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1817
Thomas Witchell married Mary Warn.  The marriage licence issued in 1816 gives his occupation as Maltster.  He was the son of Isaac and Betty Witchell from Yatton Keynell.  When Isaac died in 1830 he was living in Stoke Gifford.  At their marriage in Boxwell 1783 Isaac's occupation was a maltster.

c.1820
Thomas Witchell, Dolphin Brewery, Church Street, Tetbury founded by this date.

1841
Thomas Witchell, Church Street, maltster [Census]

1844
Thomas died in Sopworth, Wiltshire

1851
Isaac and Henry Witchell, Church Street, malsters [Census]

1856-1868
Isaac Witchell, Church Street

1899
The Dolphin Brewery premises on Church Street were saved from serious fire by Mr Thomas Witchell, who whilst crossing the yard in the evening saw a light over the engine house.  He found a joist on fire and was able to suppress the flames with some nearby sacks and water.  An alarm was given and help was soon on hand.  The fire was thought to be caused by an over heated flue.  [Gloucestershire Echo - Friday 08 September 1899]
The brewery is still standing converted into flats.

Tied houses: Fleece Inn, Hillesley (1891,1903)
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