjoining and belonging thereto and all that piece or parcel of land adjoining and lying eastward of the said last mentioned hereditaments and between the river and the line of the Seaton and Beer Railway Company all which heredits. lie together contain one acre or thereabouts and are situate within the Borough of Colyford in the parish of Colyton aforesaid between the line and Station House of the London & South Western Railway Co. the river and the turnpike road and are now in the possession or occupation of Robert Sanford as tenant thereof

LUPPITT

8 All that messuage tenement or Inn formerly called the Red Lion Inn but know known as the Luppitt Inn and the garden land and hereditaments thereunto adjoining containing together by admeasurement 1r. 9p. And also all those closes pieces or parcels of land and hereditaments called respectively Washmoor and Washmoor Plot now thrown together and formerly one entire field or close of land called Washmoor containing 6a. 2r. 29p. be the same more or less All situate in the parish of Luppitt in the County of Devon the same being Nod. 453, 454, 455, 467 and 468 in the Apportionment of the Tithe Rent Charge for the same parish and in the occupation formerly of Thomas Grainger Sansom but now of Charles Wright as tenant thereof

AWLISCOMBE

9 All that messuage or dwellinghouse and Inn and the Brewhouse Cellar stable outbuildings yard and garden thereto belonging called The Honiton Inn situate in the Village and parish of Awliscombe in the County of Devon now in the occupation of ___________ Baker as tenant thereot
10 All that Cottage or dwellinghouse with the garden and orchard thereto belonging and situate in the Village and parish of Awliscombe aforesaid adjoining the last described hereditaments called the Honiton Inn and the turnpike road leading from Honiton to Cullompton and now in the occupation of ____________ Rabjohn as tenant thereof

COLYTON

11 All those two messuages or dwellinghouses adjoining each other one being a public house called the White Hart Inn together with the outbuildings yard and offices thereto adjoining and belonging situate in Queen Square in the town of Colyton in the County of Devon formerly and for many years in the occupation of John Turl but now in the occupation of George Newberry as tenant thereof

DALWOOD

12 All that messuage or dwellinghouse with the outbuildings office yards and garden called or commonly known as the Tuckers Arms Inn and also the several fields closes or parcels of land belonging thereto and occupied therewith containing together 5a. 3r. 12p.or thereabout situate in the parish of Dalwood in the county of Devon which said hereditamensts are N od. 350, 351, 352, 370, 371, 372 and 347 in the apportionment of the Tithe Rent Charge for the said parish of Dalwood and formerly in the occupation of David Mitchell or his tenants but now of ___________ Newton as tenant

KENTISBEARE

13 All that messuage dwellinghouse Inn or Public House known as the Four Horse Shoes and the buildings yard garden and closes of land thereto adjoining or near thereto and held therewith containing 18 a. 0 r. 21 p. or thereabout situate near to Dulford Village in the parish of Kentisbeare in the County of Devon numbered 1049 1046 1044 1043 1042 896 and 895 on the ordnance Survey Map and now in the occupation of Walter White as tenant thereof

Second Part

LUPPITT

All those two closes of pasture land called or known as Clay Croft and Chummy containing 5 a. 1 r. 38 p. or thereabouts And also all that other close or pastureland known as Chess Croft containing 6 a. 2 r. 21 p. or thereabouts which said closes of land and hereditamants were respectively situate in the parish of Luppitt in the County of Devon and in the Ordnance Survey Map Nod. 690, 692 and 624 Together with the rights of common over and in respect of Hents Moor Dumpdon Common Luppitt Hill and Hartridge Hill and all other rights and appurtenances to the same closes of land respectively belonging or at any time theretofore therewith respectively used or enjoyed or reputed or known as appurtenant thereto
Executed by the said J.J. Cuddon and J.G. Hann and attested
                    
December 21                                                                                                                                                                                                                         By Indenture between said J.G. Hann (thereinafter called the Mortgagor) of the one part and the said J.J. Cuddon (thereinafter called the Mortgagee) of the other part
Reciting that the mortgagee had for many years then last past carried on at Honiton aforesaid the business of a Brewer and maltster and at the time of execution of the Indenture of even date thereinafter referred to was entitled in fee simple to the Brewery premises licensed public houses and hereditaments expressed to be conveyed by the several Indentures specified in the first part of the Schedule thereinafter written and had contracted for the purchase and conveyance to him of the freehold hereditaments described in the second part of the same Schedule but the last mentioned hereditaments had not yet then been conveyed to him
And reciting that it was agreed between the said parties thereto that or the said purchase money £2000 should be paid by the Mortgagor to the Mortgagee in cash and that payment of the balance being the sum of £13000 should be secured to the Mortgagee by a Mortgage to be executed by the Mortgagor and to be in the form of abstracting Indenture and to contain such stipulations provisions agreements and declarations as were thereinafter contained .
And reciting that by an Indenture bearing even date with but executed before abstracting Indenture and made between the Mortgagee of the one part and the Mortgagor of the other part the said brewery premises licensed public houses and hereditaments referred to in the first part of the said Schedule thereto had been conveyed to the use of the Mortgagor in fee simple and the Mortgagee had covenanted in manner therein mentioned for the conveyance to him of the hereditaments referred to in the second part of the same Schedule.
And reciting that the Mortgagor had accordingly paid to the Mortgagee the sum of £2000 agreed to be paid in cash as aforesaid (as the Mortgagee did thereby acknowledge) leaving a balance of £13000 then due and owing from the Mortgagor to the Mortgagee (as the Mortgagor thereby acknowledged)
It was witnessed that in consideration of £13000 so due and owing from the Mortgagor to the Mortgagee as aforesaid The mortgagor covenanted with the Mortgagee for repayment to him on 21 June then next of £13000 with interest as therein mentioned
And it was also witnessed that in consideration of the premises the Mortgagor as Beneficial Owner granted and conveyed unto the Mortgagee and his heirs
All and singular the brewery premises and the licensed public houses and lands and hereditaments comprised in or expressed to be conveyed by the several Indentures whereof the particulars were specified in the first part of the said Schedule thereunder written and the piece of garden ground referred to in the endorsement thereon
Together with the goodwill of the business of a Brewer and Maltster theretofore carried on in connection therewith
And also the benefit of all licenses annexed to or enjoyed with the said hereditaments respectively (but not including in the Conveyance intended to be thereby made any chattels stock in trade or trade machinery which might be in or upon the same premises or any of them respectively and might be personal chattels within the meaning of the Bills of Sale Act 1878 and 1882)
To hold the said premises
Unto and to the use of the Mortgagee his heirs and assigns for ever
Subject to the proviso for redemption thereinafter contained Proviso for redemption on payment of £13000 and interest
Agreement between the Mortgagor and the Mortgagee as to duration of Mortgage - payment off - Power of sale and other matters

