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THE WEB CHARMOUTH SITE
Red Bluff (Wander Inn) and Swis Cottage, The Street, Charmouth
The early deeds to The Rose and Crown can be found at The Somerset Record Office from 1629 until 1769 under DD\AL/29
Messuage, burgage, tenement, or dwellinghouse on North side of the great street, called the Rose and Crown
The premises were conveyed by the Rev. Nathaniel Bull of Studland, Dorset, to Edward Lymbury, senior, of Charmouth, in 1629, and by him conveyed to Richard Talbot of Broadmayne, Dorset (whose daughter Joan married Francis, son of Richard Talbot) in 1639. Joseph Hassard of Charmouth conveyed them to Judith Miller of the same in 1649, and she conveyed them to Francis Hodder, junior, of Wootton Fitzpaine, in 1644, in consideration of the intended marriage of her daughter Judith Miller and the said Hodder. By 1753 the premises were held by Samuel Burrow of Charmouth, who conveyed them, inter alia, to Walter Oke of Pinney, Axmouth, Devon, as further security for a mortgage. Deeds of 1753 and 1756 refer also to a messuage and tenement, orchard, etc. (1a), on North side of street; orchard (3a) at Langmoore; messuage or dwellinghouse with garden and orchard in East Eipe (1a), parcel of a tenement called Brown's Tenement; several [named] closes (9a); orchard commonly reputed a burgage or acre of ground; and the George Inn. 
Bundle includes probate of will of William Lymbry of Charmouth, yeoman , dated and proved 1674; administration of estate of James Parsons of Charmouth, 1737; bond for payment of £200 and interest by Barbara Smith of Blandford St Mary to Walter Oke of South Petherton, et al, 1769.
The cake shop, as it is now, was formerly "The New Inn" owned in 1771 by Benedicta Durston, - built by Emanuel Symes and occupied by John Hodder. In 1843 it was assigned to the Rev.J.D. Hales for the residue of 2000 years granted by Indenture of lease dated 20th Oct. 1656. between John Bragge and Ann his wife and John Sampson. Later it consisted, of two thatched cottages, occupied by Frank Coles and Martha Gordge. Coles' cottage was called "Swiss Cottage" and afterwards was occupied by Harry Pidgeon until 1934 when he moved to Nutcombe Terrace. Baldwin (Gardener at 'Bow House" until the death of Mrs. Angus) and his daughter Dora lived here after this. Martha Gordge was a laundress and later she moved to the Alms House in Sea Lane- when her cottage was bought by W.A. Gear. During the 1939-45 war it was a Waste paper depot and used occasionally by the Home Guard. It was in very bad condition. After the war it was restored when remains of broken bottles and glass were found, no doubt relating to the days when it was an Inn. Mr. & Mrs. Potter were the next owners who transforniod it into a cafe, calling it "The Wander Inn", which was so successful that they added Swiss Cottage.
Emmanuel Symes referred to in the Will of John Limbry of 1603. John Hodder in Protestation List of 1641. In 1649 Francis Hodder of Wootton Fitzpaine marries Judith Miller the younger. In 1663 Hearth Tax Judith Miller has 2 hearths. In 1841 owned by William Burnard, A sailcloth Maker with bhis factory nearby by The Bridge In 1756 Thomas married Mary Newberry. .In 1781Thomas Edwards (1730-1795) paying 5/8d Land Tax on property. In 1796 he buys property from trustees of Thomas Edwards who is paying 7/7d Land Tax..In 1799 he married Rebecca Good of Havant.In 1813 William Burnard is paying 7/7d Land Tax on houses referred to as "Edwards" and 3/6d on "Thorns". He died in 1844.In 1843 bought by the Rector at the time, Rev.. John Dixon Hales when it consisted of two cotages occupied by F. Coles and Martha Gordge.

