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Hichyn, a smaulle village on the est side: and hereof the trajectus is caullid Hichin-Ferry

 

c1540 John Leland, antiquarian

The museum contains a permanent display of the town’s maritime history and many of the artefacts have connections with the Diapers. Use this trail to take you around the museum, it will finish at the ‘Fisherman, Ferryman, Sailor, Spy – The Diapers of Itchen Ferry’ exhibit.

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John Diaper, Victualler and Licensee

 

In the Southampton archives (SC9/4/958) you can find a document regarding the license for the Rose & Crown 37/8 French Street, the pub dated back to 1811 & closed in the 1860s.

 

To the overseers of the poor and the constables of the Parish of Saint John in the Town and County of the Town of Southampton, and to all whom it may concern

 

I John Diaper Victualler being authorized by virtue of the Licence granted to me at the General Annual Licensing meeting held at the Audit House in the said Town and county on the twenty seventh day of August now last past to sell exciseable liquor by the retail to be drunk or consumed in the House or premises thereunto belonging situate in French Street in the parish of Saint John in the said Town & County of the town of Southampton and commonly known by the Sign of the Rose and Crown do hereby give notice that it is my intention to apply at the special session to be holden at the Audit House in the said Town and county of the town of Southampton on Tuesday the Tenth day of March now next enduring for permissionto transfer the above mentioned licence to Dinah Dashwood now and for six months last past having resided at the said parish of Saint John in the said town and county of the Town of Southampton, that the said Dinah Dashwood intending to keep as an Inn Alehouse or Victualling house the said House so as in aforesaid kept by me may sell exciseable liquers by Retail to be drunk or consumed in the said House or premises thereunto belonging given under my hand this fourteenth day of february one thousand eight hundred and forty.

 

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John Diaper

The Southampton directories held at the special collections unit in the Reference Library show John Diaper as the licensee for the Rose & Crown at 37/8 French Street. The pub dated back to 1811 and closed in 1860. The original land lord was Benjamin Rose who is still shown as the landlord in 1823/4. John Diaper passed on his licence to Dinah Dashwood in 1840. He eventually became landlord of the Duke of Wellington in Bugle Street in 1847 and was still there in 1859 but was gone from 1861 directory.