The Schedule hereinafter referred to

First Part

HONITON (5)

July 18th
Indenture made between John Roderigo of Honiton Devon gentleman of the first part William Dean Lockyer of Honiton aforesaid Shoemaker of the second part and the above named J.J. Cuddon Brewer of the third part being conveyance in fee simple to the said J.J. Cuddon of the messuage or dwellinghouse known as the White Horse Inn and the brewhouse cellar cottage stables and curtilage behind the same and belonging thereto situate on the North side of High Street and the junction with Silver Street in Honiton and of the Cottage or dwellinghouse on the western side of the Court adjoining the said Inn

COLYTON {7)

December 3rd
Indenture made between Richard Kittle of Colyton Devon Linen Draper and Harry de Spencer Kingdon of the same place Gentleman of the one part and the said J.J. Cuddon of the other part being a conveyance in fee simple to the said J.J. Cuddon of the messuage or dwellinghouse called the White Hart Inn and the paddock adjoining and the piece of land also adjoining between the river and the line of the Seaton and Beer Railway the whole containing one acre or thereabout within the Borough of Colyford in the parish of Colyton Devon

HONITON (6,3,4)

March 25th
Indenture made between Robert Parker of Honiton Devon formerly an Innkeeper then out of business of the one part and the said J.J. Cuddon of the other part being a conveyance in fee simple to the said J.J. Cuddon of the Dwellinghouse and Inn with the curtilage offices &c called The Red Cow Inn situate on the North side of High street Honiton with a special reference to certain easements affecting the same

July 31st
Indenture made between The Reverend Baldwin Francis Leighton of Bradford on Avon Wilts Clerk and Edmund Archibald Stamp of Honiton aforesaid Gentleman of the one part and the said J.J. Cuddon of the other part being a conveyance in fee simple to the said J.J. Cuddon of a field or close of land containing 2 acres and 2 roods or thereabouts situate in the parish of Honiton aforesaid and near the Town Mills being part of the lands theretofore known as Mill Head ground and in the Tithe Commutation Apportionment and Map for the said parish of Honiton Nod. 1096 with a special reference to certain rights and easements affecting the same

April 24th
Indenture made between John Newbery Bishop of Honiton aforesaid Innkeeper of the one part and the said J.J. Cuddon of the other part being a conveyance in fee simple to the said J.J. Cuddon of messuage Inn or public house known as The Black Lion Inn in High Street and New Street Honiton Devon with yard stable coachhouse skittle alley outbuildings and gardens also of 3 dwellinghouses adjoining each other and the said Inn in New Street Honiton with a special reference to certain easements affecting the same

AWLISCOMBE (9)

?November 2nd
Indenture made between John Grabham of Honiton Devon formerly a Brewer then out of business of the one part and the said J.J. Cuddon of the other part being a conveyance in fee simple to the said J.J. Cuddon of the messuage or Inn brewhouse outbuildings gardens &c called the Honiton Inn situate in the village and parish of Awliscombe Devon     

LUPPITT (10)

November 25th
Indenture made between John Read of Teignmouth Devon Gentleman and T______ B______ Avery of Honiton Devon Gentleman of the one part and the said J.J. Cuddon of the other part being a conveyance in fee simple to the said J.J. Cuddon of the messuage or Inn known as the Luppitt Inn formerly the Red Lion Inn and the garden and hereditaments thereunto adjoining containing 1 rood and 9 perches and also All those closes of land called Washmoor and Washmoor Plot thrown together and forming one field called Washmoor containing 6a. 2r. 39p. more or less all situate in the parish of Luppitt Devon described in the Schedule to the said Indenture by numbers referring to the Tithe Commutation Map for the said parish

HONITON (2,1)

February 20th
Indenture made between Mary Mockridge of Honiton Devon Widow of the first part Ada Cunningham Stamp of Honiton aforesaid Widow of the second part Lewis Bearne of Newton Abbott (sic) Gentlemen of the third part and the said J.J. Cuddon of the fourth part being a conveyance in fee simple to the said J.J. Cuddon of messuage or dwellinghouse and brewhouse cellarage taproom buildings and yard plant and off license attached thereto situate in Mill Lane otherwise Mill Street in the Borough of Honiton and the piece of land containing 1 rood and 28 perches situate in the Western end and on the South side of King Street in Honiton together with the stable waggon linhay and buildings then lately erected thereon

October 1st
Indenture made between Jane Woodland of Exmouth Devon of the one part and the said J.J. Cuddon of the other part being a conveyance in fee simple to the said J.J. Cuddon of the messuage or dwellinghouse and brewery stables shed kiln yard garden and malthouse adjoining and the building used as a malthouse lying in a Westerly direction from Mill Street all situate in Honiton aforesaid

COLYTON (11)

May 1st
Indenture made between Richard Kittle of Colyton Devon Draper of the first part James Turl of Whitford in the parish of Shute Devon Railway Laborer (sic) George Turl No. 5 Severn Row Sharpness Gloucester Storekeeper Thomas Turl of Colyton aforesaid Farm Bailiff Sarah Ann White Wife of John George White of Martock Somerset Innkeeper John Turl of Colyton aforesaid Carpenter and Susan Jane Brown Wife of Thomas Brown of No. 114 Queens Road Dalston Middlesex Bootmaker of the second part and the said J.J. Cuddon of the third part being a conveyance in fee simple to the said J.J. Cuddon of two Messuages or Dwellinghouse adjoining each other one being the public house called the White Hart Inn together with the outbuildings yard and offices situate in Queens Square in the town of Colyton Devon

AWLISCOMBE (10)

