Johanna de Corby - Ale Wife. brewed on the site of the adjacent Swan Hotel. This is the earliest recorded reference to a brewery on this site.
Goodman Wiggins owns an inn with integral brewhouse on this site before Southwold's great fire of 1659.
John Rous rebuilds the Inn after the fire. He also owns the brewhouse which by now has been moved further back from the inn to roughly its modern location.
John Thompson and his descendants own the Inn with its brewhouse for the best part of a century (until 1806), Their residence is across the street in what is now Buckenham House. The Thompsons are one of Southwold's leading merchant families and John is a Town Bailiff.
Robert Jacques - Inn Keeper. (M)
Robert Jacques - inn keeper, commits suicide this year. (M).
Joseph Berry - Inn Keeper (M)
Henry Meadows becomes landlord in August this year.
Henry Meadows, the incumbent landlord, and Robert May, the co-owner of the Southwold Saltworks, acquire the Old Swan and the brewery from the Thompson family.
Robert May becomes bankrupt.
Thomas Bokenham buys the Old Swan and brewery from Henry Meadows largely financed by two sisters residing in Norwich. Thomas runs the hotel himself as inn keeper.
Thomas Bokenham - Inn Keeper, 'The Old Swan' and brewery owner.Thomas sells the adjacent brewery to William Crisp in 1825. (M)
Thomas Bokenham has died and the management of the hotel is taken over by his widow, Elizabeth Bokenham
The Inn is put to auction, because of the ill health of Elizabeth Bokenham, but fails to sell (M)
Mrs Jane Catton - Victualler. Family
and Commercial Posting House (W, M)
Jane Catton purchases the Old Swan for £1550. (M) Presumably, until then she had been a tenant.
E Smith - Manageress (K1906). Adnams
become the proprietors.