Friday, August 23, 2013

John Amsden of Tring sells off some brewing equipment.

I have chosen a relatively simple entry as my first example of how useful William Brown's Account Book can be at highlighting an event in someone's life.

In December 1854 William Brown "received instructions to sell Brewery Plant &c by auction taking inventory and drawing catalogue" The goods sold for £11 15s but after paying for "printing & posting Bills and catalogues, advertisements & criers, &c." and commission so John Amsden only received £8 1s.

Read AMSDEN, Tring, circa 1854 to find out why John Amsden was selling up - and find out what he did afterwards.

John may have sold the beer he brewed from his house in Frogmore Street and one thing I failed to find out was whether there was a pub sign outside his house - and if so what was the pub called.

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