A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 06 July 1745 states :
Notice to creditors of the late Mr Thomas Catchpole, Deceased, Brewer of Ipswich. The late Dwelling House, with the Brewing-Office, two very good Malting `Offices, with the Premises thereto belonging, are either to be sold or lett, also a new Lighter, lately Launched, to be sold.
A report in the Ipswich Journal*** on 25 June 1748 states :
To be sold, a very large, regular, and well built House, with Out-Offices adjoining thereto, lately used as a common Brewhouse, containing good Store-Rooms, two exceeding good Malting-Offices, a Malt-Kiln, Malt-Mill, and other proper Utensils for a Common-Brewer, all in good Repair, with very fine Gardens, brick-wall'd round, and well planted with Good Fruit-Trees, situate in the Parish of St Peter in Ipswich, late the Estate of Mr Tho. Catchpole, deceased. And also two good Publick Houses, one called the Cock and Pye, and the other the Black Boy, both Copyhold and well tenanted, situate in Woodbridge. Enquire of Mr John Clark, at Purleigh, near Maldon in Essex.On 17.06.1749 it was reported that part of the Brew-Office was being occupied by Mr John Dobson when the full property, excluding the Public Houses, was re-advertised for let or sale