Sat. 16th Jan. 1819 Ambrose Eyles, successor and nephew to the late William. Eyles Esq. of Shaw Brewery, Melksham, marries Miss Jane Parry Pitman (Salisbury & Winchester Journal). On Tues. 16th Aug. 1831 by Mr. G. Giller at the Bear Inn, Melksham, the brewery was sold pursuant to an order of the His Majesty's court of Exchequer on the estate of the late William Eyles (Davies v. Heathcote) dated 20th July 1827. Some time after the sale of the brewery, Ambrose Eyles went into partnership with a brewer name Robert Manning, the dissolution of this partnership was announced in the Gloucestershire Chronicle of Saturday 14 February 1835. Ambrose Eyles died at Sharnhold Cottage, age 68 on the 24th October 1841, just 3 days after his 72 year old sister at the same residence on the 21st.

    Abraham Hazeland of Melksham married Jemima Hazeland of Devizes in Gretna Green on 20th Sept.1838. Jemima Hazeland née Stroud was the wife of the late Matthew Hazeland, coal, salt and slate merchant, of Devizes Wharf, who had died in April that year and was buried in St. Mary, Devizes on the 7th of that month. Matthew was Abraham's brother. Matthew had married Jemima on 29th March 1834 at St. Mark, Kennington, London. There was a brief partnership at the brewery with Robert Manning, who was resident brewer in 1841, which was dissolved around the 22nd Jan. 1845. Robert moves with his wife Jane to a 74 acre farm at Lane's End, Corsham. Abraham dies at the brewery on 16th Oct. 1848.

Copy of an advertisement from the Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette - Thursday 5 September 1839.
Hazeland's Bottled Porter Establisment.
The great demand for PORTER from the SHAW BREWERY has induced Mr. HAZELAND to make extensive arrangements for the Sale of this Porter at his WHARF in NEW PARK STREET, where he now has upwards of 1000 dozen, bottled, in quarts, and pints, in the finest possible condition. It is of precisely the same description as that in such general consumption in Bath, where, from its known saccharine and nutritive qualities, it is universally recommended by the physicians and medical practitioners as a most desirable beverage for Invalids.
For payment on delivery, Quarts, 6s. per dozen;
Pints, 4s. per dozen.

    Jemima Stroud was the daughter of Richard & Ann Stroud of Brentford, Middlesex. She was baptised on 24 May 1812 at St. Lawrence, New Brentford, Middlesex.

    After the death of Abraham, Jemima Hazeland married Thomas Jacobs of Stapleton Lodge at the Church of the Holy Apostles in Clifton, Bristol on 11th Feb. 1864. Thomas Jacobs was manager at the Shaw Brewery for 20 years until he died on 4th April 1872 at Devizes. James Hiscocks was cellarman at the brewery during this period, receiving an award for 19¼ years service in Dec. 1866.

    Thomas Canning was born in Ogbourne St. George, Wilts. in 1818, bapt. 3rd May, son of John Canning & Ann. Thomas married Sophia, youngest daughter of the late John Simpkins Esq. of Stanton St. Bernard, at Ogbourne St. Andrew on 24th Oct. 1849. At the time he was of Rockley, near Marlborough. In 1851 Thomas was a farmer of 1,000 acres at Rockley Farm, with his wife, and daughter Emma Jane aged under 9 months. By 1853 Thomas was a brewer in Shaw, after acquiring the brewery after the death of Abraham Hazeland, the farm at Rockley was sold in the summer of 1855. Sophia died in Shaw in 1867, aged 47. In July 1869 Thomas entered a brief partnership with William Stratton Large in a wine and spirit business in Chippenham, this was abandoned by Jan. 1871. William was a relative of Thomas. On 29th Dec. 1877, at St. Mary's, Reading, Berks., Thomas re-married, to Winifred, second surviving daughter of the late Thomas Vaisey Stiles of Marlborough, and Kidmore End, Caversham, Oxon. by the Rev. Robert Canning Stiles, brother of the bride.
    Thomas and Winifred retired in 1901 to 3 The Beeches, Alton, Hants. where Thomas died on 18th Dec. 1905 and Winifred on 28th Oct. 1914.

    George Gingell Taylor (1863-1949), whilst living at Falsham Cottage, Atworth with his wife Lucy Taylor née Pullen and son George in the 1901 census, was the Managing Brewer, the couple had married in 1895 in Bradford-on-Avon. In 1903 he was in partnership with Roland Collett, brewer, trading as Taylor & Collett. Roland Collett was born in 1873 in Langley Burrell, son of Henry Collett of the Langley Brewery and his wife Rosa. In 1891 he was a Printer living in Bristol, but by 1901 he was landlord of the Rose & Crown in Chippenham. On 4th Sept. 1901 he married Florence Mary Collett, daughter of Joseph Collett, in Melksham, and he emigrated to 17 Sintaluta, Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1905, Florence joined him a year later. Roland died in Sintaluta, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1934.

    In 1911 George G. Taylor was living at the brewery. Trading as Taylor & Co., brewer, maltster, hop & spirit merchant, George was under receivers orders by 15th Sept. 1911 (Western Daily Press the following day). George was a successful proprietor of the Beanacre Road Garage before his death at 6 Spa Road, Melksham, on 8th March 1949, just one month after the death of his son.

½, 1 & 2 Gallon Stone Jars T&Collett1.jpgT&Collett2.jpg

Potter: Powell, Bristol .

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