July 4th                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Indenture made between William Davey of 3 Argyle Road Radipole Weymouth Dorset Gentleman of the one part and the said J.J. Cuddon of the other part being a conveyance in fee simple to the said J.J. Cuddon of a Cottage or Dwellinghouse with garden and orchard situate in Awliscombe Devon adjoining the Honiton Inn there

DALWOOD (12)

March 23rd.
Indenture made between William Edwards of Danes Villa Dalwood Devon Gentleman of the first part Daniel Mitchell of Dalwood aforesaid Innkeeper of the second part and the said J.J. Cuddon of the third part being a Conveyance in fee simple to the said J.J. Cuddon of messuage or dwellinghouse with the offices gardens &c known as the Tuckers Arms Inn and the several fields belonging thereto and usually occupied therewith containing 15a. 3r. 12p. in the parish of Dalwood Devon all specified in the schedule to the said Indenture being an extract from the Tithe Commutation Rent Charge Apportionment for the parish of Dalwood And also the tithes and tenths yearly arising growing coming happening or renewing in out or from the said hereditaments or the rent charge in lieu thereof

KENTISBEARE (13)

February 26th.
Indenture made between Henry Walrond of 41 Ladbroke Grove Road in the County of London Esqre.of the one part and the said J.J. Cuddon of the other part being a conveyance in fee simple to the said J.J. Cuddon of the Four Horse Shoes public house buildings and lands together 18 acres and 21 perches near Dulford Village in the parish of Kentisbeare Devon as specified in the Schedule to the said Indenture the numbers and acreage being taken from the Ordnance Survey

Second Part

LUPPITT

All those two closes of pasture land called or known as Clay Croft and Chummy containing 5a. 1r. 38p. or thereabouts And also all that other close of pasture and known as Chess Croft containing 6a. 2r. 21p. or thereabouts which said closes of land and hereditaments are respectively situate in the parish of Luppitt in the County of Devon and in the Ordnance Survey Map Nod. 690, 692 and 624 Together with the rights of common over and in respect of Hents Moor Dumpdon Common Luppitt Hill and Hartridge Hill and all other rights and appurtenances to the said lands and hereditaments in this second part of the said Schedule referred to respectively belonging or at any time theretofore therewith respectively used or enjoyed or reputed or known as appurtenant thereto
Executed by the said J.G. Hann and J.J. Cuddon and attested

Memo endorsed on last abstracted Indenture that piece of garden ground therein referred to containing about 1 rood was formerly part of Rue Meadow and had then lately been annexed to and enclosed with the land conveyed by the therein within mentioned Indenture of 20th. February 1886
Signed by the said J.J. Cuddon and J.G Hann and witnessed
July 19th
Memo endorsed on last abstracted Indenture of repayment of £3000 on account of the principal sum of £13000 and as to future rate of interest
                    Signed by the said J.J. Cuddon and J.G Hann

December 14th
By Indenture of this date between said J.J. Cuddon therein described as of Osbourne House Belvedere Kent Gentleman of the one part and said J.G. Hann therein described as of Honiton Devon Brewer of the other part

Reciting said abstracted Indenture of 21st December 1895 And reciting that by an Indenture dated 20th April 1896 made between George Potter Blake of the first part William Cotton and Walter Pring of the second part William Martin and William Ashford Caunter of the third part and the said J.J. Cuddon of the fourth part for the consideration therein mentioned the hereditaments thereby conveyed were granted unto and to the use of the said J.J. Cuddon in fee simple
It was witnessed that in pursuance of and to give effect to the covenant in the thereinbefore recited Indenture dated 21st December 1895 and in consideration of the premises the said J.J. Cuddon as Beneficial Owner Did thereby grant and convey unto said J.G. Hann his heirs and assigns
All those two closes of pasture land known as Clay Croft and Chummy containing 5a. 1r. 38p. And all that other close known as Chess Croft containing 6a. 2r. 21p. in the parish of Luppitt Devon more particularly described in the Schedule thereunder written
Together with the boundary hedge dividing the close of land Nod. 690 on the Ordnance Plan from the land Nod. 686 on the same plan Together with the rights of common and all other rights and appurtenances
     To hold the same
Unto and to the use of the said J.G. Hann his heirs and assigns for ever
Executed by said J.J. Cuddon & J.G. Hann and attested
     The Schedule

No on Ordnance Map
Description
Cultivation
Quantity

690
Little Orchard and Clay Croft
Pasture
2 1 10

692
Chummy
do.
3 0 28

624
Chess Croft
do.
6 2 21
          
December 15
By Indenture of this date between the said J.G. Hann of the one part and the said J.J. Cuddon of the other part
     Reciting said abstracted Indre of Mortgage of 21 December 1895
     And reciting said recited Indre     of 20 April 1896
     And reciting said abstracted Indre 21 December 1895
And reciting said sum of £13000 remained due and owing on the security of the thereinbefore recited Indenture of Mortgage and the said J.G. Hann at the request of the said J.J. Cuddon and to give effect to the aforesaid covenant in that behalf contained in the firstly thereinbefore recited Indenture had agreed to convey and assure said hereditaments thereinafter described in manner thereinafter appearing
It was witnessed that in pursuance of said Agreement and in consideration of £13000 so remaining due and owing as aforesaid J.G.
Hann as Beneficial Owner did grant and convey unto said J.J. Cuddon his heirs and assigns
All the said hereditaments assured by the said abstracted Indenture of 20 April 1896
     To hold the same
          Unto and to the use of the said J.J. Cuddon his heirs and assigns subject to such right or equity of redemption as the hereditaments comprised in the Indenture first thereinbefore recited were then subject to under the same Indenture and so that all the powers and provisions contained in said last mentioned Indenture should extend and be applicable to the hereditaments and premises thereby conveyed in the same manner as if said hereditaments and premises had been include in last mentioned Indenture
                    Executed by said J.G. Hann and attested
The Schedule is identical to that in last abstracted Indenture
Note-The Abstract to this point includes all the properties comprised      in the first Schedule to the Contract and also the first item in the
Second Schedule thereto
As to a Messuage land and premises in the Parish of Luppitt