An Indenture dated 19th January 1843 between William Burnard of the one part and John Dixon Hales on the other part whereby that messuage or dwelling house situated in Charmouth aforesaid afterwards known as the New Inn and which premises then consisted of two cottages and the gardens there to belonging and then in the occupation of Frederick Coles and Martha Goodge respectively was assigned to said J.D. Hales for the residue of a term of 2,000 years granted by Indenture of lease dated 20th October 1656 between John Bragge and Ann his wife of the one part and John Sampson of the other part and by the same Indenture a stable for many years past converted into a stable and Carpenters shop situated  in Mill Lane otherwise Seaside Lane, Charmouth aforesaid and which was then in occupation of Harry William Pryer was assigned to said John Dixon Hales for the residue of term of 1,000 years granted by Indenture of lease dated 13th November 1771 between Benedicta Dirtson of the one part and Thomas Richard of the other part subject to the yearly rent of 6d thereby reserved. 
An Indenture dated 25th December 1853 between the said William Burnard of the one part and said John Hales of the other part whereby All that one acre of meadow ground formerly known as The Common but then as Minsons  Common situated in Mill Lane , Charmouth aforesaid and then in the occupation of said Frederick Coles was assigned to said J.D.Hales for the residue of a term of 2,000 years granted by Indenture of Lease dated 1st September 1769 between Robert Manson of the one part and Joseph Durston of the other part. 
All those two plots or parcels of land containing together 1a 3r 0p situated in Charmouth and adjoins Main Street - 30 January 1837 
Carpenters workshop 19th January 1843

.1783 Freehold & Long Leaseholds, Thomas Edwards House & Orchard (£3-0-0d) 0a 2p 28r
3) Plot B on both sides of Main Street.plot on corner of Sea Lane was Braggs Stores (1947) formerly H.E. Pryers workshop and yard had been a carpenters shop for many years. It was owned by Benedicta Durston in 1771 and let to Thomas Rickard at yearly tent of 6d. Occupied in 1843 by F. Coles. Plot C was bought from William Burnard. Cottages and buildings upon land where once stood the New Inn, which was built by Emmanuel Symes and occupied by John Hodder. It consisted of two cottages  and occupied by F. Coles and Martha Gordge. Also in 1843 Minsons Common was purchased from William Burnard. Described in deeds as being in Mill Lane or otherwise Seaside Lane. It was formerly called The Common and was sold to Joseph Durston in 1769 by Robert Minsons.
This property was left by Rev. J.D. Hales to his 2 sons John and Arthur. Rev. J.D. Hales died in 1879.
Arthur Hales died in 1904 and left his share to his wife Maria Frances Hales.
Abstract of the Title Deeds of Primrose Cottage
The Will 1861 of John Dixon Hales of Charmouth Lodge - Charmouth. After reciting Indenture dated 19th January 1843 between William Burnard and J.D. Hales whereby all that Messuage or dwelling house situated in Charmouth afterwards known as the New Inn and which premises thre consisted of two cottages and gardens therein the occupation of F.Coles and Martha Gordge was assigned to J. D.Hales for the residue of 2000 years granted by Indenture of lease 20th October 1656 between John Bragge and Ann his wife and John Sampson and by the same indenture a stable for many years past converted into a stable or carpenters shop
1841 Tithe Map and 1886 Ordnance Survey Map
HALES Reverend John HALES Joseph HODGES Orchard Orchard
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HALES Reverend John HALES Sarah FELSTONE House & Garden -
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HALES Reverend John HALES Joseph COZENS Double Common Meadow
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HALES Reverend John HALES John CARTER Garden Garden
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HALES Reverend John HALES John COLES Field Meadow
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HALES Reverend John HALES Sarah FELSTONE Garden Plot Garden
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BURNARD William BURNARD William BURNARD Hurles Croft Meadow
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BURNARD William BURNARD UNOCCUPIED House & Garden -
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BURNARD William BURNARD John CARTER Carpenters Shop -
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BURNARD William BURNARD Robert GRAVES Westleys Close Meadow
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BURNARD William BURNARD & another William BURNARD Houses, Garden & Field Garden & Pasture
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BURNARD William BURNARD Sarah LIDDON House, Garden & Thorns Croft Meadow
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1841 Tithe Map enlarged with tenants and owners in brackets.
1886 Map showing same buildings before fire of 1894 destroyed them
The 1901 O/S Map shows Devon Edge rebuilt on same spot by Frank Cole and both "Streets" and "Lansdowne House" still vacant.
The same spot on the Map of 1928 with the piece of ground where "Streets" stood still vacant. Devons edge was built in 1895 and Lansdowne House shortly afterwards but with a passage to the west of it for access to the yard behind.
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Rose & Crown:

