Blake, Thomas

Male 1780 - 1862  (82 years)


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  • Name Blake, Thomas 
    Born 1780  Ringwood Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Oct 1862  Cowes Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • West Cowes Isle of Wight

      His maternal grandfather was also a brewer, living in Cowes, in the Isle of Wight. A quaint paper, framed behind glass, was brought out for my inspection. It reads:

      "These are to Will and Require you forthwith to swear and admit the bearer hereof, Thomas Blake, of West Cowes, Isle of Wight, into the place of Purveyor of Ale and Beer in Ordinary to her Majesty. He is to have and enjoy all the Rights, Profits and Privileges and Advantages to the said place belonging during my will and pleasure, and for so doing shall be your warrant. Dated this 10th day of March, 1848, in the 11th year of Her Majesty's reign".

      The signature is indecipherable. Brewing in those days, Mr. Huffam told me, was carried out with malt and hops only. Sugar was not permitted. If a brewer was detected using sugar he was heavily fined. The customs officials, excise men in those days, had keys to the breweries and could walk in any time of the day or night.

      Extract from notes on Gerard S Huffam

      On 1861 census brewer employing three men in Cowes
    Person ID I603  Hougham
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2006 

    Family Beasley, Sarah 
    Married Jul 1808  Alverstoke Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Blake, Mary
              b. 1809
    +2. Blake, Louisa
              b. 18 Oct 1816
    +3. Blake, Catherine
              b. 15 May 1819, Cowes Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 Feb 1862, Cowes Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    +4. Blake, Julia
              b. 28 May 1822, West Cowes Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 18 Apr 1866  (Age 43 years)
     5. Blake, Emily
              b. 28 May 1822
    Family ID F307  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1780 - Ringwood Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Jul 1808 - Alverstoke Link to Google Earth
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