March 9
By Indenture of this date between Mary Ann Bishop of Watchet Somerset Widow of the first part John Bishop of Yard Farm Norton Fitzwarren in the said County Farmer and John Bishop Daniel of Taunton in the said County Auctioneer of the second part and aid J.G. Hann of the third part
Reciting that John Bishop late of Lower Court Farm in the parish of Treborough Somerset Yeoman was at the dates of his Will and death thereinafter recited seised for an estate of inheritance in fee simple in possession free from incumbrances (sic) of the Farm and lands known as Town Tenement or Bishops Town situate in the parish of Luppitt Devon of which the hereditaments thereby assured formed part
And reciting that the said last named J Bishop thereinafter referred to as the Testator made his Will dated the 28th. Oct 1891 and thereby devised and bequeathed all his real and personal estate to his son J. Bishop party thereto thereinafter referred to as the said J. Bishop his Son in law William Townsend and the said J.B. Daniel whom he appointed to be Trustees thereof and directed he said Trustees to permit his Wife the said M.A. Bishop to take the rents and profits of his said farm and lands for her life and after her decease he devised the said farm and lands unto the said J. Bishop for his own absolute use subject to the payment of certain pecuniary legacies therein mentioned and the testator gave the residence of his real and personal estate to his said Trustees Upon certain trusts therein set forth and directed that his said Trustees should have full powers of sale of all his said real or personal estate in any way they might think proper
And reciting that the Testator died on the 8th. August 1894and on 22 Octr following Letters of Administration with the said Will
annexed of his personal estate were granted to the said J. Bishop W. Townsend and J.B. Daniel by the Principal Probate Registry
And reciting that the said W. Townsend died on the 30 July 1897 and was buried at Timberscombe Somerset
And reciting that the said M.A. Bishop by virtue of the powers of the Settled Land Acts 1882 to 1890 had contracted with the said J.G. Hann for the sale to him of the hereditaments free from incumbrances (sic) for the sum of £354
And reciting payment of Estate Duty on the death of the Testator
It was witnessed that in consideration of £354 paid by the said J.G. Hann by the direction of the said M.A. Bishop to the said J. Bishop and J.B. Daniel as Trustees of the said Will (the receipt &c) the said M.A. Bishop as Beneficial Owner by virtue of the powers visited in her by the Settled lands Acts 1882 to 1890 and of every or any other power enabling her in that behalf did grant and convey and the said J. Bishop as Beneficial Owner as well for the purpose of confirming the Title to the hereditaments thereby assured as for implying covenants on his part for the Title and further assurance of the same Did grant convey and confirm unto the said J.G. Hann his heirs and assigns
               All that messuage or farmhouse with the buildings curtilage and garden thereunto adjoining and the several closes pieces or parcels of land containing together 2 a. 2 r. 28 p. or thereabout particularly described in the Schedule thereunder written situate in the parish of Luppitt Devon such Schedule being an extract from the Tithe Commutation Rent Charge Apportionment for the said parish all which said hereditaments as part of Town Tenement or Bishops Farm therein aforesaid had for the last 20 years and upwards been in the possession of the Testator and his devisees or his or their Tenants     
     To hold the said premises
Unto and to the use of the said J.G. Hann his heirs and assigns for ever          
No on Tithe Apportionment

Description
Quality
Quantity
A R P

452
Building and Curtilage
- - 14

448
Orchard
Orchard
- 1 5

451
Garden
Garden
- - 17

450
Little Mead
Meadow
- 3 0

486
Old Orchard
Pasture
1 0 16

481
Croft
Meadow
- 2 16

2 3 28
     
Executed by the said M.A. Bailey, J. Bishop and J.B. Daniel & attested

COLYTON

As to the Three Horse Shoes land and premises in the Parish of Colyton
September 2
By Indenture of this date between Henry Dimond of Farway Devon Farmer of the one part and the said J.G. Hann of the other part
Reciting that John Dimond formerly of Farway aforesaid Cordwainer was at the respective dates of his Will and death thereinafter recited seised (sic) of the hereditaments thereby assured for an estate of inheritance in fee simple in possession free from incumbrances (sic)
And reciting that said J. Dimond executed his Will dated the 3rd March 1884 wherein he was described as of Farway Devon Gentleman and thereby devised all the residue of his real estate including inter alia the farm and buildings and public house named the Three Horse Shoes Inn situate in the parish of Colyton Upon trust and nominated his son the said H. Dimond and Giles William Wood his trustees and the said Testator bequeathed unto his Wife Sarah Dimond all the rents and interest arising from his said property for her life After her decease he directed his said trustees to sell the same together or in lots by public auction or private contract and apply the proceeds as therein mentioned
And reciting that said Testator died on the 6 March 1884 and letters of administration of his personal estate with his said Will annexed were on the 28 Oct following granted by the Exeter District Probate Registry to said S. Dimond
And reciting that said G.W. Wood died on the 8th Novr 1894 & the said S. Dimond died on the 24th February then last
And reciting that the said H. Dimond as trustee of the said recited Will in execution of the trust for sale therein contained caused the said hereditaments to be put up for sale by public auction on 9th June then last at which sale the said J.G. Hann was declared the purchaser of the hereditaments thereby assured at the price of £1500
It was witnessed that in consideration of £1500 to the said H. Dimond paid by the said J.G. Hann the receipt &c He the said H. Dimond as Trustee Did hereby convey unto the said J.G. Hann and his heirs
All that messuage Inn and farmhouse and Cottage under the same roof with the outbuildings thereto respectively belonging called or known as The Three Horse Shoes and the several closes or parcels of land adjoining or near thereto situate in the parish of Colyton Devon but rated under the Divided Parishes and Poor Law Amendment Act 1882 for the parish of Southleigh in the same County and on the Ordnance Survey Map of the last mentioned parishes Nod 437, 492, 507, 508,658, 679, 680 (part of) 681 682 683 684 685 and 45 (part of) and by the said Map shown to contain by admeasurement 50 acres or thereabout which said hereditaments were in the actual possession of the said J. Dimond by himself or his Tenants for 25 years and upwards previous to and at the time of his decease except as to small portions of numbers 679 and 681 purchased by him in the year 1878 since the death of the said J. Dimond all the said hereditaments had been and
were then in the occupation of William Gosling as tenant of the Trustees of the Will and the same were bounded on the North partly by a stream known as Southleigh Water and partly by Borcombe Wood part of the Borcombe Estate and on the East by lands other part of the Borcombe Estate being those numbered 489, 659, 678 and 677 on the said Map on the West by Radish Lane and on the South by the high road leading from Lyme Regis to Exeter except as to the piece of waste part of No 45 on the said Map which lay on the South side of and adjoined the said road opposite the Waste nod 680 and the said Close of land nod 682 on the said Map     
To hold the said hereditaments
Unto and to the use of the said J.G. Hann his heirs and assigns for ever
Executed by both parties and attested

