Edward Benskin (Rearsby)

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Edward Stanton Benskin, Olde House, 8 Mill Road, Rearsby, Leicestershire

Mill Road was formerly known as Back Street.

Edward's father John and his grandfather William were both farmers and maltsters.

Edward, when aged 22, was brewing by the 1891 Census, at which time he was living with his two aunts, who were bakers. In 1901 he was described as a brewer and maltster, and employed others.

Still recorded as brewing in 1916 and 1921. He died in 1934. The brewing took place in outbuildings at the rear of the Olde House.

The Olde House in 2020 (photos SP)