That messuage, Burgage, Dwellong house in Charmouh called the Rose and Crown conveyed in the said deed ..that the said son of the said richard talbot the sum of £15  after the death of the said Edwrad Lymbry, the said £5 being he residue of a marriage portion given to Joane, daughter of he said Edward who was married  to.. Said William Lymbry, heir parent of said Edrward Lymbry, son to the said Ricahrd Talbot .. Now in the tenure of the said Richard Talbot

1648 between Joseph Hazzard  of Charmouth, Mercahnt and Judith Miller of the same, widow of the other part for the sum of £50  paid by the said Judith Miller one messuage commonly called or known by the Rose and Crown with the curtelage, garden, orchard in charmouth,late in the occupation of William Lymbry , the inheritance of Edward Lymbry, deceased bounced with the Streete in Charmouth  on the south partand with part of the said messuage the land of Stephen Baker on the west part thereof and a messuage now in the occupation of John Follett on the east part thereof.he grants  
Signed Hemry Kinder, Richard Golding, John Kinder dd/AL 29/4

Edward Hammond ,clerk master of arts, church deacon ray of Dorset lawfully constituted to William Hutchinens otherwise Chapple and Samuel Burrow, principle creditors of James Parsons late of Charmouth . He died intestate in 1738  and goods and chattels got to above.DD/AL29/7

1674
I William Lymbry of Charmouth , I give unto my daughter Hutchins also Chapple 20/- , give to grandchild Roy Hutchins £20 .grandchild George Hutchins £20 , Mary Hutchins £20 .I give to Edith, wife of Samuel Norris £5. I make my grandchild Jone Hutchins also Chaple my sole executo

DD/AL29/9
This indenture made in 1757 between Jacob Burriw of Charmouth,Blacksmith and Elizabeth, his wife , John Goreing of Charmouth, Innholder and Leah, his wife f the first part. Robert Collins of Lorton within the parish of Hunister in Somerset, Clothier, and Robert Colbert of Charmouth,Gentleman of the second part Samuel Burrow of Charmouth , Blacksmith of the third part and Moses Lee of East Eype , within Symondsbury , Yeoman of the forth part... All that Messuage and Tenement consisting of a dwelling house, stable, Garden and Orchard containing in the whole an acre situate in Charmouth on the north side of the Street there late in the tenure of the said Robert Colbert and one Ralph Gorge as Tenants to the said John Goreing , but now in the possession of him the said Robert Colbert, who hath lately purchased  it fromJohn Goreing. And also that orchard , formerly a pice of Ground enclosed by one Edward Mabell, deceased containing  3 acres lying at Langmore in Charmouth , adjoining to he lands formerly of John Burridge , esq.and now in the possession of Samuel Burrow who lately purchased the same and the freehold from the said Jacob Burrow. And also thatndwellong house withnthengarden and orchard belonging in East Eype containing 1 acre called Browns Tenement  and now in the possession of Moses Lee who lately purchased it from Jacob Burrow. And also those several closes of land, meadows and pasture, that's is one close called Four Acres , three parcels of land containing one acre called Rye Acre, 2 acres of land lying in a field called Nastor filed and a close conating an acre south part of Goosemoors belonging to browns Teneemnet lying in East Eype lately purchased from Jacob Burrows by Robert Collins. Signed Jacob Burrows, Elizabth Burrows, John Porvis, Leah Goreing.

Tenement or burgage with garden in North part of town between tenement of John Wadham on West and tenement of Honor Stodder alias Borcombe on East. The premises, late in tenure of William Cooke, were in 1561 quitclaimed by John. Tye of Plymtree, Devon, and Anna his wife, to William Stodder alias Borcombe of Wootton Fitzpaine, Dorset and conveyed by Stodder to Thomas Bull of Norton, Somerset. [The premises may be those described in 29 below].

