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Title : To the memory of James Stawpert, of Newcastle upon Tyne, Brewer, who died March the 12th, 1814. Aged 29 years.

Format : broadsheet ; song

Composer : unknown

Production details : publisher : unknown

Date : 1814 (circa)

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Collection name : A collection of local songs and poems which have appeared in print and circulated in Newcastle upon Tyne and its neighbourhood.


Song written on the death of Newcastle brewery owner, James Stawpert

James Stawpert and partner Thomas Spencer owned the Sun Brewery on Newcastle's Quayside. The brewery specialised in drinks such as Eightpenny Ale and Table Beer. Press cuttings from the Tyne Mercury (10 August, 1813) reveal that Stawpert died less than a year after taking on the brewery. Stawpert was also wrote a number of other Tyneside songs such as 'Trafalgar's Battle' and 'John Diggons'.

This song is part of the John Bell Collection.


Collection description : A collection of broadsheets on various subjects, with accompanying press cuttings and manuscript notes in the hand of John Bell.

Collector : Bell, John (b.1783 d.1864)

Collection date : 1824 - 1860


First line : Stay, thoughtful passenger, thy steps awhile

Subject heading : drinking

Keywords : death & obituaries & funerals & breweries

Period : 1801-1840

Subject : Stawpert, James (b.1785? d.1814)


Height : 23 cm

Width : 18 cm

Held by : Newcastle University

Copyright : Item reproduced by kind permission of Newcastle University University


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