HONITON

As to The Kings Arms Inn and adjoining Cottages land and premises in the Borough of Honiton

March 15
By Indenture of this date between William Witcomb and Philip Witcomb both of Limington Somerset Brewers of the one part and the said J.G. Hann of the other part
Reciting that said W. Witcomb and P. Witcomb were seised (sic) of the hereditaments thereinafter assured in fee simple in possession as tenants in common in equal shares and agreement for sale
It was witnessed that in consideration of £1225 paid to the said W. Witcomb and P. Witcomb by the said J.G. Hann (the receipt &c) They the said W. Witcomb and P. Witcomb according to their several and respective shares Each as Beneficial Owner of one equal undivided moiety Did and each of them Did hereby convey uno the said J.G. Hann his heir and assign
All that messuage tenement Inn or Public house commonly called or known by the name of the Kings Arms Inn situate on the South side of the High Street in the town & borough of Honiton in the Coy of Devon and the several stables coachhouses cottages or dwellinghouses yards gardens parcels of land or ground adjoining on near thereto comprising a continuous range of buildings adjoining and running Southward from the said Inn or public House up to and adjoining premises belonging to James Parsons in the occupation of John Stuart Butcher the Stable Coachhouse and waggon shed lying together under one roof on the eastern side of the yard of the said premises the said yard and the garden or piece of land lying to the Southwards of and adjoining the last mentioned
stable coachhouse and cart shed All which said premises lie together were then in the occupation of Mrs Sarah Miles as tenant of the Cottages being sublet by her to Charlotte Hussey and Edwin lane White and are bounded on the North partly y the High Street and partly by premises belonging to the said James Parsons on the East by premises belonging to Mrs Caroline Bennett and on the West by premises belonging to Tom Pearce Webby and Ellen Kate Mortimer
     To hold the same
Unto and to the use of the said J.G. Hann his heirs and assigns for ever
     Executed by all said parties and attested

