Alfred Pass ( 1908-1970)
Alfred Capper Pass
Alfred Capper Pass
The Bristol works based in Bedminster from the air in 1924
Workers at the Bedminster Works in 1887
Alfred Douglas Pass (1886-1970)
Olive Pass (1890- 1973)
   
   
  Miss Grace Icombe of Ealing, a school teacher purchases plot of Land from Alfred Douglas Pass of Wootton Fitzpaine for £150 in 1922. It is described as a parcel of land forming part of the Manor of Charmouth. She goes on to build the house which she calls Thalatta
Alfred Douglas Pass (1908-1970)
Alfred Douglas Pass and his Family
Wootton Fitzpaine Manor in 1864
Wootton Fitzpaine Manor
 
   
   
   
 
 
Alfred Pass (1908 - 1970)
Alfred Capper Pass bought the nearby Wotton Fitzpaine Estate in 1895 and went on to buy the Monkton Wyld and Abbotts Wootton Estates and subsequently added the Manor of Charmouth in 1908 for £1400. By then it consisted of the old Cement Works building and 63 acres of land mainly along the coast with the potential to be built on.
Alfred was born in St Philip's Marsh, Bristol where his father worked as a metal refiner and dealer. When he was a small boy the company moved to Mill Lane in Bedminster—much larger premises near to the local coal mines. The family lived in Windmill Hill. Throughout the 1840s the firm prospered, processing gold and silver as well as lead and copper ores and the family moved to Redland. In 1870 Alfred's father died, and he took over the business where he was well regarded by his workers. Wages were paid at higher rates than the local iron foundry—they were even higher than at Fry's cocoa works, and they were noted as generous employers. He helped a fledgling Bristol University get on its feet and remained a major benefactor until his death. There is still a Alfred Capper Seat of Chemistry to this day. The factory went over to making tin alloy and from 1875 to 1882 the size of the Bedminster works doubled. In 1905 Alfred died and the firm, which had now become a public company, was managed by non-family businessmen. His son Alfred Douglas Pass continued to live at Wootton Fitzpaine Manor and the remainder of the estate was sold off piecemeal until his death in 1970. The present Lord of the Manor of Charmouth is a mystery and it may still be with the Pass family.
Abstract of the Title of A.D.Pass Esq. To property in the Parish of Charmouth,Dorset 1909

