Mr Alphonse Alexander Brown - Station Road
Lots 136, located at the top end of Station Road, included a warehouse, two cottages and stabling and, on the opposite side of the road, Lot 171, a warehouse and cart shed. Both lots were let to a Mr A.A. Brown.
Mr Alphonse Alexander Brown was a corn seed dealer, born at Henstridge in 1874, the third of five children, of Andrew and Mary Eliza (nee Pitman). Andrew was born in 1831 at Allerton, Northumberland, and their eldest daughter, Isabella, at Gainsborough in Lincolnshire.
By 1881the family was living in Guggleton Street, now Station Road, and Andrew is listed as a corn seed dealer.
Alphonse, in later listings, Alexander A. Brown, married Fanny Jane Hodder, born at Winsham, near Chard, in 1906. They had one son, Kenneth A Brown born in 1907. Fanny passed away in 1938, aged 59.
Kenneth married Nora E. Senior, born 1912, died 1983, in 1936. I have not been able to trace any siblings from this marriage. Kenneth passed away in 1983.
Alphonse Alexander. Brown passed away in in 1974 at the age of 100.
At the 1918 sale, A.A. Brown purchased the freehold of Lots 136 and 171, along with the freehold of Lot 135, of which he was the tenant, a recently built 4 bedroomed detached house, one, of the last two, residential properties built by Stalbridge Estate, located on opposite sides of Station Road.
Lot 171, for the reserve price of £120-00d
Lot 136, with a reserve price set at £250-00d, for £220-00d
Lot 135 for the reserve price of £500-00d
Lot 181a, a strip of land at the Pound, let to various tenants as allotments, was also purchased by A.A Brown, for £15-00d, along with a small paddock on the corner where Drews Lane meets Shipney Lane.
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