KILMINGTON

As to The Old Inn land and premises in the parish of Kilmington

March 30
By Indenture of this date between Samuel Bircham of 46 Parliament Street Westminster Esqre and Francis Bertram Dalrymple of Bartley Lodge Totton Hants a Major in the Royal Horse Artillery retired of the one part and the said J.G. Hann of the other part
     Reciting that by an Indenture of Mortgage dated the 10th May 1860 between Charles Warre Loveridge of Chard Somerset Esqre Charles John Vigne of Bath Esqre and Sir John George Reeve de la Pole of Shute House Devon Baronet (therein stated to be the Executors and Trustees of the last Will of William Tucker late of Coryton House Devon Esqre deceased and together thereinafter referred to as the said Trustees) of the first art Louisa Tucker the Widow of the said W. Tucker of the second part Maria Frances Westmacott of No 1 Gordon Square Middlesex Widow and William Henry Moss of Kingston-upon-Hull Gentleman the Executrix and Executor of the Will of Henry Seymour Westmacott late of Gordon Square aforesaid Gentleman (thereinafter referred to as the said Executors) of the third part Edwin Newman of Yeovil Somerset Gentleman of the fourth part Charles Tucker of Marlands Heavitree Devon Esq The Rev Marwood Tucker of Knowle Clyst St George in the same County Clerk and Marwood Tucker the younger of the same place Esqre (together thereinafter referred to as "the said Borrowers") of the fifth part and John Oliver Hanson and William George Prescott Esqres Sir William Baynes Baronet and Thomas Chapman and Joseph Pulley Esqres all of 92 Cheapside London (together thereinafter referred to as "the said Lenders") of the sixth part in consideration of £17000 paid by the said Lenders at the request of the said Borrowers in manner therein mentioned the hereditaments thereby granted with other hereditaments were conveyed by the said parties thereto of the 1st 2nd 3rd 4th & 5th parts To such user as the said Lenders or the survivors or survivor of them should by deed appoint and in default of and subject to such appointment To the use of the said Lenders theirs heirs and assigns for ever subject to a proviso for redemption thereof on payment to the said Lenders their executors
administrators or assigns of the sum of £17000 with interest for the same as therein expressed And the said Borrowers covenanted with the said Lenders their executors administrators or assigns that if default should be made in payment of the principal and interest it should be lawful for the said Lenders to sell the same premises in such manner in all respects as they should think expedient and also give discharges for the purchase money And it was thereby declared that the said sum of £17000 belonged to the Lenders on an joint account
And reciting that by an Indenture of Further Charge also dated the 10th May 1860 and made between the said C. Tucker The Rev M. Tucker and Marwood Tucker the younger who were together thereinafter referred to as the said Borrowers of the one part and the said J.O. Hanson W.G. Prescott Sir W. Baynes T. Chapman and J. Pulley (who were together thereinafter referred to as "the said Lenders") of the other part in consideration of £2000 paid to the said Borrowers by the said Lenders the said Borrowers covenanted that all the said hereditaments comprised in the said recited Indenture of Mortgage should be charged with the said sum of £17000 and interest and also with the said sum of £2000 with interest as therein mentioned It being thereby declared that the provisions of the said recited mortgage should apply to the said sum of £2000 as well as to the said sum of £17000 and also that the said um of £2000 was held by the said Lenders on a joint account.
And reciting that the said J.O. Hanson died on the 3 September 1861 and the said W.G. Prescott died on the 29 April 1865 and that the said Sir W. Baynes died on the 1 Jany 1866 and the said J. Pulley died on the 25 Oct 1872
And reciting that by an Indenture of Transfer of Mortgage dated the 18 Decr 1872 and made between the said T. Chapman then of Bryanston Square Middlesex Esq of the first part the said T. Chapman Benjamin Buck Greene of King William Street London Esq John George Maclean of Lime Street in the same City Esq. Joseph Grote of Threadneedle Street in the same City Esq and Sir William John Walter Baynes of Austin Friars in the same City Baronet (thereinafter conjointly referred to as the said T. Chpman and others) of the second part and William Henry Tyndall Esqre of Red Hill Surrey of the third part the said T. Chapman assigned the said mortgage debt of £19000 secured by the said recited Indentures of Mortgage and Further Charge which then belonged to the said T. Chapman and others on a joint account and all interest due thereon and the full benefit of all securities for the same and of the power of sale and other powers contained in the before recited Indenture of Mortgage and Further Charge unto the said T. Chapman and others their executors administrators and assigns absolutely as joint tenants and by the Indenture then in recital in exercise of the power for that purpose in the said Indenture of Mortgage contained the said T. Chapman appointed that the hereditaments assured by the same Indenture should from thenceforth remain and be to the uses thereinafter declared concerning the same and by the same Indentures the said T. Chapman conveyed the hereditaments comprised in the said recited Indenture of Mortgage or
by any means vested in the said T. Chapman subject to redemption by virtue of the same Indenture unto the said W.H. Tyndall and his heirs to the use of the said T. Chapman and others their heirs and assigns for ever Subject to each equity of redemption as the same were then subject to under the said Indenture of Mortgage and Further Charge respectively
And reciting that the said J. Grote died on the 14 Nov 1876 ad the said J.G. Maclean died on the 2 Feb 1879 and the said T. Chapman died on the 8 Dec 1885
And reciting that on the 10 May 1886 the C. Tucker and M. Tucker paid to the said W.J.W Baynes and B.B. Greene £7000 in part discharge of the sum of £17000 secured by the thereinbefore recited Indenture of Mortgage as appeared from the receipt of the said W.J.W. Baynes and B.B. Greene endorsed on the said last mentioned Indenture and on the same 10th May 1886 the said C. Tucker and M. Tucker paid to the said W.J.W. Baynes and B.B. Greene the sum of £2000 secured by the said recited Indenture of Further Charge with all interest thereon as appeared from the receipt of the said last mentioned Indenture which was thereupon delivered up by the said W.J.W. Baynes and B.B. Greene to the said Borrowers parties thereto
And reciting that the said W.J.W. Baynes died on the 26th Oct 1897
And reciting that by an Indenture of Transfer of Mortgage dated the 21 Nov 1898 and made between the said B.B. Greene then of Kensington Palace Gardens London Esq (thereinafter called "the Transferor") of the one part and George Stratton Esmond Caillard of No 7 Harrold Road Upper Norwood Surrey Esqre of the other part the said B.B. Greene assured the principal sum of £10000 which then remained owing on the said Indenture of Mortgage (thereinafter referred to as "the principal Indenture") and the interest for the same and the benefit of all securities for the same unto the said G.S.E. Caillard absolutely and the said B.B. Greene conveyed the hereditaments assured by the said recited Indenture of Mortgage subject to redemption by virtue thereof unto and to the use of the said G.S.E. Caillard in fee simple subject to such equity of redemption as the same hereditaments were then subject to under the said Indenture of Mortgage on payment of the said G.S.E. Caillard of the said principal sum of £10000 and the interest for the same
And reciting that by and Indenture of Transfer of Mortgage dated the 1 March 1900 supplemental to the thereinbefore recited Indenture of Mortgage (thereinafter referred to as "the principal Indenture") and supplemental also to the thereinbefore recited Indentures of Transfer of Mortgage and made between the said G.S.E. Caillard (thereinafter called the Mortgagee) of the one part and the said S. Bircham and F.B. Dalrymple (thereinafter called the Transferees) of the other part in consideration of £10000 and of the proportion of current interest thereon paid by the transferees of the said G.S.E. Caillard the said G.S.E. Caillard assigned the principal sum of £10000 and the interest for the same and the benefit of all securities for the same unto the said S. Bircham and F.B. Dalrymple absolutely And the said G.S.E. Caillard

Conveyed unto the said S. Bircham and F.B. Dalrymple All the hereditaments assured by the said Indenture of Mortgage unto the use of the said S. Bircham and F.B. Dalrymple in fee simple subject to such right or equity of redemption as the said premises were then subject to by virtue of the said Indenture of Mortgage
And reciting that the said sum of £10000 was then still due to the said S. Bircham and F.B. Dalrymple upon the said Indenture of Mortgage and Transfer of Mortgage and agreement for sale at the price of £1500

It was witnessed that in consideration of £1500 paid to the said S. Bircham and F.B. Dalrymple by the said J.G. Hann the receipt &c They the said S. Bircham and F.B. Dalrymple as Mortgagees Did and each of them Did grant release and convey unto the said J.G. Hann his heirs assigns
All that Messuage Inn or Public House called or known as The Old Inn situate in the parish of Kilmington Devon Together with the yard gardens skittlealley stabling and outbuildings belonging thereto and the Landlords fixtures in or about the same and also the walls and fences adjoining thereto as the said hereditaments respectively were then occupied and enjoyed by James Parsons the tenant thereof part of the same being Nod 278 in the Apportionment of the Tithe rent Charge for the said parish of Kilmington and the Map therein referred to and the whole containing 1 rood & 34 perches or thereabouts
     To hold the said hereditaments
Unto and to the use of the said J.G. Hann his heirs and assigns for ever in fee simple
Discharged from all equity of redemption and from all claims and demands under the thereinbefore recited Indenture or any of them
Acknowledged by the said S. Bircham and F.B. Dalrymple of the right of the said J.G. Hann to production of the thereinbefore recited Indenture of Mortgage dated 10th May 1860 and of the said recited Indentures of Transfer of Mortgage dated respectively the 18th Dec 1872 the 21 Nov 1898 and the 1 March 1900 the possession of which was retained by them and to deliver copies thereof
Executed by the said S. Bircham and F.B. Dalrymple and attested