Messuage, burgage, tenement, or dwellinghouse on North side of the great street, called the Rose and Crown. The premises were conveyed by the Rev. Nathaniel Bull of Studland, Dorset, to Edward Lymbury, senior, of   Charmouth , in 1629, and by him conveyed to Richard Talbot of Broadmayne, Dorset (whose daughter Joan married Francis, son of Richard Talbot) in 1639. Joseph Hassard of Charmouth   conveyed them to Judith Miller of the same in 1649, and she conveyed them to Francis Hodder, junior, of Wootton Fitzpaine, in 1644, in consideration of the intended marriage of her daughter Judith Miller and the said Hodder. By 1753 the premises were held by Samuel Burrow of   Charmouth , who conveyed them, inter alia, to Walter Oke of Pinney, Axmouth, Devon, as further security for a mortgage. Deeds of 1753 and 1756 refer also to a messuage and tenement, orchard, etc. (1a), on North side of street; orchard (3a) at Langmoore; messuage or dwellinghouse with garden and orchard in East Eipe (1a), parcel of a tenement called Brown's Tenement; several [named] closes (9a); orchard commonly reputed a burgage or acre of ground; and the George Inn. Bundle includes probate of will of William Lymbry of   Charmouth , yeoman , dated and proved 1674; administration of estate of James Parsons of   Charmouth , 1737; bond for payment of ?200 and interest by Barbara Smith of Blandford St Mary to Walter Oke of South Petherton, et al, 1769.

Discharge of legacy in consideration of the sum of ?12,323 6s 4d paid by Thomas Shute of   Charmouth , Dorset, surviving trustee of the will of Thomas Deane (d 1798) of Bristol, to Jane Helena Shute of Fernhill, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, being half the principal and interest of ?8000 left by the will of the said Thomas Deane to the said Jane Shute and her sister, Harriet.

Pedigree of the descendants of Stephen Shute [whose grand-daughter, Rebecca, daughter of Thomas Shute, married Samuel Alford II.]

. Samuel Alford (the second), eldest son of the foregoing Samuel and Mary Alford, of Heale, was born at

Curry Rivel, and baptized there 25 March 1776. After some years at the then celebrated Ilminster Grammar

School he matriculated in 1794 at Queen's College, Oxford, proceeding B.A. in 1797,and M.A. in 1800.

Taking Holy Orders, he served as chaplain to Lady Chat- ham, and afterwards became vicar of Muchelney.

Inheriting the Heale Estate on the death of his father, he lived at Heale House, where, having married, in

1802, "Rebecca, daughter of Thomas Shute, esquire, of Charmouth, Dorsetshire," he brought up a family

of thirteen children. These were:

William Lymbry owns Rose and crown dies in 1674

The Lymbrys sell to the Burridges The Fountain and probably the other 3 pubs. Mention of mabells

Burridges definitely owned the Rose and Crown sold it to Burrows who sell it on in 1753, Jacob sells some to Samuel Burrow who sells on to Walter Oke in 1760

John Burridge sells The George sold it for £60 to James Dober of Dorchester in 1704 with a 1000 year lease. James Dober of Sinsford marries Jane Sander of Dorchester in 1703

1774 Benjamin Bradford trying to let Fountain

DD/AL 29/8  
1753 assignment of 2 dwelling houses and several closes of ground in Charmouth or remainder of 2000 years for securing £320 and interest. Samuel Borrow to Nicholas Warren Esq, in trust for Walter Oke.  
Between Walter Oke of Pinney, Axmouth, and John Oke , of Compyne  gentleman , executors of the last will of Walter Oke, the elder of Pinney, their deceased father on the one part and Samuel Burrow of Charmouth , Blacksmith of the other part and Nicholas Warren of Mincombe in the parish of Sidburu in Devon of the third  part. The said Samuel Burrow  rightfully possessed of all that Teneemnet commonly known as Mans Tenemnt, consisting of a dwelling house, an orchard, 2 fields f meadow and one field of pasture in Charmouth late in the possession of Jmaes Parsons of the same place, yeoman, his tenants and now of Samuel Burrows for the residue of a term of 2000 years from 1575. Did mortgage in 1743 into the said Walter Oke, the elder all that said tenement by payment of £200 and interest . Now due £208 , in the consideration of £104 paid to them by the said Nicholas Warren ..All that one piece of ground formerly enclosed by Edward Mabell deceased containing by estimation 3 acres or therabouts and have for severall years been converted into an orchard lying at Langmoore and adjoining the lands formerly of John Burridge , esq.All that orchard commonly reputed a Burgae of one acre ground formerly in the tenure of one George Coming decease, since of William Comins and late of Clement Joyns. All that messuage, Tenement or Inn called or commonly known by the name of the George Inn with all the curtelage ,orchard, etc. All that messuage or dwelling house formerly called or known by the name of the Rose and Crown and the curtelage, backside, garden and orchard to te same belonging. And all thatdwellong house, garden and orchard hereunto belonging containing by estimation one acre or more thereabouts formerly in the possession of Mary Hodded, Widow afterwards of JohnMinsom, since of Ann Monson, his widow , then of Robert Monson and late of Willliam Walter Minwich. Premises are situate in Charmouth aforesaid and are now in the possession of Samual Burrows
Signed Walter Oke and Sam Burrows. Robert Cheek,Jmaes Trew. Daniel Furfs
Received of mr Ealter Oke the sum of £107 to be paid not me signed by Samuel Burrow.