INDENTURE of this date between George Gordon Coulton of No. 40 Mill Road Eastbourne in the Coy. of Sussex Esq.M.A. Edmund Lees Coulton of Pentney in the Coy. of Norfolk Esq. Sarah Priscilla Elizabeth Coulton of Kings Lynn in the c oy. of Norfolk Spinster & Beatrice Octavia Coulton of Pentney afsd Spinster (hereinafter called "the Vendors") of the one part & Alfred Douglas Pass of Wootton Pitzpaine .Charmouth in the Co. of Dorset Esq. (hereinafter called "the Purchaser") of the other part
RECITING- John. James Coulton late of Kings Lynn in the Coy. of Norfolk Solicitor being at the date of his death thrnar recited seized in. fee simple in possession free from incumbs of the lands heredits & premes thrnar described and intended to be thereby conveyed made & executed his Will bearing date the 7th day of Sept. 1905 and thereof appointed his Son Richard Calthrop Coulton (subject to certain conditions) & his Sons George Gordon Coulton & Edmund Lees Coulton Executors and Trustees And Testator also appointed the sd S. P. E. Coulton. and B. O. Coulton and his Grandson Fred James Fitzmaurice Barrington, in succession and the persons from time to time appointed & acting he called his Trust ees And Testator devised gave appointed & bequeathed to his Trustees all his Real Estate of Freehold or Leasehold tenure In trust for sale And Testator directed his Trustees at each time or times as they bequeathed to his Trustees all his Real Estate of Freehold or Leasehold tenure In trust for sale And Testator directed his Trustees at euoh tlmo or times as they should think fit to sell his Real Estate whether Freehold Leasehold or Copyhold or of any other tenure.
AND RECITING the said J. J. Coulton made and executed a Codicil to his sd Will dated 6th Deo. 1905 but which did not affect the appointment of his Exors or Trustees
AND RECITING Testator made & executed a 2nd Codicil to his Will bearing date 31st July 1907 whereby he revoked the appointment of his grandson the sd F, J. F. Harrington as Exor and Trustee of his Will
AND RECITING the Testator made and executed a 3rd Codicil to his Will bearing date 6th April 1908 whereby he appointed his sd Daughters S. P. E. Coulton and B. 0. Coulton. Executrixes and Trustees of his Will & Codicils jointly with the Executors and Trustees appointed by his sd Will as altered by his sd Codicils
AND RECITING the Testator did not by his sd recited Codicils alter or amend the devise of his Real Estate as contained in his sd recited Will.
AND RECITING the sd J. J. Coulton died on 8th April 1908 at Pentney in the Coy. of Norfolk without having further altered his sd Will & Codicils
AND RECITING the sd Will & Codicils of the sd J. J. Coulton deceased were duly proved in the Norwich District Probate Registry on 17th June 1908 by the Vendors four of the Exors appointed by the sd Will & Codicils.
AND RECITING the sd R. C. Goulton the other Exor named in the sd Will renounced the Probate and execution of the sd Will and Codicils & had not in any manner or form whatsoever intermeddled with the sd Estate or taken, upon himself any Trusted-ship in relation thereto
AND RECITING the Vendors as Trustees & Legal Personal Representatives of the sd J. J. Coulton. deceased had contracted & agreed with the sd A. D. Pass for the absolute sale to him of the heredits & prernes thrnar described at the price or sum of £1400 IT WAS WITNESSED that in pursuance of such agreement & in conson of the sum of £1400 to the Vendors on or before the execution of abstg presents paid by the Purchaser (rect &c.) The Vendors as such Trustees & Legal Personal Representatives of the sd J. J. Coulton deced thrby conveyed unto the Purchaser
ALL THAT the Manor or Lordship or reputed Manor or Lordship of Charmouth in the Coy. of Dorset and All & singular the Cement Mill & the pieces or parcels of land site lying & being in the Parish of Charmouth in the Coy. of Dorset & contg 63.166 acres "be the same more or loss which sd Cement Mill pieces or parcels of land were more parlarly mentd & set out in the Schedule thereunder written. & were more parlarly delineated & defined in the plan annexed thereto & thron coloured Green And also one half of the width of the proposed Roadway shewn upon the sd plan. annexed thereto between the points marked A. & B. & the points parcel.3 of land were more parlarly mentd & set out in the Schedule thereunder written & were more parlarly delineated & defined in the plan annexed thereto & thron coloured Green And also one half of the width of the proposed Roadway shewn upon ths sd plan annexed thereto between the points marked A. & B. & the points marked C. & D, on the sd plan Together with the Foreshore of the sd Manor of Charmouth extending from high to low water mark & from the boundary of the Parish of Lyme Regis to the boundary of the Parish of Stanton St.Gabriel & which Foreshore is delineated & shown on the sd plan, annexed thrto & thrin coloured Buff And together also with the full & free right & liberty for the Purchr his heirs & assigns & all persons authorised by him or them in common with all other persons having a like right & liberty at all times in the day or night to pass & repass either on foot or otherwise & with or without horses cattle or vehicles of any description over & along the sd proposed roadways' & the back lanes shewn upon the sd plan annexed thrto & also the right of surface & under drainage & passage of water & soil in all respects as if the sd roadway & back lanes were public highways

TO HOLD the same unto & to the use of the Purchaser in fee simple PROVISO that no compensation shld be paid or received by the Vendors or Purchaser for or inrespect of any error which might be found in. the plan annexed thereto which sd plan was believed to be correct

The Schedule.

133 1.587 Acres,
executed by G.G.Coulton, E.L.Coulton, S.P.E.Coulton & B.O. Coulton & attested.