DUNKESWELL

As to the Royal Oak Inn land and premises in the parish of Dunkeswell

May 16
By Indenture of this date between Harry Banfield of Honiton Devon Wine and Spirit Merchant and Robert Smith of Bowerhayes Farm Dunkeswell in the said County farmer of the one part and the said J.G. Hann of the other part
Reciting that Francis Richards late of Dunkeswell aforesaid was at the date of his Will and death thereinafter recited seised (sic) of the hereditaments thereinafter granted for an estate of
inheritance in fee simple in possession free from incumbranes (sic)
And reciting that the said F. Richards duly made his Will dated the 25 Feb 1904 and thereby after appointing the said H. Banfield and R. Smith executors and trustees thereof devised and bequeathed all his real and personal estate unto the Trustees upon trust to convert the same into money and apply the proceeds as therein mentioned
And reciting that the said F. Richards died on the 1st Dec 1905 and his said Will was on the 9 Jan 1906 proved by the said H. Banfield and R. Smith in the Exeter District Probate Registry
And reciting that the said H. Banfield and R. Smith in execution of the aforesaid trust for sale contained in the thereinbefore recited Will caused the said hereditaments to be out up for sale by public auction on the 4 April then last at which sale the said J.G. Hann was the highest bidder for and declared the purchaser of the same for the sum of £700

It was witness that in consideration of £700 paid by the said J.G. Hann to the said H. Banfield and R. Smith the receipt &c they the said H. Banfield and R. Smith as Trustees Did and each of them Did grant and convey unto the said J.G. Hann his heirs assigns
All that messuage or tenement situate in the village and parish of Dunkeswell in the County of Devon called or known by the name of "The Royal Oak Inn" together with the gardens orchards stables outbuildings and all the buildings thereunto belonging containing 3 roods 24 perches or thereabouts as the aid hereditaments & premises were delineated on the plan thereunto annexed and therein colored (sic) pink and had for the past 38 years been in the possession of the said F. Richards
To hold the said hereditaments
     Unto and to the use of the said J.G. Hann his heirs and assigns for ever
Executed by the said H. Banfield and R. Smith and attested

OTTERY ST MARY

As to the Alfington Inn land and premises at Alfington in the parish of Ottery St Mary

June 16
By Indenture of this date between Albert James Holway of The Anchor Inn Honiton Devon Innkeeper and Butcher (thereinafter called the Vendor) of the one part and the said J.G. Hann (thereinafter called the Purchaser) of the other part
Reciting that the Vendor was seised (sic) of the hereditaments thereby assured for an estate of inheritance in fee simple free from incumbrances (sic) and agreement for sale

It was witnessed that in consideration of £370 paid to the Vendor by the Purchaser (the receipt &c) He the Vendor as Beneficial Owner did thereby grant and convey unto the Purchaser his heirs & assigns
All those hereditaments and premises called or known by the name of The Alfington Inn situate at Alfington in the parish of Ottery St Mary in the said County of Devon together with the piece of ground (formerly two gardens) in the front thereof and belonging thereto abutting on the high road from Honiton to Ottery St Mary which said hereditaments and premises were formerly two cottages and the gardens belonging being parcels of three cottages erected by Richard Newbery on some part of a plot of ground formerly belonging to Jonathan Phillips Carpenter commonly called the Village Meadow Together with liberty to the Purchaser his heirs and assigns to place a lead pipe in and have the use of the well in the garden of the cottage adjoining the said hereditaments and premises being the third of the said three cottages situate erected by the said Richard Newbery as therein aforesaid by means of such pipe paying a proportionate part of the expense of keeping the same well in repair and to use the wall of the said cottage as a party wall
To hold the hereditaments thereby assured
Unto and to the use of the Purchaser his heirs and assigns for ever
Executed by the said Albert James Holway and attested"

Acquired later

Other events connected with the Hann & Co estate

1898 - John George sold Town Mill at Ottery St Mary to James Shiner (timber merchant and stationer) of Prout Bridge, Beaminster

22 June 1898 - John George bought a house in High Street, Honiton described as:

'freehold properties consisting of a spacious and convenient brick-built dwelling-house site on the south side of the High-street of Honiton, with a frontage thereto of 37 feet, together with the large garden, croquet lawn, and pleasure grounds in the rear, extending to King-street, and a large stone-built stable &c., adjoining; also a rich close of meadow ore grazing land known as Streamer's Meadow. containing by measurement, 3a 2r 28p in the occupation of Mr H Hook' for £1600.

These were part of the estate of the late Edmund Stamp and are believed to be the former Honiton Rural District Council offices 'listed' building at 128 High Street (currently occupied by the Department of Works and Pensions' Jobcentre Plus) - see Historic England website. This property was known as Sudbury Lawn when it was also the home of suffragette and eleven-time Honiton Mayor Juanita Maxwell Phillips who lived in Honiton from 1906 to her death in 1966. The property grounds were large enough for her to build a small theatre in them.  This is now the Meadow View Chapel in King Street - part of which would have been the stone-built stable &c mentioned above. Much of the rest of the grounds now form the western end of Kerslake Court

7 June 1899 - Bought the Three Horse Shoes Inn at Southleigh

1901/1902 - Bought 'Pine Park House', Honiton

March 1903 - A full licence was granted at Honiton District Sessions to Mary Ann Baker of the Honiton Inn, Awliscombe to replace the temporary licence she had been granted in January following the death of the licensee, her husband, for whom she was executor.  It had also been agreed with John George that her son should become the new licensee

23 September 1903 - Bought properties in Colyton described by the Western Press as:

"Two sites opposite the Colcombe Castle Hotel for £100 and a lot at the back of the Wilts and Dorset Bank for another £100 on behalf of the Wilts and Dorset Bank. He also successfully bid for fifteen other lots including sites adjoining the Station Road, two cottages, smith's shop, and foundry premises, for which he paid £500. All part of land sold off at the Colcombe Castle Hotel by local landowner Sir Edmund de la Pole"

4 May 1904 - Although submitting the highest bid (£250) he was unsuccessful in purchasing a double-fronted former jeweller's shop in New Street, Honiton that had been vacant for a year

10 August 1904 - Following the 1899 Peel Commission into the alcohol consumption of the populace, the Licensing Act, 1904 was introduced to reduce the number of licensed premises and compensate their owners for their losses

3 Apr 1906 - Bought "a dwelling-house and premises, with the public-house, orchard, and two gardens, known as the Royal Oak Inn, Dunkeswell" for £700

7 June 1906 - The licence for the Railway Inn at Lapford was not renewed by the magistrates

1907 - A large country house at the end of the High Street in Lyndhurst, Hampshire called 'Glasshayes' together with its stables and kitchen garden opposite at 113 High Street were purchased by Honiton Brewery and Hotels Co Ltd for £22,000 (£1.85m in 2017 terms), and the property re-opened as the Grand Hotel.  An extra floor and new facade both designed by Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle were added in 1912.            [the hotel, by then known as the Lyndhurst Park Hotel, was closed in early 2015 and plans submitted to replace it with 75 retirement apartments and 12 holiday lets but due to local opposition this was declined by the New Forest National Park Authority in February 2017 and in late 2017 revised plans, now for 78 retirement apartments and 15 'affordable' houses, were still being contested and attempts made to have the property listed.]

