James Monger, the elder : owner 1616-1657

  • Posted on: 21 September 2009
  • By: David Thrale

Anchor brewery in Southwark was established by James Monger the Elder of Southwark in 1616 in the grimly-named Dead Man's Place, next to the site where the original Globe Theatre used to stand after it was burnt down in 1613. Monger was a ...

Citizen and Clothworker of London

The site on which the brewhouse was built was leased to him initially by Sir John Bodley for a term of 26½ years at an annual rent of £21 10s 0d. The freehold was purchased shortly after by Sir Mathew Brend, who sold it to "Hillarie Mempris, Cityzen and Haberdasher of London".

Hillarie Mempris, in turn, sold the "brewhouse in the tenure or occupation of James Monger" to John Partridge for the sum of £400. John Partridge bequeathed it to his daughter, Susannah, who later became the wife of Edward Noell of Clements Inn.

From that time until 1854, when the last of the property was purchased by Barclay, Perkins & Co., it remained part of "Noell's Estate".

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