1664 Judith Miller only 2 hearths

1641 Thomas Miller

DD/AL 29/8 
1753 assignment of 2 dwelling houses and several closes of ground in Charmouth or remainder of 2000 years for securing £320 and interest. Samuel Borrow to Nicholas Warren Esq, in trust for Walter Oke. 
Between Walter Oke of Pinney, Axmouth, and John Oke , of Compyne  gentleman , executors of the last will of Walter Oke, the elder of Pinney, their deceased father on the one part and Samuel Burrow of Charmouth , Blacksmith of the other part and Nicholas Warren of Mincombe in the parish of Sidburu in Devon of the third  part. The said Samuel Burrow  rightfully possessed of all that Teneemnet commonly known as Mans Tenemnt, consisting of a dwelling house, an orchard, 2 fields f meadow and one field of pasture in Charmouth late in the possession of Jmaes Parsons of the same place, yeoman, his tenants and now of Samuel Burrows for the residue of a term of 2000 years from 1575. Did mortgage in 1743 into the said Walter Oke, the elder all that said tenement by payment of £200 and interest . Now due £208 , in the consideration of £104 paid to them by the said Nicholas Warren ..All that one piece of ground formerly enclosed by Edward Mabell deceased containing by estimation 3 acres or therabouts and have for severall years been converted into an orchard lying at Langmoore and adjoining the lands formerly of John Burridge , esq.All that orchard commonly reputed a Burgae of one acre ground formerly in the tenure of one George Coming decease, since of William Comins and late of Clement Joyns. All that messuage, Tenement or Inn called or commonly known by the name of the George Inn with all the curtelage ,orchard, etc. All that messuage or dwelling house formerly called or known by the name of the Rose and Crown and the curtelage, backside, garden and orchard to te same belonging. And all thatdwellong house, garden and orchard hereunto belonging containing by estimation one acre or more thereabouts formerly in the possession of Mary Hodded, Widow afterwards of JohnMinsom, since of Ann Monson, his widow , then of Robert Monson and late of Willliam Walter Minwich. Premises are situate in Charmouth aforesaid and are now in the possession of Samual Burrows
Signed Walter Oke and Sam Burrows. Robert Cheek,Jmaes Trew. Daniel Furfs
Received of mr Ealter Oke the sum of £107 to be paid not me signed by Samuel Burrow.

Rose and crown 

This indenture made in 1628 between Nathaniel Bull of Studland  and Ewatd Lymbry the Eldr of Charmouth the sum of £20 ..all that his Messuage, Tenement or dwelling house lying and being in Charmouth.. hallety now or late in the tenure or occupation of Lanndnie M..ow of Baffynde. And the land of Elionore Mowd Byldmore or late or late in the tenure or occupation of Dorothy Hoyball, widow of wet side and the lands of John Garavude of Lyme Regis, merchant, now or late in the tenure of Samuel Bennett on L now  thence of and all house, edifice , Curtlage, garn  ground woods passage appertaining to the said Messuage, Burgae, tenement hereby granted .. Called or known by the name or names of the Rose and Crown... Said Edward Lymbry and all those 2 ..

Signed Ellinore Ballystone, Henry Lymbry,William Lymbry,Gregori Mabell,lawrence Atkins, his mark

George Monke


17th May 1844 Auction of William Burbridge, Sail Cloth Manufacturer properties
Newscutting for death of William Burnard in 1844