Hayne Family

Hayne Family
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DHRG No:103009
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Letter from Ray Freeman in response to an enquiry about the Hayne Family of Dartmouth from a Mrs Williams.John Hayne, merchant of Dartmouth, who died in 1671, was a man of substance and became the owner c. 1662 of Brownstone Manor near Kingswear, across the other side of the Dart. This passed down in the Hayne family until 1904. Though I have very little information about the man himself, he seems to have been involved in trade with Spain and Portugal, with agents or sons in Cadiz, Opporto and other places. The main trade was in importing wine, but Dartmouth was involved in the Newfoundland fishing industry which took dried fish to sell in Spain, Portugal and the Mediterranean.