Henry Dudin

Henry Dudin is described in different sources as a wharfinger (census, I think), a cornfactor of 15 Thomas Street, Horsleydown (Holden's directory 1811), and as a lighterman & granary keeper of Bermondsey Wall and 39 Thomas Street, Shad Thames (1832 Pigot). John Dudin Brown was a wharfinger of Thomas Street, Horsleydown. He may well have been a nephew of Henry Dudin, or the son of a partner. Perhaps Henry Dudin's will might hold the clue. It is not thought that Henry Dudin Brown did live at the Priory. He is given as the tenant in the tithe schedule, which is probably a mistake, for the Rev. Thomas Browne, who was the tenant of the Priory in the 1840s. J.D.Brown lived at Malvern House from 1835 or earlier until his death. There were other occupants of Malvern House between Brown and John Wheeley Bevington, who was there from 1860 or earlier until 1875 or a little later. He died in 1884. Bevington was a member of the family firm that ran the Neckinger leather mill at Bermondsey, still standing beside the railway viaduct, not far from London Bridge. I think there is something about the Bevington's in Valerie Langfield's 'Roger Quilter'. Quilter was J.W.Bevington's grandson. Belmont was no.10 Sydenham Hill, Burleigh House no.35. Both have been demolished.

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