7 February 1907 - Magistrates expressed concern that there was inadequate sanitation at the New Inn, Northleigh which John George as leasee undertook to remedy. 

March 1907 - The licensee of the New Inn, Farway, Samuel James Farrant, committed suicide by taking a shotgun to his head due to business worries and notice to quit

3 Apr 1907 - Licence at the New Inn. Farway transferred to Samuel White

5 March 1913 - Following an adjournment due to police objections the licence was renewed for the Black Lion Inn (although in a bad state of repair) but refused for the Anchor Inn

June 1914 - The Honiton Fire Brigade avoided the destruction of the Greyhound Inn at Fenny Bridges following a chimney fire

20 Apr 1917 - The Globe Inn at Honiton was put up for lease.

2 February 1918 - The New Inn at Kilmington was advertised to let

9 July 1918 = Lewis Henry successfully opposed the closure of the Four Horseshoes at Dulford, Kentisbeare at the 'principal meeting' of the Devon Licensing Committee

26 May 1925 and Jun 1925 - Two Legal Notices were published

The Companies Acts, 1908 to 1917

  The Companies Acts, 1908 to 1917
HANN & CO. Limited   HANN & CO. Limited

NOTICE is hereby given, pursuant to section

  NOTICE is hereby given, that a General
188 of the Companies (Consolidaion) Act   Meeting of the Members of Hann & Co.
1908, that a Meeting of the Creditors of Hann &   Limited, will be held at The Brewery, Honiton, on
Co. Limited will be held at The Brewery, Honiton,   Monday, the 6th day of July, 1925, at three o'clock
on Tuesday, the 2nd day of June, 1925, at 2.30   in the afternoon precisely, for the purpose of hav-
o'clock in the afternoon, for the purposes provided   ing an account laid before them by the Liquidator
for in the said section. --- Dated the 22nd day of   (pursuant to section 195 of the Companies (Con-
May, 1925   solidation) Act, 1908), showing the manner in which
    the winding-up of the said Company has been con-

LEWIS HENRY HANN, Sunnyside, New-

  ducted and the property of the Company disposed

street, Honiton, Devon Liquidator

  of, and of hearing any explanation that may be
    given by the Liquidator
   

LEWIS HENRY HANN, Liquidator

In 'The Brewing Industry: A Guide to Historical Records' it states that Hann & Co Ltd's brewery and 10 public houses were taken over by Dorsetshire Brewery Co (Sherborne) Ltd* in 1927 which would be two years after these notices, by which time Lewis Henry had retired and John George had died.  Section 188 relates to the rights of creditors in a voluntary winding up and section 195 the Final Meeting and Dissolution of the company.  I believe these procedures were brought about  in 1925 to enable a Dorsetshire takeover as between the dates of the two notices Lewis Henry as Liquidator would have had to wind up the company and dispose of its assets.

* This was a recently-formed amalgam of the Dorsetshire Brewery, Long Street, Sherborne, which in turn was taken over in 1951 by Brutton, Mitchell & Toms Ltd of the Yeovil Brewery, Yeovil, Somerset who shut down the Sherborne brewery. They, in turn, were also taken over by Charrington & Ltd of the Anchor Brewery, Mile End, London in 1960 and their brewery shut down in 1965. Charrington & Co Ltd merged with United Breweries Ltd in 1962 to form Charrington United Breweries Ltd and Charrington & Co (South West) Ltd was set up in 1963. In 1967 CUB merged with Bass, Mitchell & Butlers Ltd of Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire to form Bass Charrington Ltd who later became Bass plc before being split up around the turn of the century into a number of different parts owned by various companies both in the UK and abroad. Hann & Co Ltd itself ceased brewing around the same time.

22 January 1926 - Advertisement in the Exeter & Plymouth Gazette

H O N I T O N
About 16 miles from Exeter and 3 miles from
Sidmouth
To Cider Manufacturers, General Merchants
Builders or Motor Engineers
THE OLD BREWERY, HONITON
together with
EXCELLENT HOUSE, STABLES, GARDEN, and
BREWERY FIELD
The whole situate in Mill-street, Honiton
close to the main London-Exeter road, and
within 10 minutes walk of the Main
Southern Line Railway station
VACANT POSSESSION ON COMPLETION
MESSRS. RAWLINSON & SQUAREY are in-
structed to offer for SALE the above
Premises, by AUCTION, in convenient Lots
(unless previously disposed of) at the Dolphin
Hotel, Honiton on SATURDAY, 27th
February, 1926, at 3 p.m.
For Particulars and Orders to View, apply
Messrs. RAWLINSON& SQUAREY,
Sherborne, Dorset;
Salisbury, and
The Sanctuary, Westminster, S. W. 1
Solicitors:-
Messrs. BARTLETT & SONS,
Sherborne, Dorset

Of John George's children:

Kate moved to Exmouth, Devon where she died unmarried in January 1953

Sydney George became an electrical engineer and married his long-widowed, long-time partner Mrs Caroline Kendall (nee Pullman) having settled in Toronto, Canada where he died in January 1937

Frederick stayed in Colyton where he had a successful timber merchant and farming career which he carried on with his sons, using the sawmills to provide the power the generators for their Colyton Electric Light and Power Supply company

Lewis Henry assisted John George in the running of the Hann & Co Ltd at the Honiton Brewery before marrying and retiring, dying childless in Whipton, Devon in May 1937

Edith Mary moved to Exmouth with her sister and died there in March 1954, unmarried

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